Academic Advisory Council Members


Dr. Chetan Ghate
Dr. Chetan Ghate

Dr. Ghate is Professor, Economics and Planning Unit at Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi. He is also a member of Monetary Policy Committee, RBI. He is an applied macroeconomist with a research focus on economic fluctuations and growth. He is a recipient of the 2014 Mahalanobis Memorial Gold Medal in Economics awarded by the Indian Econometric Society (TIES).


Dr. Deepak Pathak
Dr. Deepak Pathak

Dr. Pathak is Professor, Department of CSE at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He was the founding head of the Kanwal Rekhi School of IT from 1998 to 2002. His primary research inclinations are in Technology application and deployment. In 2013, he was conferred the Padma Shri award by the Government of India, for his services in Science and Technology.


Dr. Nandlal Sarda
Dr. Nandlal Sarda

Dr. Sarda was Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He is presently a Visiting Professor in Computer Science and Engineering Department at IIT Dharwad. His main research interests are in the areas of Database Systems and Software Engineering. He is on Technical Advisory committees of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), NSE (National Stock Exchange), National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL), among others.


K. Ramkumar
K. Ramkumar

K. Ramkumar is the founder of Leadership Centre. He retired as the Executive Director on the Board of ICICI Bank. Prior to his retirement he was the President of ICICI Foundation, ICICI Groups CSR arm. He was on the Boards of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance and ICICI Ventures.


Dr. K. Subramanian
Dr. K. Subramanian

Dr. Subramanian is currently Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India. He is Professor of Finance at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He has worked in expert committees for Securities and Exchange Board of India and the Reserve Bank of India, being part of major economic and corporate reforms in India. His research in banking, law and finance, innovation and economic growth, and corporate governance has been published in top international journals.


Nandkumar Saravade
Nandkumar Saravade

Nandkumar Saravade is currently working as CEO, Reserve Bank Information Technology Pvt Ltd (ReBIT). He also served in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for seven years. He was awarded the Indian Police Medal for Distinguished Services in 2003.He has served on several technical advisory bodies of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Cyber Security Project of Government of Maharashtra and Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) of Government of India.


Dr. Pulak Ghosh

Dr. Ghosh is Professor in the Decision Sciences Area at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He is a visiting faculty at several institutes of international repute. Government of India awarded him the prestigious CR Rao award in 2015 and Econometric Society awarded him the Mahalanobis Award in 2016


Dr. T.T. Ram Mohan

Dr. Ram Mohan is Professor of Finance & Economics at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. His research interests are in the areas of banking, privatization and fiscal policy. He has authored six books, several papers and articles in the media and presented papers at numerous international conferences. He has served on several committees of RBI, including the committee that formulated the Base Rate, and on the Primary Markets Advisory Committee of SEBI.