TMA Leadership Award For Chandradathan
TMA will honour him with a Gold Medal and a Citation at a function on August 10 | By Yentha
On Jul 31, 2015

Trivandrum: The Trivandrum Management Association (TMA) announced today that distinguished Scientist and Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), M Chandradathan, has been chosen for TMA’s Management Leadership Award for the year 2014.

TMA will honour the Padma Shri winner with a Gold Medal and a Citation at an Award Ceremony function on August 10, 2015 at Hotel Mascot.  

Chandradathan was nominated by a special jury comprising G Sankar, Architect; Prof. Suresh Subramanian, Management Academician and past President of TMA Suresh Mohan.

Suresh Mohan, Jury Chair said, “The jury decision was unanimous, striking a common chord, in recognizing the high degree of strategic leadership, people leadership, results leadership and  personal leadership  as  demonstrated by M C Dathan.”

Chandradathan began his illustrious career at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in 1972 where he worked on the SLV-3 project during its design phase and later on moved to solid propellant formulations. In 2000 he became the head of the ablative nozzle production unit and went on to become the Chief Executive of the Solid Propellant Plant for PSLV and GSLV boosters where he supervised the establishment of a new Solid Propellant plant commissioned in 2008.

M C Dathan


From here he took over as Director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre in 2008. During his tenure he contributed tremendously towards the improvement of production levels of solid boosters. In 2013 he was appointed Director of the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC). It was in July 2014 he was appointed as the Director of VSSC and the same year the nation had honoured him with the Padma Shri for his outstanding contribution in the areas of space research. He has also been recognized with many accolades for his contribution by ISRO and many other organisations.

TMA instituted the Management Leadership award in 1986 and since then every year it has recognized an outstanding management professional for leadership competencies, excellence in relationships and social commitments.

Trivandrum Management Association (TMA) is an affiliate of All India Management Association (AIMA) the apex association of professional managers in the country.

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