Professor & UGC-BSR Faculty,Research Director
Dr. R. Manavalan, had done B.Pharm from Madurai Medical College, Madurai University that to First Rank in University (1974) with G.P. Nairs Gold Medal with Merit Certificate. He had done M.Pharm from Birla Institute of Tech & Science, Pilani with First Rank & Distinction (1976). He had done Ph.D from Birla Institute of Tech & Science, Pilani with Excellent Grade (1982). He is expert in various fields such as carrying out Bioavailability studies,formulation of various pharmaceutical dosage forms, developing substitute for gelatin in making hard capsules and its commercialization, developing herbal drugs for antidiabetics, developing sustained oral release dosage forms. He is member of evaluation of committee of various UGC & AICTE statuary body, Government of India related to academic programme and research and National expert in Technological Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) under DST regarding Patterns. He is also advisory member on research of Novel Drug delivery system conducted at MS University of Baroda (a scheme under TIFAC). Currently he is Professor & UGC-BSR Faculty and Research Director (PG and Ph.D) for Annamalai University.