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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

  • Prof. Vijay Raghvan, Secretary DBT (Chair)
  • Dr. Gagandeep Kang , Executive Director, THSTI (Vice Chair)
  • Dr. Alka Sharma, Director Scientist 'F', DBT
  • Dr. Balram Bhargava, Prof of Cardiology AIIMS & Executive Director Standford India Biodesign Center
  • DCGI or Nominee
  • Dr. Sudhanshu Vrati, Director, RCB
  • Smt. Smita Mukherjee, Financial Advisor, DBT
  • 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. Rama Mukherjee, Managing Director, ARA Healthcare Pvt Ltd. 
  • Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Secretary, DHR & DG, ICMR
  • Dr. Y.K.Gupta, Prof & Head of Pharmacology, AIIMS

Executive Management Committee

  • Dr. Gagandeep Kang, Executive Director, THSTI (Chair)
  • Dr. M.K.Bhan, Former Secretary, DBT
  • Dr. Alka Sharma, Director Scientist 'F', DBT
Society Members
  • Prof. Vijay Raghvan, Secretary DBT (Chair)
  • Dr. Alka Sharma, Director Scientist 'F', DBT
  • Dr. B Ravindran, Director, Institute of Life Sciences
  • Dr. Gagandeep Kang, Executive Director, THSTI 
  • Mr. J.B.Mohapatra, Financial Advisor, DBT
  • 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
  • Dr. Subrat Sinha, Director, NBRC