Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Shailesh J. Mehta, School of Management
IIT Bombay
Prof. Varadraj Bapat

Dr. Varadraj B. Bapat   

M.Com., CA, CWA, DISA, Ph.D.               

107, SJM School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology,Mumbai - 400076    
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Prof. Varadraj Bapat


Teaching Interests

Managerial Accounting, Financial Reporting, Indian Financial and Business Models

Research Interests

Accounting Standards, Disclosures, Corporate Governance, Bankruptcy Prediction, Portfolio Management, Financial inclusion, Indian Economic Model, Integral Humanism, Corporate Sanskrit and Yoga.


  •  Ph.D. in Management (Finance)                            
    Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay
  • Post-Qualification Diploma in Information Systems Audit          Distinction
    Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi
  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India                   First Class   
    Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi
  • Final Examination of Cost Accountancy                                    First Class
    Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, Calcutta
  • Master of Commerce                                                                First Class
    University of Pune, Pune

Awards and Honours

  • Secured 22nd All India Rank in C.A. final examination in May 1995.
  • Secured 47th All India Rank in C.A. intermediate examination in November 1993.

Teaching Experience

Faculty in Accounting and Finance,                                         July 2008 to date
Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Faculty in  Finance,                                                                      June 2007 to June 2008
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai

Vice-principal/ Lecturer                                                                  Aug 1996 to May 2007
S. K. Somaiya College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Vidyavihar, Mumbai

Management Accounting Course  is available as both video and web course. The lecture videos, notes, problems, solution are freely downloadable.

Research Projects

  • “Financial Inclusion - Status and its Impact on Human Development: A Special Focus on North East India”
  • Publications
  • Textbooks

Financial Accounting-A Managerial Perspective, Tata McGrawHills Publishing, Delhi. (ISBN 978-12-59004889)

Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management, Sheth Publishers, Mumbai

Research papers published

Research Output (papers in last 3 years)

  • Bhanot, D., Bapat, V. (2016), "Multiplier Effect of Self Help Groups (SHGs) on Financial Inclusion Performance: Analysis of Indian states", Economic and Political Weekly, (Rated as “B” as per Australian Business Dean Council (ABDC)) .
  • Raithatha Mehul and Bapat Varadraj (2015), " Impact of Corporate Governance on Financial Disclosures: Evidence from India”, Corporate Ownership and Control. (Rated as “B” as per ABDC).
  • Bhanot, D., Bapat, V. (2015), Sustainability Index of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) and Contributory Factors, International Journal of Social Economics (Rated as “B” as per ABDC).
  • Raithatha Mehul and Bapat Varadraj (2014), " Ranking of Mutual Fund Performance: Comparison of Various Measures”, The Journal, Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review. (Rated as “B” as per ABDC).
  • Raithatha Mehul and Bapat Varadraj (2014), " Accounting Standards Compliance: Comparison between Manufacturing and Service Companies”, International Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol 6, No. 9, 158-164. (Rated as “C” as per ABDC) (
  • Bapat, V. and Nagale, A. (2014), Bankruptcy Prediction of Indian Listed Companies Using Discriminant Analysis, Logistic Regression and Neural Network. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review (Rated as “B” as per ABDC).
  • Bapat, V. and Nagale, A. (2014), “Comparison of Bankruptcy Prediction Models: Evidence from India”,  Accounting and Finance Research, Vol. 3 No. 4, pp. 91-98 (Ranked “C” by ABDC) (
  • Bapat, V. and Nagale, A.  (2014), An Empirical Analysis of Altman’s and Ohlson’s Model. The Empirical Economic Letters (Ranked “C” by ABDC) .
  • Bapat, V. and Nagale, A. (2013), Comparison of Financial Statements prepared as per International Financial Reporting Standards and Indian GAAP, The Chartered Accountant Journal, 61(9), 1406-1411.
  • Raithatha Mehul and Bapat Varadraj (2013), "A Panel Data Analysis of Corporate Attributes and Stock Prices for Indian Manufacturing Sector”, Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing. (ISSN: 1548‐6583). (Rated as “C” as ABDC) (
  • Raithatha Mehul and Bapat Varadraj (2013), " Corporate Disclosures in Financial Statements and its Determinants: An Empirical Study”, The journal, Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review,Vol 9,No 2, Aug 2013. (ISSN is 1813-0534). (Rated as “B” as per ABDC)
  • Disha Bhanot, Varadraj Bapat, Sasadhar Bera, (2012) "Studying financial inclusion in north-east India", International Journal of Bank Marketing, Vol. 30 Iss: 6, pp.465 - 484 (ISSN: 0265-2323). (Rated as “B” as per ABDC).
  • Research guidance
  • Doctoral research guidance
SN Name Completed/ongoing Thesis topic


Disha Bhanot Completed Financial Inclusion in India: A Study on Sustainability of Self Help Group (SHG) Bank Linkage Programme


Abhay Nagale Completed A Cross Model Study of Bankruptcy


Mehul Raithatha Completed Financial Reporting by Indian Companies: Disclosures required by Accounting Standards


Mousami Prasad Ongoing Assessment of Corporate Environmental Sustainability in Indian Context


Sundar Sankaran Ongoing Indian Mutual Funds: Unravelling the Under-achievement


Ajinkya Navare Ongoing Karma Yoga
 7 Bhaskar Chhimwal Ongoing  Portfolio Management
 8 Nidhi Batta
 Portfolio Management


  • Masters’ research guidance
Thesis topic
Developing Credit Rating Model
Feasibility of Social Capitalistic Models on Indian Infrastructure Projects
Disclosures by Banking Companies
India Equity Mutual Fund: Performance Evaluation
Corporate Disclosures GAAP in India and Canada
Performance of Close and Open-ended Funds
A study of Efficiency and Sustainability of Microfinance Institutions
A study of Cost structure of Educational Institutions


Proposed Areas:

  • Ethical funds particularly Hindu Fund
  • Indian Business Model
  • Indian Economic Model
  • Spirituality and Management
  • Human Resources Accounting

 Visit to Cornell University, U.S.A under Exchange Programme

Visited Cornell University, U.S.A. on an invitation from Parker Centre for Investment Research, Johnson School of Management, Cornell University, New York, U.S.A.

Presented papers at various National and International Conferences

Speaker for lectures/ interviews on TV channels and various other forums Topics include Finance, Economy, Understanding Self, How to achieve health and wealth, Education, Culture, Geo-Politics

Conducted various corporate training programs/ MDPs for several leading companies/ Government organisations and NGOs. Topics include Finance for Non Finance Executives, Indian Economy, Understanding Self, How to achieve health and wealth, Corporate Governance, Demographic Dividend

Social Interests

Keen Interest in educational/ social activities, ABVP, Sanskrit, Yoga and spirituality