Ramabhadran Thirumalai

Associate Professor of Finance (Practice)
Deputy Dean - Mohali Campus and Academic Programmes

Email Ram_Thirumalai@isb.edu

Website www.isb.edu/faculty/ramabhadran


Professor Ramabhadran S Thirumalai, Associate Professor of Finance (Practice) at the ISB is currently working on the impact of various regulatory changes on security market pricing, efficiency and liquidity. His research interests also include the trading behaviour of various types of market participants, with a focus on proprietary trading. He teaches courses on Derivatives and Security Markets in the PGP as well as introductory finance courses in several programmes at the ISB.



  • 2021 - Present: Deputy Dean- Mohali Campus, Indian School of Business
  • 2021 - Present: Deputy Dean - Programmes, Indian School of Business
  • 2019 - Present: Associate Professor (Practice), Indian School of Business
  • 2020 - 2021: Senior Associate Dean, PGP and YLP, Indian School of Business
  • 2018 - 2020: Senior Associate Dean, Academic Programmes, Indian School of Business
  • 2016 - 2019: Clinical Assistant Professor, Indian School of Business
  • 2017 - 2017: Associate Dean, Advanced Management Programmes, Indian School of Business
  • 2016 - 2017: Academic Director, Leadership Programme in Infrastructure Management, Indian School of Business
  • 2006 - 2016: Assistant Professor, Indian School of Business
  • 2007 - 2007: Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
  • 2005 - 2006: Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
  • 2004 - 2005: Visiting Assistant Professor of Business (Finance Group), Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2001 - 2004: Adjunct Lecturer, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
  • 1996 - 2001: Associate Instructor, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
  • 1994 - 1996: Graduate Assistant, Department of Statistics, University of South Carolina

In the Media

February , 2024: ISB tops Indian B-schools, ranks 31st globally in FT MBA Ranking, Mint.

March , 2024: Alumni of IIT-Bombay and IIT-Delhi raised most capital for start-ups founded by them, The Hindu Business Line.

October , 2023: A story on MBA education., The New Indian Express.

June , 2023: A BRIDGE TOO FAR, Business Today.

July , 2023: Story on MBA programs, The Telegraph.

August , 2023: B school special, Fortune India.

January , 2023: Insights on MBA Program, Dalal Street Investment Journal (DSIJ).

May , 2023: Story on Management Schools, Business Today.

September , 2023: Story on B-Schools, Economic Times.

May , 2023: Why do business schools like to be part of FT rankings?, Financial Express.

April 6, 2022: Economic Times Story on NSE study, Business Standard.

February , 2022: What can academic institutes do to make mental health one of the top priorities?, Times of India.

April , 2022: EW India Higher Rankings 2022-23, Education World.

November , 2022: MBAs in Asia, FIND MBA.

September , 2021: ISB and Digitary, Digitary.

September , 2020: B School Story, Business Today.

September 11, 2018: How to reduce the high derivatives turnover in India?, Fortune India.

March 24, 2018: Don't just look at return, consider risk too while deciding on investments, Business Standard.

June , 2018: Implementation of SPACs in India – Key Regulatory challenges, M&A Critique.

May , 2018: Why startups should explore blank-cheque firms for raising capital, VCCircle - TechCircle.

January 13, 2010: Longer stock lending to feed asset bubbles?: It'll prevent them, and rationalise asset prices, Economic Times.

Research & Publications