Team

Chief Patron

Dr. Kiran Bedi IPS (Retd.), Hon’ble Lieutenant, Governor of Puducherry

Advisors

Prof. Madhav Gadgil, Pune
Dr. Vaman Acharya, Bengaluru
Prof. M.K. Prasad, KSSP, Ernakulam
Dr. (MS) B. Meenakumari, Chairperson, NBA, Chennai
Shri. G. Kumar IFS, Conservator of Forest and Chief Wild Life Warden
Shri. T. Rabikumar, IFS, Secretary, NBA
Prof.(Dr). K.Padmakumar, Pro Vice-Chancellor KUFOS
Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan, Director, CMFRI, Kochi
Dr. B. Venugopal, Former Director, Indian Museum, Kolkata
Prof. Ram Boojh, UNESCO, New Delhi
Dr. Nanditha Krishna, Director, C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre, Chennai
Shri. Ashish Kothari, Kalpavriksh, Pune
Dr. Paramjit Singh, Director, Botanical Survey of India
Dr. K. Venkataraman, Former Director, ZSI, Kolkata
Dr. V. S. Vijayan, Former Chairman, Kerala State Biodiversity Board
Dr. R.V. Varma, Former Chairman, Kerala State Biodiversity Board
Dr. P. S. Roy, NASI Senior Scientist Platinum Jubilee Fellow, University of Hyderabad
Prof. C. H. Venkata Ramana, University of Hyderabad

Chairperson, IBC

Dr. Vandana Shiva, Navdanya

Chairperson, IBC 2017

Prof. (Dr.) Anisa Basheer Khan, Vice- Chancellor, Pondicherry University (Officiating)

Vice Chairmen

Prof. (Dr.) G. M. Nair, Advisor, Biotechnology Commission, Govt. of Kerala,
Dr. Malabika Deo, Finance Officer (i/c), Pondicherry University
Dr. G. G. Gangadharan, Director, M. S. Ramaiah Indic Centre for Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (MSR ICAIM), Bengaluru & President, CISSA
Prof. (Dr.) S. Ramkumar, Director, Industries Department, Govt. of Puducherry

Steering Committee Chairmen

Prof. M. Ramachandran, Registrar (i/c), Pondicherry University
Shri. M. Dwarakanath, Director & MS, DST, Govt .of Puducherry

Co Chairman

Dr. Francois Munoz, Head Department of Ecology, French Institute, Puducherry

Members

Dr. A. Bijukumar, Dept. of Aquatic Biology, University of Kerala
Dr. A. Ramamourti, Director, Agriculture Department, Govt. of Puducherry
Dr. Padmanabhan, Director, Animal Husbandry, Govt of Puducherry
Dr. Frédéric Landy, Director, French Institute of Puducherry
Prof. S. Balakrishnan, Dept, of Earth Sciences, Pondicherry University
Prof. H. Surya Prakash Rao, Dept. of Chemistry, Pondicherry University
Prof. G. Gonvindaraj, Dean, School of Physical, Chemical & Applied Sciences, Pondicherry University
Dr. R. Prakashkumar, Director, MBGIPS, Kozhikode
Dr.C. K. Peethambaran, Former Director of Research, KAU

Convener

Dr. C. Sureshkumar, General Secretary, CISSA

Secretary General

Dr. P. N. Krishnan, Emeritus Scientist, MBGIPS, Kozhikode

Organizing Secretary

Dr. S. Jayakumar, Dept. of EES, Pondicherry University

Secretaries

Dr. T. D. Babu, Marine Biotechnologist, Chennai
Dr. E.K. Easwaran, Animal Husbandry Department, Thiruvananthapuram
Dr. K. G. Ajitkumar, Former Head, Dept. of Botany, M.G. College, Thiruvananthapuram
Shri. Raghu Menon, Pondicherry Science Forum
Dr. N. S. Pradeep, Scientist, JNTBGRI, Thiruvananthapuram

Chief Co- Ordinator

Dr. S. Aroumougame, Manager R&D, Gencor, Chennai

Co-ordinators

Dr. N. C. Induchoodan, Former DFO, Kerala
Shri. Sabu Jahas, Wild Life Biologist, Thiruvananthapuram
Dr. P. Sreejith, Dept. of Zoology, University of Kerala
Shri. K. S. N. Prakash, Transdisciplinary University, Bengaluru
Shri. O. S. Nirmal Ghosh, Pondicherry University, Puducherry

National Organizing Committee Members

Prof. Dr. S.K. Barik, Director, NBRI, Lucknow
Dr. G. S. Rawat, Dean, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun
Dr. K. Pananivelu, Director, Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation Research, Anna University, Chennai.
Dr. P. K. Joshi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Dr. Mukund Dev Behera, CORAL, IIT Kharagpur
Dr. Subrat Sharma, Head, Climate Change, G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development, Almora
Dr. V. Chakravarthi, Centre for Earth & Space Sciences, University of Hyderabad
Dr. Anzar A Khuroo, Centre for Biodiversity and (CBT), University of Kashmir Taxonomy
Dr. P. S. Easa, Former Director, KFRI, Thrissur
Dr. A. G. Pandurangan, Director –In-Charge , JNTBGRI
Dr. V. Vijayakumar, Director, Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology, Bhuj-Kutch
Dr. Vinaya Ghate, Agharkar Research Institute, Pune
Dr. K. N. Ganesiah, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru
Dr. T. V. Ramachandra, CES, IISc, Bengaluru
Dr. P. Sudhakar, Joint Director, CPREEC, Chennai
Dr. M. Abdul Kareem, Associate Professor, Transdisciplinary University, Bengaluru
Dr. Harish Bhat, CES, IISc, Bengaluru
Shri. S. Saravanan, WWF, India, Tamil Nadu State
Prof. (Dr) Jayachandran, Principal, Tagore Arts College,Puducherry
Prof. (Dr) V.Ramassamy, Former Principal, Tagore Arts College, Puducherry
Prof. (Dr) N. Mathivanan, Director,CAS in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai
Prof. E. Kunhikrishnan, Former Professor, University College, Thiruvananthapuram
Dr. Ravikumar, FRLHT, Bengaluru
Dr. P. E. Rajasekharan, IIHR, Bengaluru
Dr. S. Rajasekharan, Former Scientist, JNTBGRI
Dr. M. P. Ramanujam, Former Head, Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for PG Studies in Botany, Puducherry
Dr. A. Gangaprasad, Dept. of Botany, University of Kerala
Dr. Kannan C S Warrier, IFGTB, Coimbatore.
Dr. N Ayyappan, French Institute, Puducherry
Dr. Jaffer Palot, ZSI, Western Ghats Cell, Kozhikode
Dr. C. A. Jayaprakas, Scientist, ICAR-CTCRI, Thiruvananthapuram
Dr. M. Unnikrishnan, Former Scientist, ICAR-CTCRI, Thiruvananthapuram
Dr. Pramod Kiran, Dept. of Aquatic Biology, University of Kerala
Shri. Ajith Venniyoor, Vice- President, CISSA
Er. V. R. Sabu, Secretary, CISSA
Dr. S. Venu, CISSA
Dr. Arthur Selwyn Mark, Transdisciplinary University, Bengaluru
Dr. Deepukumar Narayana Kurup, Kerala Forest Department
Shri. R. Rajamanikam, SEECO, Puducherry