R.K. Kale is Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, India. He has been teaching in school of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He has published more than 110 research papers in national and international scientific journals. He was awarded ICMR Prize for Biomedical Research – 1996; for his original contribution to radiation biology. He guided research work of 29 students leading to award of Ph.D. and also 6 students for M.Phil degree. He also greatly contributed in the area of higher education and society. He has extensive experience in University Administration and Planning and served the JNU in various capacities including Dean of School of Life Sciences.