Udupi, Mar 27: The Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) witnessed an auspicious honour where Dr Srinivas Mutalik, professor and head, department of pharmaceutics, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences was awarded the prestigious Sir C V Raman Young Scientist state award in the field of Life Sciences which was instituted by the Government of Karnataka.
Dr Srinivas Mutalik received the award on March 23, in a function at J N Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, from Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, minister for higher education, electronics, IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka in the presence of Bharat Ratna Prof C N R Rao.
Speaking on this occasion, Prof C Mallikarjuna Rao, principal of MCOPS stated, “It is a matter of great pride for Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, MAHE that Dr Srinivas Mutalik, who is one amongst the top 2% researchers in the world ranking by Stanford University and Elsevier is also the recipient of the Government of Karnataka State Award for 2021.”
Dr Mutalik is an eminent researcher in the area of advanced drug delivery systems and nanomedicine holding 200 plus publications in reputed journals and seven patents to his credit. He has earned an h-index of 37, i10 index of 111, and 4500 plus citations for his publications through scopus to demonstrate the quality of research that he carries out in MCOPS. Dr Mutalik being a guide for more than 15 PhD research students and more than 40 Pharma students, has further received several awards such as the APTI, the VGST, Dr TMA Pai awards etc., for research.
During this event, the other dignitaries who were part of the awards ceremony, were A S Kiran Kumar, former chairman of ISRO, Prof Govindan Rangarajan, director, IISc and Dr E V Ramana Reddy, additional chief secretary.