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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 24 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.


Rajesh has done his masters in commerce and postgraduate management courses in the areas of Foreign Trade and Marketing. 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. 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)
E-mail: rajesh.batra@iica.in