Director, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Hassan Annegowda Ranganath was born on 16th June 1948, Karnataka. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1975 from University of Mysore and he has post-doctoral experience in the laboratories of Germany and United Kingdom.
Prof. Ranganath has served the University of Mysore for over three decades in different capacities. He has made original contributions in the area of Genetics and Evolution. Prof. Ranganath was instrumental in establishing two national facilities at University of Mysore namely “Drosophila Stock Center” and “Unit on Evolution and Genetics”. Published many papers in highly reputed Journals such as Cell, Genetics, Genes and Genomics, Genome, Chromosoma, Genetica, Cytologia, Naturwissenchaften, Experientia, Evolutionary research, Journal of Heredity, insa, Journal of Genetics, Journal of Bioscience, Current Science, Entomon, J. Cytology and Genetics, Human Genetics, etc.
During March 2006, he was appointed as Vice-Chancellor, Bangalore University and has brought in many qualitative changes in teaching, research and administration. On 18th August 2008, Prof. H.A. Ranganath assumed the charge of Director, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous institution of UGC. Not only Dr. H.A Ranganath has contributed to the fine-tuning of the process of assessment and accreditation but also initiated couple of projects with national and international agencies.