Prof. Dr. R. Krishnamurthy
Prof. Dr. R. Krishnamurthy
Achiever's Success Story
Transforming lives through education
Dr. R. Krishnamurthy is currently a Professor, the Director of C. G. Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology& Dean of Faculty of Science at Uka Tarsadia University, Bardoli, Gujarat Sate, India. He was conferred Fellow status award by Chartered Institute of Environmental and Public Health Management of Nigeria(CIEPHM) in April 2017 at Lagos. He is a great visionary, research mentor and a very meticulous administrator. He impeccably executes multidimensional responsibilities viz. teaching, research and associated administrative activities with enthusiasm. He is a Visiting Professor to University of Ilorin, Nigeria and an Associate Research Mentor for Nigerian students in their academic research work since March 2013.
He has completed his both Bachelor & Master degree in Botany from University of Madras, and Ph.D. (Botany) from M.S. University, Baroda. He is a recipient of several Research Fellowships Awards and grants from UGC, CSIR, DBT and Medicinal Plants Board, Govt of India. Prof. Krishnamurthy also received technology transfer award in the year 2002 from Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India for his pioneer work on development of new breeding lines of Mucuna pruriens (Velvet bean) and transfer of its good agricultural practice to farmers for commercial production. He served as member of Gujarat Medicinal Plants Board, Gandhinagar since 2014.He has also served as member of various academic bodies in Universities in India.
He has a vast research experience on medicinal plants of almost three decades in the Medicinal Plants Based Industry and Academic Institutions. He has technologically helped Uka Tarsadia University and University of Ilorin, Nigeria to set-up commercial scale research Plant Tissue Culture Laboratories for developing quality planting materials of Plants. He has organized several National and International Seminars/Conference/Workshops/Training as Chairman.
He has to his credit a European patent, written and edited important number book chapters and more than 125 research publications and review articles in peer reviewed national and international journals. Prof. Krishnamurthy also supervised 9 PhD students and currently 6 students are pursuing for their PhD under his supervision He is a reviewer of many international journals and members scientific societies. He collaborates with several overseas Universities for research and academic. Expanding his horizon and not keeping himself limited to the Academia, he ventures in supporting community of farmers and tribal belt of South Gujarat for improving and upliftment of their socioeconomic status by promoting education and research over two decade.