Prof. Sudhir K. Awasthi did his M.Sc in Life Sciences securing first position in CSJM University, Kanpur. Thereafter he completed his PhD in the same discipline from CSJM University, Kanpur and joined the faculty of Life Sciences as Asstt. Professor in 1991. He became Professor in 2008 & presently working as Pro- Vice Chancellor & Dean, Faculty Life Sciences in this university . He is also holding the post of Director, Deendayal Shodh Kendra of the University campus from past one year he is also occupying the post of Co-ordinator, Recruitment & Assessment Cell (RAC) responsible for the recruitment & assessment of university faculty members. Prof. Awasthi has more than 30 years of teaching & research experience. His area of research has been Immuno-toxicology & Environmental Biochemistry. He has been widely recognized as one of those few researchers who did excellent work in the field of Mycobacterial Dormancy & the role of Heat Shock Proteins / Chaperons in its granuloma state. He has published more than 40 research papers & completed two research projects funded by DST & UPCST respectively. He is Principle Investigator of Centre of Excellence Project for Department of Life Sciences funded by UP Council of Higher Education. He is reckoned as prolific orator & popular article writer in different domains of knowledge related to higher education. He has been successful in advocating the importance of traditional Indian Knowledge System which is being re- explored in present context. He has participated in several conferences as Lead Speaker & Chaired the session in numerous seminars & symposia.