Aufau International Award 2016 | Best Teacher | Microbiology

Dr. Vijay Kothari,

Assistant Professor,

Institute of Science,

Nirma University,

Ahmedabad-382481, India.

Vijay Kothari

Dr. Vijay Kothari is currently affiliated with Institute of Science, Nirma University. He has published more than 60 papers/ articles/ book chapters/ books, in addition to 12 conference presentations to his credit. Recently he has been conferred Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award, by Global Society for Health & Educational Growth, New Delhi. His research has also received financial support from GUJCOST. He is a member of 16 different national/international professional bodies. He is on the editorial board/reviewer panel of several international journals. Dr. Kothari has acted as resource person during more than a dozen scientific events. His research interests includes Anti-infective natural products, and Cell-sound interaction. Till now, Dr. Kothari has guided 49 M.Sc. students for their Masters’ dissertation, of which 84% have been able to publish their findings in indexed journals. His biggest credit as a teacher is the successful implementation of the publication oriented dissertation model at the M.Sc. level, and thereby converting students into authors. Currently four students are working for their Ph.D. under the guidance of Dr. Vijay Kothari. Besides being an effective teacher and active researcher, he is also contributing heavily towards the administrative aspect of his institute by contributing as member secretary of the Institutional Biosafety Committee, anti-ragging coordinator, member of IQAC and Board of Studies, Examination coordinator, etc.