CHENNAI : Venu Srinivasan, chairman of TVS Motor Company, was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Management degree by Purdue University, USA. The honour was conferred on him during spring commencement ceremonies at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus in recognition of his contribution in the field of management. Venu Srinivasan is an engineer with a master’s degree in management from Purdue.
Speaking on the occasion, Srinivasan said, “I am humbled and deeply moved by this honour. The fact that this recognition has come from my alma mater makes it all the more special to me. Over the years it has been heartening to witness Purdue grow from strength to strength to become one of the top universities in the world and I am proud to be an alumnus of this institution. I feel gratified to have been able to give back to Purdue by providing students with a unique study abroad experience through global internship programmes that expose them to the best practices within India’s manufacturing sector.”
Other awards that have been conferred on Srinivasan are the Padma Shri for his valuable contribution in the field of trade and industry by the President of India and the distinguished civilian honour ‘Order of Diplomatic Service Merit’ (Heung-In Medal) conferred by the President of the Republic of Korea in recognition of his contribution in promoting Korea-India bilateral relations.
The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, the oldest IIT in India, conferred upon him the Doctor of Science title. Srinivasan is the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Korea, Chennai, India, and member of the Prime Minister’s Council in Trade and Industry.
He is a member of both the Prime Minister’s Scientific Advisory Council and the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council.
He is chairman of the National Safety Council, Government of India. He has held the post of president of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).Under Srinivasan’s leadership, Sundaram Clayton Limited and TVS Motor Company were awarded the Deming Prize by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE).