Puran Singh

EDUCATION

2013 Ph.D, Finance, University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh

2009 NET-JRF, University Grants Commission

2008 MBA, Finance, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla

2006 B.Com, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla (Gold Medal)

EMPLOYMENT

2015-Present Assistant Professor, Finance, IIT Mandi, Himachal Pradesh

2014-2015 Assistant Professor, Finance, BITS-Pilani, KK Birla Campus, Goa

2013-2014 Research Associate, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

2012-2013 Academic Associate, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

2012 Senior Research Fellow, University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh

2009-2012 Junior Research Fellow, University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

Financial Inclusion: Challenges in business correspondent model of banking, Aadhaar and Financial inclusion

Entrepreneurship: Startup selection in incubators, Startup decision making

FELLOWSHIPS

Fellow, Digital Research Identity Initiative, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, April 2018-Present

COURSES

HS205 Financial Accounting, Aug 2016, 2017, 2018

HS450 Financial Management, Aug 2015, Feb 2016, Feb 2017

HS650 Statistical Methods, Feb 2017, Feb 2018

HS304 Organizational Management, Feb 2018

HS510 Essentials of Entrepreneurship, Aug 2018

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

"M Power Micro Finance: Early Battle for Survival” (with Bang, Nupur P. and Vishwanathan B.), Ivey Publishing, 9B15M120, Jan 2016, 10p, https://www.iveycases.com/ProductView.aspx?id=76011

‘‘Prosharpe Wealth Management’’, (with Bang, Nupur P, and Chakrabarti, R.), ET Cases, 2015, 17p, http://www.etcases.com/prosharpe-wealth-management-financial-management.html

“India’s Passion for Gold: Velvetcase” (with Bang, Nupur P. and Kuriyan, Vikram), ISB Case Series, Harvard Business Publishing, ISB035-PDF-ENG, Sep 2014, 18p

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“The Gold Story” (with Bang, Nupur P. and Kuriyan, Vikram), ISB Case Series, Harvard Business Publishing, ISB037-PDF-ENG, Sep 2014,

http://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cb/web/product_detail.seam;jsessionid=0D5A6705987805E97C1386D4A0D9E10C?E=5078542&R=ISB037-PDF-ENG&conversationId=2916449

“Gold as an asset class” (with Bang, Nupur P. and Kuriyan, Vikram), ISB Case Series, Harvard Business Publishing, ISB038-PDF-ENG

http://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cb/web/product_detail.seam;jsessionid=0D5A6705987805E97C1386D4A0D9E10C?E=5078541&R=ISB038-PDF-ENG&conversationId=2916449

"Krishna Bhima Samruddhi Local Area Bank (KBSLAB): A Decade Review", (with Bang, Nupur P, Bhattacharjee, K., and Chakrabarti, R.), ISB Case Series, Harvard Business Publishing, ISB018-PDF-ENG, June 2013, 24p, http://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cb/web/product_detail.seam;jsessionid=082168063298CF6EE75482D40B43370D?E=4800835&R=ISB018-PDF-ENG&conversationId=408877

“A Note on Evolution and Growth of Microfinance”, (with Bang, Nupur P, Bhattacharjee, and Chakrabarti, R.), ISB Case Series, Harvard Business Publishing, ISB020-PDF-ENG, June 2013, 6p, http://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cb/web/product_detail.seam;jsessionid=082168063298CF6EE75482D40B43370D?E=4800851&R=ISB020-PDF-ENG&conversationId=408877

“An Empirical Analysis of Disclosure and Performance of Indian Microfinance Institutions”, (with Singh, K.), Panjab University Research Journal, 38 (1&2), 107-122, April-Oct 2011

“Performance of Regulated Microfinance Institutions: Empirical Analysis of Indian Microfinance Industry”, Inclusive Growth and Microfinance Access, Macmillan Publishers, New Delhi, January 2011 (Proceedings of Conference on Inclusive Growth and Microfinance Access, Banaras Hindu University).

LIST OF CONFERENCE PAPERS

“Funding Structure and Performance of Microfinance Institutions in India: An Empirical Analysis of Indian Microfinance Institutions”, International Conference on India in an era of global uncertainties: issues, opportunities & challenges, Gian Jyoti Institute of Management Studies, Mohali, Apr 7, 2012

“Evaluation of Microfinance Delivery Mechanisms: A Study of Indian Microfinance Industry”, UGC- sponsored National Seminar on global supply chain management: challenges and prospects, University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Mar 19, 2012

“Role of External Governance in Development of Microfinance Industry: An Empirical Analysis of Indian Microfinance Institutions”, National Seminar on Economic reforms: an unfinished agenda, GGDSD College, Chandigarh, Feb 11, 2012

“Ethical Issues in Governance of Shareholder Funded Model of Microfinance”, International conference on business ethics and human values, University Business School, Panjab University, Dec 22-23, 2010

“Skills Gap Analysis” (With Saini, Gagan), International conference on management and valuation of intangibles, University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Dec 23-24, 2009

ARTICLES IN POPULAR PRESS

“The untold coal story: Jharkhand’s cycle pullers work for pittance”, (with Bang, Nupur. P), Firstpost.com, Nov 12, 2013

“Duvvuri Subbarao: Green horn that locked horns”, (with Bang, Nupur P.), Business Section, Rediff.com, September 11, 2013

“Punishing India’s love of gold will not yield result” (with Bang, Nupur P.), Beyond Bricks, Financial Times, September 10, 2013

“Why is gold so dear to everyone?” (with Bang, Nupur P.), Business Section, Rediff.com, August 29, 2013

"The Coal Plight of India", (with Bang, Nupur P.), Global Association of Risk Professionals, January 23, 2014

"Why India can't do away with taxes", (with Bang. Nupur P.), Business Section, Rediff.com, June 10, 2014

AWARDS

• Award for "Excellence in Teaching" for 2016-17 at Indian Institute of Technology Mandi

• Awarded “Excellent Contribution by an Academic Associate” for 2012-13 at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

• Awarded UGC-Senior Research Fellowship at University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh, April 2012

• Awarded UGC-Junior Research Fellowship at University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh, April 2010

Gold Medal, B.Com, Himachal Pradesh University, 2006