Dr.K BhavanaRaj

Brief Profile

Dr K Bhavana Raj, Assistant Professor in the area of Banking, Finance & Business Analytics at IPE, Hyderabad is a prolific researcher and has published numerous research papers and case studies in various journals of international repute in the area of Banking, Finance & Business Analytics. She is also a reviewer for many reputed international journals. Her research interests include Risk Management, Basel, Corporate Finance, Risk Modelling, Financial Analytics, Corporate Governance etc. She has a blend of both engineering and management expertise, holding a B. Tech degree in Computer Science & Engineering, M.B.A and Ph.D from JNTUH. She also has more than four years experience in HSBC Bank. She has qualified herself UGC-NET (University Grants Commission- National Eligibility Test) for Lectureship in June 2011 in the Faculty of Management Sciences -Finance in the First Attempt.

Assistant Professor
Banking, Finance & Business Analytics
bhavana@ipeindia.org

Academic Area and Degrees

Academic Area: Banking, Finance & Business Analytics
Degrees: Ph.D, M.B. A, B. Tech

Academic Appointments

Associated with IBS (ICFAI Business School), Hyderabad and KL University, Hyderabad as Faculty Member.

Research Interest:

 Risk Management
 Basel
 Corporate Finance
 Risk Modelling
 Financial Analytics
 Corporate Governance

Reviewer

 Springer International Conference on “Intelligent Computing and Smart Communication Technologies” (ICSCT 2019).

Workshops Conducted

 One-Week Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on “Business Intelligence & Big Data Analytics” organized by Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, (Deemed to be University, Off campus center), Hyderabad in association with Electronics and ICT Academy (E&ICT), NIT Warangal from 1st – 6th July, 2019.

Articles in News papers

 “Data Protection Bill – boon or bane for digital economy? “, Part -1, The HANS INDIA, Hyderabad Edition, 9th July 2019.
 “Data Protection Bill – boon or bane for digital economy? “, Part -2, The HANS INDIA, Hyderabad Edition, 10th July 2019.
 https://www.thehansindia.com/hans/opinion/news-analysis/india-needs-strong-data-protection-law-expert–541822, 26th June to 28th June,2019.

Fellowships /Awards from Academic bodies / Academic associations

 Awarded the “Inspirational Young Faculty “at the International Faculty Awards 2019, by Amaravathi Research Academy, India held from 16th November 2019.
 Awarded the “Certificate of Commendation” for the Selfless Services rendered in the Profession of Teaching on the occasion of Teachers Day Celebrations at the Lions Clubs International, Secunderabad, India held on 8th September 2019.
 Awarded the “IMRF Best Researcher Award” at the IMRF’s (International Multidisciplinary Research Foundation) 10th International Conference, New Delhi, India held from 26th July 2019.
 Awarded the “Outstanding Achievement Award – 2019” at the 9th International Conference on Agriculture, Horticulture and Plant Science (ICAHPS-2019), New Delhi, India from 27th-28th June 2019.
 Awarded the “Young Achiever” by the Commonwealth Vocational University, Bangkok, Thailand held on 25th May, 2019.
 Awarded the “Distinguished Academician” at the International Award Convention in International Conference on “Emerging Global Merging Trend and its Implication in Social Economy (IC-EGMTIISE)”, organized by HLM Group of Institutions & Global Research Foundation, New Delhi, India held on 18th May, 2019.
 Awarded the “ILDC-AMP Women Excellence Awards 2019 : Management Teaching (Banking & Finance) ” by the ILDC-AMP Women Excellence Awards 2019 is a joint initiative of two leading Indian organizations i.e. International Leadership Development Council (ILDC) – Academy of Management Professionals (AMP) and Institute of Digital Marketing & Business Analytics (IDMBA) , organized on International Women Day on 8th March 2019 at Hyderabad and this event is intended to honor the influential role of women in the making of today’s society.
 Awarded the “Best Professor in Banking & Finance” by the ICBM – AMP ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2018, organized by Institute of Computers and Business Management –School of Business Excellence (ICBM-SBE), Hyderabad, India, International Accreditation from the ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), USA held on 24th November, 2018.

Research Publications (International Journals / National Journals)

 “Sensitive Data using Polymorphic Encryption and Cryptographic Technology”, indexed in Springer and Inderscience publishers.
 “HANDLING CORPORATE CRISIS “accepted for publication in International Journal of Commerce, Economics and Policy, Scopus.
 “Financial Forecasting with Data Science and Machine Learning techniques submitted to Global Business Review, Sage Publications, ABDC-C Category and Elsevier & Scopus Indexed.
 Data Protection and Privacy Preservation using Anonymisation and Pseudonamisation “, International Journal of Business and Globalization (IJBG), 2019. ISSN 1753-3635 (Online), ISSN 1753-3627 (Print). Elsevier & Scopus, ABDC-C Category.
 “Privacy Preservation of Sensitive data using Polymorphic encryption and Cryptographic techniques “, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE), 2019. ISSN: 2278-3075. Elsevier & Scopus
 “Future Trends of Business Intelligence and Big Data Analytics in Ubiquitous Environment “, International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJEAT), Vol. 8 No. 3S, 2019, pp. 773-778. ISSN: 2249-8958. Elsevier & Scopus
 “Impact of Robustness of Supply Chain on its Performance – An Empirical Study “, International Journal of Supply Chain Management (IJSCM), Vol. 8 No. 2, 2019, pp. 290-296. ISSN: 2050-7399 (Online), 2051-3771 (Print). Scopus Indexed
 “A Study on Interdisciplinary Conceptual Integration of Supply Chain Management and Talent Management “, International Journal of Supply Chain Management (IJSCM), Vol. 8 No. 2, 2019, pp. 284-289. ISSN: 2050-7399 (Online), 2051-3771 (Print). Scopus Indexed
 “m-Health (Mobile Health)- An Accessible Healthcare Delivery System “, International Journal of Advance and Innovative Research (IJAIR), Vol. 6 No. 2, 2019, pp. 24-37. E-ISSN: 2394-7780. IF 7.36
 “EFFICIENCY ANALYSIS OF INDIAN BANKS USING DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS (DEA) MODEL “, Global and Stochastic Analysis (GSA), Vol. 5 No. 8, 2018, pp. 541-552. ISSN: 2248-9444. Q2 Journal & Scopus Indexed
 “MEASURING INEFFICIENCIES USING STOCHASTIC FRONTIER MODEL-EVIDENCE FROM THE INDIAN BANKING SECTOR “, Global and Stochastic Analysis (GSA), Vol. 5 No. 8, 2018, pp. 553-560. ISSN: 2248-9444. Q2 Journal & Scopus Indexed
 “The Present Agrarian Crisis in India & Jan Sunwai “, International Journal of Exclusive Management Research (IJEMR), Vol. 8 No. 4, 2018, Special Issue, pp. 152-158. ISSN (Online): 2249-2585. ISSN (Print): 2249-8672. Impact Factor 5.76
 “A Brief Study on Significance of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) in Human Resource Planning “, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS (IJPAM), Vol. 120 No. 6 Special Issue, July 19th 2018, pp. 8143-8154. ISSN:(Online) 1314-3395. Scopus Indexed, Impact Factor 7.19.
 “GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS (GVCs) CHALLENGES IN POLICY MAKING FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES “, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS (IJPAM), Vol. 118 No. 24 Special Issue, April 28th 2018, pp. 1-13. ISSN:(Online) 1314-3395. Scopus Indexed, Impact Factor 7.19.
 “Assessment of Risk Factors in Misappropriation of Assets – Evidence from the Indian Banking Sector “, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS (IJPAM), Vol. 118 No. 24 Special Issue, April 26th 2018, pp. 1-13. ISSN:(Online) 1314-3395. Scopus Indexed, Impact Factor 7.19.
 “ROBOT PATH PLANNING USING OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES “, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS (IJPAM), Vol. 118 No. 24 Special Issue, April 19th 2018, pp. 1-12. ISSN:(Online) 1314-3395. Scopus, IF 7.19.
 “RENEWABLE ENERGY-FUTURE OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES “, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS (IJPAM), Vol. 118 No. 24 Special Issue, April 19th 2018, pp. 1-10. ISSN:(Online) 1314-3395. Scopus, IF 7.19.
 “FORENSIC ACCOUNTING SERVICES IN INDIA- AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION”, Asia Pacific Journal of Research, Vol. 1 Special Issue No. 6, February 2018, pp. 102-110. ISSN:(Print) 2320-5504. ISSN: (Online) 2347-4793.Impact Factor 6.58.
 AUGMENTED WORKFORCE- THE FUTURE OF WORK”, Asia Pacific Journal of Research, Vol. 1 Special Issue No. 6, February 2018, pp. 115-122. ISSN: (Print) 2320-5504. ISSN: (Online) 2347-4793. Impact Factor 6.58
 “INNOVATIVE ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR ENHANCING THE TEACHING PRACTICES IN HIGHER EDUCATION”, International Journal of Research Culture Society (2018), Special Issue No. 4, Feb (2018), pp. 142-145. ISSN: 2456-6683. IF 3.5
 “Pedagogy and Andragogy: The Significant Theories of Learning”, International Journal of Research Culture Society (2018), Special Issue No. 4, Feb (2018), pp. 240-243. ISSN: 2456-6683. IF 3.5
 “Demonetization and Its Impact on the Indian Economy”, IOSR (International Organization of Scientific Research) Journal of Business and Management (IOSR-JBM) (2017), Vol. No. 5 (2017), pp. 12-19. p-ISSN: 2319-7668, e-ISSN: 2278-487X. Listed in SCOPUS. Impact Factor 3.52
 “Ukraine Crisis 2014 – An Evaluation of the Probability of Default (PD) Estimates”, International Journal of Applied Sciences and Management (IJASM), Vol. No. 1, Issue No. 2 (2016), pp. 117-137. ISSN: 2413-3396.Listed in SCOPUS. Impact Factor 3.52
 “Managing Non-Financial Risks – Impact on Business & Growth”, SCMS Journal of Indian Management (Embedded in Cabell’s Directory, EBSCO, Ulrichs & ProQuest.), Vol. No. 10, Issue No. 4 (October – December 2013), pp. 63-74. ISSN: 0973-3167. IF=1.1
 “Demystifying Risk Management – Implications on Business and Growth “, GJMBR (Global Journal of Management and Business Research), (2013), Vol.13, Issue No.8, Version 1.0, pp. 41-46. ISSN: 0975-5853 (Print) ISSN: 2249-4588 (Online). SCOPUS. The Aptitude Flux (AF) of Global Journals is 85% of the Year 2012-2013.
 “Skill Levels in Risk Management: Training in Credit Risk – A Comparative Study of Indian Banks and Foreign Banks”, GJMBR (Global Journal of Management and Business Research: C- Finance),(2013) , Vol.13, Issue No.7,Version 1.0,pp. 41-46. ISSN: 0975-5853 (Print) ISSN: 2249-4588 (Online). Listed in SCOPUS. The Aptitude Flux (AF) of Global Journals is 85% of the Year 2012-2013.

Case Studies Authored & Published

 “Sustainable Tourism Laboratory – An Innovative Method to Empower Tourism”, under the Book titled “Innovations and Sustainable Growth in Business Management – Opportunities & Challenges” by MANUU, Hyderabad, 2019, pp. 80-96.ISBN:978-81-940756-3-9.
 “A Case on A.G.S.E.P (Asian-German Sports Exchange Program)”, under the Book titled “RETHINKING BUSINESS IN DIGITAL ERA : A Case Study Approach” by ICBM-School of Business Excellence, Hyderabad, December 2018, pp. 40-51. ISBN:978-93-88237-36-9.
 “Social Media – Risk Management in a Web – Enabled World”, International Journal of Research in Engineering, IT and Social Sciences (IJREISS), Vol. 08 Special Issue, May 2018, pp. 8-12. ISSN:(Online) 2250- 0588. Impact Factor 6.5.
 “The Audit Practices of an Automobile Franchise – A Case Study”, Journal of Global Management Outlook (JGMO) (2017), Vol. No. 1, Issue No. 11, January -June (2017), pp. 70-75. ISSN: 2277-3789.Listed in SCOPUS, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ORGANIZED RESEARCH (I2OR), Impact Factor 3.01
 “Security in Social Media: Risk and Human Rights”, under the Book titled “Digital Innovation: Meeting the Business Challenges” by SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management) Hyderabad and FMA DIGITAL, Feb’ 2018, pp. 238-247. ISBN:978-93-86724-54-0.

Articles/Chapters published in Book

 “Opinion Mining Techniques- A Review”, under the Book titled “ICRTEMMS (1st International Conference on Recent Trends in Engineering, Materials, Management and Sciences) Conference Proceedings through INGENTA CONNECT [Ingenta Connect from Ingenta – http://www.ingentaconnect.com (Online) – SCOPUS INDEXED]” by Swarna Bharathi lnstitute of Science and Technology, Khammam, Telangana ,2018, pp. 539-545. ISBN: 978-93-53213-84-8.
 “Smart Grid Technology for Smart Homes — Risks and Benefits”, under the Book titled “ICRTEMMS (1st International Conference on Recent Trends in Engineering, Materials, Management and Sciences) Conference Proceedings through INGENTA CONNECT [Ingenta Connect from Ingenta – http://www.ingentaconnect.com (Online) – SCOPUS INDEXED]” by Swarna Bharathi lnstitute of Science and Technology, Khammam, Telangana State, India ,2018, pp. 634-640.ISBN: 978-93-53213-84-8.
 “E-learning –Virtual Learning Environment and Learning Style Preferences in India”, under the Book titled “Digital Innovation: Meeting the Business Challenges” by SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management) Hyderabad and FMA DIGITAL, February 2018, pp. 87-94.ISBN: 978-93-86724-54-0.
 “The Concept of Applying Data Mining in the Banking Sector”, in the Proceedings of SAMAROH 2018 Two Days International Conference on “DIGITILISATION OF BUSINESS & ANALYTICS – A KEY DRIVER IN THE PARADIGM SHIFT “, 2017, pp. 68-76.ISBN: 978-81-905242-0-1.

Paper Presentations (International Conferences/ National Seminars)

 “Testing the efficacy of Healthcare Information Systems (HIS) using Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT)”, in 4th IIMA International Conference on “Advances in Healthcare Management Services”, organized by IIMA, India held during 16th and 17th February, 2019.
 “A Study on Interdisciplinary Conceptual Integration of Supply Chain Management and Talent Management”, in International Conference on “Management, Sciences, Engineering and Applications (ICMSEA – 2018)”, organized by Baba Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS), Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India in association with Centurion University, A.P-Odisha, University of Perpetual Help System, Philippines and Kaziranga University, Assam held during 20th,21st and 22nd December, 2018.
 “Measuring Inefficiencies using Stochastic Frontier Model- Evidence from the Indian Banking Sector “, in 12th International Conference on “Economics, Business and Management [ICEBM-2018]”, organized by Academic Research Foundations, New Delhi, India held at Venue: The Jayakarta Bali Beach Resort, Bali, Indonesia during 14th-15th October, 2018.
 “A brief study on factors influencing Quality of Work Life “, in 2nd International Conference on “Recent Trends in Science Technology and Management (RTSTM 2K18)”, organized by KIET School of Management, KIET Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad, U.P, India in collaboration with SWOSU (Southwestern Oklahoma State University), USA held during 20th-21st April, 2018.
 “Women Entrepreneurship Challenges – Determinants “, in “The Entrepreneurial Hexagon- A Theoretical Framework”, organized by Department of Commerce, Pondicherry University in association with ICSSR Southern Regional Centre & Entrepreneurship Development Cell, Government of Puducherry held during 26th-27th March, 2018.
 “Smart & Safe Banking – A Study of Impact of Data Analytics on Banking “, in Samaroh 2018-International Conference on “DIGITISATION OF BUSINESS & ANALYTICS – A KEY DRIVER IN THE PARADIGM SHIFT”., organized by Siva Sivani Institute of Management (SSIM), Hyderabad, India in Collaboration with LINCOLN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, Malaysia held during 11th & 12th February, 2018.

Workshops Attended

 One-Week Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on “Business Intelligence & Big Data Analytics” organized by Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, (Deemed to be University, Off campus center), Hyderabad in association with Electronics and ICT Academy (E&ICT), NIT Warangal from 1st – 6th July, 2019.
 One-Week FDP on “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning using Python” organized by Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Off campus center, Hyderabad in association with Electronics and ICT Academy, NIT Warangal from 24th – 29th June 2019.
 Three-Week FDP on “Faculty Induction Training Program supported by MHRD, under the scheme PMMMNMTT (Pandit Madam Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Training)” organized by TLC (Teaching Learning Centre, IITH (Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad) from 11th June 2018 to 30th June 2018.
 Five-Day FDP on “Structural Equation Modelling: Testing Mediation and Moderation Models” organized by School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad on 16th May to 20th May 2018.
 Three-Day FDP on “Statistical model building using R” organized by School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad on 4th May to 6th May 2018.
 Three-Day FDP on “Financial Modelling using Microsoft Excel” organized by School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad on 6th April to 8th April 2018.

Invited for Lectures

 Resource Person & Delivered a Lecture on “Research Methodology – A Case Study of Competency Management in State Designs Organization of AP”, an AICTE sponsored STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME on “DEVELOPING RESEARCH SKILLS IN MANAGEMENT SCHOLARS”, organized by Department of Management Studies, GOKARAJU RANGARAJU INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (GRIET), Autonomous Institute under JNTUH, Hyderabad, Bachupally, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, India held during 2nd – 16th May, 2012.

Invited for Lectures

 Professional Training Programs
 Certified expert on “Six Sigma” & successfully obtained certification on “Six Sigma Green Belt Certification by Benchmark Six Sigma”, organized and conducted by “Six Sigma” on December 1st, 2008.
 Participated in One-day workshop on Soft skills for Personality development conducted by TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad.
 Participated in Two-day workshop on Commodities Trading conducted by Karvy Comtrade Ltd., Hyderabad.

Membership of Professional Bodies

1. Member – IAENGG (International Association of Engineers)
2. Member – SDIWC (Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communication)
3. Member – CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association)
4. Member – HYSEA (Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association)
5. Member – HMA (Hyderabad Management Association)
6. Member – CII (Confederation of Indian Industry)
7. Member – FAPCII (Federation of Telangana Chambers of Commerce and Industry)

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