An Honorary Doctorate is an individual’s first step towards the world of research and new knowledge. It provides an opportunity for business leaders to create a transformational change and translate their expertise for higher credibility and serve as an authority on the industry. AIMRI’s Honorary Industrial Doctorate Program honors Industry professionals for their sustained achievements in their field of expertise.
The first-ever Honorary Doctorate, in the history of AIMRI, was awarded to Dr. Ravi Mehrotra (Chairman of Foresight Group, UK) for rendering extraordinary service to the maritime industry for the past 57 years. His Professional Biography, “What’s It in For You?” (published in 2012) and his unparalleled accomplishments and personal achievements made him worthy of this honor.
20+ years of Industrial Experience
Any unique initiative / project or CSR activities implemented in your Organization
Must have technical articles published in acknowledged journals
Must have presented a Technical Paper in an International conference/seminar
Industrial Advisory Panel
Dr. Sohan Roy SK
A Creative Designer by profession and a Visionary by action, Sohan Roy is an accomplished, performance-driven entrepreneur, poet, lyricist, producer, and a proven leader who has been credited with pioneering innovations in Movie, Media, Maritime and Medical industries. His first directorial Hollywood venture DAM999 was a thought-provoking movie on Dams and its effect on human life. The movie was well appreciated and found its place in many national and international film circuits. The movie also garnered 5 Oscar selections in 3 categories including Best Picture, Original Song (3 songs) and Original Score. He is also the founder director of Concept Indywood, the USD 10 billion project to elevate the Indian film industry at par with Hollywood, author of ‘Anukavyam’ and Founder Chairman and CEO of Aries Group of Companies, and a multinational consortium of 50 companies in 16 countries. He has also completed his Doctorate from European International University, Paris where his subject for Doctorate was EFFISM – The innovative efficiency improvement management system based on the time management principle of 1:1:1. Incorporates 200 parameters, EFFISM, helps in changing the basic character of an individual improving it on daily basis.
Lawyer/ Visiting faculty at Indian Maritime University and Emeritus Professor at KUFOS
Dr. Sasikumar is a First class rank holder from Kerala University, Dr. Sasikumar P.V. is a Mechanical Engineering with MEO Class I competency certificate. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in law with Public
International Law as specification, Masters degree in law with Marine Insurance as specialization, Master of Philosophy degree in Labour studies, and Ph. D degree in “Green Ships and Cleaner Ports – An Integrated Approach” from National law of India University, Bangalore. He is also a Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Engineers (India), Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers (India), Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), Fellow of Institution of Valuers, a Fellow of Indian Council of Arbitration and a Life Member of the Loss Prevention Association of India.
Dr. Sunilkumar PG
Prof (Dr) Sunil Kumar P G is a Navy veteran, and is at present working as Professor of Naval Architecture & Shipbuilding and the Dean of Research at SNG College of Engineering, Kerala, India. He is an alumnus of Cochin University of Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology New Delhi and University College London, with PhD in structural analysis of ships. His vast experience as a professional engineer for 3 decades covers academic and industrial fields including teaching in reputed universities and colleges, academic and industrial research guidance and mentoring, design maintenance and repair of ships and submarines, operations and maintenance of marine assets etc.
Dr. B. Anirudhan
Dr. B. Anirudhan is the Principal of Nehru Arts and College with 28 years of experience in Teaching Research and Administration. He has organised 35 Conference, Seminar and Workshops at national and international levels and published more than 40 Research Articles and 3 books. He has organized and chaired International Conferences in Malaysia, Bangkok, Dubai, Indonesia and Australia. Being a coordinator of the Winning Team in the VI National Youth Parliament Competition, he was awarded by Mr. Gulam Nabi Azad, Hon. Minister, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, and Govt. of India on 17 th Feb. 2005 at New Delhi. The College has got the 2 (f) and 12 (B) status of UGC and “A” by NAAC through his guidance. For his dedicated services to the education he has been honored with many awards and accolades including Rajiv Gandhi Education Excellence Award, Shri P K Das Life Time Achievement Award, Rashtriya Vibhushan Samman Puraskar with a Gold Medal and many more.
Dr. Satheesh Kumar
Dr. Satheesh Kumar is a former Drug controller of the Drugs Regulatory Dept (Drugs Control Department under Ministry Health & Family Welfare, Govt of Kerala. After 30 years of his service to the organization, he retired in 2013 to join as the Sr. Vice President, Operations, AGAPPE Diagnostics Ltd, Cochin. Dr. Satheesh is also working as a Visiting faculty for Lectures on topics on Regulatory affairs for different Pharma colleges and Examiner for Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences at JSS University, Mysore/Ooty. He completed his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from Vinayaka Missions, Salem; Diploma in Business Management and LL.B from M.G. University. He has been instrumental in auditing and supervising many Pharmaceutical firms and Medical Devices for regulatory certifications and assessment of quality standards. For his dedicated services, he has been bestowed with various awards and accolades.
Documents Required for Submission
Career Path and Distinguished achievements
Individual achievements and contributions to the international maritime profession
Details of Industrial/technical papers/presentations and reports (where appropriate)
General substantiation providing pertinent information not covered in the above categories.
A video of Technical paper presentation
**A professional biography of the nominee or a published work by the nominee is mandatory, as a thesis. In case the candidate doesn’t have a Professional Biography, AIMRI shall help you create one to satisfy the criteria.