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Darshana Padia

Assistant Professor
PhD (Saurashtra University)
Areas of interest
Social Media, Digital Media, Gender, Human Development
Contact
+91 99257 87332
darshana.padia@ahduni.edu.in

Dr. D N Padia has her post graduation in 'Business Management' and her doctoral research was on 'Efficacy of Social Advertisements'.  She was awarded the Chief Minister’s Fellowship (2010-11) in the area of ‘Human Development’ under the auspice of Department of Planning, Government of Gujarat and was involved in the process of preparing District Human Development Reports for five districts of Gujarat State. She has also been a Senior Consultant to Women and Child Development Department, Government of Gujarat in 2013. She has been researching on Societal Marketing, Developmental Issues, Governmental Advertisements, Women Entrepreneurship, Gender role in organizations and Social and Ethical Responsibilities of organizations and institutions. She has 17 years of academic experience and over 5 years of organizational experience in managing and consulting in the areas of Marketing Management, Project Training, Advertising and Developmental Reporting. She has been offered Associateship 2015-18 at Inter-University Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences (IUC), Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla.

Previously she has worked as a Research Associate at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad for 3 years in various areas like Indian Railways Chair, Communications Group and Gender Resource Center.  She has served the Department of Commerce, Saurashtra University, Rajkot for a period of 4 years (1996-2000), as a Lecturer of Commerce. She was also a visiting faculty at Department of Business Management, Saurashtra University for 2 years (1998-2000). She has been a consultant for Marketing at Wish Computer Academy, Rajkot and Training consultant to Hi-tech Ltd, Ahmedabad.

 

At International Conferences / Seminars:

Padia, D. (2012, April). Absorption of Values, Principles and Leadership Qualities in School Students through Storytelling and Theatre. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Life Skills Education, Optimising Positive Strengths through life skills, conducted by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur at KBP College, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Padia, D. (2009, April). Microfinance for Poor Women in Rural Areas. Paper presented at International Conference on Applied Economics and Time Series Econometrics at IBS, Hyderabad

Padia, D. (2007, December). Rural Women, Micro Finance and Khadi and Village Industry Cluster. Paper presented at XXX All India Accounting Conference and International Seminar on Accounting Education and Research, Jodhpur

Kaul, A. & Padia, D. (2006, December). Much Ado About Nothing: Analysis of Communication patterns Across Genders. Paper presented at 5th Asia Pacific ABC Conference, at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

 

At National Conferences / Seminars:

Padia, D. (2017, June 22). Status of Gender Responsive Budgeting in the State of Gujarat Post Three Years of Publication since 2014-15. Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Rashtrapati Niwas, Shimla.

Padia, D (2016, June 9-10). Small and Medium Sized Enterprises of Women: What Prevents Them To Become Multinationals? Invited to read the paper by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, India Office (http://www.fes-india.org/) and University of Calcutta - Women’s Studies Research Centre and Department of Economics (http://econcaluniv.ac.in/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=16). Kolkata.

Padia, D. (2016, May 25). Issues and Aspects of Literacy and Education: Lessons from Dahod. Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Rashtrapati Niwas, Shimla.

Padia, D. (2015, May 21). The Study of Growth Practices in Successful and Unsuccessful Small and Medium Sized Enterprises of Women in India. Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Rashtrapati Niwas, Shimla.

Padia, D. (2014, November 8-9). Making Capital Markets more Inclusive: Rethinking the Alternative Investment Fund Platform. Paper presented at 37th All India Accounting Conference & International Seminar on Accounting Education and Research, India Accounting Association. Organised by University of Lucknow, Lucknow.

Padia, D. (2014, September 21). Capital Market Accessibility for Small and Medium Enterprises: Reflections on Alternative Investment Market Model in India. Paper presented 37th Skoch Summit, 21st Thinkers and Writers Forum, “Minimum Government, Maximum Governance”. India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Padia, D. (2013, December). Viewing the Development in Gujarat through the Gender Lens. Paper presented at The Golden Jubilee Conference of the Indian Econometric Society, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai

Padia, D. (2013, June). Translating Growth into Equitable Growth: Reflections on Gender Responsive Budgeting in the State of Gujarat. Paper presented at 16th Thinkers and Writers Forum 2013, 32nd Skoch Summit, "Regainig 8% Growth with Equity", Mumbai

http://skoch.org/16.php?f=Darshana_p.pdf?keepThis=true&TB_iframe=true&height=600&width=850&caption=PDF

Padia, D. (2012, February). District Human Development Reports in Gujarat:Tool for Mainstreaming Human Development in Planning. Paper presented at TISS Platinum Jubilee Conference on ‘Globalisation and Social Transformation: The Indian Experience’ organised by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Padia, D. (2012, February). Efforts for Human Development in Gujarat: Via the Prism of DHDR. Paper presented at 48th Annual Conference of The Indian Econometric Society (TIES), Pondicherry University, Puducherry

Yadav, S & Padia, D. (2010, January). A Study on Identifying Gender Issues Across Four Academic Institutes of Ahmedabad Society. Paper presented at National Conference on Women’s Development in 21st Century, Women’s Development Cell, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.

Yadav, S & Padia, D. (2010, January). A Study on Identifying Gender Issues Across Four Academic Institutes of Ahmedabad Society. Paper presented at National Conference on Managing for Tomorrow – Emerging Trends, Issues and Challenges, AES PG Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Padia, D. (2008). Microfinance for Poor Women in Rural Areas. Paper presented at National Seminar on Micro Finance: Evolving Strategies to Deepen and Broaden the outreach, Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute, Ahmedabad

Padia, D. (1998). MNC’s: Evaluation of Threats and Opportunities. Paper presented at UGC sponsored Seminar on Functioning of Multinationals in India and its Implications, Department of Commerce, Saurashtra University, Rajkot

Padia, D. (1997). Investor Protection Scope, Need and Role of Social Responsibility and Business Ethics. Paper presented at UGC sponsored Seminar Indian Capital Market and Investor Protection, Department of Commerce, Saurashtra University, Rajkot

Padia, D. (1996). Social, Cultural and Psychographic Dimensions of Advertising. Paper presented at All India Golden Jubilee Conference of Indian Commerce Association, Department of Commerce, Osmania University, Hyderabad

 

At State Conferences / Seminars:

Padia, D. (2007). Women Empowerment through Micro-Finance. Paper presented at Seminar on Accounting, Finance and Management, S M Patel Institute of Commerce, Ahmedabad

Padia, D. (2004). Can NPA’s be Salvaged? Paper presented at Seminar on Foundation, Research and Application of Accounting, Gujarat University Accountancy Area Teachers Association Conference at S K Patel Institute of Management and Computer Studies, Gandhinagar

Padia, D. (2001). Responsibility Accounting: the Fundamentals. Paper presented at Gujarat University Accountancy Area Teachers Association Conference at Som-Lalit Institute of Business Administration, Ahmedabad

Padia, D. (2000). Scope of Distribution in the Textile Industries of Gujarat. Paper presented at UGC sponsored Conference on Strategies of Commerce Education with Reference to Modern Industrial Development, P D Malaviya College, Rajkot

Padia, D. (1999). Motivation. Paper presented at , UGC sponsored Seminar on Human Resource Development in 21st Century, M M Ghodasara Mahila Arts and Commerce College, Junagadh

Resrarch Funds and Grants:

  • November 2015: Preparation of Dahod District Human Development Report. Jointly by Collectorate of Dahod and Gujarat Social Infrastructure Development Society, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar.
  • May 2015: Asociateship for conducting research on “The Study of Growth Practices in Successful and Unsuccessful Small and Medium Sized Enterprises of Women in India”, Inter-University Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences (IUC), Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla.  (on-going).
  • April-November 2012: Minor Research Project on Empowering Students through Storytelling and Theatre awarded  by School of Life Skills Education and Social Harmony, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India
  • January 2002-04: Market Research Guide, H.L.College Alumni Association, Ahmedabad Successfully handled, managed and guided students in the research work and the preparation of market research project on Reynolds Ball Pen, Fun Republic Multiplex, Karvi Financial services at “SYNERGY” – A Marketing Fair conducted by H.L.College Alumni Association.

Workshops Attended and Sessions taken

September 12-14, 2016

Attended and sessions taken at Asian Networking Workshop 2016, Keio Hiyoshi Japan.

January 6-8, 2017

Attended 'Crafting and Conducting High Quality Research', at IIM Ahmedabad, in association with the Indian Academy of Management (INDAM) - an affiliate of the Academy of Management, US.

 

 

Articles

Padia, D and Yadav, S. (January- June,2015). A Study on Identifying Gender Issues across Four Academic Institutes of Ahmedabad Education Society. VNSGU Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, Vol.5, Issue 1.

Padia, D. (2013). Efforts for Human Development in Gujarat: Via the Prism of DHDR. Anvesak, Vol 43 No.1 (January-June 2013) Pg. 21-32, Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ahmedabad

Padia, D. (2008). Rural Women, Microfinance and Khadi and Village Industry Cluster. Anvesak, Vol 38 No. 1 January-June 2008 Pg. 48, Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ahmedabad

Padia, D. (2004). Can Non Performing Assets be salvaged? Anvesak, Vol 34 No. 2 July-December 2004 Pg. 37, Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ahmedabad

 

Articles in Workshop Handbook of IIMA

Padia, D. (June, 2009). Work Environment. The GEDI Dialogue Handbook. (Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity). Workshop by IIM Ahmedabad and UNDP India

Padia, D. (June, 2009). Social Networking. The GEDI Dialogue Handbook. (Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity). Workshop by IIM Ahmedabad and UNDP India

Padia, D. (June, 2009). Women Entrepreneurship. The GEDI Dialogue Handbook. (Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity). Workshop by IIM Ahmedabad and UNDP India

Padia, D. (June, 2009). Gender Responsive Budgeting. The GEDI Dialogue Handbook. (Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity). Workshop by IIM Ahmedabad and UNDP India

 

Fellowship Publication

Padia, D. (2010). District Human Development Reports in Gujarat: Tool for Mainstreaming Human Development in Planning. Planning Department. Government of Gujarat. Published on http://www.gujaratcmfellowship.org/fellows-papers.html

 

Reports

Padia, D. & Basu, K. (2017). Dahod District Human Development Report. Gujarat Social Infrastructure Development Society, Gandhinagar.

Padia, D. (2007). Personality Development Programme for Women Executives of ONGC. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. In-company Report for ONGC.

Padia, D. (2006). Personality Development Programme for Women Executives of ONGC. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. In-company Report for ONGC.

 

Online Publications:

Padia, D. (2014, September 21). Capital Market Accessibility for Small and Medium Enterprises: Reflections on Alternative Investment Market Model in India. Paper presented 37th Skoch Summit, 21st Thinkers and Writers Forum, “Minimum Government, Maximum Governance”. India Habitat Centre, New Delhi http://www.skoch.org/?page_id=992

Padia, D. (2013, June). Translating Growth into Equitable Growth: Reflections on Gender Responsive Budgeting in the State of Gujarat. Paper presented at 16th Thinkers and Writers Forum 2013, 32nd Skoch Summit, "Regainig 8% Growth with Equity", Mumbai

http://skoch.org/16.php?f=Darshana_p.pdf?keepThis=true&TB_iframe=true&height=600&width=850&caption=PDF

Current

Year

Organization

Designation

 

June 2009 onwards

Amrut Modi School of Management (AMSOM), Ahmedabad University

Assistant Professor

 

June 2000 -2009

H L Institute of Commerce, Gujarat University

Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor Teaching Track

Previous

Year

Organization

Designation

Time

July 2010 to June 2011

Government of Gujarat

Chief Minister’s Fellowship in the area of ‘Human Development’, Department of Planning

11 months

December 2008 - June 2009

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Research Associate, Gender Resource Centre

6 months

May 2008 – December 2008

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Research Associate, Railway Chair

7 months

September 2007 - April 2008

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Teaching Associate, Communications Area

8 months

December 2008 onwards

ICFAI, Ahmedabad

Visiting Faculty for Business Management

Approx. 1 year

June 2007 onwards

H L College of Commerce, Ahmedabad

Visiting Faculty for Advanced Business Management

Approx. 1 year

September 2006 - April 2007

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Teaching Associate, Communications Area

8 months

August 2003 – March 2004

Cambridge University Center, Ahmedabad

Visiting Faculty for Business Studies for A Level

9 Months

August 1996- May 2000

Department of Commerce, Saurashtra University, Rajkot

Adhoc Lecturer

4 years

August 1998- May 2000

Department of Business Management, Saurashtra University, Rajkot

Visiting Faculty

2 years

1996-2000

R P Bhalodia College, M J Kundaliya College, and K N Kansagra College, Rajkot

Visiting Faculty, Commerce

4 years

Year

Organization

Designation

Total Time

February-June 2013

Women and Child Development Department, Government of Gujarat

Senior Consultant

Approx. 5 Months

December 2004 – August 2006

Hi-tech Exports, Ahmedabad

Training Consultant

Approx. 2 Years

August 1998 – May 2000

Wish Computer Academy, Rajkot

Marketing Consultant

Approx. 2 Years

Other:

  • Worked as Editor at Top Cassettes Ltd. Ahmedabad for 1 year
  • Worked as Writer and Translator for Water Resource Development Management and Administration (WARDMA) Project of Netherlands Government in Saurashtra & Kutch region for 1 year
  • Have so far Visualized, scripted, directed and hosted 3 Corporate Documentaries

 

 

 

 

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