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Neeraj Amarnani

Neeraj Amarnani
Designation:
Professor (Finance) and Dean (Academics)
Telephone:
91-832-2366884
Email Id:
neeraj@gim.ac.in
Qualifications:
  • Oxford Fintech Program by Said Business School, Oxford University.
  • PhD - Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad, Gujarat.
  • MBA (Finance) - B K School of Business Management, Gujarat University.
  • BSc (Electronics) - Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Profile:

Dr. Amarnani is a PhD in Management (DD University, Nadiad, Gujarat) and an MBA in Finance (B.K.School of Business Management, Gujarat University). He has over twenty-three years of corporate and academic experience, beginning with a few years in the financial services sector with Gujarat Gas Company Ltd. 

Currently the Dean (Academics) at GIM, he has previously helmed a number of academic responsibilities such as Chairperson - PGDM program, Co-ordinator - Curriculum Review Committee, Co-ordinator - PGDM BFSI program launch.

Just prior to joining Goa Institute of Management, he had an eight-year tenure at Institute of Management, Nirma University, where he twice chaired the Nirma International Conference on Management (2010 & 2014). Earlier, he also worked with Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA), as faculty and Chief Project Leader of the Entrepreneurship Development Centre, where he was responsible for conceptualising and initiating the activities of the centre.

Dr. Amarnani's research interests are mainly in fintech, behavioural finance and investments. He has published papers in international and national journals, co-edited four books and has also contributed papers to international seminars. His paper at the Nirma International Conference on Management, 2007 was awarded the Best Paper in Finance and his case study was awarded a ‘Certificate of Excellence' at the Case Chase 2005 competition held by Society of Entrepreneurship Education at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He was also a researcher for the prestigious European Union - India Cross Cultural Innovation Network Project (1999-2002).

Area of expertise:

Fintech, Behavioural Finance, Investments, Financial Modelling using Spreadsheets and Corporate Finance.

Courses offered:

Fintech, Financial Modelling using Spreadsheets, Sectorial Analysis & Portfolio Management and Financial Management.

Also teaches/ taught at:

Institute of Management, Nirma University; Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies; Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA).

Experience:

Research & Publications:

Refereed Publications

Articles

  1. Amarnani, A. & Amarnani, N., Digital Payments: Increasing Significance In The Indian Context. Voice of Research (2019).
  2. Amarnani, A. & Amarnani, N., Impact of Microfinance on poor women – Lessons from Sabarkantha – Gujarat. IIM Kozhikode Society and Management Review, 4(2), 92-105 (2015).
  3. Amarnani, A., Amarnani, N., & Achuthan, S. Microfinance Sector in India: Evolution and Current Challenges. Nirma University Journal of Business and Management Studies, 5(1 & 2), 25-45 (2010).
  4. Amarnani, N. The Disposition Effect: A Review of Literature. Nirma University Journal of Business and Management Studies, 4(3 & 4), 19-35 (2010).
  5. Amarnani, A., & Amarnani, N. Venture Capital Funds for Microfinance in India. Nirma University Journal of Business and Management Studies, 2(3 & 4), 33-50 (2008).

Books

  1. Amarnani, N., & Rijwani, P. (Eds.). Perspectives on Financial Markets and Systems – Market Efficiency, Behavioural Finance and Financial Inclusion. Ahmedabad, Gujarat: Institute of Management, Nirma University (2014).
  2. Rijwani, P., & Amarnani, N. Emerging Paradigms in Corporate Finance and Regulatory Framework. Ahmedabad, Gujarat: Institute of Management, Nirma University (2014). 
  3. Mehta, S., & Amarnani, N. (Eds.) Sustaining shareholder value: Role of investors and regulations. Ahmedabad, Gujarat: Excel India Publications (2010).
  4. Mehta, S., & Amarnani, N. (Eds.) Sustaining shareholder value: Corporate finance practices. Ahmedabad, Gujarat: Excel India Publications (2010). 

Book Chapters

  1. Amarnani, N., & Rijwani, P. Study of Calendar Anomalies in Indian Stock Market. In Perspectives on Financial Markets and Systems - Market Efficiency, Behavioural Finance and Financial Inclusion. Ahmedabad: Institute of Management, Nirma University. (2014).
  2. Amarnani, N. Aadharshila Design Studio. In K. Ramachandran (Ed.), Entrepreneurship Development: Indian Cases on Change Agents. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill (2009).
  3. Amarnani, N. Microfranchising – Market Development with a Cause. In U. Dhar, V. Nath, S. Nair, & P. Yadav (Eds.), New Age Marketing – Emerging Realities. New Delhi: Excel Books (2008).
  4. Amarnani, N. Venture Capital as a Source of Funds for the Microfinance Sector in India. In R. Jain, P. Gupta, & U. Dhar (Eds.), Enhancing Enterprise Competitiveness -Strategy, Operations and Finance. New Delhi: Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd (2007).
  5. Amarnani, N. Comparative Analysis of Mutual Funds and Banks as Financial Intermediaries in the Changing Indian Financial System. In U. Dhar, S. Dhar, S. Bhakar, & P. Mishra (Eds.), Organisational Challenges: Insights and Solutions. New Delhi: Excel Books (2001).