SIV-G has been very fortunate to have the moral support of the following well wishers who spent time and energy in evaluating the Essays of Students during the Online Contest since 2007:
1. (Late) Mr. Charukesi Viswanathan
Mr. Charukesi is a well known freelance writer for more than 30 years. He has written about 20 books on various subjects, short stories, self-improvement articles, humour ets.
2. Dr. Som Karamchetty
M.Tech (1961) – IIT, Kharagpur, Ph.D. (1965), a Colombia based Consultant on Education, Research, Management and Concept Development. Dr. Som Karamchetty has forty seven years of versatile experience in the US federal government, US private R&D companies of small size as well has a huge multinational corporation. He was an academic in USA, Australia, and India.
3. Ms. Bama Govindaraja
Bama Govindaraja is currently an adjunct faculty at Fairfield University,Connecticut,USA. Earlier, she served as an Assistant Professor for more than a decade in the Department of Physics and Electronics in Madras University Tamil Nadu, India. Her specialised areas of teaching include Physics, Electronics, Software Engineering and Computer Science. Her experience spans a wide range from Central Government Service for the Department of Central Excise and Customs, to more than a decade of university teaching in the field of Physics, Electronics, Computer science and Engineering. She did her Masters in Physics, from Bharathiar University in which she was bestowed with the honour of University Rank Holder for her academic excellence. She did her second Masters - M.S in Software Engineering from Fairfield University, Connecticut, U.S.
Bama's involvement in the corporate world, working for Pitney Bowes Inc,USA, a global leader in mail processing equipment and integrated mail solutions, facilitates to iculcate the changing needs of the corporate world into her teaching curriculum and gear up the expertise of the student's community to meet the challenges beyond their academic needs.
4. Ramakrishnan Ramaswamy
Regional Head, India-Workplace Services at CSC Technologies India Private Limited. Previously, with CGI India, Wipro Technologies, KPIT Cummins Infosystems Limited and WIPRO BPO, Bangalore. Having 30 years experience in Facilities Management, Administration and HR in different Multinationals. Also the General Secretary of International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) India Chapter since 2003
5. Dr. Alok Gupta
Dr Alok Kumar Gupta, MA, MPhill, PhD, LLM, LLB is Associate Professor and Dean National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi, Jharkhand, teaching Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations. His special area of interest include, Political Theory and Political Philosophy, Public Policy Analysis, National and International Politics, Problems of Governance in South Asia, Conflict and Peace Making and Defence and Security.
Dr.Alok has a diploma in Journalism from Indian Institute of Mass Communication and has been in the Editorial Board of the University. He has made various presentations in national and international conferences. He has visited Poland and Napal.
Dr. Alok has published a number of articles through websites, books and journals and also authored a book titled “Arms Purchase and Security Concerns of India, 1986-1999” (Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM-Verlag, 2009) [ISBN-978-3-639-17247-8]
6. Dr. M. Balakrishnan
Dr. Balakrishnan Muniapan is a lecturer, trainer, consultant, writer and a speaker in area of Human Resource Management (HRM) and Human Resource Development (HRD). He is currently based at the School of Business & Design, Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus) in Kuching. Bala has accumulated vast knowledge and experience in HRM and HRD over the last two decades and has conducted HRM and HRD programs for more than 50 organizations within Malaysia and in Asia. He has published over 50 research papers and articles in several reputable international journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. Bala is frequently honored as an invited speaker on HRM and HRD issues at national and international conferences and forums. He has presented at both academic and practitioner conferences and forums in several countries within Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe.
7. Mr. V. Sivakumar
M. Tech (Chemical Engineer) from IIT(1978). Held various important positions in Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. He headed the Petroleum Conservation and Research Association (PCRA), Chennai as Regional Director.
8. Ms. Meenalochiny
Engineer (ECE) from Anna University (1986) and MBA(Mktg). Selected through UPSC and joined DOT in 1986. Held various positions in DOT and presently in charge of Operations of Telecom facility in Chennai and Chengalpattu Dist.
9. Ms. Anita Kandukuri
Masters in Public Personal Management from Osmania University and Masters in Public Administration from University of Canberra, Australia. Joined Australian public force in 1995. Receipant of Australia day Corporate Award for Quality Management Information Service and currently a Tech Lead and Executive Manager for Web applications for Commonwealth government.
10. Ms. Madhu Vasanthy
Director, Confederation of Indian Industry(CII), Chennai
11. Dr. Amit Wanchoo
President, Rotary Club of Kashmir, Srinagar. Was a Group Leader in the Commonwealth Study Conference held in the India and Malaysia in March 2007. Dr. Amit is is one among the 18 personalities selected from all over the world as "The Yale World Fellow 2007". Was also an Associate Editor of the leading local daily of Kashmir, ALSAFA. Made several documentaries and a very active social worker in Kashmir.
12. Mr. Jayaraman Rajah Iyer
Jayaraman Rajah Iyer is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI, New Delhi (1966) who has a unique insight into major changes in accounting in India’s history culled from experience with major firms across the globe. He has authored a book recently Titled: Inactivity Based Cost Management; with a sub-title: Measurement of Intangible: Governance, Ethical & Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability. The theme of the book is: Activity is a Cost Incidence whereas Inactivity a Cost Consequence. He elaborates that cost consequence is relevant for only one day, i.e. to-day and as a corollary Governance is feasible for only one day, i.e. to-day, neither by the dateless past nor of the infinite future. He urges the readers to budget for and control Cost Consequence quoting Galileo Galilei - "Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so."
He introduced the principle of Likely Ultimate Cost while appointed as Forestry Operations Accountant at Wimco. In the course of his duty in WIMCO, as per the case study detailed in the book, Jayaraman was called upon to play whistle-blower to corrupt practices. He says “An Accountant is the trustee of the public wherever he/she is employed. The personal case study reported in the book is not to be construed as whistle-blowing but performing one's duty. An Accountant undertakes social responsibility quietly fighting for justice where 'matsyanyaya' is prevalent. Matsya means fish and nyaya justice, where the big fish swallows the small one.” Jayaraman went through subsequent inquiries at great personal cost to be vindicated in his stand against corruption. His joining the Wellcome Foundation, UK later remains possibly the only HR case study when he was appointed to a company despite a written negative reference from the previous employer specifically imploring the new employer not to appoint him. War on corruption must be the priority of every citizen in every country TODAY, he pleads, with the determination quoting John F Kennedy: "not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win" "
13. Dr. R. Mangayarkarasu
Dr. Mangaiyarkarasu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. Specialised in Panchayat Raj and Urban Government, Mr. Mangayarkarasu has special interest in Indian Polity, Cooperative Movement and Contemporary Political Systems. He has contributed in these areas through more than 50 publications and presentations both at national and international level. He has also guided a number of scholars in their Doctoral and MPhil studies. He has been a resource person for various academic activities and is a consultant for NGOs as well. Dr. Mangayarkarasu is Member of various Academic bodies and also an organiser and convener for the programs conducted under UGC and UPE.
15. Mr. Sivakumar Dorairaj
Sivakumar Dorairaj is a senior lecturer from Universiti Tenaga Nasional in Malaysia. He is on study leave since March 2009 to pursue PhD in Software Engineering. His research interests are Agile Software Engineering, Agile Project Management, Object-oriented Technique, and Teaching/Learning Computer Programming. His brief profile can be viewed at http://ecs.victoria.ac.nz/Main/GradSivaDorairaj
16. Mr. Ankur Sood
Ankur Sood is an Advocate & Solicitor practicing primarily in Delhi. After completing law from the W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences, Calcutta, Ankur joined Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co’s Bombay office. Ankur worked with Amarchand & Mangaldas for 3 years (approx.) specializing in financial laws, anti-corruption laws, corporate governance and corporate transactions. Thereafter, Ankur moved to Delhi to practice law as an independent professional.