Dr. Francis Jacob K., Hon'ble Board Member, IJBST Journal Group
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- Belongs to “Indian Telecommunication Service” (I.T.S) of 1991 batch.
- B. Tech (Electronics & Communication Engg.) from College of Engineering, Trivandrum in 1988 .
- M. Tech (Microwave & Optical Communication Engg.) from IIT, Kharagpur in 1990.
- Ph.D in Microwave Engineering from Cochin University of science & Technology, (CUSAT), Kochi on thesis “ Ultra Wide Band (UWB) Antennas ” in 2009.
- Studied at International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) , Erasmus University, Hague , Netherlands for a course on “Governance, Democratization and Public Policy” as a part of Govt. of India Foreign Training Programme for Cadre Service Officers on deputation.
- Senior Fellow of “Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP)” of DRDO.
- Worked for 3 years as Scientist (1990-93) in DRDO Missile Laboratory, Research Centre Imarat (RCI) , Hyderabad . Worked at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore on DRDO collaborative project on “Fiber Optic Gyroscope for Guided Missiles”.
- On Joining “Indian Telecommunication Service (ITS)” got posted at various places in DoT and BSNL as DGM Trichur, Addl. GM , BSNL , Coimbatore. Worked in various Telecom Technology areas like Digital Switching, OF Networks, OFAN, Broad Band Internet, GPON, 2G, 3G Mobile, CDMA etc..
- Recipient of “ Vishisht Sanchar Seva Medal” of BSNL for the year 2005.
- Worked in FCI on deputation for 5 years as General Manager is in-charge of all five Southern States & UT under FCI South Zone for Engineering, Vigilance , IT, Operational Losses/PV Stocks and Security.
- Worked for 3 years as Director, DoT in charge of CMS for Tamilnadu LSA (TN state and UT Puducherry)
- Presently working as General Manager, BSNL, Palakkad since Nov. 2017.