Prof. Premendu P. Mathur, Ph.D. is the Vice-Chancellor, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India. He is a Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) and General Secretary (Scientific Activities) of the Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata. He is Vice-President, Asian Association of Andrology (China) and on the Membership Committee of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, U.S.A.
Previously he served as Dean, School of Life Sciences and Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Head, Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. He received M.Sc.and Ph.D. degrees from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has guided several Ph.D., M. Phil. and M.Sc. dissertations. He has over 40 years of teaching and research experience. He has published around 170 scientific papers/ reviews in various high impact journals and books and participated in more than 100 national and international scientific conferences. His publications has h index of 29 (Scopus) and 35 (Google Scholar). He is on the Editorial Boards of many national and international journals. He is Reviewer for more than one hundred national and international journals. He is recipient of many prestigious awards such as Asutosh Mookerjee Memorial Award (ISCA), Young Scientists’ Award (ISCA), Lifetime Achievement Award (ISSRF), Rockefeller Foundation Special Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Career Award, INSA-German Academy (DFG) Exchange Programme, Dr. P.N. Shah Memorial US Vitamin (India) Oration Award, ICMR International Fellowship Award for Senior Indian Biomedical Scientist, Subhash Mukherjee Memorial Infar India Oration Award, Dr. K.K. Iya Memorial Oration (NDRI), Vidyasagar Award (Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage, Kolkata) and Foundation Day Lecture, ICAR-Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack. He has travelled widely within India and abroad.
Prof. Mathur has been Visiting Professor/ Scientist at The Population Council, Rockefeller University, New York, Cleveland Clinic, USA, Westfalische-Wilhelms Universitat, Muenster, Germany and Hamad Medical Centre, Qatar. He has been Chairman/ Member for many national and International Committees. He has been member/ member coordinator of NAAC peer teams to more than 55 institutions and has been Chairman/ Member of many academic/ scientific committees. He was member of Executive Committee of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), (2008-09 & 2009-10) and Founder Convener of Pondicherry Chapter of ISCA. He was President, Section of Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sciences, Indian Science Congress 2013-14. He served on National Task Force on Bioinformatics and Infrastructure Facilities of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Department of Information Technology, Government of India. He is on the National Task Force on Fertility Regulation & Expanding Contraceptive Choices of Indian Council of Medical Research. He was the Vice-Chairman of Scientific Committee of Third Asia-Pacific Forum on Andrology, China. He has made many innovations in teaching and research including launching of Study in India Programme at Pondicherry University. He received huge funding support from various national and international funding agencies. He developed a Bioinformatics Centre at Pondicherry University, which was recognized as a Centre for Excellence for teaching and research by the Dept. of Information Technology (Govt. of Indi). He was coordinator of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for Pondicherry.