Dr Manjunath Ghate is the Dean and Director of the Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India. He obtained his PhD degree from Karnatak University, Dharwad, India. After obtaining a PhD in 2003, he worked for his Postdoctoral Research in National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan; and Changwon National University, Changwon, South Korea (2003-06). He worked as a Research Professor at Changwon National University, Changwon, South Korea (2005-06). During his academic career, he undertook four projects from the Departments of Science and Technology; SERB- DST, Indo Bulgarian Collaborative project; GUJCOST and DST-FIST. He was a Visiting Professor, Southwest University, Chingquing, China (May 2018). His primary domains of expertise are the fields of design, synthesis of new molecules for Cancer, Tuberculosis and Diabetes. Among his academic recognition are: The prestigious ‘Best MPharm Thesis award’ by Rajanjibhai Foundation twice in 2010 and then again in 2018; and the IPER’s Best Principal of the Year 2018 by the Association of Pharmacy Teachers of India 2018. He has participated in several conferences in India, China and Bulgaria upon invitation. He has to his credit, several published papers in peer-reviewed international journals; and conference presentations in Germany, South Korea, China, Canada and the United States of America. He has a total of 22 years of teaching and research experience.