Mr. A V Balasubramanian (Director of CIKS) is one of the founding trustees and is currently the Director of the Center for Indian Knowledge Systems (CIKS). He has completed his Post MSc Diploma in Molecular Biophysics at The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He holds an honorary D.Litt. from Trans-Disciplinary University and a doctorate from Gandhigram Rural University, recognized for his work in indigenous traditions of Sciences and Technologies. He is devoted to exploring the contemporary relevance and applications of Indian Knowledge Systems, particularly in the area of sustainable agriculture.