Dr.P.Saravanan is currently Professor in the area of Finance and Accounting. Before taking up this assignment he was briefly associated with central university of Tamilnadu as Professor and Dean, School of Commerce and Management. Prior to that he was a professor in IIM Shillong. His areas of interest are corporate finance, security analysis and portfolio management, corporate governance and project finance. He has published thirty six articles in the Indian and International Journals. Out of which twelve are in B and C category as per the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) classification. Six of his case studies on NSE and BSE listed companies such as Coromandel International Ltd., Premiere Explosives Ltd., Sathavahana Ispat Ltd., etc. were published by Ivey Business School and available in Harvard Business School case repository collection. He is a regular columnist in leading business newspapers like The Hindu Business Line, Financial Express and Mint. He has written three books in the area of accounting, statistics and financial management published by McGraw Hill and Oxford publishers.
He is a member in the reviewer’s panel of a Journal Corporate Governance – An International Review -Blackwell publishing co and member in the Editorial Board of the Global Finance - International Journal published by Australian Finance Association. He has evaluated and adjudicated sixty Ph.D Theses in the field of Management, Humanities and Social Science and Commerce as the Chairman of the panel of examiners for the institutions such as IIT-Madras, IIM Indore, Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani, JNTU, Hyderabad, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka, University of Madras, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Madurai Kamaraj University, etc.
He conducted around hundred corporate training programme on topics such as finance for medical professionals, corporate governance, project finance and data analytics and his client list includes UNDP-India Office, LIC, Oil India Corporation, Indian Oil Corporation, HDFC Bank, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences and leading state and central public sector undertakings across the country. His consulting client list includes Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Department of Public Sector Enterprise, Government of India; Department of food civil supplies and consumer affairs, Government of Assam; Department of Police, Government of Meghalaya, Department of commerce and Industries, Governments of Meghalaya, Assam, Sikkim, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, etc. He is a member of the American Finance Association, Financial Management Association International and American Accounting Association.
He is also a visiting professor to IIM Indore, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, XLRI, Jamshedpur, etc. His teaching feedback ranges from 3.75 to 4.90 out of 5 across all programmes.