Aasif Iqbal J
Aasif is a traveller and an adventurer from the Nilgiris. He is also an avid photographer who had 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 great affinity to learn new stuff 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 enthrals her and she believes programming is all about maths.
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 and 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 very passionate about Robotics and Engineering as a subject and believes that the knowledge of building things must reach every student. He brings together his experience as 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 more than 15 yrs of experience in Research and Development and holds patents. He also loves working with kids and has been teaching for the past 7 years. His passion for innovation and love of 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.
Hari Shankar is an Aerospace Engineer. He is also Founder and CEO of Hyoristic Innovations. His passion towards space science made him to start his own company. He has discovered 2 provisional asteroids which are yet to be named. Published various papers on International and National Journals. His company builds small satellites and nano rockets. Educating and creating awareness to school and college students about space science.
Mariselvan is an Under Graduate Mechanical Engineer and Entrepreneur specialising in Acoustics and Vibration Analysis.He started Arduino programming from his second year of engineering and he made the U Arm Robot within 15 days by undergoing his Problem driven learning approach. He is been in the product development for two years at Aatrral, there he made two machines that are Floor scrubber Machine and Advanced Linear Motion Actuator using Arduino.
Dr.A.Muthukumar, Studied M.Sc. Maths at Loyola College Chennai and B.Ed. Maths from Ramakrishna Vidyalaya, Coimbatore. Out of his love in learning computer science, he joined M.C.A. full time at PSG College of Technology in 1985 and subsequently he joined there as Professor and obtained his M.Phil., and Ph.D. in computer science from Anna University, Chennai. He has both teaching and industry experience. He worked in institutions like PSG Tech, Kumaraguru and PSG iTech. Also he got 4.5 years of industry experience in software development in USA from 1995-98 as well as in Coimbatore. He also worked as Director in an African University in Ghana. His total experience in Teaching computer science is 25 years. His area of interest includes Block chain, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics. He is now retired.
Nikhila Lakshmanan has a Master in furniture design from CEPT University and Bachelor in Architecture from Anna University. She has a deep interest in philosophy. Her understanding on materials, whether it is brass, wood, or aluminium gives her the ability to design to the detail based on the need. She has started-up a venture on Furniture design at Tirupur.
Nitesh Kumar Bucha
Nitesh is an engineer turned entrepreneur. He is a PSG tech alumni with experience working in Industry on Mobile development in all platforms. Currently hats multiple roles in Suraj Technologies, the organisation he founded that focuses on mobile development on both platforms, 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 the spacetime within the reaches of kids. He has been teaching physics and math to kids across different age groups for past three years and strongly believes that learning is like time, it has to flow, else 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 sh 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. Believes that every big change starts from each individual. It could be none other than you and 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 on 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.
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.
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 in theoretical physics, in areas of Quantum Mechanics and the mathematical foundations of quantum Field Theory. He too 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 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, who is 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, 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 the Vivekananda College, Madurai Kamaraj University. He aims to remove that 'Maths Fear' from the children's mind. In this regard, he has travelled extensively to different schools across Tamil Nadu and have 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 who 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 for scaling his paal.co to supply quality milk products in its purest form to the customers all over Coimbatore. He rejoices 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. 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. Currently he is the founder and CEO - OverSquareAutomotive spreading his experience to aspiring Engineers
Vivek is founder of Augrav, an online personalised jewellery startup. A CIT alumni, Prior to Augrav 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 masters in Indiana University Bloomington. The most interesting thing about his past love with data and physics is he had interned at Indian Institute of Astrophysics and The Indiana University Cyclotron Facility.