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Dr. M. Arockia Babu

Dean, School of Pharmacy

arockia.babu@sharda.ac.in

About

Prof. (Dr). M. Arockia Babu recently joined as Professor in School of Pharmacy (SOP), Sharda University (SU), Greater Noida. Prior to his current employment, he worked as Director-Principal at Chandigarh College of Pharmacy (CCP), Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC) - Landran Mohali, Punjab for 4 years 1 month. He also served as Professor and Dean of M.M College of Pharmacy (MMCP), Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana, Haryana for the period of 1 year 2 months.                                                                                            

He has more than 22 years of teaching, administrative and research experience to his credit. Out of these 22 years, he has rendered his service for eight and half years in foreign universities such as School of Pharmacy, International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for 4 years 9 months and in Faculty of Pharmacy, Tobruk University, Tobruk, Libya for 3 years 6 months respectively.                                                         

Dr. Babu has published many of his research works in reputed national and International journals. His research works are also presented at international conferences in many countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand etc., He is experienced in NIRF Ranking, NBA course accreditation, NAAC institutional accreditation, QS World University Ranking etc.                  He is an advisory member in editorial board of many journals including International Journal of Nursing Education & Research, International journal of pharmacology and toxicology, International Journal of Phytopharmacology, Universal Journals Publications, Unique Research Journal of Chemistry, International Journal of Paediatric Nursing, and Asian Pacific Journal of Nursing etc.

He is a life member of many professional bodies like Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), Association of Pharmacy Teachers India (APTI), Indian Hospital Pharmacist Association (IHPA) and registered pharmacist in TN State Pharmacy Council.

Experience
  • 22 years of experience in Teaching, administrative and research.
Qualification
  • Dr. Babu obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.) degree from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University (TNMGRMU), Chennai in the year 1997.
  • Then, he qualified   GATE-98 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) with 98.6 percentile (All India rank-35). He then moved to Shri.G.S Institute of Technology and Sciences (SGSITS), Indore, from where he earned his Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) degree in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), Indore in the year 2000. He was supported with JRF by AICTE, New Delhi for his masters program. 
  • He received his Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Faculty of Pharmacy from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV), Bhopal in 2006 and received a SRF grant supported by CSIR, New Delhi
Award & Recognition

  • Recipient of Best research paper award in the field of Medicinal Chemistry from Indian Drug Manufacturers Association (IDMA), Mumbai in 2003
  • Recipient of Prof. M. L. Khorana Memorial Prize for best research paper award in the field of Medicinal Chemistry from Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), Mumba in 2004
  • Received an Outstanding Principal Award of Punjab from Pharmaceutical Royal International Society (Prisal) in year 2022.

Research

  • Arockia Babu, M., Neeraj, S., Prathipati, P., Kaskhedikar, S.G., Saxena, A.K., Development of 3D-QSAR models for 5-Lipoxygenase antagonists: Chalcones, Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2002, 10, 4035.
  • Senthil Kumar, P., Arockia Babu, M.,Sobhia, M.E., Saxena, A.K., Kaskhedikar, S.G., 3-D-QSAR Analysis of substituted 1, 3, 4-triaryl-3-pyrrolin-2-ones as selective Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitors, Indian J.  Pharm. Sci., 2003, 65(3), 244.
  • Wanare, R., Arockia Babu, M.,Kaskhedikar, S.G.,A 3D-QSAR Study of Some Substituted Napthols as Lipoxygenase Inhibitors, Indian J. Pharm. Sci., 2003, 65(4), 351.
  • Kumar, S.L., Rao, P.H., Sambasivarao, S.V., Gupta, A.K., Arockia Babu, M. and Kaskhedikar, S.G., 3D-QSAR Analysis of Oxidiazole substituted -isopropoxyphenylpropionic acids as PPAR-α & PPAR-γ Agonists, Indian Drugs, 2003, 40(11), 627.
  • Despande, S.V., Arockia Babu, M., Gupta, A.K., Kaskhedikar, S.G. and Saxena, A.K.,  3D QSAR Analysis of some Heterocyclic compounds as Cyclooxygenase- 2 Inhibitors,  Medicinal Chemistry Research, 13: 6-7, 2004, 337-347.
  • Gupta, A.K, Soni, L.K., Hanumantharao, P., Sambasivarao, S.V., Arockia Babu, M., and Kaskhedikar, S.G., 3D-QSAR Analysis of some Cinnamic Acid Derivatives as Antimalarial Agents, Asian J. Chem., 2004, 16(1), 67.
  • Gupta, A.K, Babu M A., and Kaskhedikar, S.G., VALSTAT: A Program for Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship Studies and their validations, Indian J. Pharm. Sci., 2004, 66(4), 396.
  • Arockia Babu,M., Lakshmi, M., Vasanthanathan, P. and Kaskhedikar, S.G., “Recent Therapeutic Approaches for Management of Alzheimers Disease” Indian J. Pharm. Sci., 2005, 67(1), 1-10.
  • Babu M A.,Sobhia, M.E., Meenakshi Sharma, Smirti Khanna, Bharatam, P. V. and Kaskhedikar, S.G., 3D- QSAR CoMFACoMSIA studies on Indomethacin derivatives as selective COX-2 Inhibitors Indian J. pharm. Sci., 2004, 66(5), 613-619.
  • Vasanthanathan, P, Lakshmi, M., Arockia Babu,M., and Kaskhedikar, S.G,Influence of Thermodynamic Parameter in Lanosterol 14 a-Demethylase Inhibitory Activity as Antifungal Agents: A QSAR Approach, Biol. Pharm. Bull., 2006, 29(6) 1262-1266.
  • Vasanthanathan P, Lakshmi M, Arockia Babu M, Gupta AK and Kaskhedikar SG. QSAR study of 3-phenyl-5-acyloxymethyl-2H,5H-furan-2-ones as antifungal agents: the dominant role of electronic parameter. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2006 Apr;54(4):583-7.
  • Vasanthanathan P; Lakshmi M; Babu M A and Kaskhedikar S G., Classical QSAR study on chromene derivatives as lanosterol 14alpha- demethylase inhibitor: a non azole antifungal target, Medicinal chemistry, 2006;2(4):363-7.
  • Arockia Babu M., Rakesh Shukla and S.G Kaskhedikar, Synthesis, biological evaluation of 3-chloro-4-(4-methanesulfonyl phenyl)-1-phenyl-azetidin-2-ones and -5-(4-methanesulfonyl phenyl)-3-phenyl-thiazolidin-4-one derivatives as selective COX-2 inhibitors, Journal of Global Pharma Technology, 2009, 1(1), 1.
  • Gupta, N.K., Babu, M.A. and Gupta Pramila, RP- HPLC Method for Simultaneous Estimation of Telmisartan and Amlodipine besylate in pharmaceutical tablet dosage form, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Erudition, Nov .2012, 2 (3), 1-9.
  • Arockia Babu, M Rakesh Shukla, Chandishwar Nath and Kaskhedikar, S.G, Synthesis and biological evaluation of ester derivatives of indomethacin as selective COX-2 inhibitors, Medicinal Chemistry Research,2012, 21(9), 2223-2228.
  • Gupta N.K, Babu A.M. and Pramila Gupta,  Simultaneous Estimation of Montelukast Sodium and LevocetirizineHCl by RP-HPLC Method Development in Pharmaceutical Tablet Dosage Form,  International Journal of Pharmaceutical Erudition, Feb 2013, 2(4)32-39.
  • Sonica Sondhi, Palki Sahib Kaur and M. Arockia Babu Optimization of Laccase Production from Bacillus Sp. Msk-01 using Sweet Lime Peels as an Effective Substrate, CGC International Journal of Contemporary Technology & Research, 2018,1(1) 18-21.
  • Amit Goyal, Tapan Behl,  Shailendra Khushwaha, Anjoo Kamboj and Arockia Babu, Beneficial effect of sitagliptin on high fat diet induced obesity in wistar rats, Obesity Medicine, Volume 14, June 2019, 100084.
  • Palki Sahib Kaur, Arpit Sharma, Sonica Sondhi, Sheetal Bansal, Alka Thakur and M. Arockia Babu, Immobilization of Alpha Amylase Using Dual Matrix Entrapment: Method for Commercial Usability, CGC International Journal of Contemporary Technology & Research, 2019, 26-29.
  • Preeti Chauhan, Arockia M Babu, Palki Sahib Kaur and Vikas Menon, Hereditary Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review, CGC International Journal of Contemporary Technology & Research, 2019, 2(1), 48-52.
  • Mandheer Kaur , Ankit Magotra, Shilpa, Love Kumar, Vikas Menon, Palki Sahib Kaur and Arockia M. Babu, Novel Approaches to Early Pregnancy Detection with Decreased Mortality Rate , CGC International Journal of Contemporary Technology & Research, 2019, 2(1) , 62-64.
  • Hurmandeep Kaur, Rupinder Sodhi and Arockia Babu, Immunotherapy: A New Principle of Cancer Therapy, Indo Global Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, January 2019, 09(02):117-117.
  • Pawanpreet Kaur, Rupinder sodhi, Anjoo Kamboj and Arockia Babu, Ebola: Treatment by Herbal Remedies, Indo Global Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, January 2019, 09(02):119-119.
  • Preeti Chauhan, Palki Sahib Kaur and Arockia M Babu, CYCLIN D1: As a Risk of Breast Cancer¸ CGC International Journal of Contemporary Technology and Research, 2020, Vol.-3, Issue-1, 134-138.
  • Chaudhary M, Kumar N, Baldi A, Chandra R, M Arockia Babu and Madan J, Chloro and bromo-pyrazolecurcuminknoevenagel condensates augmented anticancer activity against human cervical cancer cells: design, synthesis, in silico docking and in vitro cytotoxicity analysis, J. Biomol. Struc. Dynamics, 2020, 38:1, 200-218
  • Chaudhary M, Kumar N, Baldi A, Chandra R, M Arockia Babu and Madan J, 4-Bromo-4'-chloro pyrazoline analog of curcumin augmented anticancer activity against human cervical cancer, HeLa cells: in silico-guided analysis, synthesis, and in vitro cytotoxicity,        J. Biomol. Struc. Dynamics, 2020, 38:5, 1335-1353.
  • Amit Goyal, Ankita Sharma, Tapan Behl,  Shailendra Khushwaha, Anjoo Kamboj and Arockia Babu, Ameliorative effect of selegiline in high fat diet induced obesity rat model: Possible role of dopaminergic pathway¸ Obesity Medicine, 2020, 20, 100301

Conference/Workshop/ Symposium/FDP/STTP Organized

  • Organizing Secretary for Five days Faculty Development Program (FDP) on “Challenges in Tackling Human Diseases: A Novel Approachheld from 6-10 June 2022 and this FDP jointly organized by Biotechnology Department, Chandigarh College of Technology and Chandigarh College of Pharmacy, Mohali.
  • Organizing Secretary for National conference on “Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Researchheld from 9-10th May 2022 at Chandigarh College of Pharmacy, Mohali (Chief Guest: Dr. Dulal Panda Director, NIPER, Mohali).
  • Coordinator of Summer Course on Hands on Training on Sophisticated Instruments from 2-5 August 2021 at Chandigarh College of Pharmacy, Mohali in collaboration with NIPER, Mohali (Chief Guest and Speaker: Prof. Sanjay Jachak, Professor & Head of Natural Product Department, NIPER, Mohali).
  • Organizing Secretary for AICTE fully sponsored 6 days Short Term Training Program (STTP) on “Basic Fundamentals and Hands-on Training on Sophisticated Instruments” 1-6 March 2021 at Chandigarh College of Pharmacy, Mohali in collaboration with NIPER, Mohali.
  • Organizing Secretary for International Conference on “Emerging Techniques in Drug Discovery and Drug Delivery: Current Challenges and Future Prospects” held from 10-11th Feb 2020 at Chandigarh College of Pharmacy, Mohali. (Chief Guest: Dr. B. Suresh, President, PCI, New Delhi).
  • Organizing Secretary for International symposium “Bridging the Gap between Biosciences Industry and Academia” held from 20th December 2019 at Department of Biotechnology, Chandigarh College of Technology, Mohali.
  • Organizing Secretary for “International workshop on “Communication in the Workplace and Effective Cross Functional Team Leadership” held from 17 December 2019 at Chandigarh College of Pharmacy, Mohali.
  • Organizing Secretary for “National conference on “Regulatory Affairs and Intellectual Property Rights in the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry” held from 8-9th November 2019 at Chandigarh College of Pharmacy, Mohali.
  • Organizing Secretary for “Cutting Edge Research and Innovation in Biotechnology & Other Life Sciences” national conference held from 4-5thApril 2019 at Department of Biotechnology, Chandigarh College of Technology, Mohali (Chief Guest: Dr. S.R. Rao, Chief Scientist DBT, New Delhi).
  • Organizing Secretary for Role of Pharmacists in Academia and Researchnational conference held from 24-25th October 2018 at Chandigarh College of Pharmacy, Mohali (Chief Guest: Dr. B. Suresh, President, PCI, New Delhi).
  • Joint Organizing secretary for a one week national workshop on “Research Methodology” held from 4-9 December 2017 at M.M. College of Pharmacy, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana, Haryana.
  • Organizing Chairman for Computational Chemistry Techniques in Drug Design-2012, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) workshop held from 12-14 June 2012 at International Medical University, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Organizing Secretary for national conference “Recent Trends of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences”, held on 7-8 January 2008 in Shrinathji Institute of Pharmacy, Nathdwara, India.

Area of Interest

  • Structure Based Drug Design through Protein-Ligand Docking Analysis.
  • Ligand Based Drug Design through QSAR analysis (2D/3D QSAR model development & validation of QSAR models) and Pharmacophore analysis
  • Adept in handling various Molecular Modelling Software using Tripos, APEX-3D, Discovery studio, MOE, Schrodinger and MOLEGRO software.
  • Cheminformatics, Bioinformatics, Bioisosteres, ADMET prediction (drug-likeness properties).
  •  Synthesis and Evaluation of small organic molecules for the Anti-inflammatory, Anti-tubercular and Anti-cancer.