I’m Dr. Durga Prasad Samontaray, working as an Associate Professor – Finance, College of Business Administration (CBA), King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Joined CBA, KSU in October 2009 as an Assistant Professor - Finance and promoted to the grade of Associate Professor – Finance in June 2011. College of Business Administration (CBA), King Saud University (KSU) is having more than 350 faculty members and a prominent business school of Saudi Arabia and Gulf Cooperation Council. CBA is accredited by AACSB and the national accreditation body NCAAA.
I’m having a total work experience of 20 years in various fields of Academic, Industry, Research and Consultancy. My Doctorate degree (2006) from Faculty of Commerce, University of Allahabad (A Central University, India) in the area of corporate governance and my teaching and research interests are in the area of Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Investment Analysis, Asset Valuation, Financial Risk Management and Financial Modeling.
Currently I’m the PhD Guide and/or Examiner of KSU as well as four different universities of India. Member of Editorial Review boards of seven international Referred journals. Published twenty articles and cases in different international journals, text books, and played the role of Chairman/Member of Scientific & Technical Committees of several International Conferences. Taught various courses related to finance in Ph. D, Master and Under Graduate level.
Teaching Plan & Philosophy:
Through the blending of information technology into the curriculum of finance (e.g. through the blending of Pearson my finance lab and learning management system or Blackboard), I will try to enhance the assurance of learning of the students. One of my teaching philosophies is to incorporate live case studies of HBSP and ECCH  and also use self-developed cases for enhancing the practical learning process. Similarly, the teaching process will be a perfect combination of real-life case studies, industrial simulations and the inductive as well as the deductive way of learning.
Learning of Finance is not complete without the application of Excel Spreadsheets; and financial calculator, therefore, each course will be dealt with the application of Excel Spreadsheets and financial calculator.
Research Proposal, Plan and Philosophy:
My current research interest is in the areas of corporate governance, corporate finance, financial markets and related fields. My research objective is to present one international Conference/Seminar in an academic year and convert it into a research paper in an ABDC listed or SCOPUS indexed journal. Similarly, 
Administrative Roles in the CBA, KSU:
  • Chairman of Assurance of Learning (AOL) Committee (2017-2021)
  • Chairman of AOL Committee (2012-2016)
  • Member of Strategic Plan Committee (2017-2021)
  • Best performance award in CBA for AACSB accreditation (2016)
  • Best faculty award (2015)  in CBA
Administrative Roles in the Finance Department:
  • Head of Quality, Development and AOL Committee
  • Member of Curriculum Committee, Strategic Plan Committee, Faculty Council, Ph.D. Committee, Research Committee
Achievements regarding AACSB Accreditation:
  1. Successfully completed the Assurance of Learning Seminar – I, conducted by AACSB, dated 22nd – 23rd January 2020, held at Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  2. Chairman of Assurance of Learning (AOL) Committee (2017-2021) of College of Business Administration, King Saud University.
  3. Chairman of AOL Committee (2012-2016) of College of Business Administration, King Saud University.
  4. Conducted the Assurance of Learning workshop under the title: “What Should Faculty Member Do for Assurance of Learning” dated 14th March 2018, Auditorium, F94, held at College of Business Administration, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA
  5. Addressed to the faculty seminar of IPE, Hyderabad, for the AACSB briefing on 28th August 2017.
  6. Conducted the Faculty Development workshop titled “Faculty Classification as per AACSB 2013 Norm, latest update 1st July 2017” of Department of Finance, CBA, King Saud University, dated 27th September 2017.
  7. Best performance award for AACSB accreditation (2016) of College of Business Administration, King Saud University.
  8. Conducted Workshop to explain the techniques of how to meet the goals of the College of Business Administration for Assurance of Learning (AOL)on 4th Nov 2015 (Wednesday).
  9. Conducted One day workshop on 16th December 2014, organized by CBA, KSU, for learning outcome assessment for AACSB
  • PhD Guide and/Examiner:
  1. Supervised Ms. Hanan AL Hussain (Student Id. 431203556, PhD in CBA, KSU), who has been awarded the PhD degree in January 2017.
  2. Foreign Examiner of IIIT, Allahabad (A Central Government Institute), Allahabad, UP, India. http://www.iiita.ac.in/
  3. Registered guide & Foreign Examiner of Collaborative Research Program of ITM Business School, Mumbai, India, A Deemed to be University. http://www.itm.edu/phd/bit/guides.php 
  4. Foreign Examiner of North East Regional Institute of Science & Technology (A Deemed to be University), Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh, India. www.nerist.ac.in
Presentation in International/National Conferences and Workshops:
  1. Presented a research paper titled "The Impact of Gold Price Changes on Saudi Stock Market” in the Global Conference on Managing in Recovering Markets (GCMRM 2014), organised by Management Development Institute (MDI), GURGAON, India in association with Australian Centre for Asian Business, University of South Australia, and Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor, dated 5th - 7th March 2014.
  2. Presented a research paper titled "Corporate Governance and Firm Performance; An Indian Experience" in an International Conference on Emerging Financial Markets, organised by PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore, India, dated 4th and 5th January 2010.
  3. A research paper titled “Value at risk: is the risk worth taking” presented in an international conference on Finance and Accounting organised by IBS – Hyderabad, dated 7-9th Jan.2009.
  4. A research paper on "Innovative practice of Corporate Governance" in a seminar on “Innovative way of managing manufacturing practices” organised by CII in Hotel Taj Krishna – Hyderabad dated 25th July 2008.
  5. A research paper titled “Corporate Governance in Indian Banking Industry: An Experience with ICICI Bank & SBI” in the International Conference on Emerging Financial Markets organised by AIMS, PSG Institute of management, Coimbatore, University of Toledo, San Diego State University and Florida International University, dated 26th – 28th Dec.2007.
  6. A research paper titled “Corporate Governance in Indian Banking Industry: An Experience with SBI & HDFC Bank” in the Eastern regional Convention – 2006 on Corporate Governance organised by Indian Society for Training & Development (ISD) & Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd., dated 25th & 26th Nov.2006.
  7. Merger & Acquisition: An analysis presented in the National seminar: Managing Incarnation, organised by Rourkela Institute of Management Studies, Rourkela, dated 24th – 25th Feb.2006.
  8. Role of corporate governance in corporate disclosure practice: an experience with HDFC bank, presented in the 58th All India Commerce conference organised by Indian Commerce Association, MG Kasi Vidya Pith, Varanasi dated 27th – 29th Dec.2005.
  9. Medical tourism – India to become the global health destination presented in the International Conference on Services management, organised By IIMT Oxford Brookes University, Gurgaon dated 9th -11th Mar.2005.
  10. Corporate Governance as A Key Driver for CSR: Case of Selected Companies, in a national seminar organised by PIMR Indoor, dated 30th Jan. 2005.
  11. Achieving Corporate Excellence through Mergers & Acquisitions presented in the International Conference on Mergers & Acquisitions, organised By Department of Commerce, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar in Association with Indian Accounting Association dated 18th, 19th December 2004.
  12. Going Global: India to become an Entertainment Hub presented in the International Seminar on Global Partnership, organised by RCM, Bhubaneswar, dated 11th August 2004.
  13. Social Networking: A vehicle to achieve global competitiveness presented in the International seminar on Employment relation in future & future of employment relation organised by Dept. of PMIR, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar in Association with Indian Industrial Relation, New Delhi, dated 7th & 8th February 2004.
  14. Emerging Issues and Challenges before Financial Sectors: Banking & Insurance presented in the National Seminar on Emerging Issues and Challenges before Financial Sectors Organised by Kurpagam Institute Management, Coimbatore dated 10th & 11th March 2004.
  15. Emerging Challenges of Banking in India – A Study Presented in the national seminar on the topic Challenges before financial sectors, organised by RIMS & NIPM, Rourkela dated 15th Nov 2003.
Chairman/Member of Scientific & Technical  Committee/Track of International  Conferences:
  1. TPC member for 9th Annual International Conference on Accounting & Finance (AF 2019), to be held in Singapore on 15th - 16th July, 2019.  http://acc-finance.org/committee/
  2. TPC member for 8th Annual International Conference on Accounting & Finance (AF 2018), held in Singapore on 23rd - 24th July, 2018.                        http://acc-finance.org/committee/
  3. Organizing Committee Member for the International Academic Conference on Business, Entrepreneurship and Economics held in Dubai, UAE from April 09-011, 2018 with the Theme: “It's not just about IDEAS and Research, It's about making IDEAS and Research happen”. https://www.citationsinternational.com/business-conference-2018/organizing
  4. Lead resource person to the pre-conference workshop of the 6th International conference on emerging trends in finance, accounting & banking organised by SDIMD, Mysore, dated 17th August 2017.                                                        https://sdmimd.ac.in/financeconference2017/
  5. Chairperson of technical session in the 6th International conference on emerging trends in finance, accounting & banking organised by SDIMD, Mysore, dated 18th August 2017. https://sdmimd.ac.in/financeconference2017/
  6. Member of the reviewing panel of Scientific Committee of ICREE 2014(International conference), held on 12th & 13th December, 2014, at Novotel, Jakarta, Indonesia. http://icree.weebly.com/editorpaper-reviewer-for-icree-2014.html
  7. Member of the reviewing panel of Scientific Committee of International Conference on Accounting and Finance (ICAF 2014), held on 6th & 7th May 2014 at Colombo, Sri Lanka, to be hosted by the International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Leap Business management and academic partner Management Science University. http://financeconference.co/scientific-committee/
  8. Chaired a session on Equity and Commodity Markets in the Global Conference on Managing in Recovering Markets (GCMRM 2014), organised by Management Development Institute (MDI), GURGAON, India in association with Australian Centre for Asian Business, University of South Australia, and Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor, dated 5th - 7th March 2014. http://gcmrm.org/GCMRM-March-2014.html
  9. Chaired a session on Corporate Governance and disclosure practices in an International Conference on Emerging Financial Markets, organised by PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore, India, dated 4th and 5th January 2010. http://psgicf.in/pdf/schedule_2010.pdf
  10. Chaired one technical session on emerging financial market and corporate governance in an international conference on Business and Finance, 2009, Organized by IBS, Hyderabad, India, at Hyderabad, India, dated January 9-10, 2009.
  11. Member of the Conference Organizing Committee of International Conference on Business and Finance, 2009, Organized by IBS, Hyderabad, India, at Hyderabad, India, dated January 9-10, 2009.
Member of Editorial Review board of Referred  journals:
  1. Editorial board member of “American-Eurasian Network for Scientific Information”. http://www.aensiweb.com/old/jasr/jasr_editors.html
  2. In the Editorial Review Board of Afro-Asian J. of Finance and Accounting (AAJFA), since Nov.2013. http://www.inderscience.com/aajfa
  3. In the Editorial Review Board of Asian journal of research in banking & Finance (ISSN: 2249-7323), from the Asian Research Consortium, since Nov.2013.
  4. In the Editorial Review Board of Academy of Accounting & Financial Studies Journal (AAFSJ), since October 2009, (ISSN: 1096-3685).   
  5. In the Editorial Review Board of Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies (JIACS) since October 2009, (Printed ISSN: 1078-4950 & PDF ISSN: 1532-5822).
  6. In the Editorial Review Board of "Business Studies Journal (BSJ)" since October 2009.
  7. In the Editorial Review Board of "Academy of Banking Studies Journal (ABSJ)" since October 2009.
FDPs, Conferences, Seminars and Workshops Attended:
  1. Successfully completed the Assurance of Learning Seminar – I, conducted by AACSB, dated 22nd – 23rd January 2020, held at Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  2. 1st International Symposium on MENA Economies and Markets (ISMEM – 2019), dated 4th-5th December, 2019, conducted by Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  3. Participant of The Issuers & Investors Forum 2019, dated 28th of April 2019, on the topic Nation Building: Technology, Public – Private Partnerships & Capital Markets, held at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  4. Participant of the Bloomberg Workshop Organised by Bloomberg dated 19th September 2018, held at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  5. Attended the 18th Summer Research Conference organised by the Centre for Analytical Finance, Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad Campus, dated 27th – 28th July 2018.
  6. Participant of the 17th Summer Research Conference organised by the Centre for Analytical Finance, Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad Campus, dated 28th – 29th July 2017.
  7. Participant of the research seminar “The menace of superbugs: what can economists say about it?” organised by Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad Campus, dated 19th July 2015.
  8. Two days Conference of GULF Business School Summit, organised by College of Business Administration, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, dated 16th & 17th February 2014, held at College of Business Administration, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA.
  9. A seminar on "Higher Education in India organized by Saudi India Business Network (SIBN) wing of Indian Embassy in Riyadh, dated 13th December 2013.
  10. Workshop on National Plan for Science & Technology & Innovation towards Distinguished Outcomes for the National Plan Projects organized by King Saud University (KSU) in collaboration with King Abdul-Aziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) dated 2nd March 2013.
  11. Workshop attended on "Student Peer and Self-Assessment" organised by the Deanship of Skills Development, King Saud University, dated 12th February 2013.
  12. Workshop attended on "Improving Course Assessment through Effective Planning" organised by the Deanship of Skills Development, King Saud University, dated 11th February 2013.
  13. Attended the 2days (10 hours) Workshop titled 2nd Annual Forum for University Teaching Learning Outcomes Assessment, organized by Deanship of Skills Development of King Saud University dated 9th & 10th Feb.2013.
  14. 2 DAYS WORKSHOP ON EFFECTIVE TEACHING by Deanship of Skills Development of King Saud University dated 21st & 22nd Nov.2011.
  15. Workshop on Blackboard (LMS), dated 20th Nov.2011, organised by CBA, KSU.
  16. Workshop attended on Student feedback system and effective grading organised by the Deanship of Skills Development, King Saud University, dated 4th – 5th June 2011.
  17. Workshop on Decipher the Assurance of Learning on 31st May 2011, organised by CBA, KSU.
  18. Ten hours workshop attended on effective teaching organised by the Deanship of Skills Development, King Saud University, dated 28 – 29th September 2010.
  19. Attended the workshop on qualitative research organised by PSG institute of Management, Coimbatore, India, dated 4th January 2010.
  20. Attended the International Conference on Entrepreneurship organised by Entrepreneurship center of King Saud University and entrepreneurship Association, Saudi Arabia, organised in King Saud University, Riyadh dated 25th and 26th of October 2009.
  21. Workshop on "Excellence and Innovation in Quality Practices at the Universities" organised by Deanship of Quality, King Saud University, KSA, Riyadh, dated 27th October 2009.
  22. Case teaching and development workshop organised by ICFAI Business School – Hyderabad, during 16th – 20th March 2009.
  23. Doctoral thesis conference organised by ICFAI Business School – Hyderabad, during 4th – 7th March 2009.
  24. Faculty Development Program organised by ICFAI Business School – Hyderabad, during 16th – 21st April 2008.
  25. Faculty Development Program organised by ICFAI Business School – Kolkata, during 2nd – 4th April 2007.
  26. Faculty Induction Program organised by ICFAI Business School – Hyderabad, dated 3rd – 8th Oct.2006.
  27. Attended the Silver Jubilee Faculty Development programme and Alumni Reunion programme, organised by IIM – Ahmedabad, dated 27th and 28th, February 2004.
  28. Successfully completed with merit scholarship the 24th FDP organised by IIM Ahmedabad from 12th Nov 2002 to 6th Mar 2003.
Awards/Prizes Won:
  1. Best performance award in AACSB accreditation during the academic year 2016.
  2. Best faculty award – 2015, in CBA, KSU, among more than 300 faculty members of the CBA.
  3. Expert guest speaker in Saudi National Television (Channel 2 in English), for analysing Saudi and Gulf Economy and Investment scenario. (Date: 21st April 2013).
  4. Expert guest speaker in National Saudi Radio (97 FM in English), for analysing Investment opportunity in Saudi and Gulf Economy. (Date: 5th Nov. 2012 & 1st April 2013).
  5. Best Research Award for the project of "Potential of VFS Value Added Services and Measurement of Marketing Deliverables" in the company VFS global, dated 5th September 2008, by IBS – Hyderabad, India.
  6. 4th Rank holder in MBA in the year 1998 from Berhampur University, Orissa, India.
  7. Gold medallist in graduation in the year 1996 from Berhampur University, Orissa, India. 
  8. 6th Rank holder (All Orissa) in Intermediate in the year 1993 from Council of Higher Secondary Education, Orissa, India.
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