Friday, November 16, 2007

Prof.G.Sudarsanam, specialized in Ethnobotany and Phytomedicines, 27 years of teaching and 33 years of research and guided 16 Ph.D. & 7 M.Phil students. Authored one book and published more than 89 research papers to his credit in reputed National & International journals in the fields of his study. Organized seven international & nine national Conferences/Seminars/workshops and attended various national and international seminars, symposia and conferences. Countries visited USA, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, China & Thailand. Elected Fellow of Society of Ethno Botanists (1992), India. Awarded Merit of Excellence (1994, 1996) by Medicina Alternative, Sri Lanka and Outstanding Scientist of the 20th Century, Award for the contribution in the field of Medicinal Plants by International Biographical Centre (IBC), Cambridge, London, UK (2000). Served as Public Relations Officer, S.V.University house during 1999-2004 and Head, department of Botany during 2009-2011. Currently serving as Chairman, BoS In Botany, editorial member of National & International journals on Medicinal Plants. He had the opportunity to serve as TTD, Task Force Member for greenery development in Tirumala Hills, during 2000-2002. He is presently serving as Council Member & Country Representative of RENPER, Malaysia (2013-16) & Expert member, A.P. Biodiversity Board, Hyderabad, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh,  and A. P. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Board, Hyderabad on Cultivation and promotion of herbal and medicinal plants, since 2009. Established Network of Indian Universities on Cultural and Biological Diversity (NIUCBD) and serving as Coordinator. Established SLI- Webcasting Center in the department of Botany and webcasting National & International programmes regularly. Coordinator of DST-FIST programme (2009-14), Govt. of India.; Coordinator, P.G. Diploma in Plant Drugs course since 1996, Director, Centre for Martial Arts & Sports, S.V. University, Tirupati since 1995 and currently holding 7th degree Black belt in 2014 from Soke Sir, K. Ananthan, Chief Technical Director and Grandmaster, Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate–do Federation, MalaysiaCo-ordinator of National & International MoU’s with A.P. Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Board, Hyderabad (2007-2017)., St. Laurent Institute(SLI), The George Washington University, USA (2008-2018), Yunnan Academy of Forestry, Kunming, China (2010-2020); University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2012-2022).