Research Guidance

ONGOING RESEARCH SUPERVISION FOR Ph.D. THESIS

  • “Governance structure for enhanced energy efficiency in irrigation electricity distribution system of Andhra Pradesh”, Brijesh Bhatt (joint supervision at Humboldt University, Berlin).

RESEARCH GUIDANCE FOR M. TECH. THESIS

  • "An Application of Average and Marginal Participation Methods for Transmission Pricing", Nijmul Islam Usmani (2011)
    (Co-supervisor: S N Singh).

  • "Renewable Energy and Access to Electricity in Rural India: Learnings from Case Studies", Rohit Dasrapuria (2010).

  • "Economics of Nuclear Power: Modeling And Scenario Analysis for LWR Technology In India", Sharma Saurabh (2010)
    (Co-supervisor: Manjeet S Kalra).

  • "Performance of Indian Electricity Distribution Companies: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis", Dilip Kumar Pandey (2008)

  • "A Stochastic Frontier Analysis of Performance of Electricity Distribution Companies in India", J Ramkrishnan (2008)

  • "Short-term Load Forecasting in Liberalised Electricity Market in Germany using Artificial Neural Networks", J. P. Sigad (2006)

  • "A Case Study of Municipal Solid Waste Management in Kanpur City: A Willingness to Pay Analysis" Major P. Awasthi, Environmental Engineering and Management (EEM) Program at Dept. of Civil Engg. (2006)

  • "Copula Methods for Quantifying Value at Risk of a Two-Equity Portfolio", Amogh D Deshpande (2005)

  • "Energy Efficiency and Technical Efficiency of Indian Cement Industry: An Application of Econometric Analysis" Madhukar Bagaria (2005)

  • "Energy Efficiency and Technical Efficiency in Indian Pulp & Paper Industry: An Application of Econometric Analysis and DEA" Vinay Gupta (2004)

  • "Assessing Regional Power Market in South Asia Growth Quadrangle", Nalin Behari Choudhury (2003)

  • Currently supervising thesis of one M.Tech. student on Benchmarking of Electric Distribution Companies at Dept. of Industrial & Management Engg.

B. TECH. PROJECT GUIDANCE

2006-07
• Learning Curve Analysis for Thin Film Solar Cells in India (with Dr. R. S. Anand and Dr. S. K. Iyer of EE Dept.)

2004-05
• Organic Waste Management in IIT Kanpur (A voluntary summer project) (Ankur Sinha, Sanvesh Srivastava and Anadkumar Venugopalan; 2005)

RESEARCH GUIDANCE FOR MBA PROJECTS /SPECIAL STUDIES

2011 - 2012
• Risk Management for Coal Procurement by Power Plants
• Analysing Infrastructure Project Finance Portfolio of Institutions
• Valuation of a Merchant Power Plant
• Electricity demand forecasting on long-term basis up to XIIIth plan in India
• Solar based lighting options for hawkers in Kanpur mandi's
• Designing Time of Day (TOD) tariff for a Electricity Distribution Utility
• Developing new Business Models for Grid/Off-grid applications of Solar PV for Informal Markets

2007 - 2010
• Valuation of a Merchant Power Plant
• Comparing regulatory framework of Oil & Gas Sector and Power Sector in India
• A Real Options Approach for Valuing Merchant Power Plants
• Analysis of Underpricing of IPO’s in Indian Capital Markets

2006
• Built Operate Transfer Framework in India
• Country Risk Premium
• Cost of Capital for Energy and Infrastructure Sector
• Demand Estimation for Domestic Power Consumers
• Price Discovery in Indian Spot and Futures Commodities Market
• Analysis of Relationship Between Futures Spread and the Underlying Spot Prices
• Arbirtrage in American Depository Receipts

2005
• Trends in Dividend Policy of Indian Corporate Firms
• Management of Foreign Exchange Exposure Tools of Currency Hedging
• Financing Behaviour of Indian Firms

2004
• Risk Management in Oil and Gas Sector: A Proposal for Indian Companies
• Study of Power Exchange Market in India
• Issues in the Evaluation of the Current State Indian Banking Industry
• Valuation of KESCO (an Electricity Distribution Utility)
• Unified Licensing for Telecommunications in India

2003
• Study of Customer Billing Cycle at KESCO (an Electricity Distribution Utility)
• Real Options Analysis for Investment in Capacity Addition for Power Plants
• A Test of Market Efficiency in Indian Stock Options Market

2002
• Measuring Risk –VaR Approaches in Fixed Income Markets
• Role of Municipal Bond Market in Urban Infrastructure Development
• Risk and Return in Indian Power Sector
• Assessing Progress of Power Sector Reforms: Impact on Cross Subsidy
• Analysis of Process of Coal Procurement by PTPS: Problems and Prospects