Dr Vijayanarayana Kunikatta

Associate Professor

Date of Joining: 19.10.2009

Department of Pharmacy Practice


    Vijayanarayana K teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.


    • Approved Ph.D guide in Manipal Academy of Higher Education
    • Guides students in their dissertation and project work.
    • Is involved in planning and conducting pharmacy education workshops and seminars.
    • Is responsible for supervision of ISO QMS documentation.


Subject Semester / Year
Pathophysiology Second Year PharmD
Biostatistics and Research Methodology Fourth Year PharmD
Clinical Toxicology Fourth Year PharmD
Pharmacotherapeutics-III Fourth Year PharmD
Pharmacotherapeutics I&2 Fourth Year PharmD
Pharmacotherapeutics - I First Semester MPharm
Pharmacotherapeutics-II Second Semester MPharm


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) Pharmacy Practice Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 2014
Certificate course in Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Methodology Biostatistics Department of Statistics, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2010
MPharm (Master of Pharmacy) Pharmacology MCOPS (Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences)/RGUHS (Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka) 1999
BPharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy) MCOPS 1994


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Pharmacy Practice, MCOPS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education Selection Grade Lecturer 2009
Dept of Pharmacology NGSM Institution of Pharmaceutical Sciences Teaching UG & PG and Guiding MPharm student 2001-2009
Dept. of Pharmacology, Cherran's College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore Teaching UG
Mco Hospital Aids Pvt. Ltd. Hubli, QC In-Charge 1995-1997


Area of Interest

Pre-clinical drug screening, Pharmacoepidemiological studies, Pharmacoeconomics and Modelling and Systematic Review & Meta-analysis

Area of Expertise

Clinical Pharmacology, Endocrine drugs screening, Systematic Review & Meta-analysis and Biostatistics

Area of Research

Pharmacoepidemiological studies, Pharmacoeconomics and Modelling and Systematic Review & Meta-analysis

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Member of American College of Clinical Pharmacology, 2010.
  • Member of American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2010.
  • Member of American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 2012.
  • Member of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, 2010.
  • Member of International Pharmaceutical Federation, 2010.
  • Life Member of Indian Pharmacological Association, 2005.
  • Life Member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association, 2001.
  • Life Member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India, 2007.
  • Life Member of   Association of Community Pharmacists of India, 2007.
  • Life Member of Indian Red Cross Society, 2010.
  • Member of International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, 2010. 
Other Associations:
  • Board of Studies (BoS) member of B.Pharm programme of  Yenepoya University for the Academic Year 2017-18

Aphrodisiac activity of geyenaphro - A poly herbal formulation in rats

2010-01-01 Padma GM Rao Nimmy Chacko Kishore GS Udupa N

Pharmacologyonline, 2010.

Synthesis and pharmacological study of 1-acetyl/propyl-3-aryl-5-(5-chloro-3-methyl-1-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-2-pyrazoline

2010-01-01 Girisha KS Kalluraya B Padmashree

European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2010.

Microwave-mediated synthesis of triazolothiadiazoles as anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-oxidant agents

2012-01-01 Sujith K Kalluraya B Adhikari A

Medicinal Chemistry Research, 2012, 21(5).

Investigation of nano lipid vesicles of methotrexate for anti-rheumatoid activity

2012-01-01 Prabhakara P Rakshith S Marina K Harish Nairi M

International Journal of Nanomedicine, 2012.

Corticosteroid an ambiguity in acute respiratory distress syndrome

2013-01-01 Shivanshu A Varsha P Jewel MF Girish Thunga P

Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 2013, 43(3).

Hospital acquired pneumonia - a multivariate analysis of risk and outcome

2013-01-01 Rau NR Anantha Naik N Bini John P Rajesh V

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, 2013, 3(4).

Comparative study of continuous pralidoxime infusion versus intermittent dosing: Application of high - performance liquid chromatography method on serum of organophosphate poisoned patients

2013-01-01 Girish Thunga P Sureshwar P Sreedharan Rama M

Asia pacific Journal of Medical Toxicology, 2013, 2(3).

Development of trigger tool for identifying adverse events in surgery: Experience of a pilot study

2013-01-01 M Surulivel Rajan Rajesh V Lakshmi S Pranitha M

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, 2013, 3(1).

Successful management of mixed amlodipine and atenolol overdose

Girish Thunga P Hiren P Netthu R Sreedharan

Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research,2013; 43(2).

Study of clinical characteristics and treatment pattern of scrub typhus in tertiary care hospital

2013-01-01 Shirish I Girish Thunga P Raviraja A Sreedharan

J Pharm Sci & Res, 2013, 5(5).

The role of MMP-2 and MMP-9 as prognostic markers in the early stages of tongue squamous cell carcinoma

Aparna M Lakshmi R Vijayanarayana K Radhakrishnan R

Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine. 2015;44(5):345-52

An Appraisal of Antibiotic Sensitivity Pattern and Drug Utilization in Burn Patients.

Janki RC Sarvajeet K Prem L Vijayanarayana K Girish T Sreedharan N Sreekumar NC

Indian J of Burns.2016;24(1): 69-73.

The Nosocomial Pneumonia Mortality Prediction (NPMP) model- A tool to predict mortality in patients with nosocomial pneumonia.

Vijayanarayana K Meenakshi S Girish T Rau NR Nagappa AN

Indian Journal of Medical Specialties. 2017;8(1):21-24.

Efficacy of corticosteroids in acute respiratory distress syndrome: an observational study.

Prabhu V Awasthi S Shanavas R Vijayanarayana K Thunga G Nair S Acharya R

J Young Pharm. 2017; 9(1):66-69.

Comparison of the Nosocomial Pneumonia Mortality Prediction (NPMP) model with standard mortality prediction tools.

Srinivasan M Shetty N Gadekari S Thunga G Rao K Vijayanarayana K.

J Hosp Infect. 2017;96(3):250-255

Full Publications list

Estrogenic activity of alcoholic extract of Curculigo orchioides was assessed in bilaterally ovariectomised young albino rats by taking percentage vaginal cornification, uterine wet weight, uterine glycogen content and uterine histology as parameters of assessment.

Rasshmi S Rodrigues

MPharm, 2004.

In vitro evaluation of anti-cataract activity of gliclazide

Rajanikant ML


Efficacy and safety of nimesulide: Systemic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Bejoy Thomas

MPharm , 2013

A study on clinical manifestations, treatment pattern and outcome in systemic lupus erythematosus patients in tertiary care hospital

Sowmya A

MPharm, 2014

Efficacy and safety of methylcobalamine in diabetic peripheral neuropathy: A systematic review

Rizwanul D

MPharm, 2015

Utilization pattern of anti-diabetic drugs in type 2 diabetes mellitus in tertiary care hospital

Merry Raphael

MPharm, 2016

Identification of risk factors affecting treatment outcome in bipolar disorder

Lavanya V


Study of the treatment pattern of acute respiratory distress syndrome in tertiary care hospital

Shivanshu A Rithu S Varsha P

PharmD, 2013

Study of treatment pattern and cost of treatment in Guillain-Barre Syndrome in tertiary care hospital

Beena AS Anurvinda Bhumika M

PharmD, 2014

Anti-microbial susceptibility and drug utilization evaluation in burns patients

Janki RC Prem Lal Sarvajeet K

PharmD, 2015

Comparison of various severity assessment scoring systems in patients with hospital acquired pneumonia in a tertiary care teaching hospital: A prospective observational study

Meenakshi S Neha Shetty Shilpika G

PharmD, 2016

Comparison of various severity assessment scoring systems in patients with sepsis in a tertiary care teaching hospital: a prospective observational study

Keertana B, , Monika S Sree Lakshmi M