Prof.K Vijayraghavan presently Secretary ,Department of Biotechnology has been given extension on additional charge w.e.f. from 01.08.2014 for 3 months as Secretary for two departments,namely Department of Science and Technology and Department of Scientific & Industrial Research.
VijayRaghavan graduated with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1975 and Masters in 1977. He completed his doctoral research in 1983 in the field of Molecular Biology and holds a Ph.D from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. During his post-doctoral work, from 1984 to 1985, he was a Research Fellow and then, from 1986 to 1988, a Senior Research Fellow at the California Institute of Technology.
Some of the notable awards under his belt include Padma Shri,Fellow of the Royal Society,Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize Foreign Associate, US National Academy of Sciences.