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Dinesh Kumar

Name: Dinesh Kumar, IIM Bangalore
Designation: Professor
Decision Sciences Chairperson, Data Centre and Analytics Lab IIMB Chair of Excellence


U Dinesh Kumar’s research interest includes Business Analytics and Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning Algorithms, Stochastic models (Reinforcement Learning Algorithms), Reliability, Optimization, Six Sigma and Performance Based Logistics. He has published several research articles in reputed academic journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, Annals of Operations Research, International Journal of Production Economics, The Journal of Operational Research Society, Computers and Operations Research, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering and so on.

He has published more than thirty case studies on Business Analytics and Machine Learning Algorithms based on Indian and multinational organizations such as Aavin Milk Dairy, Akshaya Patra Foundation, Apollo Hospitals, Bigbasket, Bollywood,, Hewlett and Packard, iD Fresh Food, Larsen & Toubro, Manipal Hospitals, Mission Hospital, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Indian Premier League, Shubham Housing Development Finance Company and VMWare at the Harvard Business Publishing’s case portal.

He has provided analytics consulting services to organizations such as Boston Consulting Group, GE Healthcare, General Motors, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Indian Army, TVS Motors, Wipro and so on.

Prakash Singh

Name: Prakash Singh, IIM Lucknow
Date of Birth : 12-08-1972
Age: 45 Years
Official Address: Finance & Accounting Area, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow Prabandh Nagar, Off Sitapur Road, Lucknow, UP –226013, India
Contact Details: +91-522-6966668, 09935488368
Permanent Address: # 52, Tagore Town, Orderly Bazaar, Varanasi, UP-221002, India
Contact Details:: +91-542-2501320


Dr. Prakash Singh is a Professor of Banking at IIM Lucknow where he has been teaching in the Finance and Accounting area since 2006. He is a B.E in Mechanical Engineering from HBTI, Kanpur, MBA from Lucknow University and holds a PhD from BITS, Pilani. He teaches courses related to Commercial Banking, Risk Management and Financing Start-ups. His research interests include Performance and Regulation of Banks, Risk Management in Financial Institutions, Microfinance, and Valuation of Start-ups. His research contributions have been published in various peer reviewed journals including The Journal of Prediction markets, PRAJNAN, South Asian Journal of Management, International Journal of Developmental issues, Vikalpa, International Journal of Financial Services, IUP Journal of Applied Finance, Udyog Pragati etc., among others. He also serves as Independent Director on the Board of NBFC- MFIs and also on advisory Board of UP Power Corporation, PICUP, SIDBI, LMA and many other organizations. He has done various training and consulting assignments with SIDBI, NABARD, UPPCL, PCDF, Indian Army, HUDCO, GAIL, NTPC, BHEL, IRS, Kotak, Maruti, SAIL, MCDEX, ONGC, Indian Railways etc. He is also the Faculty Convener at SCIFI, an IIM, Lucknow - SIDBI/ DFID sponsored Incubation centre promoting Start-ups in the space of Fintech

Earlier he has worked with Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd (Now Kotak Bank) and Escorts Yamaha Motors Ltd. He has also taught at BITS, Pilani before joining IIM Lucknow.

Shankaran Basu IIM Banagalore

Name: Shankaran Basu, IIM Banagalore
Area : Finance


A Brief Profile Employment History: I am currently a Professor of Finance at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM Bangalore) and have been working at IIM Bangalore since 2002. Prior to joining IIM Bangalore, I have worked briefly with ICICI Ltd. in their Treasury Operations; with the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences at the Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK as a Lecturer as well as with the Department of Statistics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, London, U.K. as a Lecturer. Academic Profile: A Ph.D. in Statistics with applications in finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science, London, U.K. in 1999, I also have a B.Sc. with honours in Statistics from the Presidency College, Calcutta, India in 1993 and an M.Sc. in Statistics from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India in 1995. During the course of my dissertation, I forayed into the world of finance and the avenues for the same have been through Teaching, Research and Consulting. Teaching: Post my Ph.D., I have been working in the finance area and have been teaching various courses in financial markets for the last 20 + years.

Manju Jaiswall

Name:Professor Manju Jaiswall, IIM Calcutta
Position: Associate Professor
Academic Group: Finance and Control
Phone No.: +91-33-2467-8301
Contact Details: C 305, IIM Calcutta,D. H. Road, Joka, Kolkata 700104, West Bengal, INDIA
Email: (

Academic Background:

Fellow of IIM Bangalore in 2006 (Finance & Accounting) (PhD), MPhil in Commerce in 1998 (University of Calcutta), M.Com (Accounting) in 1996 (University of Calcutta), B. Com (Honors in Accounting, Shri Shikshayatan College) in 1994 (University of Calcutta)

Courses Taught:
1. Corporate Financial Reporting
2. Cost Management
3. Empirical Accounting Research
4. Financial Statement Analysis
5. Corporate Governance

First rank in M Phil in Commerce from University of Calcutta, Third rank in M. Com from University of Calcutta Associate Professor in Finance & Control Group at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta from 2015 onwards, Assistant professor in Finance & Control Group at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta from 2006.

Manju Jaiswall

Name: Prof. Naman Desai, IIM Ahmadabad
Area: Finance and Accounting
Phone No.: +91-79-7152 4386

Educational Qualifications

PhD (Accounting)

Department of Accounting, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL


Masters in Accountancy

Culverhouse School of Accountancy, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL


Chartered Accountant

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India


Bachelor of Commerce

Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India


Academic Affiliation

  • Florida State University, Accounting Department, College of Business: 2004-2008 PhD Student; Lecturer.
  • Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting, Univ. of Central Florida: 2008-2013. Assistant Professor
  • Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Finance, and Accounting Area: 2013-Current. Associate Professor

Courses taught in Long Duration Programs (2004-2019)

  • Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting for Business Decisions
  • Presentation and Analysis of Financial Statements
  • Internal Auditing
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting (Topics covered: Consolidations, comparison between US GAAP and IFRS and application of cost accounting to real life scenarios)
  • Advance Auditing
  • Costing and Control Systems
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Fraud Risk Assessment and Corporate Governance
  • Introduction to Behavioral Research in Accounting and Finance (PhD course)
  • Introduction to Auditing Research (PhD course)