PROF. JAYANTH VARMA did his post-graduation in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA), where he was awarded a Gold Medal for scholastic performance. Subsequently, he obtained his doctorate in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is also a qualified cost accountant.
He is currently a Professor in the Finance and Accounting Area at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad where he teaches courses in capital markets, fixed income and corporate finance. He has been the Dean of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad for three years.
Prof. Varma was a full time Member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for a year. Before that, he was a part time member of SEBI for three years. He has been the Chairman of the Secondary Markets Advisory Committee and several other committees of SEBI. He has also been Chairman of several committees set up by the Forward Markets Commission and the Ministry of Finance and Company Affairs. Prof. Varma was a member of the Raghuram Rajan Committee on Financial Sector Reforms and of the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission.