Celebrating Science and Scientists with Dr. Shivathanu Pillai

Celebrating Science and Scientists with Dr. Shivathanu Pillai
February 26, 2018 Reuben Jacob

How many of you know what Science Day is? It’s okay, you don’t have to answer. Science Day is celebrated on the 28 th of February every year to commemorate the discovery of Raman Effect by the great Indian physicist Sir C.V. Raman in 1928.

Read this article to find more.

Now, as engineers, we are the epitome of the practical use of science. We combine most of its branches to make a whole from part. It is only right that we should celebrate Science Day in the spirit it stands for. And a great way to do it is learn from someone in a higher position, someone to look up to.
Hold onto your seats. Here it comes!
As part of Science Day celebrations for 2018, we have invited the  Father of BrahMos missile, Dr. A. Sivathanu Pillai to speak in the college.I can picture the faces of puzzlement and probable embarrassment of not knowing who he is. Fear not, all is revealed below.
 Following a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Madras University and an MBA from  Harvard Business School, Dr. Pillai went on to secure a Ph.D from Pune University and a D.Sc. from Tumkur University. He has over four decades of experience in ISRO and DRDO, working under the visionary leaders Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, Prof. Satish Dhawan and Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
His contributions to the development of PSLV and SLV-3 are remarkable. Under the DRDO, his work includes the development of the Agni, Prithvi, Nag and Akash missiles. He is the founder, CEO and MD of BrahMos Aerospace, who manufacture the advanced, supersonic cruise missile BrahMos.
Wow. Talk about impressive. Just this introduction makes me want to
stand in respect for him. Dr. Pillai will speak on the 28th at 11.15 am in the Main Seminar Hall. He will address the recent advances in technology and their convergence specific to Indian strategic sectors ranging from environment to space exploration to defence technology.
This is a valuable opportunity for all of us, to learn from someone this
successful.
Don’t miss it.

Dr. A. S. Pillai graduated in Electrical Engineering from Madras University, underwent Management Programme at Harvard Business School, obtained PhD from Pune University and D.Sc from Tumkur University. Four decades of vast experience in ISRO and DRDO under the
great visionary leaders Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, Prof. Satish Dhawan and Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam make him a leader in the field of launch vehicles and guided missiles.

His contributions to the successful development of SLV-3 and evolution of PSLV configuration for ISRO have been remarkable. His contributions are commendable in the development of Agni, Prithvi, Nag and Akash missiles for DRDO. He is the founder CEO&MD of BrahMos Aerospace,
to design, develop, produce and market the advanced supersonic cruise missile BRAHMOS. A well known defense technologist, Dr. Pillai is regarded as the Father of BrahMos. He is decorated with 12 Honorary Doctorates from reputed Universities of India and Russia and several
Fellowships from prestigious engineering and management institutions.

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