Mr. Balkrishna Parab is JBIMS’s Professor Of The Year 2021! With more than 20 years of research, training, and teaching experience, Prof. Parab beautifully condenses his rich and vivid knowledge for his students. He is known for simplifying complex subject matter such that regardless of whether a student has the background, they develop a nuanced and layered understanding. His highly interactive classes coupled with his jovial nature go on to make him the most celebrated professor at JBIMS. Find out what his students have to say about him here.
Meet Prof. Balkrishna Parab - Assistant Professor At JBIMS, InsideIIM Professor of The Year In 2021
Prof. Parab is the Indian Merchants’ Chamber’s Professor of Banking and Finance teaching Financial Accounting at JBIMS, University of Mumbai. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and an Associate of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.
Prof. Parab has been Chairman of the Board of Studies in Banking and Finance at the University of Mumbai and a member of the university’s Academic Council. He has been a member of the visiting faculty at the IIT Bombay, the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) and the CRISIL Certified Analyst Programme.
He has conducted various corporate training programmes for several companies, including Essar Steel Limited (Hazira), Essar Services Limited (Mumbai), Mazgaon Docks (Mumbai), and Reliance Infrastructure Limited.
InsideIIM Professor of The Year 2021 - What JBIMS Students Have To Say About Prof. Parab
"Prof. Balkrishna Parab explains the topics in such a lucid way that it does not feel like we are learning this subject for the first time. All the students, including engineers who have never been exposed to the subject, feel extremely comfortable with the subject simply because Prof. Parab makes it extremely interesting with all of his explanations coupled with real life stories. Even in the online mode, everyone intently listens to his explanations and it is his command over the subject because of which he is able to convey the topics to the entire class in an effortless manner."
"He teaches in such a manner that even if one doesn't know anything related to finance, one will understand what he is teaching because he doesn't complicate things, he keeps them simple. He is the reason behind the success of many engineering students who didn't know a thing about balance sheets and assets and liabilities."
"For a person who is alien to the subject of accounting, he not only made us understand that subject, but he taught us so neatly, that most of the students like me, are opting for finance as their major subject. He is the most charismatic personality I've seen. Even in the time of the pandemic, where we have to substitute class learning with online learning, he has done tremendously well and made sure, every single one of 157 students will understand that subject. The efforts he has taken are priceless. He not only had to adapt to the new teaching platform but had to try out different ways of teaching which may be quite difficult for a person who has been teaching with the same method for the last 30 years. So, my vote goes to Mr. Balkrishna Parab, for his priceless efforts in building our strong foundation in finance."
"Prof. Parab makes accounting so easy to understand for an engineer who doesn’t come from a finance background. He generates interest in the subject by constantly interacting and solving practical questions which also prepare us for our summer internships."
What The InsideIIM Professor of The Year Series Is About
In the last year, the whole country struggled in coping up with the pandemic and lockdowns. In this time of crisis, it was the great leadership shown by our teachers and professors to ensure that learning never stops. They went beyond just teaching and found solutions and created new learning environments for their students to continue learning.
We at InsideIIM want to recognize the efforts that various B-School professors throughout the country put in to ensure that their students are not left behind and continue to meet their potential and achieve great things. This is why we asked MBA students of the current batches in 2021 to nominate their favorite professors on campus for the title of 'Professor of The Year' as a small token of gratitude for professors who have made so many efforts in the last year, just so that students can head out to etch a successful career for themselves!