1. Vice-Chancellor of an Indian State University
  2. Vice-Chancellor of the Medical (Health) University
  3. Chairman of the Regional Committee of AICTE(SRC)1998-2000
  4. Chairman of the Recruitment Board of RAC for DRDO Laboratories,  Ministry of Defence, Government of India, 2006-07
  5. Recipient of all SIX National Awards given at Indian Pharmaceutical  Congress (IPC).
  6. Chairman of NAAC/NBA Peer Team
  7. Honorary Colonel Commandant, NCC, Ministry of Defence, Govt of  India
  8. Hon. Fellow of Indian Society of Technical Education.  (I S T E)

The only Pharmacist in India to hold.  Five National Positions simultaneously, namely

(1) President, Pharmacy Council of India,

(2) National President, Indian Pharmaceutical Association,

(3) Chairman, All India Board of Pharmacy of AICTE, 

(4) Executive Committee Member, AICTE. &

(5) Vice – Chancellor of a State University

  • Served as Vice-Chancellor (FAC), Nagarjuna University, Guntur, A.P.
  • Member, National Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) of the Division of Basic Medical Sciences (BMS), Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR)
  • Served as Member, Drugs Technical Advisory Board, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India (1996-2003)
  • Member, Standing Advisory Committee for QIP of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) 1998-2003.
  • Former Member, National Board of Accreditation (NBA) of AICTE, 1998-2003
  • Member, National Consultative Committee, Indian Pharmacopeia Commission, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India, 2011-14.
  • President, Indian Society of Pharmacognosy (2002-2011).
  • Leader of Indian Delegation of Pharmacists, to 18th Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Association (FAPA) at Sydney, Australia, 2000 and International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Conference at Bangkok, 2001.
  • Served as  Chairman/ Member of UGC Committee for Deemed Universities (Including Medical and Health Sciences)
  • Member, Advisory Committee of UGCSAP for 3 universities.
  • Served as CHAIRMAN / Member PEER TEAM NAAC, UGC for more than 60 Universities/Colleges.
  • National Adviser for Society of Pharmacognosy from 2012 onwards.
  • Served as the Chairperson NBA/AICTE Peer Teams and as Member UGC Plan Grant Committees.
  • Member, EXPERT COMMITTEE for Herbal / Ayurveda jointly constituted by ICMR, Dept of Defence R & D & DRDO.
  • Served as Chairman / Member Search Committee for appointment of Vice-Chancellors of Deemed and State Universities.
  • Served as a Member, UGC Standing Committee for Projection of Indian Higher Education abroad (PIHEAD) 2006, Review and Plan Grant Committees.
  • Distinguished Invitee of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi from (2003-2009).
  • Former Member, National GATE- Committee of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
  • Served as Member, two High Power Committees of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
  • Served on Personality Board Interviews for senior positions of Union Public Service Commission.
  • Served as Member, Selection Committee for the post of Directors, NIPER (National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research).
  • Served as Chairman / Member of Planning and Monitoring Board of JSS University, Nirma University, KLE University.
  • Member, Board of Management of Kalasalingam University, Tamil Nadu.
  • Served as Coordinator for EDUCON – (Educational Conference of Vice-Chancellors) held annually by Sakaal Media Group, Pune.


  • Eminent Pharmacist National Award, of Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), at Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, 2004.
  • Prof. M.L. Schroff National Award of Indian Hospital Pharmacists Association (IHPA), at Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, 1999.
  • Prof.G.P.Srivastava Memorial National Award of Association of
  • Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI), at Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, 1994.
  • Shri B.V. Patel Memorial National Award of B. V. Patel Trust, Ahmedabad, at Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, 1997.
  • Prof. M. L. Khorana Memorial National Award of Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), at Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, 2003.
  • Shri.K.C.Chaterjee Memorial National Award of Indian Pharmacy Graduates Association (IPGA), at Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, 2013.


  • Life Time Achievement Award of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI), 2009.
  • Life Time Achievement Award of International Society of Ethnopharmacology (Indian Chapter), 2015.
  • Life Time Achievement Award of Indian Society of Pharmacognosy, 2012.
  • Life Time Achievement Award of Indian Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and Technologists (IAPSAT), 2010.
  • Life-Time Achievement Award at OMICS Group organized International Conference on Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry & Natural Products, Hyderabad, 2013
  • Acharya P.C. Ray National Award, for outstanding contribution to Pharmacy, 2006.
  • National Herbal Academy Award, 1993.
  • Indira Priyadarshini National Award, 2001.
  • Dr. K. M. Parikh Memorial National Award of IASTAM International India Chapter, 2005.
  • Meritorious Teacher Award and Certificate of State Award of Government of Andhra Pradesh, 1984.
  • Prof. G.P Srivastava National Memorial Lecture Award of APTI, Hyderabad, 2010.
  • Panjab University Pharmaceutical Sciences, ORATION AWARD, 2015.
  • Award of UP Technology University, Lucknow, 2006, for contribution to Pharmacy profession.
  • Platinum Jubilee State Bank of Hyderabad Award 2003, for distinguished services in Education.
  • National Lecturer of University Grants Commission (UGC) 1984-85.
  • Indian Drug Manufacturers Association Research Award (Twice), 1982 & 1992.
  • Sivananda Eminent Citizen Award of Sanatan Dharma, Charitable Trust Visakhapatnam, 2007.
  • Gold Medal of CIPPARA (Central India Pharmaceutical Promotion and Research Association) Nagpur, 2006.
  • I.E.S National Teachers Excellence Award, Bhopal, 2011.
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award and Life Time Achievement Award of Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Saugar, 2006.
  • Founder Member, WHO-FIP Forum of Pharmacists for South East Asian Countries.
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellowship     (1977-78)
  • Visiting Scientific Fellowship (DAAD), Germany,1986
  • National Fellow of Indian Pharmaceutical Association.
  • Fellow of National Herbal Academy.
  • National Fellow of Indian Society of Technical Education.
  • Fellow of A.P. Akademi of Sciences, Hyderabad.
  • National Associateship of U.G.C., 1978
  • Shikshak Bhushan Award of Shikshak Vikash Parishad, Goa, 2007.
  • Distinguished service Award of Heart Care Foundation of India, 2000.
  • Life Member of the Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (SPER), Gwalior.
  • Biographic Sketch in three International Publications.
  • Active Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1995.


  • Served as Member, Project Monitoring Committee, National Biotechnology Incubation Center, Hyderabad.
  • Served on Task Force of Department of Biotechnology (DBT) for Medicinal Plants, Government of India.
  • Served as Member, Chief Minister’s Task Force (A.P) for Establishment of High-Tech World Class Industrial Estates and Draft Pharmaceuticals Policy.
  • Former Vice President, APTI (Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India) 1981-86.
  • Served as Corporate Adviser to a Pharmaceutical Company and Honorary Adviser to Deemed Universities and Corporate Hospital.
  • Served as Expert for UPSC, UGC, AICTE, PCI, DBT, DST, CSIR, IDMA, ICAR, ISTE, ICMR and Public Service Commission’s of three States.
  • Served as Member of QRT Committee of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Government of India.
  • Served as Member National Advisory Committee, PHARMEXCIL (Pharma Export Promotion Council).
  • Board of Management / Planning and Monitoring Board / Academic Council / Senate member of seven Central, State and Deemed universities.
  • Delivered Eight Convocation Addresses of the Universities / Health Institutions.
  • Chairman, Fee Fixation Committee of Pharmacy Council of India.
  • Special Invitee on Central Executive Council of Indian Pharmaceutical Association, 2016-18
  • Member of Committee for preparation of Action Plan on the Report of Parliamentary Standard Committee on HRD regarding functioning of AICTE, 2009.
  • Member, AICTE committee for conduct of reliable survey on Manpower Information in Technical Education System, 2009.
  • Nominated by UGC on Advisory Committee for SAP (CAS-I) of Dept. of Pharmaceutical Technology , Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • Member of the Committee constituted to consider fixing norms and guidelines for charging tution fee under Section 10(j) of AICTE Act, 1987.
  • Member, Selection Committee for Short-Term Training Programmes of Indian Society for Technical Education, 2007.
  • Invited by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India for meeting on Technical Education with State Education Secretaries at Delhi, November, 2001.
  • Member, High Power Committee of AICTE to review schemes of AICTE / Introduction of new schemes and matters related to Faculty Development in technical education in the country.
  • Member Review Committee of UGC for college with potential for excellent at Patna, 2006.
  • Invited by Raman Magsaysay Award Foundation to be NOMINATOR for MAGSAYSAY AWARD, 2009.
  • Member, Advisory Board of Faculty Development for Management and Technology at AICTE, 2009.
  • Member, Committee for core competence, revamping infrastructure and organizational restructuring of AICTE.
  • Nominated twice as Member of Executive Council/Syndicate of Kakatiya University and on Board of Governors of Regional Engineering College / NIT, Warangal.
  • Completed two terms as Dean of Faculty and Principal University College of Pharm. Sciences, Kakatiya University, Warangal,A.P
  • Member, Advisory Committee of Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University, Gujarat.
  • Member Expert Committee for Preparation of Manual for Health Sciences, NAAC, Bangalore.
  • Invited by Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford for participation in Oxford-India Day in June, 2011.
  • Member Steering/Advisory and Moderation Committee of Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC), 2003-04.
  • Member, Standing Committee on Academic Affairs, Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh, 2003-04.
  • Invited as SPEAKER at National Seminar on Recommendations of National Knowledge Commission organized by Vidyarthi Seva Samithi, Hyderabad, March, 2008.


“Austria, Australia (twice), Abu-Dhabi (thrice), Belgium, China, Cambodia, Denmark, Dubai (thrice), England (thrice), France (twice), Germany (twice),   Hong Kong (twice), Italy, Jordan, Maldives, Malaysia (7 times), Muscat, Netherlands, Nepal, San Marino, Switzerland, Singapore (5 times),  Sri Lanka (twice), South Korea, Sharjah, South Africa (twice), Taiwan, Thailand (5 times), Turkey, United States of America (6 times), Vietnam.”


  • Guided 17 students for Ph.D programme and 40 students for PG in Pharmacy.
  • Authored Seven Books in Pharmacognosy / Pharmacy. One book is in 50th Edition. Around three lakhs copies have been sold so far.
  • Examined, so far, 70 Ph.D. theses of 18 universities in Faculties of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology
  • Published about 115 research papers in reputed National and International Journals.
  • Chaired 20 Scientific sessions at International Conferences and around 50 National Meetings. Delivered Seven Convocation / Graduation Day Addresses, Four Commemoration Lectures and 40 Inaugural and     Key-note addresses.
  • Lead speaker for the conference of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry held on 14-15, September, 2007 at Chandigarh.
  • Presented 50 research papers at International Conferences and about 120 papers at National Meetings. Regularly presented papers at Association of South Asian Institutes of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) from 2007 to 2011.
  • Keynote speaker for National IPR Seminar organized by Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Allahabad, 2003.
  • Member, Standing Committee of AICTE for Development of Integrated Campus with Multi-Discipline Imparting Technical Institutions, 2009.
  • REFEREE for prestigious research awards of Indian Council of Medical Research, (ICMR).
  • Invited as SPEAKER at Asia-Pacific Quality Network Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education organized by NAAC, Bangalore in 2011.
  • Invited as CHIEF GUEST by Indian Pharmaceutical Forum, Abu Dhabi for Pharmacy Week Celebrations, 1999.
  • Member, Assessment / Review Committee of UGC for Special Assistance to Dept. of Pharmacy, Punjab University, Chandigarh.
  • Scientific Referee for 5 National and 2 International Journals.
  • Member of 2 International and 5 National Associations.
  • Participated as a Member in Meetings of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; sub-committee meetings of Planning Commission of India; Ministry of Human Resource Development; RAC, Ministry of Defence; and Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India.
  • Member, International Advisory Board for 8th, 9th and 10th International Symposium organized by Pharmaceutical Education, Research and Development (PERD) Centre, Ahmedabad.