Dr.  M.G. Prasad

Member, President's Counsel  


Dr. M G Prasad Professional Activities:

  1. Elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): (November 2008)

  2. Elected President of Society of Indian Academics in America (September 2008)

  3. Received 'Distinguished Community Award' by Association of Indians in America New York Chapter (May 2008)

  4. Delivered the Vedic Invocation at the opening of the New Jersey State General Assembly (May 2008) ( The invocation can be heard on podcast in www.taranga.us)

  5. Received 'Award of Excellence' by Hindu Sanghatan Committee, New York (August 2007)

  6. Elected as a Fellow of Acoustical Society of America (November 2006)


Brief bio-graphical sketch of Dr. Marehalli G. (MG) Prasad


     Dr. Marehalli G. (MG)  Prasad  is a spiritual disciple of seer-yogi Sriranga Sadguru, founder of Ashtanga Yoga Vijnana Mandiram, Mysore , India .

   Dr. Prasad  teaches recitation of Sanskrit prayers, Vedic chanting and Hindu scriptures and worship practices for children, youth and adults.      He is an organizer and instructor at several youth camps at temples in New Jersey , Albany , Houston and Pittsburgh . In the Hindu Temple and Cultural Society at Bridgewater, he is a co-founder and had been a coordinator of a youth camp for 15 years.

     He has written four books on Hinduism. His articles and poems in English and Kannada have appeared in many souvenirs and magazines. He has been an invited speaker at various universities such as Columbia , Rutgers , Cornell, MIT, SUNY, Rochester , Stevens, etc… He has also given talks and workshops at schools, temples, churches and several conferences and symposia.

   He is a Hindu representative at inter-faith forums at colleges, schools, churches and temples. He was the coordinator of Hindu group at the 50th anniversary celebrations of United Nations in New York (1995).  He organizes symposia and workshops on Hinduism, Science and Religion. He organized the first symposium on Science, Technology and Religion at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in 1987. He is a featured speaker on “Bharat Darshan”, a program of RBC Radio, New York . He has been interviewed on ITV, New York.  He is an outreach associate for the “Religion and Science” weekly of PBS television. He and his wife Geetha Prasad, through their cultural organization, Taranga, have written, directed and produced more than 25 plays, dance-dramas with participation of children, youths and adults. These performances have been shown at several organizations and institutions since 1981.

    Dr. Prasad is a professor of mechanical engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. He has published about 100 publications including in encyclopedias, in acoustics and vibrations, the research areas of his specialization. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of India.

   The articles, presentations and activities of Dr. Prasad, related to Hinduism, can be found at the website:  http://www.taranga.us