Vice Chancellor, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, India.
Prof. (Dr.) P.C. Trivedi, Former Vice Chancellor, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur; Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University, Faizabad (U.P.) and Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner (Raj) has over four decades of experience in teaching and research in the Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India. He worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, U.S.A. in 1983-84. He has authored and edited 173 books to his credit. He has published more than 360 research/ review articles in journals of repute; guided 44 Ph.D. students; completed 21 major research projects funded by national agencies; and visited 15 countries by invitation for academic purposes. He is a fellow of nine academies. He was awarded more than 25 prestigious awards and honors for his research contribution including Birbal sahni gold Medal by Indian Botanical Society; B.P. Pal Gold Medal by Indian Science congress; Kolkata Life Time Achievement Award; I.P.S. Recognition Award etc. Presently he is a President of Mendelian Association of India and served as President of many prestigious academies including Indian Botanical society, Indian Science Congress Association (Plant Science); Indian Phytopathogy Society (West zone), Society for Promotion of plant sciences etc. To honor his contribution, the Indian Botanical Society instituted a medal in his name, the “Dr. P.C. Trivedi Medal for editorial excellence” from 2019 onwards.