|Dr. R K Patel|
|I/c Vice Chancellor, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, SKNagar- 385506.|
|(02748) 278222 (02748) 278444|
Dr. Ravindrakumar Kodarlal Patel; B. Sc. (Agri); M. Sc. (Agri); Ph. D. (Agri), resumed as Vice-Chancellor of Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar from 03/09/2019. He started his carrier as Junior Research Assistant in GAU at the same campus in 1982 and he has more than 30 years of experience of teaching, research and extension education, administration and management.
During service, he shouldered responsibilities of Dean, PGS, SDAU; Associate Director of Research, Librarian, Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Senior Research Assistant and Junior Research Assistant.
He has vast experience of executing the national and international research project funded by various agencies including DFID, UK; Government of Gujarat, ICAR etc., He contributed 48 research papers in international journals and 89 research papers in national journals. He authored /co-authored 18 books. He attended and also presented papers in 24 conferences/ seminars; he planned and conducted many training programs including 11 TV/ Radio talk; 15 experts /special talk and also designed the contents of video CD on IPM on Fruit flies.
He has in his credits many prestigious awards and accolades including Broad Outlook Learner teacher (BOLT) Award; SDAU Best Teacher Award, Best PG Research Award, SPAR Awards, GASS awards for Best Paper Presentation; AZRA Young Scientist Award and Gold Medal in First Aid Examination. He has been honored by “Fellow of Entomological Society of India”.
He is also an executive councilor in International Journal of Plant Protection. He also implemented e-books and e-journals at Central Library SDAU and introduced e-library management software. He played instrumental role in formulating the SDAU Thesis Writing Guideline during his tenure as ADR and Dean PGs. He also discharged his duty as a Chairman, Students’ Representative Council and initiated student development programs including mind training and leadership training.
He is also an editorial board member in southasianfruitfly.net and An International e-Journal (AGRES). He has also been active in many state, national and international scientific organizations as life members/expert members/board members, to name few are Gujarat Association for Agricultural Sciences, GEER Foundation Gandhinagar; Indian Association of Information Technology in Agriculture (IAITA), DAICT, Gandhinagar; Plant Protection Association of Gujarat. He has been expert member of Critical Wild Life Habitat Committee, DFE, GOI, New Delhi and Scientific Technical terminology, MHRD, GOI, New Delhi. He is also member of Integrated Coconut Information Service System, Coconut Development Board, Kochi; Applied Zoologist Research Association, Cuttack, Odisha, India; Entomology Society of India and Insect Environment Bengulure.