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A seasoned professional in the area of Quantitative Finance, Dr. Samir has more than 13 years of experience in industry and 8 years in academia.

He has an M.S. in Mathematical Finance from Columbia University, New York, a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A. and is also a recipient of the Junior Research Fellowship (NET) from the University Grants Commission which he received soon after his master’s in Physics from the University of Delhi. He has a bachelor’s in Physics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.

Dr. Ranjan has over ten years of experience in the financial industry and three years in the area of Decision Sciences in the U.S. Before joining the IFMR Graduate School of Business, Dr. Ranjan was the Dean (Academics) at the IFIM Business School, Bangalore. Earlier he was a faculty at the O. P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat where he designed the five-year Integrated BBA-MBA Program from scratch and launched and managed all operational aspects for three years while the Program evolved and matured.

Dr. Ranjan is well known and sought after for his expertise in his niche area of Mathematical Finance. He was invited by CRISIL in early 2018 for a three-month consultancy, where he worked with a team engaged in Quantitative Research, providing them valuable guidance and leadership.

Courses Taught at IFMR GSB

Advanced Derivatives

Current Research Interests

Centering on the area of Mathematical Finance, Dr. Ranjan’s interests include application of Stochastic Calculus, Econometrics and Numerical Methods to asset pricing in the area of Fixed Income, Fixed Income Securities, Computational Finance and Econometrics.