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Message from PhD Chairperson

Since its inception in 1970, IFMR GSB’s mission has been focused on contributing to the growth and development efforts in India through research in various areas of Management. The emphasis of the PhD programme at IFMR GSB from its commencement has been on academic rigor, strong foundational knowledge, independent research and scholarship.

Under the aegis of Krea University with its pioneering vision of interwoven learning, critical thinking and interdisciplinary education, IFMR GSB offers an exciting and intellectually stimulating research environment.

At IFMR GSB, accomplished faculty work closely with PhD scholars as partners on a challenging and highly fulfilling academic journey. The PhD programme is uniquely designed to provide students the flexibility to explore their research interests independently in a wide variety of areas and hone them in a collaborative setting.

Through in-depth coursework combined with impactful research, the PhD programme at IFMR GSB is committed to training scholars who become thought leaders and teachers themselves. The alumni of the Ph.D. programme have assumed faculty positions in prestigious academic institutions as well as significant research engagements at think-tanks and corporates.

At IFMR GSB, be prepared to work hard and think harder but also be assured that you will be embarking on a meaningful, rewarding educational experience amidst a thriving academic community.

Vijaya C. Subramanian

Chairperson – PhD Progamme

Ph.D. Alumni

IFMR Graduate School of Business, Krea University
List of Ph.D. Alumni (1990-2019)*
S. No. Name Area Title of Thesis Year Awarded
1 N Chandrasekaran Finance Market Structure and Financial performance – A study of the Indian Cement Industry during 1971-86 1990
2 Sucharita Kumar Finance Corporate Behaviour in Raising Capital – A Study of the Indian Corporate Sector 1990
3 G Ramachandran Finance Behaviour of Share Prices – A Statistical Analysis 1991
4 K Lakshmi Finance Financial Performance of Diversified Companies – A strategic analysis 1991
5 Uma Subbaraman Economics Exchange Rate Economics: Micro Analysis of India’s Exchange Rate Experience 1994
6 S Manjula Finance Working Capital Management: A case study of fertilizer industry in India 1995
7 L V Ramana Finance Initial Public Offerings in India: Analysis of their performance and pricing 1997
8 R Meenakshi Finance Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India (An Analysis of its impact on the Economy and on the Corporate Sector) 1998
9 S K Shanthi Economics Economics of Public Debt: India’s experience (1960-61 to 1990-91) 1999
10 B Gayathri Finance Credit Risk Modeling of Hire Purchase Transaction 2001
11 S Vijayalakshmi Finance Agency Cost, Ownership Structure and Financial Policies in the Indian Corporate Sector 2002
12 C R Aravind Finance Financial Structure and value of the firm – An Empirical study of Indian firms in the post liberalisation period 2003
13 P R Ramakrishnan Finance Corporate Bankruptcy and Restructuring of Firms in India 2003
14 Ponmudi Vasudevan Finance Corporate diversification, financial policies and firm value: An empirical analysis of the Indian corporate sector 2008
15 C A Yoonus Finance Noise Trading Model – Evidence from the Indian Capital Market 2012
16 Surenderrao Komera Finance Essays on Capital Structure Choice and Corporate Bankruptcy 2014
17 Dilip Kumar Finance Volatility Estimation and Forecasting: A Study of the Unbiased Extreme Value Volatility Estimator 2015
18 Khanindra Ch. Das Economics Essays on Outward Foreign Direct Investment from Developing Countries. 2015
19 Swati Dutta Economics Poverty and Vulnerability Analysis in India: An Asset based Approach 2015
20 Jyoti Prasad Mukhopadhyay Economics Interrelated Essays in Development Economics 2016
21 Praveen Bhagawan M Finance Corporate Risk Management: Empirical Evidence from Indian Non-Financial Firms 2016
22 Lakshmi Padmakumari Finance An investigation into the level dependence in the volatility of asset returns 2018
23 Parthajit Kayal Finance Modelling alternatives to market efficiency via excess volatility and mean reversion 2018
24 Lakshmi Viswanathan Finance An investigation into the empirical regularities of stock returns 2019
25 Santosh Kumar Dash Economics Three empirical essays on Inflation 2019
26 Muneer Shaik Finance Robust estimation of volatility using extreme values of asset prices 2019
* The Ph.D. degree was awarded by Madras University