Mr Parivakkam Subramaniam Veeraraghavan

Former Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum

Areas of Interest:

Consultancy and review related to Avionics, system engineering and drawing specifications
of subsystems, vendor evalution
Selection of professional for specific jobs
Design review of avionics or electronics subsystem
Consultancy on Project Management for Mega Projects
Quality management consutancy for Mega Projects
Consultancy for major facilities realisation


Design and Development of Satellite Launch Vehicles; and Inertial Systems for Launch Vehicles and Spacecrafts
Project Management of complex Projects including Project monitoring,evaluation and control of budget and schedule, Quality management and Configuration Control

Consultancy Areas:



Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Law Enforcement Agencies, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

Mr. PS Veeraraghavan has made pioneering significant contributions to ISRO's Launch Vehicles and Satellite programmes. He was responsible for assembly, integration, checkout of launch vehicles such as PSLV,GSLVand intertial systems development in ISRO for both launch vehicle and spacecrafts. For CHANDRAYAAN-1 mission Navigation systems supplied by his Unit achieved precise lunar
Insertion and continuous attitude control.As Director, VSSC he was in-charge of the lead centre for launch vehicles of ISRO.During his period spanning 3 years, PSLV had six successive successful missions. He played a lead role in establishment of major facilities in VSSC, like Hypersonic Wind Tunnel Facility; 6 MW Plasma Wind Tunnel Project; 220 Terra Flops Aero Parallel Computer Facility etc and 500 TPA Titanium Sponge Plant at KMML-Kollam. He has also published large number of technical papers and reports.

Professional Experience:

  • Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum
  • Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum
  • Director, ISRO Inertial Systems Unit,
  • Deputy Director, Mechanisms, Vehicle Integration and Testing


Avionics, system engineering, Technical reports, Mega Project management, Quality Management,
Selection of Professionals, Consultancy(Technical/Management), design reviews, failure analysis


Contact Information


Mobile: 9846105150

Postal Address:
Kowdiar PO,
PIN 695003

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  • B.E, Electrical Engineering, 1969, Madras University
  • M.Tech, Electrical & Electronics Instrumentation, 1971, IIT Madras


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • VASVIK Award (Electronics) for 1997.
  • Astronautical Society of India Award for Rocket Technology in 2002.
  • ISRO Performance Excellence Award for 2007
  • National Aernautics Prize,2011
  • Professional Excellence Award for outstanding service by Sarada Educational Society in 2010.
  • Fellow, Aeronautical Society of India.
  • Fellow, IETE
  • Fellow, INAE

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated VII: Aerospace Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2013

Year of Birth: 1948