List of Former DGs
1. Dr.S.S.Bhatnagar(Director)
(1942-1954)
2. Prof.M.S.Thacker(Director-General)
(3.8.1955 - 1.8.1962)
3. Dr. S. Husain Zaheer
(Director-General)
(1.9.1962 - 21.8.1966)
4. Prof.S.R Mehra (Officiated during
deputation abroad of DG.)
5. Dr.Atma Ram(Director-General)
(22.8.1966 - 21.8.1971)
6. Dr.Y.Nayudamma(Director-General)
(27.8.1971 - 27.7.1977)
7. Dr.A.Ramachandran(Director-General)
(27.7.1977 - 9.10.1978)
8. Prof. M.G.K. Menon(Director-General)
(9.10.1978 - 4.5.1981)
9. Dr.G.S Sidhu (Director-General)
(5.5.1981 - 4.5.1984)
10. Dr. S. Vardarajan(Director-General)
(22.6.1984 - 27.1.1986)
11. Dr.G.Thyagarajan
(Officiated for 7 days in 1986)
12.
Prof. P.K. Jena
(Officiated for 7 days in 1986)
13. Dr.A.P.Mitra
(Director-General)
(26.2.1986 - 16.4.1991)
14. Prof.S.K.Joshi
(Director-General)
(18.4.1991 - 30.6.1995)
15. Dr. R.A. Mashelkar
(Director-General)
(1.7.1995 - 31.12.2006)
16. Dr.V.Prakash
(Director-General Designate)
(Dec-06)
17. Dr. Maharaj Kishan Bhan,
Secretary DBT
(Additional Charge)
(05.01.2007 - 06.03.2007)
18. Dr.T.Ramasami
(Additional Charge)
(07.03.2007 - 11.11.2007)
19. Prof. Samir K. Brahmachari (Director-General)
(12.11.2007 - 31.12.2013)
20. Dr.T.Ramasami
(Additional Charge)
(01.01.14 - 07.05.14)
21. Dr. P. S. Ahuja (Director-General)
(8.05.2014 - 31.12.2014)
22. Dr. M. O. Garg (Director General)
(03.02.2015 - 24.08.2015)