Professor Parag Patel has a rich experience of two decades in higher education. Currently, he is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programmes of Amrut Mody School of Management at Ahmedabad University. He had been the Director of H L Institute of Commerce for two years from 2014 to 2016.
Donning several hats comes just as easily to Professor Patel who has held the positions of Chairman of FICCI’s Unlearning and Reskilling Committee, Vice Chairman of H L College Alumni Association and Member of GCCI’s Education Committee. Professor Patel is keenly interested in making a positive difference to Education Sector and has advised a 100 crore education initiative of the financial giant HDFC Ltd as a senior consultant.
With an M.Phil. in Accountancy, Ph.D. in Equity Investment Decisions from Gujarat University and a Faculty Development Programme in Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Business Innovation and Ethics in International Business from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom Professor Patel brings his vast exposure of national and international education to transformative educational leadership.
Apart from academics and education management, Professor Patel has a deep interest in the capital markets in general and equities in particular. He has been featured in eighty plus live TV shows as a Market Expert on various national channels.
Pioneering educational reformation and transformation with a holistic vision, Professor Patel wields significant influence in the constantly evolving education sector. The World Education Congress of June 2016 listed him as one of the "100 MOST INFLUENTIAL DIRECTORS OF INDIA IN EDUCATION’’. Professor Patel has also received an Award for “Leadership, Teamwork and Innovativeness” as the Chairman of Ahmedabad University Students Events and Activities Committee.
Professor Patel has a rich teaching experience of about two decades during which he has taught wide range of courses in Accounting at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Professor Patel is keenly interested in making a positive difference to Education Sector and has advised 'HEADS' an education initiative of the financial giant HDFC Ltd as a senior consultant.
HDFC Education and Development Services Pvt. Ltd. (HEADS) is a wholly owned Rs. 100 crores subsidiary of HDFC Ltd. Professor Patel was in the pioneering team of consultants that mainly worked on two initiatives; vocational education in financial services and K12 schools. The first two HDFC schools are operational in Gurgaon and Pune and third one is coming up in Bangalore.
Professor Patel is serving currently as the Chairman of FICCI's Education Committee and also served twice as a member of GCCI's Education and Skills Committee between 2014 and 2017.
Prof. Patel has received an Award for “Leadership, Teamwork and Innovativeness” as the Chairman of Ahmedabad University Students Events and Activities Committee. He received this award from Dr. VS Arunachalam during the AU Foundation Day ceremony in February 2013 at Ahmedabad.
Prof. Patel was listed among the “100 Most Influential Directors in India - Education” by world Education Congress. He received a citation from Dr. Indira Parikh, Founder Flame University in June 2016 at the ceremony in Mumbai.