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Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna, invites papers from academicians, professionals, policy makers having common interest in financial markets, financial management, banking and financial regulation, digitalization, analytics, accounting etc. for the International Financial Management Conference (IFMC) 2024. The one-day conference hosted by Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna aims to provide an excellent platform for discussing emerging issues and future challenges in the area of finance.

IFMC 2024 Brochure IFMC 2024 Program Schedule


Although the submissions can be made in any area of finance and accounting, IFMC 2023 encourages papers on following topics in finance:

  1. Green Finance
  2. Agricultural Finance
  3. Tourism Finance
  4. SME Financing and Challenges
  5. Microfinance
  6. Corporate finance
  7. Financial Management
  8. Asset pricing models
  9. Securities pricing behaviour
  10. Fundamental Indexation
  11. Portfolio Management
  12. Interaction of psychology and investments
  13. Fin Tech
  14. Alternative financing
  15. Project financing
  16. Risk management
  17. Haircuts, bankruptcy and turnaround
  18. Debt restructuring
  19. Exchange rate management
  20. Digital currency
  21. Sustainable financing
  22. International finance
  23. Public finance



Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna was inaugurated in 2008 by His Excellency the then Vice-President of India, Md. Hamid Ansari, as the dream-project of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Nitish Kumar to resurrect the ancient educational glory of Bihar. It is an autonomous institute of excellence in management education, consultancy and research set up by the Government of Bihar on the lines of Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). CIMP offers full time AICTE Approved, NBA accredited and AIU recognized Post- Graduate Diploma in Management Programme; full time AICTE approved Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) and Executive Programme in Management (EXPM) for the officials of Government of Bihar and executives/managers from various industries/corporate. Apart from this, CIMP also provides short-term Training Programme, Research and Consulting services for various departments, agencies and bodies of the government and the corporate.

CIMP is in Rank Band: 101-125 (Management Category) by NIRF 2023 in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) India Rankings 2023. CIMP stands in top 100 in Indian Institutional Ranking Framework (IIRF).



Prof. (Dr.) Rana Singh, Director, CIMP


Prof. (Dr.) Santosh Kumar, CIMP


Prof. (Dr.) Ranjit Tiwari, CIMP


  • Prof. (Dr.) Sayan Banerjee
  • Prof. (Dr.) Sriranga Vishnu, CIMP
  • Prof. (Dr.) Ankit Sharma, CIMP

Secretary General:

Prof. (Dr.) Rajeev Ranjan, CIMP



Dr. Sudharshan Paramati is Professor of Finance/Economics at the School of Business in the University of Dundee, the UK. He was an Associate Professor of Finance at the Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Nanchang, China. He worked as a Sessional Staff/Tutor at the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics in the Griffith University, Australia. He was also a Senior Research Analyst at the National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM), Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India, and Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), India.

He is a Fellow of British Higher Education Academy (HEA)/Advance Higher Education (AHE). He received his PhD in Finance from the Griffith University, Australia. Further, he holds M.Phil. in Financial Economics and M.A. in Applied Economics from the University of Hyderabad, and Pondicherry University, India, respectively. He obtained his Bachelor (BA) degree from the Silver Jubilee Residential Degree College, Kurnool, AP, India. He has published over 60 international peer reviewed journal articles such as Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Energy Economics, Economic Modelling, Tourism Management, Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel Research, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Emerging Markets Review, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Applied Economics, Economic Analysis and Policy, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Applied Economics Letters, Australian Economic Papers, Applied Energy, Renewable Energy, Energy, etc.

He has been listed in Top 200 (72 Rank) Young Economists in the world by the RePEc. One of his co-authored papers (The effect of renewable energy consumption on economic growth: Evidence from top 38 countries) received the Highest Citations award from ‘Applied Energy’ journal. He was also awarded with ‘Prof M.J. Manohar Rao Young Economist Award for the 2016 by the Indian Econometric Society, India’ and received ‘Outstanding Contribution Award, for the year 2016’ from the Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, China.

His research has a significant impact on the policy making. More specifically, his research papers have been referred in numerous policy oriented research papers by the United Nations (UN), World Bank (WB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Asian Development Bank (ADB), etc. He has over 3900 citations and his h-index and i-10 index are 27 and 44, respectively.



Mr. Kumar Anand, Managing Director & Head - Investments, S CUBE Capital, Singapore, has ~2 decades of leadership and hands-on investment and credit underwriting experience in fund management and investment banking. His current and previous roles have had a strong focus on Structured Credit and Capital Markets across Asia.

In his current role, Kumar manages S Cube’s fixed income credit funds focused on Asian investments. In his prior role, Kumar was the CEO and Investment Board Director at IDFC Singapore managing ~3.5 billion fund focused on Infrastructure. He also set up a Private Credit fund focused on structured credit. Prior to IDFC, Kumar was with Standard Chartered (Singapore) underwriting credit for Project, Aircraft & Shipping Finance for Asia Pac region.

Kumar has deep management-level relations with financial sponsors and institutional investors having worked on transactions with Sovereign Wealth Funds, Insurance and Pension Funds, Infrastructure Funds, Private Debt Funds as well as regional and local banks. In his various capacities, Kumar has underwritten credit in excess of US$ 5 billion across Developed Asia (Australia, Singapore, Japan) and Developing Asia (India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia).

Kumar has been a speaker at several Asian Private Credit forums. He is an MBA (Finance & Strategy) from XLRI School of Business and BE from BIT Mesra, Ranchi. His academic contributions include authoring research publications in Management journals as well as an award- winning paper presentation at McMaster World Congress, Canada.



Dr. Gopal K Sarangi is an Associate Professor at TERI SAS with more than 20 years of research and consulting experience. His primary domain of research covers energy market and regulation, intersection of energy technologies, fuels and resources with public policies, social systems and processes, energy and climate nexus, governance and institutional analysis of energy transition questions, geopolitics of energy transition, critical analysis of green finance issues, energy modelling and forecasting, and impact assessment of energy and environmental interventions. He has contributed as PI, Co-PI, Advisor and team member to several collaborative projects funded by DFID, EPSRC, World Bank, British Academy, UNDP, Prosper.Net, ICIMOD, and Government of India (GoI). He has contributed to the policy making as a nominated member by the Ministry of Rural Development of GoI in the selection of villages for their performance in renewable energy domain. To his credit, he has published several peer-reviewed research papers in the domain of his research and has been invited to deliver talks in several national and international forums and platforms. He teaches courses on Energy Economics, Energy and Sustainable Development, Carbon Market and Energy, Economics of Renewable Energy, Development Economics, Managerial Economics and Environmental Economics.



Kumar Ayashkanta Mr. Kumar Ayashkanta is currently associated as Group Chief Investment Officer at Wipro Enterprises. In his current role he is responsible managing the Global Corporate Treasury, Investments, hedging/trading in multiple currencies/commodities, Financial Planning, M&A, Venture Fund, Risk Management, Insurance management for the group.

Before joining Wipro, Kumar was heading the Treasury at L&T Financial Services.

He has more than a decade long experience in fund raising (both onshore and offshore), trading in Forex and Derivatives, Risk Management, M&A, Investor Relationship, System Implementations, Hedge Accounting and Market Related activities. In his previous assignments he was associated with ICICI Bank as a Trader in exchange rate and interest rate derivatives, with PwC as a Consultant in Market Risks field.

Kumar is a regular speaker at various National / International Conferences.


  • All papers submitted for oral presentation at IFMC must contain original work that has not been previously presented or scheduled for presentation or accepted and if under review, must not appear in print before the conference.
  • Font: Times New Roman, Size – 12, double spaced, 1 – inch (2.5 cm) margin all around.
  • Figures, graphs, tables, references, and appendices should follow APA style.
  • To facilitate the blind review process, remove all author identity including acknowledgments.
  • Extended abstract of the paper should not be more than 500 words.
  • The extended abstract should cover the following aspects;
    • Purpose
    • Methodology adopted
    • Empirical or theoretical results
    • Implications for theory and practice
    • Keywords

Please note that incomplete submission will not be sent out for the review process.


There will be a best paper award “IFMC 2024 Best Paper Accolade” out of full papers presented in the conference and will be bestowed with certificate. Best paper selection will be done by the expert panel. Authors need to submit a full paper to be eligible for Best paper award.


Registration is mandatory on confirmation of abstract. Only registered participants will be allowed to take part in the conference. Presenters can participate in the conference in online or offline mode. Paper presenters (authors and co-authors) have to register individually after the acceptance of the abstract with payment of the registration fees as applicable. There will be no change in paper as well as the name(s) of authors/ co-authors once a paper is accepted. Submission of the full paper is mandatory for consideration for the best paper award. We do not have any provisions for the payment of transport allowance or reimbursement of travel expenses.


  • Academicians & Industry Professionals: INR 1,500
  • Research Scholars, Post-Graduate Students & others: INR 1,000
  • Participants (Non-Presenters): INR 500
  • Overseas Paper Presenters/ Participants: USD 50

Registration Fee(Non-Refundable) may be paid online at the time of Registration at the conference portal.

Incase of Online Transaction Failure, Registration Fee can be deposited via NEFT/RTGS/IMPS transactions:

Bank A/c name : Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna

Bank A/c No. : 2920000108100915

Bank Name & Address : Punjab National Bank, Mithapur Branch, Patna

IFSC Code : PUNB0880500

Please share your NEFT/RTGS/IMPS transaction details to Conference Secretariat:


The organizing committee welcomes submission in all areas of finance domain. The authors can submit extended abstract for the IFMC 2024. However, authors who are targeting best paper award and publication opportunity need to submit a full paper.

Abstract submission closes : 31st December, 2023

Notification of Acceptance : 10th January, 2024

Registration Opens : 31st October, 2023

Full Paper Submission Closes : 15th January, 2024


Outstation paper presenters will be provided accommodation on the payment basis.


Conference Secretariat

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