Former Dean of Jamia Milia Islamia joins LSE’s Top Featured Teaching Institution


New Delhi, July 10, 2019: Prof. Khan Masood Ahmad, former head of the Department of Economics and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences at Jamia Milia Islamia has joined as Professor of Economics and would teach Econometrics and Principles of Banking & Finance as a permanent faculty at the New Delhi based Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF), one of the 5 Featured Teaching Institutions of London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE).

Dr. Khan has a rich academic experience of 44 years and has been associated with Jamia for the last 22 years, having also served as Vice-Chancellor at Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Urdu Arabi Farsi University for 3 years. His proficiency in International Finance and Banking, Applied Econometrics and Macroeconomics, has also seen him be part of several high powered committees like the Working Group on the Assessment of the Financial Resources of the Central Government for the XI Five Year Plan, Indian National Commission for cooperation with UNESCO as well as member of Board of Directors for Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore Ltd. (FACT).

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Along with Prof. Ahmad, Dr. Jyoti Vig and Dr. Shashwat Ganguly will be joining ISBF as Associate Professor of Economics and Assistant Professor of Mathematics, respectively. Dr. Vig will be teaching Macroeconomics and Further Mathematics for Economists at ISBF.

Dr. Vig completed her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in the area of Macroeconomics and Applied Microeconomics and holds a Masters and M.Phil from JNU, Delhi after having pursued a Bachelors in Physics from St. Stephen’s College whereas Dr. Ganguly is an alumnus of Heriot-Watt University (UK) where he worked on a fully-funded Ph.D. research project at the Department of Civil Engineering. He has a rich experience of over 9 years in the field of Engineering with specialization in diverse subject areas including Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, Electronics and Communication, HVAC Systems, Software Development, and Renewable Energy.

Expressing his thoughts on joining ISBF Dr. Khan Masood said, “It gives me great pleasure to join ISBF and be a part of an institution that’s transforming the education space. Even after 44 years of teaching experience, the curriculum seems challenging and I am sure that it’s going to be a learning experience for me as much as it’s going to be for my students.”

Dr. G.L Tayal, Dean, Academics at ISBF said “At ISBF, we take great pride in our faculty, who are all distinguished members of the academic society. It’s their dedication and commitment to providing an excellent education that has empowered our students to be globally recognized and race ahead in this competitive world.”

About ISBF

ISBFISBF is one of the select few Featured Teaching Institutions of LSE in the world, and also enjoys the University of London’s Affiliate Centre status, the highest recognition accorded to teaching institutions by the university. This ensures that ISBF students receive rigorous, application-oriented and global education, which is relevant to local needs. Many of them transfer to foreign universities in the second year of undergraduate study, go on to prestigious institutions for higher studies, or secure placements in India or overseas with leading multinational corporations.

ISBF was founded in 2006 with the vision of delivering world‐class education in India. Its Undergraduate and postgraduate programs – in the areas of Economics, Finance, Business, Accounting, and Management – all receive academic direction from LSE, and students receive a University of London degree upon graduating. They are taught by an expert and highly qualified group of faculty members at ISBF and also see deep engagement from LSE academicians, who train ISBF’s teachers as well as lecture students, apart from setting and grading the final examinations of ISBF students.

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