Dr Krishnamurthy Bhat completed his graduation and post-graduation in Pharmacy from JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore and L M College of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad respectively. He received his PhD from Gujarat University. Dr Bhat worked with Bangalore Pharmaceutical and Research Laboratory, Bangalore as Manager – Quality Assurance. He has worked as a faculty in K B Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Dr Bhat was instrumental in establishing bioanalytical section of Manipal Acunova. Currently, he is Professor and Head, Department of Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance at Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University.