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  /  Cmdr. S. Navaneetha Krishnan

Cmdr. S. Navaneetha Krishnan

Research Scholar in Entrepreneurship

Commander S Navaneetha Krishnan is a retired Naval officer from the Indian Navy. He served the Indian Navy for more than 21 years. In his Naval career, he was associated with integrating technology in the design, construction, and repair of Warships and Submarines.


After a pre-mature retirement from the Indian Navy, he worked with L&T Defence (Shipbuilding) for more than 6 years. He was the project coordinator for the Design and Engineering of Defence shipbuilding projects. He was also part of the team that implemented ERP and PLM systems for L&T Shipbuilding and was in charge of IT systems maintenance and management for the Design Department.


He is a graduate in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding from Cochin University of Science and Technology and has completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Naval Construction from IIT-Delhi. He has done his M.Tech. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from IIT-Kharagpur. He has also done his MBA with specialization in Finance. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in ‘Risk Management and Survival strategies for Innovative Technology-based Start-ups’, from the Dept. of Management Studies, IIT Madras.


As a part of his research work, he conducts workshops on Innovation, Design Thinking, and its application in Start-ups.  He undertakes teaching classes on Project Management, ERP, Business Intelligence, and Motivation and Leadership.  He has published more than 10 technical papers in national and international journals and presented several papers in national and international forums.  He has published two books titled “Study of Indian Commercial Ship Design Industry” and “Prosperous Nation Building through Shipbuilding”.