More About Vidya Sagar
Vidya Sagar has been associated with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), and more specifically with the ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) for over 30 years now. She joined ISAC soon after her Polytechnic as a Technical Assistant. She completed her Graduation and Post-Graduation while at work and steadily grew to take over as Project Co-Ordinator and Senior Scientist, leading the organization from the front.
Vidya has co-authored many Scientific Papers, Project Specifications, Technical Manuals and Satellite Configuration Documents that are “highly classified” in nature. She streamlined procurement and processes, with expertise in management of Small Satellites. She was one of the key personnel responsible for the success of India’s First Small Satellite – HAMSAT and various other crucial missions of ISRO like, CARTOSAT, ANUSAT, ASTROSAT, CHANDRAYAAN, and MANGALYAAN.
Vidya has been on ISRO’s Scientific and Cultural Committees for various National and International Symposiums like the UNESCAP Meet, National Science Congress, National Science Day where she had lead ISRO to gain laurels. She has been recognized by the Govt, of India, Sri. APJ Abdul Kalam and Sri.Atal Bihari Vajpayee for her dynamic contributions to Space Science!
Vidya was awarded :
- “President’s Guide” Medal with maximum number of Individual Badges, representing Karnataka
- “Best Actress” (thrice) at the State Level Drama Competition
- “Dynamic Leader” by CII for her PR skills in handling International Scientists and Agencies
- “Outstanding Contribution to Space Science” by the Space Officers Association
- “Women Achiever Award” by WOW (Women of Wonder), Lion’s Club Bangalore
Over the years, she has built her unique style in Project Management, Configuration Management, Database Management, Supply Chain Management, Inventory Management, Systems Engineering, Documentation.
A theatre personality, Vidya’s passion takes her to the stage where she performs with the C-suite of Kannada theatre. She has also performed in several Television Serials and featured in “Award Winning” Films. She is also a trained Bharatanatyam dancer and Carnatic musician.
Vidya is also a sportsperson who has won championships in Badminton. She is also a Karate Black Belt master.
Currently Vidya is working at pursuing her dream of “adopting” elders whose children have time for them and aims at building a “peaceful pass-away home” for them!