Research Advisory Board


Member

Rajit Karunakaran Nair

Rajit Nair is a master Corporate Trainer, is associated with many MNCs and educational institutions in India, GCC (Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Sultanate of Oman, Qatar), Egypt, US & UK. Rajit has overall 22 years of Corporate Experience, out of which 14 years of experience in consulting and training domain. Managed the entire training functions for the corporate sector including Content development, Mentoring trainers and creating leaders. The Popular Programs created and presented include: ProSkill (Life Skills & Soft Skills) Enhancement Program; Antharaprerna - Entrepreneurship Development Program; Workshop on Business Etiquette- Corporate Etiquette (different geographies) and its nuances; The Complete Professional Closer look on topics ranging from communication, its process, cognitive skills, presentation skills, problem solving using Six Thinking Hats technique etc.; Mindful Supervisor Evolving as an effective Supervisor and Leader; Discover the Winner in You! Workshop Motivation and Self-discovery; Exceeding Expectations Effective Customer Handling based on Starbucks Model; Whats Next? Career Planning, CV preparation and Interview Tips. He is the author of Making of a Sensible Consultant! [ISBN 1453705228] and Fearless or Shameless

Member

Dr A R R Menon

Dr. A. R. R. Menon, Former Senior Scientist of Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Thrissur, Kerala, Currently working as Director (Research) at GeoVin Solutions, was born on 24th July 1951 in Kottayam, Kerala. He is having 37 years of Post Doctoral Research Experience in the field of forestry and Remote Sensing. To his credit, he has 184 scientific publications in the field of forestry, Remote Sensing, GIS and allied topics (103 research papers in National and International journals, 35 Research reports, 12 extension project reports, 25 consultancy project reports, 8 proceedings/chapters in books, and 1 handbook). He is an approved research guide of Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), University of Calicut, and Forest Research Institute, Deemed University, Dehradun. 15 students completed their PhD courses under his guidance. Currently he is also serving as visiting faculty in Kerala Agriculture University, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, and Amrita University, Kerala.

Member

Dr. Devashish Kar

Dr. Devashish Kar is one of the pioneer researchers in India in the field of Wetlands, Rivers, Fisheries and Aquaculture. He completed his Master's Programme from University of Gauhati with specialization in Fishery Science and Aquaculture. He had been awarded PhD by the University of Gauhati for his outstanding work in the 'Beel' (wetlands) fishery of Assam. On a prestigious British Council Study Fellowship Award, Dr. Kar was in King's College University of London, for a 9 month's duration for advanced training in Science Education. Dr. Kar had been awarded with the prestigious Biotechnology National Associateship (BNA) by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India (GOI), for his pioneering researches in the field of Fish Disease, particularly, in tackling the dreadful Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome (EUS) Fish disease in India and for conducting further researches in defining EUS in collaboration with National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. As Convener, Dr. Kar has organized a number of National and International Symposia and Workshops, in the field of Wetlands, Fisheries and Aquaculture including Ornamental Fishes, in collaboration with DBT, DST, CSIR, ICAR, MOEF, UGC, MPEDA; and, being attended by eminent scientific personalities like, Professor Asis Datta, Ex-Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Professor Samir Bhattacharyya, Ex-Director, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Calcutta; Dr. K.C. Jayaram, Ex-Joint Director of the Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta; and, so on. Dr. Kar has presented papers and chaired scientific sessions in a large number of National and International Symposia, both in India and Abroad, notably, the Gordon Research Conference in USA during 1999; 2nd International Symposium on GIS/Spatial analysis in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, held in England during 2002. He also has 122 publications in many National and International journals. As President of Conservation Forum, Dr Kar has made a profound contribution to the Society in Environment-related works in collaboration with Professor Madhav Gadgil of the Indian Institute of Science (Retd.), Bangalore. In addition to Editor of the Conservation Forum Journal, Dr. Kar is a Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London and a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London; Fellow of the Zoological Society, Calcutta, Fellow of the Applied Zoologists Research Association; Fellow of the Society of Environmental Biologists, Fellow of the Inland Fisheries Society of India, and so on. At present, Dr Devashish Kar is the Seniormost Professor and Dean of the School of Life Sciences in Assam (Central) University at Silchar, India.