SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Empowered Autonomous)
Aruna Sairam (Padma Shri 2009)
The highest civilian honours of India, announced annually on the eve of Republic Day. The award
seeks to recognize achievements in all fields of activities or disciplines where an element of
public service is involved and Padmashree is awarded for one’s dedicated and distinguished
Aruna Sairam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Chemistry and Botany) from SIES
College and followed it up with M.A. in Music and B.Ed. She is a trained Carnatic
vocalist, composer, collaborator, humanitarian and a very good orator. The London
Evening Standard has called her the "New Queen of Soul", comparing her with Aretha
Franklin. She has been recently honoured with the French government’s highest honourChevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des award (2022)
He is an Executive Chairman of Excel Industries and is with the company for more than 50 years.
He has been richly recognized for his contributions to the growth of the Indian Chemical industry
and received the ICC Lifetime achievement award. He is a member of SIES Past Students
Association and helped us in various projects including for Kerala Flood Relief operation
Indian actress and model working in Indian television and films
A renowned Ghazal Singer
Hariharan (Padma Shri 2004)
Hariharan completed Bachelor of Science from SIES College. He is renowned Playback,
Bhajan, Ghazal Singer and recognized for the versatility in singing in various Indian
languages. He is one the pioneers in Indian Fusion Music due to his various National and
International collaborations. He has also been honoured with Highest Civilian
Kalaimamani Award in 2005 and Yesudas Award in 2004. He inaugurated 2010
commonwealth Games with his composition and performance of “Swaghatham” song.
Playback singer, Songwriter, Celebrity Vocal coach, Founder, CEO of Haroon Akhtar Music Entertainment
& Vocal lab.
Late Captain S. Srinivas (Arjuna Award 2003)
Outstanding, courageous sincere officer posted in 7th Maratha Light Infantry. Sacrificed
his life for the country at Pathankot on 10th February 2002. Captain S Srinivas was born
on 08th July 1972. Since, his childhood, he was inspired to join the armed forces and joined
the Army after completing his education. He was commissioned into the 7th Battalion of
Maratha Light Infantry Regiment, the regiment known for his valiant Soldiers and various
battle honours. During 2002, Captain S Srinivas’s unit was deployed in J&K as a part of
Op Parakram. Captain S Srinivas while engaged in a counte
Major Ramaswamy Parameswaran (Param Vir Chakra 1987)
India’s highest military gallantry award for distinguished acts of valour during war time. Param
Vir Chakra symbolizes as the “wheel of the ultimate brave”.
He completed his schooling from SIES (South Indian Education Society) High School,
Mumbai in 1963. He then went on to do his graduation in science from SIES college in
Ms. Rucha Patil
BSc in Biotechnology (2004-2007). currently working as Scientist C, Department of Haemostasis
and Thrombosis, ICMR-NIIH, ICMR Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of
India, Mumbai. Her expertise lies in the area of haemostasis and thrombosis and cell derived
microparticles. She completed her PhD in Applied Biology from ICMR-NIIH, University of
Mumbai. She is a recipient of INSA Young Scientist Award in the year 2017.She has more than 35 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Nirupama Mankad (Arjuna Award 1980 )
The Civilian Award for outstanding contributions to Sports (Individual/Team) by Government of
Nirupama Mankad is a former Indian tennis player. She is the first Indian woman in the modern
era to play at a main draw of a Grand Slam. Mankad won the Asian women's tennis championship
in 1965 at the age of 17. She played Wimbledon junior event in 1965 and partnered Anand Amritraj
in the mixed doubles event in 1971, reaching the second round. She was India's top ranked tennis
player between 1965 and 1978, winning the national championship seven times during this time.
She won the Indian government's Arjuna award in 1980.
Prakash Subramanian, CEO at Millennium Capital, the largest Global Hedge Funds, Headquarters
in New York USA. He was a former managing committee member of SIES PSA. Prakash spent
over three decades with ANZ Grindlays Bank and Standard Chartered Bank across Investment
Banking and Treasury. Prakash is also the Advisor to the Chairman - International Financial
Services Centre Authority formed by the Prime Minister and also Co-Chair of the India-UK
Financial Partnership Group on Gift City.
Shankar Mahadevan (Padma Shri 2019)
Shankar Mahadevan completed Higher Secondary Education in Science from SIES
College. He is a Singer-cum-music Composer, an actor and popular as Indi pop Star with
fusion of Carnatic, Hindustani and Jazz. He is also a recipient of Swaralaya-KairaliYesudas Award in 2007 for his contribution to Indian Film Music.
Shreya Ghoshal (Padma Shri 2012)
Shreya Ghoshal holds a Bachelor Degree in English Literature from SIES College. She
is noted for her wide vocal range and versatility right from a very young age. She is the
only prolific Indian artist to have won all the six major music awards in India.
Suma Shirur (Dronacharya award 2022)
The Civilian award for outstanding coaches in sports and games. It is awarded by the Ministry
of Youth Affairs and Sports by Government of India.
Suma Shirur holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Chemistry). She has to her credit several
accolades both at the State and National levels in the Air rifle sport. She made her name at the
international stage by winning medals at Asian Games in Busan (2002) , Commonwealth Games
in Manchester (2002), Asian Athletics Championships in Kuala Lumpur (2004) and
Championships in Bangkok (2005). She was honoured with the Arjuna award by the Government
of India in 2003. She is the High Performance coach of the Indian Rifle shooting team.