Sonia Garg

Associate Professor , Accounting & Finance

Sonia Garg

Associate Professor , Accounting & Finance




PhD Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow, 2013.

MBA (Marketing & Finance), University Business School (UBS), Panjab University, Chandigarh 2004.

B.E. (Civil) from Giani Zial Singh College of Engg. and Technology, Bhatinda.

Teaching in a business school is not the same as teaching in a medical or law school. A business school professor generally doesn't practice what they teach so they struggle to bring in the contemporary real world to the classroom while teaching a management class. It is both a challenge and opportunity to use innovative ways to bring in real world problems into the classroom.

I have always been passionate about teaching. My first experience of teaching at the graduate level was at Indian Institute of Management Lucknow when my doctoral supervisor allowed me to teach a few sessions of Security Analysis and Portfolio Management. Since then I have developed a deep interest in this subject and have taught it to various batches bringing in more real world practice with every new batch.

My doctoral research work includes estimation and forecasting of stock market volatility using both spot market and derivative market data. Over these years I have been fascinated by financial derivatives both as a field of research and teaching. The more I teach this subject, more I want to do research in this subject and the more I do research in this subject, more I want to teach this subject. This subject allows me to bring a lot of contemporary research findings to the graduate classroom.

With many years of teaching now I can relate to various aspects of corporate finance and financial markets and give a more holistic view of any subject to my students. I try to construct mind maps in the classroom thus enabling students’ to connect their learning across topics and across subjects. I believe a holistic view is the most important aspect of a management course.


  • Garg, S., & Kumar, M., 2012. The Determinants of HC disclosures of Indian firms, Journal of Intellectual Capital, 13 (2), pp. 221-247.
  • Garg, S., & Vipul., 2012. Does call-auction reduce opening volatility? – Evidence from India, Paper presented at the India Finance Conference 2012,IIM Calcutta, India, December 18-21.
  • Garg, S., & Vipul., (2012). Volatility Forecasting Performance of Two-Scale Realized Volatility. Paper presented at the Eighth Annual Asia-Pacific Association of Derivatives (APAD) Conference, Busan, Korea, August 23-24.
  • Garg, S., & Garg, A., (2012). Acquisition Motivated IPOs: The Indian Evidence. , Fourth Annual American Business Research Conference, New York, USA, June 4-5.

Achievement, Awards and Recognitions:

  • Among top 30 in a batch of 380 students, including all PGP & FPM students, in coursework at IIM-Lucknow.
  • Scored a cumulative CGPA of more than 8.5 in all Finance subjects and a CGPA of 9 in all Quantitative Analysis subjects in coursework at IIMLucknow in 2009-2011.
  • Scored overall more than 98.5%tile with more than 99%tile in Quantative section in CAT 2008.
  • Consistent topper throughout academic career, stood first in school at both X and XII board exams.
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