Dr. K. Rangarajan

Dr. K. Rangarajan is Professor at IIFT. Currently he is heading the Center for MSME Studies and also the Kolkata Campus of IIFT. He holds Masters in Commerce with Management Specialization and remained first class throughout his academic career. He holds University Rank for the top performance in his Masters Degree. He has completed doctoral degree and has many research papers and articles to his credit. He has guided many doctoral theses and actively involved in the research of Global business Strategy. He is an Accredited Management Teacher (AMT) conferred by All India Management Association and member of several professional bodies including AIMM (Australia). His expertise includes Business Strategy and Strategic Planning in general and internationalization of SMEs and Management of Trade Support Institutions, including Trade Promotion Organizations. His areas of interest are Organizational Restructuring, Corporate and Business Level Strategies and Cluster Development. He has written several case studies and also carried out case analysis of various MNCs. He has three decades of experience in teaching and consultancy apart from four years of industry experience at middle level with MNC, and serving in overseas university. He has widely traveled to different countries including UK, US and Asia Pacific on various academic and consulting assignments. He has lectured on Strategic Issues of the industry on various national and international forums and Associations and Management Development forum including overseas universities like Yunan University, Vietnam Institute of Foreign Trade, ITD Bangkok etc. He has been faculty for many MDPs conducted for the textiles and clothing sector. He has served as National Expert for UNIDO, Austria,ILO and Common Wealth Secretariat in different projects. He also executed Capacity Development Program for SMEs in Mekong Countries, sponsored by Swiss Agency for Development and Coordination. He is a member of CII, Western Region in its Trade Policy Committee. As a member of MSME Committee of FICCI, he has contributed in their new agenda for development of MSMEs in the Country. He serves in several industry associations and academic institutions in various capacities. He is nominated as Independent Director into the board of State Trading Corporation, by Government of India. He is also the member of the Steering Committee for promotion of exports, Government of West Bengal, Commerce & Industries Department. He has been engaged as an expert by Dun & Bradstreet , Middle East and also invited by Global Innovation Forum as an expert for the Conference in Pujiang Innovation Forum at Shanghai, PRC.