Honorary Members

Honorary Member : The Honorary Members shall be persons who may or may not by themselves be members of the Society and who by virtue of their outstanding contributions to subject of interest to the Society are elected to such membership by the Council.

The Honorary Members shall be exempted from the payment of Annual Subscription and Registration fee at Annual Sessions of the Society. They shall be entitled to receive one copy each of the periodic publications of the Society but shall not hold any office of the Society.

Honorary Members who shall be elected from some category or others of the members of the Society shall continue to have voting rights and those elected from outside the Society shall have no voting right.

There shall be a Committee for electing Honorary Members which will consist of five (5) members, two of whom must be past Presidents of the Society. The President shall be the Chairman. This Committee will be responsible for recommendation to the Council the names of person or persons suitable for such recognitions and for framing rules in this regard from time to time for consideration of the Council. Every member of the Society shall have the privilege of proposing the name of one person for election to the Honorary Membership.

* Their number shall be decided by the Council.


Honorary Members of the Indian Ceramic Society

The Indian Ceramic Society has completed its 93 years of its existence on the 15th April, 2021. During this long period the Society adequately served the community by promoting friendship and co-operation among those who are engaged in manufacturing of ceramic products, teaching of and research in ceramics or in any way related to ceramics and interested in the advancement of knowledge. During this period the Society decided to express their professional admiration by bestowing honorary membership to the following distinguished persons.

Honorary Members, no more with us

Late K. D. Sharma

He was a reputed glass technologist, Ex-Director Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata and past President of Indian Ceramic Society.

Late Baidya Nath Samaddar

The honour was given to him in recognition of his dedicated contribution in research and education in the field of Ceramics and his active involvement in the activities of the Society which helps the Society to boost up its image.

Late G. K. Bhagat

The honour was given to him for his achievement and contribution in upgrading the Bengal Pottery, the legendary name in the field of white ware ceramics. Even in those days, he adopted modern technologies and implemented cost saving measures by installing producer gas plant to operate furnaces. For improving quality of products he employed foreign and Indian experts and were able to supply high quality tablewares in every corner of India, East Pakistan and Pakistan. The trained Indian human resources could set up a chain of whiteware industries in India. He had immense contribution in instituting the ‘M. G. Bhagat Memorial Lecture’ by the Indian Ceramic Society. In many occasions he invited reputed foreign speakers at his own cost to deliver the lecture.

Late G. K. Bhagat

He promoted Ferro Coatings & Colours Ltd, Joka, West Bengal in collaboration with Ferro Corpn, USA in the year 1965. He made a pioneering venture for the manufacture of enamel frits, glaze frits and ceramic colours, commercial production of which started since 1967. M/s Sahaj Cerchem Pvt Ltd, Agra having product range of ceramic frits and glazes, colourants and zircon opacifier was also set up and owned by him. He had world-wide experience in modern technology for production of vitreous enamel, glazes and colours which he acquired during his numerous foreign visits. He had established following awards and lecture: (a) Sahaj Memorial Lecture to be delivered on any subject of Ceramic Science & Technology in every alternate year at Annual Session of Indian Ceramic Society. (b) Sahaj Memorial Award for the best student of BHU of the year to be awarded at Annual Session through AIPMA. (c) Sahaj Memorial Award for the best student of Indian Institute of Ceramics of the year to be awarded at Annual Session through Indian Institute of Ceramics.

East Zone


Dr Sachchidananda Kumar (1957)

20B Dover Place
Kolkata 700 019, West Bengal
Phone: (033) 24618433/25437589 (R)
Mobile: (0) 9432828834

Brief CV

Dr Sachchidananda Kumar

He is a distinguished scientist who is the 1st Indian to obtain DSc degree in technology from Sheffield and was the President of 14th International Congress on Glass. He is also an Ex-Director, Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata and past President of Indian Ceramic Society.

Dr Dibyendu Ganguli

(Retd Scientist, CSIR-CGCRI)
ARADHANA (Flat No. 4B)
51 Kayasthapara 3rd Lane
Kolkata 700 078
Phone: (033) 24841743 (R)
Mobile: (0) 9831258070
Email: dibganin@yahoo.com, dibganin@gmail.com

Brief CV

Dr Dibyendu Ganguli

This honour was given to him in recognition of his international achievements in the field of sol-gel science and technology. He has very long association with the Indian Ceramic Society particularly as the Honorary Editor as well as Chairman, Editorial Advisory Board of the ‘Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society’ which helped to improve the quality of this quarterly publication and to achieve a citation index. His immense contribution towards organizing the international conference in the series, ‘High-Tech Aluminas and Unfolding their Business Prospects’, will be highly remembered.

Mr B. N. Ghosh

(Retd Director (Technical), TRL)
Flat No 1/1, Birbahu Apartment
P-830, Block A, Lake Town
Kolkata 700 089
Mobile: (0) 9334625484
Email: bnghosh2011@gmail.com

Brief CV

Mr B. N. Ghosh

This honour was given to him for his achievement and contribution in the field of science, technology and application engineering in refractory. He has immense contribution in instituting the Refractory Technologist Award by the Indian Ceramic Society. He had been instrumental to open the Jamshedpur Chapter of the Indian Ceramic Society which grew strength to strength under his dynamic leadership and it could achieve ‘Best Chapter Award’ for three times and organized the Annual Sessions for six times at regular intervals.

Mr S. K. Ghosh

Managing Director
India Potteries Ltd
91 Lenin Sarani
Kolkata 700 013
Phone: (033) 22457941 / 22444492 (O)
(033) 23373101 / 23373567 (R)
Mobile: (0) 9830056470
Email: ipltd8@yahoo.in, samiramita7@gmail.com

Brief CV

Mr S. K. Ghosh

He is a past President of the Indian Ceramic Society and made significant contributions for development of ceramic industry in India. In recognition of his contribution for introducing coal fired system for manufacture of H.T. insulators and his immense contribution to popularize the H. T. insulators production, he was awarded the prestigious ‘D. N. Agrawal Memorial Award’, of the Indian Ceramic Society. He led Indian delegates number of times abroad to get exposure to H. T. insulators production and manufacture of white ware ceramics. He did outstanding work as Chairman of ‘Bengal Chamber of Commerce’ and CAPEXIL to promote the ceramic industries in India. He organized trade fair for many years to enhance export of ceramic products. He contributed significantly for education of ceramic science and technology. He contributed significantly to offer Associateship of the Indian Institute of Ceramics which is equivalent to 1st degree in ceramics to the ceramist who could not study ceramic engineering.

West Zone


Dr E. C. Subbarao

Chief Consulting Advisor (Research)
Tata Res Development & Design Centre
54-B Hadasar Industrial Estate
Pune 411 013 (Maharashtra)
Mobile: (0) 9859065686
Email: ec.subbarao@tes.com

Brief CV

Dr E. C. Subbarao

He is an internationally reputed teacher and material scientist, Chairman, IIT Kanpur and Executive Director, Tata Institute of Research, Design and Development, Pune.

South Zone


Dr R. G. Shah

Consultant
Sraddha Temple Trees Apartment
Flat 303, No. 17, 5th Cross
Rustum Bagh
Behind Manipal Hospital
Bangalore 560 017 (Karnataka)
Phone: (080) 25291511 (R)
Mobile: (0) 9900141561
Email: rajababushah18@rediffmail.com

Brief CV

Dr R. G. Shah

The honour was given to him in recognition of his outstanding research contribution in the modern aspects of graphite ceramics/carbon composites as well as transfer of technologies to ceramic industries. His dedicated contribution in upliftment of image of the Society to a flourishing direction is appreciable. Under his dynamic leadership the Bangalore Chapter grew strength to strength and it could achieve ‘Best Chapter Award’ for four times and organized the Annual Sessions for five times at regular intervals.

Mr M. M. Murugappan

Vice Chairman
Murugappa Corporate Board
‘Parry House’, 43 Moore Street
Chennai 600 001
Phone: (044) 42216789 (O)
Email: mmm@cumi.murugappa.com, cumigeneral@cumi.murugappa.com

Brief CV

Mr M. M. Murugappan

The honour was given to him in recognition of his outstanding contribution in developing high performance ceramics and management skills as a Chairman in transforming CUMI into process-oriented and cohesive organization. During the 72nd Annual Session of the Society at Jaipur, he delivered the first ever Indian Ceramic Society ‘Special Lecture’, which magnetized the delegates of the Session.

Prof. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly (Padmashree)

(Adviser to DG, Mentor & Distinguished Professor
Dept of Nuclear Science & Technology
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum Univertisy, Gujarat)
703 Caladia, The Botanika
Gachibowli (behind Platina)
Hyderabad 500 032 (Telangana)
Mobile: (0) 8008222016
Email: chaitanya.ganguly@gmail.com, chm_ganguly@yahoo.com, chaitanyamoy.ganguly@pdpu.ac.in

Brief CV

Prof. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly (Padmashree)

He is an Indian nuclear scientist and a former Head of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Section of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), credited with many innovations in the field of nuclear material science. He was honored by the Govt of India, in 2002, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of ‘Padma Shri’. He is a former Director of Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute. He is a past President and life member of the Indian Ceramic Society and a past President of the Powder Metallurgy Association of India. He was made the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and he stayed at the post till 2004. He is an elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc), National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc), Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), Institution of Engineers India (FIE), etc. He has received the VASVIK Industrial Research Award, Indian Nuclear Society Award, IIM Kamani Gold Medal, IIM Binani Gold Medal and many more prestigious aawrds He has received the National Metallurgists Day Award of the Ministry of Steel and Mines, Govt of India.

Dr B. V. S. Subba Rao

1-10-248A, Ashoknagar (1st Floor)
Hyderabad 500 020 (Telangana)
Phone: (040) 27613347 (R)
Mobile: (0) 9396213927
Email: subbaraobalabhadra@gmail. com

Brief CV

Dr B. V. S. Subba Rao

This honour was given to him for his distinction to establish ceramic discipline and setting up a permanent accommodation for exclusively ceramic R&D with adequate infrastructural facilities for processing, shaping and testing advanced ceramics at DMRL, Hyderabad. He has immense contribution in electronic, magnetic and special ceramics which could find application as strategic materials and high and low power application (electro ceramics and steatite).

Foreign Zone


Dr Mrityunjay Singh


Chief Scientist, Ohio Aerospace Institute
NASA Glenn Research Centre

MS 106-5, Cleveland, OH 44135 (USA)
Phone: (216) 4338883
Email: mritunjay.singh-1@nasa.gov, m.singh@juno.com, GlobalATS@gmail.com

Brief CV

Dr Mrityunjay Singh

He is a Chief Scientist at Ohio Aerospace Institute, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He was the first Indian President of The American Ceramic Society (2015-2016). He has been actively involved in various activities related to processing, manufacturing, integration, joining and attachment technologies, and characterization of advanced ceramics and composites, ultra high temperature ceramic composites, lightweight cellular ceramics, and high conductivity composites and foams for thermal management applications. He has also worked extensively on developing in space repair technologies for the thermal protection systems of the space shuttle orbiter. He is a member of the Board of Governors of Acta Materialia, Inc. He is an Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics, Italy, and Fellow of the American Ceramic Society as well as ASM International and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is the recipient of more than fifty national and international awards, honorary doctorate, and many honorary professorships including four R&D awards, FLC Technology Transfer award, NASA Public Service Medal, and Silver Snoopy Award. He has authored/co-authored more than two hundred fifty publications, ten reviews and book chapters, edited/co-edited more than fifty books/proceedings and journal volumes, holds several patents, and various technology transfers to industries.