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About the Corporate Relations and Placement Division of IIFT

Corporate Relations and Placement Division (CRPD) is an independent Division of the Institute. The mandate for the Division is to pursue active relationship building with the corporate sector and the civil society in India and abroad. This relationship is supposed to yield meaningful linkages of the Institute with the industry and appropriate induction of the students of the Institute's flagship MBA International Business Full Time Programme and MBA Business Analytics Full Time Programme in the corporate world.

Placement Committee, which is an elected body of the students of the MBA International Business Full Time Program, functions under the Corporate Relations and Placement Division. Placement Committeehas the mandate to reach out to the corporate sector and administer the summer internships and the final placements process at the Institute. The placement committee is guided by the Head of the Division in these endeavours. The Placement Committee does the pitching, inviting company stalwarts for guest lectures, engaging corporate sector for the summer internship programme and securing final placements of the graduating students. The Institute has an impeccable record of getting the students placed in the reputed business organizations in India and abroad. The institute has an impressive array of luminous alumni who occupy important positions in the corporate world.

CRPD is located at the Delhi Campus of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and is headed by Prof. (Dr) Rohit Mehtani, Professor of Global Political Economy and International Business Strategy at the Institute. He is assisted by a competent staffin the Division. Besides, Dr Tamanna Chaturvedi and Dr R. P. Sharma are the faculty coordinators for the placement activities at the Delhi and Kolkata Campuses of the Institute, respectively.

About the Head of the Corporate Relations and Placement Division

Dr Rohit Mehtani is with the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi at the level of Professor in the domain of International Business Strategy, International Business Diplomacy and Global Political Economy. He is the Head of the Corporate Relations Division at the Institute. He has a PhD in International Studies in the area of Global Political Economy and Trade Diplomacy. He has had the distinction of being a recipient of the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK Government which gave him an opportunity to study for Masters in Global Political Economy at the University of Hull in England and participating in a study tour to the European Institutions in Brussels at the time when economic and monetary union was in progress during the post-Maastricht period.



Professor Mehtani pursued Masters in Industrial Management at NPC, MBA Technology Management at Deakin University in Australia along with M.S. in Consultancy Practice and Management at BITS Pilani. He completed his post graduate studies in international trade at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi and post graduate studies in international business at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta which also included a course work at Shanghai in the People's Republic of China. He completed his undergraduate studies in pure science at the Hindu College, a leading college of the University of Delhi.

Professor Mehtani is a visiting professor to several premier business schools and institutions in India and abroad and actively engages in consultancy projects. He brings with him a unique blend of experience of having worked with the corporate sector, industry associations, and business schools. Prior to joining IIFT he was Directorat the Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO), an assignment, which in turn was preceded by more than a decade long stint with the corporate sector engaged mostly in the international business division of reputed organizations.

He conducted an extensive market survey in the countries surrounding the Mediterranean region, that is, WANA and Southern Europe, and North East and Far East Asia. He has been on the governing council of the Consultancy Development Centre, New Delhi and has led several exporters' delegation at the highest level including the one to South Africa in 1997 that accompanied the then Prime Minister of India. Most recently, he was part of a delegation to the fourth India-EU Forum organized by the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) in Brussels. At IIFT New Delhi he has conducted several management development programmes for the senior executives from the leading Indian and multinational corporations, officials from the public domain and foreign diplomats. He is a prolific writer and writes regularly in reputed journals and has spoken at important forums like the Bharat Ram Memorial Lecture at FICCI. His book on International Business Strategy co-authored with Prof Charles W. Hill of the University of Washington and Prof Hult of the Michigan State University is being used as a standard text in leading business schools.

Further details about him can be found at:
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