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Dr. T. Rama Rao, Professor and Principal at CMR College of Pharmacy, has obtained his B. Pharm(1990) and M. Pharm(1993) from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He qualified at GATE-91 and also awarded with CSIR Senior Research Fellowship by CSIR, New Delhi. He obtained Ph. D degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Andhra University in 2001.
He has nearly 26 years of professional experience which include 16 years of teaching experience(UG & PG), 6 years of Industrial experience and 4 years of research experience. He has 15 years of administrative experience as Principal. He served in the pharmaceutical industry as a production executive and as a research scientist in major pharmaceutical companies – Phaarmasia Limited, Hyderabad, GlaxoSmithkline Pharmaceuticals Limited(GSK), Bangalore and Natco Pharma Limited, Hyderabad.
At GSK, he conceptualized, evolved formulation strategies, developed and transferred the technology to production shop floor of products belonging to Immediate release and delayed release tablets, Injections, Ointments, Creams, Oral liquid suspension and capsules. At Natco Pharma, he conceptualized and established a pharmaceutical research group focusing on preformulation and formulation development of New Chemical Entities(NCES). The activities of his group included characterization of physico-chemical and physico-technical properties of the NCE, early formulation development and process development. At Phaarmasia, he used to manufacture the loan license products of Johnson and Jhonson limited, Abbott India Limited, Procter and Gamble (P &G) limited etc.
He has published one book and also published 66 research papers in National and International journals to his credit. He is a recognized research supervisor in JNTUH, JNTUA and Acharya Nagarjuna University. Under his guidance 11 scholars were awarded with Ph. D in JNTUH, JNTUA and Acharya Nagarjuna University. He also guided 57 M. Pharm students for their project work in Kakatiya university, JNTUH, Annamalai University and Berhampur University.
He is a life member of professional bodies – IPA and APTI. He is an advisory board member of Sura Labs, Hyderabad and also an editorial advisory board member of Journal of Pharmacy and Chemistry. He was the convener of National Symposiums (Apotheca fiesta 2k13, Farmacia Festa 2k14, Pharma Plexus 2k15), National Seminars (Bioadhyayan 2k15, Bioadhyayan 2k16, Bioadhyayan 2k17, Bioadhyayan 2k18) and National Workshops (Advanced analytical techniques 2k14, Research Methodology 2k15, Advanced experimental techniques in Pharmacological Research 2k18). He organized International Conference on Innovations in Pharmaceutical Sciences (ICIPS- 2019) and AICTE sponsored two weeks “staff development programme”.