Our Founders

Srijan Pal Singh

CEO, Kalam Centre

Srijan Pal Singh is an author, public speaker and social entrepreneur. He is an alumnus and a gold medalist from 2009 batch of IIM-Ahmedabad. He was the Officer on Special Duty and Advisor (Policy and Technology) at the Office of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, 11th President of India, where he worked as a close aide to the former president on various consulting works. Some of the projects include Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA), What Can I Give Mission, Research and Public Awareness Project on Koodanakulum Nuclear Plant.

Prof. Charles Cockell


Prof. Charles Seaton Cockell is a British astrobiologist who is the current professor of Astrobiology in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the UK Centre for Astrobiology. His scientific interests have focused on astrobiology, geomicrobiology and life in extreme environments including studies on volcanic and impact crater environments. He has also contributed to plans for the human exploration of Mars. He led the design study Project Boreas, which planned and designed a research station for the Martian North Pole. 

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