Administrative officers


Mr. Rakesh Kumar Dogra, IFS.,
Director

Mr. Rakesh Kumar Dogra is the Director of Advanced Institute for Wildlife Conservation, Vandalur in Tamil Nadu Forest department since 5th August 2020. He is borne on 1991 batch of Indian Forest Service of Tamil Nadu cadre.

Hailing from the Himalayan town of Palampur, he is an agricultural economist by profession who worked as a researcher in international institutions and as an administrator in reputed national institutions. He is also a nature enthusiast by choice and an avid bird watcher.

He has over three decades of practical experience in forestry, wildlife and resource management. During his period of service, he brought many progressive changes in the state forest department. His other areas of interests include conservation education and human dimension of wildlife conservation.


Mr. Bakan Jagdish Sudhakar, IFS.,
Deputy Director (Administration & Technical)

Mr. Bakan Jagdish Sudhakar belongs to 2017 batch of Indian Forest Service of Tamil Nadu cadre. He is a graduate of Chemical engineering from Institute of Chemical Technology. He served as an Assistant Conservator of Forests, Hosur division where he gained immense knowledge about wildlife management, especially of elephant conflicts. He has been in the office of Deputy Director (Administration & Technical) of AIWC since 5th December 2020.

Dr. D. Vasantha kumari, M.V.Sc.
Veterinary Assistant Surgeon

M.V.Sc. Veterinary and Animal husbandry extension, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai

Co-ordinator of research unit

Person in-charge of Centre for Animal Care Sciences


Abinaya Nadarajan
Junior Research Fellow

B.Tech. Biotechnology & M.Sc. Biotechnology from VIT, Vellore

Researcher at Molecular DNA & Scat Lab – Centre for Wildlife Forensic Sciences


Vaishnavi Chandramouli
Junior Research Fellow

B.Tech. Genetic Engineering, SRM & M.Tech. Biopharmaceutical technology, Sathyabama Institute of Technology

Researcher at Molecular DNA & Scat Lab – Centre for Wildlife Forensic Sciences


S. Karthy
Junior Research Fellow

B.Sc. Zoology, Bishop Heber College, Trichy, M.Sc. Zoology, MCC, Chennai, & M.Phil. Ecological Informatics, IITM-Kerala

Researcher at Centre for Conservation Education and Morphometry Lab


Prithiviraj. S
Junior Research Fellow

B.Sc. & M.Sc. Zoology, Loyola College, Chennai

Researcher at Centre for Conservation Education and Morphometry Lab


D. Sarathapriya
Laboratory Assistant

M.Sc. Biotechnology, SRM arts and science college, Kattankulathur

Assistant at DNA and SCAT lab - Centre for Wildlife Forensic Sciences


M. Prema
Laboratory Assistant

B.Sc. Zoology

Assistant at Morphometry lab - Centre for Wildlife Forensic Sciences and Animal care lab – Centre for Animal Care Sciences