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About The Author : Dr. Gopal Datt Bist


The Guinness Record Holder for fastest Shorthand writing at the speed of 250 words per minute, the first-ever Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Stenography in the world, Dr. Gopal Datt Bist has an outstanding name in Stenography and Parliamentary Reporting. Authoring more than 30 books in English and Hindi Stenography, Typography, Office and Secretarial Practice, he has thousands of followers in India. His students include Parliamentary Reporters in India at designations of Joint Secretary, Director, Joint Directors and Deputy Directors who have a distinct record in high speed writing in both Houses of Indian Parliament.

The path breaking experiments done in the field by the Author in the last 40 years has shown remarkable results and records of highest speeds in the shortest possible time.  Dr. Bist, first himself achieved the highest speed record in shorthand writing, then published his research in the form of Stenography books for the students to follow. His youngest student to equal his world record was Mr. Harish Chandra Bist, who touched 250 words per minute at the age of 22. Mr. Harish, who is Joint Director in the Lok Sabha Secretariat has the unbeaten record of 260 w.p.m. with 100% accuracy.

The author also helped the National Institute for Visually Handicapped, Dehradun, in developing the Braille Shorthand Code in Hindi. This code is very successful having the highest percentage of successful Stenographers. He practically demonstrated the writing of Sanskrit Shorthand, winning the Shri Ganesha Award, from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. However, the dream of developing Sanskrit Shorthand is yet to be fulfilled.

Voluntary Training Programmes in the field of Stenography were initiated by him for Vocational Teachers, I.T.I. Instructors, Polytechnic Lecturers in India for the States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. He explained the art of success by his innovative techniques of accurate Shorthand writing in Hindi and English. His Research in Shorthand titled “A Historical, Linguistic and Comparative Study of Stenography” published in Hindi, with the financial assistance of the Ministry of Human Resource Development's Education Department, is the first-ever authoritative Book on Shorthand rectifying the deficiencies of existing systems of Shorthand and giving an over-all analysis of all the Indian Languages systems of Shorthand.

His creativity and self learning techniques elaborated in his books, made the down-trodden and poor students  able to get suitable  jobs in all sectors of the Economy, hence turning their dreams into reality.  His Art of Success enables students to face challenges of life with proper guidance, fruitful labor and motivation.


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