Neelakanteswara Swamy Bhavikatti

Assistant Professor


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About the Faculty

NeelakanteswaraSwamy Bhavikatti has over 28+ years of experience in various facets of Manufacturing of auto and engineering parts, Fiber Reinforced Plastics, glass processing, stainless steel and sheet metal fabrication, Pharma and Nutraceutical industry. And worked with companies Continental Engines Ltd., Kirloskar Ferrous Ind Ltd. Old Dominion University, Coresix Precision Glass Inc. (Now Opton Inc.), Maini Precision Products Ltd., Millipore India Ltd. (currently Merck India), Imed Pharmaceuticals India Pvt.Ltd. Ramaiah Institute of Management.

He is an American Society of Quality’s Certified Quality Manager & Certified Quality Engineer. He has also trained in SAP MM from Siemens Info systems.

He is a graduate of the Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA and has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Vijayanagara Engineering College, Gulbarga University.

He works with Ramaiah Institute of management as Assistant Professor, teaching courses on Operation management, Quality Management, Basic Business Mathematics…

His focus is to provide insights using LEAN and Agile methods to successfully transform business processes to reduce waste and improve process efficiencies.


  • Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA 23508
    M.S Mechanical Engineering (Design &Manufacturing ) - (CGPA: 3.5/4.0 - 12/2003)
  • VijayanagaraEngg CollegeIndia,Bellary, Karnataka,India
    B.E Mechanical Engineering (75.00% Firstclass with Distinction - 01/1991 )
  • American Society of Quality
    Certified Quality Manager and Certified Quality Engineer certification
  • SAP
    SAP MM SCM (Siemens Info systems,Bangalore,India)

Additional courses:

  • Delft University - certificate course(audit)
    Project Management of Engineering Projects - 2017-2017
  • TUM School of Management certificate course(audit)
    Six Sigma -Define,Measure,Analyse,Improve and Control - 2017-2018
  • MIT School of Management. certificate course(audit)
    Supply Chain Analytics - 2017-2018
  • Indian Institute of Management Bangalore certificate course(audit)
    Marketing Management - 2018-2018
  • University of Washington. certificate course(audit)
    Strategic Applications of IT Projects and Program Management  2018-2018
  • University of Washington - certificate course(audit)
    Leadership and Management of PM Practitioners in IT 2018-2018
  • University of Washington certificate course(audit)
    Portfolio Management,Governance and the PMO - 2018-2018
  • Rochester Institute of Technology. certificate course(audit)
    Cyber Security Fundamentals - 2019-2019
  • Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkeecertificate course(audit)
    Operations Management - 2019-2019

Affiliation / Member

  • 1/2002 - 1/2004 SME member
  • 8/2001 - 8/2003 ASME member
  • 6/2002 - 6/2004 ASQ member


  • Assistant Professor. Since 08/2019 Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • Lean Six Sigma Consultant Independent Consultancy, Bangalore. 03/2018-07/2019
  • General Manager-Quality &Operations reporting to MD ImedPharmaceuticals(India) Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka, India 01/2009 – 02/2018
  • Manager - Quality Control reporting to President 12/2007 - 01/2009 Millipore India Pvt. Ltd.( Merck Millipore Life sciences India.) ,Bangalore, Karnataka India
  • Deputy Manager (Quality) reporting to General Manager 03/2006 - 12/2007 Maini Plastics and Composites (Formerly Maini precision Products) Vacuum Forming Bodyshop unit, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Team Leaderreporting to Manager Computer Labs in OCCS at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA 05/2003 - 05-2005
  • Engineering Intern (Lean Manufacturing Engineer) reporting to Manager (Engineering and Quality) of glass processing unit Core six Precision Glass Inc., (Formerly Opton Inc.) Newport News, VA, USA 9/2002 ? 12/2002
  • Deputy Manager (Quality Assurance) reporting to Senior Manager Quality. Led and managed senior engineers, engineers and inspectors (team of 30) - Automobile grey iron castings
  • Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Limited (ISO 9002 company), Koppal, India 6/1994 - 12/1999
  • Production Engineer reporting to deputy general manager. Trained engineers and technicians to work on all the machine tools meeting production targets Continental Engines Limited (100% export oriented unit), Gurgaon, India 1/1991 - 5/1994

Subjects of Interest

Operations Management,Quality Management, Robotics, Tribology, Thermo-Mechanical processing of materials,Composite Materials, Engineering software (Cae-Patran and Nastran, Pro/E), Concurrent Engineering (Taguchi Methods, solid works, Design for Manufacturing, Integrated Product Development), Advanced Design of machine components, Computer Integrated Manufacturing (Process model, Cellular mfg, Flexible mfg, Automated and Manual Assembly lines, Automated and control systems), Contemporary Manufacturing Operations (Life Cycle Cost, Regression Analysis, Failure Mode Effect and Analysis (FMEA), Design of Experiments (DOE), Theory of Constraints(TOC), Injection Molding (Mold Flow Software- Plastic Advisor and Plastic Insight) and Business Statistics