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Dr. S. V. Ramana Rao

SSIM director- Ramana Rao


Dr. S. V. Ramana Rao is a Director at Siva Sivani Institute of Management, Secunderabad. He is a Post Graduate in Management and stood 8th in Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh and subsequently completed M.Phil from Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamilnadu. Dr.Rao obtained his Ph.D. from Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) in the area Financial Derivatives. He worked in various colleges and institutes over a period of 25 years both India and Abroad. Prior to coming to academics he worked as a Marketing executive in few companies for a brief stint. Dr. Rao’s teaching career started with PB Siddhartha College, Vijayawada. Later moved to RVR and Jc College of engineering, Guntur and from there landed in TAPai Management Institute, Manipal. In the year 2007, he moved to Hyderabad and started working for Siva Sivani Institute of management till date. During 2008-11 for a period of three years he moved to Oman on lien to work as a Faculty Member in Business studies department at Shinas College of Technology, Oman and rose to the level of Head of the Department. After working in a foreign land for 3 years he joined back in SSIM as a Professor and Head of the Department–Finance. His areas of interest include Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Investment Management, International Finance and Financial Derivatives.

At SSIM, Dr.Rao worked as Assistant Professor, Professor, Area Chair and now the Director. He is an active member in research and published around 25 articles both at National and International journals having Scopus indexed. He presented papers in various conferences organized by colleges and Institutions including India’s Premium Institutions like Indian School of Business(ISB), Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and Indore (IIMs). In the year 2017 and 2018, his papers received Best Paper Award at ICBM’s 2nd and 3rd National Conference on Management Research – Contemporary Perspectives conducted by ICBM business school, Hyderabad. Dr.Rao had also written cases and presented at various case competitions organized by Institutions. He is also guiding the students for their Doctoral Degree and recently one of his students received a Ph.D. from Krishna University, Machilipatnam. Dr.Rao’s research articles have number of citations, h-Index and i10-index scores. He has conducted National and International seminars and given invited talks. He is invited by various institutions to deliver lecturers, talks including TV shows. He is one of the qualified GST trainers and acted as a resource person in various GST training programs. Dr. Rao also conducted a training program to executives and managers of corporations like NTPC, SCCL etc. He is also a resource person to various FDP’s. He is also a recipient of ICBM-AMP Academic Excellence Awards in the year 2018.