Sunanda Muralidharan is an Associate Professor in the area of Finance and the Chairperson of the Amrita University's MBA Program at its Kochi Campus, Kerala. She has over 24 years of experience in industry and academics and has been with Amrita University since 2000.

In the industry, she has been actively involved in project consultancy, including project monitoring, and rehabilitation of sick units. She was the financial consultant for some major projects including the Cochin International Airport project during her employment with Kerala Industrial and Technical Consultancy Organisation Ltd. (KITCO).

She has a keen interest in capital markets and has headed the capital market operations of a financial services company as Assistant Vice President. With over 17 years of teaching experience, she has also developed study material in her areas of interest, which have been published by ICFAI and NCDEX.


  • Sunanda Muralidharan, Introduction to Commodity Derivatives, NCDEX Institute of Commodity Markets and Research (NICR), May 2008.
  • Sunanda Muralidharan, Sandhya G.,"Women Empowerment Through Self Transformation: A Case Study Approach" presented at the National Conference on Globalization and Women Empowerment at the Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, March 15- 16, 2012.
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