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Dr. Soofia Fatima

Dr. Soofia Fatima

Ph.D, M.Com, B.Com
Vidwan ID – 358282
ORCID ID – 0009-0009-3813-7188


Name: Dr. Soofia Fatima
Gender: Female
Designation : H.O.D, Department of Commerce Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management, Patna Women’s College (Autonomous), Patna University


Teaching in Department of Commerce in Patna Women’s College since 2004.

Area of Interest :

Poverty and Unemployment Eradication Government Sponsored Programmes, Role of Banks in Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation, Microfinance, Law relating to the Contract of Bailment & Contract of Agency, Elements of Auditing, Islamic Banking, Ascertainment of Cost in Manufacturing and Contracting Business.

Educational Qualification :

10th from St. Joseph’s High School , Patna
I.Com – Vanijya Mahavidyalaya , Patna University
B.Com – Vanijya Mahavidyalaya , Patna University
M.Com – P.G. Department of Applied Economics & Commerce, Patna University
Ph.D – Patna University

Technical Qualification :

Advance Certificate Course in P.C. Application from NIIT, Patna. Certificate in Quality Management from NIIT, Patna.

Research Supervision :

Supervised several Research Projects and Research Papers of students under UGC-CPE Scheme.
Supervised many Research Projects of students of Credit Based Add-on Course in Risk and Insurance Management.
Supervised the students of B.Com in Research Project for Business Research Methods & Project Work.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Head, Department of Commerce, Patna Women’s College, Autonomous, Patna University

Chairperson, Board of Studies, Department of Commerce, Patna Women’s College, Autonomous

Member, Academic Council, Patna Women’s College, Autonomous

Coordinator of the Add on Course in Risk and Insurance Management.

Member, IQAC, Patna Women’s College, Autonomous.

Other Responsibilities:

Area Coordinator and Member, Research Committee, Patna Women’s College, Autonomous, Patna University

Member, Sports Committee, Patna Women’s College, Autonomous

Member, Anti Ragging Committee, Patna Women’s College, Autonomous.

Member of various other committees at the college level.

Research Supervision:
  1. Supervised several Research Papers of students for Research Project under CPE Scheme of  UGC.
  2. Supervised many Research Projects of students  for Credit Based Add-on Course in Risk and Insurance Management.
  3. Supervised the students of B. Com. Semester VI   for their Research Report on Business Research Methods & Project Work.
Honours and Award:
  1. Awarded for Excellent Leadership in the field of Education and Commitment to duties and responsibilities for the year 2020-2021” by the Management and Governing Body of Patna Women’s College (Autonomous).
  2. Honoured by ‘The Institute of Company Secretaries of India’, Patna Chapter on 46th Foundation Day of ICSI, Patna Chapter, in the field of education in Eastern Zone on 21st, January 2023.
  3. Awarded the Prestigious “Exemplary Teacher Award” by Patna Women’s College, Patna University, in the year 2015.
Certificate of Excellence:
  1. Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing awarded by Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology on 28th February 2024, for reviewing the paper for publication.
  1. Editorial Board Member, Edwin Group of Journals, USA-India.Life Membership – The Indian Commerce Association, ICA, India
Resource Person / Consultancy:
  1. Invited as Chairperson in Valedictory Session in National Seminar organised by St. Xavier’s College of Management and Technology , Patna, on 21st January,2023.
  2. Invited as Committee Member  for Syllabus of M.Com (Finance and Data Analytics) by  St. Xavier’s College of Management and Technology, Patna on 13th October 2022.
  3. 3.Invited as Committee Member in a  meeting  for preparation of Ordinance and Syllabus of M.Com (Finance and Data Analytics ) by Aryabhatta Knowledge University, Patna on 10th September,2022.
  4. Invited as Resource Person in International Finance Conclave -2021: Metamorphism of Financial Setrvices Beyond the Landscape, organized by International School of Management , Patna on 17th November, 2021.
  5. Invited as Resource Person on  E-Commerce : Redefining Business Proposition in Confluence 2.0v,    International  Student  Faculty  Exchange  Programme organised by St. Aloysius’ College (Autonomous) Jabalpur, (M.P), India and Patna  Women’s College (Autonomous) on 27th September,2021.
  6. Invited as Resource Person for Entrepreneur Training   Programme for three sessions on ‘Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme’ organised by Patna Women’s College under aegis of the Department of Science  and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology,  Government  of India  on 26th February, 2021.
  7. Invited as Resource Person in Panel Discussion (Online) – “How Will India Become Ten Trillion Dollar Economy?”   organised by EDUMATE TV powered by IMS Ghaziabad, on 22nd July 2020.
  8. Invited as Guest Speaker on  Importance of Digital Marketing and E-Commerce : During  and Post Covid19  Pandemic    in  E-workshop organized by NSIT & Computer Society of India, Patna Branch,  23rd-29th June,2020.
  9. Invited as subject expert for recruitment of commerce teacher of class XII in St. Michael’s High School, Digha Ghat, Patna, in March 2019.
  10. 10.External Expert in the Interview Board for recruitment of Class 12th commerce teachers in Army School, Danapur Cant., Danapur On 8th March ,2018.
  11. Judge for Elocution Contest organised by Patna Chapter of CICASA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India on 23rd August 2016.
  12. Participated as Delegate in the Meeting with the Honourable Finance Minister, Govt. of Bihar, in the Pre- Budget Interactive Session held on 18th January 2016, at Adhiveshan Bhawan, Secretariat, Patna.
  13. Participated as Delegate in ‘Pre- Budget Interactive Session’ with the Honourable Finance   Minister, Govt. of Bihar, held on 13th January 2015, at Old Secretariat, Patna.
  14. Invited as Interview Board Member (External Expert) in the Interview Board for Recruitment of Probationary Officers (P.O) at Indian Overseas Bank, Regional Office, Patna. Interviewed 800 candidates from 7th October 2011 to 21st October 2011.
Publications :
  1. 1.Green Banking: An initiative for adoption of Eco- Friendly banking methods, International Journal of Commerce and Management Research, ISSN No: 2455-1627, Volume 9, Issue 6,2023.
  2. A Study on Green Banking Policy- An Initiative of RBI: With reference to SBI Patna , Explore’ Journal of Research,  ISSN 2278–0297 (Print),  ISSN 2278-6414 (Online), Vol. XIV, 2023
  3. A Study on Cryptocurrency with special reference on the perception of Bitcoin Trading in Bihar,  Explore’ Journal of Research,  ISSN 2278-0297 (Print),  ISSN 2278–6414 (Online), Vol. XIV , No. 1, 2022.
  4. Article on Covid 19 & Lockdown Experiences : Crossing the Barriers of Lockdown, Corona Crusader (Magazine-2022)  Patna Women’s College, Autonomous.
  5. Struggling to Take off : A Study on the Economic Factors Influencing Aviation Sector– With special reference to Patna  Airport Authority, Explore’ Journal of Research,  ISSN 2278–0297 (Print),  ISSN 2278–6414 (Online), Vol. XIII,2021
  6. Dr. Soofia Fatima (2020) : A  Background Study on the Role of Banks in   Eradication  of  Poverty and  Unemployment in India by Implementation of Government Sponsored  Schemes with Special  Reference to Swarna Jayanti Gram  Swarozgar  Yojana   (SGSY) ,  Cosmos  An International Journal of Management  , A Refereed Research Journal, Vol 9 / No 2 /  Jan – Jun 2020, ISSN :2778-1218 .
  7. Dr. Soofia Fatima (2020):  Government  Sponsored  Programmes  of Poverty  Alleviation  and Employment  Generation  in India :  A Study of Multi -Dimensional Programmes to Combat Rural Poverty and Urban Poverty upto Eleventh Successive Five-Year Plans in Globus an International Journal of Management & IT , A Refereed Research Journal Vol  12/  Jul- Dec 2020 No 1, ISSN :0975-721X
  8. Micro- Finance: A Study of SHG  as a Tool to  Combat Unemployment  and Poverty with special reference to   Public Sector Banks,  in  Explore – Journal of Research, Vol. XI No.1, 2019 ,  ISSN 2278-0297.
  9. A Study on Mutual Fund as a Profitable Avenue of Investment– with Special Reference to SBI MF, in Explore – Journal of Research, 2018.
  10. A Study on Socio-Economic condition of street vendors and their contribution to the Economy of Patna, published in  Explore Journal of Research, Volume VIII.
  11. A Study on the Socio- Economic Condition  of street vendors and their contribution to the economy of Patna, in Explore Journal of Research, Vol. VII, 2015, ISSN 2278-0297
  12. A study of “ Islamic Banking”  as an ethical alternative to conventional banking system with special reference to its prospects  in Patna, in Explore – Journal of Research , A Peer Reviewed Journal , Vol. VI, ISSN 2278 -0297, 2014.
  13. “Microfinance : A Tested Step towards Alleviation of Poverty” abstract published in the Annual Conference Volume of ‘ The Indian Journal of Commerce’ by the Indian Commerce Association, 2007.
Papers Presented :
  1. Paper Presentation in International Conference on Start Up To Scale Up: Management & Policy Interventions on “Role of Information and Communication Technology in Entrepreneurship – a Step Towards Alleviation of Unemployment & Poverty” organised by Department of Commerce , Aligarh Muslim University , Aligarh in collaboration with Gedu College of Business Studies, Royal University of Bhutan, 6th-7th April, 2019.
  2. Paper Presented in the National Seminar organised by Vanijya Mahavidyalaya, Patna University on 6th and 7th December 2018. Paper titled – “A study on commerce teaching in reference to Patna Women’s College”.
  3. Paper presented in International Conference on “Gender Issues: Proprieties and Challenges”, organised by Centre for Gender studies in collaboration with Magadh Mahila College and Patna Women’s College on 7-9 February 2016. The paper entitled “Holistic Approach in education Towards Attainment of Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment and Peace- A study with special reference to Patna Women’s College.
  4. Paper Presentation on ICT-A Tool for Women Empowerment in Patna Women’s College.
  5. Presented Paper on Urban Poverty : Destitution and Malevolence in the U.G.C Sponsored National Seminar organised by Dept. of Geography, Patna Women’s College on 24th and 25th January 2012.
  6. Paper Presented in National seminar on “the Multi-Dimensional Effects of Micro-Credit and its Management on 23rd and 24th of May 2008 in B.S. College, Danapur, Paper titled – “Micro-Finance: A Beacon of Hope”.
  7. Paper Presented in U.G.C sponsored National Seminar on “Employment Conditions of Women in the Informal Sector in India”, organised by Dept. of Sociology, Magadh Mahila, Patna university, on March 17th & 18th, 2007.
  8. Paper Presentation : Human Development: Concept and Development presented in National Seminar on “Human Development in Multi- Religious and Multi- Cultural Societies: South Asian Experience” organised by National Open University, Patna on 30th and 31st of March,2007.
  9. Paper Presented titled “Agriculture and its Diversification: The Present Scenario in Bihar” in National Level Seminar on Agriculture in Bihar: Problems and Prospects, organised by Mahila College, Khagaul, Patna on 5th & 6th of April,2007.
  10. Paper Contribution: “A Tested Step towards Alleviation of Poverty contributed in the 60th Annual Conference of Indian Commerce Association held at Osmania University, Hyderabad on 28th November 2007.
  11. Paper Presented in U.G.C Sponsored National Seminar on “Employment Conditions of Women in the Informal Sector in India”, organised by Dept. of Sociology, Magadh Mahila, Patna University, on March 17th & 18th, 2007.
  12. Paper Presented in the U.G.C National Conference on Relevance of Gandhian Thought, organised by College of Commerce on 9th and 10th of November 2006.
  13. Paper presented at 11th Annual Conference of the Economic Association of Bihar at College of Commerce, Patna. Title of Paper presented – “Land Reforms: A Dismal Picture in Bihar “.
Faculty Development Programmes:
  1. Six Day Faculty Development Programme on Pedagogical Emotional Competence organised by IQAC, St. Xavier’s College of Management and Technology, Patna in collaboration with Aryabhatta Knowledge University, Patna, from 27th February to 4th March 2024.
  2. Faculty Development Program/ Training Program on “Innovative Teaching and Learning Pedagogy “jointly organised by Research Foundation of India & RFI-CARE from 23rd-31st May 2023.
  3. Six Day International Online FDP on Promoting Quality Culture for Quality Enhancement & Quality Assurance Measures organised by IQAC, Jyoti Niwas College, Autonomous, Bengaluru, from 19th – 24th July,2022.
  4. RUSA sponsored Five Day Online Faculty Development Programme ‘CREATING A POSITIVE WORK CULTURE: STRATEGY FOR QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE’ held from 23rd June to 27th June,2021, Organised by: IQAC, Patna Women’s College (Autonomous), Patna University In collaboration with St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Jabalpur.
  5. Two Weeks Faculty Development Programme on Managing Online Classes and Co-Creating MOOCS: 2.0 organised by Ramanujan College, University of Delhi sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching held during 18th May – 3rd June 2020.
  6. One Week Online Faculty Development Program on “Overcoming the Challenges in Adapting Online Technology in Teaching Learning, organised by Jhulelal Institute of Technology, Nagpur held during 6th – 11th May 2020.
  7. Participated in two days Faculty Development Programme on” Standards of Excellence in Higher Education” on 5th and 6th July 2019, organised by Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Patna Women’s College, Autonomous, Patna University, Patna.
Conference, Seminar and Webinar:
  1. Participated in International Conference on “Empowering Smart Future through Scientific Development and Technology” Co-sponsored and Co-Chaired by MOL2NET, Switzerland Co-hosted and Co-sponsored by USEDAT- USA- Europe Data Analysis Congress Series Organised by The Research Committee & Department of Computer Applications (MCA), Patna Women’s College (Autonomous), Patna University, 05 – 07 May 2022.
  2. Participated in National Webinar on Understanding Research Ethics: The Principles and Practices Organised by IQAC, Patna Women’s College (Autonomous), Patna University on 21st April 2022.
  3. National Web Conference “Navigating the Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic through Effective Leadership and Organisational Culture” held on 29th to 30th January 2021, organised by The Department of Advertising and Marketing Management (AMM), Patna Women’s College (Autonomous), Patna University.
  4. Participation in International Webinar on ‘Post Covid-19 Lockdown: Opportunities and Challenges for Education, Industry & Economy’ organised by A.K.I. Poona College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune, held on 16th May 2020.
  5. International Webinar on “The Role of E-Learning during Lockdown: Academic Challenges and the Road Ahead” held on 8th and 9th May 2020, organised by Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) in collaboration with the Department of Education, Patna Women’s College, Autonomous, Patna University, Patna.
  6. Attended National seminar organised by Department of Education , Patna Women’s College on Changing Perspectives of Higher Education In India on 1st & 2nd February, 2019.
  7. Participated in the National Seminar organised by IQAC , Patna Women’s College on 8th and 9th of February, 2019.
  8. Participated as Delegate nominated by ADRI in International Conference on Development and Growth: Experience and Theories, 26th-30th March ,2016 sponsored by ICSSR, IGC and World Bank. Brief interaction with Lord Meghnad Desai, Professor Emeritus, London School of Economics.
  9. Participated as Delegate in International Conference organised by ADRI & IGC in 2016. Interactive session on Islamic Banking with Mr. Arvind Subra
    maniam, Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India.
  10. Participated in UGC Sponsored National Conference on “Environmental Education for Sustainable Lifestyle” organised by Department of Zoology, Patna Women’s College, on 10th & 11th February 2006.
  11. Attended two days National Seminar on “Impact and Future Agenda of Banking and Financial Reforms in India” at Magadh Mahila College, 6th & 7th May, 2006.
  12. Attended International Conference of Indian Muslims Associations Council on World Peace and Harmony in May 2010 at San Diego, California, U.S.A.
Other Experiences:
  1. Attended IHD Silver Jubilee Online Lecture by Professor Deepak Nayyar, Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Delhi ; organised by The Institute for Human Development on 15th February 2024.
  2. Participated in RUSA sponsored Six Day Workshop on Capacity Building on IQAC functioning and Accreditation Process, from 10th-15th March,2022, organised by IQAC, Patna Women’s College, Autonomous, Patna University.
  3. Attended online session of AIACHE- ASIA Network Expert , Sepetmber,2022.
  4. Two Days Online Course Short Term Course on Disaster Management and its Mitigation” organised by Department of Civil Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, on 20th -21st May 2020.
  5. Participated in E-Workshop on Digital Technologies for Business Management: the two-day Online Workshop on Digital Marketing and Business Analytics as held on May 16 & 17, 2020
  6. Attended the Train the Trainer Workshop on ACCA Management Accounting and & Corporate and Business Law on 9th August 2019 in Hotel Maurya, Patna.
  7. Participated in National Symposium on “Ethics in Science and Technology “ organised by Department of Physics , on 22nd August, 2009.
  8. Attended a one week Training Programme, ending on 30th June 2007, conducted by Bihar institute of Public Administration and Rural Development organised by Patna Women’s College.
  9. Attended a Workshop on Gender Sensitisation Programme- Gender Discriminatory Practices and Girl Child education, sponsored by Education International Canadian Teachers’ Federation and AIACHE, organised by Department of Psychology, Patna Women’s College.
  10. Attended a Special Lecture of Ex- President of India Mr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Vision – 2020, in A.N.Sinha Institute of Social Studies , Patna.
  11. Voluntary Services in Riverside Islamic Academy and Apple Tree Learning Centre, California, U.S.A in 2010.