Dr. K Sundara Saravanan

Assistant Professor

Dr. K. Sundara Saravanan is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Pharmacognosy at RUAS. In his overall 14 years of work experience, he has worked in the industry for 2 years and the remaining bulk in academia. 

He primarily teaches Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry, Herbal Drug Technology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Advanced Pharmacognosy, Indian Systems of Medicine, and Industrial Pharmacognostical Technology. He also advises PG students on their theses. Dr. Saravanan obtained his Ph.D. degree (2011−2017) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. 

He has presented a number of papers at international conferences and published several papers in national and international journals pertaining to pharmacognostical, phytochemical and pharmacological evaluation of herbal drugs. He has research interests on DNA fingerprinting studies, RAPD, and computational biology of natural products. He has also lent a hand in organizing various conferences/​workshops


  • Ph.D.

    Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Bengaluru, India

  • M.Pharm

    Madurai Medical College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

  • B.Pharm

    K M College of Pharmacy, Madurai, Tamil Nadu


Total Experience: 17.20 Years 

Research Interests :

  1. DNA fingerprinting studies.
  2. RAPD.
  3. Computational Biology.

Research Expertise :

  1. Pharmacognostic evaluation and Standardization of crude drugs.
  2. Phytochemical analysis.
  3. HPTLC analysis.
  4. Pharmacological screening.
  5. Herbal cosmetics.
  6. Nutraceuticals.

International Journal Papers: 08.

National Journal Papers: 07

  • Qualified GATE 2001
  • Mentored students for RUAS innovation challenge 2019 and won third prize

  • Tamil Nadu Pharmacy Council; APTI

    Life Member

  • Life Member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India

    Life Member