Innovation is a process of transforming a product or service or system in a way that is economically beneficial or socially relevant to those developing it and is useful to the society and the universe as a whole. Innovation is principally of three kinds – product innovation, process innovation and systemic innovation. The innovation programs of K-DISC fall under four categories, each brought under the umbrella of a division. Management Services enable functions like finance, administration and human resources.

K-DISC has five divisions headed by respective Executive Directors.

  • Planning Competency Development and Innovation System
  • Skills, Employment and Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation Technologies
  • Social Enterprises and Inclusion
  • Management Services
    • Human Resources, Administration and Services
    • Finance and Accounting
    • Procurement

The first four divisions above have two subdivisions each headed by program Managers. The divisions comprise of Program Managers and Program Executives handling various schemes and programs.

Select a division to view the details.

This division promotes and nurtures enterprises that are intended to make a social change. These further the social purposes in a financially sustainable way and can provide income generation opportunities to meet the basic needs of economically disadvantaged people. Bringing marginalized communities into the mainstream and running projects to promote innovation amongst them is another key focus area.

The Social Enterprises and Inclusion division has the following projects.

  1. Conversion to LNG fuels in Marine Sector
  2. Projects for Youth with Disabilities
  3. Tribal Innovations
  4. Miyawaki Afforestation Project
No. Name Role Mobile / Phone Email
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Kerala has a vast pool of educated people. But the paradox is that the State has a high unemployment rate also. In order to address this, the government has embarked on a transformational project of converting Kerala into a Knowledge Economy. This involves creating an ecosystem of skilling, reskilling, upskilling and cross-skilling to make educated unemployed employment-ready. Mentoring and handholding will also be given to budding entrepreneurs as part of the mission to create a large number of jobs.

Kerala Knowledge Economy Mission is the flagship project under this division. 

  1. Kerala Knowledge Economy Mission

Key Members

Employee Code Name Role Mobile / Phone Email
 1 Dr. P.S. Sreekala Director – Gender & Labour 9497689809 sreekala@knowledgemission.gov.in
2 Mr. P. Mohamed Riyas General Manager – Skilling 94478 74000 pmriyas@knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in
3 Dr. C. Madhu Sudhanan  State Program Manage, Mobilization 9447222761 madhusudhanan@knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in 
4 Mr. Anoop Prakash A.B. Program Manager 9633471158 anoop@knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in
5 Ms. Anusree Bhaskar Program Manager 9497784057 anusree@knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in
6 Mr. Arun Raj Program Manager 9747328993 arun@knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in
7 Mr. Rishu Abraham Program Manager 6282268921 rishu@knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in
8 Mr. Sarin S. Panicker Program Manager 8086048603 sarin@knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in
9 Mr. Vishnu J. Program Manager 9895121273 vishnu@knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in
10 Ms. Diana Thankachan Program Manager 9995205715 diana@knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in
11 Ms. Neethu Sathyan Program Manager 9539346399 neethu@knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in
12 Ms. Neetha Xavier Program Manager 9847140663 neetha@knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in
13 Mr. Nidheesh T.S. Program Manager 9745091702 nidheesh@knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in
14 Ms. Shayama Subair Program Manager 9746754461 shayama@knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in
15 Ms. Suma Devi U.M. Program Manager 9746181542 suma@knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in
16 Ms. Sumi M.A. Program Manager 9446154319 sumi@knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in
17 Ms. Aleema Asif Program Manager 8589939042 aleema@knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in
18 Ms. Anjali K.S. Program Manager 9495501384 anjali@knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in
19 Ms. Dolgy Paul Program Manager 9567731991 dolgy@knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in
20 Mr. Norbu Pavithran Program Manager 9947872616 norbu@knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in
21 Ms. Parvathy J. Program Manager 8281314764 parvathy@knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in
22 Mr. Sibi Akbar Ali Program Manager 7025559007 sibi@knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in

This division of K-DISC focuses on nurturing and promoting innovation at all levels – among students, businesses, public servants and the public at large, developing their skills and competencies to inculcate a culture of knowledge seeking and innovation in domains like education, healthcare, agriculture, automobiles, animal husbandry, geriartic care, etc.

  • Systems Division   :-is again subdivided into two teams.
    • Partnership and Challenges Team:

      • Ms. Sajida Shiraz (Activity Centre Head)
      • Mr. Abilash A K
    • HR, IT and MIS Team:

      • Mr. Vishnu Prasad
      • Mr. Sureshkumar M
      • Mr. Sandeep D
      • Mr. Arun Krishnan
      • Mr. Sajad A
      • Ms. Soumya M
  • Operations Divisionis subdivided into four teams.
    • Communication and Content Management Team:
      • Ms. Lakshmy K J (Activity Centre Head)
      • Ms. Noorjahan A
      • Ms. Anupama V A
    • Monitoring and Planning Team:
      • Ms. Twinkle Toms (Activity Centre Head)
      • Ms. Pavitha K
    • Building Works, In house maintenance:
      • Mr Bazil Rasheed
      • Mr. Binukumar S J
    • Library Management:
      •  Dr. Vishnu Vijayan M A
Planning, Competency Development, and Innovation System

The division is supported by a Project Management Unit which consists of the following members

Mr. Sujith M Manager- Projects (HQ) suji.ndgd@gmail.com 8547009348
Mr. Binukumar S J Senior Consultant sj.binukumar@gmail.com 9446086833
Mr. Biju S Narayan Consultant bijunarayan@gmail.com 9037708100
Mr. Biju Parameswaran Consultant pc08@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 95624 62418
Dr. Asok Kumar A Consultant (OLOI, ODOI & EV) asokkumarsuma@gmail.com 8547510783
Dr. Deepa Gopinath Consultant (OLOI) deepapg.kdisc@gmail.com 9446583466
Mr. Vimal Ravi Consultant (OLOI) svimalravi@gmail.com 9645106643
Mr. M K Vasu Consultant (OLOI) mkvasunair@gmail.com 9446030811
Mr. P Jayaraj Consultant (OLOI) jayarajvalsala@gmail.com 9961261362
Mr. Subhash Chandran K Consultant (OLOI) subash1833@gmail.com 9446701833
Mr. Sherin Sam Jose Consultant (OLOI) sherinsamjose@gmail.com 9496805712
Ms. Akshaya T R Consultant (OLOI) akshayatr1997@gmail.com 9496138219
Ms. Jubunu K R Consultant (OLOI) jubunukr@gmail.com 9747165562
Ms. Bhagya B. Anil Support Executive bhagyaa101@gmail.com 86064 88545
Dr. Nidhi M B Consultant (ODOI) nidhi.kdisc@gmail.com 9447205900
Mr. Sandeep D Junior Consultant (ODOI) sandeepdamodaran5@gmail.com 98097 02898
Mr. Prakash Mathew Consultant (HQ) prakash@mbyom.com 7839992142
Mr. Vishnu Prasad Junior Consultant (HQ) vishnuprasad.vps07@gmail.com 8893545004
Mr. Abilash A K Junior Consultant (YIP) abilash.kdiscpmu@gmail.com 9899045622
Ms. Haripriya Shine Programme Manager haripriya003@gmail.com 94461 40670
Mr. Gopalan Balagopal Programme Head (Smart Coffee Project) gbalagopal.wayanad@gmail.com 99804 11935
Mr. Arjun R Nair Junior Consultant (Smart Coffee Project) arjunr@mbyom.com 82813 45596
Mr. Arun Krishnan Consultant (HQ) arunk.mundakkal@gmail.com 6238930810
Ms. Sajida Shiraz Consultant (HQ) sajidashirazkdisc@gmail.com 90371 32274
Ms. Noorjahan A Junior Consultant (HQ) noorja.azeeza@gmail.com 95448 35684
Ms. Nisha S Consultant  snisharajeev@gmail.com 9447535188
Mr. Suresh Kumar M Senior Resource Person (IT) msureshkumars@hotmail.com 8086880243
Mr. Sajad A IT Analyst sajads@gmail.com 73066 15582
Mr. Appu A Network Engineer appu.asokan@ults.in 9048941410
Ms. Soumya M Technical Assistant soumyamanikandan98@gmail.com 81389 02977
Ms. Hanna Haneef Technical Assistant hannahaneef53@gmail.com 79945 21285
Dr.Raju M Rhee Consultant (KGDC) sc01.kgdc@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 98840 34305
Dr.Amjesh R Consultant (KGDC) sc02.kgdc@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 98952 38733
Ms. Jayaleksmi S Programme Intern (KGDC) jayalekshmi.here@gmail.com 9633057706
Mr. Bazil Rasheed Junior Consultant (Building) bazil.rhd@gmail.com 8139062880
Ms. Anju Malin Junior Consultant (Social Inclusion) anjusowparnika3094@gmail.com 77363 49106
Mr. Sasi Pilacheri Senior Consultant sasipm@gmail.com 9446488085
Mr. Julfar M J Programme Support executive/Jr. Consultant (YIP) julfar.mj@gmail.com 8281417403
Mr. Shamil Mohan Programme Support executive/Jr. Consultant (YIP) shamilmohan98@gmail.com 8547761406
Mr. B. Sudhir Architect archsudhir@gmail.com 9895533999
Mr. C Padmakumar Special Officer (KMTC) so.kmtc@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 97442 00115
Mr. Rohit John Philip Sr. Programme Consultant (KMTC) pm01.kmtc@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 99109 18064
Mr. Rejeesh G R Consultant (KMTC) gr.rejeesh@gmail.com 93878 17192
Mr. Satheesh Kumar K Executive Secretary (KMTC) exesec01.kmtc@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 9349400142
Ms. Binchu Samuel Project Intern (KMTC) binchusamuel.kmtc@gmail.com 95627 26927
Ms. Rojini A R Project Intern (KMTC) rojini.kmtc@gmail.com 95629 76697
Mr. Radhesh R Procurement Officer radhesh.r@rediffmail.com 9447092499
Mr. Anand V Internal Audit Assistant tallyinternalaudit@gmail.com 9809153196
Mr. J. Mohammed Siyad Media Manager (Communication Team) jmsd2009@gmail.com 9947235040
Dr. V. Santhosh Senior Consultant drsanspb@gmail.com 8547434266
Dr. Alexander G Senior Consultant regi.alex@gmail.com 9447800609
Mr. Anilkumar T V Senior Consultant anil.kdisc@gmail.com 9447104088
1 Smt. Sajitha P P Executive Director (Management Services) exdirms@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 9446333993


NO Smt.Sheela. G Senior Administrative Officer(Joint secretary to Govt.) —— 9446016153
1 Smt. Renjini A L Section Officer( Admin) adminsob@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 9447399321
2 Sri. Arun M.S Section Officer( Admin) adminsoa@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 9400183292
3 Sri .Jagannath C R Assistant Section Officer(Admin) admina3@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 9947944377
4 Sri .Govind G R. Senior Grade Assistant( Admin) adminb1@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 9497269536
5 Sri.Nisamudheen P Assistant( Admin) adminb3@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 9048178353
6 Smt. Joshitha S R Assistant( Admin) adminb2@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 9447492625
7 Sri. Nanda Kumar P S. Assistant( Admin) admina1@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 9446583588
8 Sri .Praveen V P Assistant (Admin) admina2@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 9447586676
9 Sri.Manu.G Project Executive (Admin) adminpb@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 9495391663
10 Smt. Nyma Shaji Project Executive (Admin) adminpa@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 7025066016
11 Smt. Smitha S Project Assistant (Admin) smithajagathy@gmail.com 9037092781


1 Smt. Jalaja Kumari L Senior Finance Officer seniorfinanceofficer@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 9995980399
2 Smt. Jaseela.T.P Junior Finance Officer jfo@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 9495626352


1 Smt Sreeletha S L Section Officer finso@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 9447045465
2 Sri. Prakash S Assistant Section Officer fin1@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 9745052707
3 Smt. Arya S Remanan Assistant fin3@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 8891283666
4 Smt. Anitha V Senior Grade Assistant fin2@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 9387565758


1 Sri. Saneer M.S Section Officer finsoaudit@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 9446426426
2 Sri.Arun Kumar N J Assistant Section Officer finaudit1@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 9447500897
3 Sri. Rakesh Krishnan R V Senior Grade Assistant finaudit2@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 7356980516
4 Smt. Shahdara P K Assistant finaudit3@kdisc.kerala.gov.in 9567249820

As Kerala gears up to make the leap to a Knowledge Economy, it is imperative to adopt cutting-edge technologies for making the day-to-day lives of its citizens easier. Technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and AR/VR are widely used to transform industries like healthcare, agriculture, utilities, etc.


The division has the following members:

No. Name Role Mobile / Phone Email
1 Mr. Krishnan N.  Strategic Consultant 759488801 strategicconsultant.et@kdisc.kerala.gov.in
2 Ms. Deepthy Mohan Assistant General Manager 9895026721 agm01@kdisc.kerala.gov.in
3 Dr. Nimmy J.S. Senior Program Executive – Health, Revenue, Water Authority projects 9633057792 pe01@kdisc.kerala.gov.in

The division is supported by a Project Management Unit which consists of the following members:

No Name Designation
1 Mr. Shafin S. Technical Manager 
2 Ms. Shabana Fathim Technical Manager 
3 Mr. Vaishnav V.R. Project Executive 
4 Mr. Aashil Dev N.S. Project Executive 
5 Mr. Sreejith N.S. Project Executive 
6 Mr. Aromal M.S. Project Executive 
7 Mr. Sachin B.S. Project Executive 
8 Mr. Khaneesh U. Program Executive
9 Mr. Amal P.J. Program Executive
10 Mr. Jithin Kumar K. Program Executive
11 Mr. Nihas K.S. Program Executive
12 Ms. Aswathy G.J. Program Executive
13 Mr. Mathews P. Mathew Program Executive
14 Mr. Siveshkumar S. Program Executive
15 Mr. Aneesh V.L. Program Executive
16 Mr. Adarsh J.R.  Program Executive
17 Mr. Suraj M.S. Menon Program Executive