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Dr Shiva Iyer Aka Sivaram Hariharan
Dr Shiva Iyer   Aka Sivaram Hariharan

Dr Shiva Iyer Aka Sivaram Hariharan


PSG College of Pharamacy

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Could you tell us briefly about your family background?
I originally hail from a Palakkad Iyer family from Southern Bhaarath. But I was brought up in cosmopolitan Mumbai. My late father used to work for the LIC.
Job Profile:
Currently, I'm a Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the PSG College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore.
Done Differently:
I would have loved to be a full time writer as well as a musician.
The Journey So Far:
I have never worked in the Corporate world as it does not suit my approach to life. But I do admire those that make it big in the Corporate world.
The Decisions That Matter
The most important career decision I have made is to be a Professor in my own country and give directions to youngsters in my profession to achieve their dreams.
Plans For The Future:
As a successful departmental head as well as a writer-musician.
Advice For New Professionals:
To stay determined and NEVER QUIT but always be ETHICAL.
Degrees That Matter:
A doctoral degree is a MUST. A Post-doctoral is certainly an added bonus.
Role Model:
My role model is the great writer WILBUR SMITH...a consummate writer of fiction who does astounding research for all his works.
Career Profile:
My responsibilities are teaching and research.
Required Reading:
I would recommend Foye's Medicinal Chemistry for all budding medicinal chemists. I would also recommend them regular readership of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.
Growth Strategy:
Stay focussed and be constantly updated in my field. And always never let go of my vision of making my country a top notch place for Pharmaceutical Education 881984 Research.
Working Life Management:
One always finds time for the things that one is interested in. I manage to not mix work with family life when I get home. But that is not always possible. Regular Vedic chanting, Sandhyavadhanam, Yoga, and study of the Gita also helps to keep things in perspective.
Prized Accomplishment(s):
My 3 novels of fiction and my 26 Short Stories penned so far in my life. More information on these can be found on my personal website:
Changes In The Professional Environment:
It has become more competitive and faster and change is always around the corner.
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