Dr M Chandra Shekar


Dr M Chandra Shekar

Associate Professor & Programme Head PGDM - Banking and Financial Services


Dr. M. Chandra Shekar working as an Associate Professor in the area of Finance & Accounting at Institute of Public Enterprise. He has written articles in professional journals (The Journal of Management Accountant), reputed Magazines (Forbes India) and business daily’s (The Financial Express & Business Standard). His areas of expertise in teaching and training includes Accounting, Corporate Finance, Financial Modeling using Excel. His research interest includes Empirical research in Corporate Finance and Startups in India.

Prior to the stint with IPE, he worked as an Assistant Professor at NIIT University (ICICI Business Leadership Programme) and trained M2 level Managers of ICICI Bank Limited. Before this, he worked as an Academic Consultant for PGP and PGPMAX at Indian School of Business Hyderabad (ISB) in the area of Finance and Accounting. He has been groomed for a teaching and research career in management at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmadabad as a Trainee Academic Associate.

Academic Area and Degrees

  • Academic Area:Accounting & Finance
  • Degrees:M.Com, PGDBM, UGC-NET, AP-Set, Ph.D

Academic Appoinments

  • NIIT University
  • IIM-A
  • ISB Hyderabad.

Courses Teaching

  • Financial Modeling
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost & Management Accounting

Research Interests

  • Corporate Finance, Start-ups.

Featured work and Publications

Journal Publications:

  1. Article titled “Pandemic, Roadblock, or End of On-Campus Finance Education?”  is accepted for publication in the journal “Management and Labour StudiesABDC – C and SCOPUS Indexed list. https://doi.org/10.1177/0258042X221079464
  2. Article titled “Sustainable Accounting Practices” published in the book titled “Infrastructure Development – Theory, Practice and Policy” 2021 Conference Compendium, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group and Scopus Indexed list. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003311157
  3. A research article titled “Fintech – An exploratory study on its applications” was published in “The Management Accountant” Journal of ICMAI, Vol 57, October 2019, ISSN 0972-3528. http://dx.doi.org/10.33516/maj.v54i10.51-54p
  4. A research article titled “Share Repurchases – A review of the literature study” was published in “The Management Accountant” Journal of ICMAI, Vol 54, July 2019, ISSN 0972-3528. http://dx.doi.org/10.33516/maj.v54i7.85-89p
  5. A research article titled “Impact of CSR on Firms’ Financial Performance – A study of select Indian IT Companies” was published in “IPE Journal of Management”, Volume 9, June 2019, ISSN 2249-9040. https://www.ipeindia.org/wpcontent/uploads/journals/ijm/IPE%20JoM%20(Jan-Jun%202019).pdf
  6. A research article titled “Block Chain Technology – As Ayushman to Government Initiatives” published in “Kaleidoscope – New India Vision 2022Journal of PSUs in September 2018, Volume no.38 No.4. http://www.scopeonline.in/SCOPE-pdf/September-2018-Issue.pdf
  7. Research Paper titled “Block Chain Technology – An exploratory study on its applications” Published in the research journal The Management Accountant of ICMAI in June 2018 issue with the ISSN number 0972-3528. http://www.icmai-rnj.in/index.php/maj/article/view/130712
  8. Research Paper titled “Research & Development (R&D) Investments by Global and Indian IT Companies” Published in the research journal The Management Accountant of ICMAI in May 2018 issue with the ISSN number 0972-3528. http://www.icmai-rnj.in/index.php/maj/article/view/126007


  1. Research paper titled “Covid 19 – A study on the effect on Educational benefits, Issues and Challenges on school Stakeholders” presented in the National Webinar on “Social Sciences Research, Teaching and Learning experiences during Covid 19 pandemic” conducted by IPE & ICSSR during June 24-25, 2021.
  2. Research Paper titled “The effect of Share Repurchase – A Study on Share Price Behavior in India” was presented in the World Finance Conference – 2018 held at Mauritius, July 25th – 27th July 2018. https://www.world-finance-conference.com/conference.php?id=15
  3. Paper presented titled “The effect of Share Repurchase – A Study on Share Price Behavior in India” at IGIDR – IBS, at 8th Doctoral Colloquium held on April 23rd & 24th 2015.
  4. Research Paper titled “A study on Global Accounting Practices at GAIL (India) Limited” presented at RGIPT – ECOES 2018, Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh on 9th & 10th February 2018.
  5. Research Paper titled “A study of Impact of Human Capital on NPAs of Indian Public Sector Banks” presented at “Emerging Trends in Indian Banking Sector Innovations and Inclusions” at the two-day National Seminar held at Osmania University on 8th & 9th February 2018.

MDP / Conferences – Organised: 

  1. MDP on “Financial Models for Sustainable Excellence” on 15th & 16th November 2018 at IPE Hyderabad.
  2. MDP on “Goods and Services and Tax” at IPE Hyderabad on 16th & 17th February 2018.
  3. MDP on “Valuation using Financial Models” at IPE Hyderabad from 12th to 14th July 2017.
  4. MDP on “Valuation using Financial Models” at IPE Shamirpet campus from 4th to 6th December 2016. 
  5. MDP on “Frontiers of Finance” for Senior Executives of IRFCL, New Delhi conducted on 7th & 8th, January 2015. (In-house Program).
  6. Organized International Conference in collaboration with ICPE Slovenia on “Public-Private Partnership – the Need of the Hour” at Hyderabad on 23 & 24th January 2014.


As part of the World Bank Project 2020-2021, developed a course module “Commercial Accounting” to the PDU CTRFA (Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Centre for training and research in financial administration) Himachal Pradesh.  The value of the consulting assignment was Rs.250,000. http://www.pductrfa.in/ 

Copy Rights: 

  • It’s not STEM, It is ESTEEM – License No: 81132/2019   
  • Help Yourself, Sell Yourself – License No:  82465/2019

Publications in Reputed Periodicals / Magazines:

  1. Business Line: 
  1. “NEP should avoid confusing students, creating debt trap” published on 20th July, 2022          NEP should avoid confusing students, creating debt trap – The Hindu BusinessLine
  2. “Middle aged Education” published on 7th June 2022.  https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/middle-aged-education/article65505016.ece
  3. “Teaching technical courses in regional languages will payoff” published on 8th October 2021. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/teaching-technical-courses-in-regional-languages-will-pay-off/article36902600.ece
  4. From tech to manufacturing, Ola’s brave move” was published on 17th August 2021. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/from-tech-to-manufacturing-olas-brave-and-challenging-move/article35962423.ece
  5. Don’t Neglect Public Sector Enterprises” was published on 05th April 2021. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/dont-neglect-public-sector-enterprises/article34247356.ece
  6. Employees need to acquire multidisciplinary skill-sets to survive”, published on 14th   October 2020. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/employees-need-to-acquire-multidisciplinary-skill-sets-to-survive/article32851724.ece
  7. What the Covid-19 crisis means for Indian Startups” was published on 19th April 2020. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/what-the-covid-19-crisis-means-for-indian-start-ups/article31345993.ece

Financial Express:

  1. Machine Learning, AI is narrowing down variation in research outcomes”, published on 29th July 2019. https://www.financialexpress.com/education-2/machine-learning-ai-are-narrowing-down-variations-in-research-outcomes/1658921/
  2. Bitcoin fortunes in Bull Market: What if people shift capital market investments to this Cryptocurrency? Published on 19th December 2017. https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/bitcoins-in-india-what-if-people-shift-capital-market-investments-to-this-cryptocurrency/980580/

Forbes India: 

  1. Can online car sales help beat the auto sector slowdown?” published on 9th October 2019. https://www.forbesindia.com/blog/economy-policy/can-online-car-sales-help-beat-the-auto-sector-slowdown/

People Matters:

  1. “Is moonlighting a facade for laying off workers?” appeared on 31st October 2022. Article: Is moonlighting a facade for laying off workers? — People Matters
  2. Covid-19, Automation and Job Losses” appeared on the People Matters Blog on 8th March 2021. https://www.peoplematters.in/blog/technology/covid-19-automation-and-job-losses-28668 
  3. Why Skill up-gradation is the need of the hour in Indian Banking Sector” was published on 3rd April 2018. https://www.peoplematters.in/article/skilling/why-skill-upgradation-is-the-need-of-the-hour-in-indian-banking-sector-17899
  4. Internship – a safe option in recession” published on 26th September 2019. https://www.peoplematters.in/article/training/internship-a-safe-option-in-recession-23227
  5. Merits of a Human Boss and a Machine Boss” article published on 12th July 2019. https://www.peoplematters.in/blog/life-at-work/merits-of-a-human-boss-and-a-machine-boss-22332
  6. Career Planning – The Startup Way” article published on 22nd May 2019. https://www.peoplematters.in/article/life-at-work/career-planning-the-startup-way-21759
  7. Emerging Technologies – A challenge for the traditional HR Function” published on 28th August 2017.                                                                                 https://www.peoplematters.in/blog/technology/emerging-technologies-a-challenge-for-the-traditional-hr-function-16197

Hans India: 

  1. A Human Boss v/s the Machine as a Boss” article was published on 28th July 2019. https://www.thehansindia.com/business/a-human-boss-vs-the-machine-as-a-boss-550122 
  2. It is time for Companies to Focus on Grassroots for Success” article published on 16th June 2019. https://www.thehansindia.com/business/its-time-for-cos-to-focus-on-grassroots-for-success–538123 
  3. Help Yourself, Sell Yourself” article published on 04th March 2019.
  4. “It’s time for Hinglish and regional languages” article published on 11th February 2019. St https://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Young-Hans/2019-02-11/Its-time-for-Hinglish-and-regional-languages/492441 
  5. “It’s not STEM; It is ESTEEM” article published on 02nd January 2019. https://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Education-and-Careers/2019-01-02/ITS-NOT-STEM-IT-IS-ESTEEM/468129 
  6. Timely need for Value-Based Education” article published on 27th November 2018. https://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Education-and-Careers/2018-11-27/Timely-need-for-value-based-education/448216 
  7. Life Influenced by Algorithms article published on 29th October 2018. https://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Young-Hans/2018-10-29/Life-influenced-by-Algorithms/433322 
  8. Rating Matter in this Competitive World article published on 24th June 2018.
  9. PNB scam, a symptom of a deeper malaise article published on 06th April 2018. https://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/News-Analysis/2018-04-06/PNB-scam-a-symptom-of-deeper-malaise/372116 
  10. Time to Manage Change article published on 01st September 2017. https://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/News-Analysis/2017-09-01/Time-to-manage-change/323271 
  11. Time to take note of looming mass layoffs article published on 03rd June 2017. https://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/News-Analysis/2017-06-03/Time-to-take-note-of-looming-mass-layoffs/304222 

Other Periodicals:

  1. “Thought Leaders and Vernacular Languages” appeared on Atal Bihari Vajpayee Centre for Leadership and Policy and Governance IIM Ranchi on 19th February 2021. https://iimranchi.ac.in/p/thought-leaders-and-vernacular-languages
  2. Interlinking Science and Humanities” article published in Telangana Today on 17th June 2019. 
  3. It’s time to stop India’s Human Capital export to Foreign Firms – DNA Money 17th August 2018. https://www.dnaindia.com/business/report-it-s-time-to-stop-india-s-human-capital-export-to-foreign-firms-2650813 
  4. Going a bit beyond bitcoin buzz to cash in on reality – China Daily 7th August 2018. https://www.pressreader.com/usa/china-daily-usa/20180810/281938838743292 
  5. IPL Franchises and Corporate Collapse – IPE Newsletter, May 2016.
  6. Self-learning through open courseware – Metro India (editorial), 30th December 2015.
  7. H=MC Secret of Success for 21st Century Managers – Business Standard, 26th August 2015. https://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Education-and-Careers/2015-06-30/HMC-the-Success-Mantra-for-21st-Century-Managers/160339  

Dainik Bhaskar:

  1.  लगातार सीखते रहने से आप अपने लिए अवसर बढ़ाते हैं खासकर उनके लिए, जिन्होंने अभीअभी कॉलेजों में प्रवेश लिया है Article published on 16th November 2022. लगातार सीखते रहने से आप अपने लिए अवसर बढ़ाते हैं खासकर उनके लिए, जिन्होंने अभीअभी कॉलेजों में प्रवेश लिया है | M. Chandra Shekhar’s column – By learning continuously, you increase your opportunities, especially for those who have just entered the colleges – Dainik Bhaskar
  2. मूनलाइटिंग के बहाने कंपनियां अपने हित तो नहीं साध रहीं! Article published on 19th October 2022. मूनलाइटिंग के बहाने कंपनियां अपने हित तो नहीं साध रहीं! | M. Chandra Shekhar column Companies not serving interests on pretext of moonlighting! – Dainik Bhaskar
  3. समय गया है स्टार्टअप अपनी रणनीतियों की समीक्षा करें article published on 7th September 2022.समय गया है स्टार्टअप अपनी रणनीतियों की समीक्षा करें | Column by M. Chandra Shekhar Time come startups review strategies – Dainik Bhaskar
  4. तकनीक से उत्पादन की ओर रुख करना जोखिम भरा फैसला है, इलेक्ट्रिक स्कूटर  के जरिए उत्पादन के क्षेत्र में उतरी ओला के सामने ढेरों चुनौतियां हैं article published on 17th August 2021 in Hinidi, Marathi and Gujarati. https://www.bhaskar.com/opinion/news/moving-from-technology-to-production-is-a-risky-decision-ola-which-has-entered-the-field-of-production-through-electric-scooters-has-many-challenges-128825369.html 

  5. बच्चों में स्किल्स के लिए मिलकर काम करना होगा, बच्चों को उनकी दुनिया सौंप दी जाए article published on June 2021 in Hinidi, Marathi and Gujarati. https://www.bhaskar.com/opinion/news/children-will-have-to-work-together-for-skills-children-should-be-handed-over-their-world-128674376.html?ref=inbound_More_News
  6. शिक्षा से जुड़े कई फायदों से महरूम हो रहे हैं बच्चे article published on June 2021 in Hinidi, Marathi and Gujarati. https://www.bhaskar.com/opinion/news/children-are-being-deprived-of-many-benefits-related-to-education-128647325.html
  7. सूूचनाओं का कभी लॉकडाउन नहीं होता, सूचनाओं से अपडेट रहिए, यही तो असली संपत्ति है article published in May 2021 in Hinidi, Marathi and Gujarati. https://www.bhaskar.com/opinion/news/there-is-never-a-lockdown-of-information-stay-updated-with-information-this-is-the-real-asset-128596646.html
  8. ज्यादातर थॉट लीडर्स बात अंग्रेजी में कह या लिख रहे, जिससे बड़ी संख्या में लोगों तक नहीं पहुंच पाते विचार article published in April 2021 in Hinidi, Marathi and Gujarati. https://www.bhaskar.com/opinion/news/thought-leaders-writing-their-words-in-english-it-is-not-reaching-the-common-people-future-regional-languages-128210565.html
  9. सरकार सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र की कंपनियों पर ध्यान दे और निजी कंपनियों को करना चाहिए रेगुलेट article published in Hinidi, Marathi and Gujarati. https://www.bhaskar.com/opinion/news/government-should-focus-on-public-sector-companies-and-private-companies-should-regulate-128285351.html
  10. पहले के दौर के मुकाबले कोविड के बाद अब तेजी से हो रहा है ऑटोमेशनarticle published in Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati. https://www.bhaskar.com/db-original/columnist/news/automation-is-now-happening-faster-after-kovid-than-before-128092180.html
  11. मंदी के दौर में इंटर्नशिप है एक सुरक्षित विकल्प” article published on Feb 11, 2020 in Hinidi, Marathi and Gujarati. https://www.bhaskar.com/opinion/columnist/news/internship-is-a-safe-option-in-recession-126719176.html

  12. नेताओं जनसेवाओं की रेटिंग के लिए भी हो एप” article published on Jan 23, 2020 in Hinidi, Marathi and Gujarati. https://www.bhaskar.com/opinion/columnist/news/there-should-also-be-an-app-for-rating-of-leaders-and-public-services-126579378.html
  13.  ऑनलाइन बिज़नेस मॉडल दूर कर सकता है मंदीarticle published on October 23,2019 in Hinidi, Marathi and Gujarati. https://www.bhaskar.com/opinion/columnist/news/khuli-baat-column-by-chandra-shekhar-on-recession-01671205.html
  14. अनिश्चितता भरेे माहौल में पुराना भूलना और नया सीखना ही जीने के लिए जरूरी है article Published in January 2021 in Dainik Bhaskar. In an uncertain environment, forgetting old and learning new has become necessary to live. | अनिश्चितता भरेे माहौल में पुराना भूलना और नया सीखना ही जीने के लिए जरूरी है – Dainik Bhaskar

  15. सफल करियर के लिए स्टार्टअप के रस्ते पर चले” article published in Hinidi, Marathi and Gujarati.
  16. मानव बॉस और मशीन बॉस में कौन बेहतर” article published in Hinidi, Marathi and Gujarati.

  17. ऑनलाइन शिक्षा के लिए बेहतर आईटी इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर जरूरी, महामारी के इस दौर में महत्वपूर्ण मुद्दा तकनीक के प्रयोग के लिए सबको समर्थ बनाना है article published January 2021 https://www.bhaskar.com/db-original/columnist/news/better-it-infrastructure-is-necessary-for-online-education-127581336.html


  1. ఎలక్ట్రిక్ వాహన ప్రయాణం బళా” article published on 27th August 2021.
  2. మహమ్మారి కాలంలో చదువు సమస్యా” article published on 07th July 2021.


  1. మూన్ లైటింగ్ సాకు article appeared on 5th November 2022.
  2. స్టార్ట్అప్ లకు గడ్డు కాలం article published on 7th September 2022
  3. ఉన్నత విద్యకు ఆయువుపట్టు article published in March 2022.
  4. క్రిప్టోలతో జర భద్రం  article published in December 2021.
  5. డిజిటలీకరణలోసాస్సఫలీకరణ article published in October 2021.
  6. సమాచారమే విజయ సోపానం” article published in June 2021.
  7. మనం మరచిన సంఘజీవనం” article published on 8th June 2021.
  8. ప్రైవేటీకరణయే ఆత్మ నిర్భరతా!” article published on 23rd February 2021


  1. “నైపుణ్యాలే ప్రగతికి సోపానాలు” article published on 7th June 2022.
  2. “పరిశోధక విద్యార్దుల్లో గుబులు” article published on 26/03/2022.
  3. ఇంటి నుంచి పనితో స్టాక్ మార్కెట్లకు కళ   article published on 04/03/2022.
  4. అప్పు చేసి పప్పుకూడు” article published on 16th April 2021.
  5. సవాలు విసురుతున్న యంత్రాలుarticle published on December 17, 2020.
  6. బహుముఖ నైపుణ్యాలతోనే భవిత” article published. 
  7. నైపుణ్య శిక్షణకు నయా వేదిక” article published. 
  8. సంక్షోభం లో అంకురాలుarticle published on April 20, 2020. 
  9. మాంద్యానికి కామర్స్ మందు!” article published on Oct 19,2019.  
  10. చదువుల తీరు….మారాలి నేడు” article published on March 23, 2019.

ETV Debate: ( Pratidwani and Idisangathi)

  1. Participated in a live debate on the topic “CBDCs (Central Bank Digital Currencies), a new initiative by RBI” in ETV.   The debate was held on a very popular primetime program, “ETV-PRATI DWANI“, on 23rd July 2021 at 7.30 pm.  The program was broadcasted live in ETV Telangana and ETV Andhra Pradesh.                                                                                                                                                                 
  2. Participated in a live debate on the topic “Gig Economy & Gig workers welfare” in ETV primetime show Idisangathi.   The debate was held on 28th June 2022 at 9.30 pm.  The program was broadcasted live in ETV Telangana and ETV Andhra Pradesh.

Media Apperances

  • “Indian IT needs to invest in R&D” published on 18th April 2017, The Financial Express.http://epaper.financialexpress.com/c/18405149
  • “Is the taxi-sharing model here to stay?” published on 27th January, 2017, The Financial Express. http://epaper.financialexpress.com/c/16420188
  • “Demonetisation and beyond” published on 6th December 2016, The Financial Express. http://epaper.financialexpress.com/c/15151451
  • “Educating the teachers-what India needs a PPP model in education” – The Financial Express on 7th October, 2016. http://epaper.financialexpress.com/c/13752220
  • “Mind the skills gap” – The Financial Express on 25th August, 2016. http://epaper.financialexpress.com/c/12729014
  • “Capitalising on Humans” – The Financial Express on 16th June, 2016 http://epaper.financialexpress.com/c/16014422
  • “Government must collaborate more with start-ups” – The Financial Express on 13th May 2016. http://epaper.financialexpress.com/c/10274234
  • “E-Commerce on the rise, leading to tax surge, too” –The Hans India, 27th March 16. http://epaper.thehansindia.com/760543/THE-HANS-INDIA/HYDERABAD#page/7/1
  • “Bearish Markets likely see churn in Indian Startups” – The Hans India (Editorial), 19th Feb 16. http://epaper.thehansindia.com/726056/THE-HANS-INDIA/HYDERABAD#page/9/1
  • “Managing 21st-century Startups” – The Hans India (editorial), 30 January 2016. http://epaper.thehansindia.com/706856/THE-HANS-INDIA/HYDERABAD#page/9/2