Founder President

Prof. K.N.George (21.06.1924- 12.04.2019): Prof K N George, a name synonymous with the Madras School of Social Work Chennai, was an internationally acclaimed Professor and Practitioner of Social Work. Prof George, who started his career in 1953 in the then newly, established Madras School of Social Work as a Lecturer rose to the helm of its affairs in the year 1957 taking over as its Director, a post which he held for nearly five decades. During his tenure as the Director, the School has reached its pinnacle of international reputation as a premier social work educational institution.
He has also served on the Board of Management of a number of reputed institutions and held positions in advisory councils and committees at International, National and State levels. He has been the guiding spirit and a fountain of inspiration for a number of well-known social service organizations in India today. He was honored with various awards for distinguished service by the international institutions including his alma mater School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University (Ohio USA), Central and State Governments, and national organisations. Prof George was the Founding President of KSRSD and the Chairperson for the unit, Institute of Sustainable Development.

Board of Management:

President: Mr M Malaichamee Mr Malaichamee is a senior government official, expert in financial management, working in the TN State Government got interested in the services rendered by the KSRSD and has joined the team in 2009. He is a member of the advisory committee of the Institute of Sustainable Development.

Vice President: Mr. V.S.Hegde Mr Hegde an industrialist, philanthropist and a Rotarian known for his role in charity. He has been a Member of KSRSD since 2001, and now a member of the Executive Committee. He is also in the Advisory Committee of ISD.

Treasurer: Dr. G.Vijayaram Dr Vijayaram is a professor of social work and a practicing social worker and is in the field for 35 years. While at the Madras School of Social Work, besides training National Service Scheme Programme Officers, teaching and guiding M Phil and PhD scholars, he was instrumental in establishing its Rural Development Centre which changed the face of many villages in and around Karalapakkam, and transformed the life and livelihood of thousands of rural poor in these villages. He has been currently associated with World Bank supported projects implemented by the TamilNadu State Government. He is a Founder Member and now Honorary Treasurer for the KSRSD. Dr Vijayaram is a member of the advisory committee of the Institute of Sustainable Development.

Secretary: Dr. Rema Saraswathy Dr Rema holds Masters (MSc and M Phil) in Demography and PhD in Demography-Social Work. Has been in the field of research and social development for over 29 years. She is the Founding Secretary of KSRSD and the Member Secretary for the unit Institute of Sustainable Development. She is the member, working full time in the organisation and is the primary contact person for the organisation, KSRSD and ISD.

Mrs. Gita Viswanathan: Mrs Gita Viswanathan, the senior most member of KSRSD is the Former Chairman of TN State Social Welfare Board and she has been associated with the Guild of Service and many other charity organisations for a long time. She is a Founder Member, former President and now a Member of the Executive Committee.

Dr Er P K Suresh: Hydrologist by specialisation, Dr Suresh relinquished his position in the Public Works Department of the State Government due to his passion for teaching and research. He has taken up visiting faculty and research guide positions with professional educational institutions including IIT Madras, and Anna University.

Dr K Hemalatha: Academician and Women Development Expert, formerly Professor and Head, Dept of Mathematics at the Anna University and presently actively associated with a number of academic and social development organisations.

Er K Nagarajan: A Water Resources Engineer, who served the TN State Government and contributed immensely to the water resources development in the State.

Mr M Ravi: Mr Ravi is a business man and a philanthropist.


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