Pavaguda V. Indiresan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Pavaguda V. Indiresan
Born 1928
Died 2012
Nationality Indian
Alma mater University of Birmingham
Known for Director of Indian Institute of Technology

Honorary Member of IEEE (1988)

Padma Bhushan award (2000)
Scientific career
Notable students

Avinash Kak
Subhash Kak

Arogyaswami Paulraj

Pavagada Venkata Indiresan (1928-2012) was an Indian engineer, educationist, and administrator. He served as Director of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Madras during 1979-1984. He was professor at IIT Delhi during 1965-1979 and 1987-1993.[1]

He did his Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham.

He served as president, Indian National Academy of Engineering, New Delhi, India. He was named an Honorary Member of IEEE in 1998 "for contributions to the growth of electrical engineering in India through his leadership in education, applied research and professional engineering institutions."

He was the Ph.D. supervior of Avinash Kak, Subhash Kak, and Arogyaswami Paulraj.[2]

He received the Padma Bhushan award in 2000.[3]

He challenged in court the Government of India's decision to reserve seats in the IITs for Other Backward Classes in central educational institutions under the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006 [4] For many years he wrote a column on science and technology for The Hindu's Businessline.[5]


  1. ^ Rasheeda Bhagat. "P.V. Indiresan: An endearing teacher passes away | Business Line". Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  2. ^ "The Mathematics Genealogy Project — Pavaguda Indiresan". Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  3. ^ "Padma Bhushan Awardees — Padma Awards — My India, My Pride — Know India: National Portal of India". 2012-12-09. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  4. ^ "P.V.Indiresan vs Union Of India & Ors on 18 August, 2011". Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  5. ^ "P V Indiresan News | Business Line". Retrieved 2015-06-26.