IRTC is registered under the Travancore - Cochin Literary Scientific and Charitable Societies' Act of 1955 in 1995. Its General Body consists of the Executive Committee members of KSSP in addition to twenty nominated members from among Peoples’ Science Activists and Scientists and Academicians. The general functioning of IRTC is governed by a twenty-member Executive Committee. The Director is the Chief Executive Officer of IRTC and the Registrar is in immediate charge of the management of IRTC. The research activities of IRTC are guided by a Research Advisory Committee (RAC) consisting of a number of senior scientists and experts from different fields. These activities are coordinated by a Research Coordinator.
Dr. S. Sreekumar
Retired professor from Christ College Irinjalakuda with over decades of experience in teaching and research in Department of Geology and Environmental Science. Deeply passionate about environment, he had been a resource person (UNDP-GOI) and coordinator for disaster management (UGC) in the past. He has authored several articles, books, and research publications as well as made several presentations in his area of expertise. Recipient of some prestigious awards, he has held the position of a member in several government and academic bodies for years.
He has more than 30 years of experience in programme implementation and administration. He has post graduation in Commerce. He was holding positions such as Sub Regional Employment Officer of the National Employment Service (Kerala), District Employment Officer, Deputy Chief of University Employment information & Guidance Bureau and Co-ordinator of UGC Career & counselling Cell in University of Calicut.
He had worked for decades in Kerala Forest Research Institute, holding several positions such as Head (Soil Science Division), Chief Scientist and Research Co-ordinator. He has also worked at Coirfed as its Managing Director. He has many research publications to his credit. He has served as an expert member in several committees and as a consultant to different organizations (government and institutional). He has received a few awards in his area of work.
Sri. M. Ramachandran
Graduation in Economics from calicut university and B.Ed in social science. Worked as project coordinator in various projects of IRTC, particular experience in watershed developments activities. Administrative officer from 2013 onwards.