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    Faculty - TERI University


    Rajiv Seth
    Pro Vice Chancellor,
    Department of Business and Sustainability

    Dr Rajiv Seth is an Aerospace Engineer by training. Having spent 27 years in the Indian Air Force, he has worked on various types of aero engines and has been involved in technical evaluation, field testing and technology transfer. He has been with the TERI University for the last thirteen years and, as the Registrar of the University, has been instrumental in the establishment of the University and the post-graduate programmes it offers. He has been actively involved in the curriculum development of the various courses. He is responsible for the overall administration of the University. As a faculty member in the Department of Business Sustainability, he teaches courses in Finance to students of the MBA programs. His current research interests are in the areas of financing of renewable energy projects, risk management, and use of weather derivatives as a hedging tool for weather related risks.




    Educational Qualifications
    •  Ph D, Aligarh Muslim University, 2008

    •  M Tech in Aeronautical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1987

    •  B Tech in Aeronautical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 1975

    Honors and Awards
    Gold Medal for standing first in M.Tech, IIT, Madras, 1987

    Selected Publications
     Financing Large Scale Wind and Solar Projects - A Review of Emerging Experiences in the Indian Context
    Swarnalakshmi U., Rajiv Seth
    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews,

     A study of basis risk in rainfall hedging: the case of two locations at New Delhi
    Rajiv Seth, Ansari VA and Manipadma D
    Journal of Agrometeorology, Vol 11(1):29-32,

     Design and use of weather derivatives for farmers: the case of hegding rain risk by soyabean growers in Jhalawar District in India
    Seth R, Ansari VA and Manipadma D
    International Journal of Financial Markets and Derivatives, Vol 1(1):49-63,

     Weather-risk hedging: an empirical study of willingness-to-pay in Rajasthan, India
    Seth R, Ansari VA and Manipadma D
    Journal of Risk Finance, 10(1): 54-66,

     Hedging Rainfall Risk by farmers growing soyabean in Jhalawar district: A theoretical analysis of willingness to pay
    Seth R, Ansari VA and Manipadma D
    The Journal of Applied Economic Research, 2(2): 199-212,

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