Closing Keynote Speaker 26 May 2017


  •  - Director,  Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli India.
  •  - Vice President (Asia Pacific Division) of Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), Houston, Texas, USA (completed on March 31, 2017)
  •  - Chairman, Resources Management Sectional Committee, BIS, New Delhi, India
  •  - Former Dean, L&T Institute of Project Management, Gujarat, India.


Profile & Presentation

Dr. Bhimaraya Metri is Director, Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli, NIT Campus (Post) Thanjavore Main Road, Thuvakudi, Tiruchirappalli – 620 015, Tamil Nadu, India. He is former Dean, L&T Institute of Project Management, Gujarat, India. . In his 25 years with higher technical education, he has held a variety of increasingly responsible positions including Incharge PhD Programmes, Chairman (PGPM), Dean (Academics) and Dean (Business School) etc. Dr. Metri has published over 100 articles and research papers. In addition, he has edited six books. He has undertaken international research project on Future Trends in Executive Education in collaboration with Vienna university of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna (Austria). His major research and teaching/training interests are in project strategy, business excellence models and supply chain management.

He has trained senior executives of several leading organizations including ONGC, PSEB, BEL, Sona Koyo, BHEL, NRPC (Northern State Electricity Transmission Companies) Chief Engineers & IAS Officers, NTPC, RBI, Fortis, Jindal Stainless Steel Ltd, PGCIL, NHPC, HCL, PNB, CIDC, ABB, Nestle, DCM Shriram, Cairn Energy,  DOAE (Department of Atomic Energy) Officers, Army Officers, ITEC Officers (Ministry of External Affairs) from 16 countries, Afghanistan Government Officers, Mauritius Top Business Managers, New Holland Fiat,  Ministry of health & family welfare. He was also associated with ESSEC Business School, Paris (France) as resource faculty,  for their executive  education. Dr. Metri has  also trained more than 600 Directors, Deans, Principals and HODs of leading Engineering Institutes including NITs in India under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP- World Bank assisted Project) of National Project Implementation Unit (NPIU) – a unit of MHRD, Government of India.

Dr. Metri has undertaken consulting projects on project management, quality benchmarking and supply chain management for a wide array of companies in India, including PMGSY, NTPC, DTC, Indian Railway, Ministry of Defense, New Holland Tractors etc. He has been an advisor to several business schools, engineering institutes and universities in India.

Currently, Dr. Metri is Convener, panel on Project, Programme and Portfolio Management, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), New Delhi for coordinating with ISO/TC 258, Member, ISO/TC 258 WG2. He is the Principal member of MSD 4 Committee and Convener, panel on Project Management IS: 14580, BIS, New Delhi. He is also the Chairman, Resources management sectional committee, BIS, New Delhi. He serves on the Board of Directors of Decision Sciences Institute, Houston, Texas (USA), Board of Studies, Indian Institute of Materials Management (IMM), Board of Directors of ISDSI, India and Member IAC, INTESDA (Japan).  He has served on several committees including Team Member of Principal Technical Agency (PTA) for PMGSY Projects, Chairman COSA 2012, Member, evaluation panel UKERI  (British Council), Member, ABMC Panel on Accreditation (Osaka, Japan), Member AICTE Hearing Committee and Inquiry Committee, Member National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and member, state electricity  advisory committee, Uttarakh and Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC), Dehradun.

Dr. Metri earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engg. from Government Engineering College Karad and his Master of Engineering in Civil (Construction & Management) from Shivaji University, Kolhapur. He received his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Powai Mumbai. Dr. Metri is the first Indian dean elected as Vice President (Asia pacific), Decision Science Institute, Houston, Texas, USA (completed on March 31, 2017); DSI website: Currently he is the member of Decision Science Institute and Institute of Supply Chain Management (USA).