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Department of Herbal Sciences

About The Department :

The Dravidian University started the Department of Herbal Science in the year 2008 with seven regular faculty positions to start two year M.Sc. course on Herbal Science. The Department was started with seven faculty positions including Professor-1, Associate Professors-2, Assistant Professors-4 with multidisciplinary background to conduct the advanced research on Herbal Science.

The main objective to start this Herbal Science department is to protect, preserve, promote and conserve the endemic and endanged important Dravidian Herbal heritage for future generations to represent the Dravidian culture, language and civilization and to cure the various dredful diseases such as cancer, ulcer, jaundice, diabetes, paralysis, T.B. etc

The Department started research programmes leading to M.Sc. students dissertations, M.Phil. and Ph.D. research degrees. At present 25 research scholars are doing research on various areas of medicinal and aromatic plants. The faculty members received eight research projects from various funding agencies such as UGC, DST etc. The Department also received UGC Non-SAP to strengthen the infrastructural facilities of the Department for promoting advanced research on herbal science. The department so for four national seminars were conducted. Research papers were published in highly reputed national and international journals.

The Department developed 10 acres of medicinal plants garden representing Dravidian culture, language and civilization. The department also having advanced research laboratories and good animal house facility for conducting advanced experiments on animals by using herbal formulations.

The School of Herbal Studies and Naturo Sciences started the following departments during the academic year 2013-2014 on self financing basis namely 1) Biotechnology 2) Biochemistry 3) Botany 4) Microbiology and 5) Zoology with a intake of 30 students each.

Faculty :


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Prof. C. Varadarajulu Naidu
M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Dean
Medicinal Plants Biotechnology, Phytomedicine  and Phytoremediation
challagundlav@yahoo.co.in
9949632093
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Dr. M. Mastan
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Clinical Biochemistry, Immunology & Cancer Biology
mastanmadhav@yahoo.com
9949274182
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Dr. Lokanatha Valluru
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor & Head I/c
Molecular Neuropharmacology ,
Cancer Biology & Animal Biotechnology 
lokanathav@yahoo.co.in
9652840923,9492640923
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Dr. B. Srinivas
M.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Plant Molecular Biology & Environmental Biotechnology
bathula_srinivas@yahoo.com
9849494558
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Dr. D. Sripriya
M.Sc., PGDPD, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Phytomedicine,  Plant Pathology & Microbial Biotechnology
sripriyayashok13@gmail.com
9000299691
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Dr. S. Rajeswara Reddy
M.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Biochemistry, Phytomedicine, Pre-clinical Biology & Diabetology
drrajeswarareddy@gmail.com
9490211727, 9491287521
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Programs Offered :

Name of the course Intake
B.Sc. (Botany, Biotechnology & Chemistry) 60
M.Sc. (Biotechnology) 30
M.Sc. (Botany) 30
M.Sc. (Zoology) 30
M.Sc. (Biochemistry) 30
M.Sc. (Microbiology) 30
M.Sc. (Herbal Science) 30
M.Phil.  
Ph.D.  

Research Projects :

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Prof. C. Varadarajulu Naidu

UGC Non-SAP

UGC

So far
20 lakhs released by UGC

Ongoing

Prof. C. Varadarajulu Naidu

Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Activities from Phyoto extracts of Naturally Growing, Tissue Cultured Plants and Callus Tissues of some important Medicinal Plants

UGC

11.25 lakhs

Completed

Dr. Lokanatha Valluru

Oxidant and antioxidant systems. Role & significance during NDV infection.

UGC

9.12 lakhs

Completed

Dr. B. Srinivas

Optimizing genetic transformation methods in some Medicinal Plants.

UGC

5.3  lakhs

Completed



Seminars and Workshops:
  1. The department was organized a National seminar on ‘Emerging Trends in Biotechnology : Challenges and Opportunities” held on 13th to 15th March, 2012.
  2. The department was organized a National seminar on ‘Influence of Medicinal Plants on Human Life” held on 19th to 20th August, 2011.
  3. The department was organized a National seminar on ‘Dravidian Herbal Heritage and Modern Clinical System” held on 1 to 4, August, 2008