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Professor & HoD
Dr M. Meganathan is a faculty of Aarupadai veedu Medica Puducherry since 2009 and is currently holding the post of Professor & HoD in the Department of Pharmacology. He had graduated in MBBS from Al Ameen Medical College, Bijapur under Karnatak University, Dharwad and completed the Master degree in Pharmacology from Rajah Muthiah Medical College &Hospital, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu. He has clinical experience of treating diversified patients both urban and rural, for more than 25 years. He also has vast teaching experience of more than 17 years in UG& PG courses in Medicine, Nursing and other Allied Health Science subjects. He is involved in few clinical trials in association with the pharma companies. He has 19 research papers to his credit, published in various international journals. He has successfully completed Courses on Clinical Trials – Aesculape, Singapore, Diabetology – Annamalai University, Practical Cardiology – IMA, Tamil Nadu, RBCW, CISP and BCBR He has Life membership in various Associations such as IMA, Tamil Nadu, National Association of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Indian Pharmacological Society, Medical Pharmacologists Society, Indian Society for Clinical Research, RSSDI and ECG & ECHO Club, Trichy and Doctorpreneur Academy

Dr.R.SIVARAJ, M.B.B.S., M.D., DIH., (AV2862)

Dr. R. Sivaraj, graduated both MBBS & Masters’ Degree in Pharmacology from Rajah Muthiah Medical college & Hospital, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu. At present, he is working as Professor of Pharmacology and published 24 full paper publications in National and International Journals. He had written & published Pharmacology Books for MBBS, BDS, Nursing and Allied Health Science Students. He is an editorial member in Glacier’s journal of scientific research. He had attended and presented papers at the National and International level conferences and also got awarded for the best Research Papers at the National and International Level. He was an observer for NEET National Eligibility cum entrance test for MBBS & observer for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Ph.D guide for PG, UG, M.Sc., Students, Ph.D., Research Supervisor and Convener for VMRF University (M.D., Pharmacology & M.Sc., Pharmacology). CPCSEA main nominee for Annamalai University, many more Tamil Nadu Medical Colleges and Industries in Puducherry.


Dr. B. R. Asokan, graduated from Thanjavur Medical College & Hospital, Thanjavur, Madras University (now in TN Dr. MGR Medical University) and completed Master’s degree in Pharmacology from the RMMC&H, Annamalai university.At present, he is working as Professor in the Department of Pharmacology. He was past HoD of the Department and Former Coordinator for the Medical Education Unit (MEU) in Aarupadai Veedu Medical College. He has published 18 full paper publications in national and international journals.He had attended and presented papers at the National and State level conferences and also got awarded for the best paper and received 7 awards for extension and outreach activities. He guided undergraduate students for the ICMR Projects.He has organized many CME/ workshops.

Dr. K. Madhanagopal

Dr. K. Madhana Gopal, joined this esteemed institution as first medical officer, in the year of 2000 and worked up to 2006.After completing Master’s degree in Pharmacology with Gold medal, he joined as Assistant professor in the department of pharmacology in 2009 and currently designated as Professor, with the teaching experience of more than 15 years. He is teaching the courses such as MBBS, MD, BSc-Nursing, BPT & various Allied courses. He has 19 publications in various international journals. He has completed courses on RBCW, CISP and BCBR as per NMC guidelines


Associate professor
Dr Deepa Kameswari is a faculty of Aarupadai veedu medical college who graduated from Govt Thoothukudi medical college and has been awarded Gold medal in MD by Pondicherry university. She has 10 years of academic experience in teaching and research. She is the department coordinator of UG academics, NAAC, research and holds responsibilities as Co-coordinator in MEU & LMS, Co-editor of AVMC Newsletter, scientist in charge of IAEC, member of pharmacovigilance/ therapeutic committees in the institution.She has published 15 papers in indexed, peer reviewed national & international journals and delivering lectures regularly in various FDPs in medical education. She has completed NTTC at Jipmer, Jeeva Raksha (RGUHS) and various courses in Swayam, coursera.Her field of interest are in herbal research, clinical pharmacology and supports student projects as a guide.


Dr. Narayanasamy S, Associate Professor is an alumnus of AVMC, VMRF. He has graduated from Aarupadai veedu Medical College, Pondicherry University and done Post-graduation in Pharmacology at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI),Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Pondicherry. He joined this institution in the year 2014, as a tutor and promoted as Assistant Professor in April 2015 and Associate professor in January 2022. He had accumulated 12 years of teaching experience till date. He has experience of guiding many under graduates for various research projects.He has published his completed research works in reputed and indexed national & international medical journals. He has attended and presented papers at the National and state level conferences. He has experience as external and internal examiner for undergraduate students.He has various responsibilities in the Institute such as Coordinator –AVMC Clinical Trial Unit, AVMC placement office, Member Secretary- Pharmaco Therapeutic Committee, Former Member secretary- AVMC Alumni Association, Former -IQAC core team member & Former- IEC coordinator.


DDr.Franc Deepika Venugopan has joined as a Senior Resident in the department since Feb 2023.She has 4 years of Academic experience in teaching MBBS, AHS, and Nursing Students. She has attended national and international level pharmacology conferences and attended workshops on Clinical Trial and drug development, GCP, Zebra Fish in biomedical Research, Pharmacovigilance and research methodology. She has won third prize in oral presentation in a National Conference. She also has completed Industrial training programme in BA/BE Studies.


Animal Welfare Officer
Dr. Leena Rajathy is working as Animal Welfare Officer at the Department of Pharmacology, Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospital, Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation, since 2021. She holds Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry and Master of Veterinary Science in Pathology from RIVER, Pondicherry University.She is the veterinarian cum member secretary of the IAEC of AVMC. She has attended several laboratory animal workshops, conferences, training courses and webinars. She has collaborated actively with researchers from several other disciplines of biomedicine, including drug testing and wound healing studies and has published 12 articles in various reputed national and international journals along with 2 books with Sara Publications. She has cleared ASRB-NET exam in 2009. She is member of various professional bodies and state veterinary council. Her interests are in the field of drug testing, toxicology and cancer research.