Chief Guest: E. Balagurusamy

E Balagurusamy is currently the Chairman of EBG Foundation, Coimbatore and the President of Coimbatore Academy of Sciences. He served as a Member (Education), Planning Commission of Tamil Nadu Government for two years from July, 2011.

He was earlier a Member of Union Public Service Commission, a Constitutional Body established under the Article 315 of the Constitution of India for rendering advice to Government of India on matters related to recruitment, promotion and disciplinary cases related to different central civil services. Prior to becoming the Member of UPSC, he was Chairman of Consortium for Educational Communications (a Government of India Society for implementing Multimedia Educational Systems in Higher Education) and Vice-Chancellor of Anna University, Chennai (arguably the largest technical university of India with over 600 engineering institutions under its academic guidance and control).

He holds an ME(Hons) in Electrical Engineering, Ph.D in Systems Engineering, both from IIT, Roorkee and a Diploma in Education from U.K. He is also a Fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers and a Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) For more info: http://www.ebalagurusamy.com/