A Founder member of ORF, Baljit Kapoor had his earlier schooling in Punjab. Graduating from Punjab University, he took his masters in Business Administration from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. During his professional career, he attended several Advanced Management programmes at, Staff College, Hyderabad and All India Management Association.
He had a long stint with the Times of India, and served it in variety of positions. He handled several internships in select European and American newspapers and attended International Newspaper conferences. He was Director, The Times of India, Delhi, when he left it in November 1989, to join Observer Group of Newspapers, as its Sr. Vice President.
He served as Director, Times Research Foundation and established Times Centre for Media Studies.
He has been a visiting Faculty at Indian Institute of Management and colleges of Delhi University, besides several Institutions offering communication courses.
He is widely traveled in India, Europe and North America.