Dr. V.A. Avadhani, is a retired Adviser in the Reserve Bank of India and a past Director of Research and Training in the Bombay Stock Exchange. He was also a former Adviser in the Hyderabad Stock Exchange.
Dr. Avadhani was Gold medalist from Presidency College, Madras and had a brilliant academic record. He has done in his M.A. in Economics from Madras University and another M.A. from Bombay University by thesis in International Economics. He also holds a Law degree, LL.B. from the Osmania University. He took his Ph.D. degree covering both economics and finance in his comprehensives, from the University of Nebraska, USA. He also holds a certificate in the CAPITAL MARKET STUDIES from the NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF FINANCE, NEW YORK, USA. He is a certificated associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers - a professional qualification for practical bankers (CAIIB).
Dr. Avadhani has vast teaching and research experience at home and abroad. He taught "Money and Central Banking" at the RBIs Bankers Training College, Mumbai. He was visiting Professor at Bajaj Institute of Management, Bombay, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata and a number of Management Institutes all over India. He taught at the University of Nebraska on Money Management and at the 10th SEANZA, Central Banking course as a Director faculty at Bangkok, Thailand. He studied the working of the Central Banks in Singapore, Australia, and Thailand, and the stock exchanges in New York, London, Singapore, etc.
Dr. Avadhani is a prolific writer. He has authored about twenty books and published about thirty research papers in various journals and financial papers. He developed training modules for brokers and investors and many Russian brokers and international delegates were trained by him including many mutual funds staff. He is considered an expert in the areas of Finance - Capital Markets, Money and International Economics.