National Edu News: AstroSat’s Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope spots rare ultraviolet-bright stars  |  Parent Interventions: Randomized trials could help to return children safely to schools   |  Parent Interventions: How fellow students improve your own grades   |  Parent Interventions: School-made lunch 'better' for children  |  Teacher Insights: Second Anniversary of India Science, Nation’s OTT Channel  |  Leadership Instincts: Participation of MGIEP in the Implementation of NEP 2020  |  Teacher Insights: World of Puzzling Patterns  |  Education Information: HKUST Collaborates with Hang Lung to Foster Young Mathematics Talent  |  Leadership Instincts: Global Environment Outlook 6 Chinese version launched  |  Leadership Instincts: Peking University academics visits Beijing Representative Office of World Bank  |  Teacher Insights: U of T prof uses virtual reality to beam engineering lab into students' homes   |  Science Innovations: AI algorithm that can detect leaks instantly in gas pipeline networks  |  Parent Interventions: Smacking young children has long-lasting effects  |  Technology Inceptions: NUS engineers create ‘smart’ aerogel that turns air into drinking water  |  International Edu News: Free online tool calculates risk of COVID transmission in low ventilated spaces  |  

Team Pallikkutam

Team Pallikkutam

Director
Dr Varghese Panthalookaran, the founding Director of Rajagiri Media is a Professor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) at Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology (RSET) in Kochi, India. He is an Author of four books in three different languages, Malayalam, English and German. His drama book in Malayalam titled: “Buddhan Veendum Chirikkunnu” (translated: “Buddha Laughs Again”) has won the Endowment Award of Kerala Sahitya (Literature) Academy in 2000. His book in German language, “Die Lehre Jesu als Schluessel zur Lebensfreude” is published in 2007 by LIT Verlag, Münster, Germany. His thesis “CFD-assisted characterization and design of hot water seasonal heat store” in published by Shaker Verlag, Aachen, Germany in 2007. His book on creative thinking skills and entrepreneurship, “Condemned to be Creative” is published by Pallikkutam Publications, India in 2019. It is a useful resource for students, teachers, academicians and management professionals to develop the skills of creative thinking in daily life. He has also recently developed a new pedagogy, named Pallikkutam Pedagogy, integrating the educational legacy of India with the requirements of imparting the 21st century skills that make next generation learners to render them future-ready.

Editor
Sreekumar Raghavan  is responsible for editing the Pallikkutam magazine and the education web portal www.pallikkutam.com. He is the organizer of Rajagiri Round Table International, a synergy discussion for stakeholders of education including students, teachers, parents, institutional leaders, policy makers and educational service providers to develop policy recommendation for education sector. He is an award winning media professional with diverse experience in newspaper, magazine and online media.  He holds Master Degree in Mass Communications and is Google Certified in Online Media and Digital Marketing. He is the recipient of MP Narayana Pillai Award for Journalism in 2001. Sreekumar Raghavan may be contacted at: editor@rajagirimedia.com. 

Editor - Eduportal, Digital Marketing Manager
Dhanya AK looks after content curation and development of pallikkutam.com and sharing it across the social media sites and preparation of video content to stakeholders in education. Dhanya AK is a journalist with over a decade of experience in print, broadcast and online media. She holds a PG Diploma in PR and Advertising from Kerala Media Academy. Dhanya AK may be contacted at: media@rajagirimedia.com.

Communications Strategist
Nicy Mathew is in charge of external communication with Pallikkutam stake holders. She is also in-charge of Playmate at Pallikkutam Online School, catering to students of Foundational Stage (Pre-School till Class 2).  She holds a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA).  Nicy Mathew may be contacted at: communications@rajagirimedia.com. 

Project Managers

Anitha Narayanankutty is heading the Friend at Pallikkutam Online School, meant for Middle Stage (from 6th – 8th Class). She is also in-charge of ConnectIndia Programme for networking with leaders of educational institutions. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Technology (B.Tech.) degree from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi and has long years of experience in teaching in international schools. Anitha Narayanankutty may be contacted at: friend@rajagirimedia.com.

Vironica Joncy has diverse experience as an educator and social development consultant working at grassroots level, providing holistic learning experience for children of underprivileged communities across India. She has worked with children having learning and behavioral difficulties through therapy and counseling. She handles Companion at Pallikkutam Online School catering to Preparatory Stage Students (from 3rd – 5th Classes). She holds a Master degree in Social Work (MSW). Vironica Joncy may be contacted at: companion@rajagirimedia.com.

Abhijith Gopi holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Relations and Advertising and handles the Mentor of Pallikkutam Online School, meant for pre-university students. Abhijith Gopi may be contacted at: office@rajagirimedia.com.