Dr Kesavadev Varikkattu Karottu


Dr. Kesavadev Varikkattu Karottu boasts nearly two decades of professional expertise spanning industrial, academic, and research realms. He obtained his B.Tech. degree in Naval Architecture and Ship Building from Cochin University of Science and Technology in 1998 and commenced his career as a Management Trainee at M/s. Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, gradually rising to the roles of Senior Engineer and Assistant Manager. In 2005, he pursued advanced studies in Japan, supported by a prestigious Japanese Government Scholarship, culminating in both a master’s and a PhD from Hiroshima University. Following his academic pursuits, he spent five years in the Japanese shipbuilding industry as a design engineer and researcher with M/s. Tsuneish Shipbuilding Company Limited. Dr. Kesavadev joined the Indian Maritime University in 2015 as an Associate Professor, later being promoted to the position of Professor in 2021. Since 2022, he has been serving as the Director of the Indian Maritime University, Visakhapatnam Campus. With a number of technical publications to his name, Dr. Kesavadev is actively engaged as member in various statutory bodies of Indian Maritime University and different committees constituted by both Central and State governments.