Business Knowledge Management & Development Division

About us

The Business, Knowledge Management & Development (BKMD) division is involved in  R&D planning, performance monitoring & management, preparation of annual & five-year plans of the Laboratory, manpower planning for the different Thrust Areas and the projects, knowledge management in consonance with R&D needs, identification and monitoring of in-house research projects and so on. BKMD facilitates the project team / project leaders in estimating the cost of inputs in terms of manpower, material, capital and other items. It provides support to the management in allocating the resources to different projects / activities. The division is also responsible for negotiation and drafting of various kinds of agreements related to projects sponsored by external agencies.

Head, BKMD

Dr Sathish Kumar K

Dr Sathish Kumar K Chief Scientist & Head - BKMD Division

  • Tel: 22549145 / 9218
  • Email: ksk(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in


The BKMD division mainly contributes to accomplish the following important tasks:

  • To maintain individual folders for all the R&D and externally funded projects
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress made in the projects
  • Ease in modification / scheduling of the project in view of changing priorities, fast developments on technologies
  • Indicators to best use of resources (Human & Financial Resources)
  • Review and allocate financial resources to projects
  • Preparation of five year plan & annual plan documents for the laboratory
  • Assisting in negotiations and drafting of agreements, MoUs for contract projects
  • Preparation of annual report by compiling entire activities of CSIR-SERC
  • Publication of quarterly newsletters of CSIR-SERC
  • Arrangements and coordination in the celebration of

CSIR-SERC Foundation Day

National Science Day

National Technology Day

CSIR Foundation Day

  • Providing assistance in conducting seminars/advanced courses/workshops, etc.
  • Publicity in press including AIR/Doordarshan coverage of important events
  • Enabling knowledge dissemination through publishing of technical brochures, participation in exhibitions, etc.

Core Accomplishments

  • External Cash Flow Management
  • Service Tax Management
Dr Sathish Kumar K

Dr Sathish Kumar K Chief Scientist & Head - BKMD Division

  • ksk(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
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Areas of Expertise

Machine Foundations and Earthquake Engineering

Mr Ramesh Kumar R

Mr Ramesh Kumar R Senior Principal Scientist

  • rrkumar(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
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Mr  Sathish Kumar R.D

Mr Sathish Kumar R.D Principal Technical Officer

  • +91-44-22549233
  • rdskumar(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
Ms. Soniya R

Ms. Soniya R Sr. Technical Officer(1)

  • 44-22549125
  • soniya(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
Ms Jagadhaprabha S

Ms Jagadhaprabha S Private Secretary

  • 44-22549124
  • skbijojp@serc.res.in