Coordinated by Meenakshi, Ilaignarkal functions as a center for Tamil youth involved with Auroville. It is an important bridge between the local villages and Auroville. Six young men are currently living at Ilaignarkal, studying various subjects of their choice.
An evening school involves still more young people, as does the library and the recreational/sports activities. Ilaignarkal is known for its adventurous cycle tours (small groups of young people taking off on their bikes to explore India).