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Professor and Head, Department of  Biochemistry, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram 695581, India.
Email prsudhakaran@vsnl.com
Phone:  0471-2418078 (O)  0471-2432514 (R)


Dr P. R. Sudhakaran has over 30 years of postgraduate teaching and research experience and successfully guided over  many students for their research degrees. Long experience of academic administration and research management, serving as Head of the Department of Biochemistry, Dean, Faculty of Science, Vice Chairman, Academic Committee for PG courses, Principal Investigator of  several research projects funded by national and international agencies, in the University of Kerala . Contributed significantly to develop the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Kerala into one of the best centers in the country by attracting external funding for research, developing infrastructure, developing collaboration with several laboratories in India and abroad, attracting talented students, promoting academia-industry interaction , and getting special assistance from UGC and DST, Govt.of India. Contributed to academic innovation and curriculum development, particularly restructuring of PG education into credit and semester  pattern , vocationalisation of first  degree programme, and restructuring of doctoral research, by serving as member of various academic bodies and expert committees of different organization including UGC and various Universities, in Kerala and other states.

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Key Achievements

Has recieved several awards including:
Career Award in Science (1988-91)
J C Bose Award for Life Science
Hari om Ashram (2000)
Kudumbiah  Endowment Oration  Madras University(2001)
ISAR Endowment Oration (2002)

Associations with other premier Institutes

Associate (U.G.C) B.A.R.C, Trombay (1977)
Visiting Scientist, Department of Biochemistry, IISc, Bangalore(1983)
Visiting Scientist, USDA, Beltsvillle, Maryland, USA (1995)
Guest Professor, Institute fur Arteriosclerose  forschung,Munster, Germany   
Visiting Scientist,  National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan (1999)
Visiting Professor, University of Edmonton, Alberta Canada (2002


Academic Activities

Head of the Department of Biochemistry, University of Kerala (93-95,98 till date) and Dean, Faculty of Science, Kerala University (2002-2004) . He is also the Coordinator of UGC Special Assistance Programme (DRS) (2004- till date) & Coordinator, DST FIST Programme (2004-till date) . He is the Vice-Chairman, Academic Committee, responsible for co-ordination and monitoring of post- graduate programmes  in 39 P.G Departments of the University of Kerala (1997-2001)