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Prof. Sunder Ram Korivi, Dean -School for Securities Education

Prof. Sunder Ram Korivi is an MA (Economics & Political Science) and PhD (Business  Policy & Administration) from the University of Mumbai. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Additionally he is also an Associate member of the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of India and the Insurance Institute of India. He was a full-time faculty member at SP Jain Institute of Management,and later, a Professor and Dean at NMIMS University. He has conducted policy-oriented research for the Central and State Governments. An adjunct faculty at IIM Kozhikode,he has also lectured at IIT Bombay, NIBM, NIA, NITIE, BSE and other institutes. He has guided 2 PhDs, and also refereed PhD studies of several universities all over India. He has prior work experience with Business India  as a Corporate Researcher,Tata  Industrial Finance Corporation as a Merchant  Banker .

Dr. Latha Chari , Professor

Prof. Latha S Chari is a doctorate in Finance from BITS Pilani, Post Graduate in commerce and a FCMA (Fellow member of the Institute for Cost Accountants of India). She has a total experience of about two   decades of which is equally divided between academia and Industry. She started her academic career as a Fellow with IILM, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. Before joining NISM, she has worked with Institute for Technology and Management and ITM Institute of Financial Markets for more than a decade. She joined ITM as lecturer and grew up the hierarchy to become the Deputy Director, heading ITM Institute of Financial Markets. During her academic tenure she has published papers in various national and international journals and has conducted MDP’s in the areas of financial asset valuation, strategic cost management , trading and operations in equity markets, performance evaluation of mutual funds and the like. Her areas of research interests include strategic cost management, corporate valuations, shareholder value enhancement and similar studies. She has special interests in establishing finance labs and design, development and delivery of lab based courses in the areas of banking and financial markets.

Mr.  Akhlaque Ahmed, Lecturer

Mr. Akhlaque Ahmed is an MSc  (Applied  Mathematics) from Aligarh Muslim University and an MPhil (Cryptography) from the University of Mumbai. He has been a research fellow for the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt.  Of India, New  Delhi. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Engineering. Currently, he is pursuing his Doctoral degree in Financial Derivatives from Department of Economics (Autonomous), University of Mumbai. Prior to  Joining  NISM, he  was associated with the undergraduate  programme of the London School of Economics & Political Sciences conducted at Mumbai. He has published three journal papers in the area of financial economics. His areas of interest include Financial Mathematics, Financial Cryptography, Quantitative Finance and Derivative Pricing. He is a visiting faculty at various B-Schools of University of Mumbai and Symbosis International University, Pune.   He has industrial experience as a consultant with PRAXIS Technologies,Mumbai. He teaches Mathematical Finance, Financial Engineering and related subjects. He extensively uses R Language, Matlab, Stata and statistical and mathematical softwares.

Mr. Nitin Tike, Senior Vice President (CPE Administration and E-learning Department)

Mr. Nitin Tike is Science graduate from Marathwada University and Post Graduate in Management from Pune University. He began his career with Bank of Maharashtra in 1984 and subsequently worked with Non-Banking Finance Companies, Brokerage Houses and Training organisations and in academics over a career span of 23 years.During these 23 years he served organizations like Weizmann Ltd., Mafatlal Finance Company Ltd., Mafatlal Securities Ltd., India Infoline Ltd. and Bharati Vidyapeeth. He has worked in the areas of merchant banking, corporate and retail credit, retail broking, training and teaching.

Dr. Rachana Baid,  Adjunct Associate Professor

Dr. Rachana  Baid is  an  M.Com (Gold medallist) and  PhD. She specializes in Financial Systems and Regulatory Policy. She  has  undertaken  consulting  assignments  with multilateral  agencies such as the World Bank  and  has  been a  visiting faculty  at  IIM  Indore  and  SP Jain Institute of Management. She has also served as an Assistant Professor at the UTI Institute of Capital Markets, Mumbai for about a decade.

Mr. Sahil Malik

Mr. Sahil Malik is a Member of Faculty in School of Regulatory Studies and Supervision within NISM. He has joined NISM on deputation from Securities and Exchange Board of India. He holds Master in Commerce and Business Administration. He also holds Bachelor degree in law and pursuing his Company Secretary (Final).  He has been working with SEBI since February 2002 and has worked in the profile of Framing of  Policy and Supervision of all Market Intermediaries, Stock Exchanges and Depositories. Policy, Supervision and market development of Mutual Funds. Investigations and Enforcement related to Securities market manipulations.

He has attended several national and international workshops, trainings and seminars on varied topics.  He is a regular speaker of various professional bodies like ICSI, ICAI, Management Colleges and Investors Associations. He was also involved in providing consultation to certain Asian Regulators on behalf of SEBI. His areas of interest are in the fields of Mutual Funds, Inspection/Investigation/Supervision, Corporate Governance and law.

Ms. Rajani Agadi

Ms. Rajani Agadi has completed her B.Com from Karnataka University, Dharwad and has done her Masters in Business Administration with finance specialization from Kousali Institute of Management Studies, Karnataka University, Dharwad. She has worked for brief stint as officer in CanBank Factors Ltd, Bangalore. She joined SEBI in 2004 as trainee and is currently Asst General Manager with SEBI. She has worked in Investigation department of SEBI for 6 years and in the Office of Investor Assistance and Education of SEBI for 4 years. She worked on two major investor friendly initiatives of SEBI viz, SCORES ( SEBI Complaints Redress System) and SEBI Toll free Helpline. She was part of the team which initiated the above two projects right from the takeoff stage till its final implementation. She has also worked on several other policy initiatives by SEBI for benefit of investors like simplification of norms for transmission of shares, simplification of arbitration mechanism, uniform SOP for suspension and revocation of trading of shares, simplification of investor grievance redress means at Stock Exchanges, initiatives for reducing unauthorized trades, No frills demat account, preparation of investor education material and brochures, etc. She has also represented SEBI in various investor awareness conferences and workshops. Her areas of interests include securities analysis, portfolio management, financial education and wealth planning.

Mr. Jitendra Kumar

Mr. Jitendra Kumar is a BA (Honours) in Economics from Ramjas College, Delhi University and MA (Economics) from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He has done LL.B from Mumbai University and Post Graduate Diploma in Securities Law from Govt. Law College (GLC), Mumbai. Besides, he has also done UGC (NET) in Economics and CAIIB from Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF). Before Joining NISM on deputation, he has worked with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for more than a decade. His work profile at SEBI included Investigations related to securities market manipulation, registration/regulation/ inspection/ policy works related to the Portfolio Manager, Alternative Investment Fund (AIF), Investment Adviser ,Foreign Venture Capital  Investor (FVCI) and Corporate Bonds. He has also worked in RTI Cell of the SEBI and represented SEBI in various matters before Central Information Commission (CIC), New Delhi. He had also worked with NABARD for more than 3 years. At NABARD, he had worked in District Planning Department (DPD) and Micro Finance and Innovation Department (MCID). He has attended many national and international workshops, trainings and seminars. He has also been the speaker of various Regional Seminars organised by BSE and NSE.His interests are in the fields of Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Monetary Economics, Public Finance, Capital Market, Securities Law,RTI Act etc.

Mr. Hruda Sahoo

Mr. Sahoo is an MA in Analytical and Applied Economics from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar and holds a Master Degree in Financial Management from Jamnalal Bajaj institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai. Prior to joining NISM as Member of Faculty on deputation, Mr. Sahoo was working as Assistant General Manager in SEBI. During his tenure in SEBI, Mr. Sahoo worked in Mutual Funds Dept. and Human Resource Development Dept. In Mutual Funds Dept. he has worked in various areas of mutual fund operation and was part of various major policy decisions.

Mr. Nitesh Bhati

Mr. Nitesh Bhati completed his Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) from Jai Narayan Vyas University, Jodhpur in year 2004. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)in year 2006. Mr. Bhati has qualified as a Company Secretary in year 2013. He also completed post qualification course on “Information Systems Audit (ISA)” from Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI). Mr. Bhati is fellow member of ICAI. He is Assistant General Manager with SEBI and presently on deputation with NISM as a member of faculty. During his tenure in SEBI, Mr. Bhati has worked in Corporation Finance Department, Market Regulations Department and Investigation Department of SEBI. He has held several assignments in SEBI including public issues, takeover - open offers, buy back offers, listing compliances, corporate governance, delisting, administration of Stock Exchanges, investigations related to manipulation in market price and financial statements. Mr. Bhati was also part of XBRL project team of SEBI. His teaching interests include Accounting, Corporate Laws, Taxations, Securities Markets Regulations, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Forensic Accountings.

Ms. Prachi Nadkar

She completed her Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University in year 2001. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined SEBI in year 2006.Ms. Nadkaris fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She is Assistant General Manager with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and presently on deputation with NISM as a member of faculty. During her tenure in SEBI, Ms. Nadkar has worked in Corporate Finance Department- Division of Issues and Listing and Treasury and Accounts Division. She has held several assignments including Public issues, Rights issues, Listing compliances, Corporate Governance, Accounting and Auditing standards, IFRS, SCODA Committee and Audit Committee etc. Ms. Nadkar was also part of XBRL project team of SEBI. Her teaching interests include Corporate Governance, Accounting, Corporate Laws, Taxations and Securities Markets Regulations.

Support Team

Rajshekhar Torgal

Deputy Manager, Programme Office

Mr. Torgal is a BBA from Karnataka University with a First class. He is a Post-Graduate in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management. He has a total of 13 years of experience, of which 3 years were in Industry (Sugar Industry) and 3 years as a District Manager in the e-governance project of Government of Karnataka. Prior to joining NISM, he worked with ICFAI University and Pearson education. His experience in the education sector totals 7 years.

Mr. Devanathan Seshadri

Academic Associate

He is an Engineering Graduate in Electronics and Instrumentation and Post Graduate in Human Resources. He has over 4 years of experience in Human Resources and Office Administration. Currently he is associated with School of Securities Education (SSE) as Academic Associate.

Sachin Dhuri

Programme Assistant

Mr. Dhuri is a B.A. from the University of Mumbai. Prior to NISM, he has worked in a telecommunication company.He looks after the day-to-day running of academic calendar for SSE.

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