MA (Economics)

Corporate Relations and Placement Division


Corporate Relations and Placement Division (CRPD) is a newly formed independent Division which, in addition to a new set of activities assigned to it, has taken over the function of the erstwhile Placement Cell that functioned under the GSM Division. 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 in the corporate world.

There are four distinct sets of activities undertaken by the CRPD. These are reflected in the organization structure of the Division as activities of the Placement Committee, activities of the International Management Forum, activities pertaining to the Social Awareness Programme, and activities related to Building Corporate Relations.

Placement Committee related activities comprise of company pitching, inviting company stalwarts for guest lectures, engaging corporate sector for the summer training programme and securing final placements of the graduating students.

International Management Forum organizes Trade Winds, Corporate Competitions and National Consulting Conclave as its Academic Activities, and TedX, Quo Vadis and Sports Fest as a part of its Cultural Activities.

Social Awareness Programme entails engaging civil society and corporate houses for instilling social sensitivities in our students through a three-week attachment on a live project. CRPD also organizes an Annual NGO Meet at the Institute which is attended by the senior representatives and management of these organizations.

Building Corporate Relations involves making regular visits to the selected business corporations, public and private, in India and abroad and interacting with the chambers of commerce, industry associations, export promotion councils and other important trade bodies. CRPD plans to regularly host and entertain senior managers of the businesses, at the institute and outside, for building lasting relationships.

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 Mr Sanjeev Kumar, Ms Monika Verma, Mr Rajbir Singh, and Mr Braj Bhushan Rathore. 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. The student bodies, Placement Committee led by the Convenor and the IMF led by the President, function under the ambit of this Division.