C. G. Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology(CGBIBT)
Maliba Campus, Bardoli, Surat(District),Gujarat,India-394 350
Designation :-Director,CGBIBT,Uka Tarsadia University
Dean,Faculty of Science,Uka Tarsadia University
Residence :- +91261-2666972;Office : +912625-254122
U.G.:- B.Sc., University of Madras(1981)
P.G.:- M.Sc., University of Madras(1983)
Ph. D.:- Ph.D., M.S. University of Baroda(1988)
Professional Experience :- Total 27 Years
Professor :- 6.5 Years(4.5 yrs with Integrated Biotechnology program of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University’s affliated college at Surat & 2 yrs with CGBIBT
Industry :- 13.5 Years Industrial R&D Exp. with Zandu Group as Director
Foreign Journal : 17 & Indian Standard Referred Journal : 62 ; Research Papers/ Review Articles under
Total : 96 Research Papers/ Review Articles
One European patent taken on Immuno-Modulating Herbal Constituents. Three Joint Patents applied on
(Shatavari) and Terminalia chebula
Nos. of Winter / Summer school attended 12
Govt. of India( from DBT/DST/Medicinal Plants Board, Dept. of ISH&H) Sponsored : 6 projects completed(Total Project Cost INR = 151 Lakhs)
Developing and Establishing Commercial Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory(1.5 Million Plants/Year Capacity) at Maliba Campus,Uka Tarsardia University;Supported by National Horticultural Mission,New Delhi through Gujarat
Nos. of R & D projects under taken /
State Horticultural Mission ; Started in March 2012 and
completed in Jan 2013(Total Budget Cost: 150 Lakhs).Now, the Laboratory is in operation and supplying subsidized tissue culture planting matrerials of Banana and Sugarcane Varieties to local Farmers as a part of Extension Activities
Foreign company’s supported Joint Venture Projects(Munich-Germany, Osaka-Japan & Singapore): 3 Projects completed(Total Project Cost INR 162 Lakhs)
Awarded best project for “Transfer of Technology to Industry” on 11,May 2002 by DBT-DST,
Govt. of India, New Delhi. The Technology has been Transferred to Industry.
Merit Scholarships/Research Fellowships held: Junior Research Fellow – UGC, Govt.
India(4years); Senior Research Fellow – C.S.I.R., Govt. India(2years); Research Associate(as Post Doctoral Research) – C.S.I.R., Govt. India(2years); Scientist Pool Officer – C.S.I.R., Govt. India(3years).
Visited UK, Germany, Kuwait and Nigeria for Research Purpose.
Ph.D. Recognized Guide in Plant Biotechnology with Veer Narmad South Gujarat University
(VNSGU), Surat and Uka Tarsadia University, Bardoli; Presently 6 students registered & conducting Research for their Ph.D.
Wide Research Experience on Medicinal Plants (worked on more than 25 high demanded
medicinal plants) - Value Addition, Cultivation and Commercial Scale Field and Laboratory R &D works with Zandu Pharmaceutical Ltd & its Group.
Vast Experience on bulk Production of various species of Medicinal Plants through Tissue
Culture Technology, and Organic & Bio-fertilizer based Cultivation of Medicinal Plants.
Associated as Technical Advisor to a Foreign Company’s commercial R & D Projects
progressing in Nigeria with M/S Hamdani Farm Ltd and stayed in Ilorin during May- June 2009 to start the project; Currently commercialization of Tissue Culture Banana, Papaya, Watermelon and other commercial crops are in progress since June 2009.
Visited University of Ilorin (Unilorin), Nigeria in March 2013 for signing MoU between Uka
Tarsadia University and Unilorin for students & teachers exchange programme and research collaboration; it is in progress.
Developed and Established Commercial scale Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory, capacity: 1.5
million plants/annum, on the name of “Maliba Research Centre for Excellence in Plant Tissue Culture” at C G Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology, Uka Tarsadia University; total cost of the project: INR 150 Lakhs; Received sanction of project grant INR 65 Lakhs from National Horticultural Mission, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India.
International Research Collaboration as Project Advisor & Project Incharge: Domestication,
Field Performance and Yield Potential of Tissue Culture Plants of Five Indian Popular Banana(Musa paradisiaca L.
) Varieties in Ilorin, Kwara State,Nigeria. In collaboration with C G Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology, Uka Tarsadia University,India, University of Ilorin,Nigeria and M/S Hamdani Farm Limited, Ilorin Nigeria. 5 yrs duration R&D project proposed; Seeking Funding Support from Nigerian Govt Dept. Project Cost Estimate: INR 250 Lakhs.
Effect of Oral Sucralfate on Side Effects of External Radiation Therapy in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer Background: Early side effects of irradiation for head and neck cancers are very common and disturbing. These events may cause a transient disruption in the treatment course. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of sucralfate on radiation side effects. Patients
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