Dr. M. Vijaya Vara Prasad | Crescent Education
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Dr. M. Vijaya Vara Prasad

Designation : Prof. & Dean
Nature of Employment : Regular
Qualification : M.Pharm,Ph.D.
Phone : 044 22751347, 48, 50 Ext. 421(Office)
Email ID : deanpharmacy@crescent.education


Educational Qualification

Programme Discipline Year of Passing University
Ph.D. Pharmacy January 2002 The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai
M. Pharm. Pharmaceutical Analysis May 1990 Andhra University,Visakhapatnam
B. Pharm. Pharmacy April 1986 Andhra University,Visakhapatnam

Work Experience

Designation Institution Duration No. of Years
Professor and Dean Crescent School of Pharmacy, B.S. Abdur Rahaman Crescent Institute March 2017 to Till date
Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmacy, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, Al-Beida, Libya March 2014 to August 2016 2 Years 6 Months
Professor & Director MLR Institute of Pharmacy, Hyderabad February 2012 to August 2013 1 Year 6 Months
Professor & Principal Nova College of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Hyderabad May 2011 to February 2012 10 Months
Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmacy, Misurata University, Misurata, Libya October 2009 to July 2010 1 Year 8 Months
Professor & Principal C.M.R. College of Pharmacy, Hyderabad September 2006 to September 2009 3 Years
Professor & Principal Sree Vidyanikethan College of Pharmacy, Tirupathi August 2004 to August 2006 2 Years
Professor & Principal Dr. H. L. T. College of Pharmacy, Bangalore March 2002 to July 2004 2 Year 5 Months
Professor & HOD C.L. Baid Metha College of Pharmacy, Chennai October 2000 to February 2002 1 Year 5 Months
Professor & HOD Vinayaka Mission’s College of Pharmacy, Salem October 1995 to September 2000 5 Years
Asst. Professor & Vice – Principal C.L. Baid Metha College of Pharmacy, Chennai October 1988 to September 1995 7 Years

Lecture Courses

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Medicinal Chemistry)
  • Chemistry of Natural Products
  • Instrumental Methods of Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Research

Areas Of Research Interest

  • Pharmaceutical Analysis: Method Development and Validation.
  • Isolation of Natural compounds and Structural Elucidation
  • Phytochemical and Pharmacological studies


  • Narayanaswamy Harikrishnan, Vijaya Vara Prasad Medapati, Anas S. Mohamied, Kousalya Kaliyamurthy Prabhakar, Method development and aalidation for the assay of candesartancil exetil and hydrochloridethiazide in tablet dosage form by RP-HPLC, Int. J. Re. Pharm. Sci., 7(1), 75- 81, 2016
  • R. Radha*, M.V.V. Prasad, A. Lakshmi Devi, R. Bhanu Murthy, M. Ravi Kumar, B. Sitaram and D. Ranganayakulu, In-vitro antioxidant activity of Cassia auriculata Leaves, International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences, Vol. 2 (2) Apr-Jun 2013, p. 597-602.
  • Faizul Azam, M.V.V. Prasad, Neelveni Thangavel, Targeting Oxidative Stress Component in the Therpeutics of Epilepsy, Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, 2012, Vol. 12, No.9.
  • Sharadha Srikanth*, V Sandeep Kumar, R Shireesh Kiran, MVV Prasad and G Krishna Mohan, Microwave assisted extraction of calcium sennosides from senna leaflets, Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, Vol. 2, Issue 2 Page No. 137, April – June 2011.
  • Shireesh Kiran R., Chandra Shekar B., Nagendra Babu B., Swetha G., Nagamani D., Prasad M.V.V., Design and characterization of Sustain Release Intragastric Hydrodynamic Balanced Tablets of proprarnolol Hydrochloride, Int. J. Novel Drug Delivery Tech., 2011, Issue 112, 12-22.
  • R. Radha*, M.V.V. Prasad, K. Jhansi Reddy, R. Siva Prasad Reddy, P. Navven Kumar, D. Ranganayakulu, Evaluation of Cassia auriculata Leaves for Anti-ulcer Activity in Experimental Rats, Journal of Advances in Drug Research, Vol. 1, Issue 2, June 2011, 19-25
  • Faizul Azam, Medapati Vijaya Vara Prasad, Neelveni Thangavel, Structure-based design, synthesis, and molecular modeling studies of 1-(benzo[d]thiazol-2-yl)-3-(substituted aryl)urea derivatives as novel anti-Parkinsonian agents, Medicinal Chemistry Journal, DOI 10.1007/s00044-011-9786-y (2011)
  • Faizul Azam, Medapati Vijaya Vara Prasad, Neelveni Thangavel, Hamed Ismail Ali, Molecular docking studies of 1-(substituted phenyl)-3-(naphtha [1, 2-d] thiazol-2-yl) urea/thiourea derivatives with human adenosine A2A receptor, Bioinformation 6(9): 330-334 (2011)
  • Shireesh Kiran R.*, Chandra Shekar B., Nagendra Babu B, M.V.V. Prasad, Design and characterization of sustain release effervescent floating tablets of atenolol, Journal of Pharmacy Research, Vol. 4, Issue 6, June 2011
  • R. Shireesh kiran*, B. Chandra Shekar, P. Vishnu, M.V.V. Prasad, Ungual Drug Delivery System of Ketoconazole Nail Lacquer, International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics, Vol.2, Issue 4, 2010
  • Shireesh Kiran K., Nagamani D*, Suria PK and Prasad MVV, Design and Evaluation of Matrix Type Transdermal Delivery System of Aceclophenac, International Journal of Contemporary research and Review, Ocober 2010, vol.01(5).
  • R. Shireesh Kiran*, B. Chandra Shekar, sarada srikanth, B. Nagendra Babu, M.V.V. Prasad, FORMULATION AND DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATIONOF MOUTH DISSOLVE TABLETS OF GLIPIZIDE, International Jounal of Pharmacy & Technology, Sept. 2010, vol. 2(3), 762 – 770.
  • Medapati Vijaya Vara Prasad, Kadike Bal Krishna, Ethirajan Sukumar and Amarendra Patra, Gangetial a new pterocarpan from the roots of Desmodium gangeticum, Journal of Indian Chemical Society, 2009, Vol. 86, 654-656.
  • Muralidhara Rao Dowlathabad, G.Saptha Jyothi, Rama Mohan Reddy T., Prasad M.V.V., K. Subramanyam, Larvicidal activity of essential oils from Indian medicinal plants against Aedes aegypti L., Journal of Pharmacy Research 2009, 2(4),762-764.
  • N. Anbalagan, Mallika M, Sara Kuruvilla, M.V.V. Prasad*, A. Patra and K. Balakrishna, Anti-oxidant and Hepatoprotective Activities of Alcoholic Extract of Terminalia arjuna, Natural Product Sciences, 2007, Vol.13, No.2 and pp.105 – 109
  • Krishna Murthy*, T.V. Narayana, M.V.V. Prasad, Jaiprakash and R.V. Karadi, Uterine tonic activity of Siddha Kayakarpam Amuri in rats Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 2007, Vol. 6(2), pp. 315- 318
  • M.V.V. Prasad*, K. Balakrishna and M. William Carey, Effect of alcoholic extract of Bark of Terninalia arjuna (Roxb. Ex. DC.) on Mast Cell Degranution, Asian Journal of Chemistry, 2007, Vol. 19( 2), p. 1597 – 1598
  • M.V.V. Prasad*, K. Balakrishna and M. William Carey, Hepatoprotective Activity of Roots of Desmodium gangeticum (Linn.) DC. Asian Journal Chemistry, 2005, Vol. 17(4) 2847 – 2849.
  • N. Venkata Rao, M.V.V. Prasad* and Y. Prasanna Raju, Hepatoprotective Activity of Coccinia grandis (Linn.) Fruit Extracts on Carbontetrachloride Induced Liver Damage in Rats, Asian Journal Chemistry, 2005, Vol. 17(3), 1780 – 1784.
  • Ashok Kumar D*. and Prasad M.V.V., Antimicrobial activity of Triphalachurnam, Aryavaidyan 2004 – 2005, Vol. 18(2), p. 109 – 111.
  • M.V.V. Prasad*, N. Anbalagan, A. Patra, G. Veluchamy and K. Balakrishna, Antiallergic and Anti – asthmatic Activities of the alcoholic extract of Terminalia arjuna and Arjunolic acid, Natural Product Sciences, 2004, Vol. 10(5) p. 240 – 243
  • Prasad M.V.V.*, Nagaraju R. and Narayana T.V., Spectrophotometric Determination of Cefedroxil in Dosage Forms, Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2004, Vol. 66( 3) Page : 341-342
  • M.V.V. Prasad*, Phytochemical and Pharmacological Studies on Desmodium gangeticum and Terminalia arjuna Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 2003, Vol. 37(03).
  • Prasad M.V.V., Dermott J.M. and Dhanasekharan N.*, Activation of Jun Kinase /Stress – activated Protein Kinase by GTPase-deficient Mutants of G12 and G13. J. Biol. Chem.,1995, 270, 18655 – 18659.

International Conferences / Seminars / Workshops Organized/Conducted

  • Convener, DST Sponsored Seminar on CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN PHARMACY PROFESSION, CM.R. College of Pharmacy, Hyderabad – 501 401, August 2008
  • Coordinator, AICTE sponsored Staff Development Programme on CHALLENGES IN DRUG DISCOVERY AND DRUG DELIVERY RESEARCH, CMR College of Pharmacy, Hyderabad, 21st November to 04th December 2008.
  • Convener, AICTE Sponsored Seminar on BULK DRUG INDUSTRY – OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN INDIA, C.M.R. College of Pharmacy, Hyderabad – 501 401, July 2007
  • Convener, AICTE Sponsored Workshop on Environment and Pollution Awareness, Dr. H.L.T. College of Pharmacy, Channapatna, Bangalore (Rural), June 2004.
  • Secretary, Local Organizing Committee for the 4th ANNUAL INDO-AMERICAN PHARMACEUTICAL REGULATORY SYMPOSIUM Organized at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad in association with Northeastern University, Boston, USA.
  • Secretary, Local Organizing Committee for the “INDO-US PHRMA SYMPOSIUM” Organized at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad in association with the University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA-USA
  • Convener (Scientific Sessions), International Convention of Pharmaceutical Educators, Bangalore, March 2002

Resource Person

  • Evaluator, Poster presentations, 4th Student’s Convention, IPA Educational Division, Warangal, February, 2012
  • Chairperson, Poster Session, Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Bangalore, 16-18th December, 2011
    Chairperson, Poster Session for the 63rd INDIAN PHARMACEUTICAL CONGRESS held during 16th to 18th December 2011 at Bengaluru
  • Resource Person for the UGC Refresher course on Advances in Pharmaceutical Education and Research organized by Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology, Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalayam(University for Women) Tirupati, February 2007
  • Chairperson, AICTE Sponsored National Seminar on Role of Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery and Drug action, Organized by Bapatla College of Pharmacy, Bapatla, November 2007.
  • Resource Person for “The Recent Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences”, a Short Term Training Program for Pharmacy Teachers, Sponsored by ISTE & AICTE at SGPR Govt. Polytechnic, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, November 2004.
  • Resource Person for “Training Programme for the Working Pharmacists” organized by the Chemist’s and Druggist’s Association, Salem District, October, 1997.

National Conferences / Seminars / Workshops attended

  • National Seminar on International Property Rights organized by APTI, AP State Branch and Deccan School of Pharmacy, Hyderabad, February 2008
  • “Art of Scientific Paper Writing” Organized by APTI, Andhra Pradesh State Branch, Hyderabad, February 2007
  • AICTE Sponsored National Level Seminar on BULK DRUG INDUSTRY – OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN INDIA, Hyderabad, July 2007
  • AICTE Sponsored National Level Seminar on Role of Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery and Drug action,
  • Organized by Bapatla College of Pharmacy, Bapatla, November 2007
  • 57th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Varanasi, December, 2007
  • 58th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Mumbai, December 2006
  • National Level Technical Symposium, BRAVURA ‘ 06 organized by Audi Shankara College of Engineering, Gudur, December, 2006
  • UGC sponsored National Seminar on Cutting Edge Technologies in Pharmaceutical Sciences And Research, Organized by Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology, Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalayam (University for Women)Tirupati, March 2005
  • 10th Annual National Convention of APTI, Nagpur, August 2005
  • 57th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Hyderabad, December, 2005
  • International Convention of APTI, Visakhapatnam, November 2004
  • 56th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Kolkatta, 2004
  • 55th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Chennai, December 2003
  • 54th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Pune, December 2002
  • 53rd Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, New Delhi, December 2001
  • International Ayurveda Congress, AYURVEDA – 2000, Chennai
  • 4th Annual National Convention of APTI, Coimbatore, October 1999
  • 50th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Bombay, December 1998
  • Zonal Workshop on Implementation of ER – 91organized by the Pharmacy Council of India at Dr. MGR
  • Medical University, Madras, January 1995
  • IGPA National Convention, Madras, October 1992
  • Workshop on Orientation of Pharmacy Teachers of Tamil Nadu to Dr. M.G.R. Medical University
  • Pharmacy Curricula, Ooty, November 1989.


  • Guided more than 10 projects for M. Pharm. students
  • Guided 03 candidates for their Ph.D. programme
  • Guiding 05 candidates for their Ph.D. programme
  • Referee for Ph.D. Theses Evaluation for many Universities
  • Awards received

Eminent Citizen of India

  • Outstanding Educationalist Award
  • Rashtriya Gaurav Award
  • Talented Scientist Award