Dr Vasudev R Pai

Associate Professor

Date of Joining : 08.09.2011

Department of Pharmacognosy


    Vasudev R Pai teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in Pharmacognosy and Medicinal Plant Biotechnology.


    He also:

    • Applies and procures grants from government and private agencies.
    • Organises workshops and seminars.


Subject Semester / Year
Remedial Biology (Theory & Lab) First Semester BPharm
Pharmacognosy and Phytopharmaceuticals (Theory & Lab) Second Year PharmD
Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry- I (Theory & Lab) Fourth Semester BPharm
Phytochemistry First Semester MPharm
Medicinal Plant Biotechnology Second Semester MPharm
Indian System of Medicine Second Semester MPharm
Pharmacognosy practicals-I First Semester MPharm
Pharmacognosy (Theory and Lab) First Year DPharm


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
M Pharm Pharmacognosy KLE’S College of Pharmacy, Vidyanagar, Hubli, Karnataka Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore 2009
PhD Pharmacognosy Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, MAHE, MANIPAL 2020


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Pharmacognosy, MCOPS Manipal Assistant Professor Teaching and Research 2013
Department of Pharmacognosy, MCOPS Manipal Lecturer Teaching and Research 2011
Sarada Vilas College of Pharmacy, Krishnamurthypuram, Mysore Lecturer Taught Pharmacognosy subject for Diploma in Pharmacy and B Pharm student. 2009-2011
Department of Pharmacognosy, MCOPS Associate Professor Teaching & Research April 2023 - Till date


Area of Interest


Area of Expertise

Herbal Drugs

Area of Research

Pharmacological Screening and Evaluation of Potent Medicinal Plants, Standardisation of Crude Extracts, Phytochemical Screening of Medicinal Plants. Pharmacognostical evaluation, Development and Standardisation of Polyherbal Formulations.

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of KSPC (Karnataka State Pharmacy Council), 2003.
  • Life Member of ACPI (Association of Community Pharmacists of India), 2010.

In-vitro Alpha amylase inhibition action of isolated phytoconstituent in Zanthoxylum rhetsa (Roxb) Bark

2011-01-01 Rudraprabhu V Savadi Anant Bhandarkar

Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 2011. The study includes in vitro α-amylase inhibition action of isolated compound of Zanthoxylum rhetsa bark to evaluate hypoglycaemic effect and given the scientific evidence for the folklore uses of the medicinal plant.

History of Aspirin in Allopathy

2013-01-01 GK Sudhakar Venkatesh Kamath

International Journal of Innovative Research and Studies, 2013. This article includes the history behind Aspirin; how it came into existence as one of the important lead molecule and the various effects of aspirin.

An overview on current Strategies in Breast Cancer Therapy

2013-01-06 Cancer GK Sudhakar Dr Vasudev R Pai Aravinda Pai

Breast cancer is the most common forms of female cancers. External factors like obesity, late pregnancies or no pregnancies, use of tobacco and alcohol have increased the risk of cancer in women. Targeted therapy is new type of cancer treatment that uses drugs precisely and attaches cancer cells with minimum damage to normal cells. It is multimodality cancer treatment regimens that include chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. It has limited toxicity and target cancer cells which carry specific receptors (estrogen receptor). Third generation Aromatase Inhibitors (AIs) like Exemestane are emerging as potential therapeutic agents for breast cancer.

Therapeutic Approaches in the Management of Plantar Warts by Human Papillomaviruses: A review

2013-21-12 Platar warts GK Sudhakar Dr Vasudev R Pai Venkatesh Kamath B

Warts are generally small, painless growths on the skin caused by a virus called Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). HPV are DNA viruses of the papovavirus family, there are more than 120 types already described. They are also called as verrucas; there are different types of warts, which include common warts, genital warts and plantar warts. These warts are classified based on the area they are present. Plantar warts are usually seen on the soles of the feet causing severe pain while walking or running. This article describe about the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention methods for plantar warts.