Dr. M. V. Sivakumaran, who joined the Institute as an Asst. Professor, in 2002, brings with him over 23 years of experience in Banking, in various capacities. A Post Graduate in English Literature, he became a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers in 1982 and has a PG Diploma in Computer Applications, from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. In 2001, he completed his MBA (Finance), from IGNOU, New Delhi and has acquired the following diplomas as part of his MBA: Diploma in Management in 1998, PG Diploma in Financial Management in 1999 and PG Diploma in Management in 2000. He became a Certified Information Systems Auditor(CISA) affiliated to the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), USA, in October 2004. He has also passed the Certified Information Security Manager(CISM) Examination of ISACA, held in December 2005. He obtained his Ph.D in Management Studies, from the University of Hyderabad, in February, 2016.

On Deputation: Prior to joining IDRBT, he was a Faculty on Deputation to the Institute for three years, from Corporation Bank, Head Office, Mangalore. During this period, he has conducted programmes on Web Based Learning and developed and implemented an Intranet-based Knowledge Management system for the Institute. He was also in-charge of the Publications Wing of the Institute from July 1999 to June 2003.

In the Bank: He has been a Member of the Faculty in the Apex Staff Training College of Corporation Bank for nearly five years and he has also been in Banking Operations for over a decade in different capacities. His last assignment in the Bank was in the Information Technology Division where he was associated with Software Development for Total Branch Automation, Training in Technology and Computer Orientation.

IT Governance: As convener of the Working Group on IT Governance, which comprises leaders from the Banking Industry and External Experts, he is engaged in developing an IT Governance Framework for Banks in India, from January 2009. As part of this project, a comprehensive document on Organisational Structure for IT in the Indian Banking Sector was produced by the Working Group and this booklet was released by Shri. D. Subbarao, Governor, RBI, at a colourful function at IDRBT on June 18, 2010.

Teaching: He is teaching Banking Technology to M.Tech students preparing them for a career in Banking or with Companies actively serving the Banking Industry.

Consultancy: He has been involved in IT related Consultancy Projects for the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance, Union Bank of India, Standard Chartered Bank, Allahabad Bank and North Eastern Development Financial Institution.

International Conferences: He has attended the Retail Delivery 2000, a Conference organised by the Bank Administration Institute of the USA in New Orleans, in November 2000 and the 15th World Conference of Banking Institutes in Melbourne, Australia in March 2003.

Current Responsibility: He is currently involved in the areas of Information Systems Control and Audit, and IT Governance. He regularly offers Executive Development Programmes in this area for Bankers at various levels. He is the Convener of the Faculty Council of IDRBT. He is also in-charge of the Training Function at IDRBT, as EDP Coordinator.

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