Governing Council

Shri N. Gopalaswami, IAS [Retd] Chairperson, MIDS- Chairman.

Representative of ICSSR

The Member Secretary, Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.

Prof. P. Kanagasabapathi (Nominee of ICSSR), School of Management and Adjunct Professor, School of Law, SASTRA University, Thanjavur.

Representative of Government of Tamil Nadu

The Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Department of Finance, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai.

The Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Department of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai.

Co-opted Social Scientists

Prof. Pami Dua, Director, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi.

Prof. Sugata Marjit, Distinguished Professor, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and the Project Director of Centre for Training & Research in Public Finance and Policy (CTRPFP) at CSSS, Kolkata.

Representative of four Southern Universities

Prof. Phanindra Goyari, School of Economics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.

Dr. S. Pushparaj, Head, Department of Econometrics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.

Dr. Saji Gopinath, Vice Chancellor, Kerala University of Digital Sciences, Trivandrum.

Prof. T. S. Somashekar, Registrar, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru.


Prof. C.T. Kurien, Former Director & Former Chairperson, MIDS.

Shri P.V. Rajaraman, IAS [Retd] -Former Chairman of the Audit Committee and Investor Grievance Committee of Government of India, Chennai.

Prof M. Govinda Rao, Member of the 14th Finance Commission & Former Director of ISEC, Bengaluru and NIPFP, New Delhi.

Dr. [Tmt] Girija Vaidyanathan, IAS [Retd] - Former Chief Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai.

Representative of the Faculty

Prof. L. Venkatachalam, RBI Chair Professor, MIDS, Chennai.

Prof. M. Vijayabaskar, MIDS, Chennai.

Member - Secretary

Prof. A. R. Venkatachalapathy, Officiating Director, MIDS.

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