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Prof. Parag Patel considers himself fortunate of having been a member of the core leadership team of HL Institute of Commerce (HLIC) and Ahmedabad University since inception in 1999 and 2009 respectively. It has been a very exciting, joyous and an enriching experience for him to have been able to play a pivotal role in this institution-building and team-building exercise both at Institute and University level.
He was selected and sponsored by the Ahmedabad University for a Faculty Development Program to Cambridge University in United Kingdom in the areas of Entrepreneurship, International Management, Business Ethics, Creativity and Business Innovations.
Prof. 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.
Apart from academics Prof. Patel has a deep interest in the capital markets in general and equities in particular. He has been featured in 80+ live TV shows as a Market Expert on various national channels.
Prof. Patel has a rich teaching experience of over 18 years during which he has taught variety of courses in Accounting at various levels.
Prof. Patel is keenly interested in making a positive difference to Education Sector and has advised 'HEADS' a 100 crore 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 the financial giant HDFC Ltd. Worked in the pioneer team of consultants on conceptualizing vocational education in financial services as well as K12 schools. The first HDFC school is operational today in Gurgaon, Haryana.
Prof. Patel is also serving as a honarary Secretary in the forty five year old Gujarat University Area Accountancy Teachers Association (GUAATA).
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.