Acharya Nagarjuna University


Prof B.Kesava Rao
M.Sc., Ph.D.

Date of Birth 10-07-1958
Date of Joining 28-01-1991
Contact 0863-2293269 Extn: 195, 0866-2486705, ,
PhD Thesis
Title of Thesis University from which Ph.D. awarded Awarded Year
Novel Quinones from the root bark of Ventilago calyculata Tul(Rhamnaceae family) Nagarjuna University 1984
Areas of Research Interest
Organic Chemistry-Field of Natural Products, Isolation, Structural Determination, Biosynthesis, Antibiotics, Antitumer Agents and Antimutagenic agents, Synthesis and Activity of Antitumor Ferrocenes and Phenothiazines.
Academic Achievements
A comprehensive program of natural product acquisition bioscreening, bio-assay-directed isolation, spectroscopic and degradative means of structure determination, biotesting, molecular mode of action studies, analog production, via partial and total chemical synthesis and directed biosynthesis studies is underway. This includes the active collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Industries and overseas laboratories like, USA, UK, Japan, China, Hungary, and Korea. Specialized area: anticancer agents broadcasted several programmes in All India Radio, T.V, in Newspapers under science improvement programmes. M.Phil thesis submitted 2. Publications: International - 21 and National -7 and accepted for publication - 2
No. of Books Published and Edited 8
No. of research articles published/presented since the inception: 28

Research Students Information

Guided Successfully Submitted Presently Guiding
Ph.D (In Progress)
M.Phill 2 -

Journals For Details of PublicationsClick here

National Journals 07
International Journals 21


Conference National 54
Conference International 22
Research Collaboration
1. Professor Lestor A Mitscher distinguished Professor, School of Pharmacy, Dept of Medicinal Chemistry, Universities of Kansas, and Lawrence. 2. Prof. R. H. Thomson, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Aberdeen Scotland, 3. Prof. Noboru Motohashi, Dept of Medicinal Chemistry, Meiji College of Pharmacy, Tokyo, Japan. 4. Prof. Joseph Molnar & Prof. Rozalla Pztai} from Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Medical Microbiology, Szeged, Hungary. 5. Prof. Roger Meyer, USA. 6. Prof. Jahangir Emrani, USA. 7. Prof. Cyril Packanyi, USA. 8. Prof. Jean. Jacques Aaram from France 9. Prof. Masami Kawage, Josai University, Japan.

Major/Minor Research Projects Conducted

Title Date Funding Amount(in Lakhs) Project Summery
U.G.C Major Research Project entitled Rural Non-Farm Employment in Andhra Pradesh: A Study 1995 Click here