Dr K Sreedhara Ranganath Pai


Date of Joining: 28.09.2001

Department of Pharmacology


    Dr K Sreedhara Ranganath Pai is Professor at the Department of Pharmacology at MCOPS. He was the Head of the Department during 2014 to 2021.

    He is

    • Supervisor of the research programs at the PG and doctoral level.
    • Integrated management Representative (QMS ISO 9001 and EMS ISO 14000) of Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.
    • Doctoral Committee member - Manipal Academy of Higher Education.
    • ISO 9001:2000 Internal Quality Auditor (Certificate No: TRG/ISO/0043-0540 by TUV Rheinland (India) Pvt Ltd).
    • ISO 14001:2004 Internal Quality Auditor (Certificate No: TRG/BLR/ISO/IQA/1242-0807 by TUV Rheinland (India) Pvt Ltd).
    • Certified Examiner for quality Management for the IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National quality Award.
    • ISO 9001:2008, Quality Management systems (QMS) Lead Auditor (Certificate by TUV Rheinland (India) Pvt Ltd).
    • Member, BOS, Pharmacology, MCOPS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.
    • Member, BOS, MSc Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Kuvempu University, Shankarghatta, Shimoga.


Subject Semester / Year
Pharmacology-I IV semester BPharm
Pharmacology-II V semester BPharm
Pharmacology-III VI semester BPharm
Advanced Pharmacology-I I Semester MPharm
Advanced Pharmacology-II II Semester MPharm
Research work III and IV semester MPharm


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Pharmacology Kuvempu University


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Pharmacology, MCOPS Professor • Teaching pharmacology at the undergraduate (B Pharm) Pharm D and post graduate (M Pharm) level. • Supervising research programs at the PG and doctoral level. 2011-till date
Department of Pharmacology, MCOPS Associate Professor 2005-2011
Department of Pharmacology, MCOPS Assistant Professor 2003-2005
Department of Pharmacology, MCOPS Lecturer 2001-2003
National College of Pharmacy, Shimoga, Karnataka Lecturer Teaching pharmacology, Anatomy and Physiology 1997-2001
SET’s College of Pharmacy, Dharwad, Karnataka Teaching pharmacology, Anatomy and Physiology 1994


Area of Interest

Pharmacology, Preclinical studies, Chemical Pharmacology, Computer Aided Drug Design [CADD]

Area of Expertise

Cancer biology and metabolic disorders

Area of Research

Cancer biology, (Anticancer activity in cancer cells) antidiabetic activity, Stem Cell Mediated TRAIL Therapy

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Good teacher award for the year 2012 for Excellence in teaching by Manipal Academy of Higher Education.
  • Distinguished Alumni Award-2010 from National College of Pharmacy, Shimoga.
  • Good teacher award for the year 2009 for Excellence in Teaching by Manipal Academy of Higher Education.
  • Distinguished Alumni Award-2008 from Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal.
  • Good teacher award for the year 2007 for Excellence in Teaching by Manipal Academy of Higher Education.
  • A full resident scholarship award to the Residential School on Medicinal Chemistry-2008, “Chemistry and Biology in Drug Discovery” by Drew University, Madison, NJ, USA.
  • Life member of Indian Pharmacological Society (IPS).
  • Life member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA).
  • Life member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI).
  • Life member of Association of Community Pharmacists of India (ASPI).
Other Associations:
  • BOS member, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Kuvempu University, Shankarghatta, Shimoga. 

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Browse the following link for more details on publications https://manipal.pure.elsevier.com/en/persons/k-sreedhara-ranganath-pai

Toxicity Studies of Triazolo-Thiadiazoles in Ehrlich Ascitic Carcinoma Cells

2013-07-01 Dhanya Sunil Arun M Isloor Prakash Shetty

2013, Research Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, International Science Congress Association, Vol 2(6), 1-6, July.

Sesamol prevents doxorubicin-induced oxidative damage and toxicity on H9c2 cardiomyoblasts

2013-01-01 Punit Bansal Pawan G. Nayak Nampurath Gopalan Kutty Piya Paul

2013, Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Publisher:- British Pharmaceutical Conference, Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Pharmaceutical Press, (65) 1083–1093.

Preliminary evaluation of in vitro cytotoxicity and in vivo antitumour activity of Premna, herbacea Roxb in Ehrlich ascites carcinoma model and Dalton's lymphoma ascites model

2013-01-01 Isha Dhamij M Manjunath Setty SN Manjula

2013, Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology, Elsevier, (65) 235– 242.

Synthesis, characterisation, anticancer, and antioxidant activity, of some new thiazolidin-4-ones in MCF-7 cells

2013-01-01 Arun M Isloor Dhanya Sunil Prakash Shetty Shridhar Malladi

2013, Medicinal Chemistry Research, Springer Verlag, 22:758–767.

In vivo anticancer and histopathology studies of Schiff bases on Ehrlich ascitic carcinoma cells

2013-01-01 Dhanya Sunil Arun M Isloor Prakash Shetty Pawan G Nayak

2013, Arabian Journal of Chemistry, Elsevier, 6, 25–33.

Click Chemistry Approach for Bis-Chromenyl Triazole Hybrids and Their Antitubercular Activity

2012-01-01 Reshma J. Naik Manohar V. Kulkarni Pawan G Nayak

2012, Chemical Biology and Drug Design, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 80: 516–523.

Pharmacophore modeling of delta and mu receptors and synthesisof enkephalines with d-[leu]5 c-terminal modification as delta selective agonists

2012-01-01 Satyanarayana Kota Vijay Mor Ravi Muttineni PVR Chowdary

2012, International Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, IJPT Scientific Publishers, Vol 4 Issue No2 4350-4391.

Anticancer activity of Berberis aristata DC in Ehrlich ascites carcinoma bearing mice: a preliminary study

2012-01-01 C Mallikarjuna Rao Kumar Suryakant M Manjunath Setty MS Baliga

2012, Pharmaceutical Biology, Taylor and Francis, Informa Healthcare, England, 50(3): 270–277.

Evaluation of Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertner bark extracts for in vitro cytotoxicity on cancer cells and in vivo antitumor activity in solid and liquid tumor models

Kumar R Kumar N Ramalingayya GV Setty MM Pai KS

Cytotechnology. 2016 Oct;68(5):1909-23. doi: 10.1007/s10616-016-0002-2.

Evaluation of antioxidant and anticancer activity of extract and fractions of Nardostachys jatamansi DC in breast carcinoma

Chaudhary S Chandrashekar KS Pai KS Setty MM Devkar RA Reddy ND Shoja MH

BMC Complement Altern Med. 2015 Mar 10;15:50. doi: 10.1186/s12906-015-0563-1.

Assessment of the in vitro cytotoxicity and in vivo anti-tumor activity of the alcoholic stem bark extract/fractions of Mimusops elengi Linn

Kumar H Savaliya M Biswas S Nayak PG Maliyakkal N Manjunath Setty M Gourishetti K Pai KS

Cytotechnology. 2016 Aug;68(4):861-77. doi: 10.1007/s10616-014-9839-4.

Study of Selected Indigenous Medicinal Plants Bearing Sesquiterpene Lactones for Anticancer activity in Human Breast cancer cells

2009-01-01 Naseer M

2009, PhD Dissertation.

Anticlastogenic activity of novel 3, 4-methylenedioxybenzene derivatives: in vitro and in vivo studies

2009-01-01 Pawan G Nayak

2009, PhD Dissertation.

Pre-clinical evaluation of flavonoid rich Caselpinea pulcherrima L. with reference to diabetes mellitus

2011-01-01 Keerthi Prashanth HV

2011, PhD Dissertation.

Study the drug usage pattern and drug related problems in hospitalised elderly patients

2012-01-01 Ramanath K V

2012, PhD Dissertation.

Neuroprotective effect of Mucuna pruriens in bilateral carotid artery occlusion indu ed global cerebral ischemis in rats

2012-01-01 Vanishri S Nayak

2012, PhD Dissertation.

Novel sensitisers of stem cell mediated TRAIL therapy for treatment of glioblastoma multiformae

2013-01-01 Deepak Bhere

2013, PhD Dissertation.

Dose individualisation of Levothyroxine in patients with post thyrodectomy and 131 I ablation by using population pharmacokinetics approach

2009-01-01 Vasudeva Shenoy M

2009, PhD Dissertation.

Histopathological, Cellular and biochemical evaluation of protective role of Cissus Quadrangularis on Osteoporosis and diabetes induced osteopenia

2011-01-01 Srinivasa Rao S

2011, PhD Dissertation.