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Dr. R. Vaidyanathan

Emeritus Resource Faculty, School of International Cooperation, Security and Strategic Languages (SICSSL).
Professor of Finance & Control[Retd], Indian Institute of Management, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore – 560076

About Dr. R. Vaidyanathan

Dr. R. Vaidyanathan is retired Professor of Finance at IIM- Bangalore.

A graduate of the Loyola College, Madras and a Masters from the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta he obtained his Doctorate from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta where he also taught for four years.

He is two times Fulbright scholar and a Fellow of ICSSR-Visiting Faculty at various universities in USA/UK. He has been selected by Business today as one of the ten best professors at all IIMS. He has the rare privilege of being in various committees of regulators like SEBI/RBI/IRDA/PFRDA. He is consultant to many organizations and is on the board of many corporates.

He has been conferred Life Contribution award by Asia Pacific Risk and Insurance Association [APRIA] and KYBO LIFE in 2019. His book “India Uninc- Role of Non-corporate sectors in India” which focus on Indian/Asian value systems has been well received by planners and policy makers. His other book on Black money and Tax Havens has been acclaimed by experts. His recent book “Caste as social Capital” has been well received by the market. He is on the Advisory council of Vivekananda International Foundation [VA]. He is a member of “National Security Advisory Board” under National Security Council. He is an Adjunct Professor of AURO University at Surat and Cho. S. Ramaswamy Chair Professor in Public policy at Sastra University.

“The Master’s Programme in International Relations and Security Studies has been tailor-made to meet the requirements of our security apparatus. The papers focus on key geographies from an Indian National Security perspective, such as West Asia, Central Asia, Major Powers like the US and important neighbours like China and Pakistan, and on strategic issues and required responses. Crucially it devotes significant time to issues related to Political Economy, Terror Financing etc which are of contemporary relevance. The programme has been prepared by RRU faculty and facilitated by external experts in respective domains. To that extent, it reflects theory and practice of the current situation and includes case studies which will enrich the experience of students in understanding complex situations. It has been structured to meet emerging challenges in the current global environment. It is timely and factual which will equip students to face real life challenges.”