Prof . SHALINI AGGARWAL - ESG  - Women Researcher Award

Chandigarh university | India

Author Profile 

Early Academic Pursuits

She (Ph.D., M.B.A.) has always demonstrated a strong dedication to academic excellence and lifelong learning. She began her academic journey with a Bachelor’s degree, followed by an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from Kurukshetra University in 2002. Her quest for knowledge led her to complete an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak in 2004. With a keen interest in financial systems and risk management, she pursued a Ph.D. at Kurukshetra University, culminating in a thesis titled “An Evaluation of Risk Management Practices in the Banking Sector in India” in August 2008. Her academic credentials reflect her commitment to understanding and excelling in the field of finance and management.


Professional Endeavors

Her professional career is marked by significant teaching and administrative roles across various prestigious institutions. She currently serves as a Professor at Chandigarh University since November 1, 2023. Prior to this, she was an Associate Professor at the same university from May 15, 2017, to October 30, 2023. Her academic journey also includes positions at the Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, and Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology, among others. She has held pivotal administrative roles, notably as the Head of the Department at Seth Jai Parkash Mukand Lal Institute of Engineering and Technology (JMIT) from August 2010 to July 2013. Additionally, her industry experience as General Manager and Manager at Amar Singh Agro Foods Ltd. between 1996 and 2007 has provided her with a practical perspective on financial management and corporate operations.


Contributions and Research Focus in ESG

Her research focuses on risk management, financial education, and the economic empowerment of women through micro-finance. Her notable projects include a funded research project with IIM Ahmedabad on the “Financialisation of Middle Income Group Household Sector” completed in April 2022. Another significant project under her guidance was “Technology Upgradation at Microsign Products” with IIM Ahmedabad, completed in January 2021. Her Ph.D. guidance has resulted in significant academic contributions, including studies on the sustainability of BRICS countries, behavioral impacts on investors in India, and work-life balance in cooperative societies. Her research has been published extensively in reputable journals, showcasing her contributions to financial education and policy.

Accolades and Recognition

Her contributions to academia and research have been recognized with numerous awards and fellowships. She has received the Best Employee Award at Patanjali Research Institute in 2020 and the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) Fellowship for her doctoral research. Her poster presentations have garnered accolades, including the Best Poster Presentation in the Annual Conference on Food Biotechnology, Medical and Agricultural Biotechnology. Her work has also been recognized with honorable mentions in various conferences. As an associate editor for journals like “Asia Pacific Financial Markets” and the “Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment,” she plays a crucial role in advancing financial research and practices.

Impact and Influence

Her influence extends beyond academia into the realm of practical financial solutions and community empowerment. Her research on micro-finance has empowered women in Uttar Pradesh, providing them with economic stability and independence. Her innovative theorems, such as the FANTAM theorem and EI theory of Motivation, contribute significantly to the fields of financial management and organizational behavior. Her guest lectures and participation in international conferences reflect her dedication to sharing knowledge and fostering academic growth.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Her legacy is built on her unwavering commitment to education, research, and community service. Her contributions to financial education and her innovative research methodologies have left an indelible mark on her students and peers. She continues to inspire and mentor future researchers, ensuring the continuation of her work and its positive impact on the financial world. Looking ahead, she aims to further her research in financial technologies and sustainable finance, addressing emerging challenges and opportunities in the global financial landscape.



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SHALINI AGGARWAL | ESG  | Women Researcher Award

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