Brief info

Dr. Siddharth Thaker is one of the founder members of Trust PaPa. The Trust has been his brainchild. Although he has been helping poor and underprivileged students with their financial troubles starting a Trust, which would exclusively cater to the needs of these students on a much wider canvas, was his dream.
Dr. Thaker is an Associate Professor in the subject of economics at Shree Sahajanand Arts and Commerce College, Ahmedabad since 2003. Before that, he was with H A College of Commerce, Ahmedabad since 1995. He holds an M.Phil and a doctoral degree in economics. His Ph.D. research topic was Environmental Policy for Sustainable Growth of Indian Economy: Issues and Alternatives. He has been teaching at the undergraduate level for more than fifteen years. In addition, he has teaching experience of more than four years at the post-graduate level. He also has about fourteen years experience of teaching professional courses like CS, CA, and BBA.
Dr. Thaker has a keen interest in academics and has participated in many conferences and seminars at the state and national levels. He has authored books and contributed chapters to edited books. He has also presented papers in various English and Gujarati journals. Dr. Thaker has also been invited as a guest lecturer and speaker at various educational institutions.
In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Thaker evinces interest in theatre and drama. He is one of the founder members of ‘Theatre Unit Ahmedabad’ and has been actively associated with the theatre groups of Ahmedabad. He has worked as an actor in Gujarati TV serials and films.
Dr. Thaker is an ardent nature lover. He has a passion for wildlife and is always ready to protect and conserve natural resources, wildlife, animals, and birds. He has not only participated in trekking camps but also encourages and motivates youth to participate in such educational and adventurous activities.
Dr. Siddharth Thaker’s vision behind setting this trust is to inspire today’s youth to build a better and stronger India.

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