Prof. (Dr.) Pankaj Gupta

Prof. (Dr.) Pankaj Gupta

Professor, JGLS

CMA; Fellow of ICAI;

M.Com.; Ph.D. (University of Lucknow);

GCPCL (Harvard University)


Dr. Pankaj Gupta is a Global Academic Leader with successful professional experience of over 25 years – as a professor, researcher, and an institution builder. Dr. Gupta is currently, Professor JGLS and Dean OCS at O P Jindal Global University, an Institution of Eminence. Prior to rejoining JGU, he was the President (Vice Chancellor) of IIHMR University Jaipur, India’s premier university in health care, hospital, and pharma management. Dr. Gupta is a PhD, Fulbright Fellow, CMA, GCPCL (Harvard), Fellow of ICAI, and an alumnus of Lucknow University & IIM Ahmedabad. He teaches courses and does research & consulting mainly in the areas of Finance & Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Cost Management, Activity Based Costing, Corporate Governance, Performance Management & Control Systems, Mindful Leadership, Mental & Spiritual Health, Transformative Leadership & Change Management, Ancient Wisdom, Self-Awareness, and Ethics etc.

He has earlier served in senior leadership positions in several top organizations worldwide such as IMT Ghaziabad, IIM Kozhikode, Symbiosis, University of Washington, S P Jain (Dubai & Singapore) among others. He was the Funding Director of two Institutions – Symbiosis (SIBM) Bangalore and Educomp Raffles (JRE) Group. He has held top leadership positions such as Director, Dean, Executive Director, Director General, Vice-Chancellor, Chief Advisor etc. and made a significant contribution for the success and growth of all the organizations he served.

He also served as the Co-chairman of Education Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry for two successive terms. Dr. Gupta has extensive network with various national and international universities and organizations and possesses several Director and board level positions in various organizations and the corporate sector. Dr. Gupta has a strong understanding of higher education scene across the world, particularly management education and transformative leadership, creating innovative management eco-systems, identifying, and recruiting the right talent, nurturing and retaining them and thus making a significant contribution for the organizations and people.

Dr. Gupta is recipient of several prestigious awards including the ‘Fulbright Fellowship’ by USIEF, ‘Most Innovative Idea in Management Education Award’ by IMC, ‘Valuable Contribution to Profession Award’ by ICAI, and ‘Rashtriya Shiksha Gaurav Award’ by CEGR among others. Dr. Gupta has created an innovative model for ‘Academic Audit’ and ‘Academic Quality Assurance System’. IIM Ahmedabad has written a case study on the transformative work under his leadership.

He also serves as a senior consultant in the area of Finance & Cost Management. He has been a pioneer in bringing the ‘Self-awareness and Mindful leadership’ into academic setting. Centre for Mindfulness, Wellness and Ethics (CMWE) set up under his leadership has attained national and global reputation in a short span of time and has carved a niche for itself in the overall wellness and mental health awareness among the fast paced, stressful, and anxiety-ridden corporate world.

Some of the organizations which have benefited from the training /consulting of Prof. Gupta include Maruti, Dabur, GE Capital, Ericsson, Electrolux, NTPC, LIC, Genpact, Bry Air, Samtel, Elin Electronics, Shriram Pistons, IREDA, NEC Corp, CBI, Indian Navy, DOPT etc. With numerous books, consulting projects and research papers to his credit, Dr. Gupta is a much sought-after speaker at top business schools, universities, corporate world, and organizations across the globe. As an Expert Resource Person, he has been regularly invited by eminent professional and government bodies such as UPSC, AICTE, Fulbright Commission, Niti Aayog (Planning Commission), ICAI, The British Council, FICCI, CII, ASSOCHAM, PHDCCI, among others.

Dr. Gupta is deeply interested in Spirituality and Ancient Wisdom and loves to spend time in silence and meditation in the Himalayas.

His LinkedIn profile is available at

  • Finance & Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Cost Management & Activity Based Costing
  • Accounting for decision making
  • Corporate Governance, CSR & Responsible Business
  • Performance Management & Control Systems
  • Mindful Leadership
  • Ancient Wisdom and Spirituality
  • Mental & Spiritual Health
  • Transformative Leadership & Change Management
  • Higher Education Administration and Turnaround
  • Self-Awareness, Meditation, and Ethics etc.