Dr Naresh Sachdev


Dr Naresh Sachdev - Director cum Principal

Dr. Naresh Sachdev is currently working as Professor cum Director at Punjab College of Technical Education, Baddowal and along with this eminent role in academics, he is currently the Chair of Student Forum Joint Secretary at Ludhiana Management Association affiliated unit of All India Management Association, New Delhi. With over an entrepreneurial experience of more than three decades, Dr. Naresh Sachdev possesses comprehensive expertise in Sales, Marketing, Customer Relations, Industry Knowledge, Product Expertise, Operational Management, Human Resource Management, Finance, and Accounting.
He has held prominent leadership roles in the Fastener Manufacturer Association of India (FMAI) for 25 years, representing the association on both national and international platforms. Armed with an MBA in Management, Dr. Sachdev is driven to excel in sales, marketing, and operations, aiming to bring his extensive experience to new challenges. Dr. Sachdev is proudly a tinkerpreneur and a Mentor for Change at NITI Aayog, New Delhi and has also been conferred with the title of GEMS of MENTOR India by Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) 2023-2024.


  • Owner, Manufacturing Enterprise (30 Years): Dr. Sachdev directed a fastener manufacturing unit specializing in iron and steel materials, located in Focal Point, Ludhiana. He managed a business with a turnover of INR 8/10 Crores, overseeing all aspects of operations including manpower management, sales generation, and customer management across India. He implemented cost-cutting measures and value-adding processes to enhance margins and ensure quality products.
  •  Professor & Director, PCTE Group of Institutes (8 Years): As a professor in Business Management since 2015, and recently promoted to Director, Dr. Sachdev has combined theoretical knowledge with practical entrepreneurial experience to enhance the educational experience for students. His role involves academic leadership, curriculum development, and fostering an environment of practical learning.

Education Qualification

  • PhD in Management CT University Ludhiana (2022)
  • MBA in Marketing/Statistics Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (1987)
  • BSc (Honours) Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (1983)

Leadership, Initiatives & Accolades

  • Chair Student Forum at Ludhiana Management Association: Held this post since 2024 and actively liasioning with different educational institutions for certain management and entrepreneurial activities under the association.
  • Vice President, General Secretary, and Finance Secretary of FMAI: Dr. Sachdev held these positions for a combined total of 25 years, playing a crucial role in driving strategic initiatives, policy advocacy, and industry representation.
  • Lectures and Delegations: Dr. Sachdev delivered lectures on MSME topics under the STEP (GNDEC) EDP program by Punjab Government and at the Beijing Chamber of Commerce in China. He led a delegation of 30 fastener manufacturers to China under an International Exchange Program, facilitating cross-border industry collaboration. Delivered Guest Lectures on Fintech at IUBH Germany & on Entrepreneurship at Tribhuvam University Kathmandu Nepal.
  • Committee Memberships: Dr. Sachdev served on the State Level Banking Committee for 10 years and held memberships in various industry and commerce associations, including the Chamber of Industrial Commerce, FASSI, FOPSIA, and the Poly House Association of India.

Recognitions fostering Start-ups & Entrepreneurship

  • Business Coach: Dr. Sachdev provides mentorship to student entrepreneurs under the Business Blasters Delhi and Punjab Government initiatives, contributing to the growth of the next generation of business leaders.
  • Mentor of Change, NITI AAYOG: Selected as a mentor to support innovation and entrepreneurship through the Atal Innovation Mission, Dr. Sachdev earned accolades such as GEM of Mentor India and Bronze Level Mentor by AIM.
  • Advisory Roles: Dr. Sachdev is a renowned member of the Board of Advisors at Young Entrepreneurs School DCM (YES DCM) Group of Schools, participating in programmes promoting entrepreneurship and start-up growth. Dr. Sachdev reviews several papers in entrepreneurship and general management as an Editor & Advisory Member of major national and international publications. As an industrial partner, he selects ambitious startups for Punjab Agri business incubator PAU Ludhiana under Ministry of Agriculture and farmer welfare.

Reviewer/Board Member of Journals

  • Editor in chief NOLEGEIN Journal of Entrepreneurship, Planning, Development and Management.
  • Convener PCTE-ICMR 2024 12th International Multidisciplinary Conference on Confluence of Fields for a Resilient World: Bridging Research & Action Organized by PCTE Group of Institutes Ludhiana.
  • Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Accounting, Finance and Risk Management (IJAFRM) ISSN Print: 2578-9368; ISSN Online: 2578-9376.
  • Appointed as Editor of editorial board member of “Journal of Advanced Education and Sciences” E-ISSN:2583-2360.
  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Economics & Finance Research (JEFR).
  • Associate Editor for the journal of Sarcouncil Journal of Economics and Business Management ISSN:2945-3593
  • Reviewer in Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (ISSN: 2349-5162).
  • Reviewer in Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology (ISSN: 2320-7027).
  • Reviewer in Journal of Global Economics, Management and Business Research (ISSN: 2454-2504).
  • Reviewer in South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics (ISSN: 2581-821X).
  • Received certificate of Excellence in reviewing in Journal of Economics, Management and Trade in 2022 (ISSN: 2456-9216).
  • Reviewer in International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts IJCRT ( (ISSN: 2320-2882).
  • Reviewer in Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies (ISSN: 2581-6268).
  • Editorial Board of journal Annals of Statistical Data (ASD). and more..




  • Dr. Sachdev has authored numerous research papers on topics such as fintech, MSME support, digital innovation, and entrepreneurship, published in reputable journals like the Wesleyan Journal of Research and the International Journal of Business Management & Scientific Research, Inderscience Publishers, Emerald Publishing & Taylor & Francis.Notable works include studies on the role of fintech in supporting MSMEs, the impact of digital innovation on business growth, and the future of entrepreneurship and management.


  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sachdev has been featured as a keynote speaker at international conferences, including the Conference on Capacity Development for Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Hetauda, Nepal.
  • Advanced Training: Dr. Sachdev completed Innovation Ambassador training conducted by MoE’s Innovation Cell & AICTE, and participated in specialized courses on Innovation and Entrepreneurship from IIT Kharagpur. He presented research papers at various national and international conferences, contributing to the academic and professional discourse on business and technology.