Indira Parikh

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Born29 August 1943 (77 years)
Kotda, Kutch District, Gujarat
EducationDoctor of Philosophy

Master of Education

Bachelor of Arts
Alma mater
  • Gujarat University
  • University of Rochester
TitleFormer Dean - Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Term2002 - 2005
Spouse(s)Jitendra C. Parikh

Indira Parikh was born on 29 August 1943, in a small village named Kotda in Kutch district, Gujarat.[1] She is the former Dean of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.[2] She is a consultant to various national and international organizations and guides them in areas including leadership, role and Identity (social science), stress management, organization design and development, culture building, institution building, self-renewal, and change management. She is a researcher who is currently designing a self reflective leadership and management development model.[2] She is the recipient of multiple national as well as international awards for her contribution towards women, education, and HR. She has authored many books and has published several articles and papers.[3]

Early Life and Background

Parikh was born in a Kutchi joint family of twenty two members. Her family followed the Arya Samaj tradition.[1]


Parikh did her schooling from Loreto Schools, Kolkata and Modern High School in Kolkata. She was an excellent performer in academics, sports as well as theatre. She pursued her intermediate studies from St. Xavier's College, Ranchi while staying with her grandparents in Ranchi. She enjoyed reading and was impressed by the female characters in Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novels. She went on to pursue her undergraduate degree at Scottish Church College in Kolkata.[1]

At the age of 18, she married Jitendra C. Parikh, a physicist. She soon moved to Chicago with her husband where he was pursuing his studies. Seeing her passion to learn, the Dean at the University of Chicago waived off her husband’s tuition fee so that he could pay for her education. She undertook two courses at the University of Chicago. Later, she took many courses from the University of Copenhagen while her husband pursued his further studies at Niels Bohr Institute in Denmark.[1]

In 1969, she earned her Bachelors in Arts (B.A.) degree in Social Studies from the University of Rochester, New York (state), United States. The university allowed her to fast track her degree to just a year by giving her credit for all the courses she had done over the nine years in Kolkata, Chicago and Copenhagen. She was also offered a scholarship by the university for her high performance.[1] She continued to pursue her M.Ed. from University of Rochester. In 1979, she pursued her PhD in Education from Gujarat University.[4]


Parikh was a research associate at IIM-Ahmedabad for four years after her post graduation. Later, she went to INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France as a visiting research scholar. In 1976, she returned back to IIM-Ahmedabad and began teaching courses in Organizational behavior. In 1983, she was a Visiting Associate Professor at Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, Texas, United States. In 1985, she returned to IIM-Ahmedabad where she continued teaching. In 2002, she was appointed as the first female Dean at IIM-Ahmedabad.[4] After serving as the Dean at IIM-Ahmedabad, Indira Parikh became the Founder President of FLAME University, Pune in 2005. She headed the institute for a decade and continues to sit on its board till date.[5] She has been a visiting faculty at various other institutions like Anant National University[6] and Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management.[7] Currently she is the Founder President at Antardisha, a private entity which focuses on guiding individuals, organizations and institutions to review their past and prepare for the future through self discovery and renewal.[8]


Parikh's research work is primarily focused on leadership, women, and human resources.

Current Research Project: Parikh is currently working on a Self-Reflective Leadership Development model. Her model aims to explore an individual’s leadership capabilities through various orientations in one’s life, work and social spaces. By understanding an individual’s behavior within the three spaces in the context of societal evolution and culture, this model helps individuals prepare for relevant management and leadership roles and responsibilities. This research model is derived from the five cosmic elements - Air, Water, Fire, Earth and Space. It categorizes individuals across seven age groups beginning from the age of 21 up to age of 65 depending on different stages of life. She has also developed “Ardha Nareshwari” model which focuses on potential elements of leadership dimensions for women.[2]


Parikh has published several works including books, journal/magazine articles, and newspaper articles. Books Authored:

Journal/ Magazine Articles:

Newspaper Articles:

  • Parikh, Indira J. “Logic of Technology and Collective Behaviour.” The Times of India, 25 February 2001.
  • Parikh, Indira J. “Technology Life Space and Behaviour.” The Times of India, 24 December 2000.
  • Parikh, Indira J. “Technology Life Space and Roles.” The Times of India, 22 October 2000.
  • Parikh, Indira J. “Women in Society.” The Times of India, January 1993.
  • Parikh, Indira J. “Professionalization of Management.” The Times of India Gujarati Supplement, 12 April 1992.

Board Memberships

Corporate Board Memberships

  • Independent Director, Force Motors[9][10]
  • Independent Director, Hitachi Home & Life Solutions (India) Limited[11]
  • Independent Director, Reliance Life Insurance Limited[3]
  • Independent Director, Gujarat International Finance Tec-City Co. Ltd.[12]
  • Former Independent Director, Indian Oil Corporation Limited[13]
  • Former Independent Director, Foseco India Limited[14][15]
  • Former Independent Director, Shasun Pharmaceuticals Limited[16]
  • Former Independent Director, STI India Limited[17]
  • Former Independent Director, Arvind Smart Spaces Limited[18]
  • Former Independent Director, Deepak Nitrite Limited[19]
  • Former Independent Director, Zydus Wellness Limited[20]
  • Former Independent Director, Sintex Plastics Technology Limited[21]

Academic/ Advisory Board Memberships

  • Founder Trustee, DALHAM Foundation[22]
  • Advisor, VIT-AP University School of Business (VSB)[23]
  • Member of Advisory Council, IIT Gandhinagar[24]
  • Member of Governing Board, Anant National University[25]
  • Member of Advisory Board, SOIL School of Business Design[26]
  • Governing Board Member, Navrachana University[27]
  • Member of Governing Body, FLAME University[28]
  • Member of Academic Council, Pandit Deendayal Energy University[29]

Editorial Boards

  • The Crescent Journal of Business (CJB)[30]
  • Concepts and Transformations (CAT)[31]


Year Award Awarding Organization
2014 Outstanding Women Leadership Achievement Award[32] World Women Leadership Congress & Awards
2014 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education[33] Asian Education Leadership Awards
2013 MTC Global Award for Visionary in Management Education[34] MTC Global Award for Excellence 2013
2013 Award for Legendary Contribution to Education[35] Asian Education Leadership Awards
2013 Innovative Leader Award[36] 21st Dewang Mehta Business School Award
2012 Woman of Excellence Award[37] FICCI Ladies Organisation Ahmedabad
2011 Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Award[38] 19th Dewang Mehta Business School Award
2011 Visionary Leader Award[39] Star Group of Industries & DNA Awards
2011 Lifetime Achievement Award[40] Asian Leadership Awards
2010 Lifetime achievement and Best teacher of the Decade Award[41] Asia B-School Awards
2009 Exemplary Leader Award[42] Dainik Bhaskar Group
2008 Leadership Award[43] Dewang Mehta Business School
2003 Lifetime Achievement Award for contribution to HR[44] Indira Group of Institutes
2001 Lifetime Achievement Award for Best Teacher in Management[44] World HRD Congress


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  23. "'Education a tool to usher in positive change'". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 2018-07-28. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2021-03-09.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
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  26. "Advisory Board | SOIL SCHOOL OF BUSINESS DESIGN". SOIL SOBD. Retrieved 2021-03-09.
  27. "Board of Governors | Navrachana University, Vadodara :: Top Engineering College in Vadodara Top engineering college in Vadodara | Top university in Vadodara | BE Colleges in Gujarat | Best Engineering College in Vadodara". Navrachana University. Retrieved 2021-03-09.
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