Chairperson, IIMA Board of Governors
Mr. Pankaj Patel is the Chairman of Zydus Lifesciences Ltd., a discovery-driven, global Lifesciences company with operations in 55 countries worldwide. Mr. Pankaj Patel combines both research and techno-commercial expertise and has published over 100 research papers in peer reviewed journals and is a co-inventor in more than 64 patents.
Mr. Patel has been appointed as the Part Time Non-official Director in Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India. He is on the board of several institutions, including Chairman of IIM Udaipur and Member of the Board of Governors of IIM Ahmedabad and Invest India. He is also a Member of the Governing Board of India Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. He is also a Member of the CEO Advisory Committee of International Generics and Biosimilars Association (IGBA). Mr. Patel is a Past President of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). He also officiates on the board of several Not-for-Profit & charitable institutions. Mr. Patel is the Executive Chairman, Vice President and Trustee of the Gujarat Cancer Society and Chairman of the Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, a Regional Cancer Centre and one of the largest cancer centres of India, reaching out to the needy and underprivileged cancer patients. He also officiates as the Chairman of the Deaf and Mute School, Ahmedabad. He is also a Director and Chairman on the Board of Zydus Foundation which set up Zydus Hospital and Medical College, Dahod.
In recognition of his contributions to the healthcare industry in India, Mr. Pankaj Patel is a recipient of several awards including the Acharya PC Ray Memorial Gold Medal Award and the Eminent Pharmacist Award, the India Innovator Award at the India Business Leaders Awards instituted by CNBC. For his entrepreneurial vision, Mr. Patel was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Life Sciences category. Through his various associations with educational institutions and not-for-profit organisations that serve at the grassroots, Mr. Patel champions and supports the causes related to education, health and innovation.
The Institute focuses on …
Promoting excellence in scholarship by encouraging high-quality research, distinctive and effective teaching, and meaningful contribution to knowledge-creation in a variety of disciplines.
Educating and nurturing leaders of institutions and entrepreneurial organizations and supporting them in their efforts to create high-quality talent and value.
Impacting the world of policy and practice through continuous engagement with alumni and prominent stakeholders, decision makers and leaders in government, businesses and non-governmental enterprises.
The Board of Governors for IIM Ahmedabad is the principal executive body of the Institute. Headed by the Chairperson, the Board is responsible for the general superintendence, direction and control of the affairs of the Institute.
IIMA partners with a number of academic institutions across the world in delivering its postgraduate programmes, conducting executive education programmes or implementing its research agenda.
Rank amongst B-Schools in India by the NIRF since 2018
For IIMA Executive Education (Financial Times Executive Education Rankings 2022)
Career Progress Rank for IIMA’s one year MBA Programme (Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2022)
Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking in Agribusiness / Food Industry Management 2022
QS Masters in Management Rankings (MBA) 2022
Rank amongst B-Schools in India by the Businessworld B-School since 2018
Industry Partnerships- Consulting
Consulting at IIMA is viewed as a dynamic learning process for the faculty. It provides an opportunity for them to share insights with practitioners and contributes to experimentation and new learning by clients. Consulting brings the faculty in contact with real-life managerial problems, and thus greatly enriches teaching and research.
Consulting at IIMA has been guided by several norms:
- Consultancy is an academic activity. Projects are taken up only if they have a definite learning value.
- Faculty members do not solicit consultancy projects.
- The total time spent on consulting is voluntarily restricted, so that other academic responsibilities are met.
On an average, IIMA faculty members undertake about 60 new consultancy projects on varied themes a year. Some involve giving advice to clients on specific problems; others involve training interventions. Still others require evaluation of specific projects or programmes.
IIMA faculty caters to a wide range of clients. These include public and private sector corporations, financial institutions, government agencies and departments, cooperative societies, not-for-profit institutions, and international agencies like the World Bank and FAO.
Please contact the concerned Faculty, Area or Research Centre directly for consultation and research projects.