ATAL FDP by KIIT School of Management


KIIT School of Management (KSOM) is organizing a five-day Online Faculty Development Program (FDP) on ‘Behavioural Finance & Investment Management’ from 22nd – 26th June 2021. The FDP, approved by ATAL, AICTE, Govt. of India, received an overwhelming response attracting 200 participants from across India from the field of Finance, Economics, and Engineering. The project was bagged by Dr. Shikta Singh, Associate Professor, KSOM.

The FDP was inaugurated on 21st June 2021 in the presence of Mr. Tirthankar Das, ED, JP Morgan New York & New Jersey, USA; Dr. S. K. Mahapatra, Director, KSOM; and Dr. S. N. Misra, Dean and the faculty members over the virtual mode.

Appreciating KSOM for organizing the FDP, Mr. Tirthankar Das set a perfect pitch to introduce the broad theme on Behavioural Finance highlighting the relevance of various biases affecting investors’ decisions. He also shared his experience with the diverse roles he held. He indulged the participants to ponder upon the skills, expertise, and competencies that a finance professional requires to possess. Dr. S. K. Mahapatra provided an overview of the Program and mentioned the functioning of the niche area, while Dr. S. N. Misra welcomed the delegates, participants and resource persons. He cited the relevance of such a topic which is very much needed in academic and research engagement. The inaugural session ended with the vote of thanks by the convenor, Dr. Shikta Singh.

The Program, consisting of a total number of 14 sessions, aims at providing opportunities to the participants to learn models and methodologies of a very virgin area of discussion in the area of Behavioral Finance. It has its relevance to a wide spectrum of activities in recent times. It aims to equip faculties and participants from various institutions and universities with proper behavioral and financial skills across a wide range of competencies. Eminent academicians from IIT, IEG, Delhi University, CEOs, corporate leaders, and corporate trainers provided insightful information and hands-on experience on various components of the theme. The sessions were supplemented with polls, Q&A sessions, simulations, videos, and activities conducted in different groups.

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