SIV-G is pleased to announce the details of the Members of Jury who would be evaluating the essays submitted by the Students in the Online Essay Contest 2012. We are grateful to the Members of Jury who readily accepted our request to evaluate the essays despite of their busy schedule. This only shows their commitment, seriousness and dedication towards the issue of 'governance and integrity', particularly involving the youth.
A brief profile of the Members of the Jury are as follows:
1. 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. 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 inculcate 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.
3. 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]
4. 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.