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Dr. RajaSekhar Reddy Alavala

Dr. RajaSekhar Reddy Alavala

Assistant Professor

Qualification              : PhD

Specialization             : Pharmaceutical Chemistry

E mail                         : alavala.rajasekharreddy@nmims.edu

Phone                         : 022-42332000 (Extn-2029) 

Experience                 : 12.9 (Academics – 9.9 years, Research – 3 years) 

Brief Bio: Dr. Rajasekhar Reddy Alavala, working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, SPPSPTM. Previously worked as an Associate Professor at K L College of Pharmacy, KLEF Deemed to be University, Guntur. He pursued B.Pharm. and M.Pharm. (Pharm. Chemistry) from Kakatiya University and received Doctorate degree from JNTU Hyderabad. He secured 96 percentile in GATE-PY 2009 conducted by IIT Kharagpur. He received several awards and also a recipient of DST fellowship. He has 11 years of academic and research experience. To his credit he has published 47 research and review articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals with highest impact of 6.321. He participated in more than 30 national and international conferences/seminars/symposia/ workshops/FDP’s and presented 18 research papers. Got trained from IIT Bombay for implementing ICT enabled modern teaching methodologies. He is an editorial board member of various scientific journals and acting as a scientific reviewer for peer-reviewed journals. He has guided 3 post graduate students and 10 graduate students for their projects. He has guided the students to present 25 paper presentations in various conferences/seminars, among them 9 papers got best presentation award from different Institutions including Acharya Nagarjuna University. Right now, he is supervisor for 5 Ph.D. research scholars. He was acted as Professor-incharge for Youth Red Cross and organized 15 social service activities in KLEF adopted villages. 

Interest areas:

  • Small molecule synthesis
  • Natural Product Research
  • Molecular modelling
  • Alzheimer’s Disease therapeutics
  • Anticancer drug research


  • Publications – 69 (International - 65, National - 4)
  • Books - Nil
  • Book Chapters - 2
  • Patents – 2 (Published – 2, Granted – 0)
  • Presentations- 19 (International - 07, National - 12)
  • Government funded projects – 01
    • Ongoing: Co-Principal Investigator - Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Hub in Guntur District (KLEF), Andhra Pradesh (DST/SEED/SCSP/STI/2021/699/G, INR. 2.59 Crores).
  • Industry projects
    • Completed: 01

Consultancy project on Synthesis of Curcumin-Metal complexes as possible antimicrobial agents, worth of Rs. 50,000 for MYBO Group, Visakhapatnam.

  • Ongoing: Nil
  • University funded project- Total – 01

Completed an internal funding project on Synthesis of Gentiobiose derived Amygdalin analogues for possible antiviral activity, Rs. 2 Lakhs seed money from KLEF Deemed to be University, Guntur, A.P. 

Conferences/Workshops/Seminars attended – 48; Organized - 05 

Academic activities

He has guided 03 no. of M.Pharm. Students for their research projects. Three (One Fulltime and Two Part-time) candidates are registered for Ph.D. under his supervision.  


  • Received Best Teacher Award for the academic year 2020-21 from K L E F (Deemed to be University), Guntur, A.P., India
  • Received Best Teacher Award for the academic year 2019-20 from K L E F (Deemed to be University), Guntur, A.P., India.
  • Quality Contributions as an Associate Professor (2018-2019), Internal Quality Assurance cell (IQAC), K L E F (Deemed to be University), Guntur
  • Senior Research Fellow (Dec 2011 – Nov 2014), in a Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi funded project (DST Number:SR/FT/CS-114/2010(G)).
  • Secured 94.58 percentile (Score 442) in GATE-2009 (National level entrance for admission into M. Pharmacy)
  • Received AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) Fellowship during M. Pharmacy

Professional Memberships

  • Registered Pharmacist, Andhra Pradesh State Pharmacy Council
  • Life Member, MYBO Group
  • Member, American Chemical Society (ACS) (31180167, Category-Community Member)
  • Member, National Science Teaching Association (ID Number - 2475920)
  • Life Member, World Economics Association

Recent Publications

  1. Sowmya Andole, Gouthami Thumma, Rajasekhar Reddy Alavala & Kiran Gangarapu, Field-based 3D-QSAR for tyrosine protein kinase JAK-2 inhibitors, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, 41, 12, 2023 https://doi.org/10.1080/07391102.2023.2226723. (Impact factor: 5.235)
  2. Michelyne Haroun, Santosh S Chobe, Rajasekhar Reddy Alavala et al, 1, 5-Benzothiazepine Derivatives: Green Synthesis, In Silico and In Vitro Evaluation as Anticancer Agents, Molecules, 2022, 27(12), 3757; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules27123757. (Impact factor: 4.927)
  3. Gorla U. S, Rao G. K, Kulandaivelu U, Alavala R. R, Panda S. P, Kolakota R. Neuroprotective Potentials of Cocculus hirsutus Leaf Extract Against 6,7-Epoxytropine Tropate-Induced Memory Impairment in Rats. Biomed Pharmacol J 2021;14(3). (Impact factor: 1.2)
  1. Umasankar Gorla, GSN Koteswara Rao, Kulandaivelu Umasankar, Alavala Rajasekhar Reddy, Panda Siva Prasad, Lead Finding from Selected Flavonoids with Antiviral (SARS-CoV-2) Potentials against COVID-19: An in-silico Evaluation, Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening, 2021; 24(6): 879-890. https://doi.org/10.2174/1386207323999200818162706 (Impact factor: 2.5).
  2. Rasool, Sahibzada Tasleem, Rajasekhar Reddy Alavala, Umasankar Kulandaivelu, and Nagaraja Sreeharsha. 2020. "Non-Invasive Delivery of Nano-Emulsified Sesame Oil-Extract of Turmeric Attenuates Lung Inflammation" Pharmaceutics, 2020, 12 (12), 1206. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics12121206. (Impact factor: 4.421).
  3. N. Raghavendra Babu, G.S.N. Koteswara Rao, Rajasekhar Reddy Alavala, and P.S. Lakshmi Soukya, Design, Synthesis, Molecular Docking Studies and Antitubercular Evaluation of Hexahydroquinolin-2-yl Benzamide Derivatives, Asian Journal of Chemistry; 33(8), 2021, 1923-1928.  https://doi.org/10.14233/ajchem.2021.23364  (Impact factor: 0.7)
  4. Rajesh Kumar Chawla, G.S.N. Koteswara Rao, Umasankar Kulandaivelu, Siva Prasad Panda and Rajasekhar Reddy Alavala, A Selective and Sensitive Method Development and Validation of 1,1-Dimethyl-3-HydroxyPyrrolidinium Bromide Impurity in Glycopyrrolate Oral Solution by Liquid Chromatography–Tandem Mass Spectroscopy, Journal of Chromatographic Science, 2021, 1–10, bmab003, https://doi.org/10.1093/chromsci/bmab003 (Impact factor:1.682).
  5. Sahibzada Tasleem Rasool, Rajasekhar Reddy Alavala, Umasankar Kulandaivelu and Nagaraja Sreeharsha, Non-Invasive Delivery of Nano-Emulsified Sesame Oil-Extract of Turmeric Attenuates Lung Inflammation, Pharmaceutics 2020, 12, 1206; https://doi:10.3390/pharmaceutics12121206 (Impact factor: 4.441).
  6. Guntupalli Chakravarthi, Rajasekhar Reddy Alavala, Maddi Ramayya, Assessment of Biological Activity and Comparison of UPLC and RP-HPLC Chromatographic Profiles of Clausena excavata Burm.F. Pharmacogn J. 2017; 9(1): 98-101. (Impact factor:1.6)
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