Prof. Madhu Veeraraghavan appointed TAPMI Director

TAPMI_picProfessor Madhu Veeraraghavan took charge as the new Director of the T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal, on Monday, April 3. The T.A. Pai Chair of Finance at TAPMI since 2013, Prof. Veeraraghavan previously held positions at the University of Auckland Business School and Monash University, Melbourne. His academic qualifications include a Bachelors degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai followed by a MBA (Finance and Investments) and a PhD in Finance (Asset Pricing) from Griffith University, Queensland. His teaching interests are in the areas of Behavioural Finance and Corporate Finance and his research interests cover Asset Pricing, Behavioural Finance, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance and Funds Management and the interplay between Auditing and Finance.


Prof. Veeraraghavan has been instrumental in setting up TAPMI’s largest finance lab comprising 16 Bloomberg Terminals. He has published over 50 papers in top ranked international journals including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance and Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory. He has also presented his work at top conferences on finance and accounting.


Prof. Veeraraghavan greeted the news of his appointment by assuring to provide his “110% in taking the institute to greater heights”. Dr. Gururaj Kidiyoor, the outgoing Director-in-charge, wished Dr. Veeraraghavan all the very best for his future endeavors at TAPMI while handing over the charge while Dr. H. S. Ballal, the Pro-Chancellor of Manipal University and a member of the Governing Council and Trustee at TAPMI, said that the management will extend their full support to the new Director.


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