Prof. S.R. Dhaka was born on 25-07-1965 at a small and highly literate Village-Basdhakan, District-Churu, Rajasthan. He did B.Sc. (Ag.) Hons. from MLSU, Udaipur in the year 1987, M.Sc. (Ag.) Entomology and Ph.D. (Ag.) Entomology from Rajasthan Agriculture University, Bikaner in the year 1989 and 2006, respectively. Professor Dhaka has been First class Scout and NCC “C” certificate achiever. He has represented university as General Captain of Sports & Games; University Captain of Wrestling; Four time participated in Inter University Wrestling and Kabaddi; Student’s Representative in 1987 Student Council of SKNCOA, Jobner.
He started his professional carrier from ARSS Diggi under SKRAU-Bikaner in 1990 and he did remarkable work in farm modernization and developed irrigation water facilities which helped to enhance the quality seed production. Professor Dhaka is well known personality in the field of applied entomology and having more than 3 decades of experience in different capacities and has been appreciated by various recognitions.
Dr. Dhaka is also honored by prestigious awards namely Sri Ram Purskar by The Fertilizer Association of India (FAI), New Delhi; Appreciation Certificate by Harit Kranti, National Agriculture News Paper, Jaipur; Appreciation Certificate : RAU, Bikaner; Krishi Vigyan Gaurav : Bhartia Krishi Anusandhan Samiti, Karnal. Professor Dhaka is also active member of several scientific societies like Entomological Society of India, Entomological Research Association and Society for Development Initiatives. Besides his contribution to the scientific fraternity professor Dhaka has published many Publications viz. Book, Book Chapters, Extension folders, Research papers, and popular articles in national and international repute journals. He has also attended national and international conferences, seminars, workshops, trainings and has been resource person at many occasions. Professor Dhaka has handled various positions i.e. Incharge at ARSS Diggi, Incharge Central library at RARI, Incharge sports, Convener and member of many committees, Subject Expert in Public Service Commission. Professor Dhaka is a research leader and having true zeal as sports person and following the principle “Healthy Body Has Healthy Mind”.