Director’s Message

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I strongly believe in empowering faculty, staff and students, while charging them with responsibilities. When you take responsibility, you tend to own the outcome, Dr. Prabhat Pankaj, Director,

Dr. PrabhatPankaj is an eminent economist whose opinion is sought by newspapers and magazines like the Economic Times on a regular basis. His published works included 29 research papers, four books, and several conference papers.

“Teaching is a mission. Students are a great source of learning for faculty. It is not important what my experience with teaching has been; I always tend to look for what my students’ experience of my teaching has been like.”

A Post Graduate in Economics and a PhD in applied Economics, Dr. PrabhatPankaj has been teaching Economics in universities and B-schools across the globe for 22 years now. He has specialised training in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics from South Asia Network of Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), and World Bank Institute (WBI). He has also worked as an Economic Consultant to the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Royal Government of Bhutan on WTO issues, and represented the Royal Government of Bhutan in the UNESCAP meeting on the Post-Cancun Agenda. He has carried out studies on poverty, inflation, environment and happiness measurement forUNDP, UNFPA, RIS and the Planning Commission. He is currently working on estimating the demand curve for the TajMahal from the international tourists’ ‘willingness-to-pay’ point of view.

“There is only one way to pursue quality and ensure proper functioning, and that is by empowering people. I strongly believe in empowering faculty, staff and students. I charge with taking responsibilities. When you take responsibility, you also tend to own the outcome. This is the essence of good governance, and that’s how we create second and third lines of leadershipatJaipuria Jaipur. This is how we transform our students into holistic human beings and efficient professionals witha high sense of caring for family, society and the environment.”