Alka Parikh is a gold medalist in MA (Economics) from Mumbai University and holds PhD degree from Department of Agriculture and Allied Economics, Cornell University, USA. She has worked in TISS, Mumbai, Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy and at present is a Professor at DAIICT, Gandhinagar. She has been adjudged as one of the best professors in all the places where she has taught. Her research addresses various aspects of economic development, including agriculture, poverty, employment, food and water security. She also gives her time to NGOs like Utthan (Ahmedabad) and Uplift (Pune) to further her commitment to the field.
Development Economics (concentrating mainly on rural development), Agriculture Economics