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Dr. Bikha Ram Devrajani, a Renowned Consultant Physician, and former Vice Chancellor of the University

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The Suthar Community of Pakistan has produced many great personalities who have excelled in various fields. Notable individuals in the Medical field, include Dr. Harchand Rai Lakhani, Dr. Pardhan Roopani, Dr. Vishandas Raisinghani, Dr. Ramesh Shivani, Prof. Dr. Nandlal Seerani, Prof. Dr. Ghansham Rawtani, Major Dr. Ramesh Maghani, Dr. Naresh Chauhan, and others who made significant contributions as physicians in Pakistan and abroad. Professor Dr. Bikha Ram Devrajani stands out as a globally recognized Physician in both the medical field and in academia.

Full NameDr. Bikha Ram Devrajani
FatherLate Shree Herchand Ji
Maternal FatherLate Shree Thano Joparia (Village Bevato)
Date of Birth1st March. 1962, in village Goongio of taluka Chachro, district Tharparkar
Current City of ResidenceHyderabad
ProfessionProfessor, Consultant Physician, Clinical Researcher

Professor Dr. Bikha Ram Devrajani is Pakistan’s famous Consultant Physician who currently has clinical and teaching experience of more than 35 years. He was a former Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences (LUMHS) Jamshore, Sindh’s oldest medical university.

Early Life & Family Background

Shree Dr. Bikha Ram Devrajani was born on March 1, 1962, in Googio, a small village in Taluka Chachro, District Tharparkar, Sindh, Pakistan. He belongs to the Shaashan/Nukh ‘Achoo’ of caste Suthar in Hinduism.

His father, the late Shree Harchand Rai was a farmer and carpenter in the village. Shree Harchand Rai married the daughter of Shree Thanaram Ji, son of Shree Dev Raj and they had 3 sons and 4 daughters, with Dr. Devrajani being the eldest son. Dr. Devrajani married twice in his life, first to the daughter of the Shree Narso Ji Asdey of Mithi.

Educational Career

Dr. Bikha Ram Devrajani received his primary education in his native village Goongio. In his primary school, he had the opportunity to study under Sir Muhammad Sawan Nohri, a renowned teacher of that era. There was no high school in Googlio village from which Dr. Devrajani could continue his studies. However, Dr. Bikha Ram had a dream of higher studies to achieve a successful professional career. After completing primary education he moved and lived in his maternal house in Tandojam, where he completed his Matriculation from Government High School Tandojam in 1977. He then passed Intermediate from Government Muslim Science College of Hyderabad in 1979.

Driven by his high spirit and zeal, he successfully gained admission to Liaquat Medical College (now Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences) in Jamshoro. There, he worked hard in his medical studies and finally achieved his dream by earning his MBBS degree in 1986.

Afterward, he continued to excel in his educational pursuits, earning a range of milestones in his educational profile. Some of the educational achievements are listed below;

  • MBBS, LUMH University Jamshore – 1986
  • FCPS – Internal Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons – 1998
  • FACP, American College of Physician – 2012
  • FRCP, Royal College of Physicians London
  • FRCP, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow
  • FRCPI, Royal College of Physicians Ireland – May 2023
  • Postgraduate Diploma, from UK Diabetes
  • and Others

Professional Career

Dr. Bikha Ram Devrajani currently has clinical, research, and teaching experience of more than 35 years. Some notable works are highlighted below;

Research Works

The major fields of interest of Dr. Devrajani are liver diseases, diabetes mellitus, and neurological disorders. He has published more than 170 research papers in national and International journals, earning over 1270 citations. He has presented at more than 37 national and international conferences including DDW, APASL, EASL, ADA, IDF, etc.

Dr. Devrajani serves as the Editor-in-Chief, JLUMHS & World Journal of Medical Sciences, Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Middle East Journal of Scientific Research, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Global Journal of Pharmacology, and Editorial Board Member of the World Applied Sciences Journal, World Journal of Hepatology. He is also a reviewer for more than 20 national and international journals. Due to his exceptional research work, two drugs; Pasio cosmetic formulations and another one have been synthesized. He has trained approximately 500 general practitioners in Sindh on the management of diabetes mellitus following the guidelines of the International Diabetes Center.

Positions Held

Dr. Bikha Ram Devrajani played several roles at different national and international organizations during his professional career.

  • Professor & Dean, Postgraduate Studies and Dir International Laising, at University of Modern Science (TUMH), Tando Muhammad Khan – 2023 to Present
  • Vice Chancer of LUMHS University Jamshore – 2017 to 2021
  • Vice President of Sindh Chapter of Pakistan Society of Internal Medicine (PSIM)
  • Supervisor of FCPS and Research Facilitator in Medicines at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan
  • International Examiner for Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Supervisor or MD, Medicines at LUMHS University, Jamshoro
  • Supervisor for M.Sc. at Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan
  • Chairman, Sindh Chapter for “Role Back Malaria” by WHO
  • Chairman, Department of Department of Medicine at LUMHS University – 2016 to 2023
  • Professor and Director of Medical Research Center at LUMHS University – 2010 to 2023
  • Director of Sindh Institute Of Endocrinology & Diabetes
  • Vice Chairman, Asian Consortium for Arsenic Research and Health
  • Principal Research Officer at Pakistan Health Research Council (PHRC), Islamabad
  • Temporary Advisor of WHO-EMRO Region of Diabetic Retinopathy
  • and Other Roles

Dr. Devrajani also played a key role in framing the rules, regulations, and curriculum for M.Phil leading to Ph.D program. For his contribution In this regard, he was awarded one-month salary by the academic council. Additionally, he was involved in in the development of the curriculum for M.Sc. in Diabetes and Endocrinology and Diploma in Family Health Care. He was a member of the core committee that developed the curriculum for MBBS in 2011, as constituted by HEC and PMDC. Dr. Devrajani also served as a member of the Provincial Bioethical Committee (PBC). He was instrumental in establishing the Forensic DNA laboratory, the first of its kind in the Sindh province.

Achievements during Chancellorship

Dr. Devrajani after joining as Vice Chancellor of Liaqat University of Medical and Health Science, completed a record number of various development works during his tenure of 4 years (2017 to 2021). Some notable achievements during his chancellorship are listed below:

  • Recognition of Bilawal Medical College as a constituent Medical College of his University.
  • Approval of permission from the Government of Sindh for the affiliation of two hospitals with Bilawal Medical College.
  • Establishment of the Gastroenterology Unit, more than 2200 procedures performed at the Department of Gastroenterology. (Diagnostics & Therapeutics).
  • Establishment of 7 new branches of Diagnostic & Research Laboratories in Mithi, Tando Mohammad Khan, Tando Allahyar, Kotri, Kandiaro & Mehrapur.
  • Establishment of the College Of Technologists.
  • Initiation of 4-years program in Forensic Medicine
  • Establishment of the Advanced Diagnostic Center at university.
  • Planting more than 5000 plants at the university.
  • Initiation of Fellowship program (FCPS training) in Gastroenterology, approved by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan.
  • Reimbursement of 5.6 million rupees to students from funds provided by HEC.
  • Providing financial assistance to needy students of the university from the vice-chancellor donation fund account. Also, providing scholarships to needy students from funds of HEC Islamabad, Usher & Zakat department, Government of Sindh.
  • Establishment of a state-of-the-art Advance Dental Clinic in Hyderabad.
  • Allowing 213 newly appointed medical officers to work as postgraduate students at university on a deputation basis, from the Health Department, Government of Sindh.
  • Establishment of the Pediatrics Endocrinology and Diabetic Clinic in the Pediatrics Department.
  • Establishment of the Diabetic Foot and Retinopathy Clinic at the ward along with a factory for shoe making by diabetic foot patients.
  • Signing an MOU with the Government of Sindh for the establishment of a Poison and Toxicology / DNA laboratory.
  • Signing & revising MOUs with international universities for joint research and academic programs:
  • Provision of water supply through proper water purification to university, hospital, and employee’s colony.
  • Establishment of the Institute of Dermatology at the old Trauma Centre, Hyderabad
  • Provision of electricity through an express feeder to the university campus, hotels, hospital, and employee colony.
  • Making the university a part of the Asian Consortium on Arsenic Research.
  • Making the university a part of the Global Consortium on Health Promotion.
  • Enabling international faculty to become part of the university’s Adjunct Faculty from foreign universities.
  • Establishment of a 200-seated library at Bilawal Medical College for boys.
  • Issuance of support funding (1682 m.) from the Higher Education Commission Islamabad for the establishment of the Research Institute of Endocrinology & Diabetes, a sports complex for girls, a tate-of-the-art examination center, a hostel for postgraduates (for males) at university, and the extension of the Medical and Research Centre, and Ophthalmology Department.
  • and others

After successfully completing his 4-year tenure as Vice Chancellor at the university, Dr. Devrajani is currently working as a Professor, Dean of Postgraduate Studies, and Director of International Liaison, at the University of Modern Science (TUMH), in Tando Muhammad Khan. In his free time in the evenings, Dr. Devrajani runs his private clinic at Dr. Lines Doctors Line, Saddar, Hyderabad.


Dr. Devrajani is a lifetime member of the Pakistan Medical Association. He is also a member of the Asia-Pacific Neuroendocrine Tumor Society, the Pakistan Society for the Study of Liver Diseases, the Thar Development Committee constituted by the Government of Sindh, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the National Working Group for Diabetic Retinopathy, the Pakistan Obesity Society, the Cardio-metabolic Forum of Pakistan, the Oxford Academic Union and Rotary Club Hyderabad.

Honors & Awards

  • Freedom of City of London Award (First Pakistani to Receive as Physician or Consultant), Highest Award in London – March 2024
  • Honorary Dean of Buzan Global Academy – March 2024
  • Fellowship, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow – 2020
  • Fellowship, Pakistan Society of Medicine – 2020
  • Fellowship, Royal Society of Medicine, UK – 2019
  • Honourary Professor Oxford Academic Union – Dec. 2019
  • Avicenna Medal, The Brain Trust Charity – Aug. 2019
  • Fellowship, Royal College of Physicians London – Apr 2014
  • Life Time Achievement Award, Thar Education Festival – Nov. 2019
  • Life Time Achievement Award, Pakistan Society of Preventive Cardiology – 2019
  • Best Services Award, Sindh Arts Council, Dec. 2016
  • Best Doctor Services Award, Sindh Literature Society – Jan. 2017
  • Certificate of Appreciation by Sindh Development Association 2015
  • Fellow (Honorary), Royal College of Physician (FRCP) – 2014
  • Certification of Role Model Ward by Medical Superintendent, Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad / Jamshoro – 2013
  • Fellow (Honorary), American College of Physicians (FACP) – 2012
  • One-Month Extra Salary in Appreciation for designing Rules/Regulations and Curriculum of Ph.D. – 2012
  • University Best Teacher Award, by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan- 2011
  • Certificate of Cooperation, by DIG Hyderabad District Police for Police Medical Camp at Hyderabad – 26th January 2001
  • Certificate of Appreciation, by Minister of Health/MS LMCH for highly commendable services devotion, and dedication for Patients Welfare Week 25-31 March 1995
Prof. Dr. Bekha Ram Devrajani in black blaze with tie dress, standing and receiving 'Freedom of City of London', the Highest Award in London. Award received in the court of Chamberlain London, in March 2024
Prof. Dr. Bikha Ram Devrajani ‘Freedom of City of London’, the Highest Award in London, in March 2024

Social Works

Dr. Devrajani has always had an interest in social work, particularly in providing medical services to the underprivileged people of Sindh. In community services, he has organized and participated in over 130 free medical camps, including surgical eye camps in remote areas of Sindh Province.

Prof. Dr. Bekha Ram checking patient in left picture and in rihgt side picture dr. Devrajani standing along with a team who organized a free Medical Camp in the flood-hit area of Digri City, 2nd Sept. 2022
Prof. Dr. Bikha Ram along with a team organized a free Medical Camp in the flood-hit area of Digri City, on 2nd Sept. 2022

Despite his hectic schedule, he still finds time to treat patients and organize free medical camps in remote villages of Thar. He is a down-to-earth person, a hardworking professional, and the best role model for young generations of physicians. May God bless him with more success, and blessings in his life.

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