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.


COE Count : 2

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

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 : 1

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 : 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