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Honours and Awards

Honours and Awards

  • Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc) - 1999
  • Fellow of Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences (FAPSc) - 2010
  • Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, London (FRSC) - 2011
  • YMSA Young Scientist Award from MAAS & TWAS - 1988
  • CSIR Young Scientist Award in Chemical Sciences - 1991
  • Best Patent Award from the Indian Drug Manufacturers Association (IDMA) - 2005
  • Medal from the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) for contributions to research in Chemistry - 2005
  • Ranbaxy Research Award in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences - 2005
  • UKIERI Standard Award for Biomedical Solutions between India and UK -2006
  • Andhra Pradesh Scientist Award in Chemical Sciences by A P State Council of Science & Technology - 2007
  • OPPI Scientist Award from the Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India - 2009
  • Most Outstanding Researcher in the field of Chemistry by Careers 360 - 2018
  • JSPS Research Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Japan) - 2002
  • DAAD Fellowship under the Indo-German Academic Exchange Programme - 2005

Visiting Professorship
  • College of Chemistry-Faculty of Science, King Saud University - 2011-17
Visiting Scientist 
  • School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1983 - 1994

Research Students
  • Over One Hundred (100) students have completed their Doctoral Programmes under the guidance.
Leadership of Jamia Hamdard
In recent years the growth of Jamia Hamdard has been phenomenal, it is the top fifth private University to be recommended as the Institution of Eminence (IoE) by MHRD. The School of Pharmacy is ranked as the first ranking institution in the country by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020, as a University it is ranked 21st in the country.  Times Higher Education (THE) World subject rankings 2021 in Life Sciences and Clinical and Health is in 401-500 and 501-600 bands for Jamia Hamdard. In recent years a number of new courses and programmes have been initiated at the University in various disciplines. 
Keeping in view of the ‘Make in India’ and ‘Startup India’ initiatives by the Govt. of India Jamia Hamdard has started Skill Development and Entrepreneurship programmes in a big way and interestingly the University is collaborating with Wadhwani Foundation for the Masters in Entrepreneurship. To start the Online Courses at Jamia Hamdard an initiation was made last year, this become a very important aspect in the present scenario of the spread of pandemic globally. Efforts are in progress to develop the necessary infrastructure for starting the Online Courses at Jamia Hamdard in different programmes.
Establishment of NIPER, Hyderabad / NCRDBD
As a Project Director of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Hyderabad for about seven years (2009-16), has taken up several measures for the overall growth and improvement of this institute of national importance. Many new concepts have been introduced with respect to a large number of aspects, such as administrative, academics/examinations and research activities. New disciplines that could be important for this region including Ph.D Programmes as well as management courses in pharmaceutical sciences have been introduced. Significant inputs have been provided for the conceptualization and setting up of the National Centre for Research and Development in Bulk Drugs (NCRDBD). 
Establishment of Biotech Incubation Centre (BTIC) / Chemical Biology Facility
Played an important role in the conceptualization and establishment of Biotechnology Incubation Centre (BTIC) at the Biotech Park in the Genome Valley. This facility has attracted several entrepreneurs to setup their own biotech companies in and around Hyderabad. A Pre-BTIC facility has also been established at IICT. A Chemical Biology facility was also set up at IICT as a Suprainstitutional Project to facilitate the development of affordable new drugs particularly in the area of cancer.
Membership of Professional and Academic Bodies
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board “ChemMedChem” (Wiley) 
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board “RSC Med.Chem..” (RSC)
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board “J. Saudi Chem. Soc.” (Elsevier)
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board “Letters in Drug Design & Discovery.” (Bentham)
Institutional Memberships
  • Chairman, Recruitment and Assessment Board (RAB), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), New Delhi
  • Executive Committee Member, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad
  • Member, Expert Appriasal Committee (Industry), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, New Delhi 
  • Member, Unani Pharmacopoeia Committee (UPC), Ministry of Ayush, New Delhi
  • Board Member, Recruitment and Assessment Board (RAB), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Member, Research Council, Dr. Reddy’s Institute of Life Sciences, Hyderabad
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee of Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi
  • Board Member, Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council (LSSSDC), New Delhi
  • Member, Pharma Advisory Committee of Andhra Pradesh
  • Member, Task Force on Energy Biosciences, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology
  • Joint Secretary, Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI)
  • Member, Project Monitoring Committee of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), SIBRI Programme
  • Member, Institutional Bio-safety Committee (ISBC), Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
  • Member, Andhra Pradesh State Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) AP Life Sciences Panel

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