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Rocket Expert K. Sivan Appointed Chairman of ISRO

Published on January 11, 2018
Rocket scientist K. Sivan, currently Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre has been appointed as the Chairman of the Space Commission and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for three years.

Rocket Expert K. Sivan Appointed Chairman of ISRO

  • He is also going to be the next Secretary of the Department of Space
  • He will take over from A.S. Kiran Kumar as the ninth head of the country’s Space Establishment. 
  • His name was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet based on the recommendation of the SCSC

About K. Sivan

He is a graduate in aeronautical engineering from the Madras Institute of Technology, ME from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and a doctorate in aerospace engineering from IIT Bombay, Dr. Sivan became Director of VSSC in June 2015. He joined ISRO in 1982 in the then young PSLV project and has been projected director of the GSLV rocket.
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