G.V.R. Prasad received his Ph.D. degree in the year 1986 from Panjab University, Chandigarh (India). His doctoral thesis was on the microvertebrate palaeontology of the sedimentary beds associated with the Deccan volcanic flows. At present, he is working as a Professor in the Department of Geology, University of Jammu, Jammu (India).

Subsequent to doctoral work, his focus was on the biodiversity changes through the entire column of Deccan traps and the effects of Deccan volcanism on terminal Cretaceous biota. Currently, he is working on a number of problems related to evolution and diversity of continental Mesozoic vertebrates, particularly Mesozoic mammals of India. In the last 10 years, he has been working extensively in the Pranhita-Godavari Valley, South Rewa Gondwana Basin, Cauvery Basin, Narmada Valley, and Kachchh Basin in search of Late Triassic to Late Cretaceous mammals.