Venu Srinivasan, chairman, TVS Motor Company and also an engineer with a master's degree in management from Purdue, was awarded an 'Honorary Doctorate of Management' degree by Purdue University, USA. The honour was conferred to him in recognition of his contributions to the field of management.
Speaking on the occasion, Venu Srinivasan said, “I am humbled and deeply moved by this honour. The very fact that this recognition has come from my alma mater makes it all the more special to me. Over the years, it has been heartening to witness Purdue grow from strength to strength to become one of the top universities in the world and I am proud to be an alumnus of this glorious institution. I feel gratified to have been able to give back to Purdue by providing students with a unique study abroad experience through global internship programs that expose them to the best practices within India's manufacturing sector.”
Some of the awards bestowed upon Venu Srinivasan include the Padma Shri award for his contributions in the field of trade and industry by the President of India and the Jamsetji Tata Lifetime Achievement award given by the Indian Society for quality, among many other national and international awards achieved by him.