Editors Profile

J. V. Vilanilam: A writer in English and Malayalam has had a long teaching, administrative and research career spanning half a century. Starting as a lecturer in the Department of Journalism in the University of Kerala, Vilanilam rose to the position of Vice-chancellor of the same University after teaching for many years both in India and the U.S.A. He was awarded Professor Emeritus in Communication by the University Grants Commission (UGC). He was also a Peer Team Member of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous wing of the UGC. He has authored 14 books in English, 11 books in Malayalam besides publishing several articles both in Malayalam and English.


Sunny Luke: He is a naturalized US citizen and has worked as a medical scientist for 25 years with various medical institutions in New York. He also served as an adjunct graduate professor of Medical Biotechnology at Adelphi University, New York. Being one of the founders of IISAC, he was responsible for developing the "Semester India Program" for US students with Pondicherry University in South India. He has also developed two successful faculty-led short term study programs for US Universities in Kerala- Tropical Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management. Being a life long lover of Kerala, he promotes US students to visit many corners of Kerala as a part of their undergraduate education. However, he is well known for his medical research in Human Genetics, Tissue Engineering and Molecular Pathology. To his credit, he has more than 80 publications in international scientific journals of repute



Antony Palackal: Teaches in the Post Graduate Department of Sociology in Loyola College of Social Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India. He is the India Coordinator of the World Science Project that studies social networks, collaboration and productivity among scientists in the developing countries in the wake of ICTs. Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) has awarded him Senior Research Fellowship for pursuing research on land issues in Kerala. He has published seven books and several research and popular articles. His areas of specialisation include: Culture, Gender Studies, Sociology of Science and Development, New Social Movements.


Project Coordinator

Alex V.Koshy, BE, MBA

Executive Director, International Inst.
for Scientific & Academic Collaboration, Newark, USA.

Contact Information
alex.koshy@semesterinindia.org
973-699-2550 (USA)
9446 540 922 (India)


IISAC Exec Director Alex Koshy[extreme right],Sunny Kulathakal IISAC's Rep in Middle East[extreme left] and AKMG President Dr. Aravind Pillai with Kerala State MLA and President of KPCC Mr. Ramesh Chennithala at the Professionals meet in Chicago June 11, 2011.

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