Our Team Members

JHILAM ROYCHOWDHURY

SR. DIRECTOR- PROGRAMS

Ms. Jhilam RoyChowdhury is a seasoned professional with over 24 years of experience in the social development sector with a focus on strategy development, policy advocacy, and grant management in areas like Education, Women, and Child Rights, Community Health, Unsafe Migration, and issues related to Human Trafficking. She has been working with RILM and IHF for around a decade now as the Sr. Director-Programs. Before that, she was associated with CRY-Child Rights and YOU as a Manager of Development Support for North East India.

She has immense experience in leading teams for developing community-based programs and evidence-based advocacy on health and education across different regions in India.

She has a Masters in Sociology from the University of Calcutta and also completed Post Graduation in Media Studies and Industrial Relations and personnel Management from Bhawan's Institute of Communication and Management and Birla Institute of Liberal Arts and Management Sciences respectively.

She is also a singer in her own right and specializes in Bengali and other semi-classical genres.

SHANTO BAKSI

DEPUTY DIRECTOR-PROGRAMS

Shanto is a seasoned professional, with more than 23 years of experience, working in the field of Humanitarian Aid in several interventions on Education, Anti-Human Trafficking, Biodiversity (disaster relief and conflict management: flora and fauna vs. humans), HIV / AIDS Prevention, General Health, Income Generation, either as an external resource person or as a project associate. His areas of work span more than 16 states and 3 UTs of India.

His expertise lies in conducting assessment/research, development of monitoring systems, evaluation, and providing training on Project Cycle Management (PCM), and data virtualization/documentation.

He loves to travel to different places and explore new things.

PRATIM CHATTERJEE

SENIOR MANAGER-PROGRAMS

Pratim has joined Rotary India Literacy Mission as a Senior Manager. Before joining us, he had worked in the social impact space with various Non-Profits and CSRs like the Bharti Foundation, and Piramal Foundation, for more than 9 years.
Over the years he has been handling projects of quality education, skill development, and sustainable livelihood.
He has completed a Master of Social Work from IGNOU. He joined RILM to aspire to work at a scale to bring educational equity and attain total literacy.
During his spare time, he loves to sing and watch movies.

SOUMYADIP CHATTERJEE

MANAGER-MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS

Soumyadip is a communicator and a self-starter, possessing a significant background in the not-for-profit sector. He has been working as a Development Communication professional for more than 9 years now after completing his master's in Development Communication from Roopkala Kendro, an Indo-Italian Film and Social Communication Institute under Govt. of West Bengal. Over the years, he has been working on social media, media networking, PR management, celebrity engagement, etc. He has also completed an Executive Program in Marketing from IISWBM.

Before joining us, he worked with national and international organizations, such as FICCI, GOONJ, and International Justice Mission, to name a few.

He started working with Rotary India Literacy Mission with an aspiration to join the mission to make India Totally Literate. He is looking after entire social media, PR, and media relations to promote Total Literacy & Quality Education across India.

PARTHA GHOSH

MANAGER-IT & COMMUNICATIONS

Partha is a seasoned Graphic Designer and IT professional with a passion for working for the underprivileged section of our country. He has been working with Rotary India Literacy Mission for more than a decade now. He joined us as a Communications Executive and has now been promoted to IT and communications Manager.

Before joining us, he worked with numerous organizations, such as World Vision India, Art of Living, and Grassroots Business Fund, to name a few. He has also expertise in working with survivors of HIV/AIDS and DRUG users with various organizations.

He also designed different IEC materials for WBSAP&CS, Buladi Campaign -1097, Red Ribbon Express, and Anti Drug Day for Kolkata Police & West Bengal Police for more than ten years.

SAYANTANI SARKAR

MANAGER-PROGRAMS

Sayantani, who joined RILM as a Manager, is a professional with over 11 years of experience in the development sector with a demonstrated history of working in national-level non-profit organizations and consulting organizations in different states across the country. She has completed a Masters in Social Work from the Jayaprakash Institute of Social Change under Vidyasagar University.

She is skilled in working with distressed children and women, CWC members, and underprivileged sections of the community. Her expertise lies in skill development of youth, Training & Capacity Building, Team Building, Community Development, Program Planning & Implementation, Networking and Lobbying with Parliamentarians, Evaluation, and interactions with Govt. functionaries, and conducting State, District, and National Level Programs on children in the mining industry.

BIPLAB DAS

MANAGER-PROGRAMS

Biplab is a seasoned professional with more than 19 years of progressive leadership experience in various non-profit organizations across India with a vision to be a part of development of our country. He has expertise in all aspects of project management including budgets and contracting of services; Research, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Capacity building, Documentation; skilled at working with board members, CSR team members, International Social Development agencies, Government functionaries,children, and adult learners. Networking with and developing partnerships with private, government, and international agencies. Support mechanism to NGOs and INGOs for developing new project ideas, designing, implementing strategies, etc. in view of sustainable development.

Working experiences in 14 Indian states and 3 UTs with various national and international organizations in both rural and urban contexts. Working experiences with both, implementing organizations and grant-making organizations.

He has completed MSW from Netaji Subhas Open University, Calcutta, India, and a Diploma in Social Work from Jayprakash Institute of Social Change.

He loves to work with various kind of stakeholders across the country.

KARTIK DAS

SENIOR EXECUTIVE-PROGRAMS

Karik is an aspirant to see the change in the world. He completed Masters in Mass Communication and Journalism from University of Burdwan after finished his graduation on Mass Communication and Journalism from Bhairab Gangully College, WBSU.

He started working for RILM after completing his internship with the organisation. He looks after MIS, Admin, Annapurna Food Program, Library initiative and also supports program team in various ways.

He loves to capture different moments through his camera.

Organization Info

The objective of Rotary India Literacy Mission (RILM), formerly known as Rotary South Asia Society for Development and Cooperation (RSAS) is Total literacy and Quality ...

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