Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
 
Surinder Batra

Dean Academics and Professor

Area: Information Technology Management

sbatra@imt.edu
 

Education
PhD: IIT Delhi, 1995
MBA, Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University, New Delhi, 1980
B. Sc. (Mech. Engineering), Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi University, Delhi, 1972

 

Courses
Core: Management Information System; Emerging Technologies & New Innovation; Business and Networked Economy
Electives: IT Strategy; Business & IT Consulting; Business Process Reengineering; Knowledge Management; Software Project Management; Software Quality; Strategic Management; Managing Change

 

Research Interests
Strategic Information Systems; Business & IT Consulting; Emerging Technologies
Knowledge Management; Knowledge Based Development
Rural Innovation; Capacity Building; Entrepreneurship;

 

Selected Publications

Case Studies


  • Batra, S & Puri, S. (2015), “GCS Consulting: Should Corporate or Personal Interests come first?” Ivey Publishing, Canada, July 3, 2015
  • Batra, S. (2015), “GIFT: The Making of a Smart City”, Case Centre, UK
  • Batra S. & Pandey, A., (2015) “Uber Technologies Inc. – Global Strategies, Local Challenges”, WDI Publishing, University of Michigan, USA
  • Batra, S & Puri, S. (2015), “Flipkart Big Billion Day Fiasco”, GlobaLens, William Davidson Institute, University of Michigan 2015Malhotra, G; Agarwal, R; Batra, S & Awasthy, N. (2015), “Planning for implementation of PURA in greenfield areas : Situation Analysis of Baharaich District “, The Case Center, University of Cranfield, UK, 2015

 

Articles published in Business Magazines


  • Batra, S (2015), “Digital India: Connecting with Rural Population” Rural & Marketing, India, July 2015
  • Batra, S (2015), “Grey Hair or Young Minds: What do the consulting firms require in the changing business scenario?” Business World Online, 17 Dec. 2015

 

Papers, Books, Conference Proceedings


  • Batra S. (2014), “Big Data Analytics and its Reflections on DIKW Hierarchy”, Review of Management, Management Development Research Foundation, Vol.4, Issue ½, June 2014 pp. 5-17
  • Batra, S. (2013) ‘Ingredients of a Successful Knowledge Village in a Global Context’, Proceedings of the Sixth Knowledge Cities World Summit, KCWS2013, Istanbul, Turkey, 9-12 Sep. 2013, pp. 499-507,
  • Batra, S., Payal, R. and Carrillo, F.J. (2013) ‘Knowledge village capital framework in the Indian context’, Int. J. Knowledge-Based Development, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp.222–244
  • Batra, S and Vikas, S. (2013) ‘Global Competitiveness and Corporate Governance in Emerging Economies’, Excellent Publishing House, New Delhi
  • Batra, S. (2013) ‘Human Implications of Emerging Technologies in the Indian Perspective’, Kushwaha, A; Kaur, P; Bhushan, J. (2013) -- “Extropianism: Towards Convergence of Human Values and Technology”, Excellent Publishing House, New Delhi, pp. 3-7
  • Batra, S & Saraf, N. ‘The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of India: An Overview’, Singh, A.; Mitra, J & Awasthy, N (2013) – “Sustainability & Development”, Bloomsbury, pp. 648-675
  • Awasthy, N. & Batra, S. (2013) ‘Rural Innovation: An Indian Perspective’, Singh, A.; Mitra, J & Awasthy, N (2013) – “Sustainability & Development”, Bloomsbury, pp. 161-178
  • Agarwal, R.; Batra, S; Awasthy, N & Ajmera, H. (2012) ‘Study of a Successful PURA Model: A Situation Analysis of Chitrakoot’, Chopra, R; Ranjan, J; Puri, S & Awasthy, N (2012) – “ Beyond Norms: Strategies for Excellence” , Bloomsbury, pp. 310-319
  • Batra, S. (2012), ‘Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Based Development’, Eleventh International Entrepreneurship Forum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 4th to 5th September 2012, pp. 2-30
  • Carrillo, F. J. and Batra, S (2012) ‘Perspectives on Understanding and Measurement of Knowledge-based Development’, International Journal of Knowledge-based Development: Special Issue on KBD Metrics, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-16
  • Carrillo, F. J. and Batra, S (2012) ‘International Journal of Knowledge-based Development: Special Issue on KBD Metrics, Vol. 3, No. 1
  • Batra, S – “Changing value Proposition of the Indian IT Services Industry”, in Garg, P; Gupta, M M; Chakraborty, R K; and Hou, Z G – “Emerging Trends and Technologies in Computer Science and Engineering”, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Data Management (ICDM2011), November 2011; pp. 143-152
  • Batra, S – “Global Delivery Models of Business & IT Consulting Firms: An Overview”, in Ranjan, J; Mitra, J; Chopra, R.; and Puri, S. (Ed) -- “IT for Business Excellence” – Proceedings of the International Conference on “Facets of Business Excellence – Leveraging Information Technology for Strategic Advantage”, IMT Ghaziabad, 4-7 Nov. 2011, pp. 335-344
  • Batra, S & Payal, R. – “Critical Success Factors for Successful Implementation of ICT Projects in Rural India”, in Ranjan, J; Mitra, J; Chopra, R.; and Puri, S. (Ed)– “Facets of Business Excellence” – Proceedings of the International Conference on “Facets of Business Excellence – Leveraging Information Technology for Strategic Advantage”, IMT Ghaziabad, 4-7 Nov. 2011, pp. 478-488
  • Batra, S; Singh, S. P; Payal, R. – “PURA Clusters: Knowledge Villages for Future Generations in India”, in Yagitcanlar, Tan; Fachinelli, Ana Cristina (Ed) – Proceedings of the 4th Knowledge Cities World Summit, Bento Goncalves, Brazil, 26-27 Oct. 2011, pp. 24-31
  • Batra, S & Payal, R (2011) -- “A Case for Defining Knowledge Village as a Unit of Analysis: A Study in the Indian Context”, in e-Book of the Proceedings of Sixth Edition of International Federation of Knowledge Asset Dynamics, pp. 521-536
  • Agarwal, C; Samaria, P; Sarda, P; and Bucha, R, in Aggarwal, R. & Batra, S. (2011), “Supply Chain Management Integration for Commodity Trading Firms”, in Aggarwal, R.; Khurana, R.; & Debnath, N. C. (Ed.) – “Computing, Business Applications and Legal Issues”, IMT Ghaziabad & Excel Books, pp. 384-395
  • Batra, S & Payal, R (2011) -- “Enabling Information & Communication Technology for Rural Development”, in Aggarwal, R.; Khurana, R.; & Debnath, N. C. – “Computing, Business Applications and Legal Issues”, IMT Ghaziabad & Excel Books, pp. 396-409
  • Batra, S. (2009) -- “Strengthening Human Capital for Knowledge Economy Needs: An Indian Perspective”, Journal of Knowledge Management, Special Issue, Vol. 13, Issue 5; pp. 345-358
  • Batra. S & Carrillo, F. J. (2009) (Ed) -- “Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital: Emerging Perspectives”, Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
  • Bounfour, Ahmed & Batra, S. (2009) “Information System Dynamics: An International Research Programme”, Paradigm, Vol. XIII, No. 2, Jul. -- Dec. 2009, pp. 64-68
  • Sahay, B. S.; Gupta, Jeet, N D; Batra, S; Kumar, Sanjay & Kumar, Sushil (2008) -- “Decision Sciences and Technology for Globalisation", Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
  • Batra, S. (2007) -- “Knowledge Management in Development Projects: A Case Study of HIDECOR Project in India”, Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management, Dec. 2007, Vol. 8, Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 55-64
  • Batra, S. (2007) -- “Knowledge Enterprises, Knowledge Economy, Knowledge Divide and Knowledge Societies: A Conceptual Framework”, Global Journal of e-Business and Knowledge Management, Dec. 2007, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 13-20

 

Other Professional Experience

  • Currently Dean Academics and Head ELD at IMT Ghaziabad
  • Held the position of Dean Research at IMT Ghaziabad from April 2011 to August 2012
  • Held the position of Officiating Dean (Academic Administration) at IMT Ghaziabad from April 2011 to November 2011
  • Held the position of Head, IT Infrastructure at IMT Ghaziabad from August 2010 to May 2011
  • Held the position of Area Chair, Information Technology Management at IMT Ghaziabad from August 2007 to May 2011
  • Member of the Curriculum Review Committee at IMT Ghaziabad in 2011-12
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Information System Dynamics (ISD) Project of CIGREF Foundation, France from 2009 onwards
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of World Capital Institute, Monterrey, Mexico from 2009 onwards
  • Principal Investigator of the AICTE Project on Developing a Framework for Flexible Knowledge Management Indices since 2009
  • Have been in Consulting Profession as self-employed with the firm’s name, Centre for Interactive Management India, April 1994 to June 2007
  • Senior Consultant & Group Leader, Tata Consultancy Services, New Delhi, October 1984 to March 1994
  • Faculty-cum-Consultant, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, Sep. 1981 to Sep. 1984
  • Senior Engineer, Bharat Electronics Ltd., Ghaziabad, Jan. 1973 to August 1981
  • Have been a Consultant with ILO, German Agency for Technical Cooperation, Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation, Overseas Vocational Training Association, Japan, UNDP and UNEP, among others

 

Achievements and Awards

  • Dr. V. K. R. V. Rao Gold Medal, 1980 from Delhi University for topping both full time and part time MBA in 1980
  • Prof. A. Das Gupta Gold Medal, 1980 from Delhi University for topping part time MBA in 1980