Dr. Madhukar Bachulkar is a plant taxonomist and the current Principle of Vijaysingh Yadav Science College at Peth-Wadegaon. Before holding this post he worked in many other colleges as HOD (Botany) and Coordinator (Biotechnology). He has written 25 research papers on plant taxonomy, medicinal plants and the environment. He is the president of an NGO – ‘Nisarg Mitra’ – in Kolhapur; member of the biodiversity and taxonomy committee of the Govt. of Maharashtra. He has received many prestigious awards so far. Shivaji University conferred him with ‘Best Teacher’ award in 2003. Many young and budding environmentalists look up to him for guidance and support.