Col K.Kataria (Sena Medal) Founder and Director, SSMENTORS is an Infantry officer, who served the Indian Army for twenty years in a variety of functions and roles. In his long affair with HR (Human Resources), he conceptualized a new paradigm of training youth for Selection in Armed forces.
He is a trained and certified Psychologist by the (Defence Institute of psychological research, New Delhi). He is a qualified human behaviour analyst and evaluator of personality profile of candidates seeking selection as officers in the Indian Armed Forces. He has acquired immense experience in assessment and as a psychologist at the 14 SSB, Allahabad one of the largest Service Selection Boards in India and has assessed over 3000 candidates. Later, he served as Joint Director Recruitment (Officer Selection) at Army Headquarters, New Delhi and was responsible for all the ten Service Selection Boards and handled entire process of officers selection. He has nurtured young talent to become leaders of the Armed Forces as an Instructor at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.
Col K. Kataria is an MBA (Human Resources) from Symbiosis University, Pune and hold a degree Masters in Psychology. He is a certified and trained assessor and skill personality profile evaluator through Projective Techniques (TAT,WAT,SRT) from DIPR and Psychometric Testing, IP University Delhi . He has been trained and certified as Counsellor by DIPR. He did his certified course in Training and Development from MDI, Gurgaon. He has also done certified course in Safety and Security Management from International Institute of Safety and Security Management.
He is empanelled as an Assessor (Behaviour Assessment) with KPMG Assessment Centre/Development and conducted more than 100 Assessment Centres for national and international clients. He is an outbound facilitator and conducted outbound team building programme for corporate sector, schools, colleges and communities.
Col Kataria was bestowed with the SENA MEDAL for gallant act. He is a keen sports – person.