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I am happy to introduce to you a very innovative education programme specially

designed for the manufacturing sector in India.

Leveraging on its long experience of providing high quality management education to

practising managers, IIM Calcutta in collaboration with IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras
launched the one year full time residential Post Graduate Programme for Executives
for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing (PGPEX-VLM) in August 2007. The
PGPEX-VLM Programme was began launched under the aegis of the Government of
India’s National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) and the Ministry of
Human Resource Development with the support of industry.

The objective of this programme is to develop leaders for the manufacturing sector
by equipping them with state of the art management techniques and skills with
cutting edge technology awareness. These leaders are expected to steer Indian
manufacturing industry to meet the challenges of global competition and establish
India as a global manufacturing base. The objectives, content, curriculum and
pedagogy have been jointly designed by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras in
consultation with industry, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Japan International
Cooperation Agency (JICA), NMCC and the Ministry of HRD and in consultation with
Professor Shoji Shiba, a world renowned authority in the field of manufacturing.

The Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, during his visit to Japan in
December 2006 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Prime Minister of
Japan for human resource development for promotion of manufacturing under which
Japanese manufacturing management techniques and skills would be transferred to
senior managers of Indian manufacturing industry. The Government of Japan,
through the Japan International Cooperation Agency is providing support for the
program by way of deputing Japanese manufacturing experts to teach in the
Programme and facilitating students’ visits to Japanese universities and centres of
manufacturing excellence.

The students of PGPEX-VLM have been selected through a meticulous assessment

of merit and experience. The pioneering class of 30 is a remarkable blend of
diversity, domain expertise, academic accomplishment and professional
achievement. The average professional experience of the class is over 9 years. The
diversity of the class is represented by professionals from engineering, power, steel,
mining, automotive, auto-ancillaries, chemicals, non-ferrous, white goods and
textiles. The students have earlier worked in companies such as BHEL, Tata
Cummins, NTPC, Tata Steel, NMDC, Maruti, Tata Motor, Hero Honda, TVS, Kalyani
Forge, Reliance, Birla Copper, Hindustan Zinc, NALCO, LG, SAIL etc.

PGPEX-VLMP Students’ Profile: 2008

A major component of the programme is an intensive internship in a manufacturing
based firm that would help the participants to develop problem solving skills in the
area of manufacturing. We are interested in exploring possible opportunities for our
participants both for internship during the programme and final placement.

A copy of the placement brochure for the PGPEX-VLM programme is enclosed. We

would be happy to discuss further details with you and to respond to your queries in
this regard. If you wish to visit the Institute and give a pre-placement talk and
interact with the participants we would be very happy to facilitate the same.

The pioneering class of PGPEX-VLM is set to graduate in August 2008 and I am

convinced that these students will prove to be invaluable resources to their
employers. I have pleasure in inviting you to participate in our Internship and Final
Placement process.

Shekhar Chaudhuri

PGPEX-VLMP Students’ Profile: 2008


~ Evolution ............................................................................. 02

~ Objective ............................................................................. 03

~ Course Structure ............................................................................. 04

~ USP ............................................................................. 06

Faculty List ............................................................................. 07

Class of 2008

~ Summary ............................................................................. 08

~ Participants’ Profiles ............................................................................. 10

Contact Details ............................................................................. 24

PGPEX-VLMP Students’ Profile: 2008 01

L eaders for Manufacturing (LFM)
program was started way back in 1988 at
MIT Sloan to make US industry globally
competitive. Later similar programs were started
in Purdue in US,Warwick and other Universities in
Europe. These initiatives catalyzed visionary leadership
for US industries and propelled them to become global
leaders in world economy.

Today, the developing economies of Asia in general and India in

particular are at the same critical phase where its Manufacturing
Industry needs similar leadership that can take it forward in today’s
globalized & dynamically changing business environment.
Government of India recognized this urgent need and brought
industry leaders and academicians together to help develop a
unique leadership program with commendable support from
Government of Japan.

IIM Calcutta, IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras joined hands

together in designing and conducting this Manufacturing
& Operations centric program with an assistance of Prof.
Shoji Shiba, an ex-faculty of MIT-Sloan’s LFM program.
Prof. Shoji Shiba is world renowned manufacturing
expert and is a recipient of Deming prize.

Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) ,

Nationalmanufacturing competitiveness council
(NMCC) & Japan Industrial Cooperation
Agency(JICA) have taken historic initiative
which is in the genesis unique management

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The course is meant for promising engineers drawn (VLMP) is a single program in India of its kind that
from the manufacturing and allied sectors who have integrates Business, Manufacturing and related
the potential for top management positions. It sectors together.VLMP’s fast track program blends
emphasizes development of leadership and the global business and leadership practices of IIM-
management skills together with cutting edge Calcutta ,technology prowess of IIT's,the world class
technology, management and proficiency. expertise of Japanese faculty together with the
experience of Indian business leaders .Together the
Programme aims to enhance business acumen of community develops, designs, implements, and
Senior managers from large and medium size participates in creating an exciting and innovative
companies to implement contemporary & best learning environment that imparts its participants
management practices as a competitive weapon in necessary knowledge, skills, and core competencies
a global industrial environment. they need to strengthen, lead, and transform the
business & industry. VLMP aims to produce the
The first batch of PGPEX-VLM was taken off in world class manufacturing and operations
August 2007 as an unprecedented collaborative professionals so as to enhance the global
programme of IIM-C,IIT-K and IIT-M with CII, Govt. competitiveness of Indian manufacturing industry
of India and Govt. of Japan as stakeholders. in world economy.
Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing Program

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Course Modules over Terms
Total Classroom Contact Hours : 960

Title of the Course: Post Graduate Diploma in Management- Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing

Term I Term II Term III Term IV

Break Through Financial Domestic Industry Supply Chain
Management by Management Visit Management
Prof. Shoji Shiba

Global Scenario Marketing Prof.K.Mori: Product Design and

Management Lecture on Product New Product
Development Management

Regulatory- Manufacturing Automation &

National & Strategy Robotics

Strategic Analysis Production Computer

Management Integrated

Decision Making ERP, Workflow & Advanced

Tools BPR Materials

Organizational Prof.Kano: Lecture Data Analysis

Structure & Design on Total Quality and Decision
Management Modeling

Prof.Murakawa: HR & Labour Laws

Lecture on Hoshin

Managerial Prof.Furuhashi:
Economics Lecture on Toyota
Production System

Financial Analysis Project


ISO9001 training & SAP module by

certification by BVQI IBM Global

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Term V Term VI Term VII Term VIII
Technology Interpersonal
Management Skills

Strategic Industry Japan Industry Leadership &

Information Internship Visit Change
Technology Management

Frontier Technologies Vision to

for Manufacturing Execution

Problem Ethics & Values in

Formulation Business

Data Analysis Entrepreneurship

Managerial OHSAS and

Communication Automobile
Quality systems

Project Management
certification by

Salient Features - International visit to Japan for studying Best Manufacturing Practices
- Regular interaction & visits to Indian industries
- Lectures by renowned Japanese faculties & Indian Industry leaders
- Research papers on contemporary issues faced by specific business function
- Voluntarily consulting assignments for SMEs
- Summar Internship projects on challenges faced by Indian industry

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IIM-Calcutta Japanese expertise

IIT-Madras ia In CII



Go t
ve r n m e n

Government Government
of India of Japan

Model of VLMP

Joint Program of Indian Institute of Management Domestic industry & International visit to Japan.
Calcutta (IIMC), Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur (IITK) and Indian Institute of Technology The program involves development of leadership
Madras (IITM) and management skills together with cutting edge
technology awareness and proficiency.
Selection process involves short listing applicants
on the basis of GMAT score, bio-data and essays, a The program has a proper balance of theoretical
management aptitude test & an interview conducted inputs and practical training to develop a high degree
by the faculty members of 3 institutes and industry of leadership skill which would enable Indian
experts companies convert manufacturing into a competitive
One year full time residential program
Course delivery through a mix of class room
32 weeks’ classroom interaction, total 960 lectures, case studies, tutorials, lab sessions, videos,
interaction hours. individual and team assignments, guest lectures
from Japanese faculty , industry experts & Indian
11-13 weeks’ internship in industry. business leaders and project work.

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IIM Calcutta

23 Prof Sushil Khanna

01 Prof Shekar Chaudhuri, Director PGDM, Fellow, IIM Calcutta
B Tech (Mechanical); Fellow IIM Ahemdabad 24 Prof Anjan Rai Chaudhuri
02 Prof Amit Jyoti Sen B Tech; PGDM IIM Calcutta
MA; PhD MIT 25 Prof Manju Jaiswall
03 Prof Sujoya Basu M Phil; Fellow IIM Banglore
BE; Fellow IIM Ahemdabad
04 Prof Anindya Sen
MA; PhD University of Southern California IIT Kanpur
05 Prof Arijit Sen
MA (Economics); PhD Princeton University 01 Prof Sanjay G Dhande, Director
06 Prof Biju Paul Abraham PhD IIT Kanpur
MA ; M Phil; PhD King's College London 02 Prof Ashok K Mittal
07 Prof Ashok Banerjee B Tech (Mechanical); MS, PhD, Case Western Reserve
M Com; ACA; PhD Rajasthan University 03 Dr Peeyush Mehta
08 Prof B B Chakrabarti BE (Mechanical); PhD IIM Ahemdabad
BE (Mechanical); PGDM; FICWA; PhD JU 04 Dr Jayanta Chatterjee
09 Prof Parthasarathi Dasgupta B Tech (Electrical); PhD IIT Delhi
M Tech; PhD Calcutta University 05 Dr Amitabha Ghosh
10 Prof Sanjiv D Vaidya PhD Calcutta
B Tech (Electrical); PGDM, Fellow, IIM Calcutta 06 Dr Raghu Nandan Sengupta
11 Prof Koushiki Chowdhury BE (Mechanical); PhD IIM Calcutta
M Sc; MS Pennsylvania State University 07 Dr Kripa Shanker
12 Prof Prashant Mishra B Sc Engg. (Mechanical); M Tech; PhD Cornell University
MBA; PhD Devi Ahilya University 08 Dr Anish Upadhyaya
13 Prof Ashish K Chatterjee PhD Pennsylvania State University
BE (Mechanical); Fellow IIM Ahemdabad
14 Prof Balram Avittathur IIT Madras
BE (Mechanical); Fellow IIM Banglore
15 Prof Bodhibrata Nag 01 Dr Ananth, Director
B Tech (Electrical); Fellow IIM Calcutta PhD
16 Prof Manabendra N Pal 02 Dr Narendran
ME (Mech); Fellow IIMC, PhD(Engg.) BE (Mechanical); MS,PhD IIT Madras
17 Prof Rahul Mukerjee 03 Dr Srinivasan
M Sc, PhD University of Calcutta BE (Mechanical); MS,PhD IIT Madras
18 Prof Sahadeb Sarkar 04 Dr Ganesh
M Stat; PhD, Iowa States University BE (Mechanical); M.Tech, PhD IIT Madras
19 Prof Saibal Chattopadhyay 05 Dr Rajendran
M Sc (Calcutta); MS, PhD, Connecticut BE (Mechanical); ME; PhD IIT Madras
20 Prof Sanjeet Singh 06 Dr Rahul Marathe
M Sc, PhD, University of Delhi PhD
21 Prof Biswatosh Saha 07 Dr Venkatesh Balasubramanian
B Tech; Fellow IIM Calcutta PhD
22 Prof Sougata Ray 08 Dr R Krishnakumar
B Tech; Fellow IIM Ahemdabad PhD IIT Madras

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The VLMP specialization comprises of
participants from the following

Betwen Maruti Udyog

32 - 36 years Reliance Industries Ltd
LG Electronics
Betwen BHEL
27 - 31 years
Hero Honda
Tata Motors
Age Wise Data Tata Steel
Birla Copper
National Mineral Devp Corp
Hindustan Zinc
Tata Cummins
Apollo Tyres
Nuclear Power Corporation
Doosan E&S, India
Lucas TVS

Experience Wise Data

Industry Wise Data

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5 to 10 years of work experience

10 to 15 years of work experience


15 years or more of work experience


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Control Engineer (CE), Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd [Mar’00~Aug’07]

Responsible for Safe and Smooth operation of 2 x 220 MWe Nuclear Power Plant, Kota
Led a core team of 4 executives and 25 non-executives to carry out control room activities
Coordinated the Biennial Shut Down activities for whole plant
Prepared Station Master Documents e.g. Operational Flow Sheets, Operating Manual,
Engineering Assistance Request (EAR), SOPs
Hand on experience in Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

Mechanical Engineer, Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd [Jan’98~Mar’99]

Managed All Materials Management activities for Expansion project -Utilities

Over 8 years of experience in
Nuclear Power Generation Got awarded “NPCIL (Unit) Recognition award for Outstanding Contribution” -2007
Authorized by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board for CE(Operation) position
B.E., Mechanical
NIT, Jaipur

Assistant Manager, LG Electronics [July ‘02 ~Aug ‘07]

Led a 10 member cross functional team on ‘Cost Reduction projects’ leading to a

total INR180Million saving in ’06-’07 through cost & value innovation strategies
Led a 6 member team of development engineers on an Energy Efficiency project to
develop India’s most efficient compressor for refrigerator
Led the team for ‘Direct Cool Refrigerator Profit improvement’ project. The team received
the Best Re-engineering award of US$3000
Developed casting, sintering & sheet metal components in Sri-Lanka, Thailand &
Mentored 30+ members to Green Belt & 5 to Black Belt certification in quality, process
& design improvement projects
5 years of experience in
Project Management & Product Recipient of Six-Sigma Silver Award for outstanding creativity (US$800) at LG Korea
Development Global Six-Sigma contest
Recipient of MD’s Unique Award for Excellence for reducing the New Product
Six Sigma Black Belt Introduction time
Led the LG India Compressor team in joint technical project with IIT Delhi for the
B.Tech (Mechanical) development of a simulation software
NIT, Kurukshetra

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National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), Hyderabad [May’99-Aug ‘07]
Assistant Manager- (Mineral Processing)

Executed erection and commissioning of DMS (Dense Media Separation) plant in record
time of eleven months against target of twelve months
Led a team of twenty personnel for optimizing quality and quantity of feed material to
pelletization plant of Kudremukh Iron Ore Company

Junior Manager- (Mineral Processing)

Enhanced Internal Customer Satisfaction Index (ICSI) for pilot plant through effective
implementation of Quality Management System (QMS)
Prepared annual procurement budget and optimized cost data of Integrated Mineral
Beneficiation pilot plant
Over 9 years of experience in
Operations, R&D and Prakash Industries Ltd, Champa, Chattisgarh [Aug ‘98-May ‘99]
Project Management Graduate Engineer Trainee- (Metallurgy)

B.E. - Metallurgy Optimized quantity of non coking coal fed to the rotary kiln of sponge iron production
NIT Rourkela plant

Certifications: Achievements
Six Sigma Green Belt, ASQ,USA.
Lead Auditor ISO 9001:2000 Presented paper in an international seminar on ‘Mineral Processing Technology’
SAP-MM Module MPT-2005
Adjudged first runner up among thirty executive trainees (1999-2000 batch) of NMDC
Represented NMDC at NCYM (National Competition for Young Managers) organized
by AIMA in 2006

Senior Engineer, BHEL Mumbai [July ‘03~Aug ‘07]

Lead a team of 7 members for developing a new product “Brushless Exciter” in

technological collaboration with BHEL Bhopal for mass manufacturing
Project In-charge for SAIL Durgapur & BPCL Mumbai for R&M projects in heavy
electrical machines
Responsible for Production planning and control of electrical machines( 900 HP to 11
MW) and components
Responsible for Inventory control and forecasting for warehouse stock items

Engineer , BHEL Bangalore [May ‘02~July ‘03]

LAKSHMAN K SINGH, 30 In-charge for mechanical maintenance in Slip House section

Over 7 years experience in Engineer , BHEL Power Sector Chennai [Aug ‘00~May ‘02]
Project Management,
Operations & SCM Led a team of 200 technicians in Erection of 500 MW thermal power plant at NTPC
in Heavy Engineering and Talcher
Manufacturing Industry

B.Tech (Mechanical) Conferred upon Customer & BHEL appreciation Certificates for Project Management
IT BHU Varanasi at sites
MAP(Online Appraisal System) Champion-represented BHEL Mumbai on corporate
level and trained its employees
Team committee HEAD & Co-ordination Team HEAD for SPARSH-2000 (Cultural
festival at IT BHU Varanasi)

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Product Design Engineer, Textron Inc. USA, Bangalore [Sept’05 –Aug’07]

Conducted Analytical Study to generate concept for R&D of Aerospace Fasteners and
performed Finite Element Analysis for Cherry® Rivetless Nut Plate
Coordinated with Manufacturing and Testing unit in USA for Prototype Development
Provided Technical Support for Metal Forming Software to cross-cultural teams.

Team Lead, Kalyani Forge Ltd, Pune [Apr’03 – Sept’05]

Led the CAD/CAM Team to Design the Forging component & their tooling.
Developed & Optimized Forging process for automotive components.
MAHAVEER N SHAH, 31 Sanjay Engineering, Ghaziabad [ Jan’99 – July’00]

6 years of experience in Supervised and guided the Manufacturing Activities of DPC & TPC machines
Automotive & Aerospace
Industries Achievements

M. Tech (Mechanical) Published Research paper in XIIth National Conference of ISME-2003. It was
Computer Integrated Design & recognized for merit. (Paper Code MD-063)
Manufacturing Completed Advanced DEFORM-3D & 2D training at ‘SFTC’, Ohio, USA
NIT, Jamshedpur Completed Product Training at ‘Cherry Aerospace’, Santa Ana, USA

B. E. (Mechanical)
GCE, Nagaon, (Maharashtra)

Asst. Manager, Maintenance, Hero Honda Motors Ltd, Gurgaon [ Nov’98~Aug’07 ]

Led a team of 50 members (3 senior engineers, 2 engineers, 45 workers)

Implemented Lean Manufacturing, TPM & KAIZEN concept
Planned & Executed effective Preventive Maintenance Schedules using SAP-PM module
to increase machine Uptime & Reliability
Core team member for Vendor Development of Maintenance Spares
Implemented Inventory Management Systems for Spare Parts Recording & Consumption
Coordinated the Installation & Commissioning of Machines & Equipments

Increased MTBF by 45% & Reduced MTTR by 23% in span of 3 years
Over 8 years of experience Reduced Annual Spare Parts Inventory from Rs.6Crore to Rs.4.5Crore in 1.5 years
in Automobile Industry Achieved Reductions in Man hours by 25 % in Cylinder Block M achining line through
WCM, TPM, and Kaizen
B.E. Mechanical
MIT Manipal

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Manager, Boiler & Turbine, Coke project, Haldia, Tata Steel. [ July’00~Aug’07]

In-charge for construction of 12 Nos. of Boilers, high pressure piping and D M Plant of
120 MW power plant
Responsible for co-ordination with coke oven group and major contractors, cost estimation
and team management
Participated in Technology selection , order placements ,site development, vendor
development and SAP implementation
Worked as cost center manager for D M Plant, cooling towers and chemical laboratory
Led TPM activities of Power House 4 as Pillar Head of Jishu Hozen
Exposed to various steel making units, mining operations and profit centers of Tata Steel
as Graduate Trainee.
6 years in green field project
Planning and execution and Led successful construction of 12 Nos. of boilers, D M Plant, piping work
Operation and maintenance in Received Aspire award for completion of two major improvement projects at Power
Steel industry House 4,Tata Steel
Successful revival of machine as a member of the group formed for renovation of 12.5
B.E (Mechanical Engineering) MW back pressure turbine
Birla Institute of Technology,
Mesra, Ranchi

P G Diploma in Power Engg.

National Power Training Institute,
New Delhi

Manager, Production (Reliance Industries Ltd.), [ Nov ‘04- Aug ‘07 ]

Developed and successfully implemented HSE management systems to

ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards respectively.
Conducted FMEA study for reducing the specific consumption of acetic acid and De
mineralized water in PTA plant.
Provided process and operational inputs into the technical safety & operability reviews,
training operators, maintenance activities, and performance test-runs.

Senior Engineer, Jubilant Organosys Ltd, [ Jan ‘02-Sept ‘04 ]

NAVEEN K AHLAWAT, 27 Led a 20 member team in the operations of the process plant
Member of the core team for the commissioning of Fluidized bed reactor, autoclave
Reactor & down stream to manufacture wide range of fine chemicals.
Over 6 years of experience in Coordinated activities as lead engineer for project planning, equipment purchase,
Petrochemical and Specialty equipment bid evaluations and project activities with other design disciplines.
chemicals industry
B.Tech(HONS.), Chemical
Govt. Engg. College, Trichur Worked on Green Belt Six Sigma project in reducing the specification consumption of
De-Mineralized Water.
Six Sigma Green Belt Played a key role in Implementing OHSAS 18001 in the Purified Terephallic Acid plant.
Re designed the process that reduced the catalyst loss from Fluidized Bed reactor by 80%.
Cleared National Mathematics Olympiad conducted by Delhi mathematics teachers
association in 1994

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Asst. Manager, BIOP Dep. – 14 & 11C, NMDC Ltd. [ Aug’01 – Aug’07]

Spearheaded the team of workforce in the shifts as well as in other operations like drilling
and blasting
Adhered to shift in charge responsibilities for running repairs of Heavy Earth Moving
Enforced all the safety standards as per the statue and guidelines of DGMS
Planned and executed annual procurement of explosives and accessories required for
Trained subordinates for developing trade skills with the view of multi – skill concept
adopted in the project
Audited various sections in the internal audits of ISO 14000
6 years of production,
maintenance and planning Qualified First Class Mines Manager Certification exam in the year 2005
experience in Highly Mechanized Promoted to Asst. Manager from Junior Manager in record time
Iron Ore Mines Published a technical Paper on “Control of Fly Rock” was at ROCK EXPO 2005 held
at Nagpur
B. Tech., Mining Engineering, Secured First Rank and was awarded ISM - Gold Medal for Mining Engineering batch
Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad 2001

Deputy Manager, Maruti Udyog [ Sep ‘00 ~ Aug ‘07 ]

Implemented manufacturing strategy of production division and worked with the top
management of Maruti and Suzuki Motor Corporation.
Implemented 5 Six Sigma green belt projects in Stamping, Welding, Paint and Machine
Managed 160 employees in Stamping shop through responsibilities like Line in charge,
Shift in charge, Quality in charge and TS 16949 & ISO 14001 coordinator.
Implemented projects like Yield improvement of body panels, Tool management system
and Store management system in production division

Senior Officer, Tata Refractories [ Aug ‘98 ~ Aug ‘00 ]

Managed a team of 18 employees in Mould planning & assembly department for making
Over 9 years of experience in refractory bricks
Automobile & Ceramic
industries Achievements

B.Tech., Mechanical Trained in “Suzuki Production System” for 3 months at Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan
College of Engineering & Six Sigma Green belt training from GE & Motorola
Technology, Won National conferences like 9th Kaizen conference(4th place) organized by CII and
O.U.A.T, Orissa 1st runners up( 2 categories) in Indian Machine Tool manufacturers Association productivity

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Manager, Tata Cummins Ltd [ Feb.’06~Aug.’07 ]

Managed shop operations in Cylinder Block Business Unit

Team facilitator and development
Executed corrective & preventive actions for customer complaints.

Executive, Honda Motorcycles & Scooters (I) Pvt. Ltd [ Apr.’05~Feb.’06 ]

Worked as In charge of Cylinder head Line for Unicorn Model.

Coordinated continuous improvement activities in Aluminium Machining section.

Shriram Pistons & Rings Ltd [ Aug.’03 ~ Apr.’05 ]

Process owner of small diameter Piston Ring.
Over 5 years of experience in
Automobile Manufacturing Achievements

BE Mechanical Engineering, ERP implementation in Cylinder Block Business Unit

CR State College of Engineering, Set up Machining line of 125 cc model.
Murthal, Haryana KK Pillar leader for TPM excellence award.

Senior Engineer, Hero Honda Motors Ltd. [ Jul’05~Aug’07 ]

Managed the development, validation & approval of Mechanical Proprietary parts of two
wheelers; like FI system, CVT systems, suspensions etc
Coordinated assembly trial activities and smooth transfer to mass production of new
models like Glamour PGM-FI, CBZ Xtreme & Pleasure scooter

Senior Engineer, Denso India Ltd. [ Jul’01~Jul’05 ]

Managed projects for new product introduction, localization & new source development
that include technical feasibility studies, DFMEA, design reviews, APQP, line trials &
approval from customers.
RAMAN KANT, 29 Design of new products/components using CAD along with management & control of
regular part/product drawings (ECN)
6 years of experience in Innovatively upgraded existing Air-conditioning Blower Motor for better performance
Automotive Industry, that added a new business to the company
New Product Design &
Development Achievements

B.Tech., Mechanical Ranked ‘Excellent’ for the services in Product Engg. Dept .at Denso India Ltd. (04 ~ 05)
NIT, Hamirpur Honors degree holder in B. Tech
Recipient of Education Scholarship from M/S ACC during B. Tech.

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Manager, e-Commerce, Tata Motors Ltd., India [ Dec’05-Aug’07]

Conducted e-Sourcing of different areas of TATA Motors – Direct Material, Indirect

Material, Service Purchases (Contracts) etc.
Conducted outsourcing & Advance Sourcing projects (through e-Commerce).
Coordinated Full Source project in consultation with Ariba (US based, e-sourcing
consultation firm).

Sr. Engg., Quality Assurance, Tata Motors Ltd., India [ Jul’00- Dec’05 ]

Led a team of 11 members responsible for quality assurance of in-house painting &
surface protection of bought out parts.
SACHIN GUPTA, 29 Core team member of Vendor Quality management & new vendor development related
to surface protection.
Over 7 years of experience in Involved in different planning projects -Changeover from AED to CED painting
e-Commerce & Quality Assurance technology, Changeover of painting system of Long Members and Chassis Frames.
department of Automobile
Industry. Achievements

B Tech. (Chemical Technology) Conducted 150 e-Sourcing events. Spend addressed – 2500 million INR, Savings achieved
H.B.T.I. (Harcourt Butler – 200 million INR in 2 years
Technological Institute), Kanpur Achieved Cost savings through Value Engineering – 10 million INR over the 5 years
period & developed painting standards.
Diploma in business Finance Selected in Talent Pool of TATA Motors.
ICFAI, Hyderabad, India

Deputy Manager, Maruti Udyog Ltd. [ Dec’06~Aug’07 ]

Managed Project planning, Process design, Facility Planning and Procurement for vehicle
assembly lines.
Managed DFA and Mockup studies for new developments using Unigraphics and Process

Senior Engineer, Hero Honda Motors Ltd. [ Dec’05~Nov’06 ]

Managed sheet Metal and Electrical component vendors for component development,
manufacturing process establishment and quality system improvement using PPAP.
SHIVENDRA OJHA, 30 Senior Engineer, Denso Haryana, Subsidiary of Denso Japan [ Aug’00~Nov’05 ]

7 years of experience in Underwent Training at Denso Corporation Japan in Production Engineering (PFMEA,
Automotive Industry, APQP, MSA, Process improvement etc) and implemented the same in many areas like in
Production Engineering house development of Pump Assembly line and TPS implementation projects.
and Component Development. Developed typical plastic parts tooling and established the In-house molding section.


B.E, Mechanical Represented Denso Haryana in G-8 Manufacturing Summit held at Australian Automotive
NIT Jaipur Air (Denso Australia) in Nov 2003.
Presented Concept Model in Denso Muran Idea Contest held at Denso Corporation
Japan in Oct 2004.
Consistently among top 10% of the performers in Denso Haryana.

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Astt Manager , NALCO [ Sep’99 ~ July’07 ]

Led the team of 2 Engineers, 2 supervisors and 42 operators of Potline Operation

Assisted Section Head in Streamlining “Process Control Department”
Designed and coordinated the training module of Graduate Engineer Trainees
Managed operation of startup - team of New Potline during commissioning

Engineer, Brakes India Ltd (TVS Group) [ July 1998~ Aug 1999 ]

Managed Shift Activities of Operation group of 30 Automated Foundry Plant

Worked in Product Development Team as Interdisciplinary Representative
( Products for TOYOTA, GM, VIDEOCON, HYUNDAI and for captive use )
Worked in process Optimization Team

9 Years of Experience in Auto Tata Motors, Jamshedpur [ Jun 1997 ~ Jun 1998 ]
and Aluminum Sector
(Pvt and PSU) Undergone training at TATA motors for 9 months

B. Tech. (Manufacturing Engg) Achievements

National Institute of Foundry &
Forge Technology, Ranchi Secured All India Rank 18 in GEET – E (Mechanical) 1997 conducted by CPR, Delhi

Control Engineer, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd [ NPCIL]

Spearheaded cross functional team in operation & maintenance in 2 X 220MW Nuclear

power plants as a control engineer.
Responsible for job planning & day to day O&M performance monitoring through CMMS
TPM leader & established TPM activities in Nuclear Power Plant
Participated in Energy Audit in the Nuclear Power Plant
Led teams in commissioning of ventilation system in Nuclear Power Plants.

TANMAY SINHA, 30 Led cross cultural operation & maintenance teams working to achieve 95% capacity factor
of the power plant
Over 6 years of experience in Led Operation & maintenance team to achieve a record availability factor of 95% &
Nuclear Power Industry continuous operation of 386 days of RAPS unit#4 to make the Indian Nuclear Power Plant
world leader in operation
BE [Electrical]
ME [Electrical]
Jadavpur University, Kolkata

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Sr. Engineer, NTPC, Rihand [ Oct’02~ Sep’07 ]

Managed Commissioning and Operations of 2*500 MW units at Rihand. In the First Year
of Commercialization, Both units achieved record annual PLF ( Plant Load factor) of
Headed a Team of thirty Engineers and Supervisors for Control Desk Operation of
2*500 MW units at Rihand
Implemented “Performance Analysis and Diagnostic Optimization” System
Oversaw MIS, ERP and ISO-9001 at Rihand

Junior Manager, SAIL, Durgapur Steel Plant [ Aug’01 ~ Oct’02 ]

VINIT PRIYADARSHI, 30 Led a Team of Hundred Technicians for the Maintenance of Central & Package Air-
conditioning systems
Over 7 years of Diversified
Experience in Operation & Project Engineer, Blue Star Ltd [ Sep’00 ~Aug’01 ]
Coordinated Sales of Central Air-conditioning projects
B.Tech, Mechanical
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi Achievements

Conferred “Power Excel” award for successfully implementing “5S” at Rihand

Executed NTPC’s First “ Decentralized Distributed Generation Project” at village “Jarha
Chetwa” near Rihand in record two months against target of three months
Represented NTPC at “National Competition for Young Managers” and “National
Management Games” at AIMA (2004&2005)

Sr Engineer- (Operations) [ Aug’00 - Aug’07 ]

Hindalco Industries Ltd, ( Unit: Birla Copper ) Dahej, Gujarat

Handled Continuous Cast and Rolled Copper Rod Plant Production and Process Control
Achieved Plant Downtime reduction by detailed analysis and necessary modifications
Ensured adherence to quality standards for meeting copper rod specifications as per
ASTM standards
Looked after compliance to quality management systems like ISO 9001:2000 and
maintaining all related documents of ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001
Coached employees and counseling, appraising and reviewing performance, ensuring
optimum performance.
VISHAL GUPTA, 28 Achievements:

Over 7 years of experience Functioned as a Six Sigma Project Leader(Black Belt) on reduction in Rejection level of
in Operations and Quality Copper Rod
Management Worked as a Team Member of a project on “Prevention of Rod Tarnishing” which was
selected for west zone semi final in WCM Aditya Birla Group wide competition
B.E. - Metallurgy
M.S.University , Baroda


ISO 9001:2000 Lead Auditor

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Senior Engineer, Doosan E&S, India & South Korea. [ Apr’06 ~ Aug’07 ]

Worked Nine months with Korean Engineers for Design, Engineering and Project
Management for various International Power Plant and Proposal Engineering at Seoul, South
Led the Team of Three Engineers During the Implementation of “Engineering
Management System” in Doosan Engineering and services, India .
Led the Team of Four Engineers and Three designers for 685MW Barka, Combined Cycle
Project .
Core Team Member for India's First Super Critical Boiler to be Installed in Sipat.

Executive Mech., BHEL, India. [ Sep’04 ~ Mar’06 ]

Involved in Engineering and Project Management for Various 250MW and 500MW
Over 5 years of experience in Thermal Power Projects.
Design, Engineering & Project
Management in Power Sector. Fefco India, Engineer . [ Jul’00 to Aug’02 ]

M.Tech. (Thermal) Achievement

NIT, Bhopal
National Cadet Core (N.C.C) “A” “B” & “C” Certificate.
B.E (Mechanical) Got Full Scholarship from Ministry of HRD for M.Tech.
NIT, Raipur As Member of college Basket Ball Team Played at District Level.

Deputy Manager- (Heavy Fabrication), BHEL-Hardwar [ Jan’98~ Aug ‘07 ]

Managed a 115 member production team for Fabrication, Production & Material planning
of Steam Turbine & Turbo-Generator Assemblies (250MW & 500MW rating).
Functioned as Welding Inspector and a member of outsourcing team- responsible for
inspection of fabricated assemblies at Vendor’s plant
Conducted internal audits for ISO 9001 & worked as a team member for ISO 9001
Functioned as Facilitator for 3 Quality Circles ; implemented 5S & Kaizen projects
Co-ordinated the implementation of new Performance Appraisal System “e-MAP” -
trained 64 executives of Fabrication department
ABHAY K. JAYANT, 33 Achievements

About 10 yrs of experience in Led Core production team to achieve many “Firsts”:
Manufacturing of Heavy Power Record no. of 15 Generator stator fabrication in FY 2006-07.
Engineering Equipments Fabrication of India’s first “Fully Impregnated” TG Stator body in 2004.
First “ZERO defect” Gas Turbine sub-assembly for Libya in 2003
Certified Welding Inspector, WRI Awarded for Conceptualization, designing & development of “ Rollers” for auto rotation
Certified Lead Assessor ISO9001, of TG - Stator Body (FI Design) in 2005
BVQI Awarded for “Best Suggestion” at Unit level in Aug’ 2006;
Awarded for leading 42 projects on Technology & Productivity Improvement / Cost
M.Tech(Production), Reduction (FY 2006-07).
IIT- Delhi
Jamia Millia Islamia,Delhi

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Deputy Manager, NTPC Ltd, Kahalgaon [ Mar ‘07-Aug’07 ]

Led a team of engineers to commission 500 MW unit of 1500 MW thermal power plant
successfully within time.
Increased annual PLF of 840 MW thermal power plant up to 89% in 2006-07 as a shift-
in charge.

Senior Engineer, NTPC Ltd. [ Mar’04- Feb’07 ]

Re-commissioned 840 MW Thermal power plants during it’s plant annual over-hauling
as a team leader of engineers.
Reduced cold start-up time and specific oil consumption of 840 MW thermal power
plants as a unit controller.

Over 10 years of Managerial Engineer, NTPC Ltd. [ Sept’99- Feb’04 ]

experience in Power Sector and
Dept. of Atomic Energy Minimized outages and increased availability of 840 MW thermal power plants by handling
emergencies successfully as a unit-controller.
B.E., Electrical
Bihar Institute of Technology Scientific Officer/C, Heavy Water Plant, Manuguru (Deptt. of Atomic Energy)
Sindri [ April’97- Sept’99 ]

Re-commissioned Heavy Water plant Manuguru during its annual overhauling as a Control-


Appreciated by AGM (O&M) and DGM (O) for continuous improvements in process
parameters and successful handling of emergencies.

Assistant General Manager-Supply Chain, Apollo Tyres Limited [ Apl’07~Aug’07 ]

Saved INR 80 Million by proactive sourcing from China in June-July 2007 before Chinese
export policy change

Head-Supply Chain, Mfg. Plant Head-Henkel Teroson India Ltd. [ Jul’03~Apr’07 ]

Initiated Supply Chain strategy in 2004 which resulted in new plants at Chennai, Parwanoo
& Pune.
Saved 3% of NSV by solving Premium Freight & Inventory Management problems using
Six Sigma
Implemented Henkel’s global Safety, Health & Environment standards at all 5 locations
AMIT AGARWAL, 33 in India
Led the company’s Kaizen program of “war on waste” which resulted in 11% reduction
More than 11 years of experience in production cycle time
in Supply Chain Management Initiated company-wide implementation of Six Sigma approach for handling customer
complaints and achieved 75% reduction in complaints in year 2006
B.Tech, Chemical
IIT Roorkee Manager – Procurement, India Glycols Limited [ Aug’00~Jul’03 ]
IMT Ghaziabad Converted major raw material buying from multiple orders’ basis to long term contract
Six Sigma Black Belt ASQ, USA basis giving annual savings of INR 50 Million and establishing long term partnerships with
TS16949 Internal Auditor – TUV major suppliers.
Real Change Leader for
Breakthrough Management- Assistant Manager – Materials, Siel Limited [ Jul’96~Aug’00 ]
trained by Prof. Shoji Shiba
under CII program Established on-line inventory management system in 1999 as Head of Stores function
for new project of Siel Chemical Complex, Rajpura Punjab.

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Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Delhi [ Mar ‘97 ~ Aug ‘07 ]

Deputy Manager – Project Engineering Management

Handled large-sized projects Project Management involving Design Engineering and

Supply of 500MW Thermal Power Plants within defined time frame.
Designed, Developed and Implemented Project Engineering DBMS for BHEL applicable
for various projects.
Standardized piping layout for 500 MW power plants, Designed standards for Piping
BOM and developed Interface between PDMS software and piping analysis software.

Senior Engineer – Corporate Information technology

Designed, Developed and Implemented web based performance measurement system (E-
14 years of experience in Project MAP) for BHEL along with Hewitt Associates.
Management, Software Strategized, planned resources and prepared schedules for corporate wide ERP
Development, implementation in BHEL.
ERP Implementation and System Designed, Procured, Customized and Implemented integrated software for PF
Engineering Design Management and Payroll for BHEL.

M. Tech (Industrial) IIT Delhi. Technical Consultant – CSL, Delhi [ Mar ‘95 ~ Feb ‘97 ]
B. Tech (Mech) REC Calicut.
P.G. Diploma in I.T. Mgmt. Engineer – RFP, SAIL, Rourkela and VSP, RINL, Visakhapatnam [ Jan‘92 ~ Jul‘93 ]
Certified from ER&DCI in ERP
Implementation. Achievements

Demonstrated E-MAP system of BHEL to Cabinet Secretary and other Principal

Secretaries of Various ministries to Government of India at North Block.

Dy Manager, BHEL, Hyderabad [ Jul’97 – Aug’07 ]

Managed Planning of Manufacturing and Logistics for Gas Turbine Projects (Current
and Stocks Orders including Export)
Worked in SAP Implementation Project as Youngest Functional Consultant with partners
PwC (later IBM BCS). Managed ERP Roll-over activities and Support
Awarded 5 out of 5 in MAP (Performance Appraisal), selected Youngest Dy Manager
(E-3) and Topped in BHEL Induction training of IIT Campus Batch
Led teams for Inventory Management of 13000+ Material Codes, monthly Management
Input Reports (MIR) of all GT Projects & Strategic Plan 2007-12 for a Division of Rs 1000
crore T/O
Played a key role in Design and Technology activities of Turbine Blades. Led a team for
PRAMOD Kr. SINGH, 31 database management of turbine blades manufacturing documents

10 years of experience in Achievements

Strategic Planning,
ERP Implementation, Coordinated visit of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour
Project Management, Played Quiz Master for 25+PSUs, won 10+ prizes in Quiz and Essay
Technology and Design Received UGC scholarship based on All India Rank 1386 in IIT JEE
Presiding Officer, Parliamentary and Assembly Elections
B Tech (Mechanical) President, Vivekananda Nidhi , Meditation Centre ,BHU
IT BHU, Varanasi Called for Delivering Guest Lectures on “ERP in BHEL” for Mgmt Faculties, JNTU
Taught Blind Children for 2 yrs in evening at Hanumant Poddar School, Varanasi
Member, BHEL Official Language Implementation Committee, 2004-2007

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Manager (R & D), SAIL

Responsible for planning, execution & implementation of Plant Performance

Improvement ( PPI) projects of Corporate R & D Centre of SAIL at Durgapur Steel
Plant(DSP) in the area of Steel Making Processes
Co-ordinated cross-functional developmental teams comprising of members from R &
D, Production, Maintenance, Quality Control & Production Planning.
Participated in preparation of Composite Project Feasibility Report on Capacity
Enhancement of Steel Making facility from 2.0 million ton per annum to 3.0 million ton
per annum at Durgapur Steel Plant
Responsible for implementing Quality Management System (QMS) as an internal auditor.
Organised several Techonolgy Awareness Programme (TAP) for shop floor personnel.

Over 12 years of experience in Achievements

Steel Industry
Recieved National Metallurgists’ Day (NMD) Award by Indian Institute of Metal,
B.Tech., Chemical Durgapur Chapter in 2007.
Calcutta University Participated in paper and poster presentations in several national conferences including
NMD Annual Conference.
Awarded Encouragement prize by Indian National Suggestion Schemes’ Association in

Associate Manager , Hindustan Zinc Limited (Vedanata) [ May’96~Aug’07 ]

Led the team of 10 Engineers & 50 Process Associates as Process Head

Conducted Customer Inspection in BHEL(Trichy, Ranipet & Hyderabad) for 2X77MW
Captive Power Plant
Managed Commissioning of Roaster & Leaching Plants with Ottokumpu Team
Involved in Operation of Imperial Smelting Furnace, Lead Blast Furnace, Lead & Silver
Refinery , Roaster & Leaching Section
Involved in Implementation of ISO 9000 & OHSAS18001 in New Zinc Plant

Led Arts Club (’92-’93) of BIT Sindri as Chairman
Member of College Football Team
Over 11 years of experience in Participated in Training in Canada(Toronto, Manitoba & Ontario) for Zinc Making
Operation of Hydro & Technology
Pyrometallurgical plants;
Project Mgmt & Commissioning

B.E , Metallurgy

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Deputy Manager , BHEL-IP, Jagdishpur [ June’06 - Aug.’07 ]

Changed the existing body composition to achieve better strength, by gradual

experimentation and shop trials

Senior Engineer , BHEL-IP, Jagdishpur [ June’02 – June’06 ]

Revised the ISO and Technical documents completely and digitized them
Modernized the ceramic Process Lab by procuring state-of-art testing equipment
Led a team of six engineers to develop cause and effect diagrams for product defects

Engineer , BHEL-IP, Jagdishpur [ Jul’97 – June’02 ]

Introduced new physico-chemical testings and shop-trial of raw materials
Over 10 years of experience in Developed process data capturing and analysis system for process control
Process Plant Manufacturing
B.Tech ,Ceramics
IT-BHU, Varanasi(1997) Founding member of BHEL-IP Executive Association
Selected in IIT JEE in first attempt
Studied in some of the best institutes such as Netarhat School (Ranchi), Science College
(Patna), IT-BHU (Varanasi)

Manager, Maruti Udyog Ltd, Gurgaon [ Sep’86 ~Aug’07 ]

Led a team for setting up of In-house Aluminium die casting plant (Green field)
Involved in setting up of Diesel Engine machine shop for Swift Diesel version (Manesar
plant). Working together with Fiat-GM team
Responsible for development of raw material for machine shop of Diesel engine
Responsible for setting up of two different mass production machining lines (Manual
and semi-automatic)

Swaraj Combine Division, Mohali

Led a team of 20 operators in the machine shop

Over 21 years of experience in
Automobile and manufacturing Responsible for implementing Quality Management System
industry Trained Engineer trainees in the machine shop area in Manesar plant

AMIE (Mechanical)

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