Governing Board

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The Governing Board manages the general affairs of the Auroville Foundation. Its task is to promote the ideals of Auroville, to review and approve basic policies and programmes, to secure the proper management of all properties, to prepare the master plan and co-ordinate fundraising. Most of these functions are executed in consultation with the Residents Assembly.

The Governing Board consists of seven members nominated by the Central Government from amongst persons who have

  • rendered valuable service to Auroville;
  • dedicated themselves to the ideals of life-long education synthesis of material and spiritual researches or human unity;
  • contributed significantly in activities that are being pursued or are envisaged to be promoted in Auroville, including activities relating to the environment, afforestation, arts and crafts, industry, agriculture, humanities, sciences and integral yoga;
  • and of two representatives of the Central Government itself.

The members, who do not live in Auroville, hold office for a period of 4 years. The Governing Board meets at least twice a year in Auroville.


Minutes of 57th Governing Board meeting
November 1, 2021

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PDF (8 pages)


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WC, FAMC, Land Board proposals
for 56th GB meeting
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PDF (2 pages
    Minutes of 56th Governing Board meeting
November 7, 2020
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PDF (7 pages)


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2021 R.N. Ravi (Chairman), Tamilisai Soundararajan, Nirima Oza, Aravindan Neelakandan, Goutam Ghosal, R.S. Sarraju, Nandana Gurappa Basappa
2020 Karan Singh (Chairman), Anirban Ganguly, Darshana M. Dabral, K. Parameswaran, M. Madan Gopal, Nirima Oza, Prema Nandakumar, Sachidananda Mohanty, Saravana Kumar
2019 Karan Singh (Chairman), Anirban Ganguly, Darshana M. Dabral, K. Parameswaran, M. Madan Gopal, Nirima Oza, Prema Nandakumar, Sachidananda Mohanty, Saravana Kumar
2018 Karan Singh (Chairman), Anirban Ganguly, Darshana M. Dabral, Nirima Oza, Prema Nandakumar, Sachindanand Mohanty, Saravana Kumar
2017 Karan Singh (Chairman), Darshana Dabral, Rakesh Ranjan
2016 Karan Singh (Chairman), Ameeta Mehra, Aster Patel, Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, Darshana Dabral, Mallika Sarabhai, Rakesh Ranjan, Y.S. V.S. Murthy
2015 Karan Singh (Chairman), Ameeta Mehra, Aster Patel, Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, Malini Parthasarathy, Mallika Sarabhai, Rakesh Ranjan, Y.S. V.S. Murthy, Yogendra Tripathi
2014 Karan Singh (Chairman), Ameeta Mehra, Amit Khare, Aster Patel, Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, Malini Parthasarathy, Mallika Sarabhai, Y.S. V.S. Murthy, Yogendra Tripathi
2013 Karan Singh (Chairman), Ajay Narayan Jha, Ameeta Mehra, Amit Khare, Aster Patel, Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, Malini Parthasarathy, Mallika Sarabhai, Y.S. V.S. Murthy
2012 Karan Singh (Chairman), Ajoy Bagchi, Ameeta Mehra, Amit Khare, Aster Patel, Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, Malini Parthasarathy, Mallika Sarabhai, Sanat Kumar Ray
2011 Karan Singh (Chairman), Ajoy Bagchi, Ameeta Mehra, Amit Khare, Aster Patel, Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, Malini Parthasarathy, Mallika Sarabhai, Sanat Kumar Ray
2010 Karan Singh (Chairman), Ajoy Bagchi, Ameeta Mehra, Amit Khare, Aster Patel, Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, Malini Parthasarathy, Mallika Sarabhai, Sanat Kumar Ray
2009 Karan Singh (Chairman), Ajoy Bagchi, Ameeta Mehra, Amit Khare, Aster Patel, Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, Malini Parthasarathy, Mallika Sarabhai, Sanat Kumar Ray
2008 Karan Singh (Chairman), Ajoy Bagchi, Ameeta Mehra, Aster Patel, D.P. Chattopadhaya, Keshav Desiraju, Malini Parthasarathy, Mallika Sarabhai, Sanat Kumar Ray
2007 Karan Singh (Chairman), Ajoy Bagchi, Aster Patel, D.P. Chattopadhaya, Keshav Desiraju, Malini Parthasarathy, Mallika Sarabhai, Roger Anger, Sanat Kumar Ray
2006 Karan Singh (Chairman), Ajoy Bagchi, Aster Patel, D.P. Chattopadhaya, Keshav Desiraju, Malini Parthasarathy, Mallika Sarabhai, Roger Anger, Sanat Kumar Ray
2005 Karan Singh (Chairman), Ajoy Bagchi, Aster Patel, C. Balakrishnan, D.P. Chattopadhaya, Malini Parthasarathy, Mallika Sarabhai, Roger Anger, Sanat Kumar Ray


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