Dr. S.L. Kothari
Fellow, Elected 2008

Born in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, India on 25 July 1954. Educated at K.P. School, Udaipur 1969-71; University of Udaipur 1971-76; University of Rajasthan 1979-84; University of Illinois, USA 1983-84; University of Nottingham 1989-90. B.Sc. 1974; M.Sc. 1976; Ph.D. 1984; Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Career Fellowship, UK, 1991-96; Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship, UK, 1989-90; Fulbright Scholarship, USA 1983-84.

Pro Vice Chancellor and Director, Biotechnology, Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur 2014 to date.

Assistant Professor 1979-89, Associate Professor 1989-2001, Professor, 2001-14, and Head, Department of Botany, 2003, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur; Director, PG School of Life Sciences; Dean, Faculty of Science; Adjunct Professor RIMT University, Melbourne, Australia 2008-11; and Director, Centre for Converging Technologies, University of Rajasthan, 2007-11. Visiting Foreign Research Fellow, University of Tsukuba, Japan, 2003-04.

Awards/Honours: ISCA Prof. Hiralal Chakravarty Award 1993; Vice-President, Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Councillor, International Society of Plant Morphologists

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; International Society of Plant Morphologists.

Research Areas: Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology, Biodiversity

Address: Pro Vice-Chancellor & Director, Biotechnology, Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur 303002, Rajasthan; 12-Kalyan Colony, Malviya Nagar, D-Block, Jaipur 302017, Rajasthan; [Tel: Tel: Off. (01426) 212147, Res. (0141) 2554338, Cell: 09829179692; Fax: (0141) 2703439; Email: slkothari28@gmail.com]