Dr.D.K.Batra is Professor in marketing Area at IMI. He holds a PhD and MBA from FMS(Delhi University) and a B Tech (Text) from TIT. He has been a UNDP fellow to University of East London, FIT, New York University and also to several Universities in Brazil and European Union to study New Product Development.
Some of his prior assignments include Director, Asia Pacific Management Institute, New Delhi, Vice President, (New Projects), Netaji Subhash Institute of Management Sciences,Senior Professor and Programme Director PGDM (International Business management), FORE School of Management. In a long stint with National Institute of Fashion Technology New Delhi spanning 18 years, he has held various senior positions namely: Head- Academic Affairs of eleven NIFT centers in India, Chairperson Fashion Management Studies & Head International Linkages .
He has served on the Executive Council of IFFTI for many years, a body of 32 International Fashion and Textile Universities. He was also the founding CEO of Fashion Design Council of India He is on the PhD Research Board of Jamia Hamdard University. He is member hoard of studies of UP Tech University He has also worked as Advisor to Ministry of Information Technology He has authored many Books and Research Papers. He has provided Consultancy & Training services to various corporate like Raymond India, Madura Garments Gokaldas Exports, ABN AMRO, ITC, ISEPC, AEPC etc. He is an also a consultant to International trade center Geneva, UNCTAD.