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Academic Advisory Council


In order to ensure delivery of excellent academic inputs through our highly distinguished faculty we have constituted a high powered Academic Advisory Council that overseas the content and delivery of academic inputs to our students. The Council meets regularly to ensure that the course content for the post graduate programme is regularly reviewed by top academicians and corporate managers in India and abroad to inculcate the latest business concepts, case studies, technologies and teaching methodologies into our curriculum to equip our students with the necessary skills to make a difference in the constantly changing business world.


Dr. Vikas Mittal

Ph.D. (Temple University), BBA (University of Michigan)

Dr. Mittal is the J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Marketing at the Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University, USA. Prior to joining Jones, he was the Thomas Marshall Professor of Marketing at the Katz Graduate School of Management, University of Pittsburgh, USA and a faculty member at the Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University. Dr. Mittal's publications appear in leading marketing journals like the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, and Marketing Science. His research has been funded by the NIH, AHRQ, Heinz Endowments, Department of Education, Pennsylvania Department of Labor, and Marketing Science Institute.


Dr. Ajay Kalra

Ph.D-Marketing (Duke University, USA), Fellow, IIM-C, M.A. (H) Economics, BITS, Pilani

Dr. Kalra has over eighteen years of teaching experience. He has been associated with leading international Universities in an academic role. He is a Professor of Management at Rice University, USA and a visiting Professor at Insead, France. Prior to joining Rice, he was an Associate Professor (with Tenure) at Carnegie Mellon University, USA and an Instructor at Duke University, USA. He has published over fifteen articles in referred journals. He has also earned numerous awards and honors including Finalist, John D.C. Little Award (1999) (Management Science and Marketing Science), William F. O'Dell Award (1998), (Journal of Marketing Research) and George Leland Bach Award for Excellence in the Classroom (Teacher of the Year-1994)


Prof. Charan D. Wadhva

Ph.D (Economics), Yale University, USA, M.A. (Economics) Delhi University, B.A. (H) Economics, Delhi University

Dr. Wadhva is the former President and Chief Executive and Professor Emeritus/ Research Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. He served as a Professor of Economics and Marketing at IIM-A for over 17 years and also held the Reserve Bank of India Chair Professorship in Economics at IIM-A. He has been associated as a Visiting Professor with MDI (Gurgaon), Foreign Service Institute of the Ministry of External Affairs, and several other leading institutions. Dr. Wadhva served as the Economic Advisor to BHEL and has been a consultant to several national and international organizations such as the Planning Commission of India, United Nations including UNCTAD, UNIDO and UNESCAP. He is also member of the editorial board of reputed journals including Public Affairs published by University of British Columbia, Canada and International Problems published from Siberia. He has several books, articles and journals to his credit.


Dr. (Mrs.) Satinder Bhatia

Ph.D. (Financial Management), M.Phil. (Organization Behavior), M.Com

Dr. Bhatia is presently a Professor & Chairperson of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). She is also the Professor of Finance and Chairperson (Graduate Studies Division) at IIFT. Her teaching interest and areas of specialization are Managerial Accounting, Project Appraisal & Finance, Financial Management, and international Financial Management. She is considered an expert in the area of International Trade and has two books to her credit. She has contributed to various research projects, books, papers, articles, book reviews and journals both at the national and the international level. Her latest Research Projects have been accepted by various International Conferences outside of India.


Dr. J.R. Arora

Ph.D. (Delhi University), M.Tech. (Computer Sc.-IIT, Delhi), M.Sc. (Delhi University)

Dr. Arora has been the Project Director, School of IT, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He held the position of Advisor in the Dept. of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology and Senior Scientist in the DRDO. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) and a Senior Life Member of Computer Society of India (CSI). He was nominated by the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) as the Secretary of the Indian Chapter of CODATA, a Committee on Data for Science & Technology of the International Council of Scientific Unions. He has visited a number of countries as a member of Indian delegations to participate in International Meetings/Conferences. Dr. Arora has handled Projects of International organizations such as UNDP/FAO/UNIDO/ICGEB in areas involving applications of Information Technology.


Mr. Bhupindar Singh

Fellow Institute of Directors (U.K.), Fellow British Institute of Management-(U.K.), Chartered Accountant articles, MBA (Delhi University)

Mr. Singh has very rich experience in the private as well as the public sector. He attained the highest position of Chairman and M.D. of STC, an International Trading Company of the Government of India. He has also held the position of Director in MMTC. He has more than 40 years of consultancy experience.


Dr. G.D. Sardana

Ph.D. (IIT Delhi), B.E. (Mech.), Chartered Engineer (U.K.)

Dr. Sardana has over 40 years of rich corporate experience in both the public and private sector which includes 25 years at Senior Managerial, CEO and Director level positions with BHEL, ABB, Usha, Singer (India) and Ujala. Dr. Sardana was Dean Academics at IMT, Ghaziabad and worked with the institute for over 5 years. His book titled “Productivity Management” (Narsoa, 1998) won the best book award from Delhi Management Association and India Society for training and Development. Three of his papers have won Best Paper Awards from Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering and another three have been included in thematic books.


Prof. A.K. Biswas

MA (Economics) and MA (Management), Leeds University, UK

Prof. Biswas has over 40 years of experience in Teaching, Research and the Industry. He has held managerial positions at various organizations, some of which include Canadian Crown Corporation, International Development Research Centre and Steel Authority of India Limited. He is well traveled all over the world and his areas of interest include Business to Business Marketing and Marketing of Services. Prof. Biswas was a Professor of Marketing with IMT, Ghaziabad, and their area head for marketing for several years. He is now a Sr. Prof. with IMT - Centre for Distance Learning and associated with Birla Institute of Management Technology as a Sr. Professor.