Prof. P. Natarajan is working as Professor in this University since 2006. He has acquired PhD in Commerce from Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu and acquired additional qualifications viz. MBA Finance, MA (PM & IR) and PGDCA. He possesses rich teaching experience of 35 years (3 years at UG level and 32 years in Post Graduate teaching and research at University level.
As far as his research experience is concerned he has successfully guided 60 M.Phil scholars and supervised 24 Ph.D candidates. Presently 6 Ph.D Scholars are under his supervision and guidance. Around 300 M.Com and MBA students research projects has been guided by him. He has Published 124 Research papers in Peer Reviewed National and International Journals and a few in leading English dailies. He possesses H-Index of 10 and i10 index of 10 with total citations of 407 as on 21st October 2022.
He is serving as an Examiner for UPSC civil service examination, NACC Peer team member and Member Co-ordinator since 2011. He has held the position of Professor and Head, Department of Commerce, Finance Officer i/c, Director i/c DDE of Pondicherry University. Earlier while working in the Alagappa University, Karaikudi he hold the additional positions such as University NSS coordinator, NSS Programme Officer, Red Cross Zonal Co-ordinator, Hostel warden and Additional Controller of Examinations.
His academic outreach is visible by his membership in various special Committees viz., Academic Performance Committee, Advisory Committee – Academic Staff College, Library Committee, Chief Superintendent for the conduct of DD E Examinations Flying Squad Chairman, Pondicherry University, University Nominee in the Entrepreneurship Development Cell, Pondicherry Government, Member, Steering Committee for SLAS, Pondicherry, Chairman Board of Studies in Commerce and Selection Committee member as subject expert and as VC nominee in the faculty selection and Principal’s selection in affiliated colleges of neighboring Universities.