Shri T R Satish Chandran (b on April 14, 1929) had a brilliant academic career, standing first in Mysore University in the Intermediate Science examination and again the B Sc (Hon) degree examination in which he took physics as the major subject. He then joined the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, where he obtained the diploma in Electrical Technology, again securing the top position. After joining services, he went to the London School of Economics and social administration with distinction, once again securing the first position.
Shri Satish Chandran joined Indian Administration Service in 1952 securing the third position. The early part of his career was spent as assistant Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner in the districts of Karnataka and as Deputy Secretary to the State Government. Between 1962 an 1967, he served the Government of India as Director, National Institute of of Community Development at Missouri and Hydrabad and later as Director in the Ministry of Community Develoopment. On his return to Karnataka, he was associated with the industrial sector, initially as Director of Industries and later as Industries Secretary to the State Government.
Shri Satish Chandran was Advisor (Energy) in the Planning Commission for nearly five years. In this capacity, he was directly involved in the formulation of programs and policies in the sectors of power, coal and petroleum and non-conventional sources of energy. He was also on the Board of a Number of major central public sector undertakings including the Oil and Natural Gas Commission. After a brief spell as Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat, Shri Satish Chandran took over as Secretary, Department of Power in the Ministry of Energy. He had the responsibility to oversee the implementation of the massive power programmed in the country. Shri Satish Chandran was the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 12th World Energy Conference held in Delhi in September 1983. This was the largest technical conference convened in India so far.
After retirement from Government Service in 1987, he is working as Director, Institute for Social and Economics Change, Bangalore, which is a research institution jointly financed by the Government of India and the Government of Karnataka.Lt Gen R A Loomba Dr Y K Murthy M G Padhey Sam Pitroda T R Satish chandran