About Us

Name : Dr. Niti Nandini Chatnani

Function : Associate Professor

Email : nitinandini@iift.edu


  • Ph.D. from Dr. Harisingh Gour University, Saugor
                   Research Topic: “An Analytical Study of Microcredit in India (with reference to economic empowerment of women)”
  • Masters in Business Administration from Institute of Management Studies, Devi Ahilya University, Indore, with specialization in Finance.
  •                Was a Silver Medalist, with 77% marks and a CGPA of 9.85 on a 10-point scale
  • Has qualified UGC’s NET exam for Eligibility for Lecturership in January 1991
  • Has been a Merit Holder in Class XII and Class X CBSE exams

Areas of Interest / Specialization

1. Security Analysis & Portfolio Management

2. Commodity Trading and Price Risk Management

3. Financial Management

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi from June 2007 onwards. Teaches courses on Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, Commodity Trading and Price Risk Management and Financial Management. Also holds office of Controller of Examinations and handles the responsibility of Programme Director for EPGDIB 2016-2018
  • Has teaching experience of 25 years, having taught courses at postgraduate as well as undergraduate level in prestigious B-schools
  • Has done several Visiting Faculty assignments, and has also taught at Management and Faculty Development Programmes




Commodity Markets: Operations, Instruments and Applications published by Tata McGraw Hill Education, 2010 (ISBN-13: 978-0-07-015929-7; ISBN-10: 0-07-015929-7)


Paper Publications in Peer- Reviewed Journals:


1.      Creating Corporate Advantage: ERP Shows the Way published in JIMS 8M, Vol. 4, No. 3, Jul to Sep 1999 (Print ISSN: 0973-9335; Online ISSN: 0973-9343)

2.      Export Orientation: A Sine Qua Non for Integration with the Global Economy published in FORE School’s ABHIGYAN in Vol. XVIII No. 4 October 2000 (ISSN: 0970-2385)

3.      Managing in the Era of Change: Creative Cost Cutting published in ICFAI JOURNAL OF APPLIED FINANCE, Vol. 6, No. 4, October 2000 (ISSN: 0972-5105)

4.   Export Promotion and Indian Planners published in National Productivity Council’s Journal PRODUCTIVITY Promotion in Vol. 4 No. 15, March 2000 (ISSN: 0032-9924; Online ISSN: 0976-3902)

5.   Transfer Pricing: A Case Study of Eicher Tractors Ltd. published in PRESTIGE JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH, Vol. 4, No. 1, April 2000 (ISSN:  2277-1689)

  1. Sweet Turns Bitter published in PRESTIGE JOURNAL FOR MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH in 2001( ISSN:  2277-1689)
  2. NGOs: Their Role in Channeling Microcredit through Self-Help Groups published in NIILM’s JOURNAL OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION, Vol. 1. No. 2, September-December 2003. (ISSN: 0973-2330)

8.      Formation and Financing of Self Help Groups: A Case Study of Gurgaon Gramin Bank published in FORE School’s ABHIGYAN in Vol. XXII No. 4 January –March 2005 (ISSN: 0970-2385)

  1. Corporate Governance: The Indian Perspective published in The Journal of Contemporary Management Research (Bharathidasan Institute of Management) Vol. 2, Issue 1 of March 2008.
  2. Women’s Empowerment Through MicroFranchising published in Amity Global Business Review Vol. 5, No. 3, February 2010 (ISSN: 0975-511X)


Publications in Other Journals and Magazines:


  1. BRIDGING THE MICROCREDIT GAP published in INDIAN MANAGEMENT, the Journal of AIMA in Volume 45 Issue 8 in August 2006.
  2. Commodity Futures Markets In India: Rationale And Relevance For Farmerspublished in ICFAI Analyst issue of February 2008.
  3. FINANCING INNOVATION: A prerequisite for enabling entrepreneurship published in CITT Magazine of IIFT in QIII 2015
  4. COMMODITY FUTURES MARKETS IN INDIA AND THE NEED FOR TALENT DEVELOPMENT published in Inaugural Journal of Commodity Participants Association of India in QIV 2016


Chapters in Edited Books:


  1. “Managing in the Era of Change: Creative Cost Cutting” in a book titled “Managing in the Era of Change: Challenges and Perspectives” ed. A.K.Sengupta and Amit Gupta (ISBN: 81-7446-226-0), published by Excel Books in 2000.
  2. Poverty Alleviation through Microfinance” in a book titled “India Anti-Poverty Incorporated: A Caged Tiger” ed. Prof. Ramachandran (ISBN-10: 8174464522; ISBN-13: 978-8174464521) published by Excel Books in 2006

(a)     Book titled Commodity Markets: Recent Developments ed. Dhandapani Alagiri (ISBN: 978-81-314-1748-5), published by ICFAI University Press in 2008

(b)     Book titled Futures Markets in Agriculture ed. M.G.Deepika (ISBN: 978-81-314-1598-6), published by ICFAI University Press in 2008

  1.  CARBON MARKETS: THE INDIA ACCOUNT” in  a book titled Indian Derivatives Markets: An Empirical Study ed. O.P.Gupta (ISBN: 978-81-314-1722-5) and published by ICFAI University Press in 2008
  2. Case Study titled “DEMERGING FOR SHAREHOLDERS’ SAKE; THE CASE OF BAL” in a book titled “Cases in Management: Indian and International Perspectives” ed. Vimi Jham and Bindu Gupta (ISBN-10: 8177229931; ISBN-13: 978-8177229936), published by Biztantra in 2009.
  3. "Efficiency of Price Discovery in Agricultural Commodity Trading in India", co-authored by self and Dr. Tanuj Nandan, published in book titled "AGRARIAN CHANGE AND SMALL FARMERS” edited by K.N.Bhatt and Pradeep Bhargava(ISBN-10: 9351250334;  ISBN-13: 978-9351250333), published by Concept Publishing Company (P) Ltd. in 2014


Cases in Case Repositories:


“REAL OIL COMPANY LIMITED: CRUDE HEDGING” registered in The Case Centre (formerly ECCH) in September 2013 (Case Reference no. 113-041-1)


Paper Presentations:


           i.         "Efficiency of Price Discovery in Agricultural Commodity Trading in India", co-authored by self and Dr.Tanuj Nandan, presented in Symposium on "AGRARIAN CHANGE AND SMALL FARMERS” organized by Indian Council for Social Sciences and Research, New Delhi at the Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad on 11th and 12th March 2012.

         ii.         “WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT THROUGH MICROFRANCHISING” presented during Technical Session of INBUSH 2010 organized by Amity International Business School from 24th to 26th February 2010.

       iii.          “CARBON MARKETS: THE INDIA ACCOUNT” presented at The Second National Conference on Indian Capital Markets: Emerging Issues organized by IBS, Gurgaon and AIMS from 27th-28th Feb. 2008. This is also part of an edited volume of selected papers on Indian Capital Markets being published by ICFAI Books.

       iv.          “KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY: OVERCOMING SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHALLENGES OF INDIA” at a Symposium on the Role of Knowledge Technologists organized from 24-27 May 2005 in Gwang-ju, Republic of Korea by Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo.

         v.          “TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION” at a Conference on Role of Technology in Higher Education organized from 11-13 July 2005 in Beijing, China by National Louis University, Chicago and Peking University.

       vi.          “TECHNOLOGY & KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN B-SCHOOLS” presented in a workshop on “Global Business in a Digital Era” organized for management teachers by NIILM in association with AICTE in October 2001.

     vii.         “Transfer Pricing: A Case Study of Eicher Tractors Ltd.” presented and discussed in the National Case Development Workshop of FMS, Delhi University in December 1999


Research Projects:


1. Comparing performance of PSUs (STC, MMTC, and PEC) in the activities of procurement of UREA AND COAL” from November 2014 to February 2015


Other Publications:


1.        Book reviews published in journals like IILM’s MANAGEMENT AND CHANGE.

2.        Articles based on microcredit, corporate governance, financial services etc., and letters to the editor to various business publications.


Conferences and Workshops Attended:


1.       “Work Culture” by Dr. Sharu Rangnekar, in February 2000.

2.       “National Case Development Workshop”, organized by FMS, Delhi University, in December 1999.

3.      “Accounting Standards in India”, organized by IIM Ahmedabad and ACCA, in August 1999.

4.      “Case Study Method of Teaching”, conducted for NIILM by IIM Ahmedabad Professors in September 1999.

5.      “Management Teachers Development Workshop on Global Business in a Digital Era”, organized by NIILM in association with AICTE in October 2001.

6.      “Synergy 2002”, FDP organized by Rai Foundation from 28 November - 2 December 2003 at Bhimtal, Nainital.

7.      “Role of Knowledge Technologists”, organized by Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo in Gwang-ju, Republic of Korea, from 24-27 May 2005.

8.      “Management Teachers Development Workshop on Contemporary Issues in Teaching and Research” organized by NIILM in association with CECOP from 24-26 November 2005.

9.      “National Seminar on Microfinance” organized jointly by SIDBI and CII on 20th September 2006.

10.  “Challenges of the Morrow” organized by Global Business and Marketing Association and NIILM CMS from 28-30 December 2006.

11.  “Greater Inclusion: Possibilities & Prospects”, Annual Policy Conference of Sa-Dhan organized on 17th and 18th January 2007.

12.  “Mentoring: What makes it succeed?” organized by Bhartiya Yuva Shakti Trust on 11th May 2007.

13.  “Commodity Markets Research” organized by NCDEX Institute of Commodity Markets and Research on 10 October 2007.

14.   “Indian Capital Markets: Emerging Issues” organized by IBS, Gurgaon and Association of Indian Management Schools from 27-28 February 2008

15.  “Taxation of Transactions” organized by India Invest Economic Foundation and National Institute of Public Finance and Policy on 22 April 2007

16.  “Case Writing Workshop” organized by Ivey School Of Business and Indian School of Business Hyderabad at ISB Hyderabad from 30th January to 1st February 2009

17.  “De Risking Indian Economy: Commodity Futures and Options” organized by FICCI and MCX in New Delhi on 12th March 2010.

18.  “Commodity and Currency Futures Markets: The Way Forward” organized by ASSOCHAM on 2nd February 2011

19.   “IndianCommodity Markets and FCRA Amendment Bill 2010” organized by FICCIon 4th July 2012

20.  "Metals Hedging at the London Metal Exchange" seminar organized by LME on 7th December 2012.

21.  (a) “Global Colloquium on Participant Centered Learning” Organized by Harvard Business School, Boston from 25th to 31st July 2011

(b) “Case Writing and Course Development Workshop” organized by Harvard Business School, Boston from 5th to 8th February 2012

22.  “Essential Econometrics for Research in Finance” at IIM, Indore from 15th to 22nd April 2017.


Invited Lectures:


1.    Invited for conducting sessions on commodity derivatives in the Sugar Learning Curve Session of the Indian Sugar Summit organized by Kingsman Conferences in September 2013

2.    Nominated a member of the FICCI Working Group on Commodities, a 15 member group chaired by Shri Jayant Manglik, President Religare Securities in 2013.

3.     Invited for two sessions at UGC workshop on Commodity Derivatives at Mysore University in May 2015

4.    Invited for MDP Sessions on Investment Management at MDI, Gurgaon in September 2016


Professional / Academic Affiliations

Member of FICCI Working Group on Commodities since 2013

Empanelled as a Mentor with Bhartiya Yuva Shakti Trust, New Delhi, and as an Accredited Management Teacher with All India Management Association