Dr. Shastri: Indore’s Academician Shortlisted for Global Teaching Excellence Award

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CMA Dr. Niranjan Shastri, Associate Professor SBM at SVKM’s NMIMS Indore, has been nominated for the AICPA & CIMA Teaching Excellence Award 2022, which is formed by members of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and is one of the world’s largest accounting professional bodies.

This year, the Institute had over 650 successful submissions, and Dr. Shastri is one of just two Indians selected for the Teaching Excellence Award, which recognises and appreciates the efforts of the world’s greatest management accounting instructors.

Dr. Shastri was chosen for his creative pedagogy, great evaluation procedures, peer recognition, alumni applause, industry connections, management perspectives, and dedication to lifelong learning.

In Financial Accounting, students appreciated the Mini & Mega project concept. They learned a lot from practical, real-life projects on financial statements analysis. In Cost & Management Accounting, remote proctored exams with customised questions were an innovation appreciated by many students as they got a chance to apply real life learnings. In Financial Statement Analysis, Build Your Own Analysis Product challenge students capabilities and motivates them to unleash their potential. He encouraged students to participate in global-level business games and case study competitions and linked these activities with regular courses. Not only this, but under his guidance, his students organised national-level business game competitions.

Dr. Shastri feels that continuing professional education is essential in this day and age. To set an example, he consistently attended faculty development programmes, led local faculty meetings, and completed certification courses to sharpen and refresh himself while also inspiring his student community.

Dr. Shastri is a fellow member of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India and regularly attends the Continuous Professional Education events organised by the Institute. Dr. Shastri was also recognised as CGMA academic champion by CIMA-UK. He is a lead faculty for edX, Coursera and CIMA collaborations for his university.

Dr. Shastri also serves society by organising various educational programs for different classes of society under the aegis of the Securities and Exchange Boards of India and the National Institute of Securities Markets as an empanelled resource person.

Dr. Shastri has more than 20 years of teaching experience along with 5 years of industrial experience as a practising cost & management accountant in the areas of statutory cost audit & compliances, management assurance audit & internal audit, cost management, management control systems, business strategy, personal financial planning, accounting and control, value investing and assurance of learning. He has guided many Doctoral and PG Research works in the area of business management. He is Fellow Member of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India – FCMA (All India Rank), Associate Member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India – ACS Life Member of Alumni Association of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and Indian Institute of Management Indore Hew has Secured various certifications from world’s top organisations including SAS, Bloomberg, Harvard Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Looking into the above credentials, Dr. Shastri is a strong candidate for the award.

On 9th December final award winner will be announced in a live virtual event at 06:30 PM IST.

You can also join the event by registering on the following link: – https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3934915/1D1F2EC36085B301ADBA46DDC646D86F

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