Prabina Rajib

Designation: Director, BIMTECH

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Prabina Rajib serves as the Director at the Birla Institute of Management Technology. Her academic journey began with a Ph.D. in Finance from IIT Kharagpur. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Rajib has showcased exemplary leadership in various administrative capacities at IIT Kharagpur. Notably, she has held positions such as Chairperson Placement and Dean VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur, Chairperson (POSH).

Her dedication to academic mentorship is evident in her supervision of 11 doctoral candidates, one of whom was honored with the National Stock Exchange (NSE) award for the best thesis in Financial Economics in 2019.

Dr. Rajib has made significant contributions to the academic community through her overseas teaching assignments at AIT Bangkok, Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana, USA), and Curtin Business School, Perth, Australia. Her research endeavors are reflected in the publication of four books and numerous research papers in high-ranking journals listed. In addition to her academic pursuits, Dr. Rajib actively engages with the broader public through her writings. She regularly contributes articles to newspapers, sharing her insights and knowledge with a wider audience.

Recognized for her academic excellence, Dr. Rajib received the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship in 1999. In 2022, she was honored with the Best Case Study Award, showcasing her continued commitment to advancing knowledge in her field.



• Ph.D, IIT Kharagpur, Title of Thesis: American Depository & Global Depository Receipts, 2000
• MBA (General Management with Finance & Accounting), IIT Kharagpur, 1995
• MA (Economics), Utkal University, 1989
• BA (Hons) (Economics), Utkal University, 1987

Finance & Accounting

  • Financial Accounting
  • Derivatives & Risk Management
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Commodity Derivatives
  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • Infrastructure Finance
  • Business Finance

  • Professor (Finance and Accounting) and Director, Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida, (January 2024 – onwards)
  • Professor (Finance & Accounting), IIT Kharagpur (VGSoM), (October 2011 to December 2023)
  • Associate Professor (Finance & Accounting), IIT Kharagpur (VGSoM), (April 2007 to September 2011)
  • Assistant Professor (Finance & Accounting), IIT Kharagpur (VGSoM), (December 2000 to March 2007)

  • Director, Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida, (January 2024  onwards)
  • Dean VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur (December 2016 to June 2020)
  • Chairperson/ CoChairperson (Placements) VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur (November 2015 to December 2023)
  • Chairperson (Prevention of Sexual Harassment Committee), IIT Kharagpur (December 2016 to June 2018)
  • Coordinator of tri-institute PGDBA (Business Analytics) program, IIT Kharagpur (December 2016 to June 2020)
  • Appellate Committee Member (Prevention of Sexual Harassment Committee) IIT Kharagpur (July 2018 to August 2020)
  • Coordinator of Dual Degree Financial Engineering (B.Tech + M.Tech) in Financial Engineering, IIT Kharagpur (April 2007 to April 2011)
  • Warden and Assistant Warden of Student Halls at IIT Kharagpur (February 2005 to January 2009)

  • AIT Bangkok (Visiting Faculty), 2003 (5 months)
  • Purdue University, West West Lafayette, Indiana, USA (Visiting Faculty), 1998 (7 months)
  • Curtin Business School, Perth Australia (Visiting Faculty), 1999 (6 months)
  • Visiting Faculty at Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA)
  • Visiting Faculty for eMasters in Derivatives Market and Risk Management Department of Management Studies, IIT Kanpur
  • Academic Advisory Board of Globsyn Business School, Kolkata (Finance & Accounting Area) at IIM Jammu
  • Selected to be part of LEAP 2020 (Leadership for Academicians Programme) sponsored by Ministry of Higher Education, Government of India.
  • Independent Board Member of Revfin Capital (awaiting Reserve Bank of India approval)
  • Associated with Gopali Youth Welfare Society (a registered voluntary non-governmental organisation run by IIT Kharagpur students)

  • Awarded “Fulbright Fellowship” by USEFI for Doctoral Research  work on ‘’ADRs/GDRs”, in 1999.
  • Awarded “Best Thesis Award” by National Stock Exchange for thesis titled “Volatility Index in the Indian Stock Market: Asymmetric Volatility, Information Content and Asset Pricing”, supervised by me. Received best thesis award in Financial Economics
  • Awarded “Best Case study” by All India Management Association(AIMA) in India Case Writing Competition and Conference 2022

  • COALNET (Coal India Limited) (2002-2006)- Co-investigator in project for Coal India Ltd: Responsible for designing and integrating a database system for Forex Borrowing/Payment and Hedging System at Coal India Ltd.
  • CSR Initiatives by JSW Bengal Steel at Salboni, West Bengal (2005)- Conducted a study and prepared a Roadmap for CSR initiatives to be taken up by JSW Bengal Steel for their proposed steel Plant in Salboni area of West Bengal.
  • Educare Dubai Campus Program Planning (2018) – Designed the curriculum for the “Business Analytics” program to be offered at the planned Dubai campus of Educare.
  • MCX 2020-2021- Study to measure the efficiency of commodity futures market and its impact on physical commodity markets
  • SEBI 2021-Ongoing – Sensitive, Narrow and Broad Agri-Commodity Derivatives: Changing Daily Volatility Behaviour
  • SEBI/NISM 2022 July- 2022 November – Impact analysis of suspension of commodity derivatives in India

  • Commodity Derivatives & Risk Management, PHI Learnings, 2014
  • Stock Exchanges & Investments-Straight Answers to 250 Nagging Question, coauthored with V. Raghunathan, Tata McGraw Hill, 2007
  • International Financial Environment, EBook NPTEL India, 2015
  • CRASH: Lessons from Entry & Exits of CEOs by Mr. R Gopalakrishnan. Contributed 2 Chapters on Mr. Vishal Shikka (Infosys) and Mr. Travis Kalanick (Uber), Penguin Publications, 2019

Contributes regularly to various newspapers/magazines on “commodity derivatives”. Some of the recent contributions:

  • Technology Transfer: Management & Legal Perspectives for  Ordinance Factory Board, 2013 (2 Weeks)
  • Graduate Engineers-Management Induction Programme for Tata Metaliks, 2014 (2 Weeks)
  • Commodity Derivatives & Risk Management, 2013-17 (3 programs of 2 Weeks each)
  • Equity Investments, Mutual Funds and Stock Market, 2008-2016, (3 programs)
  • RBI Middle Management Officers, 2017 (2 Weeks)
  • General Management Program for Department of Public Enterprise, 2017 (2 Weeks)
  • Project Financing in PPP mode 2017 (2 Weeks)