D. K. Taknet (Indian Institute of Marwari Entrepreneurship)
submitted: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 19:01:22 +0530
Dr. D. K. Taknet
Indian Institute of Marwari Entrepreneurship
Description of work:
Born in Rajasthan in 1958, D.K. Taknet had a bright academic career,
obtained first class Master's degree, secured first position in M.Phil.
examination in Business Administration, and had earned the Degree of
Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Rajasthan on a published book.
Dr. D.K. Taknet is a widely read academician and a known business writer,
who has taught more than 15 years, in various institutions. He has
completed many critical and creative research studies and has been awarded
scholarships and fellowships by several premier institutions like the
University Grants Commission, New Delhi and the Indian Council of Social
Sciences Research, Ministry of Human Resource, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
His research articles, more than 50, have been published in the leading
newspapers, magazines and journals in India and abroad. Dr. Taknet has
travelled extensively in Europe, France, USA, Canada, the former USSR
countries and the Far-East and had participated in several international
seminars, conferences, symposia etc. and presented 15 research papers. He
has authored five widely appreciated and award winning books like
Industrial Entrepreneurship of Shekhawati Marwaris, 1986, Marwari Samaj,
1989, Marwari Samaj Aur Braj Mohan Birla, 1993, B.M. Birla - A Great
Visionary, 1996, The Heritage of Indian Tea, 2002.
These publications have been reviewed and serialized by the national
newspapers, magazines and journals. These books have won acclaim from many
scholars like Dr. Man Mohan Singh, the present Prime Minister of India,
Mr. P.V. Narsimha Rao and Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, the former Prime Ministers of
India, Mr. P. Chidambaram, Union Minister of Finance, Dr. L.K. Jha, Prof.
A.M. Khusaro, Dr. C.H. Hanumantha Rao, Dr. Raja J. Chelliah and Dr. Abid
Being a prolific writer and a business historian, Dr. Taknet enjoys good
relationship with Indian corporates and knows Indian business intimately
from the inside and has first hand knowledge about it. He has served at
honorary capacity on several senior managerial positions in the corporate
world. His area of specializations is entrepreneurship, human resources
and corporate image. Dr. Taknet assisted government bodies to organize
conferences on non-resident Indians and Rajasthanis. His efforts have been
appreciated by the government authorities to organize academic
conferences, symposia etc. His experience is quite helpful in the
corporate-academic partnership and his research inputs could be of great
value for the Indian corporates.
Dr. Taknet is actively associated with several professional and social
organisations of great repute. He is Life Member of the All India
Management Association, New Delhi; the Indian Institute of Public
Administration, New Delhi; the Indian Economic Association, Kolkatta; the
Indian Commerce Association, New Delhi; the International Institute of
Development Studies, Kolkatta; the Journal of Commerce, New Delhi; the
IIME, Jaipur; the Indian Red Cross Society, New Delhi and the Youth
Hostels Association of India, New Delhi. Dr. Taknet is the life member of
the Rambagh Golf Club, Jaipur; the Rajasthan Polo Club, Jaipur and the
Pinkcity Press Club, Jaipur. He has been awarded many certificates by
various educational, social and government institutions for social and
community welfare. The hon'ble President of India has awarded him with the
President Award. Currently Dr. Taknet is working upon a pictorial book on
Rajasthan and the Indian business and he is a Director of the IIME,
Jaipur, a well known academic and research institute of a national repute.