Dr. Mercia Selva Malar

Associate Professor, XIME Bangalore


Economics & Finance

Brief Profile

Dr. Mercia Selva Malar has 28 years and 6 Months of teaching experience at higher education level. She has taught at various colleges and business schools like, CMS College of Science and Commerce, SCMS-COCHIN, LEAD College of Management, ECMIT (Dubai) and Wollongong University (Dubai). She earned her doctoral degree in Commerce from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University based on the thesis titled, ‘Foreign exchange exposure and risk management in the hotel industry’. She has been part of the international research team on ‘Microfinance – Gender perspectives’ funded by DFID-DelPHE. She has authored three books. She has published in national and international journals. She is a PRIME Graduate of JCI University. She received the NFP Scholarship of Netherlands Government and completed her Diploma in Housing and Urban Development specializing in FDI and City Financing, from Erasmus University, Rotterdam. She is the recipient of the Jagadish Gandhi Silver Medal for General Proficiency of ISSR, Runner-up Outstanding New Jaycee of JCI-India, Distinguished Educator and Scholar Award of NFED.

Area of Expertise

  • Accounting and Finance, Business Ethics

Research Interest

Impact Investment, ESG Funds, Micro Finance, Ethics, Sustainability, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


  • Autonomy in Education for Sustainable Development: February 2019, University News
  • Industry 4.0: Impact on retail industry, IJCS, March 2019

Refereed Articles:

  • Mercia Selva Malar, The “ethic” of being profit focused, Social Responsibility Journal, Vol.4, No. 1/ 2, pp. 136-142, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2008
  • Mercia Selva Malar, Business Process Outsourcing: Concepts, current trends, management and future challenges, Deep and Deep Publications Pvt. Ltd. ISBN. 817629558. 2008
  • Mercia Selva Malar, et al. Efficacy of CD ratio as an economic indicator, Saingits’ Finance, Money and Banking conference proceedings, 2009.
  • Mercia Selva Malar, et al. Technology enhanced servicescape of commercial banks in India, ICFAI Journal of Banking, August 2009, pp. 36-40
  • Mercia Selva Malar, Social cause marketing, ICFAI Journal of Marketing, 2009
  • Mercia Selva Malar and Bindhu Ann Mathew, Edupreneurs as change agents – Opinion of beneficiary students, Effective Executive, March 2013
  • Mercia Selva Malar and Shafeek, The impact of gold price changes on gold ETF, The Eternal, June 2014
  • Mercia Selva Malar and Rajesh Pathiyil, A study on the returns of ULIPs of BALIC and other selected private life insurance companies, ISJCRESM November 2016
  • Mercia Selva Malar, Innovations in Indian banks: Post 2008, Holistic Research Perspectives: Issues and Challenges, Edition 1, ISBN: 978-81-932908-6-6, 28, January 2017, pp. 36 – 46.
  • Mercia Selva Malar, News Analysis: An innovative Management education tool, Holistic Research Perspectives: Issues and Challenges, Edition 2, ISBN: 978-81-932908-9-7, 38


  • Mercia Selva Malar, A study on foreign exchange exposure and risk management in Indian hotel industry, Humming Words Publishers, ISBN:978-81-920135-7-2
  • Mercia Selva Malar, Aspire to be a great teacher, Jupiter Publication Consortium, ISBN 978-81-932908-8-0
  • Dr. R. Ganesan, Dr. A. Bharathy, Dr. S. Mercia Selva Malar Justin, Gender Parity & Women Empowerment – Challenges & Way Forward, Bonfring Publishers, ISBN: ISBN : 978-93-86638-73-1 (Edited Book)
  • Dr. Mercia Selva Malar, Women on Corporate Boards: Impact Study, Women: Struggle, Survival and Success, Bonfring Publishing. ISBN:9789389515121. OI10.9756/BP2020.1003. 2020

  • Dr. Mercia Selva Malar & Dr. Perfecto Aquino, ,edited book Global Perspectives on Green Business Administration and Sustainable Supply Chain Management, edited by Khan . Roles and Strategies of 20th and 21st century women environmentalists . Publisher IGI Global.2020

  • Dr. Mercia Selva Malar, Dr. Perfecto Aquino & Dr. Revenio Jalagat , edited book Handbook of Research on Global Challenges for Improving Public Services and Government Operations (pp.348-365), Chapter: 18. Publisher IGI Global. November 2020

  • Dr. Mercia Selva Malar, Dr. Perfecto Aquino & Dr. Revenio Jalagat , edited book Strategies in Sustainable Tourism, Economic Growth and Clean Energy (pp.89-107), Clean India Mission and its impact on cities of tourism importance in India. January 2021.

Case Published:

  • XSEED: Distribution Centre Operations during the Kerala Floods, May 2020. Co-authored with Dr. Joshin John & Dr. Neetha J. Eapen.. Ivey Case No. W20372-PDF-ENG
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