Prof. Ramesh Goyal

Prof. Ramesh Goyal

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    B.Sc in Zoology, Botany and Chemistry, M.Sc in Pharmacology and Toxicology and Ph.D in Pharmacology.


The fifteenth Vice-Chancellor (2008-2011) of The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Professor Ramesh K. Goyal, is currently the Distinguished Professor, Institute of Life Sciences, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad. He also served as the Director of many institutions in Gujarat and Maharashtra. He has over 36 years of experience in Teaching and Research particularly in Cardiovascular Pharmacology & Diabetes. He has visited many universities across the world as a visiting scientist and visiting Professor. Dr. Goyal has been invited to deliver lectures in India and abroad. He has three patents, 18 books and several publications in National and International journals. He has guided many research and is the recipient of several awards. He is the Fellow of many professional bodies and Member of different committees. He is having been the Chairman of Central Regional Committee of AICTE, Bhopal and Member, Executive Committee of AICTE, New Delhi. During three years as the Vice Chancellor at MSU, besides getting the University re-accreditation he organized several International and National Conferences. Major ones being the International Conference on Buddhism and the Satellite Conference of International Congress of Mathematicians (which was held in India for the first time). He has been successful in getting sizable financial support to MSU (about 100 Crores). Three major contributions as the Vice Chancellor at the University were: 1. Showcasing the legacy and distinguished features of the University by preparing and releasing '60 reasons why I like MSU, ' and 'Nostalgic memories of MSU'. These also culminated further in the form of Alumni reunion 2013. 2. Encouragement and Administrative support to the faculty members for research by giving them giving them opportunities for research and academic initiatives and giving annual awards. Over 200 conferences and seminars were held in three years. This brought in over Rs 80 Crore grants to the university, and many MOUs were 3. Development of Culture of Discipline with the emphasis that 'Rules cannot be overruled'. Bringing Transparency in the appointment of staff, Regularization of accounts, fast disposal of the work at the office level bringing confidence of the researcher and teachers.