Dr. H. Purushotham
Dr. H. Purushotham is the Chairman & Managing Director of National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) an Enterprise of Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR).
In addition to the above position, Dr. Purushotham also holds additional charge of Director General of Consultancy Development Centre (CDC) an Autonomous Institution under DSIR; both the institutions are under the Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.
Dr. Purushotham obtained his B. Tech in Chemical Engg., from Andhra University (1982), Vishakhapatnam; M. Tech from IIT, Kharagpur (1984) and later obtained MBA from IGNOU and PhD from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He was trained at Venture Capital Institute Washington on Venture Funding and National Business Incubation Association USA on Incubators Design and Development. He was member of Investment Committees of many VC firms (UTI, ASSCENT INDIA FUND, GVFL, APIDC VENTUREAST, SCICOM) and Government bodies (DST, DSIR, MoMSME, MHRD, TIFAC, TDB, CSIR, IITs etc.) promoting Innovations.
Dr. Purushotham possess about 33 years of diverse experience in different Government Institutions of repute (CSIR-NEIST Jorhat, NCBM Delhi, CSIR-CLRI Chennai, ANIIDCO Ltd Portblair, ARCI Hyderabad, TDB Delhi, NEGD-DeitY Delhi, NRDC and CDC Delhi) and held several top level Engineering / Management / Leadership positions in the Industry, Research and Consultancy. While serving in these leadership positions, Dr. Purushotham demonstrated Innovative Thinking and Leadership Qualities.
He has about 85 research publications, wrote one book, 4 book chapters and 3 patents and has served as Faculty at Anna University and Osmania University to teach Post-Graduate students in Engineering and Management studies. He has delivered more than 200 Invited / Plenary / Keynote lectures in India and abroad and led many Science & Technology delegations to USA, Canada UK, Japan, Brazil, Switzerland, Philippines, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Ghana. He has been Instrumental in establishing dynamic AcademiaIndustry Partnerships. He was Awarded a
Meritorious Young Consultant Award-1991 by DSIR and a SKOCHBSE 2016 Award for Nurturing Creativity and Innovation in the Country.