Dr C Mallikarjuna Rao,

An alumnus of COPS [then College of Pharmaceutical Sciences] Manipal, Dr C Mallikarjuna Rao completed his pharmacy education from BPharm to PhD between 1983- 1990. Dr Rao began his early innings as a lecturer at NGSM college of Pharmacy, Nitte, Karnataka. In 1986, he joined the department of pharmacology, KMC Manipal. Thereafter, he gradually rose to higher cadres. Dr Mallikarjuna has worked in several capacities at department of pharmacology, MCOPS. He took over the charge as the principal of the institution in August 2013. He has over 31 years of teaching experience. To his credit, Dr Rao has more than 120 publications with a H-index of 20.


Marching with the Times


After taking over the charge as Principal, Dr Mallikarjuna Rao was pivotal in sensitising his faculty members and research scholars to publish papers in journals of high repute. Under his leadership, MCOPS secured a place between 251-300 in QS World University Rankings March, 2017. With this remarkable achievement, we made an entry into the international arena.

Life Philosophy

Dr C Mallikarjuna Rao strongly believes that quality of education and research is of paramount significance to nurture the next generation, shaping a better society. His philosophy for life is “If an individual is practical, meticulous and determined, then sky is only the limit.”

Inviting the Principal to your event

Office of the Principal is happy to take enquires about matters related to academia and research, it is important to book a date as early as possible by contacting us.

Email: mallik.rao@manipal.edu

Office: +91-820-2922482