Seshagiri was a scientist at the Tata Institute of Fundamental
Research from 1966 to 1971, he joined as Director in
the Government of India. He founded the National Informatics
Center (NIC) in 1975 and was its Director-General till
2000, while simunltaeously holding the post of Additional
Secretary since 1984, Special Secretary in the planning
Commission since 1993 and in the Ministry of Information
Technology up to 2000.
Currently he is Emeritus Scientist in CMMACS of CSIR
and Advisor to HCL Infosystems Ltd. He setup NICNET,
the first nationwide computer network in India and a
PSU:NIC Service Inc.
Some of the award and honours to his credit are:'Asiad
Jyothi' awarded by the President of India; Udyog jyothi
Award; Om Prakash Bhasin Award for Telecom; Vikram Sarabhai
Research Award; DATAQUEST Award for Lifetime Contribution
to IT; ELCINA Lifetime Award; NAFEN IT Excellence Award;
and System Society Gold Medal.
He was an elected Governor of the Internation Council
for Computer-Communication at Geneva, a nominated Governor
of UNESCO Institute for IT in Eductaion at Moscow, and
a Director of IT Pour La Development International at
Paris. He is Fellow of several scientific and technical
Academic and Institutions. He has authored 8 books,
edited 8 other books and authored over 85 research papers.
The president of India awarded to him 'Padam Bhushan'