Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India
Secretary Division of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India
Prof. Mande is current Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India and Secretary DSIR, Government of India. He serves on many advisory committees including task forces of the Department of Biotechnology and Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India. Currently he Chairs the Basic Science task force of the Department of Biotechnology, and is a core member of the Biophysics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Microbiology task force of the Science and Engineering Research Board of the Department of Science and Technology. Dr. Mande serves on the administrative and management councils of reputed national education and research institutes.
As a structural and computational biologist , Dr. Mande has contributed significantly to tuberculosis research. For this , he has been recognized with several accolades and awards which include the prestigious Shanti SwaroopBhatnagar Award, BM Birla Young Scientist Award and invited fellowships to India’s premier science academies. He is the Vice President of Vijnana Bharati, a large voluntary science movement in India with Swadeshi spirit.