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Name Prof. Arindam Gupta
Designation Professor
Department Name COMMERCE
Office Phone No +91 3222-298417 Extn. 417
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Address Department of Commerce, Vidyasagar University, Midnapur 721102
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Professor, Dept. of Commerce, Vidyasagar University from 26th May, 2005 (continuing)
Post Doctoral Researcher, Financial Research and Trading Laboratory, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta from 2nd February, 2018 to 1st August, 2019
Coordinator, M.Phil. course in Commerce from August, 2015 to July, 2017
U.G.C. Visiting Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Burdwan from 1st March, 2013 to 31st March, 2013
Reader, Dept. of Commerce with Farm Management, Vidyasagar University from 25th April, 2001 to 25th May, 2005
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Public policy
Corporate Governance
Social Issues in Finance
Capital Market
Course/ Subject Taught 
Financial Management
Indian Financial System
Security Analysis
Management Accounting
Strategic Management
Financial Economics (as Visiting Professor at Economics Dept. of University of Burdwan)
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Determinants of Financial Literacy and Use of Financial Services: An Empirical Study amongst the Unorganized Sector Workers in Indian Scenario (a joint paper with Debabrata Jana and Abhijit Sinha)Iranian Journal of Management Studies (IJMS), Vol. 12, No. 4, Autumn, ISSN: 2008-7055, pp. 657-6752019University of Tehran, Iran
Black Money in India: Retrospect and Prospect, Finance and Banking, Vol. 5, No. 2, ISSN 2374-2089, pp. 1-212018Macrothink Institute, USA
Fair Value Accounting: A paradigm shift in valuationEdited Volume, entitled "Emerging issues in Accounting, Finance and Taxation", (eds.) Lalit Kumar Joshi and Paramita Chakravarty, July, ISBN 978-81-930092-9-1, pp. 9-15.2017Research & Publication Cell, P.G. Department of Commerce, The Bhawanipur Education Society College, Kolkata
A study into financial literacy of Purba Medinipur district in the state of West Bengal (India): Determinants and its impact on Access to financial services (a joint paper with Debabrata Jana and Abhijit Sinha)International Research Journal of Management and Commerce,Vol. 4, Issue 8, August, ISSN 2348-9766, pp. 329-346.2017Associated Asia Research Foundation
Impact of Ownership Structure, Board Composition and CEO Characteristics on Corporate Performance: An Indian Study (a joint paper with Apu Manna and Tarak Nath Sahu)Asian Journal of Research in Business Economics and Management, Vol. 7, No. 7, July, ISSN: 2249-7307, pp. 100-119.2017Asian Research Consortium,
Financial Inclusion and Financial Literacy: A comparative study in their interrelation between selected urban and rural areas in the state of West Bengal [A joint paper with Shubhra Biswas (Sinha)]IOSR Journal of Economics and Finance (IOSR - JEF), Vol. 2, December, ISSN: 2321-5925, Impact factor: 1.189, pp. 67-722015International Organization of Scientific Research (IOSR) in association with K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
Dividend history and determinants in selected Indian companies: A study during 1993-94 to 2004-05 (a joint paper with A. Parua)Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, Vol. 3, Issue 4, ISSN: 1834-2000, indexed in ProQuest, EBSCO databases and Cabell’s and Ulrich’s Directories, pp. 45-81.2009The University of Wollongong, Australia
Reverse Merger of ICICI with ICICI Bank – An Indian Case Study (a joint paper with Debashis Kundu)Sasin Journal of Management,Vol. 14, No. 1, June, ISSN: 0859-2659, indexed in Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and European Quality Improvement System, pp. 54-78.2008Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
A study on the Impact of Union Budgets on Stock Prices in India (a joint paper with Debashis Kundu) - ReprintedSSRN ( January,indexed itself, posted on 21 January2008An E-Journal published from USA the web address of which is
An enquiry into compliance of corporate governance codes by the private sector Indian companies (a joint paper with A. Parua)- ReprintedSSRN ( January,indexed itself, posted on 12 February2007An E-Journal published from USA the web address of which is

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Shell Shield, Telegraph, Vol. XXXIX, No. 195, January 22, p.102021The ABP Group, Kolkata
Board Independence and Sustainability Disclosure Practices in Indian Companies (a joint paper with Ritu Pareek, Krishna Dayal Pandey and Tarak Nath Sahu)Abhigyan, Vol. 38, N0. 3, October – December, ISSN 0970-23852020Fore School of Management, New Delhi
PM-KISAN: How it works, and why Mamata s Bengal is the only state out of it, Standard (on line edition), October 132020Business Standard Pvt. Ltd.
Why Punjab And Haryana Are The Hub Of Farmer Protests,, October 192020Outlook Publishing (India) Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
Jan Dhan: Beyond a mere account, Hindu Business Line, Volume 27, No. 243, October 092020The Hindu Group of Publications, Chennai
Can Atmanirbhar Alone Help Us Deal With The Chinese?, October 252020Outlook Publishing (India) Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
Farm laws and The politics of MSP, Week (on line), November 052020The Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd., Kochi
Punjab s fields are on fire, Telegraph, Vol. XXXIX, No. 121, November 09, p.122020The ABP Group, Kolkata
Look beyond Punjab and Haryana, Indian Express (on-line), November 042020Indian Express Ltd. New Delhi
Maximum fuss over MSPThe Hindu Business Line, Volume 27, No. 303, December 172020The Hindu Group of Publications, Chennai

Other Publication

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Governance Led Corporate Performance: Theory and Practice, ISBN: 978-17-89738-48-3Emerald Publishing, UK2019Co-author with Dr. Apu Manna and Dr. Trak Nath Sahu
Ownership structure and Corporate performance, ISBN: 978-93-83241-38-5Archers & Elevators Publishing House, Bangalore2014Co-author with Dr. Sohag Joarder
Commerce Education in The New MillenniumU. N. Dhur Publishers Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata2004Co-editor with Prof. K. C. Paul
Security Market Risk, ISBN: 81-7099-904-9Mittal Publications, New Delhi2003Only author
Capital Market – Theory and InstitutionsBook Syndicate Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata2002Co-author with Prof. Jaydeb Sarkhel
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Oindrila BanerjeeA Study into CSR Expenditure and Reporting Practices of Selected Indian CompaniesDr. Brajaballav PalOngoing2021
Ritu PareekCorporate Governance, Performance and Sustainability: A study on selected Indian companiesDr. Tarak Nath SahuOngoing2020

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Saibal Kumar MukhopadhyayEmployee Retention Strategies in Educational Institutes - A study of Private Engineering and Management Institutes in West Bengal Awarded2018
Debabrata JanaFinancial Literacy and Access to Financial Services in the unorganized sector in West Bengal: A study of Purba Medinipur and Paschim Medinipur districtsDr. Abhijit SinhaAwarded2018
Apu MannaImpact of Ownership Structure and Board Composition on Corporate Performance: A study with reference to selected Indian CompaniesDr. Tarak Nath SahuAwarded2018
Sibaram ChatterjeeImpact of Regional Rural Banks on Financial Inclusion, Quality of Life and Women Empowerment in the backward districts of West Bengal - A Case Study of Bangiya Gramin Bikash BankDr. Pinaki Das, Dept. of Economics with Rural Development, V.U.Awarded2016
Munmun DeA study into the determinants of shareholder activism in India Awarded2013
Anupam ParuaA study of dividend behaviour of selected Indian companies in liberalized Indian economy (1993-94 to 2004-05) Awarded2010
Sohag Joarder (Ghosh Dastidar)A study of interrelation between top management-ownership and corporate performance in selected Indian companies during 2001 - 2005 Awarded2010
Pradip Kumar SamantaA study on the impact of published financial statements on equity stock prices in India during 1995 - 2003 Awarded2008
Debashis KunduImpact of some selected economic and political events on Indian stock prices – A study during 1991 - 2005 Awarded2008
Rabindranath De DalalA study on Life Insurance Sector in India: Structural Adjustment and its Consequences on Companies’ Performance and Schemes’ Profitability Awarded2007
Project Work

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Outreach Programme on: Inculcating Savings Culture and Basic Financial Literacy among the People of Jungle Mahal – A Field Study with Reference to Kalajhoria Village in Paschim Medinipur DistrictInvestigatorVidyasagar University under U.G.C. unassigned grant for Extension activities500001 year20162017
A study into Investors awareness, activism and redressal of grievances in IndiaPrincipal InvestigatorU.G.C.5212002 year and 9 months20092012
A study of interrelation between ownership structure and corporate performance in selected Indian companies (during the post-liberalization period) as an emerging dimension in Corporate GovernancePrincipal InvestigatorU.G.C.2420003 year and 5 months20052008
Corporate Earnings Management in India – A StudyPrincipal InvestigatorU.G.C.250001 year and 8 months20022004
Interrelation Between Market-based Security Risk Measure and Accounting Information: A study based on companies in the General Engineering Industry of IndiaPrincipal InvestigatorU.G.C.150001 year19961997
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Chaired the fourth technical sessionNational Webinar on "Accounting Education in Virtual Environment" organized by Indian Accounting Association, April 29-30, 2020On-line through Webex Cisco platform of Mohnlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan2020
Chaired the second technical sessionTwo-day National Webinar on "Impact of Covid-19 on Indian Economy" organized by Indian Accounting Association, Gwalior Branch, June 07-08, 2020On-line through Zoom platform2020
The growing importance of Audit in Corporate GovernanceFaculty Development Programme on Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance organized by Department of Accountancy and Statistics, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, May 28, 2020On-line through Webex Cisco platform of Mohnlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan2020
Address as Special Guest in the Inaugural SessionUdbhav-A lecture series organized by University Department of Applied Economics and Commerce, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, Bihar and Indian Accounting Association, Patna Branch, June 12, 2020On-line through Google meet2020
Co-chaired the Inaugural SessionAbhinav - A lecture series organized by Indian Accounting Association, South Bengal Branch, July 10, 2020On-line through Zoom platform2020
Membership of Learned Society 
National Executive Committee Member, Indian Accounting Association, 2010-2013
Member, Indian Commerce Association, No. WB-25
Fellow, Institute of Cost Accountants of India, formerly ICWAI
Indian Accounting Association, South Bengal (Midnapore) Branch, Secretary:2008-2011 &Vice President:2011- 2018
Member, Indian Accounting Association Research Foundation
Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Life Member, Indian Accounting Associationsince 1994
External Member, Post Graduate Board of Studies in Commerce, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong2011 to 2014
External Member, Indira Gandhi Studies Centre, U.G.C., at Sant Mohan Singh Khalsa Labana Girls College at Barara, Ambala, Punjab2011 to 2012
External Member, Post Graduate Board of Studies in Business Administration, University of Burdwan, Burdwan2009 to 2013
National Executive Committee Member, Indian Accounting Association2010 to 2013
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
International Conference on "Addressing Inequality and Discrimination: An approach towards inclusive growth", January 272020Paper presenter, "Bank lending and the MSME sector: Further observations" (a joint paper with Prasenjit Roy)Prabhat Kumar College, Contai, Purba Medinipur and Indian Accounting Association, South Bengal Branch
International Conference on "Addressing Inequality and Discrimination: An approach towards inclusive growth", January 272020Paper presenter, "Credit, Micro-entrepreneurship and Economic empowerment for Women: In pursuit of Equality and Inclusive growth", January 27" (a joint paper with Prija Saha and Chaitali Ghosh)Prabhat Kumar College, Contai, Purba Medinipur and Indian Accounting Association, South Bengal Branch
International Conference on "Reforms in Financial Institutions and Markets: India and the Globe", March 062020Paper presenter, "IPO Mispricing: Evidence From India and Outside" (a joint paper with Prasenjit Roy)Dept. of Commerce with Farm Management, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore
42nd All India Conference of Indian Accounting Association & International Seminar on Accounting Education & Research, December 28-29, 20192019Paper presenter, "A Review of Studies on Predictability of Accounting Information in Accounting Research" - jointly with Chaitali Ghosh and Shubhra BiswasDept. of Accounting, J.N.V. University, Jodhpur & Indian Accounting Association, Jodhpur Branch
41st All India Accounting Conference & International Seminar on Accounting Education and Research, January 5-62019Paper presenter, "Analysis into Risk Propensity in Household Decision Making: A study in the state of West Bengal" – jointly with Shubhra BiswasSchool of Business and Commerce, Manipal University Jaipur & Indian Accounting Association, Sanganer (Jaipur) Branch

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
Two-day national webinar on "On-line education in the changing times: Problems and Prospects", July 07-08, 20202020Chairman, Webinar Organizing CommitteeVidyasagar University Teachers Association (On-line in Zoom platform)
National Seminar on "Contemporary Issues in Research in Business Studies", at Kolkata Regional Centre of IGNOU on 29th March, 20142014Jt. Organizing SecretaryIndian Accounting Association, Midnapore Branch
International Conference on "Contemporary Issues in Financial Institutions and Markets”, December 19-20, 20132013Jt. Organizing SecretaryICSSR and UGC
International Conference on “Indian Financial System and The Global Scenario”, March 10 and 11, 20102010Jt. Organizing SecretaryICSSR and UGC
National Conferenceon "Corporate Social Responsibility" by Indian Accounting Association, Midnapore Branch in association with Centre for Management Studies,The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, W.B., 27th and 28th March, 20102010Jt. Conference SecretaryU.G.C. and University of Burdwan
Award NameAwarded ByYear
J. L. Nehru Memorial Fund Special Prize for outstanding result in P.G. Exams. of the countryJ. L. Nehru Memorial Fund, New Delhi1991
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