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Prof. Dr. V. Alagarsamy is a renowned academician and internationally recognised scientist. He had been named among top 2% scientists in the world in the field of Pharmacy with a worldwide subject rank of 1561 by The Stanford University, USA. He is the only one ranked in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the subject of Pharmacology & Pharmacy.  He had patented one of the new drug molecules and having 1 patent on new product development. Based on his contributions, recently he had been honoured with Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), London, UK.

He had graduated from D.Pharm to Ph.D. from well recognised premier institutions viz. D.Pharm., from Coimbatore Medical College, B.Pharm., from Madurai Medical College, M.Pharm., from LM College of Pharmacy (Gujrat University), Ahmedabad and Ph.D. from The MS University of Baroda. Qualified GATE with 95.1 percentile with the all-India rank is 52.He taught Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry, Chemistry of Natural Products and performing research work in synthetic medicinal chemistry on novel heterocyclic bio-active compounds for more than two decades. Presently he is doing research on the identification of phyto chemicals for the treatment of Covid-19.

His main research is to develop quinazoline derived drugs and made a substantial contribution in the design and synthesis of heterocyclic compounds. The lead compound of his research on the anti-HIV have shown 196% percent protection against HIV-2 and 126% protection against HIV-1. This compound is under patent process. His research works are collaborated with various research laboratories/organizations like National Cancer Institute, USA; Rega Institute for Medical Research, Belgium and Sudbury Regional Hospital, Ontario, Canada. His research activities are supported by the funding agencies like CSIR, DST and DSIR.

His research activities are evidenced by his publications in national and international journals and presentations in conferences which crossed two hundreds.  Many of his publications are well recognized and cited by the researchers all over the world. His total citations are 3341,h-Index 31,i10-Index 71.

To disseminate the knowledge, he had delivered lectures in the conferences and organized state level, national level and international level conferences, webinars and workshops. His books on the title of Text Book of Medicinal Chemistry(Elsevier), Pharmaceutical Chemistry of Natural Products (Elsevier),Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry - A Comprehensive Approach, Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry, Pharmacognosy & Phyto chemistry, Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, Textbook of Computer Aided Drug Design and Practical Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry” are well appreciated in the academic community nationally and received international recognition too.

He had received Best Research Paper Awards in national and international conferences. He had also been conferred with Best Researcher Award and Best Principal Award. His research achievements were appreciated by the management of MNR Educational Trust by designating as Director of MNR Foundation for Research and Innovations. He is a recipient of young scientist project from the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi. He became a Co-editor of the international journal “Anti-infective Agents”, published by Bentham Science Publishers.

He had served as a member of All India Board of Pharmaceutical Education AICTE, New Delhi and a member of board of studies in Osmania University. He had been recognised as a doctoral committee member and recognized research guide for PhD scholars in various universities and successfully 10 students were awarded PhD under his guidance.  He is also serving as a CPCSEA’s nominee in Ethical committee of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Hyderabad and as a scientist in Ethical committee of LV Prasad Research Institute; Aragen (GVK) Life Sciences, Hyderabad.

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