Dr. Pramod H J is the Professor and Head, Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, K L E University’s College of Pharmacy, Belagavi, India and has completed his BPharm degree from Kuvempu University, Shivamogga obtained his MPharm degree with distinction from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. He was awarded PhD in Pharmacy from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru under AICTE sponsored quality improvement program. He has also been invited as Speaker for international conferences at South Africa, Malaysia and Egypt. He is has been awarded Batch of the Best Award from Zydus-Indon Cadila Health Care Ltd, Ahmedabad. His areas of research interest are herbal formulations/excipients, bio-surfactants, traditional medicines and its screening for various pharmacological activities and jointly collaborated with Regional Medical Research Centre, ICMR, Belagavi on tissue culture studies of Medicinal Plants from Western Ghats region.