USV Chair

Mr. Prashant Tiwari (BT/ME/1979) is the Managing Director of USV Pvt. Ltd. , an Indian multinational pharmaceutical & biotechnology company based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is a leading pharmaceutical comany in diabetes and cardiovascular fields in India. The Company was founded by Vithal Balkrishna Gandhi, grandfather of Mrs. Leena Gandhi Tiwari, who is the Chairperson of the Company. The R&D focus of the company is on small-molecule active pharmaceutical ingredients, Bio-similars along with custom research services for drug development.
Mr. Prashant Tiwari & Mrs. Leena Gandhi Tiwari instituted USV Chair which is open to all the departments of science & engineering for a period of three years.

Current Occupant

Prof. M.L.N. Rao

May 2019 - April 2022

Prof. M.L.N. Rao, Department of Chemistry, specializes in the area of Organometallics for organic synthesis. His research revolves around the development of green organometallic reagents and their applications to organic synthesis. Prof. Rao earned his doctorate from the University of Hyderabad, 1996.