Governing Council

Governing Council

While General Body is the apex decision making body of the TSDSI, the Governing Council (GC) steers and governs it in the intervals between the General Body meetings. The GC consists of 16 elected and 5 Government nominated members. GC has representation from all eight verticals of the telecom sector. Two GC members are elected from each telecom vertical. The members of the GC, except those nominated by the Government of India, are elected by the General Body.

The Governing Council has a Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson who are elected by the General Body from amongst the members of the Governing Council.  


Chairperson

Name:    Prof. Abhay Karandikar

E-Mail:    chairman@tsdsi.org

Profile:

Abhay Karandikar earned his MTech and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1988 and 1994, respectively. Since 1997, he is working in the Department of Electrical Engineering of IIT Bombay as a Professor. He was also the Head of Computer Center of IIT Bombay during the period of 2008 to 2011 and the Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 2nd January 2012 to 4th January 2015.

 He is the coordinator of Tata Teleservices IIT Bombay Center for Excellence in Telecom where he has initiated many projects in the area of broadband wireless networks. Dr Karandikar has 5 US patents issued and several patents pending, contributions to IEEE standards, contributed chapters in books and large number of papers in international journals and conferences to his credit. He has supervised 10 PhD, 100 Masters and large number of BTech research projects. His group has made significant contributions to Carrier Ethernet IEEE 802.1 and IEEE 802.16m standard. Dr Karandikar has lectured extensively in various international forums and given tutorials in IEEE GLOBECOM, MILCOM. He has served on the technical program committees of leading international conferences He has also served as technology advisor and consultant to many companies. Dr. Karandikar is a two time recipient of award for excellence in teaching at IIT Bombay- in 2006 and 2011. He is also a recipient of the VASVIK Industrial research award 2010, NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee award 2012, Dr Vikram Sarabhai Research award 2010, Prof. S. V. Aiya Memorial Award 2005-06 by SVC Aiya Trust Pune, Prof. K. Srinivasan Award 2005-06 by IETE and Dr PK Patwardhan Technology Development award.

Vice-Chairperson

Name:    Mr. Babu Narayanan K J

E-Mail:    vicechairman@tsdsi.org

Profile:

 Mr Babu Narayanan K J is working as Chief Technologist, Centre of Excellence in Wireless Technology (CEWiT), a premier wireless R&D organization at Chennai, India. An M.Tech from IIT – Kanpur, he has over 26 years of R&D experience in telecommunications.

At CEWiT, Mr Babu has been involved in research, technology development and standardization. He has been deeply involved in the projects taken up by CEWiT including one of evaluation of IMT-Advanced technologies in 2009-10. He was the coordinator of Broadband Wireless Consortium of India (BWCI), a collaborative technology platform created by academia and industry for broadband wireless activities in India, from 2009 to 2014.

Mr Babu has been helping TSDSI right since its inception. The Governing Council decided to appoint Mr Babu as Honorary Executive Director (Standards), TSDSI in in its meeting on 17th Aug 2016. Mr Babu is representing TSDSI in IMT – 2020 meetings of ITU-R and has contributed to the Working Procedures document of TSDSI in the past.


Dr. Kumar N Sivarajan, Founding Chairman and Chairman 1st Governing Council (7th Jan 2014 - 20th Oct 2016)

Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Founding Member Secretary (7th Jan 2014 - 13th Oct 2014) and Vice Chairman 1st Governing Council (14th Oct 2014 - 20th Oct 2016)

Governing Council Members

Organization: Ericsson India Pvt Ltd.

Represented by: Mr. Ashwani Kumar

Vertical: Indigenous Manufacturers

Organization: Tejas Networks Ltd.

Represented by: Dr Kumar N Sivarajan

Vertical: Telecom Equipment Manufacturer with Indigenous Product IPR

Organization: Tata Teleservices Ltd.

Represented by: Mr. Neeraj Dindore

Vertical: Telecom Service Provider

Organization: Bharti Airtel Ltd.

Represented by: Mr. Sandeep Gupta

Vertical: Telecom Service Provider

Organization: NEC India Pvt Ltd.

Represented by: Dr. Anand R Prasad

Vertical: Indigenous Manufacturers

Organization: Department of Electronics & IT (DeitY)

Represented by: Mr. B K Murthy, Scientist G / GC

Vertical: Government Nominated

Organization: Department of Telecommunications

Represented by: Mr. V V Singh, Wireless Advisor

Vertical: Government Nominated

Organization: Department of Telecommunications

Represented by: Mr. G Narendra Nath, DDG (Security)

Vertical: Government Nominated

Organization: Department of Telecommunications

Represented by: Mr. Lav Gupta, Sr. DDG, TEC

Vertical: Government Nominated

Organization: Department of Telecommunications

Represented by: Mr. R K Pathak, DDG(IC)

Vertical: Government Nominated

Organization: Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd.

Represented by: Mr. Rajesh Kapoor

Vertical: Govt./Society of the Govt. (C-DOT etc.)/PSU

Organization: Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT)

Represented by: Mr. Vipin Tyagi

Vertical: Govt./Society of the Govt. (C-DOT etc.)/PSU

Organization: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Represented by: Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi

Vertical: Academic Institutions

Organization: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Represented by: Prof. Abhay Karandikar

Vertical: Academic Institutions

Organization: Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad

Represented by: Dr Kiran Kuchi

Vertical: R&D Organizations

Organization: Centre of Excellence in Wireless Technology (CEWiT)

Represented by: Mr. Babu Narayanan KJ

Vertical: R&D Organizations

Organization: Samsung R&D Institute India

Represented by: Mr. Suresh Chitturi

Vertical: Mobile Phone/CPEs Manufacturers

Organization: Tata Consultancy Services

Represented by: Mr. Amit Gupta

Vertical: Value Added Service Providers/Developers/Telecom Software

Organization: Intel Mobile Communications India Pvt Ltd.

Represented by: Dr. Punit Rathod

Vertical: Value Added Service Providers/Developers/Telecom Software

Organization: Apple India Private Limited

Represented by: Mr. Vimal Chawla

Vertical: Mobile Phone/CPEs Manufacturers