Dr Sotheeswari A/P A Somasundram

Sotheeswari is a dedicated and passionate individual who firmly believes that good quality higher education can truly transform people's lives and benefit society and businesses at large. She has more than 20 years of experience in higher education and extensive experience in curriculum design, new programme creation and teaching. She initiated the design and development of an entrepreneurial education module at Taylor’s University. This course has produced students’ start-ups with teams taking their business ideas beyond the classroom.

In her previous role as the Dean of the Business School at INTI International College Subang, Sotheeswari doubled the enrollment numbers to more than 2,000 students and was a co-leader in the design of a strategic Graduate Talent Programme that propelled the institution to achieve the graduate employability rates of 96% within 2 years from 70%. She lead the faculty to become a leading school in the execution of real projects from the industry and various strategic immersion programmes with over 30 employers.

Academic Qualification

  • Master of Economics, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA, Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Economics (Hons) Economic Statistics, UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA, Malaysia

Professional Qualification

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Areas of Expertise

  • Economics, Business And Management, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Economics, Business And Management, Economics/Applied Economic, Urban And Regional Economics
  • Economics, Business And Management, Economics/Applied Economic, Economics of Religion

Research Interest

  • Entrepreneurial Education
  • Urban Liveability
  • Economics of Religion


  • Impact of E-Commerce on the Urban Landscape - Book Chapter
  • Economics of Religion: A Theoretical Review - Book Chapter
  • Entrepreneurship in Education: Innovations in Higher Education to Promote Experiential Learning and Develop Future Ready Entrepreneurial Graduates (ISI-Indexed), Journal of Engineering Science and Technology. - Article in Journals
  • The Macroeconomic Determinants of Environmental Degradation: A Dynamic Panel Estimation Study of the Environmental Kuznets Curve for Carbon Emissions (ISI-Indexed), Mining of Mineral Deposits - Article in Journals
  • A Multivariate Cointegration Analysis of the Macroeconomic Determinants of Carbon Emissions in Malaysia (SCOPUS-Indexed), International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy. In Print. (Q1, SCOPUS-indexed). - Article in Journals
  • Ranking the Challenges of the Urban Community in Malaysia (SCOPUS-Indexed), Institutions And Economies - Article in Journals
  • Religious Oppression: Government Regulations and Social Hostilities, The Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business - Article in Journals
  • Motives for Demand for Religion: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis - Article in Proceeding


  • Detailed design of Perak integrated river basin phase 1 - Lenggong flood mitigation plan phase 1, Hulu district,  Project Leader2020, Private
  • The macroeconomic determinants of environmental degradation: A dynamic panel estimation study of the environmental Kuznet's curve for carbon emissions,  Co-researcher2018 to 2019, Taylor's University
  • Investigating the antecedents of happiness among university students in Malaysia: A structural equation modeling approach,  Co-researcher2018 to 2019, Taylor's University
  • The Economics of Liveable and Sustainable Cities in the Greater Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley ,  Project Leader2017 to 2020, Taylor's University
  • The antecedents of retirement preparedness: Are Malaysians personally and financially prepared for their Golden Years?,  Co-researcher2017 to 2021, Taylor's University

Awards and Stewardship

  • Best Presenter for the Seminar FEP 2018, Conference, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Best Presentation , 2018

Paper Presented

  • A Multivariate Cointegration Analysis of the Macroeconomic Determinants of Carbon Emissions in Malaysia, Terengganu Multidisciplinary International Conference (TEMIC) 2018 (CONFERENCE), Co-author , 31/03/2018 to 01/04/2018
  • Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Religious Unaffiliation Using the Economics of Religion Approach, Seminar FEP 2018 (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 10/07/2018 to 10/07/2018
  • Entrepreneurship in Education: Re-designing Higher Education to Develop Future Ready Entrepreneurial Graduates , Taylor's 10th Teaching and Learning Conference 2017 (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 30/09/2017 to 01/10/2017
  • Motives for Demand for Religion: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Proceedings of Second International Conference on Contemporary Economic Issues (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 02/11/2016