Faculty Name: Dr. GEETHA KM
Designation : Professor
Experience in Years: 22
Area of Interest: Phytochemical and Pharmacological screening of medicinal plants for various biological activities.
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Dr. Geetha K.M, Professor and HOD of Pharmacology, holds a Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Sciences from JNTU, Hyderabad, with specialization in Phytochemical and Pharmacological screening of Indian medicinal plants. She has 23 years of teaching and 14 years of research experience. She has 39 international/ national publications to her credit and has presented papers at various international/national conferences. She received grants from RGUHS, DST and ICMR for conduct of National level conferences/seminars and from VGST and RGUHS for research projects.

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  1. Anti-inflammatory and ulcerogenic activity of some new N-substituted anthranilic acid derivatives, V Murugan, KC Makwana, K Elango, KM Geetha and Kalpana Divekar, Oriental Journal of Chemistry, 22(3), 2006, 659-662
  2. Evaluation of Nootropic Potential of Herbal Extract in Stressed Rats, KM Geetha, SRB Priyadarshini and V Murugan, Asian Journal of Chemistry, 20,(6), 2008, 4269-4272.
  3. Synthesis and Antioxidant Activity of S-[bis-2-(Chloroethyl)-amino]-4-substituted-6-phenyl Pyrimidine-2-yl-ethanethioate derivatives with Nitrogen Mustards, V Murugan, KM Geetha, MS Sandhyavali and S Badami, Asian Journal of Chemistry 20, (7) 2008, 5166-5170.
  4. Antistress activity of a Herbal Extract, KM Geetha and V Murugan, Acta Hort. 786, ISHS 2008, 99-103.
  5. Synthesis and Biological evaluation of some 2-(N-Substituted Hydrazino)-N-[4-(5- methyl benzoxazol-2-yl)-Phenyl]-acetamide, Shelly Thomas, Geetha.KM and V Murugan, Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry, 2(4), 2009, 457-460.
  6. Synthesis, of 3-[3(2-substituted aryl)-1,3-Thiazolidine-5-one] Thiazolylnaphtha-2H-1-Pyran-2-one as possible antihyperglycemic agents, V Murugan, Amerendra Singh, M Ramasamy and Geetha.KM, International J. ChemTech Research, 2 (3), 2010, 1803-1807.
  7. Synthesis of some 1-[Bis-N, N-(2-Chloroethyl) Aminoacetyl]-3,5-Disubstituted-1,2-Pyrazolines as Possible Alkylating Anticancer Agents, V Murugan, S Revathi, K Sumathi, Geetha.KM and Kalpana Divekar, Asian J. of Research Chem. 3(2), 2010, 496-499.
  8. Antioxidant and Gastroprotective activities of Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Ait.) Hassk. Geetha KM, Sridhar C and Murugan V. Int J PharmTech Res 2(1): 2010; 283-291
  9. Antioxidant and Antiulcer Potential of Mallotus philippensis (Lam.) Mull-Arg leaf extractives. Geetha KM, Sridhar C, Mohit kumar and Murugan V. J Pharm Chem 4(3): 2010; 98-102
  10. Antioxidant and Healing effect of aqueous alcoholic extractives of Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Ait.) Hassk on Chronic Gastric Ulcers in rats. Geetha KM, Sridhar C and Murugan V. J Pharm Res 3(12): 2010; 2860-2862
  11. Antiepileptic activity of aerial parts of Viscum articulatum (Viscaceae) in rats. K.M. Geetha, P.V.V.S. Bhaskara Gopal and V. Murugan. Journal of Pharmacy research, 2010, 3(12), 2886-2887
  12. Synthesis and biological activities of N-[(2´-Substituted phenyl)-1´, 3´-thiazol- 5-one]-naphtho[2,1-b] carboxamidea derivatives.V Murugan, Manisha, Vishal, Ashwini, Geetha KM. Der Pharma Chemica, 3(4):509-516, 2011
  13. Effect of Mallotus Philippensis Muell.-Arg leaves against hepatotoxicity of Carbon tetrachloride in rats. Ramakrishna S, Geetha KM, Bhaskar Gopal PVVS, International Journal of Pharma Sciences and Research (IJPSR), 2(2), 2011, 74-83
  14. Hepatoprotective activity of methanolic extractives of Mallotus philippensis (Lam.) muell.-arg in rats, KM Geetha, S Ramakrishna, C Sridhar and V Murugan. Asian J Chem 23(4): 2011; 1577-1580
  15. Hepatoprotective Activity Of aqueous Alcoholic Extract (70%) Of Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Aiton) Hassk against Antitubercular Drugs Induced Hepatic Damage. Geetha KM, Vinaykumar Patil and Murugan V. Int.J Green Pharmacy., 2012, 6(4), 294-298
  16. Anticonvulsant Activity Of the methanolic extract Of whole Plant Of Zornia diphylla (Linn) Pers. Geetha KM, Bhavya Shilpa, Murugan V. Journal of Pharmacy Research, 2012, 5(7), 3670-3672.
  17. Influence of Itraconazole on the antidiabetic effect of sulfonylureas in alloxan induced diabetic rats. Geetha KM, Sireesha K, Murugan V. Journal of Pharmacy Research, 2012, 5(7), 3889-3891.
  18. Synthesis of 3-2´(N-Bischloroethylaminoacetyl-Benzyl-2-Phenyl)-Benzisoxazole Derivatives as Possible Alkylating Anticancer Agents Murugan Vedi gounder, Ashwini A. Kulkarni, Geetha KM, Manisha S, Vishal S. Inventi journal of Med.Chem
  19. Synthesis of 2-(2”-aryl-tetrazole)-5-cyano-6-hydroxy-4-substituted Aryl pyrimidines as potent Analgesics and Antimicrobial Agents. V.Murugan, S.K.Shivamurthy, KM.Geetha, Brahmani Priyadarshini, BN Naveen and HM Arun Patel. Inventi journal of Med.Chem 2012, 3, 149-153.
  20. Incidence of Adverse Drug reaction at a private hospital in Bangalore- A prospective study. Ganesh K, Geetha K.M, Vithya T. IJPI‘s Journal of Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy, 2012, 2(10), 27-33
  21. Antioxidant potential of Viscum articulatum Burm. Chronicles of young scientists. Geetha KM., Bindu V., Murugan V. 2013, 4(1). 32-35
  22. Synthesis of 3-[Bis (2'-Chloro Ethyl) Amino Acetyl] -2-Substituted Aryl Chromone- 4-One Derivatives as Possible Alkylating Anticancer agents, Dayananda Sagar International journal., Murugan V, Geetha KM, Arun Patel. 2013, 1(1), 7-13
  23. Evaluation of anti-arthritic potential of NONI extract in experimental rats, Geetha KM, Rashmi H, Pavan Kumar, World Journal of pharmaceutical sciences 2015, 3(2), 299-304
  24. Evaluation of neuropharmacological properties of a polyherbal extract, Nandish C, Geetha KM, Murugan V, World Journal of Pharmaceutical sciences, 2015, 3(9), 1905-1911
  25. Monitoring of adverse drug reactions in chronic myeloid leukemia (cml) patients treated with imatinib at a tertiary care hospital, Tanmaya S, Geetha KM, Indoamerican journal of Pharmaceutical research, 2016, 6(08), 6491-6503
  26. Assessment of nutritional status of the Government primary school children in A slum area of Bengaluru, Karnataka, Chetan Kumar P, Sowmya Reddy, Geetha KM, American Journal of PharmTech research, 2016, 6(3), 184-189
  27. A prospective study of Gastric bleeding and drug interactions associated with Anticoagulant therapy at Cardiology department of a tertiary care hospital, Fareshteh Jaferi, Prabej Pandit, Geetha KM, Susheela Rani, Indoamerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2017, 4(11), 3991-3998.
  28. Interaction between Antihypertensive drugs and other classes of drugs in cardiac Patients, Fareshteh Jaferi and Geetha KM, World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical sciences, 2018,7(1),1159-1168
  29. Antiepileptic activity of Viscum articulatum Burm and its isolated bioactive compound in experimentally induced convulsions in rats and mice, Geetha KM, Murugan V, Pavan Kumar and B.Wilson, European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2018,5(3),311-318.
  30. Formulation of albumin nanoparticles containing an anticancer drug oxaliplatin, Barnabas Wilson, Brahmani Priyadarshini S. R, Geetha K. M., Murugan V. Wilson B, European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2018,5(3), 669-671.
  31. Antiinflammatory activity of Syzygium cerasoideum leaf extract by carrageenan induced paw oedema in albino rats. Shaik Sadik, Geetha KM Sridharmurthy and Vasia., World journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2018, 7(8), 503-510.
  32. Acute oral toxicity evaluation of extracts of Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides in Wister albino Rats as per OECD 425 TG, Iswar Hazarika, Geetha KM, Sivakami Sundari, Divya Madhu Toxicology Reports., 2019, 6, 321-328.
  33. Invivo antioxidant and antihyperlipedemic activity of Syzygium ceresoideum extracts in rats, Shaik Sadik, Geetha KM., International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and research, 2019, 10 (6): 3062-3072.
  34. Preliminary phytochemical investigations and antiepileptic activity of Trema orientalis (linn.) Extracts, Geetha KM*, Vishnnupriya K, Fareshteh Jaferi, Murugan V. International journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research, 10 (8) 2019.
  35. Contemporary updates on the Physiology of Glucagon like Peptide-1and its agonist to treat Type 2 Diabetes mellitus. Anju Das, Geetha KM, and Iswar Hazarika. International journal of Peptide research and Therapeutics,  Int J Pept Res Ther Aug 2019.
  36. Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase: A pharmaceutical Target for inflammation, K.N.Anitha, Geetha K.M., Research journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 12(10)2019, 5113-5118.
  37. Artificial intelligence and related technologies enabled nanomedicine for advanced cancer treatment, Barnabas Wilson, Geetha KM, Nanomedicine (Lond.) (2020) 15(5), 433–435


  1. “Antistress activity of a herbal extract” Paper Presented at the Symposium on “ Medicinal and Aromatic plants” at Chaing Mai, Thailand during 15 th to 18 th Jan 2007.
  2. “Hepatoprotective effect of an ethanolic extract of Withania somnifera and Ocimum sanctum”- Paper presented at the Pharmaceutical sciences Indo- Canadian Satellite Symposium during Feb 24th to 26th 2007 at Ooty.
  3. “Synthesis of 1- substituted Phenyl 2- [Bis- 2- (chloroethyl )amino] methyl -7-nitro-4 (1H) quinozolinone derivatives with Nitrogen mustards as possible anticancer agents”- Paper presented at the FIP conference at Beiging, China.
  4. “Evaluation of Nootropic potential of a herbal extract in stressed rats- Part II- Presented at the FIP conference at Beiging, China.
  5. “Antioxidant activity of Rhodomyrtus tomentosa leaves extract” – Presented at the International herbal Conference held at Bangalore during Feb 26th-29, 2009.
  6. “Evaluation of Antioxidant and Invitro Cytotoxic Activity of Mallotus philippensis”- Presented at the International herbal Conference held at Bangalore during Feb 26th-29, 2009.
  7. “Gastroprotective activitity of Rhodomyrrtus tomentosa (Ait.) Hassk” – Presented at the National technical Symposium at NGSM institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Mangalore, on during July 2009
  8. Oral presentation on “Evaluation of Antistress agents” at the AICTE sponsored National Seminar held at Dayananda Sagar College of pharmacy, Bangalore in June 2007.
  9. “Antiulcerogenic activity of the leaf extracts of Mallotus philippensis on ethanol induced gastric mucosal injury in rats” -Presented at IPC at Manipal - Dec 2010
  10. “Antioxidant and healing effect of Mallotus philippensis on Chronic Gastric ulcers in rats” - Presented at the International Conference on Translational Research, IPS at Hyderabad - Dec 2010
  11. “Coumarins from Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Ait.) Hassk” Presented at IPC at Bangalore - Dec 2011
  12. “Antiulcer potential of aqueous alcoholic extract of Rhodomyrtus tomentosa leaves in stressed rats” Presented at the 12 th international congress of Ethnopharmacology at Kolkata-Feb 2012
  13. ”Invitro antioxidant potential of Viscum articulatum Burn” Presented at the 12th international congress of Ethnopharmacology at Kolkata-Feb 2012
  14. “Gastroprotective of methanolic extract of Zornia diphylla in stressed rats” Presented at 5th annual KSTA conference-2012 during 19-20th Dec 2012 at Bangalore
  15. Antiulcerogenic activity of aqueous leaf extract of of Boehmeria nivea on ethanol induced gastric mucosal injury in rats (Abstracted). Presented at IPC -2012 at Chennai
  16. “Evaluation of antidiabetic potential of Morinda citrifolia extract in alloxan induced diabetic rats”. Presented at the ICCSEM 2013, during 26-27th September 2013 at Bangalore
  17. “Antiarthritic potential of fruit extract of Morinda citrifolia in experimental rats. Presented (abstracted) at 46th Annual international conference of Indian Pharmacological society during 16-18th Dec 2013 at Bangalore
  18. Antiepileptic activity of a bioactive compound isolated from Viscum articulatum Burm in experimentally induced convulsions in rats- Presented at 8th AASP Conference, Mysore , Oct 2017.
  19. Gastroprotective activity of Aqueous extract of Boehemia nivea in stressed rats. Presented at Al Shifa Pharmaceutical Conference, Kerala, Dec 2017.
  20. Invitro screening of soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibition in traditionally used Indian medicinal herbs having anti-inflammatory activity- Presented at the 3rd Annual conference at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on Oct 11th 2018.
  21. Aqueous Extract Of Hydocotyl Sibthorpiodes Prevents Glutamate Induced Excito-Toxic Brain Damage In Rat By Scavenging Oxygen Free Radicals In Brain – Presented at National Seminar at JSS Academy of Higher Education, Mysore on 12 th and 13th April 2018 .
  22. Neuroprotective activity of ursolic acid is attributed to oxygen free radical Scavenging Activity In Rat Brain- Presented at National Seminar at JSS Academy of Higher Education, Mysore on 12th and 13th April 2018 .
  23. Soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitory activity of Jyothishmati in rat neuropathic and inflammatory pain models, Presented at the 4th Annual conference of the society for study of  xenobiotics,  India, at Indian institute of science,  during 18th to 21st sept 2019.


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