Mr. Pramod Kale

Mr. Pramod Kale

 

Brief Biodata of Mr. Pramod Kale

Full Name - Pramod Purushottam Kale
Date of Birth 4th March 1941.
Place of Birth Pune, India

EDUCATION
S.S.C. 1956, M.C. HIGH SCHOOL, Vadodara
Int. Sc, 1958, Fergusson College, Pune University
B. Sc. (Physics) 1960, M. S. University, Vadodara
M. Sc. (Physics -Electronics) 1962, Gujarat University,Ahmedabad

INITIAL EXPERIENCE
While studying for M. Sc. he worked at the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad for getting practical experience of Electronics and Space Research. During that time started work on Satellite tracking. After M. Sc. in 1962 he worked for three years as a research student of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai. In 1963 he was selected as a team member for the establishment of TERLS, Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station, near Thiruvananthapuram and for that work was deputed to work at Goddard Space Flight Centre, NASA, USA. He joined the Indian Space Efforts in 1962 right from the launch of first rockets in Thumba.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Head-Electronics Division, (Satellite systems), Space Science and Technology Center, now Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram. 1967-1969
Resident Representative of ISRO at Goddard Space Flight Centre, NASA, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA 1969-1972
Project Manager- Electronics and TV Hardware, Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE), 1974-1976, Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad
Project Director, INSAT 1 Space Segment Project, Department of Space, Bangalore, 1977 -1987
Director, Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organization, Ahmedabad, 1987-1994
Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Indian Space Research Organization, Thiruvananthapuram, 1994
Executive Director and Head, Microwave Antenna Division, Global Wireless Technology Limited, Pune 1996 till Mar 2002
Director, Global Information Technology Academy, Pune June 2000 till Jul 2002

HONOURS RECEIVED -
Shri Hari Om Ashram Prerit Vikram Sarabhai Award for System Analysis and Management Problems, 1975
Padmashri, Government of India, 1984
Shri R L Wadhawa Gold Medal of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers 1991
Bharat Jyoti Award presented by Front for National Progress 1999

INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS -
Fellow and Past President, Indian Society of remote Sensing
Fellow and Past President, Indian Society of Geomatics
Fellow, Gujarat Science Academy
Life member & Fellow, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers
Life Member, Computer Society of India
Founder Life Member and Director, Indian Society for Advancement of Material Processing and Engineering
Fellow and Life Member, Astronautical Society of India
President, 1996, Marathi Vignan Parishad
Trustee, Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Trust, Ahmedabad Management Association
Former Member, Governing Council, Information and Library Network, UGC,
Member, Governing Board, Taleem Research Foundation
Member, Governing Board, Himgiri Nabh Vishwavidyalay
President and Trustee, Vasundhara Trust, Pune
Former Member, Council for Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (CMAS),IMD, Govt. of India.
Life Member, Indian Association of Physics Teachers
Life Member and Vice Chairman of Board of Trustees, Indian Institute of Education
Life Member and Fellow, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences
Life Member and Trustee, Community Aid and Sponsorship Program (CASP)
Executive Chairman, Muktangan Science Exploratory Center.
Trustee, Prerana Pratishthan

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS -
Have published over twenty-five papers on various subjects since 1964 till 1994

CURRENT POSITION SINCE AUGUST 2002
Director,
Integrated Circuit and Information Technology Pvt. Ltd.
VLSI Design and Research Center,
Department of Electronic Science,
University of Pune, Ganeshkhind Road, Aundh
Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA, 411007
vlsi@unipune.ernet.in