ITCC Members

Scientists and Engineers

Anupama G. C. (IIA) : Segment Polishing / Science, Chair, India TMT management Advisory committee

G.C.Anupama Prof.G.C.Anupama is an observational astronomer, her research interests are in the area of transients - novae, supernovae, GRBs, TDE events and AGNs. She also has keen interests in the development of astronomical facilities. She headed the team (2001-2003) that was responsible for the comissioning and science verification of the 2m Himalayan Chandra Telescope (HCT) and instruments. She is currently the Professor-in-charge of the Indian Astronomical Observatory, the site of the HCT, and CREST (IIA). As a core member of India TMT, Anupama heads the M1 segments group (India). Anupama is also the Convenor of the TMT Time Domain ISDT

Amitesh Omar (ARIES) : SAC Member

Amitesh Dr. Amitesh Omar has been working as a scientist in Aryabhatta Research Institute (ARIES), Nainital India since 2004. He completed his PhD from Raman Research Institute, Bangalore. He was a postdoctoral fellow, working for the LOFAR radio telescope’s design and development works at the Leiden University. His research works are in areas of galaxy astrophysics using optical and radio observations, groups and clusters of galaxies, and astronomical instrumentation. He played important roles in establishing India’s Devasthal observatory in Himalayas and installation of several observing facilities at ARIES. The Faint Object Spectrograph and Camera for the 3.6 meter Devasthal Optical Telescope (DOT) was designed and developed in India under his supervision. He is currently chairperson of the Instrument review committee of the 3.6-m DOT. He is also country P.I. for the BRICS Intelligent Telescope Data Network - ITDN program of the BRICS countries.

Eswar Reddy Bacham (IIA) : Programme Director (ITCC)

Eswar Reddy Prof. Eswar Reddy is an astronomer at Indian Institute of Astrophyiscs. His area of specialisation is applyling high resolution spectroscopy to understand stellar nucleosynthesis and Galactic evolution. He was a post doctral fellow (1997-1999) at Valparaiso University and research fellow (1999-2003) at Univesirsity of Texas, Austin. He is currently professor at IIA, Bengaluru, and has been national coordinator for India's partcipation in one of the GSMTs (2008-2012) and later (2012-present) has been appointed as the programme director of India TMT programme and designated governor to the TMT project board of governors

Gopinathan Maheswar (IIA) : Work Package Manager TMT Coating Plant

Maheshwar

T. S. Kumar(ARIES) : Member, India TMT management Advisory committee

Kumar

Mahesh P.K. (IIA) : Hardware, Member, India TMT management Advisory committee

P.K.Mahesh A Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the Government Engineering College, Trichur, Kerala, affiliated to the University of Calicut, Mahesh started his career at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and worked for two years with, the then Chairman of the Department, Dr.S.Durvasula, in a project sponsored by the Defence Research and Development Laboratory, Government of India.
Mahesh joined the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bangalore in November 1988 and has since been working on instrumentation for Astronomy and Physics and has worked on some of the major projects of the Institute such as setting up the Indian Astronomical Observatory and the Himalayan Chandra Telescope in the Himalayas, the Ultra-Violet Imaging Telescope (UVIT) payload on Astrosat, a multi-wavelength Astronomical payload to be launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
Presently, Mahesh is heading the System Engineering Division of IIA.
Mahesh has published/co-authored 24 technical papers in the field of his work.
Mahesh is also an Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers' (India), Mechanical Engineering Division

Manoj Puravankara : SAC member

Manoj

Prasanna Gajanan Deshmukh (IIA) : Engineer - C, Work Package Manager ITMT M1CS Actuators and Edge Sensors

Neeraj Prasanna Deshmukh is Work Package Manager for India-TMT M1CS Actuators and Edge Sensors. He received his Ph.D. and M.Tech. degree in Astronomical Instrumentation from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) & the University of Calcutta in January 2021 & August 2013 respectively. He has completed his Ph.D. Thesis on the topic Modeling, Simulation, And Implementation Of Primary Mirror Control System For The Prototype Segmented Mirror Telescope. He has worked on ‘Development of Precision controller for TMT Actuator’ at ITCC laboratory of IIA for his master’s thesis. He also has a bachelor’s of engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from Shivaji University, Kolhapur. He was a student of Integrated M.Tech-PhD in Astronomical Instrumentation at IIA, Bangalore, India between 2011 to 2017. Between Dec 2017 to May 2020 he was working as a Project Engineer at India - Thirty Meter Telescope Coordination Center at IIA, Bangalore, and from June 2020 he is working as an Engineer - C at IIA Bangalore. His interest lies in telescope control systems, active optics, control system modeling & simulations, astronomical instrumentation & astronomy outreach

Pravin A Chordia (IUCAA) : Work Package Manager M1CS Segment Controllers & Cables

Pravin Pravin is Graduate in Electronics Engineering from University of Pune.
He joined IUCAA in 1990 and working on various projects related Astronomical Instrumentation.
Primary work involves Designing, Testing, Optimizing and Implementing Detector Controllers.
Also involved in Telescope Maintenance, Mixed Signal PCB design, Electronic Component selection and Procurement.
Area of interest includes Mixed Signal circuit designing and Low level signal processing.
Pravin is a part of TMT India and working on M1CS SCC and WFOS project

Ramaprakash A. N. (IUCAA) : SAC Member, Associate Programme Director, Member, India TMT management Advisory committee(ITCC)

Pravin

Sivarani Thirupathi (IIA) : SAC Member, Head Science & Instruments

Sivarani Sivarani completed her PhD in 2000 from Indian Institute of Astrophysics on the studies of "A and F stars with circumstellar dust". Her primary research interests are chemical abundances of metal poor stars of the Galaxy and its satellites. Currently, she is a member of the TMT science advisory committee and also one of the convenors of the ISDT on "Stars and ISM". She is also deeply involved in the WFOS optical design phase, simulations of WFOS optical layout, distortion and modelling of the instrument flexure

Sriram S. (IIA) : Optics Engineer, Work Package Manager Segment Polishing

Sriram S.Sriram, Engineer (Optics) completed Master of Technology in 2000 from Anna University on Laser and Electro-Optical System. Joined Indian Institute of Astrophysics in 2000 and working on various instrumentation projects in the field of astronomy.
Area of expertise:
a) Optical design
b) Building Optical/Astronomical Instrumentation
c) Optical Metrology.
Working experience:
a) Design and building of fibre fed high resolution spectrographs
b) Design, integration, test and calibration of UV payload for astronomy.
c) Deeply involved in the WFOS optical design phase, simulations of WFOS optical layout, distortion and modelling of the instrument flexure

Surhud More (IUCAA) : SAC Member

Surhud Surhud More is an observational and theoretical cosmologist at the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics at IUCAA. He completed his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (University of Heidelberg), for which he was awarded the Otto Hahn medal from the Max Planck Society. He has held the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago, and a distinguished postdoctoral fellowship at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU). He was a tenured faculty at Kavli IPMU until 2018, after which he joined IUCAA. Surhud was awarded the Marshak Lectureship by the American Physical Society in 2019. Surhud has been a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey previously, and is currently a member of the Subaru Hyper Suprime Cam Survey Collaboration, the LIGO collaboration,and the Rubin observatory's Legacy Survey of Space and Time project.

Sujit Punnadi (IUCAA) : Telescope Control System

Sujit Sujit holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and a masters in Industrial Mathematics with Computer Applications. Sujit joined IUCAA in 2009 and has led software design and development efforts related to Instrument Control, Data Acquisition, and Control and Monitoring on Linux platform. Additional responsibilities include lab IT procurement and administration. Sujit has interests in device driver development, middleware, parallel programming and kernel development on Linux platform. Sujit is part of TMT India Software group and is actively involved in engaging with software vendors on various software work packages

Former Members

Annapurni Subramaniam (IIA) : Observatory Software / Science

Devendra K Ojha (TIFR) : Member, India TMT management Advisory committee

Jeewan C. Pandey (ARIES) : SAC Member

Neeraj Gupta (IUCAA) : Work Package Manager Telescope Control System

Raghunathan Srianand (IUCAA) : SAC Member / Science, Member, India TMT management Advisory committee

Shashi B. Pandey (ARIES) : Member, India TMT management Advisory committee (ITCC)

ITCC Staff

    Amirul Hasan (IIA) : Project Engineer - I (Optics)

    Amirul
    Amirul Hasan, part of India Thirty Meter Telescope (ITMT) team as an Optical Engineer, He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Physics (Hons.) from Jai Prakash University, Chapra, India in 2012 and went to pursue his master’s degree in MSc(Tech) Photonics from National Institute of Technology, Warangal in 2013. His master’s thesis was about Design of Zoom Camera for Surveillance system at Bharat Electronics Limited, Machilipatnam. After completing his master, he joined Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam missile complex Hyderabad where his work focuses on various types of testing of thermal imager. Later he joined Prisms India where his work mainly focused on R&D of optical metrology.
    He joined Indian institute of astrophysics, Bangalore in 2019 as an optical engineer and currently working on the Design and Analysis of high-resolution optical spectrograph for TMT and various subsystems like atmospheric dispersion corrector, beam compression and image slicers. He is working on designing an imager to replace the NIRC-II and developing calibration system for SCALES (third generation instrument) for Keck observatory in collaboration with University of California Santa Cruz. He is also involved in preliminary optical design of National large optical telescope (NLOT)

    Ajin K. Prakash (IIA) : Project Engineer II (Mechanical)

    Ajin
    Ajin is Mechanical Engineer with experience of about 8 years in the field of design engineering. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU). He started his professional career at IIA in 2014 as an intern under Prof. Jayant Murthy where he was part of a team working on small payloads for space and high altitude balloon experiments. In addition to this Ajin was involved in other projects such as Prototype Segmented Mirror Telescope (PSMT) and Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). Later Ajin worked as a mechanical engineer at a private company in Bangalore and Hyderabad where he worked on various industrial projects such as handling beam design, lifting hook design, gantry design, design of composite structures, and various support systems to carry heavy mechanical loads (>20 tonne). His main areas of expertise is optomechanical design, special purpose machine design, structural design and finite element analysis (FEM).
    His interests are astronomical instrumentation, steel structures, composite structures, tensegrity structure design, welding technology, and astronomy. Currently Ajin is working as an engineer at I-TMT Scientific Instrumentation Group at IIA under Prof. Sivarani Thirupathi

    Arul Delbin Rosy J. (IIA) : Project Section Officer

    Rosy Rosy possesses a bachelor's degree BSc in Computer Science from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore and a Master of science degree MSc in Information Technology from Sikkim Manipal University. She has twelve years of experience in Office Administration. Rosy joined the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore in August, 2013 as Project Admin for the Thirty Meter Telescope Project

    Arun Kumar A (IIA) : Project Engineer II (Mechanical)

    Arun
    Arunkumar A is currently working as Project Engineer (Mechanical) in the Thirty meter Telescope(TMT) project here at Indian institute of Astrophysics (IIAP), Bangalore.
    Prior to this, he was working as Assistant Manager of Production Planning and Control (PPC) department at Dynamatics Technologies Limited, an Aerospace company in Bangalore, where he started his career as Production Planning and Control Engineer working under the guidance of then Deputy General manager of PPC department.
    He has a work experience of about 3.5 years with skill sets in field of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Maintaining Line of Balance (LOB), involved in major project like BELL 407 and BOEING P8 aircrafts with fabrication of parts starting from raw material, processing, heat treatment, other special process & addressing queries/clarifications from the teams.
    He holds Bachelor of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering from Sapathagiri college of engineering, Karnataka, affiliated to Visvesvaraya technological university (VTU) and a Diploma Degree in Tool and Die making from Government Tool Room and Training Center (GTTC) Bangalore

    Alikhan Basheer (IIA) : Project Engineer - I (Optics)

    Alikhan
    Alikhan Basheer, Engineer Trainee (Optics/Instrumentation), he completed his B-Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India in the year of 2012. He then did his M-Tech degree in Optical Engineering from Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram, India. He carried out his M-Tech project at Laboratory for Electro-Optic Systems (LEOS-ISRO) on the topic “Design Study of Stressed Mirror Polishing (SMP) for Segmented Mirror Telescopes”. Immediately after his Masters, he joined Indian Institute of Astrophysics as an internship student for duration of six months. During this time, he was involved in the 2D Profilometer related works for the Primary Mirror Segments of Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). Later he got selected as an Engineer-Trainee under the India TMT Coordination Center (ITCC) facilitating at IIA, Bangalore. Currently he is involved in the research activities under Segment Polishing Group (SPG).

    Basavaraju C. H. (IIA) : Admin Consultant

    Basavaraju
    Basavaraju C.H. possesses Bachelor of Arts degree from Mysore University. He started his career in Kudremukh Iron Company Limited, (a Government of India Enterprises) and worked from 1978 to 1983 (5 years) and later joined Indian Space Research Organization/Department of Space and worked there from 1983 to 2012 ( 29 years). During his tenure in ISRO, he handled versatile assignments in the areas of Administration, Accounts, Purchase and Stores, Facility Management, Security Management, Vendors Management, Public Relations, etc. He underwent training programs in Management Executive Development Programme at some premier institutions. After superannuation from ISRO, joined India TMT Coordination Centre, IIA, Bangalore as Consultant, Administration on 10.9.2015. His present assignments are in the area of Purchase/Stores, Accounts and Administration relating to TMT work

    Devika .K. Divakar (IIA) : Project Scientific Associate - II

    Devika
    Devika K Divakar is a Project Scientific Associate-II at India-TMT Coordinate Center with remarkable experience alongside the TMT science instrument team. She specializes in optical design analysis and end-to-end simulation of spectrographs. Her work is mainly focused on the optical designing, simulating and sensitivity analysis of various spectrographs for TMT - Wide Field Optical Spectrograph and High Resolution Optical Spectrograph. She is also actively involved in project management, instrument software development, instrument tolerance and data analysis. Her main research interests include astronomical spectroscopy and instrumentation, optical designing and simulation, stellar nucleosynthesis and chemical evolution of MilkyWay galaxy and its satellites.

    Hari Prasath S (IIA) : Project Senior Associate-I (Technical)

    Hari
    S.Hari Prasath is Project Associate (Technical) for India TMT project. He holds the major responsibility of managing schedules, tracking, analyzing the earned value and reporting of all India TMT work packages and Hardware deliverables from vendors, since his joining from mid of April of 2015. He is also engaged in various other duties entrusted from time to time.
    He has worked on Project Management and Engineering design departments for over three years. Previous assignments have included Diploma Engineer Trainee, Graduate Apprentice and as Contract Engineer in FLSmidth Pvt Ltd., Chennai, complete service provider for Cement and Minerals industries globally.
    He has completed his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (2008) from S.I.T, Trichy and Bachelor's degree in Mechanical engineering (2012) from M.A.M.C.E, Trichy.

    Jeevan V (IIA) : Project Engineer I (Mechanical)

    Jeevan

    Jayakumar.P.S (IIA) : Project Engineer I (Mechanical)

    Jay
    Jayakumar P S is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from Mar Athanasius College of Engineering(2013-17 batch), Kerala. He joined ITCC as an Engineer Trainee in 2018 and is presently working as a Project Engineer (Mechanical) with the Quality Assurance team at ITCC. His major responsibilities involve evaluating and monitoring of QA Processes at multiple Supplier facilities. He is currently involved with M1CS Actuator and M1S Segment Support Assembly (SSA) work packages at ITCC

    Karthic Kumar (IIA) : Project Engineer II (Mechanical)

    Karthic

    Kambhala Sudarsan (IIA) : Project Engineer I (Mechanical)

    Sudharshan
    Sudharsan Yadav Kambhala has a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rajeev Gandhi Memorial College of Engineering and Technology (RGMCET) under University of JNTUA in August 2017. He did a Diploma course in Mechanical Engineering prior to his bachelors from Govt. Polytechnic College, Rajampet. As a part of his diploma Sudharsan was trained in mechanical machine shop skills from Jyothi Yeses Anodising Anantapur.
    His association with IIA began in 2017 when he joined as an intern with TMT. Currently he’s working as Project Engineer–I and is involved in design of subsystems for WFOS, HROS, MICS, SSA, SPG (Optics) and supporting the fixtures design.
    His Hobbies are playing chess, cricket, cooking, biking & trekking

    Nigam Vaishaly Samir (IIA) : Project Engineer I (Electronics)

    Vaishely
    Vaishaly is currently working for the India-Thirty Meter Telescope (I-TMT) which involves the process development/prototype development of Edge sensors as per the requirements and applicable standards, implementing Qualification procedures and procurement. She completed her graduation in Electronics Engineering from P.E.S College of Engineering, Aurangabad Maharashtra, qualified GATE and joined Defense Research and Development Organization’s Regional Centre for Military Airworthiness (RCMA-Korwa). She worked there for three years as Research fellow in various projects of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited which involved Hardware and Software testing, Environmental Stress screening (ESS)/ Combined Altitude Temperature Humidity (CATH), FMEA basics, Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), Document verification, Defect investigation etc. Later, she joined Central Manufacturing Technology Institute, Bangalore and contributed in the development of Second Line test rig for LRU’s. Her interest lies in the areas of Design development, testing and Documentation of Avionic systems

    Pramod Panchal (IIA) :Project Engineer II (Optics)

    Pramod
    Pramod Panchal did his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST). His Ph.D. thesis title is “Investigations on wavefront sensing for propagation characteristics of turbulence impacted light beams”. He worked as Senior Project Fellow in the IIST-ISRO project on “Laser Profilometry based on Holographic principle”. His areas of research include Optical Interferometry, Holography, Optical Profilometry and Adaptive Optics.

    Prasad N (IIA) :Consultant Principal Engineer (Mechanical)

    Prasad
    A Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the BMS college of Engineering, affiliated to the Visveswaraya Technological University, PRASAD N started his career at ISRO, URRAO SPACE CENTER, Bangalore and worked for 37 years with Spacecraft Mechanism Group. His area of specialization is Design, Assembly and testing of Mechanisms for various satellite programmes. He has worked in various capacities like Project Manager, Deputy Project Director for several Geo and Leo satellites. He was Heading the Mechanisms Assembly and testing Division of Spacecraft Mechanisms Group at ISRO, URSC, Bangalore. PRASAD joined the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bangalore in June 2022 as Consultant Principal Engineer (Mechanical), ITCC, for the ITMT project and has since been working on hardware realization of SSA and Actuators for the ITMT project

    Raghavendra. T (IIA) : Project Purchase Asst. II

    Raghavendra
    Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi Karnataka
    2010-2018 - Worked as Assistant Manager (Projects) JSW Steel Limited, Bellary Karnataka for 8 Years in the Key areas like Design & Engineering( Rotary, Static & lifting equipments), Procurement & Sores, Erection & Commissioning of Heavy Mechanical equipments & Steel structures.
    Qualified Internal ISO auditor (QMS,EMS & OHSAS)
    Team leader for Quality circles (TQM, Poka Yoke & Kaizens), 5S Implementation in stores & Industrial safety committee.
    Exemplary award winner for the work carried out in 2014 (Modification of Dust burner in Dust recycling system) & 2016 (In house development, Indigenisation of critical spares and there by reducing procurement cost)

    Surojit Kumar Roy (IIA) : Project Junior Engineer

    Surojit
    Surojit has a diploma's degree in mechanical engineering from Acharya Polytechnic, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Surojit started his career in the automobile sector and worked for four months with Accropoly Metal Industries (P) Ltd, Jamshedpur. Later on, he moved to CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory at Jamshedpur and worked in Material Science and Technology department. Surojit joined the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore in April, 2012. Presently, he is working on the prototyping of the M1CS Actuator and M1 Segment Support Assembly (SSA) for the Thirty Meter Telescope Project

    Post Doctoral Fellow

    Sarang Shashikant Shah (IIA) : Post Doctoral Fellow (Science)

    Sarang

    Project Trainees

    Ananthu C.M. (IIA) : Project Trainee (Mechanical)

    Anathu
    Ananthu C M, a graduate in Mechanical engineering from University of Calicut, joined India TMT Coordination Centre in November 2019. He holds the major responsibility of quality assurance and vendor management activities at ITCC.
    Prior to this he was worked as QA/QC junior engineer at RIL, Jamnagar

    Debanjan Mandal (IIA) : Project Trainee (Mechanical)

    Debanjan
    Debanjan Mandal completed his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from SRM University, Chennai on July 2020, later he completed Post-Graduation Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Technology from CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur on August 2021. He joined ITCC as a Mechanical Project Trainee for TMT project on October 2021. He is currently involved in coordination of manufacturing related activities in Work Package Actuator and Quality Inspection.

    Mahesh D. Dalavi (IIA) : Project Trainee (Mechanical)

    Mahesh
    Mahesh D. Dalavi completed his graduation from Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad, Maharashtra with 8.909/10 CGPA. He joined ITCC as a Mechanical Project Trainee for TMT project on November 2021. He is currently involved in coordination of manufacturing related activities in Work Package Actuator and Quality Inspection.

Internship Students

  • Snehalatha K: 2022
  • Adithya Madiraju: 2022
  • Vikash Gowda: 2021
  • Rakshith Kumar Shetty: 2021
  • Archana K.M.: MSc final year, 2014
  • Chithaarth K.P.: B.E in Mechanical engineering, 2015
  • Deepta Sundar Mishra: MTech final year, 2015
  • Divyashree: B.Tech in Electronics, 2013
  • Kambhala Sudharsan: B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, 2017
  • Karthik A.B.: B.E in mechanics, 2014
  • Kavitha Krishna Bhat: MTech final year, 2013
  • Kavyashree: MTech final year, 2014
  • Kedarnath PVR: B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, 2015
  • Maharnab Bhattacharjee: B.S. Degree, 2013
  • Shrishail Raut: B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, 2015
  • Sindhu Divakaran: MTech final year, 2016
  • Sriram Natrajan: MTech final year, 2014
  • Suraj Haldar: MTech final year, 2016
  • Vedhashree: MSc final year, 2015
  • Vinay Kumar: B.Tech in Electronics, 2013

International Science Development Team Members

  • Amit Pathak (Tezpur University) : 2015
  • Anjan Ananda Sen (JMI) : 2014
  • Annapurni Subramaniam (IIA) : 2013
  • Anupama G. C. (IIA) : 2013
  • Bhaswati Mookerjea (TIFR) : 2015
  • Das Mousumi (IIA) : 2014
  • Das Subinoy (IIA) : 2015
  • Devendra K. Ojha (TIFR) : 2013
  • Gopakumar A. (TIFR) : 2015
  • Goswami Aruna (IIA) : 2014
  • Harinder P. Singh (University of Delhi) : 2015
  • Hum Chand (ARIES) : 2015
  • Indulekha K. (MGU) : 2015
  • Kamath U. S. (IIA) : 2014
  • Madhav K. Patil (SRTMU) : 2014
  • Manjari Bagchi (TIFR) : 2014
  • Manoj Puravankara (TIFR) : 2015
  • Narasimha D. (TIFR) : 2015
  • Pravabati Chingangbam (IIA) : 2015
  • Preeti Kharb (IIA) : 2015
  • Priya Hasan (MANUU) : 2014
  • Puthiyaveettil Shalima (IIA) : 2014
  • Raghunathan Srianand (IUCAA) : 2013
  • Ranjan Gupta (IUCAA) : 2015
  • Rupjyoti Gogoi (Tezpur University) : 2014
  • Sami M. (JMI) : 2014
  • Shashi B. Pandey (ARIES) : 2013
  • Sivarani Thirupathi (IIA) : 2015
  • Sudip Bhattacharyya (TIFR) : 2015
  • Sujan K. Sengupta (IIA) : 2013
  • Surajit Chattopadhyay (PCMT) : 2014
  • Varun Bhalerao (IUCAA) : 2014