Indian Institute of Technology Madras


Dr. Thenmozhi M

Professor & Head

Ph.D., University of Madras, 1988.

M.Phil , University of Madras, 1984

M.Com , University of Madras, 1983

B.Com,University of Madras, 1981



Office : DoMS 203

Brief Profile

Prof.  (Ms.) M. Thenmozhi 

Professor and Head

Department of Management Studies

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Chennai 600 036, India

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M.Thenmozhi is  Professor and Head of  the Department of Management Studies of Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai with more than 32 years of academic experience.  She has also been the Director of National Institute of Securities Markets, Mumbai. Prior to joining IIT Madras, she was working as a Faculty in the Management Division of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Anna University, Chennai.

She has been ranked in top 100 Women in Finance in India in 2019 and 2020 by AIWMA. She is an Executive Endeavour Fellow (2007) of the Australian Government and a recipient of Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer Fellowship (2011) and European Union Erasmus Mundus Scholarship (2009). She is a National Award Winner (2003) for developing the best manufacturing policy draft for India and the award was given by the former Prime Minister Shri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the National Manufacturing Sector Policy Competition organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and We Think for India (WTI) Forum. She is a recipient of EXIM Bank Chair Professorship (2016) in Finance offered by Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.  

She has international teaching / research experience with Queensland University of Technology (2007), Australia, La Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) (2009), Spain, University of Passau (2010), Germany, San Diego State University (2011), USA and Lagos Business School (2016), Nigeria.

She has guided 2 post doc, 17 Ph.D. and 9 M.S. scholars and has published more than 30 papers in International Journals and 51 in  National journals and has more than 110 International Conference papers and 48 National Conference papers. She has published papers in journals like Pacific Basin Journal of Finance, Emerging Market Review, Research in International Business and Finance, Neural Computing and Applications, Management Decision, International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance, International Journal of Emerging Markets, Decision, IIMB Management Review and Journal of Emerging Market Finance.

She specialises in applied and policy implications-based research in the domain of corporate finance, market microstructure and financial time series modeling. She has developed hybrid AI and Support Vector Machine based forecasting models for stock market trading and investing, models to test  information transmission between markets,  determinants of ETFs performance, Commodity market price discovery, impact of family and promoter driven firm’s governance and country level determinants of FDI  and Cross border acquisitions. She has won several best research paper awards for her research work both at the national and international level.

She has executed sponsored projects  for CTS, TCS, National Stock Exchange, Multi-Commodity Exchange of India(MCX), HUDCO, ICAI and  AICTE. She is known for her customised skill based executive development programmes for various companies such as L&T (PT&D), Flsmidth, GMMCO, Wipro, CTS, NTECL, CPCL and NLC. She has also developed e-learning modules in WebCT, Authorware Professional and NPTEL.