Dr. M. Ranganatham is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Commerce in the University of Madras, Chennai. He has about 20 years of postgraduate teaching and research experience. He has guided about 65 M.Ph. And 11 Ph.D. Students. He has published 12 research papers in national journals and participated in several national and international seminars. His areas of interests are financial markets and services, security analysis and portfolio management, risk management and insurance and quantitative methods.
Prof. Krishnaswami is an eminent scholar and a writer. He has a rich academic background and has specialised in general management, co-operative management, finance and banking. Be has contributed over 100 papers to leading journals, has conducted and yided many research projects, and has participated and presented papers in many regional and national seminars. He has directed several workshops on methodology of research. He was on the Working Group on Research and Extension appointed by the Ministry of Education and Youth Services, Government of India in 1970, and on the Working Groups on Agricultural Finance, and the Special Working Group on Commerce Education, Tamil Nadu Planning Commission during 1971-93. He worked as a visiting research consultant in Hasanuddin University, Indonesia during 1972-73 under a programme sponsored by the ADC, New York.
He introduced M.B.A. and other management programmes in Bangaiore University and Master of Go-operative Management programme in Gandhigram Rural University. He is associated with academic bodies of several Universities and Professional bodies.
After serving as Professor and Dean Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, Bangalore for a decade and half, Dr. Krishnaswami was working as Visiting Professor in the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute ofScience, Bangalore For three years. Currently he is an adjunct Professor of Management in National University, San Jose, U.S.A. His publications include: Essentials of Commerce, Co-operative Democracy in Action, Co-operative Account-keeping, Co-operative Audit, Administrative Handbook for Co-operative Department, Methodology of Research in Social Sciences, MBO, the Concept and Methodology, Fundamentals of Co-operation.