Professor M. Srikanth

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Associate Professor


Brief Biography

A banker turned academician with a total work experience of over 20 years. Residing in India and holding Ph.D in Financial Economics and MBA in Financial Management. Worked in banking and finance sector for 13 years, before joining academics. Having a proven track record in Agricultural Banking, Corporate Banking, Foreign Exchange, Micro Finance, Project Finance, and Treasury operations. A continuous learner. Published case studies with Ivey Publishing House, Canada and several research papers in the international journals of repute.

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Field of Interests

Financial Markets in general and banking in particular, Financial Inclusion, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, MSMEs, FPOs and corporate governance

Fields of Expertise

Current Research Projects

Commercial Viability and Financial Sustainability of Farmers Producers Organizations in India

Key Publications

  1. M. Srikanth and Lagesh MA (2022), “Whether SHG Bank Linkage Programme is sustainable? An Empirical Evidence from India”, Journal of Rural Development, 40(3), 352-373.
  2. M Srikanth, G Narendra Kumar, & W R Reddy (2021), ‘Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development – An Indian Experience’, SEDME, DoI: 10.1177/09708464211042100; Pp. 1-14.
  3. M Srikanth, KS Ranjani, & Veneet JK (2021), “Digital Financial Inclusion – The Roadmap for India”, Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. LVI (36), September 4, Pp. 14-17.
  4. M Srikanth, P Sivarama Prasad, & P. Saravanan (2021), “How Small Finance Banks Create Value for their Stakeholders”, Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. LVI (23), June
  5. Pp.12-15. 5. M. Srikanth & Sirisha A. Reddy (2019), “Micro Finance and Rural Development: The Bangladesh Way”, Micro Finance Review, 11 (1). pp. 67-70.
  6. Suresh Babu, M. Srikanth and K. Jayashree (2019), “Farmers’ Risk Coping Strategies in Rain-fed Agricultural Regions – An Empirical Study from India”, Journal of Rural Development, 38 (4), pp.653-674.
  7. Lagesh M.A., M. Srikanth & D. Acharya (2018) “Corporate performance during business cycles: Evidence from India”, Global Business Review, 19 (5), pp.1-14.
  8. Published a book in 2021 on ‘Access to Finance by Micro & Small Entrepreneurs in India’, ISBN 978-93-91412-05-0.
  9. Published a book in 2021 on ‘Stree Nidhi – A digital Innovation in Indian Micro Finance Sector’, ISBN 978-81-951169-5-9.
  10. Published a book in 2020 on ‘Impact Evaluation Financial Inclusion Programmes of UPASaC in Uttarakhand’, ISBN 978-81-944719-3-6.

Postal Address

Room No. 38, First Floor, MG Block, NIRDPR, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Phone Number

+91 9949773504

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