PhD Programme Chairperson's Message

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
IFMR Graduate School of Business, Krea University
List of Ph.D. Alumni (1990-2019)*
S. No.NameAreaTitle of ThesisYear Awarded
1N ChandrasekaranFinanceMarket Structure and Financial performance – A study of the Indian Cement Industry during 1971-861990
2Sucharita KumarFinanceCorporate Behaviour in Raising Capital – A Study of the Indian Corporate Sector1990
3G RamachandranFinanceBehaviour of Share Prices – A Statistical Analysis1991
4K LakshmiFinanceFinancial Performance of Diversified Companies – A strategic analysis1991
5Uma SubbaramanEconomicsExchange Rate Economics: Micro Analysis of India’s Exchange Rate Experience1994
6S ManjulaFinanceWorking Capital Management: A case study of fertilizer industry in India1995
7L V RamanaFinanceInitial Public Offerings in India: Analysis of their performance and pricing1997
8R MeenakshiFinanceForeign Direct Investment (FDI) in India (An Analysis of its impact on the Economy and on the Corporate Sector)1998
9S K ShanthiEconomicsEconomics of Public Debt: India’s experience (1960-61 to 1990-91)1999
10B GayathriFinanceCredit Risk Modeling of Hire Purchase Transaction2001
11S VijayalakshmiFinanceAgency Cost, Ownership Structure and Financial Policies in the Indian Corporate Sector2002
12C R AravindFinanceFinancial Structure and value of the firm – An Empirical study of Indian firms in the post liberalisation period2003
13P R RamakrishnanFinanceCorporate Bankruptcy and Restructuring of Firms in India2003
14Ponmudi VasudevanFinanceCorporate diversification, financial policies and firm value: An empirical analysis of the Indian corporate sector2008
15C A YoonusFinanceNoise Trading Model – Evidence from the Indian Capital Market2012
16Surenderrao KomeraFinanceEssays on Capital Structure Choice and Corporate Bankruptcy2014
17Dilip KumarFinanceVolatility Estimation and Forecasting: A Study of the Unbiased Extreme Value Volatility Estimator2015
18Khanindra Ch. DasEconomicsEssays on Outward Foreign Direct Investment from Developing Countries.2015
19Swati DuttaEconomicsPoverty and Vulnerability Analysis in India: An Asset based Approach2015
20Jyoti Prasad MukhopadhyayEconomicsInterrelated Essays in Development Economics2016
21Praveen Bhagawan MFinanceCorporate Risk Management: Empirical Evidence from Indian Non-Financial Firms2016
22Lakshmi PadmakumariFinanceAn investigation into the level dependence in the volatility of asset returns2018
23Parthajit KayalFinanceModelling alternatives to market efficiency via excess volatility and mean reversion2018
24Lakshmi ViswanathanFinanceAn investigation into the empirical regularities of stock returns2019
25Santosh Kumar DashEconomicsThree empirical essays on Inflation2019
26Muneer ShaikFinanceRobust estimation of volatility using extreme values of asset prices2019
* The Ph.D. degree was awarded by Madras University

Current PhD Scholars

Aishwarya Krishnaswamy

Aiswarya Thomas

Anjali Karol

Ann Mary Jose

Blessy Augustine

George Varghese

Gourab Chakraborty

Gurmeet Singh

Kunal Saha

Mukta Kanvinde

Priyanka Menon

Sruthy Babu

Aishwarya Krishnaswamy

Aiswarya Thomas

Anjali Karol

Ann Mary Jose

Blessy Augustine

George Varghese

Gourab Chakraborty

Gurmeet Singh

Kunal Saha

Mukta Kanvinde

Priyanka Menon

Sruthy Babu