Honorary Doctorate for TVS Motors’ Venu Srinivasan

Venu Srinivasan, chairman of TVS Motor Company, was  conferred an Honorary Doctor of Management degree  by Purdue University

Published: 22nd May 2014 07:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd May 2014 07:40 AM   |  A+A-


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).


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