Dr. N. Seshagiri
Former Special Secretary,
Department of IT and Planning Commission and Founder Director General,
National Informatics Centre, Government of India
Dr. N. Seshagiri is the Founder and Former Director-General of the National Informatics Centre (NIC). He has been the Secretary of the Department of Technology and Planning Commission.

Dr. Seshagiri was a scientist at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, from 1966 to 1971. In 1971, he joined as Director of Information, Planning and Analysis Group of the Electronics Commission, Government of India. In 1975, he founded NIC and was its Director-General till 2000. While heading NIC, he held additional responsibilities, first as Additional Secretary, the Department of Electronics, then as Special Secretary in the Planning Commission, and Special Secretary in the Ministry of Information Technology. Currently, he is Emeritus Scientist in the CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulation at Bangalore, Chairman of Research Council of National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources of CSIR, and Technology Adviser, HCL Infosystems Ltd.

Dr. Seshagiri is Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, Indian National Academy of Engineering, The Institution of Electronics and Telecom Engineers and CSI. He has authored and edited eight books each, and authored 85 research papers. He received the Padma Bhushan in 2005.

Dr. Seshagiri obtained his PhD in computers and telecom from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

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