Interview by Arjun Verma



Dr. Sitangshu Khatua is currently working as the Professor in Finance Area at Heritage Business School, Kolkata. He is the Faculty Advisor of the Alumni Association of the Institute and he is also a member of the Board of Governors of Heritage Business School. He was previously associated with Jyotirmoy School of Business, Kolkata as Associate Dean and ICFAI Business School, Kolkata, XISS, Ranchi & NIT, Durgapur as Faculty Member.

He holds several degree such as FPM (Eqv. to PhD) in Finance, XLRI, from Jamshedpur, PGDM (Eqv. to MBA) in Finance from IBAT, KIIT Bhubaneswar, DBF (Diploma in Business Finance), CFA-Level I, from ICFAI, Hyderabad, Certificate Course in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in Oracle Financial from IBS, Kolkata, M.Tech in Solid Mechanics from B.E. College Shivpur, CU and 1992-94. BE in Civil Engineering, from NIT Durgapur.

Dr. Khatua has about 22 years of experience working both in the industry as well as in academics out of which 17 years in B-School teaching, corporate training, research and consulting. He has taught various courses such as Corporate Finance I & II or Financial Management I & II, Advanced Corporate Finance, Project Appraisal and Finance, Investment Science or Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, International Finance, Derivative & Risk Management.

Dr. Sitangshu Khatua on his experience in the education industry

I am enjoying my teaching life with fun and enjoyment. I mainly attracted about academics because it’s where we have the freedom to work and flexibility.

Dr. Sitangshu’s leadership style

I believe in myself and also have a confidence that I can deal with any type of people because I love people and they also love me.I can describe myself as a work-oriented people leader, a blend with team and target.

Significant challenges faced by Dr. Sitangshu as the Professor of Heritage Business School

Pursuing research

HBS’ curriculum

Very recent our curriculum has updated and many new courses like AI, Big data science, Business Analytics, etc. are introduced for catering to today’s industry.

Skill sets required in a student

More rigor, more practice orientation is today’s mantra

An ideal school environment

More open-minded, flexible but with a blend of discipline and ethics.

Top qualities that an aspiring student must possess

Decision making (short term and long term), leading capability and a great communicator.

Goals for institute

We should have a Doctoral programme and more research and consultancy work should be done.

Suggestions for current youth and aspiring students

Prepare yourself to accept the global challenges, after all, you, 2020 youth, your destiny will be no more within Kashmir to Kanyakumari but an entire world.