Dr. Rakesh K. Patel is currently working as Principal of Shree S.K.Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research since June 2012 . He is Executive Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Science is also holding the position of Pro Vice Chancellor of Ganpat University since January 2018. He has Joined this institute since November, 1998. He has more than 22 years of academic experience and 1.5 year of Industrial experience. His core research area is Phytochemistry and Herbal Drug Technology. He has published 85 research papers in peered reviewed journals and presented two international papers in the conferences held at Singapore and USA. He has guided 37 M.Pharm students and total 13 students have been completed Ph.D under his guide ship. As an Executive Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Science, He has been instrumental and mentored several new academic programs of industrial relevance in the field of Pharmacy and Science domain.