Bhimaraya Metri

Operations Management & Quantitative Techniques

Ph.D (IIT Bombay), ME (Shivaji University Kolhapur)

+91 431 250 5049

Dr. Bhimaraya Metri, Director, IIM Tiruchirappalli is a distinguished academician, renowned teacher, notable 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. Under his dynamic leadership, IIM Tiruchirappalli has attained a position 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 progammes at BITS Pilani.

A renowned expert in the area of project management, quality management and supply chain management, he has numerous research articles and books to his credit apart being on the editorial advisory boards of several national and international journals.

Currently, Dr. Metri is the Chairman of Resource Management Sectional Committee of Bureau of Indian Standards, Chairman, Board of Studies, All India Management Association, New Delhi; Member of the committee constituted by AICTE for evolving the governance structure in AICTE approved PGDM institutions; Member of the Committee to look into the domain areas for open and distance learning courses in respect to stand alone-institutions; He is also a Member of the Governing Council of Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History(SACON) Coimbatore under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India; Member, Academic Council, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University and many more institutions and universities.

Dr. Metri is the first Indian elected as the Vice President, Asia Pacific Division, Decision Sciences Institute, (DSI), Houston, Texas, USA. He 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 a member of the International Academic Review Committee for Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat Oman; Member, ABMC Accreditation Panel, Osaka, Japan; Member, Eurasia-Pacific Uninet (EPU).

He 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 All Indian Council for Technical Education(AICTE), National Board of Education (NBA),UK-India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI), Association of Indian Universities(AIU), Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU), IIM Kozhikode Society, State Electricity Advisory Committee –Uttarakhand, Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC), Uttarakhand, Principal Technical Agency (PTA) for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Projects of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, and Indian Institute of infrastructure and Construction (IIIC), Government of Kerala.

Dr. Metri has trained more than 600 Directors, Deans, Principals and HODs of leading Engineering Institutes including NITs under World Bank assisted project of MHRD to improve the quality of technical education in the country. He is profoundly involved with executive education including international training with a wide range of organizations including MNCs, leading organizations of government, public sector (Maharatna & Navaratna companies), private sector and foreign government bodies.

Dr. Metri has provided consultancy to various premier organizations like, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Army Ordinance Corps (AOC), Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), Railway Land Development Authority etc.

Widely travelled all over the world across four continents and 25 countries, he has visited a large number of Business Schools and Universities in these countries and has led a successful national and international Accreditation & Re-accreditation programme, 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 recognition like being awarded with 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 and Distinguished Alumnus Award- Prerana Purshkar.

Dr. Metri received his Ph.D from IIT Powai, Mumbai. Dr. Metri is the member of Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) USA and Institute of Supply Management (ISM) USA.

Dr. Metri has more than 25 years of experience in teaching, training, research and consulting.

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