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Dr. M. Kanchan is a teacher of Finance and Accounting with the philosophy that Business School graduates’ learning should be more application-based than theoretical. Her teaching methodology is largely based on analysis of real-time financial statements of companies and situation analysis to help in decision making. She has conducted several workshops in the area of costing and managerial accounting for mid-level corporate managers and entrepreneurs. Her research interests lie in the area of governance and policy making activities which, during her tenure at Thapar University led to capacity building initiatives of Urban Local Bodies and municipal councils in the State of Himachal Pradesh such as strengthening the fiscal discipline, capacity building of stakeholders etc. During her stint as a Senior Researcher at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, her work pertained to the performance appraisal system of Public Sector Industries in India. Dr. Kanchan is also a case writer and has published cases in international journals.

Work Experience

  • Jan 2015 - Mar 2018

    Associate Professor (Practice) of Finance and AccountingLm Thapar School of managementDera Bassi, Punjab, India

    I was the head of Centre for Learning Resource Development and Centre for Governance in association with Avanta Foundation. Responsibilities: ∑ Taught Corporate Finance and Financial and Managerial Accounting for the MBA program as well as guiding students on Advanced Management Research Program. ∑ As the Head of the PGP, I was in charge of the content development for the courses, conducting examinations and coordinating various academic activities of the school. ∑ As the Head of the Centre for Learning Resource Development, I had the responsibility of developing and assimilating various learning tools like case studies for enhancing the learning outcome and create a repository of cases to be accessible to business schools the world over. ∑ As the Head of Centre for Governance in collaboration with Avanta Foundation, I worked on projects on Urban Governance in respect to urban capacity building of Municipal Councils in Himachal Pradesh (HP). A Report on the efficiency on the municipal council finances has been submitted to the Government of HP. ∑ Conducted two workshops on ‘How to Write, Teach and Publish Cases’ in November 2015. ∑ Conducted a Management Development Program on ‘Strategic Cost Management’ for senior and middle management executives of SMEs of Dera Bassi, Punjab, on 13 May, 2016.

  • Apr 2013 - Jul 2013

    Faculty and Deputy DirectorCentre of Sustainable Business Innovation, MYRA School of Business, Mysore.Mysore, Karnataka, India

    Responsibilities Apart from teaching Accounting and Finance, I was in charge of research projects in the area of sustainable business practices in collaboration with corporations both in the public and private sectors.

  • Jul 2011 - Mar 2012

    Visiting facultySVKM Narsee Monjee School of Management, Hyderabad and Bangalore.Hyderabad, Telangana, India

    Responsibilities Taught Corporate Governance and Business Ethics, Cost Management and Controls

  • Mar 2011 - Feb 2013

    Senior ResearcherCentre for Leadership, Innovation and Change, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.Hyderabad, Telangana, India

    ∑ I have worked on research projects on corporate governance with special reference to Indian Public Sector funded by SBI. ∑ Submitted a research paper on the turnaround of Sick Public Sector Enterprises and build a model for evaluation of their financial performance. ∑ Worked on a White Paper on Municipal Bond Market in India in collaboration with Prof. Rajesh Chakrabarti and Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB, Mohali. ∑ Worked on ‘Understanding Stakeholder Reaction to Police Action in a Violent Mob Situation’ with Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB, Mohali, to Bureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi November 2012. ∑ Prepared a draft paper on ‘Corporate Governance in Indian Public Sector’ and submitted the same with recommendations to ASSOCHAM for their conference on January 8, 2013. Three of the recommendations have been forwarded to the Government for consideration. ∑ Completed a case study titled ‘Coming Full Circle: Leadership and Governance in Indian Bank’ which was presented at NACRA 2012. Boston, MA, USA Oct 26, 2012. ∑ Guided four ISB students on their Experiential Learning Program (ELP) on their project ‘Optimum Owner-Management Distance for PSUs’ with reference to the MoU and the performance of Public Sector Undertakings in India. ∑ Delivered lectures at Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad on Finance to the middle and senior level executives of Public Sector Enterprises in 2011-12.

  • Jun 2008 - Feb 2011

    Associate Professor and Area coordinator—FinanceIcfai Business School (IBS) Hyderabad.Hyderabad, Telangana, India

    Responsibilities: ∑ Taught Accounting, Financial Management and Business Ethics and Corporate Governance Strategic Financial Management and Management Control Systems in the regular MBA program and Financial Statement Analysis in the Executive MBA Program. ∑ Conducted Workshops and training programs for middle level executives from various industries and a workshop designed for the executives of Hindalco, Kollur in 2010. ∑ Mentored twenty seven MBA students on their Management Research Projects on various topics in finance and marketing which has enabled some of them to be recruited by the organizations in which they conducted the research. I have also guided twenty two students in their Summer Internship Programme who were placed in various organizations in Delhi and Gurgaon in the areas of finance and marketing.

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  • Finance + Accounting
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  • Case writing methodology
Bachelor, Masters Degree, CFA aspirant, Startups, Enterpreneurs

Mentoring on project proposals, Business Plans, Preparing working capital worksheets, Methods of raising Finance

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