The Governing Body

The Institute is administered by a Society and a Governing Body. These bodies comprise eminent persons from all walks of life who are nominated by the Government of India. Presently Professor Chandrakala Padia is the President of the IIAS Society and Chairperson of the Governing Body.To advise the Governing Body in financial matters, the Institute has a Finance Committee. This has statutory standing with the Financial Advisor, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India being one of its members. The Institute has an Academic Committee, a Library Advisory Committee and a Publication Advisory Committee to advise the Director. The Institute is headed by a Director. Presently this position is held by Professor Chetan Singh. The Director is assisted in financial and administrative matters by a Secretary. Apart from various levels of other staff, the Institute also has a Librarian, Deputy Secretary, Accounts Officer, Assistant Publication Officer, Public Relations Officer and Estate Supervisor who head their sections. The Institute is primarily funded by the Government of India's Ministry of Human Resource Development. It also generates modest funds by the sale of its publications and the entry fee paid by visitors to the heritage building. Here is the list of the current Governing Body members of IIAS:

Professor (Retd.) Kapil Kapoor
Former Pro-VC and Dean;
Former Professor of English,
Centre for Linguistics and English
and Concurrent Professor,
Centre for Sanskrit Studies, JNU, New Delhi.
Chairman, Governing Body
Indian Institute of Advanced Study,
Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla - 171005
Address: B-2/332, Ekta Garden,
Mother Dairy Marg, Delhi – 110092.
Tel. 011-22723406; Mob. (0) 9810202146
E-mail ID:
Professor Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi
Indian Institute of Advanced Study
Rashtrapati Nivas,  Shimla-171005
Telephone: 0177-2830006(O) 2831275 ®,
Fax: 2831389, 2830995

Shri K.K. Sharma, IAS


 Department of Higher Education,
 Ministry of Human Resource Development,
 Room No. 127-C- Wing
 Shastri Bhavan,
 New Delhi -110 015.
 Tel: 011-23386451, 23382698(O) 26979585, Fax: 23385807, 23381355

Smt. Darshana M Dabral

Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser
 Department of Secondary & Higher Education
 Ministry of Human Resource Development
 120-C, Shastri Bhavan,
 New Delhi - 110 015.
 Tel: 011-23382696, Fax- 011-23070668,
Professor D.P. Singh
University Grants Commission,
Bahadurshah Zafar Marg,
New Delhi –  110 002.
Tel: (011) 23239628 (O) Fax: 011-23231797,

Dr. Braj Bihari Kumar

Indian Council of Social Science Research,
Post Box No.10528,
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,
New Delhi – 110 067
Phone: 011-26741679 (O), 011-26742398 (R)
Fax: 011-26162516/26179836,
E-mail :
Professor S.R. Bhatt
Indian Council of Philosophical Research,
36, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
Mehrauli Badarpur Road,
New Delhi –  110 062
Tel: 9599955780, 
Fax: + 91-11-29964755
Dr. Girish Sahni,
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research  and Secretary
DSIR Anusandhan Bhavan,
2 , Rafi Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001.
Tel: + 91-11-23710472,23717053               
Fax: + 91-11-23710618
Email : dgcsir@ ;  dg
Professor Nalini Kant Jha
Vice Chancellor
T.M. Bhagalpur University,
Bhagalpur, Bihar- 812007.
Ph.No.: 0641 -2620600 (R); 2620100 (0) 
Fax No.: 0641- 2620240 
Prof. S.K.Srivastava

North-Eastern Hill University, 
Shillong 793 022 

Phone: (0364) 2721003/2721004/2550101/ 2550074 (R)
Fax: (0364) 2550076 

Professor Chaman Lal Gupta
Former Chairman, Board of School Education (H.P.)
And Chairman, H.P. Board of Technical Education
Summer Hill, Shimla – 171005 H.P.
Professor G.K. Karanth
Professor Sociology,
Centre for Study of Social Change and Development,
Institute for Social and Economic Change,
Bangalore – 560072
Mobile : 7899837275; 9845731403  
E‐mail  :
Professor Sanjeev Kumar Sharma
Professor and former Head,
Department of Political Science,
Chaudhary Charan Singh University,
Meerut Uttar Pradesh  250005

Phone: +911212764455

E-mail :
Professor Gururaj Kharajagi
Founder and Chairman,
Academy for Creative Teaching (ACT),
Bangaluru – 560032
Phone: 080-41697855/66