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Dr. S. Gurumadhva Rao


  • Dr. S Gurumadhva Rao, presently the President of RAK Medical & Health Sciences University (RAKMHSU), since September 2017.
  • Born in Karnataka, India (20.07.1950).
  • Completed MBBS from Mysore Medical College in Karnataka, India (1970-1976).
  • Completed MD (Doctorate) in Pharmacology from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India (1977-1980).
  • Visited USA on an ECFMG Fellowship twice (1989-90 & 1997-98) and other countries like West Indies, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, South Africa, etc., for the academic collaborations.
  • Professor of Pharmacology and Associate Dean, Kasturba Medical College Manipal University, 17 years (1977-1994).
  • In-Charge of International Twinning Program with the University of West Indies and Malaysia for 5 years (1994-1999).
  • Served as the Registrar of the Manipal University for 6 years (1999-2005).
  • Awarded FRCP (Glasg) by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (14th December 2015).
  • Served as a Vice Chancellor, RAK Medical & Health Sciences University, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, since 2005 to September 2017.  During this period, established RAKMHSU from the scratch under the guidance of H.H. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah & Supreme Council Member, and Chancellor of the University.  
  • President of RAKMHSU from September 2017 to date.
  • Published around 40 Research articles in the Peer Reviewed Journals.
  • 'Life Time Achievement Award' for Academics at the Indywood Education Excellence Awards 2017, on Saturday, 2nd December 2017, held at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad, India.
  • 'EDUCATION LEADERSHIP AWARD' at The Middle East Education Leadership Awards, on Thursday, 12th October 2017, at Dubai.
  • 'HALL OF FAME' AWARD at the INDYWOOD EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD - UAE CHAPTER, on Tuesday, 28th March 2017 at Sharjah.
  • The Middle East Education Leadership Award in recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Education on 5th October 2016 in Dubai, UAE.
  • FRCP (Glasg) from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow - 14th December 2015.
  • Aryabhata International Award 2013 in recognition of excellent contribution and service in the field of Education, 22nd June 2014 at Bangalore, India.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Services (Medical Academics) organized by World Medical Council - Medi BizTV Awards 2014 - 23rd May 2014 at Dubai.
  • The Education Leadership Award at World Marketing Summit, Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Malaysia, on 28th September 2013.
  • Glory of India Award organized by the India International Friendship Society - 18th November 2011.
  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education organized by the World Education Congress Asia Awards - 25th September 2011.