Prof. Indrani Karunasagar, an internationally renowned scientist is the Director-Research & Development of Nitte (Deemed to be University) and also heads the Centre for Science Education and Research. She is actively promoting 'One health' research and education for over four decades. She has excellent publications with a cumulative impact factor of over 300, H -index of 40 and strives to bring about inter and multidisciplinary research at Nitte. She has developed and commercialized biotechnologies in the area of diagnostics and health management. Through Biomedical Science, Food Safety and Biotechnology academic programmes which the centre is pioneering, she has been an inspiring force. Prof. Indrani Karunasagar has carried out several research projects with external funding and received many awards and recognition at national and international level.