Rajesh Ahuja

MA (Econ); LL.B; BA; Ph.D (Cand)

Assistant Professor

School of Business, Chandigarh, Block A


Currently, Rajesh serves as Assistant Professor of Economics at the School of Business, UFV India, University of the Fraser Valley’s Chandigarh Campus, since 2007.

Rajesh holds an MA in Economics and Bachelor of Law degree from Panjab University, Chandigarh. He is also UGC-Net qualified in Economics. He has done certificate courses from Oxford University, University of Texas Systems, Harvard University, IIM Bangalore and engaged in doing more courses.

In previous academic roles, he served as a faculty at DAV College and at the PG Department of Economics, GGD SD College, Chandigarh. He has been in teaching profession for 25 years but still considers himself a student of economics, as he firmly believes in “Learning never stops.”

Rajesh is a doctoral candidate at the department of economics at Panjab University, Chandigarh. His research interest lies in the fields of monetary economics, banking, and, more specifically, issues of Non-performing assets of commercial banks in India and China.

He has publications to his credit and has contributed and presented research papers at International and National Conferences and Seminars on various economic issues.

His philosophy of teaching is based on a belief that learning needs to be student centered and that students need to be equal partners in the learning process. A strict disciplinarian in class, though!

  • PhD (Economics), Panjab University, Chandigarh. (Pursuing)
  • MA (Economics), Panjab University, Chandigarh
  • LLB, Panjab University, Chandigarh
  • BA (Econ), Panjab University, Chandigarh

Conference Proceedings:

  • Ahuja, Rajesh “Determinants of bad loans of commercial banks in India”, ISSN: 0973-0087, 2022
  • Ahuja, Rajesh “We must avoid ‘Grow now, clean up later’ approach to development, Socio economic impact of green economy and sustainable development, ISBN 9788193127513, 2015.
  • Ahuja, Rajesh “Non-performing Assets of Commercial Banks, Indian Banking Industry in 2020, ISBN 8183250504, 2008.

 Research Papers Contributed:

  • Determinants of bad loans of commercial banks in India, Department of Philosophy, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, 2022.
  • The Significance of Hybrid Education over Primitive Education, Innovative Teaching Pedagogies for Deep Learning, March 30, 2016. University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh, National Seminar.
  • We must avoid ‘Grow now, clean up later’ approach to development, Socio economic impact of green economy and sustainable development, February 12, 2015, GGD SD College, Chandigarh, funded by UGC National Seminar.
  • E-Banking: Financial Inclusion Indian banking: Emerging challenges and potential, Dec 7-8, 2012, DAV College Malout, Sponsored by UGC, National Conference
  • Impact of foreign direct investment on emerging economies, Emerging economies- frontier issues & potential strategies in global growth, Nov 24-25, 2012, RIMT-IET, Mandi Gobindgarh, Organized by EGRA, International Conference.
  • FDI: A case study on India and China, Global changes: Mapping excellence policies for better India, Feb 3-4, 2012.
  • Privatization of banks in India, Indian banking managing transformation in globalization & information technology era, March 4-5, 2011.
  • India–a potential market for the world India in the emerging order – a potential market for world, Feb 25-26, 2011.
  • NPAs of Commercial banks in India, Indian banking in the global era- emerging issues, challenges and opportunities, March 23- 24, 2007.
Teaching interests

Courses taught:

  • Micro Economics (Econ 100)
  • Macro Economics (Econ 101)
  • Statistics (Bus 106)
  • Mathematics of Finance (Bus 162)
  • Managerial Economics (Econ 307)
  • Money & Banking (Eco 410)
  • International Business (Bus 420)
  • Investment (Bus 433)
  • International Financial Management (Bus 435)
  • Directed Studies (Bus 492)