Center of Excellence (COE)

A Center of Excellence (COE) is a body that facilitates the set of standards and practices throughout an organization. The CoE also serve as a community of practice for a given topic area, encouraging sharing and knowledge flow throughout the organization.

The COE also plays a central role in facilitating and ensuring the high standards in various areas by vetting the course structure, syllabus, examination process, & selection of examiners. The CoE would comprise of eminent individuals from industry/academics having a significant experience and contribution in their field of work. All members of COE shall be empanelled by TISS-SVE

List of COE's

Agriculture

COE Count : 1

Name - Dr. Praveen Singh
Position - Member
About Me - Techno-commercial professional with 14+ years of experience. The professional experience is coupled with administrative experience and having proven track record of producing profound, quantifiable contributions for organizations, customers, and communities spanning from rural villages to leading multinational corporations.

Automotive

COE Count : 3

Name - Mr. Vinai Kumar
Position - Member
About Me - Vinai Kumar is an alumnus of BITS, Pilani, with over 29 years of experience in the Automotive and Electronic industries. He has deep expertise in the Quality Assurance, QMS and Competency Development functions. He has been an active member of ASQ since 2008, and is an empanelled automotive auditor (IATF 16949) with Bureau Veritas Certification India. In addition to stints with large and medium-sized companies in India, Vinai has benefited from work experiences in England, Germany and Singapore. Vinai is also passionate about education, and has contributed to the education of more than 300 pre-secondary students in the Eastern UP.

Name - Mr. Narayan Menon
Position - Member
About Me - Narayan Menon is an alumnus of IIT Mumbai with 28 yrs in automobile industry across areas of Design, Marketing and Competency Development. His Company Vedanta EduLearn LLP since 2013 provides Career Transition Coaching services for Senior Leaders of Industry. He was last General Manager - Competency Development at Mahindra Navistar Automotive Ltd He is a certified NLP Practitioner; certified Leadership Trainer (American TESOL); certified Worldwide Audi AG certified Trainer for Soft Skills, Certified Career Transition Coach (CCA-ICF), Certified Organisation Coach (NEWS) and Certified in Psychometric instruments like Thomas PPA and Hogan Assessments.

Name - Mr. Rajeev Kumar Sharma
Position - Member
About Me - in the process of updation

B F S I ( Core Banking And Financial Services)

COE Count : 1

Name - Mr. Siddhartha Bhattacharya
Position - Chairperson
About Me - After a 40 year long career, Bhattacharya retired from Bank of Baroda as a Corporate General Manager. During his career, he handled credit (both large and small), foreign exchange, mutual funds and risk management including implementation of Basel norms. He has worked as Territorial Head of the Bank’s operations in South Africa. Has acted as Director in Bank’s subsidiaries and has served on committees of RBI and IBA. Bhattacharya has also been associated with the Training system of the bank. He has been a regular speaker in various institutions including NIBM and FEDAI in Banking and Finance related matters.

Dialysis Technology

COE Count : 1

Name - Dr. Ganesh Nagesh Mhetras
Position - Member
About Me - Dr Ganesh is a nephrologist by qualification. For me clinical nephrology practice is a passion.An alumnus of PGI,Chandigarh & Mumbai University,Dr Ganesh have extensive experience of working with premier hospital chains of India like Apollo,Wockhardt,Columbia Asia.Dr Ganesh have strong desire to use his knowledge & skill beyond clinical practice to impact maximum number of people’s health in a positive way.Apart from clinincal nephrology his areas of interest are public healthcare,healthcare technology,artificial intelligence & its impact on medicine.

Electronics

COE Count : 5

Name - Mr. Shashikant Anant Juvekar
Position - Member
About Me - Has over 38 years of rich experience including 20 years on the pitch of Training & Skills Development at Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd, Appliance Division. The initial 18 years of work life was spent in customer service. He has 10 years of (simultaneous) work experience in most functions of room air-conditioners. Due to passion and sharing knowledge, he was instrumental in starting Vocational Training Schools at Godrej. He was one of the key team members of a team working for CFC and now works for HCFC phase-out in RAC service sector of India under leadership of MoEF&CC, Govt of India. Was one of the members for curriculum change -2 years craftsman course run at ITI spread across states of India. He is Certified Lead Auditor for ISO: 9000 Quality Management Systems.

Name - Mr. Saravanan Nagarajan
Position - Member
About Me - Academic Qualification of Diploma in Electrical and Electronics +BE Computers and MBA in Technology Management. Expertise in Automobile and Telecom fields, Manufacturing , Quality and Product development concepts. Sound Knowledge in Technology Development from a product conceptualization stage to Commercialization Stage.

Name - Mr. Ameer Babu
Position - Member
About Me - 16-years of Experience in Electronics Manufacturing sector. Exposure of Computer, ATM, Mobile phone and Networking Industry. Electronics and software professional. Specialized in Manufacturing engineering, Test Engineering and project management. Currently works at vivo mobile. Worked in HCL,NCR ,Nokia ,Nokia Networks.

Name - Mr. Sanjeet Kumar
Position - Member
About Me - I am a B. Tech (Mechanical Engineering) professional with specialization in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning and having approx 16+ years of work experience with various Global leading Multinational corporations / Home Appliances industries like Hitachi, SHARP, Whirlpool, ONIDA, Voltas etc. I have vast exposure of working with various Multinational cultures like Japanese, Chinese, Indian and American. I mingle in the new working culture easily. Also I have worked in multiple roles viz Research & Development, Product development, Project Management, EMS / Outsourcing Development, General Management and Strategic Projects Executions like new Inverter Air-conditioner Factory set-up, Feasibility study working for Inhouse & OEM manufacturing of Refrigerator , MWO and Air-Purifiers etc.

Name - Mr. Munir Ajijsaheb Mujawar
Position - Member
About Me - Mr Munir Mujawar has 44 years of experience in Electrical Engineering Discipline. He is post graduate from IIT Bombay. He has worked with Tata Power, Black & Veatch(KSA), DCL & Reliance Industries (RIL). His major contribution is in development of concept to operations of Electrical Distribution systems of Oil & Gas sector large plants. He is founder Electrical Engineering Knowledge Community in RIL. Recently he is associated with TISS –SVE in Electronics vertical. His passion is to develop/deliver professional courses for young engineers .Presently he is Chief Executive Officer of Azlan Engineering Services in Mumbai.

Hospitality

COE Count : 3

Name - Mr. M Ponnilango
Position - Chairperson
About Me - Having been awarded as a “Veteran” in Hospitality education by Hospitality Educators & Recruiters Association - Chennai, Mr M. Ponnilango's career spans more than 42 years. He has been the Chairman – Board of studies for Hotel Mgmt, Directorate of Technical Education (Govt of Tamil Nadu) & also been a Member to design syllabus for UG & PG programmes at Bharathidasan University. Currently he is serving as a Director (Technical) at Jenneys Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management, Tiruchirappalli to train both in craft as well as degree level for hospitality industry.

Name - Mr. Rajesh C Kumar
Position - Member
About Me - Mr. Rajesh Kumar has accumulated several years of academic experience working in different parts of the country. After acquiring a Diploma in Hotel Management from I.H.M. Bhopal , he started his career as a Management Trainee at Hotel Clark’s Shiraz, Agra & later joined State Institute of Hotel Management, Trichy as Lecturer. He was the course writer for M.Sc Hotel Management books for Bharathidasan University. He is the recipient of Bharat Shiksha Ratna award from Educational Council of India and Glory of state award from Brevitys Achievement awards. He has co-authored a book on Tourism Marketing Management. He has more than 20 published research papers on his name.

Name - Dr. Malini Singh
Position - Member
About Me - Teaching is my passion. My aim is to impart quality education to all my students and help them to accomplish their dreams as Hoteliers

Information Technology Enabled Services

COE Count : 1

Name - Mr. Devendra Naik
Position - Member
About Me - Education Technology Consultant with 9+ years of overall experience. Over the years he has worked on multiple technology projects with a focus on the education sector. He has worked on a broad range of projects covering the spectrum in education technology from ERP and Institute Management Systems, All India Satellite Learning (VSAT), Online Learning Systems, Online Examination Systems, Aptitude Testing Systems and Technology based teaching aids.

Media And Entertainment

COE Count : 2

Name - Mr. Pratyush Bhaskar
Position - Member
About Me - A multilingual media & communication professional, business broadcast journalist diversifying into media production and training/mentoring future journalists/media professionals. After having worked in mainstream media for over a decade and a half, in noted media houses like India’s first and largest satellite news channel Zee Media (Business Correspondent/News Anchor), national broadcaster DD News (Reporter), news headquarter tv9 news network (Business Head/Principal Correspondent), HT (Trainee Reporter), India First Foundation (Research Scholar) and p7 (Bureau Chief/ Special Correspondent), now I am teaching at colleges like Harkishan Mehta Institute of Media, Research and Analysis, UPG, Somaiya, Xavier’s, GTU and NITIE to name a few.

Name - Prof. Sudhir Gavhanne
Position - Member
About Me - He has done Ph. D ( Journalism ) having 30+ years of experience .Also done M. A. ( Economics ).Currently Professor and Head , Dept. of Mass Communication and Journalism, BAMU,Aurangabad[India]

Pharmaceutical

COE Count : 6

Name - Mr. Lalit Kumar Pradhan
Position - Member
About Me - Mr. Pradhan comes with over 26years of experience in MNC's and Top Indian Pharmaceutical Manufacturing companies. He has excellent experience in managing plants, strong experience in Projects (Commissioning and Operation of New Green Field Plants), Quality Assurance, Production Planning & Control , co-ordinating sales & marketing activities as required from Plants. He has successfully lead many external International Audits like US-FDA, MHRA, MCC, ANVISA (Brazil), PIC & ISO 9001/14001. Some of his specialties include Commissioning green field plants,International Audits, iso 9000, production management, process engineering, quality assurance, recruitment, safety, technical training.

Name - Ms. Aarti Shashikant Juvekar
Position - Member
About Me - Dr. Aarti Juvekar was Officer-in-Charge, Anticancer Drug Screening Facility, ACTREC, Navi Mumbai. She trained at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA for the ‘Use of human tumor xenografts in SCID mice for anticancer drug testing’. She was a teaching faculty member of the ‘Cancer Biology’ course for the Ph.D. students from ACTREC, Navi Mumbai and also was a Guest lecturer for the students of PG Diploma in Rehabilitation at the All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and other colleges of Mumbai. She has also worked as Reviewer of scientific papers for various Indian and International Journals.

Name - Dr. Sandeep Kumar Gupta
Position - Member
About Me - I am a medical pharmacologist with approximately 8 years of experience in both academics and industry. I received my MD (Pharmacology) from RIMS, Ranchi in 2007 and worked in Ranbaxy Research Lab (Gurgaon, India) as Senior Research Scientist and in Sanofi as Regional Medical Advisor for approximately 5 years. I am currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology in DSMCH, Permabalur (Tamilnadu, India). I am a life member of the Indian Pharmacological Society. I have published about 15 papers in peer-reviewed and Pubmed-indexed journals. I have also written chapters in books titled Fundamentals of Clinical Trial & Research (Paras Publication), Molecular Vaccines: From Prophylaxis to Therapy-Volume 2 (Springer Publication) and Advances in collating and using trial data (Future Publication).

Name - Dr. Ravi Ratan Sobti
Position - Member
About Me - Pharmaceutical (API) Professional with proven track record in business stratergies, R&D, Operations, EH&S, IPR, CRAMS, Strategic Planner with organizational and interpersonal skills. PH.D. Organic Chemistry, Former member of corporate Managing Groups and Boards. Former Chairman of Bereau if Indian Standards Committee(PCD9) on Organic Chemicals, Alcohol and Dyestuffs.

Name - Dr. Premlata K Ambre
Position - Member
About Me - Dr. Premlata Kuldip Ambre, Associate Professor of Pharm. Chemistry a faculty at Bombay College of Pharmacy working in the department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry since September 1999. Completed doctorate degree from Bombay College of Pharmacy in 2001. Expertise in various subjects like Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis and all advanced topics in the field of medicinal Chemistry like pharmacophore modelling, structural elucidation, synthon approach, combinatorial chemistry high throughput screening etc at post graduate level. Recognized as a research guide of MPharm as well as PhD (Tech.) degree at the Mumbai University and has successfully guided 27 M. Pharm. Her research areas have been mainly on design and synthesis of novel inhibitors of targets involved in diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and cancer. She has received support as a Principal Investigator for research from AICTE, CSIR, UGC, the Mumbai University and Pharma industrial projects (raised funds worth Rs.58,87,000). She has published 16 research papers in National and international journals, 2 book chapters and won prizes (cash) for 7 best oral and poster presentation awards at various national and international conferences. For her projects, she has collaborated with various international scientists and universities including John Hopkins, University of Bristol, University of Illinois, University of Ain Shams, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University of Kingston. She has been involved in reviewing manuscripts for renown scientific journals of Biomolecular structural dynamics (JBSD-Wiely) and Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. She is the Life member of Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Registered Pharmacist of Maharashtra State Council of Pharmacy and a member of American Chemical Society.

Name - Dr. Satish Raghunath Desai
Position - Member
About Me - Dr. Satish Desai did his M.Sc., Ph. D. with P.G. Diploma in Drug Analysis and Diploma in QA & ISO 9000. He is optimistic and result driven professional with total 29 years of Pharma Industry experience in Quality Assurance, Quality systems, Operational Quality, Risk Analysis, Root cause analysis, Validations, Documentation, Factory Auditing, Training, Regulatory, Quality Control, Analytical Development, Instrumental Analysis and Laboratory design & setup as per global regulatory standard. He has published Four Research papers in European Journals; Thirteen, API and Medicinal products, Monographs in Indian Phomacopoeia and Two Technical monographs in IDMA namely – Pharmaceutical Preformulation & Analytical Studies and Data Integrity Governance.

Travel And Tourism

COE Count : 1

Name - Mr. Rajan Dani
Position - Chairperson
About Me - Rajan has extensive experience in varied fields such as IT, Aviation, Travel & Tourism Training for over 28 years. He had been a member of HR committee of Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI). Rajan has been managing Trade-wings Institute of Management, a top 10 Worldwide IATA ATC, since 1997. Onlinetraveledu was his concept on which he started taking shape since 2009 and with his vision, the portal is offering over 100 e-learning courses in varied fields in the domains of Aviation, Travel, Hospitality & Logistics. His mission is to bring in education & training to the doorsteps / fingertips.