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Center for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

Mr. Rajesh Batra (Head, Centre for MSME, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA)

Rajesh Batra is currently responsible for several development activities through Capacity Building measures by taking serious initiatives in Entrepreneurship Education, Information, Research and Consultancy, Collaboration for Policy Facilitation, professional endeavors for institutional strengthening, Sector guidelines and advocacy to develop best practices for SMEs.

He has long experience of dealing with promotion, development and financing of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises as well as Agriculture Rural Industries segments, SME competitiveness enhancement and institutional strengthening. Over the last 25 years, he has worked extensively in the Policy development work, Business Strategy, Project Management, Imports, Program management, Procurement & Logistics / Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Business development. He was appointed Sole Arbitrator under the Arbitration & Conciliation Act 1996 by the Chairman-cum- Managing Director of NSIC Limited for adjudication of disputes and differences between NSIC Ltd. and Private Business units. Besides, as a member of core team, he worked closely to lead / oversee the matters related with large scale implementation of Activity Plan / Programs including govt. grant monitoring and administration under the Centrally Sponsored large Schemes of Govt. of India.

Rajesh has done his masters in commerce and postgraduate management courses in the areas of Foreign Trade and Marketing. Currently, Rajesh is with Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) as Head, Centre for MSME since 25th April 2014. He is working very closely with the industry and with different GOI offices at the Ministry level, State bodies, industry associations/chambers of commerce, entrepreneurship development institutes, SMEs, national and international supporting partners and banks/financial institutions to ensure capacity building at both ends: at the government level as well as at the industries. He gets invited to speak and chair sessions by organizations such as Ministry of MSME and its constituent institutions, Industry Associations and other leading Institutions as well as for select interaction meeting.

Before joining IICA – an autonomous institution under the Administrative Control of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, he was working as Dy. General Manager with India’s apex SME development organization – The National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (NSIC) – The Premier Mini – Ratna Government of India Enterprise under Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.

Phone: 0124-2640000 (Ext. 2021)