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Convocation
 

List of Chief Guest of ISI Convocation since 1962


Year

Name of the Chief Guest

1962

Sir Ronald A. Fisher

Fellow of Royal Society, London

1963

Professor Arthur Linder, M. D. (Honoris Causa)

University of Geneva and Federal Technological Institute, Zurich

1965

Professor Arne Muntzing

Director, Institute of Genetics

University of Lund, Sweden

1966

Professor Friedrich Vogel

Director, Institute of Anthropology and Human Genetics

Univ. of Heidelberg, West Germany

1967

Professor P. C. Mahalanobis, F.R.S., D. Sc., F.N.I.

Secretary, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

1968

Sir Harry Campion Kt., C.B., C.B.E.

Former President of the International Statistical Institute and

Director of Central Statistical Office, London.

1970

Professor R. L. M. Synge, F.R.S..

Nobel Laureate

University of East Anglia, Norwich, England

1973

Professor Amartya Sen

London School of Economics, U.K.

1974

Professor Jerzy Neyman

University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

1975

Professor Marc Nerlove

North-Western University

1977

Professor Harald Cramer

University of Stockholm, Sweden

1978

Shri Morarji Desai,

Hon’ble Prime Minister of India

1979

Professor P. V. Sukhatme

M.A.C.S. Research Institute, Pune

1980

Professor S. Varadarajan

Chairman and Managing Director

Indian Petrochemicals Co. Ltd. &

President, Indian Academy of Sciences

1981

Professor V. Ramalingaswami

Director-General, Indian Council of Medical Research

and Former President of the Indian National Science Academy

1982

Professor J. V. Narlikar

Professor and Head, Theoretical Astrophysics Group

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay

1983

Professor Sukhamoy Chakravarty

Delhi School of Economics, Delhi

1984

Professor Paul Erdos

Mathematical Institute,

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

1985

Professor Edward Nelson

Princeton University

1985

Professor T. W. Anderson

Stanford University

1987

Professor C. R. Rao, Fellow of Royal Society, London

National Professor of India and Professor of Statistics

Pennsylvania State Univ. USA

1988

Sir David Cox, F.R.S.,

Imperial College of Science and Technology, London

1989

Professor Obaid Siddiqi, F.R.S.

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay

1989

Professor C. R. Rao

National Professor of India and

Professor of Statistics, Pennsylvania State Univ. USA

1991

Professor A. P. Mitra, F.R.S.

General Director, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research and

Secretary, Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Govt. of India

1992

Professor C.N.R. Rao, F.R.S.

Indian Institute of Science and

President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research

1993

Professor R. Narasimha, F.R.S.

Director, National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore

1994

G. Ram Reddy,

Chairman, University Grants Commission, New Delhi

1995

Professor U. R. Rao

Member, Space Commission, Bangalore, India.

1996

Dr. R. A. Mashelakar

Director General, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research and

Secretary, Department of Scientific & Industrial Research

1997

C. Rangarajan

Governor, Reserve Bank of India

1998

Professor M. N. Venkatachaliah

Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission

1999

Sir Walter F. Bodmer, FRCPath, FRS

Principal, Hertford College, Oxford.

2000

Shri K. C. Pant

Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Govt. of India

2001

Dr. K. Kasturirangan

Chairman, Space Commission

Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation.

2002

Dr. Bimal Jalan

Governor, Reserve Bank of India

2003

R., Chidambaram

Principal Scientific Adviser to the Govt. of India and

DAE-Homi Bhabha Professor, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

2004

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

President of India

2005

Shri Gopalkrishna Gandhi

The Ho’ble Governor of West Bengal

2006

Professor Lotfi A. Zadeh

Professor, Univ. of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

2007

Sir Michael Brady, FRS, F.R.Engg., FIEE

B.P. Professor of Information Engineering

University of Oxford

2008

Professor Mark E. Welland, FRS, F.R.Eng.

University of Cambridge

Cambridge, U.K.

2009

Professor Mriganka Sur

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010


Shri M. K. Narayanan

The Governor of West Bengal

2011

Professor Sastry G. Pantula

North Carolina State University

2012

Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz

Nobel Laureate

Columbia University

2013

Professor James A. Mirrlees

Nobel Laureate

University of Cambridge

2014

Shri Pranab Mukherjee

Hon’ble President of India

2015

Professor Eeric S. Maskin

Nobel Laureate

Harvard University

2016

Professor Ei-ichi Negishi

Nobel Laureate

Purdue University

2017

Professor Leslie Gabriel Valiant

A. M. Turing Award Winner

Harvard University