Governing Council

While General Body is the apex decision making body of the TSDSI, the Governing Council (GC) steers and governs it in the intervals between the General Body meetings. The GC consists of 16 elected and 5 Government nominated members. GC has representation from all eight verticals of the telecom sector. Two GC members are elected from each telecom vertical. The members of the GC, except those nominated by the Government of India, are elected by the General Body.

The Governing Council has a Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson who are elected by the General Body from among the members of the Governing Council.

Chairperson Vice-Chairperson Treasurer

Prof. Abhay Karandikar

(IIT – Bombay)


Mr. Babu Narayanan K J



Mr. Amit Gupta



 Other Governing Council Members

Mr. Ashwani Kumar

(Ericsson India)

Dr Kumar N Sivarajan

(Tejas Networks)

Mr. Neeraj Dindore

(Tata Teleservices)

Mr. Sandeep Gupta

(Bharti Airtel)

Dr. Anand R Prasad

(NEC India)

Mr. B K Murthy


Mr. V.V. Singh

(Dept. of Telecom)

Mr. G Narendra Nath

(Dept. of Telecom)

Mr. Luv Gupta

(Dept. of Telecom)

Mr. R K Pathak

(Dept. of Telecom)


Mr. Rajesh Kapoor



Mr. Vipin Tyagi


Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi

(IIT –  Madras)

Dr Kiran Kuchi

(IIIT – Hyderabad)

Mr. Suresh Chitturi

(Samsung R&D Institute India)

Dr. Punit Rathod

(Intel Mobile Communications India)

Mr. Vimal Chawla

(Apple India)

Mr. Jayesh Dubey

(Velankani Electronics Private Limited)