Prof. S.K. Saidapur, F.A.Sc., FNA, FNASc, FTWAS

Former Vice Chancellor

Dr. S.K. Saidapur obtained BSc, MSc and PhD (1974) from Karnatak University, Dharwad. He joined the faculty of the Department of Zoology (1972), Karnatak University and became a Professor (1988) and later Vice-Chancellor (2006-10). He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Kansas Medical Center, University of Kansas (1976-79) with Professor GS Greenwald; Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (1989-90), University of Mainz; Visiting Scientist, National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan; and also held INSA-DFG Exchange Program fellowships (1995 and 2004) at Ruhr University and University of Wurzburg, Germany.

Awards and Honours: Professor Saidapur is a recipient of SS Bhatnagar Prize (1991). He was elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (1993), The National Academy of Sciences (NASI), Allahabad (2009) and Thirld World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) 2010. He is a recipient of Professor MRN Prasad Memorial Lecture Award (2007) and Professor Har Swarup Memorial Lecture Award INSA (2010).

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