Dr. G Baba Shankar Rao

Associate Professor

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Dr. Baba Shankar RaoGarige, working as an Associate Professor, in Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Anurag University.He joined the Department of Pharmacy, Anurag University (formerly known as Anurag Group of Institution) as Assistant Professor on 24th June 2008 and served for 6 years then got promoted and has been working as Associate professor for the last 6.5 years. He has a total of 12.5 years of teaching and research experience.He was a Convener for the Faculty Development Pogrammee (FDP) “Advances in Phytomedicine” scheduled from 29thMarch to 4th May 2019; He was a Convener for the 4th International Conference on “Innovations in Pharma Industry, Education and Research” (IPIER) 2020 scheduled on 27th& 28th Feb 2020. He filed 2 patents and he is a Life member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA); Life member of the Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI); Life member of Society of Pharmacognosy.

Research Interests

Phytochemical extraction, Phytochemical screening, isolation and characterization of novel and commercial phytomolecules
Pharmacognostic studies
Standardization of Ayurvedic drugs/Crude drugs and Herbal formulations
Herbal formulation, development and evaluation
Isolation and evaluation of herbal excipients, Toxicological studies, In-vivo pharmacological screening for analgesic, anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant and CNS depressant activities and other activities
Formulation, Characterization and evaluation of nanoherbal medicine
Cultivation of Traditional Aromatic and non-aromatic herbal medicinal plants

Teaching Interests

Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Natural Products

Selected Publications

  1. Garige Baba Shankar Rao, K. Srisailam, V. Uma MaheshwaraRao, Ram mohanmanda, B. Vasudha “Central Nervous System Depressant effects and Muscle relaxant activity of GalphimiagracilisBartl. Stem methanol extract on Swiss albino mice”. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 12 (Suppl issue 2), 2917-2926. 2020.
  2. VaishnaviVeera Reddy, BhargaviThalluri, VasudhaBakshi and Manda Ram Mohan. Isolation, Characterization and Assessment for Central Nervous System (CNS) Effects of Novel Phytomolecule from Galphimiaglauca Cav. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 31 (6), 1230-1236, 2019.
  3. Baba Shankar RaoGarige, SrisailamKeshetti, Uma MaheswaraRaoVattikuti. Innovative Research on Isolation, Characterization, and Identification of Bioactivity in the Isolated Constituent from Methanol Extract of Galphimiaglauca cav. Stems, Pharmacognosy Research, 10, 265-274, 2018. 10.4103/pr.pr_151_17
  4. Baba Shankar RaoGarige, SrisailamKeshetti, Uma MaheswaraRaoVattikuti. In vivo study on Depressant effects and Muscle coordination activity of Galphimiaglauca stem methanol extract. Pharmacognosy Research, 8, 219-225, 2016. DOI: 10.4103/0974-8490.188878, PMID: 27695258.
  5. Baba Shankar RaoGarige, SrisailamKeshetti, Uma MaheswaraRaoVattikuti. In vivo evaluation of noxious stimulus induced pain and inflammation in mice and rats using Galphimiaglauca leaf methanol extract. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 28, 1815-1819, 2016.
  6. Baba Shankar RaoGarige, SrisailamKeshetti, Uma MaheswaraRaoVattikuti. In-vivo study of Central nervous system depressant effects and Muscle relaxant activity of Galphimiagracilis leaf methanol extract in Swiss albino mice. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 28, 2315-2321, 2016.
  7. Baba Shankar RaoGarige, SrisailamKeshetti, Uma MaheswaraRaoVattikuti. CNS Depressant effects and muscle relaxant activity of Galphimiaglauca leaf methanol extract. International Journal of Pharma Tech Research, 9, 230-240, 2016.
  8. Babashankar G, SamaVenkatesh, Latha K, Madhava Reddy B, and Ramesh Mullangi. Evaluation of Carallumaattenuata Starch as an Alternative Tablet Excipient to Potato and Maize Starch: Assessment by Pre-formulation and Formulation Studies. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 45 (3), 218-224, 2011.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Qualified in GATE -2003 & 2006
  • Qualified in Faculty Eligibility Test (FET-2010) conducted by JNTUH
  • He was awarded the “Best Teacher Award-2019”
  • Best Faculty of the year Award-2013
  • 2018 – “Award of Appreciation” for a decade long Association with Anurag Institutions


  • 2002- B. Pharmacy from Smt. SarojiniRamullama College of Pharmacy
  • 2008- M. Pharmacy (Pharmacognosy) from G. Pulla Reddy College of Pharmacy, Mehdipatnam
  • 2018- Ph.D from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTUH)

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