Rajat K. Baisya


Prof Rajat Kanti Baisya obtained his B. Sc. (Honours in chemistry) degree from Calcutta University and thereafter got his B.Tech. , M.Tech., and Ph.D (Engineering) degrees from Jadavpur University. He served in the same institute as CSIR , UGC and Ministry of Defense research scholar working on various projects in the areas of  Chemical , Biochemical and Food Engineering. Dr Baisya has also passed the certificate program on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) , Geneva. He is also a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) from Institute of Management Consultants of India (IMCI). He has  attended numerous training program on marketing , finance , market research, acquisitions & mergers and TQM. He studied the TQM practices in European food industry during nineties. Attended a program on Strategic Marketing jointly conducted by INSEAD – France and Stanford University , USA.

Prof  Baisya is a member of numerous professional societies. Notably amongst those are , Strategic Planning Society of UK, Life member of All India Food Processors’ Association , Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India) , Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers , Institute of Engineers (India) , Society For Scientific Value, Institute of Management Consultants of India, Center for Development of Management Consultants, All India Management Association etc. He served as Visiting professor at IIT- Delhi and IIT- Kharagpur for many years while working in Industry.

Prof  Baisya has served for over twenty eight years in industry in very senior capacities with large Indian and multinational corporations. He has long association with  large Indian Business houses having served as President &CEO of Emami Group of Companies , Senior Vice President (Business Development) of Reckitt & Colman of India Ltd (now known as Reckitt Benckiser India Ltd) , General Manager- Projects and CEO of International Business of Escorts Ltd , Controller – Corporate Planning & Coordination and also as Technical Controller of  United Breweries Group , Project Engineering Manager of Best Foods International (formerly known as Corn Products India Ltd) , a Unilever company , Standards & Quality Control Manager of Herbertsons Ltd, Technical Development Manager of Dalmia Dairy Industries Ltd, and also as Project Manager of Bisleri Group of Industries. He made significant contribution in all these industries during his tenure there having responsible also for launch and development of many  successful new products (Mortein in Reckitt Benckiser was launched by him).

Prof Baisya has written over 200 articles and research paper on various aspects of business and industry and presented over 30 conference papers in national and international symposia . He is an editorial board member of Indian Food Packer , Process Food Industry , Beverage & Food World ,Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research , International Journal of Project Management (an Elsevier Publication from UK) , International Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship (published from Philippines) and Chief Editor of Journal of Advances on Management Research. In Process Food Industry he is contributing a series of articles on the theme “ Changing Face of Processed Food Industry in India.” He has served on numerous government committees (formed by Ministry of Food , Ministry of Food &Agriculture and Ministry of Heavy Industry & Public Enterprises) and also in trade bodies including CII, FICCI and BIS. He was a member of trade delegation to Italy , Canada , ISO etc. He was member of the research advisory board of the Ministry of Agriculture , Govt. of India. He has two patents. He is a Task Force member constituted by the Govt. of India for signing MOU between the PSUs and concerned Administrative Ministry.

He is the recipient of many awards including Gardner Award of AFST (I)  for 1974, Dr J. S.Pruthi Award  for making significant contribution to Processed Food Industry for 2001, Commendation Award for 2002 from National Institute  of  Management & Technology for significant contribution on industrial turn around strategies. Dr Baisya was a Research Advisory Group Member of the Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India. He is also a Research Advisory Group member representing India at International Project Management Association, Switzerland.

Since  June 2000 Dr Baisya is serving as Professor of Marketing & Strategic Management  and also served as Head of Department of Management Studies at IIT – Delhi for three years till September 2004) and  engaged in teaching , research , training and consultancy activities. Working as consultants to many private and public sector undertakings .  Honorary Visiting Professor of Strategic Management of a leading European Business School (ENPC International Business School , Paris). Areas of research interest are strategic brand management , international business and project management. Produced many PhDs. He is a non-executive member of the board of companies and institutions and serving as nominee of Visitor and Board of Governors in many selection committees in leading academic institutions and public sector recruitment boards. He is a non-executive member on board of Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Ltd, a public sector Undertaking.