Aasif Iqbal J
Aasif is a traveller and an adventurer from the Nilgiris. He is also an avid photographer who has been on multiple solo adventures around India, documenting people and landscapes. At Mango Education, he educates kids on photography and the art of bending light to their will.
Amirutha, a passionate programmer, is a product engineer at Thickstat. She has always been seen as a great co-worker in her work life but she realised she is a natural when it comes to teaching and imparting knowledge. She has a great affinity towards learning new things to great depths, and has the uncanny ability to reproduce in an easier way. She cares for nature, believes service is godliness, and is always a seeker for betterment. Maths and logic enthral her and she believes programming is all about maths.
Arghya Sree Suresh is an avid crafter with a passion for handmade products & jewelry. She runs a small online startup “Arghya crafts”. They feature simple, unique, handcrafted pieces of jewelry inspired from travel and colors, and crafted with materials such as handmade paper, beads, feathers, leather, metal, colored glass, and exotic silk threads.
Aaru is an Engineer turned educator. He was a full stack developer in his previous Startup based out of Bangalore. He strongly believes that there is a shift in the technology industry, where computer programming will become as common as English and specialties like Computer Science, Statistics and Mathematics will take center stage. He also believes that it is important for kids to work on foundational skill rather than just software development.
Arun Rajeev is the managing Director of iRoboChakra. An engineer graduate and management post graduate, Arun is passionate about Robotics and Engineering as a subject, and believes that the knowledge of building things must reach every student. He brings with him his experience as a design engineer with Honda & Nissan during his 3 year stint in Japan where he gained wide exposure to robotics through expo’s, presentations, and self-learning
Balathandapani Sir has over 15 yrs of experience in Research and Development and holds patents. He loves working with kids and has been teaching for the past 7 years. His passion for innovation and love for building things is evident once you visit his maker Lab in Coimbatore. He is the Director of Aatraal Academy and has been mentoring and supporting Aspiring Entrepreneurs and innovators through Aatrral Academy for more than 5 years. We are collaborating with Bala Sir to set up an Innovator lab- a makerspace for kids.
Dr.Daniel worked as an honorary biologist at the Grizzled Giant Squirrel WS until he joined ZOO in 1995 and took up the challenge of promoting invertebrate conservation. He is the chair for the IUCN SSC South Asian Invertebrate Specialist Group and runs a network of invertebrate experts. His special interest is conservation education and developing education materials and modules. He is a Coordinator for Education at Zoo Outreach Organization.
Eldho has a Master's degree in fisheries management from Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS). He is currently pursuing a PhD on the same topic. Eldho's research interests include fish taxonomy, fish biology, population dynamics, molecular taxonomy, and aquatic conservation.
Esakkiammal works as a software engineer. Her passion for arts and crafts ignited in her the desire to learn tailoring. Being a mother who loves to spend quality time with her kids inspired her to learn Montessori education methods. She wishes to explore various areas, and nurtures a vision to give more exposure to the younger generation.
Hari Shankar is an Aerospace Engineer. He is also Founder and CEO of Hyoristic Innovations. His passion for space science made him start his own company. He has discovered 2 provisional asteroids which are yet to be named, and published various papers in International and National Journals. His company builds small satellites and nano rockets. He loves educating and creating awareness in school and college students about space science.
A self-taught artist, a teacher, and owner of ArtBeatt - a Visual Art institute at Kovaipudu, he believes Art has no bounds, and with just an idea and a little creativity one can produce amazing results.
He experiments with various mediums and creates sculptures of abstract forms. He also works on the potter's wheel and loves to experiment and create art with wire, resins, clay, wood while exploring new materials.
Manu Joseph Zachariah
Manu Joseph Zachariah hails from Thrissur, Kerala. He is an animal lover and a wildlife photographer. Manu has a B.Sc in Zoology from William Carey University and a Professional Diploma in the Art of Photography from Creative Hut Institute of Photography. He loves to travel and explore the diversity of fauna around the globe.
Mariselvan is an Under Graduate Mechanical Engineer and Entrepreneur specialising in Acoustics and Vibration Analysis.He started Arduino programming in his second year of engineering and made the U Arm Robot within 15 days through his problem driven learning approach. He has been in the product development field for two years at Aatrral, where he made two machines - a Floor scrubber Machine, and an Advanced Linear Motion Actuator using Arduino.
Dr.A.Muthukumar studied M.Sc. Maths at Loyola College Chennai and B.Ed. Maths at Ramakrishna Vidyalaya, Coimbatore. Out of love for learning computer science, he joined M.C.A. full time at PSG College of Technology in 1985 and subsequently began working there as Professor. He obtained his M.Phil., and Ph.D. in computer science from Anna University, Chennai. He has both teaching and industry experience. He has worked in institutions like PSG Tech, Kumaraguru and PSG iTech. He also has 4.5 years of industry experience in software development - from 1995 to 98 - in the USA as well as in Coimbatore. He also worked as Director at an African University in Ghana. His total experience in teaching Computer Science is 25 years. His areas of interest include Block chain, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Analytics. He is now retired.
Nikhila Lakshmanan has a Master's in Furniture Design from CEPT University and a Bachelor in Architecture from Anna University. She has a deep interest in philosophy. Her understanding of materials, whether brass, wood, or aluminium, gives her the ability to design in detail based on the client's need. She has started a venture in Furniture design at Tirupur.
Nitesh Kumar Bucha
Nitesh is an engineer turned entrepreneur. He is a PSG tech alumni with experience working in the Mobile development Industry on all platforms. He currently hats multiple roles at Suraj Technologies (the organisation he founded) that focuses on mobile development on iOS and Android.
Obuli, A PSG Tech Alumni, is a Science Communicator and Educator. He brings out his passion for physics and math in every class, which spreads across space and time within the reach of kids. He has been teaching physics and math to kids across different age groups for the past three years, and strongly believes that learning is like time; it has to flow, or it ceases to have meaning for anyone, be it a teacher or a student.
Payal B Molur
Payal is a postgraduate from Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication in Pune, India. She worked in the documentary and TV series world for 6 years. Specializing in wildlife and environment based scripts, she worked at Miditech Television on ‘Living on the Edge,’ and Riverbank Studios for 180 episodes on ‘Earth Matters’.
Dr. S.R. Prabagaran is interested in bringing some community-level attitude change. He believes that every big change starts with the individual. It can be none but you yourself.
Priyanka has always been passionate about wildlife and has worked in different aspects of wildlife conservation including publications, field research, education and policy. She found her true calling at Zoo Outreach Organisation, where she is a researcher working on projects concerning threatened species, freshwater policies, and illegal wildlife trade. She also works with the peer-reviewed, open access Journal of Threatened Taxa as an associate editor.
Ramaswamy Varadharajan is a senior mobile app developer at Techno Tackle Software Solution, Coimbatore. He has been working for more than 8 years building apps in iOS and Android. He strongly believes learning cannot be forced; it has to be a choice and the more practical it is, the better.
Ramvilas Ghosh A
Ram is a marine biologist with a profound interest in marine biodiversity and its conservational paradigms. He currently works on diversity, distribution, evolution, and conservation of gorgonians of the Central Indian Ocean. He is pursuing his PhD at Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies.
Revathy is an Architect who loves working with children. Following a career as a designer for a couple of years, her passion for alternative education set her on a journey that took roots at Yellow Train school. She strongly believes that education extends beyond textbooks and examinations. When she is not working, you may find her painting or travelling.
Salima Parveen is currently pursuing a PhD at Bharathiar University, and has completed her post graduation in biotechnology. She believes that meeting new people and finding ways to help them are uplifting experiences. She enjoys reading, and the knowledge and perspective she gains from reading strengthen her skills and abilities.
Sameran Banerjee is currently doing his MSc.Int. Physics, III Year at Amrita University. His love for physics caught up with him quite early. He is passionate about theoretical physics, in areas of Quantum Mechanics and the mathematical foundations of quantum Field Theory. He believes that teaching is the best way to learn better.
Samyuktha is an Architect turned Educator. Her love for nature led her to the discovery of Sustainability. Since then, from Architecture to basic livelihood, she strives towards it. She has a strong belief in Communities and believes only a Community-led approach can lead to change in Education. Other than supporting Mango Education, she is busy constructing her own 'Earth Bag' Home.
Dr.Sanjay is a wildlife conservationist, and the creator and chief editor of The Journal of Threatened Taxa. He runs two South Asian networks, for amphibian and reptile researchers and field workers. He assists with other taxon networks such as invertebrates and pollinators as well as bats and rodents. He is also the executive director of ZOO (Zoo Outreach Organisation).
Siva is a strong promoter and contributor of open source technology and tools. He strongly believes that open source is the way to go about for a country like India. Through Mango Education he wishes to promote open source education and provide affordable quality education for all.
Suresh Kumar S
Suresh has a degree in Mathematics and is a gold medallist from Vivekananda College, Madurai Kamaraj University. He aims to remove the 'Maths Fear' from children's minds. In this regard, he has travelled extensively to different schools across Tamil Nadu, and has taken great efforts to instill confidence in students that maths can be learnt easily.
Udhay Krishna is listed as one of the inspirational entrepreneurs from Coimbatore. He runs mypromovideos, a product demo video making company for top-rated MNCs. Besides being a Computer science engineer and managing a successful business in his domain, his love for animals from childhood, especially cows, made him diversify to work on paal.co, a dairy farm in Coimbatore which supplies cow’s milk. He aspires to scale paal.co to supply quality milk products in the purest form to customers all over Coimbatore. He enjoys spending time with kids to share his knowledge in the field and inspire them to explore the same.
Vishak is an avid baker and entrepreneur who runs a cafe called V's Cafe Boulangerie et Patisserie in Coimbatore. He has worked with the leading French hotel brand Accor for 4 years and is a student of the famous French culinary school Le Cordon Bleu of the London campus.
Vivek Devaraj is an open and enthusiastic engineer interested in automotive technologies, product sourcing and development. His goal is to become a holistic product developer integrating technology, user experience and business. He has experience working from Mechanical systems, hardware to software, in companies like Renault, Nissan, DAF Trucks NV. He loves working with kids and sharing his experience as an Automobile Engineer. He is the founder and CEO of OverSquareAutomotive and engaged in sharing his experience with aspiring Engineers.
Vivek is the Founder of Augrav, an online personalised jewellery startup. A CIT alumni, he has been meddling with data right from his college days. He has vast experience in data process, data prediction, and his love for data made him pursue his Master's at Indiana University, Bloomington. Owing to his past love with data and physics, he interned at Indian Institute of Astrophysics and The Indiana University Cyclotron Facility.