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Bhimaraya Metri, Director, IIM Nagpur is a distinguished academician, renowned teacher, researcher and an astute administrator. An outstanding leader of management education, he has performed key leadership roles at many premier management institutes and corporate in his remarkable career. Dr. Metri is the former Director of IIM Tiruchirappalli. Under his dynamic leadership, IIM Tiruchirappalli has catapulted among the league of top business schools in India. He has also contributed immensely as Dean at L& T Institute of Project Management Vadodara, IMI New Delhi, MDI Gurgaon and leading research programmes at BITS Pilani.
A renowned expert in the area of Project Management & infrastructure, Quality Management and Supply Chain Management, he has numerous research paper and books to his credit apart from being on the editorial advisory boards of several national and international journals.
Currently, Dr. Metri is the member of Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO (INCCU), He is also serving on the panel of experts for mentoring the Institutes of Eminence (IoE) and also as the Chairman of - All India Board of Management Studies, AICTE, New Delhi; Management and Systems Division Council (MSDC); Human resources management and innovation sectional committee of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), New Delhi and AIMA Board of Studies, New Delhi.
Dr. Metri, serves as a member of the Governing Council of SACON Coimbatore under the MoEFCC, Govt. of India; Honorary Advisor to TNeGA(CEET), Ministry of IT, Govt of Tamil Nadu; Member-Management Committee, PMA, India; Chancellor’s Nominee on Academic Council, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University and many more institutions and universities; Member, Expert Group for implementation of NEP-2020 and has served on the board of Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), Houston, Texas, USA.
Dr. Metri has also served earlier as a member of various national committees of higher education constituted by government and professional bodies. He was Chairman/member of several committees of AICTE, UGC, NBA, UKIERI, AIU, IGNOU, IIM Kozhikode Society, UERC Uttarakhand; Academic council, NIMSME, Hyderabad; PTA for PMGSY projects for Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan and IIIC, Govt. of Kerala.
Dr. Metri was leader of the two Indian delegations to Bali, Indonesia for ISO/ TC 260 and to Amersfoort, Netherlands for ISO/ TC 251, for development of international standards. He was the chairman of the International Academic Review Committee for Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat Oman; Foreign expert for HEQAAC (UGC), Nepal; Member, ABMC Accreditation Panel, Osaka, Japan; Member, Eurasia-Pacific Uninet (EPU).
Dr. Metri was the first Indian elected as the Vice President, Asia Pacific Division, Decision Sciences Institute (DSI). He was the Chief Guest for the 55th Convocation of Shivaji University, Anna University and many other engineering and management institutions in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. He was also invited key Note speaker at Pan-African PMC, Cameroon and taught at ESSEC Business School Paris for GMP to Mauritian Business Leaders.
Dr. Metri has trained more than 100 Vice Chancellors of Central, State and deemed Universities in the country. He also has. trained more than 1000 Directors, Deans, Principals and HODs of leading Engineering Institutes including NITs under World Bank assisted project of MHRD-TEQIP to improve the quality of technical education in the country. Dr. Metri has conducted several board level and top management programmes for the leading public sector organisations. He is profoundly involved with executive education at senior and top management levels including international training with more than 50 leading organizations including MNCs, government, public, private sector and foreign government bodies.
Dr. Metri has provided consultancy to various premier organizations such as, NTPC, Army Ordinance Corps (AOC), Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), Railway Land Development Authority (RLDA) etc.
Globally exposed and widely travelled across four continents and 29 countries visiting B-schools and universities for executive education and internationalisation initiatives. Dr.Metri has led a successful national and international Accreditation & Re-accreditation programmes led a Curriculum Review Committee that undertook a major overhaul of the PGDM programmes. He has been instrumental in enhancement of physical and intellectual infrastructure and increased the strength of PGDM programmes for successfully positioning MDI Gurgaon, IMI Delhi and IIM Tiruchirappalli amongst the leading Business Schools of the country.
For such illustrious contributions to the society, he has been bestowed with several prestigious awards and recognitions. Dr. Metri is the only serving IIM Director to receive the country’s prestigious AIMA-Kewal Nohria Award for Academic Leadership in Management Education. Distinguished Services Award by Asia Pacific Decision Sciences Institute, Top Director Award by CSR; Prerana Purshkar-Distinguished Alumnus Award, and "Top Rankers Excellence Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership" by Top Rankers Management Club, New Delhi.
Dr. Metri received his Ph.D. from IIT Powai, Mumbai. He is the member of Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and Institute of Supply Management (ISM) USA.
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