Prof. Surender Rao Komera is IIM Amritsar’s Professor of The Year 2020! With more than 5 years of research and 6 years of teaching experience, his teaching and research background helps him deliver subject clarity with ease at the IIM Amritsar classroom. Find out why students find that "learning from him is a humbling and eye opening experience"!
Note - The winner(s) of the InsideIIM Professor of The Year at any given campus has/have been chosen by current MBA students of that campus. The voting process began in the month of February 2020, and MBA students could nominate their favorite professors here. The professor(s) with the maximum number of votes has/have been declared the winner(s) in 2020!
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Meet Professor Surender Rao Komera - Assistant Professor At IIM Amritsar, InsideIIM Professor Of The Year In 2020
Professor Komera is an Assistant Professor at IIM Amritsar and teaches in the domain of Finance, Accounting, and Control. His research interest is in Empirical Corporate Finance. His Ph.D. thesis was titled ‘Essays on Capital Structure Choice and Corporate Bankruptcy’. His work has then appeared in reputed peer-reviewed journals such as Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Journal of Economics and Finance, IIM Management Review, International Journal of Emerging Markets, etc.
He has also received the best paper award (Advanced Finance track) at IIM Ahmedabad Doctoral Colloquium – 2013. Prior to joining IIM Amritsar in May 2019, he worked as a faculty member and doctoral scholar at Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR).
He has experience of designing and conducting customized training programs for corporate participants (including senior managers) working for Barclays Global Service Center Pvt Ltd, L&T Construction, Murugappa Group, Toshiba Machine Pvt Ltd, etc.
(Above) Prof. Komera speaking at a conference at IFMR, Chennai. Read more about Prof. Komera here.
InsideIIM Professor of The Year 2020 - Here Is Why Students Love Prof. Komera!
“He has vast knowledge and makes complex problems easy to understand. He puts in a lot of effort to make sure his students grasp the concepts of Finance. Always there to help and guide us when in need.”
"The dedication with which he teaches makes learning very easy. He puts lot of effort and answers even the smallest of our doubts."
“He has in-and-out knowledge of everything he teaches, and is determined to make us learn everything from basics to advanced topics.”
"The passion for teaching that he has is incredible and also he puts in lot of effort in it. He wants to set the whole finance curriculum towards CFA. So, the curriculum will be CFA affiliated as he did with his previous institute. He is a one man army."
"He is insanely knowledgeable and very down to earth in his approach. Learning from him has been a humbling and eye opening experience."
The following are professors at IIM Amritsar who just missed out on winning the title of InsideIIM's Professor of The Year in 2020, but still loved by the IIM students:
Dr. Vartika Dutta - "She's very versatile and she has inspired me to take HR as a career prospect. Her teachings have helped me improve my skills and knowledge. She's very accommodating and accurate in her teachings and assignments."
Dr. Harpreet Kaur - "Most funny, lovely, intelligent, and helpful teacher one would ever come across."