Professor B. S. Seshadri Memorial Lecture (Instituted 2003)

Professor B. S. Seshadri, one of the Past Presidents of ECSI and a very active member of the Society was always concerned about the lack of enthusiasm among students. Often, he used to mention that teachers are not interested in seeing the students learn well and prosper. He therefore thought that there must be greater interaction among students and those who have achieved name and fame. He therefore instituted an endowment lecture by providing the seed fund and laid down the condition that ECSI organize a lecture annually on or around the Teacher’s day in a college or a University on topics of interest to ECSI. After his sudden passing away during a Conference in Mangalore, the Society resolved to condole the death of Professor Seshadri and also to continue the lecture series in his name as a Memorials to him.

The following persons have delivered lectures in this series since inception in 2003.


2003                 Professor C. N. R. Rao, President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Studies, Bangalore. 24thJanuary. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012

2004                 Professor S. K. Rangarajan, Depart5ment of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 560012. 6th June 2004. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012

2005                 Professor S. Sampath, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012. 9th September 2005. Indian Institute mof Science, Bangalore 560012

2006                 Dr. J. Porst, GTZ-HAWA Project, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, Utility Building, M. G. Road, Bangalore 560001

2007                 Dr. Thuppil Venkatesh, Advisor, Quality Council of India (QCI) and National Referral Centre for Lead Poisoning in India, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Bio Physics, St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore

2008                 Professor B. S. Shrigara,Vioce Chancellor, Kuvempu University, Jnana Sahyadri, Shankaraghatta 577451, Karnataka

2009                 Professor E. S. Dwarakadasa, Formerly of Department of Metallurgy, IISc., CEO and MD, Karnataka Hybrid Micro Devices Limited, Chairman, Supra Energy Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore. Central College, Bangalore. 9th November 2009

2010                 Professor V. Lakshminarayan, Soft Condensed Laboratory, Raman Research Institute, Bangalore 560080. 29th September 2010.

2011                 Dr. Bharathi Bai J. Basu, Deputy Head, Surface Engineering Division, National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore 560017. 14th October 2011

2012                 Dr. P. Parthasarathy, CEO, E-Parisara Private Limited, B-41, Peenaya Industrial Estate, III Stage, Bangalore 560058. 9th November 2012. Central College.

2013                 Dr. M. A. Ramanuja Iyengar, Formerly of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Environm,ental Consultant, Bangalolre. 21 November 2013. Central College

2014                 Professor K.. A. Bulbule, Department of Chemistry, KLES Nijalingappa College, Bangalore. Central College 26th September 2014

2015                 Dr. H. B. Rudresh, Co-Founder and CEO, Vijaya Metal Finishers, 365, 4th Phase, Peenya Industrial Estate, Bangalore 560058. 15th December 2015. Central College

2016                 Dr. Dinesh Rangappa, Professor and Chairman, Department of Nanotechnology, Centre for Post Graduate Studies, VTU, Muddenahalli 562101. Central College, 8 September 2016.

2017                 Professor M. S. Santosh, Centre for Incubation, Innovation, Research and Consultancy, Jyothi Institute of Technology, Tataguni, Bangalore 560082. 15th September 2017. Central College, Bangalore