Arul Raj is a Field Executive with IFMR LEAD. He is currently responsible for field operations in Tamil Nadu and manages field teams across different projects. He has managed fieldwork for audit studies, randomized control trials, impact assessments among others. Arul has worked in both rural and urban areas and has extensive experience in training, piloting and actual administration of field based surveys. Prior to joining IFMR LEAD in 2007, he worked as an interviewer and supervisor with IMRB International. He has nearly 15 years of work experience. He hold a Bachelor’s Degree in History from University of Madras. In his free time, he likes to play cricket and listen to music.
Avdhut Fadanwis is a Software Developer with IFMR LEAD. He holds a BCA from IGNOU (Year 2006). He also holds the ACCP Certification from Aptech Education (Year 2009).
Elankumaran holds a Bachelor?s Degree in Zoology from Loyola College in Chennai along witha PG Diploma in Computer Application from the Loyola Insitute of Business Administration. His broad professionalexperience covers areas such as marketing, project coordination,construction supervision. He has also worked as a ProjectCoordinator of the ICDS Centres under UNICEF, overseeing operations in the Tsunami affected areas of Nagapattinam District.He Joined Ifmr at 2011 ,and monitored Audit study project initially. Then he worked in Chit fund Project and Work sort Project. Currently he is working in MSME project based at Bangalore. He is taking care of all technical support to that project.
John has 10 years of experience in the social development Sector and has a special interest in SME growth. He has worked in Tata Consultancy services in implementing the Computer based functional literacy training program in South India, in Entrepreneurship Development program of Bharatiya Yuva Shakthi trust in Confederation of Indian Industries and has also partnered in setting up a SME consulting firm. He is into project implementation,monitoring and evaluation work. John holds a Masters degree from the Madras school of social work specialised in Community development and Bachelor of Computer science from the Madras university. John joined IFMR LEAD in June 2011.
Kalaivani joined IFMR in June 2012 as a Software Tester. She is a BE Graduate in Computer Science from Anna University. She is also a recipient of the ISTQB certification from the Indian Testing Board.
Kothandam is a Programme Associate with IFMR LEAD. He is currently involved in data collection and field operations for research projects in Chennai, including a randomized control trial study. He has been with IFMR since 2009 in various capacities such as data correction, data quality checks and has also been a team leader for 1.5 years. Kothandam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (CSE) from Anna University. He has a passion for solving mathematical riddles and enjoys playing chess in his free time.