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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, Prof of Cardiology AIIMS & Executive Director Standford India Biodesign Center
  • 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
  • Vacant, 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
  • Vacant, 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
  • Mr. C.B.Yadav, Administrative Officer (F&A),THSTI
  • Mr. Prashant K Bhujbal, Finance Manager, CDSA
  • Vacant Member, CDSA