Dr C Mallikarjuna Rao


Date of Joining: 13.12.1986

Department of Pharmacology


    C Mallikarjuna Rao is Principal of Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences.


    • Monitors administrative affairs.
    • Involves staff, students in the development, implementation and review of college policies, programs and operations.
    • Contributes to system wide activities, including policy and strategic planning and development.
    • Is responsible for all academic and research activities at the department of Pharmacology.


Subject Semester / Year
Advances in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (Theory) I year MPharm
Dissertation work MPharm part-II
Pharmacology-II Fourth BPharm


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Wound Healing Mangalore University 1990
MPharm Pharmacology College of Pharmaceutical Sciences Manipal 1985
BPharm College of Pharmaceutical Sciences Manipal 1983


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences Principal 2013
Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences Vice-Principal 2009
Department of Pharmacology, MCOPS Head 2004
Department of Pharmacology, MCOPS Professor 2002
Department of Pharmacology, MCOPS Additional Professor 2001 - 2002
Department of Pharmacology, MCOPS Associate Professor 1992 - 2001
Department of Pharmacology, MCOPS Reader 1990 - 1992
Department of Pharmacology, MCOPS Assistant Professor 1987 - 1990
Department of Pharmacology, MCOPS Lecturer 1986 - 1987
NGSM College of Pharmacy, Nitte 1985-1986 Lecturer 1 year

Development and evaluation of liposomal carrier system of hepatoprotective agents to target the liver


Funded by AICTE under MODROBS scheme [9-126/RIFD/MODROB/BOR/Policy-1/2013-2014], New Delhi

Evaluation of Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz) DC for histone deacetylase Inhibition


Funded by AICTE under RPS scheme (Grant Ref.No 20/AICTE/RIFID/RPS/(Policy-1) 64/2013-14/), New Delhi (Principal Investigator)

Development of novel quercetin analogues intended for selective HDAC-8 inhibition as beneficial anti-cancer agents


Funded by DST under SERB scheme (Grant Ref No SERB/F/31314/2013-14) New Delhi. (Principal Investigator)


Area of Interest

Physiology and Pharmacology of inflammation and tissue repair, Screening the molecules for anticancer activity, Role of oxidative stress and free radicals in DNA damage

Area of Expertise

Pharmacology of wound healing and role of antioxidants on healing status

Area of Research

Screening the molecules for their efficacy against diabetes and dyslipidemia

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • MAHE Good Teacher Award MCOPS, 2003-2004.
  • MAHE Good Teacher Award MCOPS, 2001-2002.
  • Distinguished Alumni Award MCOPS, Manipal University, Dec 17, 1995.
  • Dr TMA Pai Research Gold Medal for publishing the best research paper in the year 1988.
  • Life member of Indian Pharmacological Society.
  • Life member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association.
  • Life member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India.
  • Life member of The Society for Wound care and Research.
  • Life member of Association of Community Pharmacist of India.

An appraisal of cinnamyl sulfonamide hydroxamate derivatives (HDAC inhibitors) for anti-cancer, anti-angiogenic and anti-metastatic activities in human cancer cells

Reddy ND Shoja MH Biswas S Nayak PG Kumar N Rao CM

2016, Chemico-Biological Interaction

In vitro mechanistic and in vivo anti-tumor studies of Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz) DC against breast cancer

Shoja MH Reddy ND Nayak PG Biswas S Srinivasan KK Rao CM

2016, Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Anti-inflammatory activity of Terminalia paniculata bark extract against acute and chronic inflammation in rats

K Nandakumar Suhaj A ManuMK Unnikrishnan MK Vijayanarayana K Rao CM

2016, Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics

Validation of a sensitive and robust reversed phase-HPLC method of determination of temozolamide

Attari Z Kumar L Rao CM Koteshwara KB

2016, Latin American Journal of Pharmacy

Role of the drug transporter ABCC3 in breast cancer chemoresistance.

Balaji SA Udupa N Chamallamudi MR Gupa V Rangarajan A

2016, Plos One

The enriched fraction of Elephantopus scaber Triggers apoptosis and inhibits multi-drug resistance transporters in human epithelial cancer cells

Asmy Appadath Beeran Naseer Maliyakkal Chamallamudi Mallikarjuna Rao Nayanabhirama Udupa

Pharmacognosy Magazine 2015, Vol 11 issue 42

Modulatory Role of Simvastatin against Aluminium Chloride-Induced Behavioural and Biochemical Changes in Rats

Madhavan Nampoothiri Jessy John Nitesh Kumar Jayesh Mudgal Gopalan Kutty Nampurath Mallikarjuna Rao Chamallamudi

Behavioural Neurology, Aricle ID 210169, 9 Pages [2015]

Sesamol, a lipid lowering agent, ameliorates aluminium chloride induced behavioral and biochemical alterations in rats

Jessy John Madhavan Nampoothiri Nitesh Kumar Jayesh Mudgal Gopalan Kutty Nampurath Mallikarjuna Rao Chamallamudi

Pharmacognosy Magazine April-June 2015, Vol 11

In vitro and in vivo evaluation of novel cinnamyl sulfonamide hydroxamate derivative against colon adenocarcinoma

Neetinkumar D. Reddy M.H. Shoja B.S. Jayashree Pawan G. Nayak Nitesh Kumar V. Ganga Prasad K. Sreedhara R. Pai C. Mallikarjuna Rao

Chemico-Biological Interactions 233 (2015) 81-94

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