Professor Suhas Pednekar is currently the Vice Chancellor of University of Mumbai and was Principal of Ramnarain Ruia College, one of the leading colleges in India. Professor Pednekar has completed his Post Doctoral Studies in Green Chemistry at the Stevens Institute of Technology, USA. He has more than 28 years of experience in the field of higher education as a Teacher, Research Guide, Administrator, Resource Person, Principal Investigator in various Govt. and other Research Projects.

For his remarkable contribution in the field of higher education, Professor Pednekar has been conferred with the award of Best Teacher by the Government of Maharashtra in 2012. Very recently he has also been honored with the prestigious national level Best Chemistry Teacher Award by Tata Chemicals Ltd. in Association with the Association of Chemistry Teachers, Royal Society of Chemistry, the Confederation of Indian Industry and Godrej.

Professore Pednekar has been a member of various professional bodies such as Indian Chemical Society, Catalysis Society of India, Indian Science Congress, Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, India, Indo- American Society, Indian Merchants Chamber, Indian Association of Chemistry Teachers, Vijnana Bharati, Mumbai, etc.