Patron & Founder

Late Professor Sugan C. Jain, Former Professor of Accountancy and Business Statistics, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur laid the Foundation of Research Development Association, at Jaipur in 1987. Research Development Association ( RDA) was established by him as a non-profit organization with the aim to provide a common platform to researchers, scholars, academicians, industry practitioners, policy makers, consultants and entrepreneurs within the world of business, finance, management and information technology.

 He was the founder Editor-in-Chief of ‘The Journal of Accounting & Finance’, ‘The Journal of Banking, Information Technology and Management’, ‘Journal of Management Outlook’, ‘Indian Journal of Research’, and ‘Indian Journal of Management’. At Present all are prestigious journals published by the Research Development Association and Research Development Research Foundation which are widely circulated all over the country and worldwide.

Late Professor Jain started teaching PG courses since 1978. He had a long and wide experience in guiding research scholars in the area of Accounting & Finance, Taxation, Banking etc. More than 150 students have got the degree of Ph.D. under his supervision. His areas of specialization were Taxation and Tax Planning, Management Accounting, Financial Management and Accounting & Finance.

He had contributed a number of articles and research papers to leading journals of national and international repute. He was amongst the very few who has been awarded D.Litt from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. 

Late Professor Jain was closely associated with a number of academic bodies in India and abroad. He had been Honorary Secretary of the Jaipur Management Association ( JMA) for a quite long time. He had been president of the Indian Accounting Association ( IAA ) during 2000-2001. He had also been Director of the JSEL Securities Ltd. (SEBI nominee) and an executive member of the Rajasthan Productivity Council. He had been President of Jaipur Stock Exchange Ltd. (2000 to 2004).

He was a Life Member of All India Management Association, All India Tax Federation and Trustee of Rajputana Unani Tibbi College. He was also Vice-President of Rajasthan Chamber of Commerce and Industry