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 : 2

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.

Name - Dr. Rajendra Kumar
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.

Automotive

COE Count : 2

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.

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 - 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.

Healthcare

COE Count : 1

Name - Dr. Akshaykumar Chhallani
Position - Member
About Me - DR AKSHAY CHHALLANI FCPS (Med), DNB (Gen.Med), MNAMS, FISCCM, FNB (Critical Care Medicine) Dr. Akshay Chhallani an established name in the field of Critical Care Medicine, in Navi Mumbai. He started his medical training by doing MBBS from BYL Nair Hospital (TMMC), Mumbai and completed Post Graduation in Medicine from LTMMC and LTMMG hospital. He went ahead to pursue a niche in the field of Critical Care Medicine from well acclaimed P.D Hinduja Hospital, after standing 3rd in All India Critical Care examinations. He is certified ATLS provider and ACLS/BLS instructor (AHA). He is actively involved in the care of all critically ill patients in hospital ranging from those with multiorgan failure requiring Intensive Monitoring Therapy to post operative patients following Cardiac and other major surgeries. He has special interest in treating Dengue and Malaria. He has many research and publications to his credit. . He has been executive committee member for ISCCM Mumbai Branch

Hospitality

COE Count : 2

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 - 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 : 5

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.

Name - Mr. Annan Naidu Paidi
Position - Member
About Me - An academician having 10 years experience in Teaching, Research and Development. Published 10 research papers in different International Journals.

Management & Entrepreneurship And Professional Skills

COE Count : 3

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 - Dr. Anupama Rajesh
Position - Member
About Me - Dr. Anupama Rajesh is the Head – Case Study Centre at Amity Business School, Amity University, India. She has trained for case study writing at INSEAD Paris. She has academic experience of over 20 years including international assignments. She has written more than 20 research papers and case studies for prestigious international journals and has three books and several book chapters to her credit. Dr. Anupama has also won several awards including the ADMA Research Award, “Shiksha Rattan Puruskar” and three “Outstanding Paper Award”s at International Forums. She also has MOOC to her credit.

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.

Media And Entertainment

COE Count : 3

Name - Dr. Sanjay Vasant Ranade
Position - Member
About Me - Dr Sanjay Ranade is associate professor at the Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Mumbai. He did his PhD from the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Contemporary Studies, University of Mumbai where he studied the recipient’s point of view of what makes news in Indian newspapers. He was Adjunct Research Fellow with Monash Asia Institute, Monash University, Australia for three years and has been studying the Koli, fisher community of Mumbai for the past six years. He has translated of 'Mehmood-Man of Many Moods' from Hindi to English and ‘Laxmibai, the warrior-queen of Jhansi’ from Marathi to English.

Name - Dr. Ramanad Bapurao Vyavahare
Position - Member
About Me - Working as a assistant professor of deparament of Mass Communication & Journalism in M.S.P. Mandal’s Shri Shivaji College Parbhani -431401 (Maharashtra) (India). 19 Years teaching experience, 2 years full times and 19 years (Part time : Honorary) experience in field of Jouranlism (Print media). 15 years research experience. completed 1 minor research project (funded by Universtity grant commission) on Development Journalism. Development Journalism & Mass Communication, Developmental Reporting, Career Develompent, Agricultural Reporting is areas of specialization. Research work (Ph.D) Topic: Development Journalism : Concept & Scope; Guided by Dr. Sudhir Wamanrao Gavhane. Published one book of I & II edition on carrear development. Book name is “Disha Careerchaya”. Published 25 Research papers in various workshop, seminars, conferences proceding books and also various reputed research Journals. Formar, editor, chairman and member of various committes (Journalism and mass communication) in Dr. Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, North Maharashtra Univerisity, Jalgaon, R.T. M. University Nagpur, Y.C.M.O. U. Nashik, S.R.T.M.U. Nanded. Subject Expert, College affiliation Committee member of S.R.T.M.O. U. Nanded. Invited Text book Writer (B.A.M.C.J.) of Y.C.M.O.U, Nashik. Honored by Anantrao Bhalerao Memorial Investigative Reporting Award. Honored by State Human Rights Fellowship. Honored by Human Right feature writing award.

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.

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 - 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 - Mr. Rajendra Sahu
Position - Member
About Me - BE Chemicals, Six sigma, 15 plus years of experience.

Printing And Packaging

COE Count : 2

Name - Mr. Kamlesh Sharad Pawaskar
Position - Member
About Me - Print production professional with expertise in wide format printing and visual communication for retail & sign manufacturing.

Name - Mr. Sabharinathan Narayanasamy
Position - Member
About Me - An organized Pre-Press, Press-Room and Post-Press Production specialist with 27 years of practical experience. Specialist in Variable Data Printing, E-Publishing, E-Publishing, Packaging on absorbent & non-absorbent materials, 3M Post It Pads, Computer Stationery, Reverse Engineering on printing and allied machineries, POS Rolls / EDC/ATM Rolls on Thermal Papers and designing and Construction of SPM machines. Invention, Innovation & Marketing intelligence being an integral part of my character I play a strong role in my involvement and extending hardcore support to the printing, publishing and packaging Industries.

Renewable Energy

COE Count : 1

Name - Mr. Ajay Girdharilal Chandak
Position - Member
About Me - Passionate promoter & consultant of renewable energy and waste to energy systems. R & D and innovation are my passion. Initiated 37 patents, commercialized some of them. Entrepreneurship training in renewable energy is another area of strength