(late) Mr Jimmy (James) McGilligan OBE served as the first manager of the Institute
till his (untimely and tragic) departure in a road accident in April 2011. He worked
tirelessly  for building the Institute's premises. He pioneered the use and dissemination
of solar cooking technologies at the Institute. Recognising his services towards rural  
development, he was awarded the OBE - Order of the British Empire, by Her Majesty
the Queen of England.

for detailed CV click here