From the Principal’s desk

It is a great privilege and honour to be a part of this Institution as Principal, KJR College of Pharmacy which is affiliated to the World renowned education hub Andhra University.

I believe that the rigorousness of the contemporary world will require knowledgeable professionals who could withstand the dynamics of the fast-changing world. Therefore, the mission is to “Making a Difference in the Life of Every Student” is the Priority of my administration. My wish is to look forward to a deep engagement with Students, Industry, Faculty, and Community to promote the institution as the national leader in delivering value to its students and offering a transformative educational and life experience.

I believe that the faculty including principal are here to be the mentors and facilitators to help the students in all round progress. The parents are here to understand the strength and weaknesses of their wards and encourage them in choosing a study of their passion. The students are here to understand that the rules and regulations in the institution are put in a place to help them in achieving dreams.

There must be an aspired inspiration in faculty and students to serve the society and set standards to impact society and future generations. Need of a clear line of action to excel in academics, research initiatives through quality publications, strengthened industry – institute interactions and product development.

I offer my best wishes to all students, faculty and staff to grow and excel in this challenging and competitive world to gain Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound (SMART) goals.

Best Wishes

Prof. B. Ganga Rao

About Dr. Ganga Rao, Battu


1986B. Pharm.Andhra University, VISAKHAPATNAM-530 003, India.
1988M. Pharm.Andhra University, VISAKHAPATNAM-530 003, India.
1997Ph.D.Andhra University, VISAKHAPATNAM-530 003, India.
2001Ph.D.University of Strathclyde, GLASGOW, Scotland, UK.
2007Postdoctoral FellowSouthern Cross University, LISMORE, Australia.

Professional Skills

ComputationFamiliar with Windows 2010 &, MS Office Excel, Prism Pad Graph, Minitab, Pubmed, Medline, E-mail and Internet.
InstrumentationHPLC, UV Vis and IR Spectrophotometers, NMR Spectroscopy and other laboratory equipment.
Animal handlingGained a Home Office (UK) certificate in experimental animal handling.

Awards and competitive scholarships

DST Travel AwardTo attend and present a scientific poster in International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), Amsterdam, Netherlands held during 3 – 8th October 2012.
Best Teacher AwardA.P. State Best Teacher Award (2012) APSCHE
Endeavour Research AwardPostdoctoral Studies, Southern Cross University, Australia 2007
UGC International Travel AwardTo attend and present a scientific poster in FIP’s World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences held in Sydney, Australia during 4 – 9th September 2003.
FIP Travel AwardTo attend and present a scientific poster in Millennial World Congress of Pharmaceutical Sciences, San Francisco USA held bet during 16 – 20 April 2000.
Best poster AwardSelected by Celsus Inflammation Group Glasgow for a best poster award presented in Autumn Research Meeting held in Glasgow Royal Infirmary, UK 1999.
Higher Studies AbroadSecured a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from UK with a National Overseas Scholarship, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India
Ph.D. SRFUniversity Grants Commission, Government of India based on GATE qualification
M. Pharm. JRFUniversity Grants Commission, Government of India based on GATE qualification

Teaching experience

Oct 1988 – Jun 1990LecturerSCS College of Pharmacy (Gulbarga University), Harapanahalli-583 131, Karnataka India.
Mar1994 – Mar 2002Associate ProfessorDept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530 003, India.
April 2002 – Jan 2021ProfessorDept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530 003, India.

Administrative Experience

Jan 2020-Dec 2020RegistrarAdikavi Nannaya University, Rajamahendravaram
Jul 2016-Jun 2019ChairmanFaculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University
Jul 2013-Jun 2016PrincipalAU College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University
Jan 2011-Feb 2014ChairmanBoard of Studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University
Nov 2005-Apr 2010MemberExecutive Council of Andhra University
Nov 2005 -Apr 2010MemberAcademic Senate of Andhra University
Jul 2002-May 2005WardenAU Engineering Hostels

Other memberships

  • Member, Board of Studies, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai
  • Member, Board of Studies, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
  • Member, Inspection Committee, Pharmacy Council of India
  • Member, Inspection Committee, All India Council for Technical Education
  • Member, Ph.D. evaluation panel of various State Universities
  • Vice-President, Dalit Empowerment Cell, All India Christian Council
  • Honorary President, Progressive Organization for Rehabilitation, Training, Education and Research (PORTER)
  • AP State Coordinator, Indian Society of Pharmacognosy
  • AP State Executive Coordinator, International Society of Ethnopharmacology (Indian Chapter)

Learned Academic Memberships

  • Indian Society of Pharmacognosy (Life Member)
  • Indian Pharmaceutical Association (Life Member)
  • Association of Pharmacy Teachers of India (Life Member)
  • Indian Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine (Life Member)
  • Inflammation Research Association (Life Member)
  • British Pharmacological Society
  • International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
Peer Reviewed Publications14632114
Seminars / Conferences attended & Papers presented382117
Conferences / Workshops Conducted523
Books Published and Edited2

Ph. Ds Awarded40

M. Pharm Projected Awarded79

Projects Completed

UGC Major ResearchPrincipal InvestigatorRs. 6.021 Lakhs (2005-08)
AICTE RPS ProjectPrincipal InvestigatorRs. 9.000 Lakhs (2006-09
ICAR/NAIP World Bank ProjectConsortium Principal InvestigatorRs. 275.00 Lakhs (2008-12)

Google Scholar: Citations: 1248; h-Index: 19; 10-Index: 45