1970 - B.Tech - Electrical Engineering Retired Head @ Karnataka Police Force
Mr. R. Sri Kumar after his schooling in New Delhi received his B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering (Power) from IIT Madras in 1970. He later received a Master’s degree in Business Laws in 2003 from National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
Mr. Sri Kumar retired as the Head of the Police force in Karnataka in the rank of DG & IGP in January, 2009. Post retirement, he is assisting the Confederation of Indian Industries in the Southern Region as Head of its Task Force on Internal Security. He is also the Chairperson of the Karnataka Chapter of Cyber Society of India. A public charitabletrust called ‘Indian Centre for Social Transformation’, set up by him, offers e-governance initiatives through use of appropriate and affordable technologies. 20, 000 publicly financed projects in Bangalore City being executed by the Municipal Corporation are under real–time stakeholder scrutiny through a portal established by ICST. This visibility and transparency has helped completion of many projects with minimum cost or time overrun using the principles of professional project management. He is also a member of the Government of India’s committee on Bank Frauds and Capacity Building of IPS Officers in the country.
A motivated and committed Police Officer, Mr. Sri Kumar worked by the rule book in the system for thirty six years, amidst attempts at making the police pliant. A technocrat who joined the Indian Police Service in 1973 by choice and had the singular opportunity of serving for about a decade each in the States of Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka, and in the Central Bureau of investigation, he is known as a person with a penchant for continuous learning and continual improvement. An ace investigator who dealt with terrorism, organized crimes, economic crimes as well as several politically-sensitive cases, Mr. Sri Kumar has proved time and again to be a perceptive inquirer who goes to the root of the matter and has been responsible for many perpetrators of crime being punished in courts of law.
Some of Mr. Sri Kumar’s significant accomplishments include: setting up the country’s first Cyber Crime police station in Bangalore, obtaining ISO quality, environmental and Green Building certification for the Karnataka State Police Housing Corporation, playing a vital role in the successful investigation of several important cases such as Rajiv Gandhi assassination, Harshad Mehta Bank Scam, Telgi Stamp Paper Scam, St Kitts case, etc.
In recognition of his outstanding leadership qualities and contributions to excellence in public service, IIT Madras and its alumni are proud to confer this award on him.