Over 20 years experience in academic and education governance at many Universities and institutions. Fellow of National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medical Sciences (India). He has been on important national committees of the UGC, CSIR, DST, DBT and Boards of several Universities; member Taskforces of National Knowledge Commission and Planning Commission; Consultant to WHO Geneva and SEARO. He is on research advisory committees of several national institutions including ICMR RMRC Belgaum, CSIR NBRI Lucknow and TIFAC CoRE in Pharmacogenomics. He has worked as Director of Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Bangalore. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine and is on several Editorial Boards. He has attracted substantial research funding from national and international agencies. His original research contributions remain significant with over 120 research publications, 5550 citations with Scholar h index 38; over 200 popular articles, 8 Patents and 19 PhD students.