Indian Institute of technology Delhi

Corporate Relations

Corporate Relations (CR) was established in 2016, with an aim to capitalize on the already strong relationship that IIT Delhi enjoys with the Industry and to further strengthen it by facilitating larger IITD-Industry collaborations. We have a high performing team that is actively engaged in catalyzing transfer of knowledge and emerging technologies from academia to industry and leveraging the power of multiple-society connect initiatives to catalyze cross-disciplinary learning avenues and cross-cultural solution building.

In our efforts to rise in a global landscape, Corporate Relations is at the forefront of fostering a sustainable environment for innovation, promotion of entrepreneurship, and towards building a responsive ecosystem to meet these demands in the global marketplace catering to various worldwide industries. We believe, breaking down the silos to catalyze Industry-Academia collaborations is a key to success for techno-solution building.

  • 2017-18 - Consultancy projects 34.26 CR
  • Sponsored Research 417.19 CR
  • 2018-19 - Consultancy Projects 45.73 CRs
  • Sponsored Research 347.52 CR

Message from Director's Desk

"IIT Delhi has always been at the forefront of innovation activities with a focus on the commercialization of technical solutions through patents, start-ups and spin-outs. We proudly publish over 2500 high-quality research publications, file over 150 patents, and are actively involved with many technology transfers every year. We have a strong tradition of product oriented inter-disciplinary research culture and known for our entrepreneurship activities. For example, IIT Delhi ranks #1 right now for the number of startups from alumni and over 50% of Unicorns created by Indians (including NRIs) have come out of alumni of one single institution, that is, IIT Delhi. IIT Delhi has also started 12 new Centres of Excellence in the last 4 years of them 8 are funded by the industries. Our industry support for research is seeing a steady rise. We are working on several multi-faceted activities to develop a more fertile landscape to support innovation and create a positive societal impact.

Industry-academia collaborations provide a great platform to connect resources with complementary interests and needs. We have been traditionally known for our excellent teaching and academic research capabilities. Translational research is fast becoming a norm within the institute. For example, more than 200 of our faculty members are actively involved in Industry collaboration projects and many of the faculty members are co-founders of startups and successfully transferred technologies to industries. Our community is involved in many technical and CSR partnership projects to provide advanced technical solutions to industrial and societal problems. Close linkages with our industry partners help facilitate getting more of these solutions delivered to the society and connect the IITD community with the society at large.

We have been successfully working towards redefining our role from being a teaching-centric institution to an organization that plays an important role in addressing the societal needs and contribute directly to the economic growth of the nation."

Message from Dean's Desk

Our research community is diligently working to catalyse the transfer of technical solutions and emerging technologies to industry and beneficiaries at the grassroots level through corporate collaborations.

Corporate Relations is confident that their efforts to accelerate IITD - Corporate collaboration will help establish long-term impactful partnerships while providing a multifaceted platform to co-develop product and technologies of the future.

Meet The Team

As the Dean of Corporate Relations for IIT Delhi, Prof. Rathore heads the office of Corporate Relations and oversees Industry-Academia collaborations/partnerships for the Institute. In addition to leading the office, he provides guidance in strategizing opportunities in collaborating and is acknowledged for efficiently executing such win-win partnerships for all stakeholders. An acclaimed professional and a devout researcher, Prof. Rathore is globally recognized for his innovative and significant contributions in the realms of Industry and Academia, worldwide. Prior to joining IIT Delhi in 2009, Prof. Rathore spent 12 years working at Pfizer (St. Louis, MO, USA) and Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA, USA). He has authored over 600 publications and presentations in the field of Biotechnology. He has a Ph.D from Yale University, New Haven, USA.

TS Rao

Dr. TS Rao is a former Senior Advisor, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, GoI with 3 decades of rich experience in the field of Medical Biotechnology. He has over 22 scientific publications to his credit and coordinated the development of a cost-effective ($1 /dose) Rota Viral Diarrhea Vaccine (‘ROTAVAC’) under ‘A Unique Social Innovative Public-Private Partnership with International Collaboration’, launched by Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi in March 2015. Dr. Rao has been awarded the PRATIBHA PURASKARAM by the Andhra Pradesh Govt. and the ‘Distinguished Services Award’ during the 5th Annual USA India Business Summit (UIBS) in recognition of his contribution towards the cost-effective ROTAVAC. Dr. Rao has established several DBT’s Autonomous Institutions. He brings together his knowledge, experience, and skills for the ground-up development of Jhajjar Research Park.

Roopam Jha

Roopam has a rich experience of over 15 years in Telecommunications and Media. She has a proven track record in Marketing, Product and Brand Management, Customer life-cycle management, Communication, Digital Marketing, Market Research and Training. She has an excellent relationship and interpersonal skills. Garnered strong analytical, team leadership, problem solving and organizational abilities while working in large organisations of repute like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Aircel, Reliance Communications and Hindustan Times. She has been on a fast track in all the organisations she has worked for and has been instrumental in their growth story. Roopam holds an MBA in Marketing from Symbiosis, Pune and Graduation in Mass Communication. She’s also a loving mother of two, and enjoys music and travelling!

Sugandha Saxena
Project Manager

A new entrant in the academia field, Sugandha comes from a technical background with a work experience in IT sector. She completed her post-graduation in engineering with distinction, and thereafter was employed with Tata Consultancy Services. Her tenure there was marked by achievements in both IT and managerial fields. She worked as a client interface for accounts like Ericsson and Grainger, while simultaneously handling additional responsibilities. Her four year long stint in industry honed her leadership and communication skills, and inclined her towards corporate relations. She has a keen interest in social welfare and event management, and has successfully spearheaded multiple events that included CSR initiatives and learning and development activities. With her right blend of technological know-how and interpersonal skills, she is enthusiastically working towards adding value to industry relations at IIT Delhi. She is also a food blogger and finds joy in traveling.

Rajiv Sharma
Senior Assistant

An engineering graduate with over 6 years of multi-disciplinary experience in academics, industry, research and project development roles. Rajiv has been successfully providing support in management of logistics, collecting data, liaising with stakeholders, writing proposals, maintaining filing systems, execution of meetings, events and project deals, and completing tasks as assigned by superiors. Rajiv's areas of expertise include team collaboration, attention to details, researching, problem solving, business development, connecting the dots, exploration of technologies for improvements in information and project management.

Paramjit Singh
Project Manager

Paramjit is 12+ experienced Certified Product Management Specialist skilled at delivering commercially successful products from scratch. Proficient in driving business results in product development, technical project management, data driven product design and metrics driven business outcome. Armed with strong academic background (EMP from DMS IIT Delhi, PGDM Marketing & B.E.Mechanical), he delivered key assignments in most revered automobile brands like Mahindra & Mahindra, Heromotocorp & Hyundai MOBIS. Extremely deft at collaboration, relationship building, business reports, strategizing and implementing project from conceptualisation to finish stage. His breadth and depth of experience include digital marketing, business development, events management and market research. With a flair in IoT, AI/ML and data analytics, he successfully delivered project on IoT dash cams in his latest assignment.He possesses a good understanding of technology and isskilled in business planning , team management and process management. He is PMP trained and has extensive experience in project lifecycle management.

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