Dr (Mrs) Janak Palta McGilligan
served as the first director of the Institute since
June 1985 till she retired in April 2011. She worked with dedication and zeal for
improving the Institute's functioning and has to her credit a number of achievements
and awards. Due to her dedication the Institute achieved new heights in serving the
rural and tribal women.

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  (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.

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Souvenir of the 25 years of Barli Institute