Centre for Financial Management has been set up to “develop and disseminate knowledge in finance.”
The principal activities of CFM are :

  • To offer distance education programmes.
  • To catalyse professional publications in finance.
  • To conduct executive seminars.


Dr.Prasanna Chandra, is the Director of Centre for Financial Management. A gold medallist throughout his university career, he is an MBA, PhD (Finance). He has five decades of teaching experience in postgraduate and executive education programmes. He was a Professor of Finance at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, for over two decades.. He was a visiting professor of finance at Southern Ilinois University, USA, for two years. He was appointed as a member of several committees including the Capital Issues Advisory Committee, the High Powered Committee on Insurance Sector Reforms, and the SEBI Committee on Derivatives. He has served on the boards of a number of organisations including Torrent Pharmaceuticals, Power Finance Corporation, UTIIAS, ICFAI, SDMIMD, IFCI, IIM(B), Templeton Mutual Fund, Bangalore Stock Exchange Limited, and Karnataka Soaps and Detergents Limited. He has also been a consultant to many organisations.

Dr.Chandra has conducted executive seminars for a number of organisations like TCS, Infosys, Tata Motors, ITC, NIIT, Tata Steel, Sasken Communications, BHEL, Bharat Shell, ANZ Grindlays, HMT, Canara Bank, Vysya Bank, ONGC, Wipro, GAIL, Microsoft, Motorola, and Tata Power.

He has published nine books including Finance Sense; Strategic Financial Management : Managing for Value Creation; Projects: Planning, Analysis, Financing, Implementation and Review; Investment Game; Corporate Valuation; Financial Management : Theory and Practice; Fundamentals of Financial Management; Valuation of Equity Shares; and Behavioural Finance and has authored over 70 articles in professional journals and business periodicals. He has been a Fullbright Scholar and a UNDP Fellow. He has received several honours including the Best Teacher Award from the Association of Indian Management Schools.

CFM Team


Dr.Prasanna Chandra

Research Fellow

Venugopal Unni, M.Sc, Certified Financial Manager

Admin Executive

Pranav Shrimal, B.Com, PGDBA

Programme Executive

Savita Shrimal, B.Sc, Diploma in Finance, CFP, CWM