Dr. Rattan Sharma has rich experience of more than 40 years in the field of education. During this period, he has worked at various prestigious institutes. Currently, he is associated with Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies- Technical Campus, Delhi as Professor Emeritus and Chairman, Centre for Sustainable Development. He was the President of Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) a body of approx. 800 business schools in the country during 2018-19.
He is an alumnus of Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. Dr. Sharma began his career in teaching in an affiliated college of Delhi University. Later, some of the elite institutes where Dr. Sharma has worked include:
- Indian Institute of Management- Lucknow
- Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon
- P.Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai, where he served as Director of Center of Family Managed Businesses
- Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
- BULMIM where he was the founder, Director; a constituent of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan
- He has also worked as Director of a business school in the private sector.
Dr. Sharma was also EFMD fellow in Manchester Business School, U.K. and worked on ‘Factors Influencing Abnormal Returns on Corporate Equities in U.K’.
He is a member of a number of professional bodies and helps various institutes in their efforts to provide quality and relevant management education. In addition, he was a Visitor’s nominee in Department of Commerce at Aligarh Muslim University, Faculty of Management Studies of Delhi University and was a member of committee of Credit Appraisal and Evaluation of PICUP.
He is a professional trainer and conducts short duration programs for executives at various levels in the corporate as well as Government sectors and helps sharpen their management skills. He has conducted more than 200 short duration programmes during his career.
He was awarded Ph. D on Identifying Financial Variables and their Impact on P/E ratios of Corporate Equities in India by Delhi University. He has written several articles in this field. He was awarded the best article award of the Year by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 1987. He has examined several Ph. D theses submitted to various Institutes/ Universities like IIT-Delhi, Jamia Milia & Delhi. Apart from research and training he has been a consultant to various organizations in different industrial sectors.
He interacts with the industry and government sectors in various capacities. His areas of interest include CSR, Sustainability, and Strategy. Presently, he is engaged in studying the CSR activities in the Indian Corporate Sector.