VishwanathanIyer is a Professor in the area of Accounting and Finance and currently the Dean (Academics) at TAPMI. He has an overall experience of seventeen years of teaching and research across top business schools in India and about three years of professional practice.
His areas of teaching include Financial Econometrics, Quantitative Asset Management, Corporate Finance and Accounting. His research interests are Portfolio Optimization,Earnings Management, Information content of text-based narrative in Annual reports and the role of inspirational potency in communication to stock market participants.His training interests are in the area of Finance for Non-Finance professionals, Financial Modeling with spreadsheets and Time series modeling.
He was a Visiting Scholar at the McCallum Graduate School of Business, Bentley University, Boston. He holds a Masters’ Degree in Commerce, professional qualification of Chartered Accountancy and a PhD in the area of Finance.
He has an avid interest in Vedanta and is in the process of bringing out series of monologues &7 articles to bring to fore the lessons from Indic philosophy to the world of management.
Feels like yesterday, when I stepped into Vivek College in June 1996. Lots of memories are still afresh in my mind and the experiences and lessons to strive for excellence imbibed back still egg me on.
I couldn’t have cleared my Chartered Accountancy alongside my BCom coursework, but for the help and support I received from faculty members. Some of my teachers really went way beyond their call of duty to mentor me not just during those three years but subsequently as well. It is their commitment and passion that led to me pursuing a PhD in the area of Finance and later choosing academics as a profession.
The overall learning environment was so encouraging that I could actively participate in various club activities and inter-collegiate competitions. During my final year, as General Secretary of Student Council, I had invaluable leadership lessons working closely with faculty team and students. I fondly recall and will ever be grateful to the then Principal Unnikrishnan for his mentorship and unflinching support.
To me, the journey with my alma mater was truly a turning point in my life not only in terms of shaping my value systems but also discovering who I truly am!!!