Senior Fellows


Indian nuclear engineer and eminent science contributor. He is an atomic scientist and educationist of India. He played an important role in Indian Nuclear program, and he is a prolific writer, having written 29 popular science books in Malayalam and two in English.

R. V. G. Menon

Deputed as the director of Agency for Non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT). He is the author of "An Introduction To The History And Philosophy Of Science" which is a part of the Engineering curriculum in Kerala.

Dr. M. Lalithambika

Former Director and Senior Scientist of IRTC, and retired Deputy Director of CSIR-NIIST. She has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from IIT Kanpur having special expertise in Analytical Chemistry. She is an eminent contributor in the field of Clay Science & Ceramic Technology in India.

Prof. P.K.Ravindran

A retired professor, Scientific expert and former President of KSSP, Dr. Raveendran is an eminent scholar with a number of books and published articles to his credit. He is also a former director of IRTC. During an illustrious career, he has held the portfolios of a Lecturer, Scientific Officer, Expert in Planning Board, Deputy Director of Collegiate Education and Senate Member of M.G University

Prof. K.Sreedharan

Prof. K Sreedharan is an expert in the area of Energy, a scientist and an acclaimed writer on energy issues. He has held several portfolios of importance in KSSP. He has been active in the front of various environmental movements in Kerala as well.


An Environmental Scientist with 37 Years of experience in Teaching, Research and Extension put up in the KAU and KVASU. Since 1997, there is a continuous involvement Of Prof.Raghunandanan in waste management activities as well as Research and Development activities related to bio-degradable wastes in association with IRTC.

Dr. C.Ramakrishnan

Was private secretary to the ministry of Education, government of Kerala. He has associated with curriculum development process of SCERT. With more than 30 years of experience in teaching and education based research activities, Dr C Ramakrishnan have a number of publications in his name.

Dr. Kavumbai Balakrishnan

Retired professor of Malayalam Literature, and an educational activist. He is a Fellow at IRTC. Dr. Kavumbai Balakrishnan has a PhD in people’s science movements in India. He was the president of Kerala Sastra Sahithya Parishad and is the convener of the publication wing of KSSP.

Dr. T.K.Anandi

Senior fellow of IRTC having expertise in Women Studies, Gender Studies and Social Science. She served as the principal investigator of various ICSSR projects. She has authored five books in the area of Gender History.

Research Fellows / Scientists


Associate Fellow at Social Science Division of IRTC. He has a PhD in Development Studies from Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore in the topic “Institutions and Practices: A Study of the People’s Planning Campaign and the Kerala Development Programme”.


Senior scientist in IRTC. She retired From Kerala Forest Research Institute as scientist and Programme Coordinator, of Sustainable Forest Management Division & Coordinator, National Bamboo Mission, Peechi.

Sri. R.Sathish

Engineer with the decades experience in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluating watershed developing and natural resource management projects. Expertise in GIS and worked as faculty member at KILA. Coordinated implementation of Research & Development projects funded by Central, State and Local Governments


Retired Dpty. Director of Agriculture Dept. of Kerala. Formor managing director of KSBCDC and Board member of National Backword classes financial development corporation. From feb 2012 onwards in IRTC, working as aggronomist in the RSTO team.

Sri. A.K.Mathew


Dr. Uma. J. Vinod

Principal invetigator in a DST funded project on social perspective on water resource conservation in palakkad district lead by IRTC. She has a doctorate in Ornithology from Sa`lim Ali Center for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) and further persuaded towards nature conservation awareness programs for school college and local people with Conservation and Research in Ornithology and Wildlife.

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