Minnu F. Pynadath

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Minnu is currently pursuing PhD from School of Management Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kalamassery. She has more than five years of teaching experience and two years of Industry exposure. She worked as Programme Manager for Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP), a skill development project by the Government of Kerala’s Higher Education Department.  She is a Certified and Empanelled Trainer in Data Science at ICT Academy. She trains Communicative English and IT graduates enrolled in ASAP, Higher Education Department. She was the Evaluation Panellist for Kerala Maker League Make-a-thon Finals, several times. She presented papers in various national, international conferences including ‘4thEntFin conference’ at Trier, Germany. She attended MDP, FDP and Summer Schools at various IIMs.

Educational Qualification

  • PhD – Currently pursuing from CUSAT
  • MBA – M.G. University

Work Experience (Research /Teaching)

  • Assistant Professor – MBA    Naipunnya Business School (2014 – 2017)
  • Assistant Professor – MBA    Naipunnya Business School (2012-2013)
  • Programme Manager   - Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP)2013 – 2014 -Department of Higher Education Board, Govt. Of Kerala
  • Lecturer and Programme Coordinator -Programme Coordinator MBA - Naipunnya Business School (2010 – 2012) Lecturer in NIMIT- (2010 – 2012)

Area of Interest (Research /Teaching)

  • Scientometric analysis, Network Analysis
  • Big data analytics, Text analysis, Sentiment Analysis
  • Financial Modelling, Panel data Analysis
  • Entrepreneurial Finance, Valuation, Venture Capital, Business Incubation, Crowdfunding, Social Venture Capital, Derivatives



Trainings Given:

  • Resource person for Higher Secondary School Transformation Programme (HSSTTP – Commerce- 2019) organized by Department of General Education and Higher Education (Topic: ‘Entrepreneurship and Start-ups’, Venue: Govt. College Kottayam)
  • Resource Person for Sree Vivekananda College (Topic: Effective Resume Preparation)
  • Resource person for ICT academy of Kerala’s as part of Certified Specialist in Data Science and Analytics program conducted on February 20, 2021. (Topic: Statistics for Data Science)
  • Resource person for “Henry Harvin Education “for Design thinking Workshop (Topic: “Kano model for Product development”, March, May, June 2021 – Text analysis)
  • Resource person for a webinar organized by Sree Vivekananda College conducted in June,2021. (Topic: A Hands-on Session on MS Excel)

Journal Publication

  • Pynadath, M.F. and Thomas, S. (2021) ‘Social venture capital – a new investment alternative for Indian social entrepreneurs’, Int. J. Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp.230–245.

Paper Presentation

  • Presented a paper titled “Venture Capital as an Entrepreneurial Accelerator: A Scientometric Analysis on two decades of academic research” in 4th EntFin conference on July 2-3, 2019, in Trier, Germany.
  • Presented three papers on Social Venture Capital, Disruptive Innovation, Data driven CRM in an International conference ICBM -2019 organized by Delhi Technological University
  • Presented a paper titled “Tourism Development and Sustainability –A Resident Perspective” in a national conference on Contemporary Practices in Social Science Research organized by Panambilly Memorial College – 11th and 12th October 2018.
  • Presented a Paper titled as “Hyper Funded Technology Start-ups Valuation -An empirical analysis” in a national conference organized by Department of Commerce, Government College, Kottayam-2018

Workshops / Training Attended

  • National Level Faculty Development Programme on ‘Demystifying Machine Learning’ organized by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham during 10th -14th December -2018
  • Teaching Summer School on “Accounting and Finance” “organized by The Financial Research and Trading Laboratory and Indian Finance Association during April 23- 29, 2018 at IIM Calcutta
  • Summer school on “Empirical Finance and Accounting research “organized by The Financial Research and Trading Laboratory and Indian Finance Association during May 1- 9, 2017 at IIM Calcutta
  • Five days National Workshop on “Applied Econometrics for Research” Organized by SMS, CUSAT
  •  A five-day National Workshop on “Econometric Tools for Business Research “Organized by Pondicherry University
  • Data Science and Analytics organized by IIIT Nagpur (ATAL Academy, Nov 30th to Dec 4th, 2020)
  • “Six days hands-on FDP on Data Science using Python, R and Orange” held from 10th -15th August 2020. (Rajagiri College of Social Sciences)
  • One-week online workshop on Panel data analysis 17th -22nd august 2020 (Department of Humanities, Delhi Technological University)
  • 7 days FDP on “R Programming” (Department of Computer Science, St. Josephs College)
  • Two-day hands-on FDP on "MS Excel essentials for academicians “20th and 21st November 2020 (Rajagiri College of Social Sciences)
  • Research workshop on " Mixed-Methods Research" (Research and Publications Office IIM Ahmedabad by Prof. Devasmita Chakraverty)
  • Attended an e-workshop on "Qualitative Analysis using NVivo” held from 27-29 January 2021.
  • Attended an Online Workshop on “Web and Text Analysis”- 14th and 15th May 2021
  • International FDP on “Recent Advances in Computer Science and Allied Domains (RACSAD – 2021)” organized by Sharadha University 5th -10th July 2021
  • Attended workshop on "Regression Analysis and Event Study" from 29 July 2021-2nd August 2021


  • Certified Specialist in Data Science and Analytics- ICT Academy
  • Certified Trainer as Skill Development Executive for Additional Skill Acquisition Programme
  • Project management- Management Development Programme at IIM- Kozhikode