KIIT School of Management (KSOM) organized 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, KIIT DU.
The 5-Day Program, consists of a total no. of 14 sessions, aimed at providing opportunities to the participants to learn models and methodologies of a very virgin area of discussion in the area of Behavioural Finance has its relevance to a wide spectrum in recent times. It aimed 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, CEO, corporate leaders, corporate trainers were an important part of the workshop and 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.
It was inaugurated on 21st June 2021 in the presence of Mr. Tirthankar Das, ED, JP Morgan Newyork & NewJersey, USA, Dr. SK Mahapatra, Director, KSOM; and Dr. S. N. Misra, Dean, KSOM 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.