About The 7th JAAF - ATP India Symposium

The 7th Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance (JAAF) - Accounting Theory and Practice (ATP) India symposium will be held at the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, India during January 5th - 6th, 2024. IIM Kozhikode is organizing this symposium jointly with Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, and IIM Calcutta.

Authors are invited to submit (unpublished and/or not accepted elsewhere for publication) research papers consistent with the aims and scope of JAAF for presentation.

Papers are to be submitted in an electronic form to: jaafsymposium_2024@iimk.ac.in

There is no submission fee for paper submissions. The Symposium Program Committee will select papers for presentation based on the comments of reviewers, the work's quality and the potential for contributing to the literature.

The deadline for submission is September 30, 2023 and the decision about the selected papers will be communicated by October 20, 2023.

The registration fees and cost of lodging will be waived for all presenters, discussants, and invited speakers.

Papers accepted for the Symposium may be submitted to JAAF or ATP, but the reviews for the respective journals will be independent of the review for the symposium.

Attendance is open to all, but there is limited space for participants who are not speakers and discussants. Those interested in attending the Symposium should register before December 15th 2023 by sending an email to jaafsymposium_2024@iimk.ac.in.

The registration fee for the attendees is INR 5,000 or US $61 (additional 18% GST will be applicable) and will cover symposium material and conference meals. The registration can be paid through payment link given in the conference website. Attendees will have to make their own arrangements for accommodation.

Questions about the Symposium may be addressed to Prof. Sudershan Kuntluru, IIM Kozhikode (sudershan@iimk.ac.in) or Suresh Govindaraj, Rutgers Business School- Newark and New Brunswick, Rutgers University (suresh@business.rutgers.edu).


Symposium Committee

Prof. Bharat Sarath

Rutgers Business School

Prof. Suresh Govindaraj

Rutgers Business School

Prof. Sudershan Kuntluru

IIM Kozhikode

Prof. Sanjay Kallapur

ISB Hyderabad

Prof. Hariom Manchiraju

ISB Hyderabad

Prof. Joshy Jacob

IIM Ahmedabad

Prof. Naman Desai

IIM Ahmedabad

Prof. Srinivasan Rangan

IIM Bangalore

Prof. Manju Jaiswall

IIM Calcutta

Prof. Sudhir Jaiswall

IIM Calcutta

Syposium Schedule

  • Time
  • 7.45 AM - 9.00 AM
    Breakfast at MDC Restaurant (Level 5)
  • 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
  • 9:20 AM - 9.40 AM


    Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode.
    Sanjay Kallapur, Indian School of Business Hyderabad.
    Suresh Govindaraj, Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick, USA.
    Sudershan Kuntluru, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode.
  • 9.45 AM - 10:45 AM

    Paper #1: Government Put: What Options Market Imply about the Volatility and Left-tail Risk of Indian Public versus Private Banks.
    Presenter: Sumit Saurav, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.
    Discussant: Sony Thomas, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode.
  • 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
    Coffee/Tea Break
  • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM

    Panel Discussion #1:

    Topic: "The Future of Financial Reporting in India"

    P R Ramesh, Former Chairman, Deloitte India.
    U K Sinha, Former Chairman, Securities Exchange Board of India.
    Yatrik Vin, Group CFO & Head Corporate Affairs, NSE India.
    Suresh Govindaraj, Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick, USA (Moderator).
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Lunch Break
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Paper #2: Regulatory Disclosure and Access to Credit.
    Presenter: Rajesh Vijayaraghavan, University of British Columbia, Canada.
    Discussant: Moumita Tiwari, Indian Institute of Management Udaipur.
  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Paper #3: Stick or Carrot: Does Exclusive Relationship with Government Banks affect Reporting Choices and Investments?
    Presenter: Harish Kamal, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.
    Discussant: Lakshman Krishnamurthy, University of Washington Bothell, USA.
  • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Coffee/Tea Break
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Paper #4: Contrast Effects and Analyst Forecasts.
    Presenter: Michael (Minye) Tang, Florida International University, USA.
    Discussant: Pradyot K Sen, University of Washington Bothell, USA.
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Panel Discussion #2:

    Topic: "Expected Credit Losses"

    Sanjay Kallapur, Indian School of Business Hyderabad
    R Narayanaswamy, Professor (Retd.), Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
    Bharat Sarath, Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick, USA (Moderator)
  • 7.45 PM onwards
    Dinner at MDC Restaurant (Level 5)

Register to Symposium


The Institute is about an hour's drive from the Kozhikode / Calicut International Airport (CCJ) airport (32 km) and about 30 minutes (18 km) from the Calicut Railway Station. You can find IIMK on google maps by visiting the following link: http://goo.gl/maps/B9F2y

Cab Services

Approximate fare from Airport – ₹ 1800 to 2000/-

Approximate fare from Railway station - ₹ 1000/-


Conference will be organized at the beautiful campus of Indian Institute of Management (Kozhikode campus).


Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode,


IIMK Campus PO,


Kerala, INDIA.

There are large number of hotels available in the Kozhikode (List of Hotels).

In addition to these hotels limited number of accommodations is also available at IIM Kozhikode MDC.

For booking accommodation one needs to forward their request to the conference committee. The available rooms will be allotted on First Come First Serve basis. The rates for the MDC accommodation (including GST) are as follows:

Standard single: Rs. 3360/- per night

Standard double (families): Rs. 4704/- per night

Premium single: Rs. 4032/- per night

Premium double (families): Rs. 5645/-per night


IIMKozikode: +91-49-5280-9237

E-Mail: jaafsymposium_2024@iimk.ac.in