Our faculties

Take your career to greater heights with ISHRAE certified Professional

Mr. B Gautham Baliga

Mechanical Engineer

39' Years' Experience

B Gautham Baliga is director at OPAL HVAC Engineers Pvt Ltd, a company which specialises in design and build of pharmaceutical, healthcare and industrial HVAC systems. He is a graduate mechanical engineer from IIT Kharagpur, 1979 batch and has worked with Voltas Ltd for 8 years.

He is an active member of ISHRAE [Indian Society for Heating, Refrigerating & Air-conditioning Engineers], in which he was on the Editorial Board of the ISHRAE Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Journal. He currently chairs IIE [ISHRAE Institute of Excellence], which is the education wing of ISHRAE. He also chairs the Healthcare TG [Technical Group] which has been tasked to come out with a India specific guide for air-conditioning of healthcare facilities.

Gautham is on the panel of ISHRAE DL [Distinguished Lecturer] and lectures on topics related to Clean-rooms and Healthcare.


Mr. Govind Mahadeo Lele

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)

39 years’ Experience,

Mr. Govind Mahadeo Lele has a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) degree from the University of Poona, 1975 batch in which he stood first in the order of merit. He has overall 39 years’ experience, out of which 17 years have been with consultants in Bahrain & Dubai, 3 years with contractors in Dubai and the balance with Voltas Limited at various locations.  He is currently associated as a Consultant with C V Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneshwar for their C V Raman Center of Excellence, HVAC & Refrigeration Project. The center will offer basic and advanced Diploma Courses for HVAC & R professionals.

He was registered in the Kingdom of Bahrain as a Category A for consultant for over 15 years. He has extensive experience related to co-ordination requirements between architectural, structural, interior decoration as well as various electro –mechanical services and specialist agencies for other building services.

Govind conducts workshops on electrical concepts and design considerations for electrical works related to HVAC & R installations; selection of controls &  developing control system logic for HVAC & R and building automation systems; psychrometry basics and applications.

Though he prefers to instruct in English, he is quite proficient in explaining concepts in Hindi & Marathi.

Govind takes lectures for ICP AC Design Level 1: Modules 1 & 3

Mr. Madhukar

Diploma in MRAC

25 years

Diploma in MRAC, with more than 25 years of experience in Sales, Service, Design, Project Execution etc in the field of Heating, Ventilating, Airconditioning & Refrigeration.
Currently Immdt Past President of ISHRAE Bangalore Chapter for the year 2016-17, President of Ishrae, Bangalore Chapter for the year 2015-16, President Elect of ISHRAE Bangalore Chapter for the year 2014-15, Secretary of ISHRAE Bangalore Chapter for the year 2013-14, of Treasurer ISHRAE Bangalore chapter for 2010 - 2011, 2012 - 2013, Core Working Committee member for ISHRAE, Bangalore chapter for the year 2011- 2012.
Trustee of IIE Bangalore Chapter, Core Managing Committee member / Faculty of ISHRAE Institute of Excellence, Bangalore from the year 2010.
Secretary of ASHRAE Bangalore Chapter for the year 2014-15.
Treasurer of ASHRAE Bangalore Chapter for the year 2015-16.
Vice President Ashrae Bangalore Chapter for the year 2016-17.
Chairman Visitor Profile Committee ACREX INDIA 2015.
Co Chairman Finance Committee ACREX 2012.
Member National Steering Committee Acrex Ishrae HQ.
Member Ishrae HQ Marketing Committee.
Member FKCCI
As Faculty of Ishrae Institute of Excellence Bangalore has done lot of training programs specialized in Topics like Installation, Service, VRF Design, Installation, Service etc… for Corporates & other various training programs.
Delivered various Lecture’s for Ashrae / Ishrae Bangalore Chapter as well as other Ishrae Chapters & Sub Chapters.
Worked in M/s Bharat Electronics from 1991 to 1997 as Technical Assistant in Plant Engineering department with hands on experience in various types of HVAC & R systems.
Director of M/s Swathi Airconditioning Pvt.Ltd an Authorized Dr.Willis Carrier Club Dealer at Bangalore for Carrier Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Limited since 1997. Specializing in Sales, Service, Design, Project Execution, etc.in Ventillation, Airconditioning & Refrigeration from 2008 to 2105.
Currently CEO of M/s Climatics Specializing in Sales, Service, Design, Project Execution, etc.in Ventillation, Airconditioning & Refrigeration.

Mr. PK Goel

Bachelor of Technology ( Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

39 Years Experience

Mr. PK Goel joined HVAC Industry in 1977. He has worked with Voltas, UTS Carrier, York International and Johnson Controls in various capacities till 2012.He is currently working as an Independent Consultant in the Building Energy and HVAC field. He has extensive hands-on work experience in HVAC Controls including Control Panels for Multistage Air-cooled Centrifugal Chillers and Sequence Controllers for Multiple Large Chiller plants . He has worked on Design , Installation and Commissioning of numerous District Cooling Plants in the Middle East 

He graduated in 1977 with Bachelor of Technology ( Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from IIT  Kharagpur. He cleared LEED_AP Examination conducted by GBCI for USGBC in August 2008. He extensively teaches  'HVAC System Design' and  'HVAC Controls' .

Mr. Prashant Desai

Mechanical Engineering

34 years’ experience

Mr. Prashant Desai is a 1981 graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He has 34 years’ experience in companies such as Voltas Ltd., Blue Star, Johnson Controls and Suvidha Engineers.

He has been involved with design and setting up of various pharmaceutical and clean room projects since 1992 and along the way has gained immense experience in HVAC and control systems associated with these projects including expertise in maintenance and trouble shooting. He is founder Director with ELM Enterprises Pvt. Ltd, a specialist HVAC company.

Prashant takes the following lectures:

ICP AC Design Level 1, Module3

ICP Cleanrooms Level 1 : Components of Cleanrooms & Air Flow Management


Mr. Prashant Raidu

Graduate engineer

36 years experience

Mr. Prashant Raidu is a graduate engineer from REC Nagpur 1980 Batch. He has 36years experience in the HVAC & R industry. He is currently LEAD CONSULTANT for LESA PROSERV responsible for the design of various HVAC and refrigeration systems across the country for this firm from 2000 onwards .His customers are household names like Google, Microsoft, Dr. Reddy Lab and Uber. He is an accomplished trainer and has been associated with ISHRAE for several years for various training programs

Prashant takes lectures on ICP AC Design Level 1: Modules 1 & 3

Mr. Praveen Khanna

Mechanical Engineer

32 Years’ Experience

Mr. Praveen Khanna graduated from YMCA Institute of Engineering with specialization in Refrigeration & Air-conditioning in 1985. He has gained extensive experience in execution of a wide spectrum of HVAC projects during his tenure with Voltas Limited, ETA Engineering & Suvidha Engineers. He is now a Director in ELM Enterprises Private Limited, a venture he co-founded in 2014, as a specialist HVAC company.

For the ICP Cleanroom Level 1 course, he takes topics related to Air Flow Management

Mr. Sasidharan S Menon

Electrical Engineering

30 years’ Experience

Mr.Sasidharan S Menon  is Subject Matter Expert (SME) – Design and Evaluation for  Controlled Environments for Contamination Control .

Sasidharan is an electrical engineering graduate with PGPC for utilities, has more than three decades of association with Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Health care related Cleanroom installations. He is currently engaged as SME (Subject Matter Expert) – Design & Evaluation, Controlled Environments for Contamination Control, by Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Hyderabad, for their stem cells based regenerative medicines’ project and various Pharma projects at Maharashtra, Kolkata, Haryana, Dhaka and other places.  He is also Director-Special Projects for Thermolab Group, who are leaders in Stability testing chambers and Cold Chain Development for Frozen Food products and other perishables. He is a trainer for ISHRAE’s Cleanroom Certification Programs and associated closely with ISPE, IPA and IDMA seminars and symposiums. 

Sasidharan takes lectures on following topics for ICP Cleanroom Level 1:

Elements of Cleanroom Design Engineering, Cleanroom Construction and Materials  ,Cleanroom housekeeping & gowning, URS, validation, monitoring of cleanrooms


Mr. Sekar Ram

B.E (Mech)

36 Years Experience


Name –  Mr. Sekar Ram

Education – B.E (Mech) – graduated from University of Madras , PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore – 1980


Employment History


Current – Proprietor – Sigma Solutions, Coimbatore



  • Leading Multinationals in Muscat / Dubai – Siemens, Johnson Controls
  • Leading corporate Organizations in India such as Batliboi – Refrigeration and A/C Division, Siemens – Building Technologies Division


Last Position held in Dubai – Regional Learning & Development Manager, Middle East, Johnson Controls


Additional Qualifications

Member ASHRAE – since 1989

Member ISHRAE – since 1989

Microsoft Certified Professional – Networking

Founder Member – Society of Indian Engineers in UAE

LEED – Accredited Professional – O & M

Immediate President, ISHRAE Coimbatore Sub -Chapter –

ISHRAE Distinguished Lecturer


From 2011 till date completed 30160 man-hours of training covering 744 people


Former Tamilnadu State Table – Tennis Player

Mr. Shankar Rajasekaran

M Tech

30 years of professional experience

Mr.ShankarRajasekaran is a graduate engineer from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani. He is Founder and Director (Engineering) of M/s. IMPEC FILTERS Private Limited & Consulting Engineer with M/s. True Aire Concepts Private Limited. He is “Certified Air Filter Specialist” from NAFA, USA & Certified “Cleanroom Testing Professional” from CTCBI, UK. He has 30  years of professional experience in the field of Air filtration and Contamination control. As ISHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, he speaks on “Air Filtration”
For the ICP Cleanroom Level 1 course, he takes topics related to  Air Filters, Filter Testing and Cleanroom testing. 


Mr. V Krishnan

Electrical Engineering

24 years experience

Mr. V Krishnan graduated from IIT with a degree in Electrical Engineering and joined VOLTAS LIMITED, as a Management Trainee. He spent the next fifteen years with VOLTAS, where he handled several assignments including sales, project execution, service and then moved to the Corporate Office where he was responsible for Business Development, Technology Transfer and Dealer Development.

Krishnan separated from VOLTAS in 1992 and started his own enterprise which is engaged in the business of manufacturing and marketing Air, Fire and Smoke Management Products.

Krishnan is a Presidential Member of ISHRAE, and,  currently serves on the Society’s Nominating Committee, Advisory Committee, Certification Committee and also on the Society’s Apex Advocacy Committee.

A member of ASHRAE since 1989, he has served as the President of the ASHRAE Western India Chapter, Treasurer for ASHRAE Region-at Large, and, currently serves as a Voting Member on ASHRAE Technical Committee 5.03 which deals with Room Air Distribution. He is also a Member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, USA and the Indoor Air Quality Association.


ICP AC Design Level 1, Module2

ICP Cleanrooms Level 1 : Air Changes Considerations ,  Pressurization & Airlocks

Mr. Vikram Murthy

Electrical Engineering

40 years’ experience

Mr. Vikram Murthy has a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT , Kanpur, 1975 batch. He has 40 years’ experience in the HVAC Industry.

He worked in Voltas Ltd & Utility Engineers India Ltd in various positions right up to Executive Vice President.

He was  Director with  Genpower Electric Pvt Ltd , Nasik , which manufactured fans, blowers & electrical control panels. He is currently  Director Univac Environment Systems Pvt Ltd  for Unitary and applied HVAC Products & Systems located in  Mumbai

He is trustee of Tropical Air conditioning & Refrigeration Institute, Mumbai that imparts training in HVAC and Building Engineering Services for graduating students, working professionals and corporates

He serves on ASHRAE Technical Committee TC 5.2 for Duct Design  and Government Advocacy Committee .

He currently serves ISHRAE on Marketing Committee , and the Journal Committee .

He is a Past President of ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter , ASHRAE Mumbai Chapter , the Rotary Club of Bombay Film City and past National Secretary of ISHRAE


Vikram takes lectures for ICP AC Design Level 1: Module 1

Mr. Vishwas Naware

Mechanical Engineer

5 Years Experience

Mr. Vishwas Naware is a Mechanical Engineer of 1985 batch of College of Engineering, Pune. His specialization is in the field of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. He has a vast experience of three decades covering many industrial & commercial HVAC & R projects from Concept to Maintenance. He has participated in the evolving HVAC & R industry during the decades: from a humble Reciprocating type compressor to sophisticated VFD driven chillers with magnetic bearings.

Vishwas founded the company Energyca in 2007 with a mission to save energy by means of Energy Audit, Implementation of Opportunities, Energy Efficient Consulting of HVAC systems, Maintenance contracts and Electrical Audits.

 Vishwas is a Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) certified Energy Auditor & his company is empaneled with MEDA (Maharashtra Energy Development Agency) as Class A consultant for Save Energy program

Vishwas takes lectures for ICP AC Design Level 1: Modules 1, 2  & 3

Mr.Leslie P Dsouza

Mechanical Engineering from the University of Jabalpur


Leslie P Dsouza completed his Honors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Jabalpur with specialization in Refrigeration and Air conditioning in 1965 and was placed 3rd in the Merit list of the University. He did his apprenticeship in Bombay Ammonia Pvt ltd and subsequently worked as a Project Engineer with M/s American Refrigerator Co Ltd.
He joined Voltas Ltd as their Service Manager in Chennai 1973 and had postings in Voltas International in Mumbai and Dubai as well as Branch offices in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Cochin and Mumbai HQ in various roles as Operations & Sales Manager, Business Development Mgr, Southern Zone Regional Manager, and Divisional Manager for Unitary Products at SHQ Mumbai until he retired as the General Manager Southern Zone. He also had a stint working in Muscat, Oman for 4 years.
After four decades of experience in the HVAC field he started his own Consultancy company known as Trident Consultants in 2000, specializing in Refrigeration and Cold Storage projects and special AC jobs for Clean rooms, Operation theatres and other non standard AC requirements and is till date heading the firm as the proprietor. He has been the Mechanical consultant for projects in Australia, Japan and Singapore besides having carried out large Controlled Atmosphere Cold Chambers for Apple storages, and Clinical trial drugs etc.
He joined ISHRAE in 1988 and was one of the earliest members of Bangalore Chapter and has been actively involved in the chapter activities like ACREX, IIE, Installation Guide Manual and HVAC training Module Lecture Notes, Introduction of ISHRAE Certified Professional, Certification Program for Lvl1 & Lvl 2 Design and Service Certifications, Chairman of ACRESERVE 2012 and member of ISHRAE Advisory council and Refrigeration Committee etc.
He was the Bangalore Chapter President in 1991-1992. He was an ASHRAE member from 1981. Apart from being an active faculty at the ISHRAE Institute of Excellence he is also a Trustee of the Institute.

Ms. Sangita Jhangiani

Mechanical Engineer

26 Years Experience

Ms.Sangita Jhangiani is a Mechanical Engineer from NIT, Bhopal. She started her career in the year 1990 with Blue Star Ltd, as a Trainee Engineer. In 1997 she founded 'Enova' an Engineering Consulting firm. She has served ISHRAE as the Technical training chair for the Mumbai chapter in the years 2012-14 and as Secretary in 2015-16. She currently serves as the Treasurer for the Mumbai chapter and as a Committee Member for IIE (Ishrae Institute of Excellence).

Sangita is an IGBC Accredited Professional. She is a member of ASHRAE, ISHRAE & CII-IGBC. Some articles authored by her have been published in the ISHRAE Journals. 

Sangita’s work experience includes design of HVAC systems for applications such as Data Centers, Residential complex, BSL Laboratory, Educational Institute, Malls & Retail outlets, Hotels, Hospitals, Clean rooms for Pharma applications, Corporate offices etc.

Subjects taught : Subjects pertaining to various topics for the ICP Design Level 1

Other Courses

ICP-Cleanroom-Level 1

View Details

ICP-AC Design Level 1

View Details

ICP-AC Service Level 1

View Details

ICP- HVAC Commissioning

View Details

Essentials of HVAC Drafting

View Details