Designation: Professor, HOD of Mechanical Engineering
BSc – National Defence Academy (JNU), 1987
BTech(Mech) – Naval College of Engineering (JNU), 1992
ME (Mech, Marine)- University of Pune, 1998
PhD – IIT, Bombay, 2012
Industrial- O&M, System Design & Development (Indian Navy, M/s Transcarb Energy Pvt Ltd., L&T Shipbuilding Ltd.) - 19 years
Academics – 7 years
L&T Shipbuilding, Chennai, India DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER 2014-2018
Transcarb Energy Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India, GENERAL MANAGER, 2013-2014
Defence Machinery Design Establishment, Secunderabad, India , DEPUTY DIRECTOR, 2010-2013
Indian Naval Command Headquarters, Mumbai, India, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, 2008-2010
Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, DRDO Pune, India, FACULTY & HEAD, DEPT. OF MECHANICAL (MECH, MARINE) ENGG., 2004-2008
Indian Naval Warship , DEPUTY CHIEF ENGINEER, 2003-2004
Indian Naval Ship Repair Yard, Port Blair, MANAGER (ENGG), 2001-2003
Naval College of Engineering, Lonavla, FACULTY (Mech), TRAINING OFFICER, 1998-2001
Asst Director, Indian Naval Command Headquarters, Visakhapatnam, 1996-1997
Marine Engineering Officer, Indian Naval Warships, 1992-1996
Career Highlights & Awards:
Undertook in-house design of complex propulsion systems for ships. Completed design of systems of over INR 100 Cr and proved them successfully at sea trials, in many ways for the first time in Indian Shipbuilding Industry.
Steered the first indigenous design and development of niche marine (mechanical) engineering systems for strategic platforms.
Undertook process, control and plant design of high performance and state of the art bio gas based renewable energy and bio fertilizer plant with zero effluent/net emission. Initiated EPC activities for several SPVs with budget of over US$ 12 Million each.
Steered augmentation of O&M facilities, indigenization and R&D efforts for ships, dockyards. Planned modernization, maintenance, and off-shore repair logistic support for ships.
Managed end to end refit and modernization projects (mechanical engineering) of 16 medium/small sized ships with a budget of approx. US$12 M each. Evolved repair logistic chains for cost effective, ‘on-time’ and reliable maintenance support for ships. Recorded an average 15-20% improvement in performance of propulsion systems and in the availability of auxiliary machinery.
Led large teams of highly skilled and motivated personnel in the accomplishment of diverse missions as part of Naval operations on board five warships
Designed new courses on Ship Dynamics & stability, Steam Propulsion Technology, Heat engines, Reliability and Maintenance Engineering under PG programme and set up labs for reliability analysis and machinery condition monitoring. Redesigned course content for four subjects under UG programme keeping in line with advancements and industrial needs.
Participated in Programme restructuring in Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune on its elevation to Deemed University in the capacity of Member Secretary of Board of Studies and Member of PG Committee. As the Dy Management Representative, coordinated activities pertaining to certification of all the academic and non-academic processes under ISO 9000:2000 for the first time in the University.
Delivered guest lectures in marine engineering design, co-guided projects at IIT, Madras(Dept of Ocean Engg), coordinated internships
Conducted eight Continuing Education Programmes for practicing engineers over six years on subjects of prime interest.
Organized three national level conferences and participated in the organization of three international conferences.
Member, Editorial Board of International Journal of System Assurance and Engineering Management, Springer
Reviewer in two international journals
Received three Commendations by Heads of Indian Naval Commands for performance respectively as Manager (Engineering) at Naval Ship Repair Yard, Deputy Chief Engineer Officer on board a warship and Faculty, HoD and Training Officer in Naval College of Engineering.
Received Award by The Society for Reliability Engineering, Quality and Operations Management, Delhi University, for Research Leadership in “Reliability & Maintenance of Large Engineering Systems”
Srividya, Ajit K. Verma, P.G. Ramesh, “Optimal Maintenance of Large Engineering Systems– Practical strategies for effective decision making”, Narosa Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., N Delhi, India, 2012.
K. Verma and P.G. Ramesh, “Multi-objective initial preventive maintenance scheduling for large engineering plants”, Int. Jnl. of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering, vol. 14, no. 3, pp 241-250, 2007.
K. Verma , A. Srividya , P.G. Ramesh, “A Systemic Approach to Integrated E Maintenance of Large Engineering Plants”, Int. Journal of Automation and Computing, 7(2), May 2010.
K. Verma , A. Srividya , P.G. Ramesh, “A Systems Approach to Integrated E Maintenance of Large Engineering Plants”, International Journal of Systems Assurance Engineering and Management, Vol 1, No. 3 pp 239-245, 2010.
K. Verma , A. Srividya , P.G. Ramesh, FIS based selection of CM system design parameters from a multi-objective optimisation model using GA, International Journal of Systems Assurance Engineering and Management, Vol 2, No. 1, pp 14-20, 2011.
K. Verma , A. Srividya , P.G. Ramesh, “Effective Maintenance Options Through Multi-Objective Maintenance Optimization”, Proceedings, International Conference on Reliability, Safety and Hazard, 2005.
K. Verma , A. Srividya , P.G. Ramesh, “Multi-objective Preventive Maintenance Interval Decisions for Large Engineering Plants”, Proceedings International Conference on Quality, Reliability and Infocom Technology, 2006.
K. Verma , A. Srividya , P.G. Ramesh, “Machinery Condition Monitoring System Selection — A Multi-Objective Decision Approach Using GA” Proceedings, First International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering and Technology, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 787-792, 2008
K. Verma , A. Srividya , P.G. Ramesh, “Condition Monitoring System Installation Decisions for Large Engineering Plants”, Proceedings, International Conference on Reliability, Safety and Quality Engineering, 2008.
K. Verma , A. Srividya , P.G. Ramesh, “Maintenance Interval Optimisation for Large Engineering Plants”, Proceedings IVth International Conference on Quality, Reliability and Infocom Technology, 2009.
S Navaneetha Krishnan, PG Ramesh, S Aravindan, KJH Christie, “Shipbuilding using digital technology: Shipbuilding 4.0” , 32ndNational Convention of Marine Engineers, Institution of Engineers (I), 16-18 Aug, 2018