Parag M Patel

Associate Dean Undergraduate Programmes, Amrut Mody School of Management

Professor Parag Patel is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programmes, Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University. Professor Patel, has two decades of extensive experience in teaching and research. He was the Director of HL Institute of Commerce from 2014 to 2016.

Professor Patel has held key positions at different organisations. He is the Chairman, Unlearning and Reskilling Committee, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Vice Chairman, HL College Alumni Association, and was the Member, Education Committee of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI). Professor Patel is interested in making a positive difference to Education Sector and as a Senior Consultant he has advised a 100 Crore education initiative, HDFC Education and Development Services Private Limited set up by the financial giant, HDFC Limited.

Professor Patel has an MPhil in Accountancy, PhD 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, The United Kingdom. Professor Patel brings his vast exposure of national and international education to the area of transformative educational leadership.

Apart from academics and education management, Professor Patel has a deep interest in capital markets and particularly, in equities. He has been featured as a Market Expert in more than 80 live shows on various national TV channels.

Professor Patel has a 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.

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