Dr. S. K. Shivakumar a native of Mysore has a distinguished academic career and obtained Bachelor's Degree in Science from Mysore University, BE in Electrical Communications Engineering as well as MTech in Physical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has obtained Doctorate degree in Electronics from Kuvempu University.
He is an eminent scientist who was a part of the team that developed the telemetry system for Chandrayaan-I, India's first lunar exploration mission. He was responsible for designing the deep space communications equipment. He was involved in the development of the 32-meter dish antenna that can communicate with satellites millions of miles away and served as Director of ISAC and ISTRAC, two centers of Indian Space Research Organization. He has served the ISRO for more than 4 decades.
Dr. ShivaKumar is recipient of Padmashri, Karnataka Rajyotsava award and Nadoja award. Further he is a recipient of many awards for his outstanding contribution in the field of Science and Technology.
With his nomination as Trustee, BMSET we are sure to benefit from his rich experience and knowledge in the field of Engineering and Scientific research.