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educator , electronics engineer , researcher , technologist , communications engineer

Surendra Pal, Indian communications engineer, information scientist. Recipient Vikaram Sarabhai Research award physical research laboratory, Ahmedabad, India, 1989, Independence Day Research award National Research and Development Corporation India, 1994, 95, 98, Republic Day award, 1997, Ompnakash Bhasin award, 1997, Virendra Roy award, 1998, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 3rd Millennium medal, 2000, 2001.


Pal, Surendra was born on March 10, 1948 in Khetri, Rajasthan, India. Son of Singh Mal and Keshar Devi Pareek.


Bachelor of Science, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, 1966. Master of Science in Physics, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, 1968. Master of Science in Technology Electronics, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, 1970.

Doctor of Philosophy in Communications Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1985.


Scientist South Carolina-2 Tata Institute Fundamental Research, Bombay, 1970-1971. Scientist, engineer South Carolina Indian Space Research Organization, Trivandrum, India, 1971-1972, scientist, engineer SD2 Bangalore, 1972-1978, scientist, engineer Southeast, 1978-1982, head communications division Satellite Center, 1982-1992, group director communications Satellite Center, 1992—2001, scientist engineer, outstanding scientist, dep director Satellite Center, since 2001. Consultant International Telecommunications Union, 1989—1990, Regional African Satellite Communications Definition, 1994—1997.

Outstanding scientist, deputy director digital communications area Indian Space Research Organisation Satellite Center. Chairman working group information infrastructure Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India, 2000—2001.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: (book) Perspectives in Communications, 1987. Guest editor: Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers Technology Review, 1993, 99. Editor: Journal Space Craft Technology, 1992-1999.

      Member editorial board Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 1994-1999.


Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Indian National Academy Engineering (member council since 2000), Institution Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers India 1994-1997, 1999, 2000-2002, (guest editor special issue journal, Distinguished). Member: Astronautical Society of India.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, painting, playing bridge, reading books.


Married Ranjana Purohit, December 10, 1974. 1 child, Ankit.

Singh Mal

Keshar Devi Pareek

Ranjana Purohit

Ankit Pal