Governance

CDSA is registered as an autonomous, not-for-profit research society by the Registrar of Societies, Delhi (India), under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 since September 28, 2010.

CDSA will be governed by a high-powered Governing Body consisting of fourteen members including the Program Director who will act as the member secretary of the Governing Body. The Governing Body can appoint committees to direct and supervise different areas of CDSA’s work. The operational oversight of CDSA will be provided by an Executive Management Committee (EMC) that will comprise of experts in training, product development, organizational development and other such areas.

Governing Body

Dr. Renu Swarup, Secretary DBT (Chair)
Dr. Gagandeep Kang, Executive Director, THSTI (Vice Chair)
Dr. Alka Sharma, Director Scientist ‘F’ and Director”, DBT
Dr. Nitya Wadhwa, Faculty In charge CDSA and Assistant Professor, THSTI (Member Secretary)
Mr. B. Anand, Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, DBT
Dr. Balram Bhargava, Secretary, Department of Health Research, (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare), Government of India and Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Dr. Sudhanshu Vrati, Director, RCB
DCGI or Nominee
Dr. J.P.Muliyil, CMC, Vellore
Dr. Mathuram Santosham, Prof. of International Health & Paediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Dr. Rajat Goyal, Country Director, IAVI
Dr. Y.K.Gupta, Prof & Head of Pharmacology, AIIMS
Prof. Neeraj Jain, Director, NBRC
Vacant, Industry Representative

Society Members

Dr. Renu Swarup, Secretary DBT (Chair)
Dr. Alka Sharma, Director Scientist ‘F’ and Director, DBT
Mr. B. Anand, Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, DBT
Dr. Gagandeep Kang, Executive Director, THSTI
Dr. Nitya Wadhwa, Assistant Professor, THSTI, (Member Secretary)
Dr. B. Ravindran, Director, Institute of Life Sciences
Mr. K. VijayaRaghavan, Regional Coordinator, South Asia Cornell University, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Dr. Partha Majumdar, Professor, Indian Statistical Institute
Dr. Shekhar C Munde, Director, National Centre of Cell Science
Mr. Shrikumar Suryanarayan, Director General, Association of Biotechnology led Enterprises, Banglore
Prof. Neeraj Jain, Director, NBRC

Finance Committee

Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, DBT (Chairman)
Dr. Alka Sharma, Scientist ‘F’ & Director, DBT
Mr. B. Anand, Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, DBT
Dr. Nitya Wadhwa, Faculty In charge CDSA and Assistant Professor, THSTI
Mr. M.V.Santo, Head-Admin, THSTI
Vacant, Administrative Officer (F&A),THSTI
Mr. Prashant K Bhujbal, Finance Manager, CDSA