Dr. G. Shreekumar Menon belongs to the 1978 Batch of the Indian Revenue Service, Customs & Excise. He holds a M.A. & L.L.B. Degree, and has a Doctorate Degree in Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances from Mangalore University. He has been awarded certificates in Management Program from Maxwell School of Leadership and Public Management, Syracuse University (U.S.A.), Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He is a Fellow, James Martin Centre for Non Proliferation Studies, San Francisco, USA, and at University of Georgia, U.S.A. on Commodity Identification (Dual Use Items) with reference to components and parts used in nuclear and missile industry
He has distinguished himself as a renowned international Counter Narcotics Specialist. He has trained hundreds of officers of the Indian Customs, Narcotics Control Bureau, Police, and Central Bureau of Narcotics, apart from Indian Army. He is a regular faculty on Narcotics, Narco-Terrorism and Money Laundering at Military Intelligence School Pune, National Defense Academy Khadakvasala, National Defense College New Delhi, Armored Corps School Ahmednagar, 23 Infantry Division Ranchi, Naval Warfare School Goa, and Coast Guard Academy, Cochin. He has delivered lectures on Narcotics at Russian Customs Academy Moscow, World Customs Organization Brussels, Department of Revenue and Customs Thimphu Bhutan, UNODC New Delhi, and Asia Pacific Regional Office for Capacity Building Bangkok,
After retirement as the Director General of the National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics Academy, Faridabad, NCR, New Delhi, he joined Yenepoya University as the Registrar.
He also served as the HEAD, Centre for Narcotics & Psychotropic Substances, MAHE (Manipal University).
He is presently Director Indian Institute of Infrastructure & Construction, Chavara, Kollam, Kerala
A skilled population is imperative for the socio-economic development of any country in the world. This is observed as critical for our nation too, for harnessing the demographic dividend from the world’s largest youth population that we possess. Our National Skill Development Policy-2009 was well articulated, targeting comprehensive empowerment of our human resources and building their competitiveness to global standards.
The state being a key stakeholder in skill development has set up Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE), the State Skill Development Mission of the Government of Kerala, under the Department of Labour and Skills, for implementing various skill development initiatives to help develop an industry‐ready workforce. Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction (IIIC) is one of the major initiatives in this line for creating skilled manpower for the infrastructure and construction sector.
IIIC is fast evolving as a skilling hub of Kerala, duly accredited by NSDC with all state-of-the-art facilities and well managed by Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society (ULCCS). We have meticulously formulated tailor-made courses to address the emerging and dynamic needs of our infrastructure and construction industry. An array of courses is being offered at IIIC to suit freshers from schools and colleges as well as for upskilling of professionals who are already placed in the construction industry and government departments. With great honour and pride, I invite the youth of our state and working professionals to take advantage of this skilling ecosystem and contribute to our nation-building.