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Dr. A. Senthil Kumar

Assistant Professor (Selection Grade), School of Business, Coimbatore

Qualification: MBA, MPhil, PGDCA, Ph.D
a_senthilkumar@cb.amrita.edu
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Research Interest: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Finance, Energy & Cryptocurrency Markets, Portfolio Optimization, R and Python for Finance, Time series Econometrics

Bio

Dr. A. Senthil Kumar currently serves as Assistant Professor (Selection Grade) – Finance at Amrita School of Business, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.

Dr. A Senthil Kumar earned his Ph.D. in Management from Anna University. His Doctoral Thesis in Finance received the Best Management Ph.D Thesis Award from Coimbatore Management Association. He has 20 years of academic experience in finance and accounting domain and offers courses in Financial Management, Financial Markets & Institutions, Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management with experiential learning modules. Dr.Senthil has undergone a 3-month residential FDP at the IIM-Indore. He has attended Workshops, FDPs, and presented papers in various IIMs, and IITs; organized various FDP, MDP; and delivered invited lectures at various institutions. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Finance, Portfolio Optimization, and Connectedness across asset markets. He has publications in ABDC-A* and Scopus indexed Journals. He serves as an expert member in the MBA Board of Studies of five autonomous institutions in Tamil Nadu. He is a member of the Coimbatore Management Association and The Indian Econometric Society.

Qualification: MBA, PGDCA, M.Phil., FDP-IIMI, Ph. D.

Faculty Research Interest: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Finance; Portfolio Optimization; Cointegration, Volatility & Contagion in equity, energy & cryptocurrency markets; R and Python for finance; Time series Econometrics.

Education

  • Ph. D., Anna University, Department of Management Sciences – Finance, 2017
  • FDPM, Indian Institute of Management-Indore, 2009
  • M Phil., Alagappa University, Department of Management – Finance, 2007
  • PGDCA, Bharathiar University, Computer Applications, 2007
  • B. A., Bharathiar University, Finance, 2002
  • Com, Bharathiar University, Commerce, 2000

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor (SG), Amrita School of Business, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (University), 2021- present
  • Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr.), Amrita School of Business, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (University), 2018-2021
  • Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr.), KCT Business School, Kumaraguru College of Technology, 2010-2018
  • Senior Lecturer, KCT Business School, Kumaraguru College of Technology, 2009-2010
  • Lecturer, KCT Business School, Kumaraguru College of Technology, 2006-2009
  • Lecturer, Department of Management Studies, Parks’ College, 2005-2006
  • Lecturer, Department of Management Studies, B.M College, 2002-2005

Professional Affiliations

  • The Indian Econometric Society
  • Coimbatore Management Association
Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2022

Does Oil shocks and BRIC markets: Evidence from extreme quantile approach

Cite this Research Publication : Muhammad Abubakr Naeem, Linh Pham, Arunachalam Senthilkumar, Sitara Karim, "Does Oil shocks and BRIC markets: Evidence from extreme quantile approach", Energy Economics (Category: ABDC-A*, ABS-3, Scopus Q1: 96 Percentile) (2022)

Publisher : Energy Economics (Category: ABDC-A*, ABS-3, Scopus Q1: 96 Percentile)

Year : 2022

Oil shocks and BRIC markets: Evidence from extreme quantile approach

Cite this Research Publication : Naeem, M. A., Pham, L., Senthilkumar, A., & Karim, S. 2022. Oil shocks and BRIC markets: Evidence from extreme quantile approach. Energy Economics, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2022.105932 Vol.108:1-17. ABDC-A*, Impact factor: 7.04, ABS-3, CiteScore: 10, Scopus Q1: 96 Percentile. Scopus & Web of Science Indexed, Elsevier Publishing.

Publisher : Energy Economics

Year : 2021

Does portfolio optimization favor sector or broad market investments?

Cite this Research Publication : A. Senthil Kumar, Athira Namboothiri, and Sreelakshmi Rajeev, “Does portfolio optimization favor sector or broad market investments?”, Journal of Public Affairs, p. e02752, https://doi.org/10.1002/pa.2752, ABDC-B; ABS-1; Scopus & Web of Science indexed, 2021.

Publisher : Journal of Public Affairs (Cateogry: ABDC-B, ABS-1)

Year : 2019

Examining the Consumers’ Preference towards adopting the Mobile Payment System

Cite this Research Publication : A. Senthil Kumar and Y. Palanisamy, A., “Examining the Consumers’ Preference towards adopting the Mobile Payment System”, International Journal of Electronic Finance, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 268–286, DOI: 10.1504/IJEF.2019.104071. ABDC-C category, 2019.

Publisher : International Journal of Electronic Finance

Year : 2014

Cointegration Among the Stock Markets of India, USA and Japan

Cite this Research Publication : A. Senthil Kumar, “Cointegration Among the Stock Markets of India, USA and Japan”, International Journal of Economic Research, vol. 11, pp. 489-497, ABDC-C category, 2014.


Publisher : International Journal of Economic Research

Year : 2014

Stock Markets Inter-linkages Among the Two Largest Emerging Economies of Asia – the Case of India and China

Cite this Research Publication : A. Senthil Kumar and .Srividya, V., “Stock Markets Inter-linkages Among the Two Largest Emerging Economies of Asia – the Case of India and China”, International Journal of Economic perspectives , vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 51-65., 2014.

Publisher : International Journal of Economic perspectives

Book Chapter

Year : 2019

Investment Analysis for Agribusiness Projects

Cite this Research Publication : A. Senthil Kumar, “Investment Analysis for Agribusiness Projects”, in Management Skills for Successful Agri Entrepreneurs., In B.Poongodi (Ed.)., New Delhi: New India Publishing Agency, 2019, pp. 77-79.

Publisher : Management Skills for Successful Agri Entrepreneurs.

Awards

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized as KCT Achiever for the year 2015-16 and awarded with the Best Teacher (ENGAL ASAAN) in MBA Award for the year 2015-16 from Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore.
  • Won Second Prize for the Case Study “Economic Value Addition” presented at the 6th National Case Conference on Case Studies (COGNOSCO) 2017, Christ University Institute of Management, Bangalore, India, September 21-22, 2017.
  • Received the Best Management Ph. D. Thesis Award for the year 2017-18 from Coimbatore Management Association on February 21, 2018.

Teaching and Service Awards

  • KCT Business School – KCT Achiever & Best MBA Teacher for the year, 2015-16
Research

Ongoing Research

Research Paper(s) under review:
  • Application of Machine Learning in stock markets (in ABDC-A* & Scopus indexed journal)
Ongoing work includes publication projects on
  • Contagion in equity, energy markets, Sustainability & Integrated Reporting, Share Buybacks, Co-integration, Volatility in energy markets and Crypto assets, Pricing of IPOs, Corporate Governance, Covid-19 Pandemic, and financial markets.

Research Awards

  • ICSBMR Best Paper award, 2018
  • COGNOSCO Best Case award, 2017
  • Best Management PhD Thesis Award, CMA, 2018.
Consulting

Consulting

  • Financial budgeting system for a manufacturing company. Consulting Team Member 2017-18.
Presentations

Presentations

  • 3 conference papers on Covid & financial markets; corporate governance; bank NPAs. CERE. IIM Indore. 2021.
  • How finance industry is transforming with Artificial Intelligence? Keynote address at National conference on Metamorphosis of Modern Management and Research. SoMS, BIT 2021.
  • AI career opportunities in finance. Speaker for Management Master Class. IMS Learning 2021.
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Finance. Guest speaker for Monday Musings. Coimbatore Management Association 2021.
  • Mendeley for Doctoral Research. Ph.D programme. ASB. 2021.
  • Union Budget of India 2019- the aspirations for a $5Trillion economy. Silver Jubilee Commemorative Endowment Lecture. SNGC 2019.
  • Artificial Intelligence Applications in Finance. Session Chair. NCETAIBM 2019.
  • In search of optimal portfolios – an inquiry into the sectoral stocks of Indian stock market. Conference Paper presentation. ISTEM 2019.
  • GST – the Indian experience. Session Chair. NCGST 2018.
  • A Study on the Performance of IPOs and their Under-pricing with Special Reference to SME Platform. Conference Paper presentation. PANIITM 2018.
    – Abstract Published as Conference Proceedings
  • Analyzing Stock Picking Ability of Anchor Mutual Funds in Indian Initial Public Offerings. Conference Paper presentation. PANIITM 2018.
    – Abstract Published as Conference Proceedings
  • Day of the Week effect in Indian Mutual Funds with reference to Equity Linked Savings Schemes. Conference Paper presentation and Session Chair. ICSBMR 2018.
    – Selected as the ICSBMR best paper in finance
  • Case study on Economic Value Addition. Conference Case presentation. COGNOSCO 2017.
    – Awarded second prize in COGNOSCO case competition
  • Identifying Optimum Portfolio with sectoral stocks. Conference Paper presentation. ICFMC 2016.
  • Are the emerging economy stock markets inter-linked? Conference Paper presentation. NCBR 2015.
  • Co-movements between the Indian and Chinese stock markets – an analytical study. Conference Paper presentation. GJIC 2014.
  • Does the stock market co-integration among the Emerging Nations Stock Markets present any potential diversification gains to International investor? – An analytical enquiry. Conference Paper presentation. COSMAR 2013.
  • Stock Market Co-Integration amongst BRIC Nations – an Empirical Inquiry. AIMSICM 2013.
  • Bootstrap financing for Small and Medium Enterprises – An exploratory study. AIMSICM 2011.
  • Does cut-off rate simplify the portfolio construction process? – An analytical inquiry. ICEFM 2010.
  • Optimal portfolio construction with NSE’s Nifty Midcap Fifty scrips – An analytical research. AIMSICM 2009.

Invited Presentations

  • Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi (2022)
  • Dr. NGP Business School, Dr.NGP Institute of Technology (2022)
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles and Management (2021)
  • Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, SoMS (2021)
  • Coimbatore Management Association (2021) – Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Finance
  • Tamilnadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Department of Agribusiness Management (2021; 2020 & 2017)
  • IMS Learning, Mumbai (2021)
  • Sree Narayanaguru College, Department of Commerce
  • Sri Krishna Arts and Science college, School of Management
  • TIPS Global Institute, School of Management
  • VLB Janakiammal College of Arts and Science CAS, DoMS
  • KCT Business School, various MDP sessions & workshops
  • Dr.SNS Rajalakshmi College of Arts and Science, DoMS
  • Sankara College of Science and Commerce, SIMS
  • Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Karur, DoMS.
FDP/Workshops

FDP / WORKSHOPS

Attended
  • 10-day FDP on Natural Language Processing, NIT-Warangal, 2022
  • 5-day workshop on Machine Learning using R and Statcraft, 2022
  • Workshop on ARCH/GARCH Time Series Econometrics & Multi Criteria Decision Making Models, 2022
  • 5-weeks Certification course on Deep Learning in Finance (Artificial Intelligence), NITIE, Mumbai, 2021
  • 10-day workshop on R & Python for Finance, IIT Roorkee, 2021.
  • 5-day workshop on Financial Econometrics, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar School of Economics University, 2021
  • Machine Learning & Business Analytics, Natural Language Processing (1 week FDP), IIM-B, 2021
  • 10-day workshop on Machine Learning and Deep Learning in Finance, IIT Hyderabad, 2021
  • ATAL Online FDP – 4 programmes certified, 2021 & 2020
  • Finance Day workshop. IIM-B, 2020
  • JAAF Symposium. IIM-B, 2020
  • Machine Learning using Python Workshop. IIM-B, 2020
  • Capital Budgeting virtual Workshop, Muscat College, Oman, 2020.
  • Literature Review. ASB, 2019
  • Asset Pricing. TAPMI, 2019
  • Curriculum Building for Data Science & Business Analytics. ASB, 2018
  • Structural Equation Modeling. TAPMI, 2017
  • Case Writing. Christ University, 2017
  • Econometric Applications. Pondicherry University, 2016
  • Panel Data and Time Series Econometrics. ASB, 2014
  • Financial Modeling & Analytics. IIT-M, 2013
  • Enhancing Research Skills in Finance, IIT-M, 2013
  • Finance Research Workshop. IIM-C, 2012
  • Essential Econometrics for Research in Finance, NISM, 2009
  • Basic Econometrics for Management Research, IIM-K, 2009
  • Entrepreneurs Educators Workshop, IIM-B, 2009
  • Teaching Pedagogy & Research (3-month residential FDP), IIM-I, 2009
  • Capstone Business Simulation, IIM-I, 2009

Organized

  • FDP on Building Curriculum for Data Science & Business Analytics using SAS, 2018
  • MDP on Goods and Services Tax, 2017- I & II
Teaching

Teaching Experience (MBA)

  • Financial Management
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Cost Management
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Accounting for Management
Service

Service Activities

  • Reviewer – Elsevier Journals: International Review of Financial Analysis, Taylor & Francis Journals: JournalCogent Economics & Finance, Cogent Business & Management, Cogent Social Sciences, South African Journal of Business Management, Sage: Global Business Review. Completed 20+ manuscript reviews.
  • Area Chair- Finance, ASB, (2018-2020)
  • AACSB Learning Goal Critical & Integrative Thinking – ASB CBE LG1 Champion (2019-2021)
  • AACSB Learning Goal Environmental & Societal Awareness – ASB CBE member (2021-present)
  • AACSB Standard 2 Physical, Virtual & Financial resources – ASB CBE Lead (2021-present)
  • NBA & IQAC – Lead team member (2020-present)
  • NAACCriteria 3 Research & Innovation – ASB CBE Criteria Lead (2019 – present)
  • Member – MBA Board of Studies, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore (2022  – present)
  • Member – MBA Board of Studies, M.Kumarasamy College of Engg. & Technology, Karur (2020 – present)
  • Member – MBA Board of Studies, Coimbatore Institute of Engineering & Techn., Cbe (2019 – present)
  • Member – BBM Board of Studies, Rathinam College of Arts & Science, Cbe (2019- present)
  • Member – MBA Board of Studies, SNS College of Technology, Cbe (2018 – present)
  • Member – MBA Board of Studies, Sri Krishna College of Engineering & Technology, Cbe (2018 – 2020)
  • Member – MBA Board of Studies, Sri Krishna College of Technology, Cbe (2018 – 2020)
  • Member – MBA Examinations Committee, Firebird Institute of Research in Management, Cbe (2018 – 2020)
  • Dissertation committee – Ms.Chandrika R. (fr 2019), Mr.Siraj Basha (fr 2021), Mr.N.V.Subramaniyam (fr 2022)
  • Doctoral Research Mentor
    • Ms. Keerthana T. P. (full time)
    • Ms. Sony Stephen (part time) (2020 – present)
    • Ms. Deepthi S. Namboothiri (full time) (2022 – present)
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