Former Director, IIT Bombay
Prof. Ashok Misra is the former Director of IIT Bombay (2000-08). Prior to this he was at IIT Delhi (1977-2000). He obtained his B.Tech. at IIT Kanpur, M.S. at Tufts University and Ph.D. at University of Massachusetts. He is currently the Chairman, Board of Governors of IIT Roorkee; Chairman, Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Apex Board; Member Board of Governors of IIT Delhi; and a member Board of Directors of Reliance Industries Ltd.; Board of Directors of Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd.; Board of Advisors, Aditya Birla Private Equity and Lumis Partners. He has received several awards including; Distinguished Alumnus Awards from all his Alma Maters and Distinguished Service Award from IIT Delhi. He is a Fellow of National Academy of Sciences India and was its President from 2006-08 and a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He is currently the Chairman-India of Intellectual Ventures located in Bangalore.