Prof. Indira J. Parikh is the President of Antardisha (Directions from Within). Antardisha is a private entity creating a space for individuals, collectivities, organizations and institutions to have a dialogue to discover themselves, to review their past, to reflect on the present ‘Here and Now’ and renew themselves for the future. Prof. Parikh is the Founder President of FLAME University, Pune from 2005 to 2015. She has been involved in creating the academic vision of holistic and Liberal Education and shaping FLAME. She has also conceptualized the models of management development programs anchored in thresholds of Life, Life Space and Work Space, Life Roles and Identity. Her focus is on transformation and lifelong learning, development and growth. She has been a consultant and conducted diagnostic studies for organizations. She has designed and conducted leadership and institution building programs in public sector, private sector and multinational organizations. Professor Parikh is on several boards of companies as an independent director. She is the founder member of Sumedhas Academy of Human Context.
Prof. Parikh has done M.Ed from University of Rochester, New York USA and the Doctorate from Gujarat University. She was a faculty at IIM-Ahmedabad for over 30 years and Dean from 2002 to 2005. She has taught at INSEAD, Fontainebleau (France) and Texas A&M University.
Prof. Parikh has been honored with several life time achievement awards both nationally and internationally for her contribution in Education, HR and for her work with Women. She has written numerous articles published in National & International Journals and is the co-author/ author of several books.
Recently, Prof. Parikh has joined DALHAM Foundation. It is a not-for-profit, mission driven organization engaged into advancing and promoting creative and liberal education. It has helped individuals and existing universities to setup school of liberal education and also designed and developed the first common entrance examination for liberal arts and creative program.