Harish Padh


Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Sardar Patel University




Prof. Harish Padh obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of Delhi in 1978. From 1978 to 1995 for 17 years, he has developed his academic career in USA at places like Temple University in Philadelphia, University of Chicago in Chicago and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He was Assistant Director and Associate Professor at Northwestern University for Biotechnology. In 1996 he returned to India and joined as Professor of Biochemistry at M. S. University of Baroda and in 1999 he joined as Director of B. V. Patel Pharmaceutical Education and Research Development (PERD) Centre in Ahmedabad. In 2007, he also took responsibility as Project Director for NIPER, a Government of India’s Institution at Ahmedabad.


He joined Sardar Patel University as Vice-Chancellor in July 2010 and continued as VC in his second term ended on July 31, 2016. His area of research is Cell and Molecular Biology as applied to Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Prof. Padh has more than 170 research publications in reputed journals.  He has more than 6500 citations; cumulative Impact Factor: 280; h-Index: 39; i10-Index: 82.  He organized and attended many scientific symposia / meetings in India and abroad. He is the member in several Editorial Boards, Societies and IBS Committees of Pharma companies. Prof. Padh is the Advisor to Government of Gujarat for pharmaceuticals and biotechnology matters. He is a recent recipient of B-School Excellence Award; and The Name in Science Award given by European Science Congress from Oxford, UK. He was member of Governing Council of Gujarat Forensic Science University-Gandhinagar, Central University of Gujarat-Gandhinagar, Association of Indian Universities-New Delhi, Member of Court as well as Governing Council of Indian Institute of Science – Bangalore.

Area of Interests

His area of research is Cell and Molecular Biology as applied to Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences