Prakash Gupta who looks short in height but indeed tall in research
takes his inspiration from the 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine winner
Hungarian Biochemist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi quote - Research is to see
what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has
He joined BITS in 1973 and has worked there
ever since, studying the theoretical aspects of drug design. He has
made notable contributions in this area, for which he has been
bestowed upon, in 1989, the Ranbaxy Research Foundation Award, a
coveted national award and in 1985 became Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India (F.N.A.Sc.).
He has been an advisory member of the Technical Resource Group on
Research and Development on HIV/AIDS,
constituted by Ministry of Health and
Welfare, Government of India.
Professor SP Gupta has enjoyed his teaching and research for the
last 35 years at BITS Pilani and 17th July 2008 his
colleagues, current students and alumni across the globe wish him a
happy retired life and an enjoyable tenure as Professor of Eminence
at the Meerut institute where he will be joining shortly.
When I joined M.Pharm higher degree program on Jan 2000 in the pharmacy group to know more about QSAR, I approached Dr.S.P.Gupta and requested for a project work under him.In the process of working for the project,his explanation about QSAR was tremendous and I feel proud that I have worked under a great scientist in my life.May God bless him and his family.