Tantia University, Rajasthan
Prof. M.M. Saxena is M.Sc. Zoology with specialization in Environmental Biology-Gold medalist, and Ph.D. from University of Jodhpur.
He has served Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner in various capacities including Dean – Faculty of Science, Professor & Head, Department of Environmental Science, Director Research, Controller of Examinations, Chairman Central Library, Coordinator UGC NET, and Coordinator Self Finance Courses besides being the Member of the Board of Management of the University.
He has over 40 years of Research, Post-graduate teaching, and Administrative experience while working with Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner, University of Jodhpur, College Education- Rajasthan, and Zoological Survey of India. Prof. Saxena has been the Research Supervisor of MGS University, Bikaner, M.D.S. University, Ajmer, M.L. Sukhadiya University, Udaipur, IGNOU, New Delhi, and in this capacity he has supervised 22 Ph.D. and 26 M.Phil. scholars. He has to his credit over 150 Research Papers published in the journals of international repute, besides authoring 7 Books. Some of his books have been included as the Reference Books in the curricula of various universities. His major areas of research include Hydrobiology of the Indian desert with particular reference to freshwater sponges, leeches, molluscs, periphyton, bioindicators, trophic state indices, pollution ecology and aquaculture in addition to some minor areas like Microbiology, Entomology, Wildlife and Parasitology. He has been the Editor of OIKOASSAY- an international journal of environmental and allied sciences during 1984-2009. He is also on the Advisory Board of many scientific journals. Prof. Saxena has represented over 125 national and international seminars/conferences, many in the capacity of the Chairman and Invited Speaker. He holds the credit of organizing two International Conferences. Thrice he has been invited to deliver Invited Lectures at the prestigious Indian Science Congress. He has undertaken 4 Research Projects funded by different agencies. Prof. Saxena is the member of different academic bodies of the various universities in the country. He has been a Resource Person and examiner for different Universities in Environmental science, Zoology, Fisheries and allied disciplines.
Lately, Prof. Saxena has also been awarded Honorary Doctorate of United Nobles Rescue Services, Stockholm (Sweden) & Abuja (Nigeria) for contribution to the field of Higher Education and Honorary Doctorate of Dynamic Peace Rescue Mission International, Lagos (Nigeria) for outstanding and dedicated services as well as Humanitarian services spreading peace and humanity throughout the world. He has been awarded by a number of agencies for contribution to the field of education and environment including Life Time Achievement Award for contribution to the field of Higher Education, Global Citizens Peace Federation, Palakkad, Kerala.