Faculty Profile

Priyaranjini S. Rao

Prof. Priyaranjini S. Rao

Assistant Professor, Alliance College of Engineering and Design


Prof. Priyaranjini S. Rao teaches in the Department of Chemistry and holds a post graduate degree in Chemistry and an undergraduate degree in Science from Mangalore University. She is pursuing a doctoral degree from VTU. Prof. Priyaranjini has been associated with several projects in the area of Synthesis of conducting polymers at IISc, Bangalore. She also possesses industrial experience of more than two years at Syngene International Ltd., Bangalore. Her work focused on the synthesis and designing of drug molecules, which is vital to the pharmaceutical industry in developing generic drugs. Her current research interests include drug related chemistry to develop affordable, reliable and non-harmful drugs to the economically weaker sections of the society.


Research Papers Presented/Published in Conference Proceedings

  1. ‘Synthesis of Pyridine Ethanol Derivatives for the Development of Antidiabetic Drug’,  presented at the International Conference on Recent Trends in Material Science and Technology, 17-19 January 2013, organized by the Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, Mangalore, Karnataka
  2. ‘Synthesis of Schiff bases and their biological studies’, presented at the National level conference on Scope of advanced materials in energy and environment, August 7-8, 2013, organized by the Department of chemistry, CMR Institute, Bangalore.
  3. ‘Synthesis, characterization and biological studies of Hydrazones’, presented at the National Conference on Recent Trends in Chemical Science (ncrtcs), January  11-12, 2016, organized by the Department of chemistry, MIT, Manipal University, Manipal.
  4. ‘Metal complexes of Schiff Bases and Hydrazones- Biological studies’,  presented at the Sixth international conference on Metals in Genetics, chemical biology and Therapeutics, February 17-20, 2016, organized by the Indian institute of Science, Bangalore.