Prof. Dr.Rakesh Kumar Sharma has joined as the Vice Chancellor of Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences on 06-04-2019
Prof. Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma did his M. Pharm in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Punjab University, Chandigarh. He did Two years PG Diploma in Business Management from Punjabi University, Patiala. He holds his Ph.D in Chemistry from University of Delhi.
He is Elected Fellow of Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India), Indian College of Nuclear Medicine, Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists and Institution of Chemists (India).
He has total Academic and Professional Experience for 36 years and retired as Director, Defence Food Research Laboratory, DRDO, Mysore, Karnataka. Dr Sharma holds appointment of Adjunct Professor of Jamia Hamdard in the Department of Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Honorary Professor in Food Processing and Preservation, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. While working in DRDO, Dr. Sharma has made significant contributions in CBRN defence, development of New Drugs, Novel Drugs Delivery Systems, Herbal Radioprotectors, Herbal Biothreat Mitigators, and Nutraceuticals. He has guided 12 students for the award of Ph.D.
Dr Sharma has acclaimed eight National and five International Awards. He is a member of Expert /Core Groups of many ministries of Government of India.
Dr. Sharma has filed 24 patents and published 339 papers besides contributing 54 chapters in books and editing 14 books.