Dr. Shakti K. Prabhuji, after completing his M.Sc. in Botany in 1974 from Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur; obtained his Ph.D. degree in Microbiology from Gorakhpur University in 1979 under the illustrious guidance of Prof. K.S. Bhargava and Dr. G.C. Srivastava.
In 1975, during his research work period Dr. Prabhuji joined St. Andrew’s College as Assistant Professor in Botrany up to June 1980 and then, shifted to Department of Botany, Udit Narain Post Graduate College, Padrauna (Kushinagar) in July, 1980 and promoted to Associate Professor there and continued up to 2006. From there he joined Department of Botany, Mahatma Gandhi Post Graduate College, Gorakhpur in August 2006 and later, following establishment of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Centre, became the first Director of the Centre at M.G. Post Graduate College, Gorakhpur in 2008. He continued his research contribution in the field of Aquatic Mycology and Fish-mycopathology together with his work on Plant Morphogenesis, Medicinal Plants and on the Mechanism of Homoeopathic Drug Action and published his research achievements regularly. He has about 120 research papers published in National and International Research Journals to his credit. He has three books, several book chapters and general scientific articles also to his credit.
Besides research achievements in the fields of Aquatic Mycology, Plant Morphogenesis, Agricultural Biotechnology and in Medicinal Plants, his two marvel achievements are – Elucidation of Growth Equation in Saprolegnia (Bio-mathematics) and Nano-molecular Mechanism of Homoeopathic Drug Action (Nanotechnology). He has guided four 4 research students leading to their Ph.D. degree in aquatic fungi and Fish-mycopathology and is still continuing his research following his superannuation in June, 2016. During 2023, he has been conferred Prof K S Bhargava Memorial Award-2023 by the Society for Plant Research (SPR) during National conference held at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture, Science & Technology, Shalimar, Srinagar (J & K).