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. Rajendra Kumar Mishra
Position - Member
About Me - Motivated, self-driven achiever with strong analytical, people management skills, perseverance and single-minded agribusiness professional with more than 22 years of experience in Food business (co-operative and corporate sector) and academics. Supervised and guided about 45 students for their research work. Instrumental for organizing farmers’ organization and promoting export of fruits and vegetables from the Uttar Pradesh. Published several research papers in international reputed journals and also author of various chapters in reputed books. Member of editorial board of research journals. Attended various national and international workshops, seminars and symposia. Organized various national and international buyer-seller meets and seminars.

B F S I ( Core Banking And Financial Services)

COE Count : 3

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.

Name - Mr. Swapan Kumar Chakraborty
Position - Member
About Me - Have banking experience of approx 40 years. Retired as General Manger From Allahabad Bank. Headed Treasury & Intl banking. Was Managing Director of Subsidiary of the Bank. Was instrumental in opening foreign offices of the bank and formation of joint venture general insurance company. Associated in training activities of Bank officials for different PSU banks.

Name - Mr. Subir Chakrabarti
Position - Member
About Me - I retired as General Manager in charge of Corporate Credit Monitoring Department from a Public Sector Bank. During my tenure, totally I had a seven year period as Faculty member in the Bank, teaching Credit, General Banking and soft skills. After retirement I used to teach Economics in Indo German Training Centre. For more than last 3 years I am handling dual responsibility of acting as Finance Officer of Scottish Church College and Administrator in Business administration Department of the College. I also served as a panel member in various Interview process of several Banks and IBPS.

Dialysis Technology

COE Count : 1

Name - Mr. Hase Niwrutti Khandu
Position - Chairperson
About Me - Currently working as Prof.& Head of Nephrology at Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Dr. Hase completed his MBBS & M.D. General Medicine from Lokmanya Tilak Medical College, Sion. Having joined full time medical teacher as Tutor in medicine at L.T.M. Medical College & General Hospital Sion Mumbai, Dr Hase has worked as Prof. of Medicine and incharge of nephrology services. He has been actively involved in teaching Nurses, MBBS MD & DM students, been a member of various professional bodies, published 40 research papers in national & international journals & has has also been an University examiner.

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. 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.

Name - Mr. Mahendrakumar Kewalchandji Jain
Position - Member
About Me - 30 + years of exposure in manufacturing in all areas from Production, Quality, maintenance, After sales service support.

Healthcare

COE Count : 1

Name - Mr. Bhooshan H Sandh
Position - Chairperson
About Me - in the process of updation

Hospitality

COE Count : 2

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

Industrial Tool Manufacturing

COE Count : 4

Name - Mr. Siva Kumar B
Position - Chairperson
About Me - Mr. Sivakumar is a Postgraduate in Mechanical Engineering from IIT-Chennai and Masters in Business Administration, from LOYOLA. He has experience of over 35 years including 13 years in the Industry, 24 years in Management Systems including 10 years of auditing experience. It is noteworthy that he is trained in the quality management system at Magnetti Merelli France. He also support organisations on process improvements / SUSTAINABILITY. He has vast exposre/ experience in the many industries including Agriculture, food and beverages, aerospace, etc.

Name - Mr. Manivannan K
Position - Member
About Me - Mr. Manivannan comes with 17 Years experience in the field of Training & Skill Development. In the past he has worked with various organisation such as N.T.T.F . Technical training institute and Lucas-TVS. He currently works at Mahindra Reva Electric car company (M&M Group). He has been associated with Talent Management initiative in the organization (Developing Trainers, Employees at all levels and Trainees in manufacturing Technology, Component Manufacturing, Assembly Line & Core Engineering).

Name - Mr. Ramasamy Sridhar
Position - Member
About Me - Mr. Sridhar has over 19 years of rich experience in Production and Technical Training Operations with reputed companies in varied Engineering industries. He currently works as Assistant Professor in PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He is adept in managing Production Engineering operations involving design & development of processes, interfacing with vendors, etc. He has hands-on experience in CNC machines, CAD/CAM and Industrial Tool Manufacturing and operation of CNC machining Centres and Turning Centres. He has worked on Implementation of Lean production systems in wind turbine manufacturing industries. He is a Life Member of the Indian Society for Technical Education.

Name - Mr. Rajesh Ranganathan
Position - Member
About Me - Dr Ranganathan is has completed his PhD ( Manufacturing Management – Supply Chain ) from Loughborough University UK in The thesis was titled “ Rapid Manufacturing ( RM ) as an enabling technology in supply chain improvements ”. He is considered a dynamic self starter with exceptional analytical and decision - making skills and with previous varied experience in technical and management functions an excellent team player with decisive leadership skills and ability to establish positive interpersonal relationships at all levels.

Information Technology Enabled Services

COE Count : 4

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.

Name - Dr. Tarun Kumar Singhal
Position - Member
About Me - An academician having over 22 years of credible yet mixed experience with strong academic administration skills. Working as Professor (IT Management) at Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management having notable experience in consulting, research, publishing and training & development domains. Holds PhD Degree (Business Administration), MS (Software Systems), post graduate qualifications in Mathematics and Business Studies besides International Certifications. Have sound knowledge of framework for holistic development of professional institutions. Have competence in developing short/long term academic goals and sound assessment systems. Have credible proficiency in using engaging teaching skills incorporating innovative practices to ensure effective and lifelong learning among students.

Name - Dr. Sandeep Manohar Chaware
Position - Member
About Me - It gives me immense pleasure that I am associated with TISS. I am in Higher Technical Education field since last 21 years, I feel now I should contribute towards social activities through higher education. I feel proud and happy that TISS has taken initiatives in this regard. I hope I will contribute to my best for TISS.

Name - Mr. Manoj Kumar Kar
Position - Member
About Me - Researcher and Teacher in the area of Database design and Cloud Computing. Have an 11 years of experience in teaching and research in eLearning. Conducted various workshops in the areas of Cloud Computing, E-Commerce and Database design.

Management & Entrepreneurship And Professional Skills

COE Count : 8

Name - Mr. Mustafa Moochhala
Position - Chairperson
About Me - Mustafa is a consultant in the space of HR. He has worked with Modi Xerox, Pradan and Ma Foi Consultants before setting out to start his own small firm, Innobridge Consulting. He works on Leadership development, Organisation development and HR systems, both with Corporates and NGOs. He has over 30 years of work experience and has passed out from XLRI Jamshedpur.

Name - Mr. Sivakumar J Sharma
Position - Member
About Me - Sivakumar Sharma is a creative technocrat and a results-driven marketing innovator for the digital age. Sharma possesses a blend of branding, advertising/PR, marketing, digital technology and combines these with his business acumen and sales process understanding to provide his customers a workable & integrated GTM strategy. A decisive leader with ability to think strategically and execute tactically; consistently adding value through strategic marketing, effective program management and organizational leadership, he is adept at using advanced marketing technologies to engage audiences, grow profitability and create a competitive edge. Sharma founded RightPitch Digital, a boutique digital communication & marketing agency in 2013.

Name - Ms. Sareeta Gautam Bhatikar
Position - Member
About Me - I am an HR Professional with a diverse experience within and outside India, working in a matrix environment and dealing with a multicultural business. I am passionate shaping business by enabling people and have had opportunities to work in multiple industries. Specialties handled over the last 12 years are in Performance Management & Recognition, HR Operations and Business Partnering, Talent Management, Diversity, Rewards and Benefits, L&D, HR Transformation and Change Management.

Name - Mr. Vishva Mitter Handa
Position - Member
About Me - Awarded “Indian Achievers award for Education Excellence” by Indian Economic Development & Research Association, New Delhi during year 2010 as director of MMS/MBA course. A professional having over 30 years rich experience in HR, covering gamut of HR sub functions such as Strategic HR Management, Recruitment, PMS, Green field projects General Administration, Facility Management, Employee and Industrial Relations incl. Closure and VRS etc. across diverse industries.

Name - Mr. Shantanu Das Gupta
Position - Member
About Me - Shantanu Das Gupta is a veteran from the consumer goods industry, with 34 years of rich experience in Sales, Marketing, Service, Public Affairs and PR. A Law graduate from the University of Delhi, he has worked with organizations like Reckitt Benkiser, Hindustan Unilever and Whirlpool. He is currently Senior Vice President with Intex Technologies, a leading consumer electronics major, responsible for strengthening its Consumer Durables and IT Peripherals business. Prior to joining Intex Technologies, Shantanu was part of the leadership team at Whirlpool India where he held the positions of Vice President Consumer Services, Vice President Marketing.

Name - Mr. P S Shivram Iyer
Position - Member
About Me - Over 37 years of experience in Pharma Sales and Sales Force Effectiveness. Vast experience in the formulation and development of strategic sales plans, achieving sales objectives and executing successful new product launch. A keen planner with expertise in developing marketing strategic and manpower planning. Excel in setting annual business objectives for driving sales initiatives in the organization. Proven skills in ensuring high compliance to reporting discipline. Have received appreciation and awards from the top management in the current organization. An effective communicator and proactive leader with excellent relationship management and analytical skills and a flair for interacting with people.

Name - Ms. Yati Doshi
Position - Member
About Me - I have 10+ years’ experience in Purchase Planning & Materials Management, Advertising & Publicity; and 14+ years in Learning & Development, where I have worked with top Indian companies for their human asset growth on fronts like: Skill & Knowledge Assessment, Liaising with SMEs, Content Development, Training Delivery, Post-Training Assessment and Counseling; across verticals like: BFSI, Health, Retail, Hospitality, Travel, ITeS, and Telcos.

Name - Dr. John Peter
Position - Member
About Me - He holds a Degree in Law from Symbiosis, an MBA from University Dept of Management Studies, PUMBA, Pune, and a PhD in Human Resource Management. He also holds Master degrees in Economics, Psychotherapy & counseling. He is an UGC NET qualified lecturer in Management Studies. After serving in the Indian Air Force for 15 years, he switched over to a full time career in teaching & Training. For the past 18 years he has been teaching MBA students and has conducted more than 300 Training programs in the area of Leadership Development, Behavioral Training & Soft Skills for various Organizations. Currently he is serving as a Professor and Dean of RMD Sinhgad School of Management studies, Warje, Pune.

Pharmaceutical

COE Count : 7

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 - Mr. Sreekanth Muttineni
Position - Member
About Me - With over 22 years in Regulatory Plant operations, Mr. Muttineni has handled Projects, solids, Injectables, technology transfer, LSS etc.. He has been working with lean six sigma principles for almost 12 years. At Aurobindo Pharma as GM Operations, he had helped establish a 100% EOU regulated plant. Furthermore, he had worked at Dr Reddy's Labs for lose to 10 years. At Biological E Ltd., he has contributed to the field of injectables and liquid oral preparations. Mr. Muttineni current works with LUPIN Ltd in the capacity of a VP Operations (Formulations).

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.