Prof. Thimme Gowda had First Class Academic Career with Distinctions and Ranks. He did his post-doctoral and collaborative research in USA, Germany and Japan for over 6 years. He was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow during 1980-1982, at the Hydrocarbon Research Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. Prof. Thimme Gowda was awarded the prestigious German Humboldt Research Fellowship in 1992, by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany. On Humboldt Fellowship, he spent over 3 years in Germany in several visits for Collaborative research. He had very fruitful collaborative research between his group at Mangalore University and the German Institutes since 1993, resulting in about five hundred joint research publications. It was appreciated by the German Government. German Consulate Official visited Mangalore University to appreciate the fruitful collaboration between the two groups. In 2008, Prof. Thimme Gowda was also awarded Tokushima Foundation Research Fellowship of Japan for collaborative research at Tokushima University.
Prof. Thimme Gowda has made significant research contributions in the field of structural and physical organic chemistry. He has guided 41 Ph.D.s and published about 700 research papers in peer reviewed, mostly International Journals with an h-index of 31. Prof. Gowda has been India’s most prolific author in 2009 and 2011. He was also the Major contributor in the research output of Mangalore University which resulted in DST, Govt. of India, recognizing it as one of the performing Universities and offered Rs. 9.0 crore Grant for research under its PURSE Program.
Prof. Thimme Gowda was awarded National Merit Scholarship, CSIR Research Fellowship, National Overseas Fellowship, PDF in USA, German Humboldt Fellowship, Japan Tokushima Foundation Fellowship, Young Scientist Award, Rotary Award for Academic Distinction, Mysore University Golden Jubilee Science & Technology Award, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indian Council of Chemists etc.
Prof. B. Thimme Gowda has also worked in various Committees of NAAC, UGC, MHRD & KSHEC, such as, Member of the Advisory, Executive and Standing Committees of NAAC, Bangalore (2017-19) and also as Chairman/ Member, NAAC Accreditation / Re-accreditation Committees, Member / Chairman of Several Committees of MHRD, UGC and KSHEC, including Deemed and Private Universities and Autonomous Status Review Committees, apart from working as Member / Chairman of Statutory Committees in Bangalore, Mangalore and KSRDPR Universities (1991 to 2019), etc.
Prof. B. Thimme Gowda is a member of Taskforce on implementation of NEP-2020 in Karnataka and Chairman of the Sub-committee on Curriculum Reforms in Higher Education.