Prof. M. G. K. Menon

President from 1974 to 1976

Prof. M. G. K. Menon

Name: MENON, Mambillikalathil Govind Kumar
Elected 1964;
Council Service: 1968-85;
President: 1974-76;
Vice-President: 1971-73
Member of Parliament, New Delhi
Date of birth: 28 August 1928, Mangalore, Karnataka

Edn.: Jaswant College, Jodhpur: BSc. 46; Royal Institute of Science: MSc. 49; Univ. of Bristol, UK: PhD. 53; Postdoctoral Research 55. Career: TIFR: Reader, Assoc. Prof., Prof., Sr. Prof., Dy. Director 55-66, Director 66-75; ISRO: Chairman 72; Chairman, Electronics Commission and Secy., Dept. of Electron-ics 71-78; Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister, Secy., Department of Defence Research, and Director General, DRDO 74-78; CSIR: Director General 78-81; Department of Environment: Secy. 80-81; DST: Secy. 78-82; Commission for Additional Sources of Energy: Chairman 81-82; Science Advisory Committee to the Cabinet: Chairman 82-85; Scientific Advisor to Prime Minister 86-89; Planning Commission Member 82-89; Minister of State for Sc. and Tech. 89-90; Minister of State for Education 90. Fellow, National Inst. of Education, Royal Soc. of London, Third World Academy of Sciences, INSA; Member, Pontifical Acad. of Sciences, Rome; President, International Council of Sc. Unions. Bhatnagar Award 60; Padma Shri 61; Padma Bhushan 68; ISCA Chat-teriee Award 84; Padma Vibhushan 85; Om Prakash Bhasin Award 85; Shiromani Award 88; Univs. of Delhi, Allahabad, Roorkee, BHU, Utkal, Aligarh Muslim, North Bengal, IIT Madras and Kharagpur: DSc. h c. Modi Award for Science 94. Abdus Salem Medal 96; Sc. Work in Cosmic Rays, Particle Physics. Distinguished for investigations in the field of cosmic ray studies and in particular on the high-energy inter-actions of elementary particles.


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