Meenakshi Malhotra



School of Business, Chandigarh, Block A


Dr. Meenakshi Malhotra is a faculty in the area of Finance and Accounting. She holds a Ph.D. from Gautam Buddha University, Uttar Pradesh, India. She has 9 years of teaching experience in reputed academic institutions where she taught wide range of finance and accounting subjects like management of financial services, banking and insurance, corporate finance, company law, management and financial accounting and financial mathematics. She has actively mentored MBA students in summer internships and supervised their projects. Her corporate experience of six years is in the domain of accounting and finance in multinational pharmaceutical and telecommunication companies.

Dr. Meenakshi completed her doctoral research on agricultural commodity derivatives wherein she studied the efficiency of agricultural commodity futures market in India and its role in price discovery and hedging commodity price risk. She has made significant research contribution in Indian agricultural commodity derivatives markets and has published in national and international journals.

Her teaching philosophy is to demonstrate theoretical concepts through real world applications of finance and accounting and encourage learning through hands on experience.

  • PhD from Gautam Buddha University, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Topic: An Empirical Study of Market Efficiency of Select Agricultural Commodity Futures in India.
  • University Grants Commission-National Eligibility Test For Lectureship, UGC NET qualified
  • Masters in Business Administration, MBA from Guru Nanak Dev University, Punjab.
  • (Specialization-Finance)
  • Bachelors of Commerce, B.Com (Hons)
  • Schooling from Sacred Heart Convent, Amritsar.
  • Malhotra, M. (2012). Commodities Derivatives Market in India: The Road Travelled and Challenges Ahead. Asian Journal of Business and Economics, 2(1), 1-22.
  • Malhotra, M. and Sharma, D. (2013). Efficiency of Guar Seed Futures Market in India: An Empirical Study. IUP Journal of Applied Finance, 19(2), 45-63.
  • Malhotra, M. (2012). Price discovery & Impact on Spot Price Volatility: Anecdotes from Indian Commodity Futures Market. Anveshanam, 1(1), 21-34.
  • Sharma, D.K. & Malhotra, M. (2015). Impact of Futures Trading on Volatility of Spot Market-a Case of Guar Seed. Agricultural Finance Review (Emerald), 75 (3), 416 – 431,
  • Malhotra, M. (2015). Evaluating the Hedging Performance of Oil & Oilseeds Futures in India. Paradigm (Sage), 19 (2), 184-196.
  • Malhotra, M. (2016). Volatility Dynamics in Oil & Oilseeds Futures Market in India, Vikalpa (IIM-A), 41(2), 132-148.

Malhotra, M. and Sharma, D. (2016). Efficiency and Volatility Spillover in Guar Seed Future Market in India: An Empirical Study. Finance India (ABDC indexed), XXX (3), pp. 847-870, Indian Institute of Finance. ISSN 0970-3772.

Teaching interests
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Services
  • Banking and Insurance
  • Financial and Commodity Derivatives
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
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