Late Dr. N.S. Kulkarni received his Master’s degree from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad in 1994 and was awarded Ph.D. degree in Microbiology from Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Since 1994 until 2020, he worked as an Assistant Professor in Microbiology and at undergraduate and postgraduate level and guided research scholars successfully to their Ph.D. He was Head, Department of Microbiology at Rajasthan Aryans College, Washim. He guided many research projects publications, having attended both conferences of National and International repute, including one of SAARC countries. In addition to this, he also had authored books entitled General Enzymology and Food and Nutrition. He was also a Member of the Board of Studies in Biochemistry including Microbiology in Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati. This ambitious book on Virology remains his last publication, which he and his co-authors have compiled, as he now to longer with us to see it published. However, he remains immortal as an example in his work, character and the down-to-earth human nature which he had lived and inspired. He was and will be, always equally and unconditionally, loved by his students, staff, administrators, friends and family.
Dr. Shiva Chandrashekhar Aithal graduated from Marathwada University, Aurangabad in 1991 and received his Masters degree in Microbiology from the same university in 1993. He did his doctoral in Microbiology in the applied area of “Ethanol Production” to receive a Ph.D in Microbiology from Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded. Dr. Aithal is serving as a lecturer in Microbiology and at Undergraduate and Post graduate level since 1993 and in Biotechnology from 2005, in Dnyanopasak Shikshan Mandal’s College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Parbhani (M.S.). He is a recognised University PG teacher and has guided numerous students at postgraduate level in various fields of research. Presently he is extending his research In enzymes and fermentation technology. Dr, Aithal has participated in many National and International level Conferences and seminars. He has to his credit several papers published in the field of Microbiology in National Journals and Symposia.