SH. A. R. KOHLI FOUNDER HONORARY PRINCIPAL DIRECTOR (1997 – 2001) An Alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, Kurukshetra University, and DAV Institutions, along with a rich experience in Industry and Indian Political System, founded the DAV Institute of Management in October 1997 with an intake of 30 students and 6 faculty members in MBA as its flagship programme. During his tenure the institution took a start from a strong foundation and progressed and within a span of four years was educating more than 500 students in 5 different programmes. The Institute also became the first to get ISO Certification in the field of education for its center of excellence. Post his tenure at DAVIM, Sh. Kohli was appointed as the Governor of the State of Mizoram.
Dr. S. K. NARANG PRINCIPAL DIRECTOR (2001 – 2003) An Alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and BHU, along with a rich experience in Industry, became the Principal Director of DAV Institute of Management as a Successor to Sh. Kohli. During his brief tenure of two years the institute commenced 4 new programmes and the no of students doubled to nearly 1000 by the end of 2002-03. Post his tenure at DAVIM, Dr. Narang headed another B-School and is still a dignified and a known personality and is on the panels of various B-schools in the region.
(Late) DR. N. K. SHARMA PRINCIPAL DIRECTOR (2003 – 2014) An Alumnus of DAV Institutions, M.D. University and Punjab University, and with a vast experience in Academics and Administration, Dr. Sharma was amongst the founding members of the DAV Institute of Management, Faridabad and took charge as a Principal Director in 2003. During his tenure the institution witnessed tremendous growth, and manifold developments. Based on the strong foundation laid by Sh. Kohli and Dr. Narang, Dr. Sharma took the institutions to newer heights and just within the first few years itself the institution was providing 20 programmes and was educating nearly 2500 students. During his tenure the institute won many awards including the IMC RKB National Quality award, and was listed amongst the best B-Schools by Dun & Bradstreet and many other reputed rating agencies. The society and the institution lost him following his ill health in July 2014.