SLI – Team

Rama Subramanian
Ram, the driving force behind the institute is an advocate for safe food and a sustainable society; he has extensively worked with state & the national government, in academic circles, as well as in grass root organisations: inspiring, shaping supporting them, especially with a view towards rural recovery and self-reliance. He is the acting director and co-founder of the institute.
Raja Ganesh
Programme Coordinator
A passionate reader and a source of support to everyone, Raja is a team leader. In the institute he assists in designing, monitoring and evaluating the programmes. He maintains the data base of all the participants- right from their general information to their personal feedback for the programmes. He is a curious soul-always in search for the solutions for rural development. Raja has a Masters degree in Sociology.
Kavery Subramaniyan
Finance manager
This finance guru has his hands on many pies:Subbu is a chartered accountant for many major units in Auroville, including the Auroville Foundation (which is directly under the HR Department of the GOI). In addition to being SLI’s finance manager, he also carries important responsibilities in the smooth communication and collaboration between SLI and Tamil Nadu State Rural Livelihood Mission.
Balu Kuppusamy
Balu delegates the roles of the staffs and maintain open communication within the members and ensure desirable environment for the entire team. Efficient in every possible way- he also helps people connect with SLI, if you want to knowSLI, he is your first point of contact. Balu has a Masters degree in Social Work, MBA and MA in Sustainable International Development.
Kumar Mannangatti
Logistics Coordinator
co-ordinator: Kumar is what every institute wish to have-efficient and flexible; these very qualities of him make him ‘the logistic guy’. His calculative, able shoulders and prior hands on experience in accounting and practical management provide the backbone for SLI’s many logistic needs. In the institute he manages the accommodation and transportation of all the participants.
Visual Works Assistant
Born and brought up in a rural setting, Satyaraj acquired knowledge and interest in agriculture and has a curious mind for modern agricultural practices. Apart from his interest in agriculture, he loves writing, sketching and directing. In the institute he manages all the audio-visual documents.Our tech guy has a Masters degree in Visual Communication.
Aasup Ali
A B. Com graduate with Cost Management Accounting, inter and a trained accountant from Auroville Village Action Group, Aasup is a keen learner. In the institute he prepares and maintains daily accounts, prepare authorised vouchers and maintain the monthly financial statement and yearly balance sheet. He has a keen interest in sustainable farming, community enterprises and finding ways to enhance people’s income, health, life style and quality of living.
Programme Assistant
After completing her B. Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering, Pavi decided to administer for sustainable change and thus joined the institution. Now she schedule, plans and moderate the programmes in the institute. She has a gifted quality of making people feel at home and that’s why all our trainees love her.
Sathish V
Program assistant
Sathish is passionate about finding solution to the environmental crisis. He joined SLI to learn and grow so that he could contribute meaningfully through his work for a sustainable future. In the institute he facilitates the programmes and is in charge of making the weekly reports of them, he is also the unofficial photographer of the institute. He has a B.Com degree in Corporate and Secretaryship.
Logistic Assistant
In the institute Madhan accompanies Chandru in logistics. Madhan is a post graduate in Commerce and possess prior hands on experience in accounting and logistics which adds to his credibility. He is one of the most loved persons in the institute- his optimism and hospitality is what attracts all the participants towards him.