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

Capital Goods

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.

Child Care

COE Count : 2

Name - Dr. Roshni Nair
Position - Member
About Me - in the process of updation

Name - Ms. Medhavini Joshi
Position - Member
About Me - Experienced development practitioner with diverse experience working in tribal, rural, urban, and institutionalized settings. Expert in collaborating with varied stakeholders including Government departments, NGO- CBOs, educational institutes, and community leaders. Skilled in program planning, content designing, proposal and report writing, networking, community interventions, and designing and facilitating trainings. Core area of work has been Adolescent & Youth engagement for empowerment with gender and rights based approach.

Electronics

COE Count : 1

Name - Ms. Sneha Birla
Position - Member
About Me - Experienced Quality Assurance Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in Operations Management, Microsoft Office, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Business Strategy, and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design. Strong education professional with a Engineer’s Degree focused in Electronics and Communication

Geriatric Care

COE Count : 1

Name - Dr. Sk Harikumar
Position - Member
About Me - 1. Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Advanced Research in Health & Human Behavior (CARB), Kerala (Nov 1994 to March 1999; 1-6- 2003 to 20-5-2004 and continuing from 1st November 2008)

Healthcare

COE Count : 2

Name - Mr. Ratnakar Keshav Kulkarni
Position - Member
About Me - COE for Medical Laboratory Technology

Name - Mr. Prashant Madhusudan Deosthali
Position - Member
About Me - COE for B. Voc.Optometry

Hospitality

COE Count : 1

Name - Mr. Rajesh C Kumar
Position - Chairperson
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.

Information Technology Enabled Services

COE Count : 2

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 - 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.

Life Sciences

COE Count : 4

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.

Management & Entrepreneurship And Professional Skills

COE Count : 4

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. 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.

Renewable Energy

COE Count : 2

Name - Mr. Alok Kumar Sinha
Position - Member
About Me - I possess more than 24 years of professional experience in the Solar Photovoltaic area of diverse nature.  I have carried out a large number of field projects so far and thus very well about the capacity building requirements of individuals, organisations and communities at large. Importantly, I am associated with the Vocational Education Division of the National Institute of Open Schooling in one way or the other. Thus I am fully capable of doing full justice to the work that may be assigned by TISS to me.

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

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.