FTDC has always believed in building its core competence through key partnerships and a collaborative education system. As a result, today, the institute enjoys an unprecedented pre-eminent status as an industry oriented international trade promotion body both globally as well as in India.
The Institute enjoys valuable membership of National Centre for Trade Information (NCTI, Government of India), a source of important trade information extremely useful for our students. In addition, FTDC also enjoys close ties with Mauritius Export Promotion Zone Association (MEPZA) and Trade Promotion Centre (TPC) of Nepal Government.
Importantly, International Trade Centre (ITC) UNCTAD/WTO Geneva, Switzerland has recognized FTDC as an Export Promotion Body in India by including it in the “World Directory of Trade Promotion Organizations and other foreign trade bodies.” This inclusion provides inflow of latest information on foreign trade from different Chambers of Commerce and Industry in various parts of the world, the same being made available to our students. Interestingly, FTDC students have also been selected by ITC for internship at various departments at Geneva (Switzerland), thereby immensely benefitting in terms of higher training in international business.
An autonomous organization, FTDC is governed by an independent Governing Body in consonance with its mission of promoting learning in the field of International Business. The members, apart from being luminaries in their respective fields, are deeply committed to the cause of human resource development through education and training.
The Body comprises:
Professor Satish Kumar, M.A., Ph.D.,
Formerly Professor of Diplomacy Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Dr. K.L. Bhatia, M.A., Ph.D. (International Trade) ( Founder & Chairman, FTDC)
Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi
Dr. Charan D Wadhwa, M.A., Ph.D. (Yale University, U.S.A.),
Former President, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
Professor V.L. Rao, M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.,
Former Senior Fellow, Research and Information System for Non-Aligned and other
Dr. M.K. Pal, M.A., Ph.D.,
Consultant, Arts, Crafts and Cultural Studies
Mr. Vikram S. Nangia, M.B.A. (University of Michigan, U.S.A.)
Senior Vice President (Finance), American Express, New York
Mr. Rakesh Kumar, M.B.A. (University of Rochester, U.S.A.)
Principal, Technology Media and Telecommunications Deloitte Consulting LLP.