Mr. Rajat Agarwal

Assistant Professor

About ME

Mr Rajat Agarwal is an assistant professor of Finance at Rukmini Devi Institute of Advanced Studies. He has earned an M.Phil. in Finance from the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, and holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi. His M.Phil. dissertation is multi-disciplinary, in which he constructed the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ratings of pre-IPO firms and studied their impact on underpricing of Initial Public Offerings in India. He has received a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) from University Grants Commission (UGC-NET). Rajat has also published a research paper in the Small Enterprise Development and Management Extension (SEDME) journal. The paper discusses the phenomena of returns and volatility spillover between the BSE SENSEX and the BSE SME Stock Exchange. His current research interest includes linking ESG metrics to quantitative performance measures and integrating ESG factors in investment decision-making. Beyond his research interests, he is an effective communicator and has earned praise from students for his ability to explain complex topics in an uncomplicated and understandable fashion.