About Aeronautical Society of India

The Society was founded on November 17,1948. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the First Prime Minister of independent India was the First Chief Patron of the Society. Over the years, the Society has grown into a major professional body in the field of aeronautics, aviation and aerospace. The Aeronautical Society of India encourages its members to enhance the knowledge and further develop technology opportunities to the advantage of the country. The contributions of the Aeronautical Society are well appreciated in all its national aero projects like LCA, ALH, Space programs, and Guided Weapons Systems. The Society has 17 branches at all the important centers of aviation in the counter viz. Agra, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kochi, Mumbai, Nasik, Nagpur, Pune, New Delhi, Sunabeda, Thiruvananthapuram & Kanyakumari. The Society also has Journal Division and two special interest groups: CFD Division and Design Division at Bangalore. Its membership of more than 13,000 is drawn from all major Aeronautical establishments such as Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. D.G.C.A., Defence Research and Development Establishments, Academic Institutions, Aeronautical Development Agency, Indian Air Force, Indian Space Research Organization, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, National Airports Authority of India, Air India, Jet airways, Pawan Hans and other Aero Industries in Private Sector.

President AeSI
Dr. R. K. Tyagi

Board Member, Air India &    Former Chairman, HAL, Bangalore

President Elect, AeSI
Dr. A. S. Kiran Kumar

Former Chairman, ISRO

Chairman, AeSI Chennai Branch
Dr. Anand Jacob Varghese

Pro Chancellor, HITS

About Conference

National Conference on recent developments in Aerospace and Defence Technology is planned on 21-22 Feb 2020 at Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai. This conference will be a leading forum for Business professionals, Academicians, Scientists, Directors of Companies, Researchers, Industrialists, Delegates and Students in the field of Aerospace and Defence, to exchange information on their latest research progress and with a Theme “Regional Transport Aircraft- Opportunities and Challenges” to cover almost all aspects and fields of Aerospace sector.


Governing Council 2019


Dr. R. K. Tyagi - Board Member, Air India & Former Chairman, HAL, Bangalore

President Elect

Dr. A. S. Kiran Kumar - Former Chairman, ISRO

Vice Presidents

Shri Jithender J Jadhav, Director, NAL

Air Marshal RKS Shera, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief

Shri S. Pandian, Director, ISRO

Shri Anil Kumar, former CMD, BEL

Dr. Bhaskar Roy, Professor, IIT-B

Shri PS Nair, Chairman, GMR Group

Dr. Anand Jacob Varghese, Pro Chancellor, HITS


Dr. Tessy Thomas, Director General ,DRDO

Shri M Z Siddique, Director, GTRE

Shri P. Jayapal, Chief Executive, CEMILAC

Shri K. Prakash, General Manager (MCSRDC), HAL

Dr. R K Sharma, Outstanding Scientist (Retd.), DRDO

Shri Jitendra Singh, VP & Head Airline Marketing & Route Development, DIAL

Shri Aravind Melligeri, CEO and Chairman, Aequs

Shri M.S. Boora, Head (Flight Safety) & OSD, PHL

Dr. Raj Kumar S Pant, Professor, IIT-B

Dr. P V Venkitakrishnan, Director, ISRO

Shri Vipin Kumar Sharma, Consultant (Civil Aviation / MRO Business), HAL

Shri M Balakrishnan, Consultant Marketing, Air India

Honorary Secretary General

Dr. Lalit Gupta, Former Joint Director, DGCA

Honorary Treasurer

Shri Debashsis Saha - Associate Vice President, Spice jet

Advisory Committee

Dr. (Mrs) Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, HITS, Chennai

Dr. K. P. Isaac, Vice Chancellor, HITS, Chennai

Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, HITS, Chennai

Dr. Aby Sam, Director, HITS, Chennai

Dr. K. Ramalingam, Former Chairman, AAI

Dr. S. Christopher, Former Chairman, DRDO

Dr. S R Chakravarthy, Professor, IIT-M

Mr. Samarjeet Gupta, Resident Manager (Customer Service), P&W

Dr. Pon Ramalingam, Registrar, HITS

Dr. K. Nandakumar, Director (Research), HITS

Dr. G. Ilavazhagan, Director International Affairs, HITS

Dr. N. Vasudevan, Dean E&T, HITS

Executive Committee

Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Vice President, AeSI

Dr. R. Asokan, Hon. Secretary

Dr. K. Vijay Raja, Hon. Treasurer

Dr. Suresh Kumar Khandai, Joint Secretary

Wg. Cdr. Muthuswamy, EC Member

Dr. Dilip A Shah, EC Member

Dr. Nataraja Pillai, EC Member

Dr. Thanigaiarasu, EC Member

Dr. Paramasivam, EC Member

Dr. K. Ramajeyathilagam, EC Member

Dr. Kadiresh, EC Member

Dr. Prabhakaran, EC Member

Dr. Asad Ahmed, EC Member

Dr. Senthil Kumar C., EC Member

Dr. Chinnapandian, EC Member

Dr. AshokBabu J., EC Member

Dr. Selvakumaran, EC Member

Dr. Prem Kumar, EC Member

Mr. Ravindran, EC Member

Mr. Haston Amit Kumar, EC Member

Mr. Mahendraperumal, EC Member

Mr. G. Dinesh Kumar, EC Member

Mr. C. S. Karunakaran, EC Member

Mr. D. Gowrishankar, EC Member

Mr. JayaBabu, EC Member

Mr. C. Suresh, EC Member

Mr. R. Rajesh, EC Member

Mr. Venkatramanan, EC Member

Mr. Sivashankar, EC Member

Mr. Muthuraman, EC Member

Programme Schedule

Day 1: 21st Feb 2020

08:30 - 10:00 - Registration

10:00 - 11:30   - Inaugural Function

11:30 - 11:45    - Tea Break

Technical Session - 1

11:45 hrs    Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial Lecture

12:30 hrs    Dr. Neelakantan Memorial Lecture

13:15 hrs     Lunch Break

Technical Session - 2

14:00 hrs    Prof. Satish Dhawan Memorial Lecture

14:45 hrs    Biren Roy Memorial Lecture

15:15 hrs     Tea Break

15:30 hrs     AeSI AGM Business session

17:10 hrs     Break

17:30 hrs     Cultural programme

19:15 hrs     Reunion Dinner

Day 2: 22nd Feb 2020

Technical Session - 3

09.00 hrs    Trends of Regional Transport Operations

09.35 hrs     Perspective on Advances in Air Transportation

10.10 hrs      Trends in Airline Operations

10.50 hrs     Tea Break

Technical Session - 4

11.05 hrs     Indian civil Transportation Aircraft – Dream come True

11.40 hrs     Global Market trends- MRO PILOT TRAINING

12.15 hrs     Challenges in Airline Management

12.50 hrs     Presentation by Industries

13.15 hrs      Lunch Break

14:00 hrs    Prof. Satish Dhawan Memorial Lecture

Technical Session - 5

14.15 hrs      KCG Memorial Lecture

14.50 hrs     Dr. Kalpana Chawla Memorial Lecture

15.25 hrs     Aviation Law – Relevance & Future Directions

16.00 hrs     Valedictory Function

16.30 hrs     Tea

Awards of Excellence 2019

Dr. V K Saraswat

Member, NITI Aayog, New Delhi

Life Time Achievement Award

Dr. K. Sivan

Chairman, ISRO, Bangalore

Outstanding Leader of the Year in Aerospace & Defence

Dr. Rajalakshmi Menon

Outstanding Scientist & Programme Director(ISTAR), Associate Director, CABS, DRDO, Bangalore

Outstanding Woman Scientist / Engineer / Technologist of the Year

Shri. S. Somanath

Distinguished Scientist & Director, VSSC, ISRO, Thiruvananthapuram

National Aeronautical Prize

Dr. G. Ayyappan

Outstanding Scientist & Programme Director STS,VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. Biren Roy Space Science and / or Design Award

Dr. Sudha UPV

Scientist / Engineer ‘E’ ADA, Bangalore

Dr. Biren Roy Trust Award

Shri. Abhishek Singh

Dy GM (Design) and his Team Mission & Combat System R&D Center, HAL, Bangalore

Dr. VM Ghatage Award

Rear Admiral Deepak Bansal

Admiral Superintendent, Naval Ship Repair Yard, Kochi

Dr. V M Ghatage Award

Dr. Dipak Kumar Maiti

Professor & Head, Department of Aerospace Engineering , IIT Kharagpur

Excellence in Aerospace Award

Shri. K. Sathyanarayana

Assistant Engineer, Solar Panel Division, Power Systems Group, UR Rao Satellite Centre, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore

Production Technology Award

Shri. Jagannatha

Assistant Engineer, Solar Panel Division, Power Systems Group, UR Rao Satellite Centre, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore

Production Technology Award

Shri. Shashank Mishra

Technical Officer ‘D’, Defence Materials and Stores Research & Development Establishment, PO DMSRDE, Kanpur

Indigenisation of Aeronautical Equipment Award

Shri. Sumanta Kumar Sahoo

High Skilled Technician, Sukhoi Engine Division, HAL, Sunabeda

Indigenisation of Aeronautical Equipment Award

Shri. Manu Varrier

Scientist / Engineer ‘SF’ EFAD/CSPEG/CPES, LPSC Valiamala, Thiruvananthapuram

Swarna Jayanti Award

Mrs. Sunita Devi Jena

Scientist ‘G’, Technology Director, DORP & Project Director, LFRJ, and her team, Directorate of Ramjet Propulsion, DRDL, Hyderabad

Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award


Dr. C. G. Krishnadas Nair

Former Chairman, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Former President, AeSI

Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial Lecture

Air Marshal Arvindra Singh Butola VM

VSM, Air Officer Commanding in Chief, Head Quarters Training Command, Indian Air Force

Dr. Neelakantan Memorial Lecture

Prof. Raj Kumar S Pant

Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay

Prof. Satish Dhawan Memorial Lecture

Shri. M. S. Velpari

Director (Operations), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore

Dr. Biren Roy Memorial Lecture

Mrs. Sunita Devi Jena

Scientist ‘G’, Technology Director, DORP & Project Director, LFRJ, Directorate of Ramjet Propulsion, DRDL, Hyderabad

Dr. Kalpana Chawla Memorial Lecture


Registration Fee

Affiliation AeSI Members Non Members
Industry and R&D Rs. 4,000 Rs. 5,000
Academia Rs. 2,000 Rs. 3,000
Students Rs. 500 Rs. 750
Click here for AGM Registration

For any Queries e-mail to aesiagmchennai@gmail.com


Payment can be made through crossed DD/ Cheque drawn at any Nationalised bank in favour of “Aeronautical Society of India, Chennai” or RTGS/NEFT/IMPS through the details given below

Bank name              : State Bank of India

Account name        : The Aeronautical Society of India

Account number   : 10620825150

IFSC code                 : SBIN0001055

Branch                      : IIT, Madras, Chennai


Souvenir will be released during the inaugural function with collection of abstracts of technical papers, invited talks and advertisements. It is an ideal platform for all the industries to advertise their products/ services.


Platinum       : Rs.5,00,000 /- (Five Lakh)

Gold                 : Rs.3,00,000/- (Three Lakh)

Silver              : Rs.2,00,000/- (Two Lakh)

Supporting  : Rs. 50,000/- (Fifty Thousand)


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AGM & Conference

Dr. R. Asokan, Hon. Secretary

E.Mail Id.: aero@hindustanuniv.ac.in

Mobile No.: 9884136822

Dr. K. Vijayaraja, Hon. Treasurer

E.Mail Id.: hodaero@kcgcollege.com

Mobile No.: 9443454172


Mr. S. Mahendran, EC Member

E.Mail Id.: smahendran@hindustanuniv.ac.in

Mobile No.: 9962244537