ACM India Council

The ACM India Council was created by ACM to recognize and support Indian ACM members and activities.

About the ACM India Council

The ACM India Council is an effort of ACM, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, aimed at increasing the level and visibility of ACM activities across India. The ACM India Council activities, involving both academia and industry in computing, include research, organization of high-quality computing conferences, advancing Computer Science education, and awards to recognize achievement.

2022 ACM India Council Election

On 4 May, all ACM Professional Members residing in India (in good standing as of 15 April 2022) were sent voting information via an email message from Election Services Corporation (ESC), a third party that is conducting the election. If you have not received an email and have an email address on file with ACM, please contact You are encouraged to participate in this election at

ACM India Council 2022 Elections

The ACM India Nominating Committee hereby submits the following slate of candidates for the May 2022 ACM India Council election. The names of the nominees for the Executive Council of ACM India are presented below in random order.

  • Sanjiva Prasad, IIT, Delhi
  • Sudip Misra, IIT Kharagpur
  • Kiran Deshpande, Independent Consultant / Advisor
  • Ranga Rajagopal, Acenet Technologies India P. Ltd.
  • Venkatesh Kamat, IIT Goa
  • Aswani Kumar Cherukuri, VIT Vellore
  • Ranjita Bhagwan, Microsoft Research India
  • Rijurekha Sen, IIT, Delhi
  • Yogesh Simmhan, IISc, Bangalore
  • Saket Saurabh, IMSC, Chennai
  • Shweta Agrawal, IIT, Madras
  • Sachin Lodha, Tata Consultancy Services
  • Prateek Jain, Google Research India
  • B. Ravindran, IIT, Madras
  • Indrajit Bhattacharya, Tata Consultancy Services
  • R Venkateswaran, Persistent
  • Periyasamy Sakthivel, Anna University College of Engineering Kancheepuram

ACM India Nominating Committee
   Abhiram Ranade (Chair)
   S Sadagopan
   Gautam Shroff

Jayant Haritsa

ACM India Council President Jayant Haritsa is on the faculty of the Department of Computational and Data Sciences and the Department of Computer Science and Automation at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He received his undergraduate degree from IIT-Madras, and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE for his contributions to the design and implementation of database engines. He has been on the ACM India Council since 2018 and chaired the Steering Committee of the annual IRISS symposium. He is also on the Steering Committee of ACM India awards.

Heena Timani

ACM-W India Committee Chair Heena Timani was Chair and Founder/Vice-Chair of the ACM Ahmedabad Professional Chapter. She was a member of the ACM-W India Committee from 2017 to 2019 and has been reappointed as Chair for the term July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023. She is Director of iAnanya Datalytix Pvt. Ltd. Her specialization is Bayesian inference and applications of Bayesian networks in business intelligence and analytics. She is actively involved in supporting and organizing computing events for women in India under ACM-W.

Heena Timani
  • ACM India Council

      Jayant Haritsa  
    Vice President
      Hemangee Kapoor  
    Secretary/ Treasurer
      Venkatesh Raman
      Supratik Chakraborty
      Meenakshi D'Souza
      Gargi Dasgupta  
      Manish Gupta  
      Pankaj Jalote  
      Venkatesh Kamat
      Viraj Kumar  
      Ponnurangam Kumaraguru  
      Rajeev Shorey
      Vasudeva Varma  
    Past President
      Abhiram Ranade  
    ACM India Executive Director
      Hemant Pande
    ACM India COO
      Chandrashekhar Sahasrabudhe

Past ACM India Council Members

List of Past ACM India Council Members

ACM India Launches Minigraphs

ACM India has launched Minigraphs, a new series of documents comprehensively covering technical areas of current significance. Minigraphs are intended for those with some knowledge of computing: senior undergraduates and postgraduates, and young professionals in industry. They will help readers to answer the question: "Should I think of starting work in this area?"

ACM India Events

ACM India events and conferences include: Annual Event, ARCS Symposium, ACM-W Workshop, COMPUTE, CODS-COMAD, and ISEC.

ACM India also co-sponsors conferences held in India, such as COMSNETS 2021.

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