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Dr. Krishna Sanka

Dr. Krishna Sanka

Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutics
M. Pharm, Ph.D.

Areas of specialization: Improvement of Solubility and Bioavailability, 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals, solid state characterization, Implementation of principles of DOE for development of pharmaceutical formulations, HPLC.

Experience: 11 Academic+3 Industry=14 years

Interest areas: Colon Specific Drug delivery, Floating Drug Delivery, SNEDDS, Oral Thin Films, Liquisolid formulations, Solid dispersions, powder formulations.


  1. Received "Research Excellence Award 2023” by alpha international publication for research contribution to the profession of pharmacy.
  2. Received AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) Fellowship during Master in Pharmacy

Academic Achievements and Appreciations:

  1. Secured AP State 6th Rank in KU-CET-2006 (STATE level entrance test for admission into Masters in Pharmacy) conducted by Kakatiya University, Warangal, AP
  2. Secured All India 906 Rank in GATE-2007 (National level entrance test for admission into Masters in Pharmacy)
  3. Secured AP State 26th Rank in PG-CET-2006 (STATE level entrance test for admission into Masters in Pharmacy)
  4. Secured Kakatiya University VI rank for 2006 academic year
  5. Secured AP State 62 Rank in E-CET (FDH)-2002 (STATE level entrance test for admission into Bachelor in Pharmacy)
  6. Academic Appreciation by VCOP, Warangal for Outstanding Results (91/100)in B. Pharm Dispensing and Gen. Pharmacy, 2002-03.
  7. Academic Appreciation by VCOP, Warangal for Outstanding Results (90/100)in B. Pharm. Human Physiology, 2003-04
  8. Academic Appreciation by VCOP, Warangal for Outstanding Results (90/100)in B. Pharm. Bio-chemistry, 2003-04.
  9. Academic Appreciation by VCOP, Warangal for Outstanding Results (90/100)in B. Pharm. Physical Pharmacy, 2004-05

Patents: 3

  1. Krishna Sanka, Prabhakar Reddy Veerareddy. 1441/CHE/2015: Pharmaceutical Compositions of Phenylalkanoic Acid or its Derivatives for Colon Specific Delivery. (Published)
  2. Krishna Sanka, Vasudha Bakshi. 201641042385: Improved Composition of Mefenamic Acid Utilising Skimmed Milk as Carrier (Published)
  3. Krishna Sanka, Vasudha Bakshi, Anand Kumar. 201741021891: An improved formulation of Poly Herbal Tablets indicated for Anti- Inflammation using Liqui-solid Compact (Published).

 Books/Book chapters published: 4

  1. Rekhabai Thakur, Krishna Sanka, Santhoshi Kumari Amrutham, Srilatha D. "Advanced Drug DeliverySystems: Principles and Practice.” Alpha International Publications. 2023; ISBN-978-93-5762-073-4
  2. Krishna Sanka, Suresh Bandari, Prabhakareddy Veerareddy.”A text book on Formulation Development and optimization of colon specific Piroxicam Microspheres using 32factorial design” LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2023; 136 pages; ISBN-13: 978-620-6149477
  3. Ganesh Kumar, V. Anusha, Damayanthi Dalu, Rajkumar Bolledula,Krishna Sanka. Industrial Pharmacy-II, Integrated Publications: 2023; ISBN: 978-93-95118-32-3
  4. Raj Kumar Bolledula, Krishna Sanka, Ravi Maloth. Method development and validation of simultaneous estimation of levofloxacin and azithromycin by RP-HPLC in tablet dosage. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing; 2023; 108 pages; ISBN-13: 978-620-6-150121

Number of Research Publications: 28

  1. Krishna Sanka, Deepthi Suda, Vasudha Bakshi. Design and optimization of solid- self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery system (S-SNEDDS) for solubility and release profile of clonazepam using simplex lattice design. Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology. 33, 114-124 (2016). (Impact Factor: 5)
  2. Srikanth Bandi, Krishna Sanka, Vasudha Bakshi. Enhanced Oral Delivery of Risperidone through a Novel Self-Nanoemulsifying Powder (SNEP) Formulations: In-Vitro and Ex-Vivo Assessment. Journal of Microencapsulation, 33 (6), 544-553, (2016) (Impact Factor: 4)
  3. Deepthi Dondapati, MH Srimathkadala, Krishna Sanka, Bakshi Vasudha, Improved Solubility and Dissolution Release Profile of Lurasidone by Solid Self-Nanoemulsifying Drug Delivery System. Analytical Chemistry Letters 6 (2), 86-97 (2016)
  4. Krishna Sanka, Rajeswara Rao Pragada, Prabhakar Reddy Veerareddy. A pH Triggered Delayed Release Chronotherapeutic Drug Delivery System of Aceclofenac for Effective Management of Early Morning Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Journal of Microencapsulation, 32(8): 794–803 (2015) (Impact Factor: 4)
  5. Krishna Sanka, Rajeswara Rao Pragada, Prabhakar Reddy Veerareddy. pH Dependent Colon Specific Ketoprofen Microspheres: Screening of Main Effects of Process and Formulation Variables using Plackett-Burman Design. Latin American Journal of Pharmacy, 34(6), 1195-1204 (2015). (Impact Factor: 0.24).
  6. Abdul Bari Mohd, Krishna Sanka, Srikanth Bandi, Prakash V Diwan, Nalini Shastri. Solid Self-Nanoemulsifying Drug Delivery System (S-SNEDDS) for Oral Delivery of Glimepiride: Development and Antidiabetic Activity in Albino Rabbits. Drug Delivery, 22(4), 499–508(2015). (Impact Factor: 7).
  7. Abdul Bari Mohd, Challa Naveen, Krishna Sanka, Nalini R Shastri, Prakash V Diwan. Improved anti diabetic activity of glibenclamide using oral self-nanoemulsifying powder. Journal of Microencapsulation, 32 (1), 54-60, 2015 (2015). (Impact Factor: 4)
  8. Venkanna Bayya, Ajitha Makula, Krishna Sanka, Naga Sandhya Borra, Sreedhara Chaganty. Rapid, Selective and Rugged Method Development and Validation of Atorvastatin and its Active Metabolites, O-hydroxy Atorvastatin and P-hydroxy Atorvastatin in stabilized plasma using Liquid Chromatography coupled with Tandem Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Technology, 38, 1585–1592 (2015). (Impact Factor: 1.46)
  9. Krishna Sanka, Venkata Saidheeraj Munjuluri, Abdul Bari Mohd, Prakash V Diwan. Enhancement of solubility, dissolution release profile and reduction in ulcerogenicity of piroxicam by inclusion complex with skimmed milk. Drug Delivery, 21(7), 560–570 (2014). (Impact Factor: 7).
  10. Krishna Sanka, Sravanthi Poienti, Abdul Bari Mohd, Prakash V Diwan. Improved oral delivery of Clonazepam through Liquisolid Powder Compact Formulations: In-Vitro and Ex-Vivo Characterization. Powder Technology.(256), 336-344 (2014). (Impact Factor: 5.2).
  11. Abdul Bari Mohd, Krishna Sanka, Rakesh Gullapelli, Prakash V Diwan and Nalini Shastri,Development and validation of RP-HPLC method for glimepiride and its application for a novel solid self-nanoemulsifying powder (S-SNEP) formulation analysis and dissolution study. Journal of Analytical Science and Technology, (5) 27, 1-8 (2014). (Impact Factor: 3.4).
  12. Kishore Rapolu, Krishna Sanka, Praveen Kumar Vemula, Vinay Atipamula, Abdul Bari Mohd, Prakash V Diwan.Optimization and Characterization of Floating Drug Delivery System using Box-Behnken Design. Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, 39(12), 1928-35(2013). (Impact Factor: 3.72).
  13. Srinu M, Verareddy Prabhkar Reddy, Krishna Sanka. Design and evaluation of hydrochlorothiazide gastroretentive floating drug delivery system. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 6(5), 208-217(2011). (Impact Factor: 10.2).
  14. Krishna Sanka, Suresh Bandari, Raju Jukanti, Prabhakar Reddy Veerareddy. Colon-Specific Microparticles of Piroxicam: Formulation and Optimization Using 32 Factorial Design, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, 32(10) 1396-1403 (2011). (Impact Factor: 2).
  15. Prabhakar Reddy Veerareddy, Spandana Bajjuri, Krishna Sanka, Raju Jukanti, Suresh Bandari, RK Ajmeru. Formulation and Evaluation of Gastroretentive Dosage Form of Ofloxacin. Stamford Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4(1), 09-18 (2011).
  16. Srujan Kumar Emmadi, Krishna Sanka, Appa Rao Potu, Raju Jukanti, Suresh Bandari And Prabhakar Reddy Veerareddy, Enhancement of Meloxicam Dissolution Rate using Liquisolid Compacts Formulation: In Vitro and In vivo Characterization. Latin American Journal of Pharmacy. 29(8), 1303-10 (2010). (Impact Factor: 0.24).

Professional memberships: 2

  1. Life member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI): TL/LM-1171
  2. Member of Telangana Pharma Society (TPS): 2419

Other achievements/ Trainings:

  1. One day Intellectual property awareness/ training program under National intellectual property awareness mission by intellectual property office, government of India on Jan 27th 2023
  2. AICTE-SPICES sponsored one day work shop on "3D Printing Technology in Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences” on 2nd Feb 2023 held at Mangalagiri, Atmakuru, Guntur, AP,India
  3. One-week Short-term training program on "Intellectual Property Rights & Innovations” during 27th Nov to 2nd Dec 2017 held at NNRGI, Hyderabad, TS, India.
  4. One week Faculty development program on "Effective and Innovative Ways of Teaching and Training Strategies” during 5-9thJune 2017 organized at Anurag Group of Institutions, Hyderabad, TS, India.
  5. Two-day work shop on "Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety” during September 23rd & 24th 2016 held at School of Pharmacy, Anurag Group of Institutions, TS, India.
  6. Work shop on "Handling of LC-MS, HPLC, PROBE SONICATOR, FTIR, R&D COATER” at national conference on "Embracing the innovations and upgradation of technologies in pharmaceutical sciences” on 27st -29 march, 2014, School of Pharmacy, Anurag group of institutions, Hyderabad-500088, AP, India.
  7. Two week audit course on Intellectual Property Rights and Patents” during 16st -30th may 2013 held at JNTUK Kakinada, AP, India.
  8. Two week audit course on "Research Methodologies” during 1st -15th may 2013 held at JNTUK Kakinada, AP, India
  9. Six-day training program sponsored by APSCHE in association with JNTUH organized at School of Pharmacy, Anurag Group of Institutions, Ghatkesar, Hyderabad for the faculty members of pharmacy colleges during the period 9th to 14th July, 2012 in the subject of Bio Pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics.
  10. Workshop on Art and Science of Reaserch and Paper Writing-2009 at St. Peters Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences Warangal, A.P, INDIA
  11. Four-day workshop on Personality Development Programme-2009 by Dr. JAGANNATH RAO at St.Peters Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences Warangal, A.P, INDIA
  12. Training program at B.L. Pharma Ltd., Nagole, Hyderabad as part of the curriculum in B-Pharmacy course from 1st May, 2006 to 15th June 2006.
  13. Three months hospital training program as part of the curriculum in D-Pharmacy course from 30th July to 1st Nov 2002 at Govt. ENT Hospital, Koti, Hyderabad

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