Dr. G.M. Patel, working as Professor and Head of Department of Entomology was born on 8th August 1950 in a farmer family in Mehsana District of Gujarat state. He did his graduation and post graduation (Entomology) from the B. A. College of Agriculture, and received Ph.D. degree from I.A.R.I., New Delhi. He is a good academician with 32 years of teaching experience in U.G. and P.G. courses in Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry faculty. He was also engaged in pest management research in cotton, castor, pulses and groundnut. He is instrumental in boosting area under groundnut in North Gujarat by developing a seed treatment technology against white grub and termite. He is honoured with Sardar Patel Research Award, Prof. J. P. Trivedi Award, GPFA Award, AMAI Award, Certificate of appreciation from Government of Gujarat for successful locust combat operation during 1993 recurrent locust invasion. He is member in several academic and Government committees. He has also published more than 65 research papers in national and international journals.
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