ACM India Council

About the ACM India Council

The ACM India Council is an effort of ACM aimed at increasing the level and visibility of ACM activities across India. The ACM community in India is growing in membership, number of chapters, sponsored conferences and symposia.

The ACM India Council comprises a cross section of the computer science and information technology community committed to increasing the visibility and relevance of ACM in India. The council is focused on a wide range of ACM activities including:

  • serving as a professional network for individuals who are involved with the science and technology of computing
  • encouraging students to take an active interest in the emerging and exciting world of computing
  • facilitating the organization of high-quality ACM conferences in India
  • providing logistical support to grow more ACM professional and student chapters
  • enhancing access to the ACM Digital Library and publications for ACM members in India
  • increasing the participation of ACM members in India across all dimensions of ACM

ACM India Council Members

Two-year term (1 July 2016 - 30 June 2018) 

  • President - Madhavan Mukund (Chennai Mathematical Institute)
  • Vice President - Mukesh Mohania (IBM India Research Lab, New Delhi)
  • Secretary - Rashmi Mohan (Yahoo India)
  • Treasurer - Gautam Shroff (TCSR)


Four-year term, 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2020

  • Maria Choudhary (Oracle India Pvt. Limited)
  • Venkatesh Raman (IMSc, Chennai)
  • Murali Krishna Ramanathan (IISc, Bangalore)
  • Abhiram Ranade (IIT Bombay)
  • Sudeshna Sarkar (IIT Kharagpur)

Four-year term, 1 July 2014 - 30 June 2018

  • Hemangee Kapoor (IIT Guwahati)
  • Sukumar Nandi (IIT Guwahati)
  • V. Krishna Nandivada (IIT Madras)


  • Shekhar Sahasrabudhe (Persistent Systems Ltd.)

Past President

  • Srinivas Padmanabhuni (Independent Consultant)

ACM-W India Chair

  • Sheila Anand (Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai)

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Meet Sheila Anand

Sheila Anand is a professor at Rajalakshmi Engineering College in Chennai, India. As Chair of ACM-W India, she leads efforts to provide occupational and social support for women computing professionals. “Many Indian women take a hiatus from their corporate career for personal or family reasons…. The unique challenge here is to create opportunities and avenues for their re-entry into the workforce.”