Dean & Professor(Finance)

Ph.D., Delhi University


Dr. Neetika Batra holds a Ph.D. and master’s in finance from Delhi University, and is a graduate from SRCC. She started her career in the year 1990 in Investment banking with SBI Capital Markets Ltd. She was initially heading an equity scheme of SBI Mutual Fund. Thereafter, she was heading a team of Corporate Finance professionals, as Vice President for several years, handling activities like issue management, funds syndication, project advisory services.  She co-founded her own boutique investment banking company in the year 2005, which later got merged with another investment bank. Simultaneously, she started getting involved in teaching and consulting assignments. She has been in the academic world since 2005 and was a freelance consultant, visiting faculty to many prestigious B-schools, teaching a variety of core and specialization subjects in Finance. Simultaneously, she was into designing and conducting various MDPs and corporate training programs. She joined SOIL in the year 2011.

Apart from journal publications, she has also written a textbook on “Investment Planning”. Her Ph.D. and research work are mainly in the area of Priority Sector Lending by Banks in India.


Professor, Finance



Dr. N. R. Parasuraman has 27 years of experience in diverse areas of finance. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries and the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants, apart from being a Law graduate. His Ph.D. was on the subject “Capital Structuring of Indian Companies”. He was the Company Secretary of Federal Bank for 5 years.

He has worked as Finance Manager of KEK group of Companies, Trivandrum and as a Securities Analyst for Joindre Capital Services, Mumbai. He has been in full-time academics for the last twelve years. His special areas of teaching and research are Strategy, Financial Derivatives and Multinational Finance.

He has published 25 papers and concept articles in various journals. He has authored a book titled ‘Fundamentals of Financial Derivatives’ published by Wiley India Limited, which figured in the Business World top 10 management bestsellers in August 2008. He is also currently an Adjunct Faculty at the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.

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Pankaj Vajpayee

Visiting Professor, Financial Institutions and Markets


Experience in the following areas:

Investment Banking including IPO management; Project appraisal and counseling; Credit syndication and Institutional placement; Private placement of Debt / Equity; Corporate advisory services; Asset Securitization; Development of retail network for marketing of various financial products; Setting up of Merchant Banking, OTC and NSE operations; Setting up of consumer finance division; Setting up of a branch offices and establishing them as independent profit centers; Investment Advisory. 

Have been associated with the following institutes as a visiting faculty.Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi & Kolkata, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) – Indore
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) – Raipur, All India Management Association (AIMA),International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, Master of Finance and Control (MFC), University of Delhi College of Business Studies, University of Delhi
He has  conducted management development programs for employees of Standard Chartered Bank, HDFC Bank, DBS Bank, Met Life Insurance, APEDA, MMTC, STC, Indian Oil, ONGC, GAIL, CIDC.
Have conducted training sessions for the CFP (Certified Financial Planner) program
Have conducted various Management Developments Programs (MDPs) on derivatives, commodity trading, risk management etc.


Prof. Nitin Chopra

Visiting Faculty, Workshop on Banking Industry

B-Tech (IIT Kanpur), MBA(IIM Ahmedabad)


Nitin Chopra is currently the Independent Financial Consultant/ Independent Director of Vodafone M Pesa, Vodafone Business services, PNB Metlife Life Insurance.

Nitin was previously the Head of at RBL Bank, CEO of Bharti Axis Life Insurance and Head of Consumer Banking at ABN Amro Bank. Mr. Nitin holds an MBA degree from IIM Ahmedabad, B.Tech from IIT Kanpur.


Prof. Amit Kukreia

Visiting Professor, Wealth Workshop


Amit Kukreja is a Fee-Only financial advisor. He is the founder of WealthBeing Advisors, a financial planning and investment advisory firm committed to transforming the financial well-being of people. He is registered with SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) as an Investment Adviser. He is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (by FPSB India). 

He actively works with media channels to spread the prospects and pitfalls of investments in mutual funds, insurance, real estate, gold and fixed income instruments. He appears on NDTV Profit/Prime shows "Let’s Talk Money", "Manage Your Money", "The Property Show", "Property India", "Paisa Vasool" and "Get Started in the Markets". Amit also appears on Zee Business "Money Guru" show to advise the viewers on their investments. He does the "Money Talk" with RJ Chris on RadioOne 94.3FM, helping listeners transform their financial lives.

Prior to being a financial advisor, he was in Information Technology space for 14 years specializing in consulting & relationship management, account management, delivery of cost-effective, complex, high-performance technology solutions in a globally distributed delivery environment. He has a well-rounded background that supports any progressive organization built on culturally diverse and team-centered operating units with effective business processes. Having lived abroad in the US, UK, & Asia Pacific, he is now settled in Gurgaon (National Capital Region, India).


Visiting Faculty, Accounting

CFA, Cost Accountant (AICWA), MFC


Prof. Vivek Bhatia is a qualified Cost Accountant (AICWA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Licensed International Financial Analyst (LIFA) from IRA (UK), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) from ICMA (AUSTRALIA). He has also done his Masters in Finance & Control (MFC). He has work experience of 8 years in the industry & from the last 11 years, he has been into academics teaching various subjects in the area of Finance & Accounting. He has been visiting various B-Schools & Management Institutions like Management Development Institute, International Management Institute, Fore School of Management, National Institute of Financial Management, IBS- Gurgaon.

His specialization includes Financial & Cost Accounting, Investment Management, International Financial Management & Financial Risk Management. He has taken lots of Management Development Programs for various corporates.