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Dr. Sumeet Suseelan is a veteran Aviation Expert who has more than 15 years of Aviation Experience. He is the first Indian to be selected as a Flight Steward for one of the world’s top Airlines, Air Asia, and was rated as one of the Top 100 celebrities in FORBES India Magazine in 2018. Aviation is his passion and his life works are proof of the same. He is the only Aviation Author in Asia to write 3 Books on Aviation Management which are being sold all over the world, every passing day. From bagging his first job in this field, at a very young age, to writing books and now running his own International Institute of Aviation, it has been a pathbreaking journey for Dr. Suseelan. A journey that is inspiring many young ones to follow their dreams of reaching the sky!

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Early Life

Dr. Suseelan originally hails from Bhilai, one of the major cities in the state of Chhattisgarh. The city is highly popular for two things: its steel plant and for being a major education hub for students appearing in competitive engineering exams. It was highly common for kids growing up in this city to be influenced by technical and engineering-related fields but Dr. Suseelan was different from those around him. He had a different dream & was fascinated by only one thing- Airplanes. Later in his life, after succeeding in various aviation-related ventures, Dr. Suseelan came back to Bhilai, the city where it all first started for him, and established the International Institute of Aviation (IIA). Through this new venture, he continues to take his city to new heights and has managed to create a safe place for young people to explore options available in other fields, such as aviation. He chose to go against the trend of the city and has successfully helped students from this city in securing jobs in various airlines by providing them with excellent training. No wonder, the city is so proud of him. In fact, In 2015 Dr. Sumeet Suseelan was honored Bharat Jyoti Award from Hon’ Governor of Chhattisgarh Mr. Shekar Dutt.

Career

Dr. Suseelan’s journey started at a very young age. Right after finishing his schooling, he completed his Diploma in Aviation and thus began his journey in the field of his passion. Just 6 months into finishing his course, he bagged his first job for Air Deccan as a ticketing officer at Mumbai International Airport. Later he joined Kingfisher airlines and then moved on to Spicejet as a security officer to advance in his career graph. Having gained vast experience across different departments in various top airline carriers, he headed a multinational travel company called Skynet as a Branch Director. Under his supervision, the company was able to spread its operations & expand across the whole nation. After this successful venture, Dr. Suseelan joined AirAsia, (6 times the world's Best LCC airline) as India’s first Flight Steward. This added another golden feather in his cap of many accomplishments. Although he was accomplishing so much in his professional life, he decided to not compromise on getting a formal education. He is a psychology graduate with an MBA in the field of Human Resources, the learnings of which have helped him in training & connecting with many of his peers/students.
 

For someone who successfully lived & understood all intricate details of the aviation industry, it was only natural for Dr. Suseelan to want to share his knowledge and learnings with those who share a similar passion for the aviation industry. Thus began his entrepreneurial journey of imparting skill & proficiency to those willing to learn the ins & outs of working in the field of aviation by setting up the International Institute of Aviation (IIA). With IIA, Dr. Suseelan’s vision of empowering the industry with well-trained manpower is also coming true. Under his chairmanship, IIA has already achieved various accolades and accomplishments and has gained the reputation of being one of the best training institutes in the country. 

Dr. Suseelan’s journey is an ongoing one, full of life learning lessons and there is no doubt that all his future endeavors will not only be successful but also full of inspiration for everyone out there to learn from.

Accomplishments & Awards

Accomplishments

Dr. Suseelan’s journey has been a long one, set in stone by his hard work and discipline in life. His life work in-itself is proof that he deserves all the recognition and love he has received over the years. Some of his most renowned accomplishments are:
 

  • He was rated as Top 100 celebrity in FORBES India Magazine in 2018

  • He is the only Aviation Author in Asia to write 3 Books on Aviation Management

  • He is the Endorsement body for Aviation books Under the ministry of Skill Development

  • He had designed the Aviation curriculum for UG & PG courses for Leading Government and Private University in India.

  • He is a keynote Speaker for Ministry of Civil Aviation events on Skill Development in Aviation.

  • He is a Sub Committee member for the Bureau of Indian Standard for Drone UAV Govt of India.

  • In 2016 he was Honored by Mahatma Gandhi Gaurav Samaan from Hon’ Governor of Kerala Ms. Sheela Dikshit. 

  • He has also Honored a Doctorate in Aviation management from Vishwakarma Open University New Delhi for his outstanding contribution to the Aviation industry. 

  • He is now being honored with the “Asia’s Pacific Excellence Award from Rt. Hon’ble Shri Ram Baran Yadav, Former President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.

Awards

  • Bharat Jyoti Award

  • Mahatma Gandhi Gaurav Samaan

  • Asia Pacific Excellence Award

  • India Leadership Award

  • Edupreneur of the Year Award Dubai