Education plays a vital role in building the future of our nation by transforming lives and communities. We have several educator heroes who help students aim high and achieve their potential, often meeting and overcoming considerable challenges along the way. Recently Delhi based MT Research & Educational Services (MTRES) came up with the second edition of their Teaching Excellence Awards (TEA) 2019, to recognize the monumental role teachers play in our society to create tomorrow’s leaders as they instil a desire to learn and achieve. The awards celebrate the efforts of all those who go above and beyond to promote excellence within our education system. Meet Dr. Natika Poddar, Associate Professor, St.Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMAR), Borivali, Mumbai, who has been honoured with Excellent Teacher Award in MTRES TEA 2019.
Dr Natika has overall 13 years of teaching experience and 2 years of industry experience. She has done M.Com, M.Phil, Diploma in Tax Management, MBA in Finance, PGDFM, CPCM, DTM and Ph.D. in Banking and Finance area. She is currently pursuing her second Ph.D. in Finance. She has been associated with SFIMAR since more than 11 Years now. She is a Post Graduate recognized teacher at University of Mumbai in areas of Finance for MMS/MFM/MMM programmes. She is also the Programme head for MFM / MMM course (University of Mumbai Programme) at SFIMAR.
Her areas of interest are Financial accounting, Advanced Financial Management, Corporate Accounting, etc. She has co-authored 8 books in area of Finance, Management and Faculty Development. She has presented more than 20 papers in National and International level conference. She has published more than 15 papers in National and International journals. She has received minor research project grant from University of Mumbai for her project Simulation analysis on housing projects at Navi Mumbai.
She is a Member of Academic Advisory Committee and also a Local Inquiry Committee Member and Convener for Continuation of Affiliation at University of Mumbai. She is also the Internal Examination Coordinator for MFM/MMM Programme at the institute. She is Associate Editorial Board Member of Social Science International Research Network Journal (ISSN 2231-4970) and Chief Editor of META Research Journal.
Awards and Recognition
♦ Excellence in Teaching Award at Indo-American Summit 2016
♦ Best Professor in Finance Management Award at Dewang Mehta Awards 2016
♦ Distinguished Professor Award by CSI and IIT Bombay at Technext 2017
♦ Best Professor in Financial Management Award at 9th Innovative Star Group Education Awards-DNA, 2017
♦ Distinguished Management Faculty Award by MTC Global in 2017
♦ Research Excellence Award at Indus Global Education Summit 2017
♦ Research Excellence Award at Faculty Branding Awards 2017
♦ Author of the Year by MTRES Research Excellence Awards 2017
♦ Young Academician Award by Centre for Education Growth and Research, 2018
♦ Distinguished Management Faculty-Finance Award by AIMS International, 2019
She has attended many FDP and MDP in areas of Soft Skills, General Management and Finance. She has also conducted training programmes on soft skills for Professional bodies like Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Institute of Company Secretaries of India. She uses innovative pedagogies like conducting Role Plays during finance presentations, Blended Teaching- Learning through MOOC, Group Discussions through article reading and Multiple Choice based Quiz to understand conceptual ideas. She has been instrumental in transforming the MFM/MMM Programme at the institute by organizing events, project competitions and extra-curricular activities for holistic development of the students who will be future leaders.
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