Gopal K. Pillai was born in 1949 in Kerala. He grew up in New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. His father was a civil servant, as was his grandfather. GKP passed out of Bishop Cottons Boys? School (Pope House) in 1964 . He then went on to do a B.Sc in physics and chemistry from St Joseph?s College, Bangalore. By the time he appeared for his civil service exams, he had also completed an M.Sc from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, Gopal K. Pillai, IAS, belongs to the Kerala cadre of the Indian Administrative Service (1972 batch) and is today the Union Home Secretary, concurrently holding the post of Secretary of the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice.
GKP has a distinguished service record. Among his many appointments at both state and national level, he was Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister of Kerala before becoming Special Secretary in the Commerce Ministry, India's chief negotiator at WTO, and Chairman, Board of Approvals for Special Economic Zones. During the tenure of this last role, over 500 Special Economic Zones as tax-exempt export enclaves zones were approved, and are expected to employ around one million people.
GKP has represented the State and Central Government on delegations to USA, EU, Argentina, Brazil, DRC, Singapore, Japan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Canada, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, U.K., Thailand and Slovenia. He is renowned as a tough negotiator on behalf of national interests with a reputation as a thorough gentleman and a stickler for playing by the rule book.
Prof. Dr. SATYAJIT CHAKRABARTIVice Chancellor
Prof. SUKUMAR NAYAKPro Vice Chancellor
Mrs. BANANI CHAKRABARTIRegistrar
Mr. BASUDEB BARMAN
Basudeb Barman (born 5 October 1935) was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Mathurapur constituency of West Bengal and is a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) party.Mr. Barman completed M.Sc. (Tech) in Applied Chemistry at the University of Calcutta. Mr. Barman was a Professor at the University of Calcutta teaching Energy technology at the Department of Chemical Engineering. He has also been the Vice-Chancellor of Kalyani University.He was nominated by the Left Front to contest the 2009 Lok Sabha election from Ranaghat (Lok Sabha constituency).
Mr. AMIT KIRAN DEB
Mr. Amit Kiran Deb is Non-Executive Independent Director of Emami Ltd. An M.A. in Political Science, Shri Deb joined the IAS in 1971. Former Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal and currently Chairman, Bengal Ambuja Housing Development Limited. Shri Deb earlier served as Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat & Joint Secretary, Department of Electronics, Government of India, Municipal Commissioner, Calcutta Municipal Corporation, Principal Secretary, Tourism and Information & Cultural Affairs Department, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Home Secretary, West Bengal. He is an Independent Director in the Boards of Skipper Limited and Dishergarh Power Supply Company Limited.