Prof. Suresh Borkar is the University Head of the department of Plant Pathology and Agricultural Microbiology since 2005. He is a fellow of Indian phytopathological society and the Eurasian Academy of environmental sciences. He has also served as Dean, Post Graduate Institute of Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, during 2012-2013. He has published more than 75 research papers in around 25 National and 7 foreign journals. He has developed 4 Wheat varieties, 1 patent, several technologies and recommendations, and new strains of beneficial microbes.