Who is Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, former chairman of ISRO, who will investigate the irregularities of NTA in paper leak

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: Amid the ongoing uproar in the NEET and UGC NET paper leak case, the central government has taken a big step. The Ministry of Education has constituted a high-level committee to bring transparency in the examinations conducted by NTA. ISRO chief K Radhakrishnan has been made the chairman of this committee. The Ministry of Education said that the objective of this committee is to give suggestions for transparent and malpractice-free conduct of examinations conducted by NTA. Who is the chairman of the committee K Radhakrishnan, who will solve the issue of paper leak? Let us tell you.

Who is Dr. K Radhakrishnan?

Dr. K Radhakrishnan is a well-known scientist of the country. He has been the chairman of the Indian Space Agency ISRO. He was born on 29 August 1949 in Kerala. Dr. Radhakrishnan completed his BSc Engineering from Engineering College, Trivandrum and later obtained PhD from IIT Kharagpur and PGDM degree from IIM Bangalore.

Reached Mars in the first attempt

Dr. Radhakrishnan started his career in 1971 at Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC). He played an important role in the Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV) project. He has also been the Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center. Under the guidance of Dr. Radhakrishnan, ISRO did the miracle of delivering the Mangalyaan mission to Mars in the first attempt itself, which is a major achievement. He took over as the Chairman of ISRO after the retirement of Dr. G Madhavan Nair. His first priority as ISRO chief was to develop indigenous cryogenic engines for GSLV.

Led many missions of ISRO

Dr. Radhakrishnan was the chairman of ISRO from 2009 to 2014. Under his leadership, India successfully launched Chandrayaan-1 mission, Mangalyaan (Mars Orbiter Mission) and GSAT series of satellites. He made significant contributions in various areas of the Indian space programme including satellite communications, remote sensing and space science. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2014. He has received several other national and international awards for his leadership and scientific contributions.

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