Dr. Velmurugan P. Shanmugam

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Field of Specialization: Management and Leadership Development
Name: Dr. Velmurugan P. Shanmugam
Official Address and Designation: Assistant Professor
Department of Commerce
School of Management
Pondicherry University
Puducherry 605014
Telephone (O): 91-413-2654695
E-mail: velmuruganps@yahoo.com
Duration of Grant: Twelve Months
Project Title: Futures Trading in Agricultural Commodities in India: The Road Ahead
Abstract of Project :
A section of Indian farmers and academics believe that Futures Trading in Agri-Commodities had increased the volatility in food prices. The relevance of Futures Trading is a subject of much debate in the public sphere, especially in the context of rising prices of essential food grains and farmer distress. India's official position on futures markets has been subject to reversals with listing and de-listing of Futures Contracts for Agri-Commodities. My Fulbright project reviews India's potential for reforming its Agri-futures market eco-system in comparison to the developed Futures Market in the U.S.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Commerce Pondicherry University, Puducherry 2008
M.Phil. Commerce Pondicherry University, Puducherry 1995
M.Com. Commerce Pondicherry University, Puducherry 1992
Professional Background:
Assistant Professor Pondicherry University, Puducherry 2007–till date
General Manager NTS Group of Companies, Puducherry 2003–2006
Lecturer Bharadhidasan Government College for Women, Puducherry 1998–2003
Dr. Velmurugan P. Shanmugam