Activities

Mar Mathew Arackal (Chairman)
Dr. P. Basak
Dr. Thomas K. Sebastian, Poovanchi
Sri. Joseph M. Kallivayalil
Prof. James K. George, Kariapuram
Sri. K.V. Thomas, Kadamappuzha
Adv. K.K. Chacko, Anathanam
Fr. (Dr.) Mathew Paikatt
Fr. Thomas Ettolil
Sri. Marydas K. Joseph, Pulppel
Sri. K.C. Dominic, Karippapparambil
Sri. George J. Mathew, Pottamkulam
Dr. A Komalavalli amma
Sri. T.T. Jose, Tachedathu
Sri. Joy John Vaidya (Managing Director)

Mar Mathew Arackal - Chairman
Promoter :
o Sahyadri Research Institute of Eco-Farming and Rural Technology (SRI) Peermade,
o AKJ Memorial Rural Training Centre, Nallathanny, Peermade,
o Sahyadri Ayurvedic Research Centre Pallikunnu, Peermade,
o Amal Jyothi College Of Engineering Koovapally, Kanjirapally,
o Sahyadri Research Institute of Bio-Technology,
o Marian College Kuttikkanam, Peermade
Positions and Recognitions (Past and Present)
International –
• Asia Representative to International Delegates Assembly of Naturland, Germany.
National –
a. Consultant, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
b. Consultant, Ministry of Rural Areas and Employment, Govt. of India
c. Executive Committee Member of Functional Vocational Training Forum, Bangalore.
State
a. Member, Academic Council, General Education, Govt. of Kerala
b. Member, Kerala State Farming Corporation
c. Member, Task Force for Participatory Planning, Govt. of Kerala
d. Governing Body Member, State Council for Education, Research and Training
e. Member, Watershed Development and Management Programme Evaluation Team headed by Chief Secretary, Govt. of Kerala
f. Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Idukki
g. Vice Chairman Jeevan TV Communications Ltd
h. Chairman Kerala Catholic Bishops' Conference's Commission for Justice, Peace and Development
Papers Presented in International and National Forum:
a. Colorado State University, USA - Pathway to Sustainable Development in a tribal village; a case study
b. Caritas International, -Austria Rural Development Scenario in India
c. Rupin Institute, Israel - Sustainable Agriculture
d. Arsenic Conference, Dhaka -Rain water harvesting - a solution to arsenic pollution
e. Mini Conference, UNO, New York - Profile and Family
f. Annual Consultation Meeting, Techno Bhavan, Govt. of India, New Delhi - Science and Technology for women (a case study)
Dr. Punyabrata Basak Ph.D.
 Principal Resource Person – CARITAS India and Asia
 Executive Director Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM) (1987-2001)
 Advisor, Kerala Agricultural University
 Dean Faculty of Engineering Kerala Agricultural University
 National Consultant on R&D WHO
 Ford Foundation Fellow 1973, National Research Council Fellow – McMaster University, Canada - 1970
 Doctorate Degree in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
 Masters Degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in Civil Engineering.
 Published more than 250 research publications in leading international scientific journals across 5 continents
 Winner of the Republic Day Award from President of India for outstanding contributions in R & D – 1972,
 Lectured in at least 30 Universities around the world
 Addressed the General Assembly of United Nations in New York on Global Environmental Issues.
 Trained more than 2000 senior executives in India and another 11 countries in Asia
Dr. Thomas K. Sebastian M. Sc, Ph.D., F. B. S (Director – Agriculture)
 P.G. and Doctoral studies in BITS, Pilani
 Post Doctoral Research at National Research Council, Saskatoon, Canada
 Specialized in Tree Crops (Forest), Research and Tissue Culture of ornamental plants
 Teaching and Research experience in
 University of Nairobi, Kenya
 University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
 University of Sierra Lonne
 Murdoch University, W. Australia
 University of Saskatoon, Canada
 Pennsylvania State University and University of Wisconsin, U S A
 USDA Rhinlander, Wisconsin
 Birla Institute of Science & Technology, Pilani
 KJP Research Foundation
 20 Research papers related to tissue culture ornamental, horticultural and tree crops
 Fulbright Scholar Award (U.S. Govt.)
 National Research Foundation Fellowship (Canada)
 ADAB Fellowship (Australia)
 International Foundation for Science (Sweden)
 UGC Fellowship (India)
 At present managing plantations in Kerala and Tamilnadu
 Special interests: Identifying and designing new farming systems and methods to improve the income generating capability of small farmers in High Ranges of Kerala.
Prof. James K. George
• Head of the Research and P.G. Dept. of Commerce, St. Dominic's College, Kanjirapally.
• 30 years of teaching experience at both P.G. & U.G. level
• Doing Research on "An evaluation of the Value Added Tax system in Kerala."
• Member, P.G. Board of Examination, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, for the last 6 years.
• Active participant in social and cultural activities in and outside the college.
• President Y's Men's Club, Farm Town Parathode
• Immediate past President of St. Vincent De'Paul Society, Velichiyani conference
Shri. K.V. Thomas, Director, Kochi Stock Exchange.

 Masters Degree in Commerce
 At present: - Director Barkleet Mecklai & Roy, Colombo.
 Government Nominee Director at International Commodities Exchange, Cochin & IPSTA, Cochin.
 At present: -Director – Cochin Stock Exchange
 Director – First Commodity Clearing Corporation.
 Visiting faculty Member & Examiner for MBA Programme at Cochin University for Science & Technology, Cochin (1997-1998).
 Feb 1987-1995 - Senior Advisor, International Investments Al Jomaih Group of Companies
 International Equity Investment Management, Derivatives Trading
 Foreign Exchange Trading, Cash Management, Trade Finance, International Commodity Trading, Options, Option Conversions, Index Arbitrages, The Investment companies of the Group were located in U.S.A. and Europe.
 Treasury Manager & Chief Dealer, Al Rajhi Investment Bank, Riyadh. 1979 – 1986
 Branch Manager, Federal Bank Ltd., Bombay. 1973 – 1975
 Various Training Programs for Bank Executives at Bankers Training College, Reserve Bank of India, Bombay.
 International Banking Training at National Westminster Bank Plc, London.
Adv.K.K. Chacko Anathanam

 Bachelor Degree in Zoology
 LLB in Law College, Pune
 Profession - Lawyer
 Debating Club Secretary of I.L.S Law College , for the year 1984-'85
 Co-authored a book 'Bibliography on Legal Aid in India'
a project sponsored by the University Grants Commission of India.