Chandana Chakrabarti


WAAS Designation: 
Fellow
Two line Bio: 
Chandana Chakrabarti, presently Director, Sukriti, a consultancy organisation, was for a decade with the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, an internationally renowned basic research laboratory of the CSIR. She played a crucial role in the building of CCMB along with its founder Dr. PM Bhargava, a WAAS Fellow. With over a 100 major articles published in well-known magazines, newspapers and books published in India and abroad, she wrote a weekly column for the Deccan Chronicle, Andhra Pradesh's largest circulating daily.

She has co-authored a book titled, “The Saga of Indian Science since Independence In a Nutshell” published by Universities Press. As a social activist, she is the Convenor of The MARCH, a voluntary organisation based in Hyderabad, whose efforts have led to the setting up of a national system of accreditation of diagnostic laboratories to ensure quality and reliability, and also the national guidelines for accreditation of infertility clinics. Widely travelled in India and abroad as an invited participant and speaker at major international meetings, she represented India at the World Youth Leadership Summit held at the UN Headquarters in New York in 1995.

Personal Statement: 

Chandana Chakrabarti is presently Director of Sukriti, an Indian consultancy organisation. For a decade, she was with the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, India, an internationally renowned basic research laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India. She played a crucial role in the building of CCMB along with its founder, Pushpa M. Bhargava. With over a 100 major articles published in well-known magazines, newspapers and books published in India and abroad, she was writing a weekly column for the Deccan Chronicle, the largest circulating daily of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. She has co-authored a book titled Тhe Saga of Indian Science Since Independence: In a Nutshell, published by Universities Press. As a social activist, she is the Convenor of the MARCH, a voluntary organisation based in Hyderabad. Her efforts have led to the setting up of a national system of accreditation of diagnostic laboratories to ensure quality and reliability, and the national guidelines for accreditation of infertility clinics. She has attended numerous major international meetings in the field in India and abroad as an invited participant and speaker. In 1995, she represented India at the World Youth Leadership Summit held at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA.

City: 
Hyderabad
State: 
Andhra Pradesh
Country: 
Republic of India
Primary Position & Institution: 
Director, Sukriti, Hyderabad
Other Affiliations: 
Formerly with CCMB, Hyderabad, India
Specialization: 
Science, Art, Science Communication, Films
Professional Areas of Interest: 
Education, Healthcare, Theatre