Dr.P.Saravanan is currently Professor in the area of Finance and Accounting. Earlier, 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 36 articles in various journals including ‘A’ category journals, which are ranked as per the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) classification. Six of his case studies on NSE and BSE listed companies 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 Economic Times, The Hindu Business Line, Financial Express and Mint. He has written three books in the area of accounting and financial management published by McGraw Hill, Oxford and Pearson Education publishers.
He has evaluated and adjudicated eighty seven 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, XLRI Jamshedpur, Birla Institute of Technology Pilani, JNTU Hyderabad, Visvesvaraya Technological University, 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 an Independent Director in the Board of Directors of Tamil Nadu Small Industries Development Corporation Ltd. He is an associate member of the Institute of Financial Accountants UK and Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) Australia.
He is also a visiting professor to IIM Indore, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, XLRI, Jamshedpur, etc. His teaching feedback ranges from 3.80 to 4.93 out of 5, across all programmes.