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Program Governance

The governance of the Masters’ Program rests with a Steering Committee, an Academic Committee and a Global Advisory Board.

Steering Committee approves the annual work plan and budget, and meets twice a year;

Academic Committee is the decision making body on all academic matters and meets once a year;

Global Advisory Board advises the Steering Committee on policy issues, fund raising and overall direction of the programme.

Steering committee

  • Ms Prakriti Srivastava, IFS, WCS India (Chairman)
  • Dr Mukund Thattai, Dean – Academics, NCBS
  • Dr Upinder Singh Bhalla, Dean – Admin, NCBS
  • Dr Anindya Sinha, NIAS
  • Dr Jagdish Krishnaswamy, ATREE
  • Dr Uma Ramakrishnan, NCBS
  • Dr Mahesh Sankaran, NCBS
  • HEAD, Accounts & Finance, NCBS
  • Dr Krithi K.Karanth, WCS – New York and CWS
  • Dr Ajith Kumar, WCS-India, (Member Secretary)

Academic Committee

  • Dr Abi Tamim Vanak, ATREE
  • Dr Yashveer Bhatnagar, NCF
  • Dr Ghazala Shahabuddin, CEDAR
  • Dr Mohan Delampady, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore
  • Dr E. Somanathan, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
  • Dr Varun Goswami, WCS-India
  • Dr G. S. Rawat, Wildlife Institute of India
  • Dr Ashwini Chhatre, Indian School of Business
  • Dr Kavita Isvaran, CES, IISc
  • Dr Ajith Kumar, WCS-India

Global Advisory Board

  • Dr John G. Robinson, Senior Executive Vice President & Director, WCS Global Program, USA  (Committee Chair)
  • Dr George Schaller, Vice President, Panthera, USA
  • Dr James D. Nichols, Senior Scientist, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, US Geological Survey, USA
  • Dr Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden, USA
  • Dr Stuart L. Pimm, Professor, Duke University, USA
  • Dr Madan K. Oli, Professor, University of Florida, USA
  • Dr K. VijayaRaghavan, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, India
  • Dr Satyajit Mayor, Professor and Director, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India
  • Dr Vinod B. Mathur, Director, Wildlife Institute of India, India
  • Dr Mahesh Rangarajan, Dean of Academic Affairs, Ashoka University, India
  • Mr Raj K. Nooyi, CEO of Amsoft, Connecticut, USA
  • Dr Deepak Pental, Director, Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi
  • Dr K. Ullas Karanth, Senior Conservation Scientist -Wildlife Conservation Society, and Director- Centre for Wildlife Studies, India