Department of Pharmacy


Department Faculties


Dr. Kuntal Manna

Name: Dr. Kuntal Manna
Date of Birth : 05/12/1977
Phone number's :
E-mail's : k_manna[at], drkmanna[at]
Academic Qualifications : Ph.D, M. Pharm, DISM
Present Designation/position : Associate Professor
Topics Taught : Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery

Publications (year wise) :

Research papers in refereed journal having ISSN:

  1. Kuntal Manna, Yadvendra K. Agrawal, Potent in vitro and in vivo antitubercular activity of certain newly synthesized indophenazine 1,3,5-trisubstitutedpyrazoline derivatives bearing benzofuran, Medicinal Chemistry Research,(2011) 20:300-306. (Impact Factor: 1.037).
  2. Kuntal Manna, Yadvendra K. Agrawal, Design, synthesis, and antitubercular evaluation of novel series of 3-benzofuran-5-aryl-1-pyrazolyl-pyridylmethanone and 3-benzofuran-5-aryl-1-pyrazolylcarbonyl-4-oxo-naphthyridin analogs, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 45, 2010, 3831-3839. (Impact Factor: 3.269).
  3. H.G Bhatt, Y. K. Agarwal, H.G.Raval, K. Manna and P.R.Desai, Histamine H4 Receptor: A Novel Therapeutic Target for Immune and Allergic Responses, Mini-Review in Medicinal Chemistry, 2010, 10, 14. (Impact Factor: 2.97).
  4. Y. K. Agrawal, P. J. Gogoi, K. Manna, H. G. Bhatt and V. K. Jain, A Supercritical Fluid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry Method for the Simultaneous Quantification of Metformin and Gliclazide in Human Plasma, Indian J. Pharm. Sci., 2010, 72 (1): 50
  5. K. Manna, Y. K. Agrawal, "Microwave assisted synthesis of new indophenazine 1,3,5-trisubstruted pyrazoline derivatives of benzofuran and their antimicrobial activity" Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 2009, Vol. -19, Page 2688-2692.. (Impact Factor: 2.592).
  6. Agrawal Y. K, Gogoi P., Bhatt H, Manna K., and V. K. Jain, "Quantitative Simultaneous Analysis of Metformin and Gliclazide in combined dosage form by Raman Spectroscopy" Indian Drugs 46 (10),October 2009/792, Page 50-54.
  7. K. Manna, Y. K. Agrawal, K. K. Srinivasan, "Synthesis and biological evaluations of new benzofuranisoxazole derivatives as potential antitubercular, antibacterial and antifungal agents" Indian Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 2008, Vol. -18, Page 87-88.(Impact Factor: 0.298)
  8. Agrawal Y.K, Bhatt, Vaidya H.B., Bhatt H.G., Manna K., P. Brabmkshatriya. "Recent advance in the treatment of Thrombolic diseases: venous Thromboembolism" Medicinal Research Reviews, 2007, Vol. - 27, Page 891-910. (Impact Factor: 8.656).
  9. Agrawal Y.K, Bhatt H.G., Raval H.G., Oza P.M., Vaidya H.B., Manna K., Gogoi P.J, "Emerging Trends in Tuberculosis Therapy - A review" Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research, 2007, Vol. - 66, Page 191-208.(Impact Factor: 0.359)
  10. Y. K. Agrawal, K. Manna, V. H. Babu, K. K. Srinivasan, H. Bhatt and P. J. Gogoi, "Synthesis and biological evaluations of new benzofuran 1, 3, 5-trisubstitued pyrazoline derivatives of Paracetamol as potential antitubercular, antimicrobial agents" Indian Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 2007, Vol. -16, Page 263 - 266.(Impact Factor: 0.298)
  11. V. HarinadhaBabu, K. Manna, Sneha J., K. K. Srinivasan and G. VaradarajBhat. "Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of 1, 3, 5- TrisubstitutedPyrazolines Bearing Benzofuran." Indian Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, Vol. 13, Jan. - March 2004, Pp. 253 - 256. (Impact Factor: 0.298)

Seminar/Conference/Workshop/Refresher/Orientations etc. Participated:

  1. AICTE sponsored National Seminar on Natural Products: Scopes and Status by 2020 on 19th and 20th Aug. 2011, Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University, Ahmedabad.
  2. 15th Indian Society of Chemists & Biologists International Conference, Saurashtra University Rajkot, Gujarat, 4th -7th February, 2011.
  3. International Conference on Forensic Nanotechnology, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University at Gujarat Science City, Ahmedabad sponsored by Gujarat Science City, DST, New Delhi on 25th - 26th March, 2011.
  4. International Conference on Practical Applications of Modern Tools in Organic Synthesis and Purifications, IICT, Hyderabad from 21st - 25th November, 2010.
  5. National Seminar on "Recent Advances in Drug Discovery" at Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University, Ahmedabad on 9th September 2010.
  6. State Level "Myriad", Nanotechnology Based Model Competition, sponsored by GUJCOST on 29th November, 2010.
  7. National Seminar on Frontiers in Nanotechnology a Pharmaceutical Perspective - on 20th March, 2009.

Membership/Positions in Learned Academic Bodies/Organizations:

  • Life member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), Mumbai.

Research Projects:

Sl. No.
Title of the ProjectSponsoring agencyCompleted / ongoingTotal Grant
1 Design and synthesis of certain macromolecular ligands or receptors and their biological activities. Nirma University Completed 0.25 lakh
2 Calixarene Analogs and Their Pharmaceutical Applications. Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST), Gandhinagar-382 011. Gujarat Ongoing 1.50 lakhs

Research Supervisions (Scholar's Name, Topic and Status):

Sl. No.Name of CandidateTitle of the ThesisM. Pharm. degree Awarded / Submitted (Year)
1 Miss Vinita Rohera Synthesis of novel Dihydropyrimidinone analogues as antihypertensives Awarded in 2010
2 Mr. Raghvendra Singh Design, synthesis and evaluation of anti-convulsant activity of novelimidazolinones (thio)semicarbazone derivatives Awarded in 2010
3 Mr. Kuldeep Barot Design, Synthesis and Pharmacological Evaluations of 1, 3, 4-Thiadiazole, Triazole-5-thione and 1, 3- Thiazolan-4-one Derivatives of Benzimidazole Awarded in 2009
4 Mr. Solanki Naishadh I Novel NitroreductiveProdrugs of 5-Aminosalicylic acid for Colon Targeted Drug Release: Synthesis, Docking and Kinetic Studies Awarded in 2009
5 Mr. Keshav Kant Kshatri Design and Synthesis of Novel Pyridine Containing Tetrazole Derivatives and Evaluation of Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, Ulceroganic Potential, Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activities Awarded in 2009
6 Mr. Devang Vadher Synthesis and Pharmacological Evalution of 1{[5'-substituted phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl]methyl}-1H-benzotriazole analogues Awarded in 2009


  1. Dr. Kuntal Manna was selected BEST RESEARCH POSTER (1st Prize Winner) entitled as "Calixarene-Based Prodrug Synthesis and Evaluated for Colon Targeted Anti-Inflammatory and Antibacterial Activities" at International Conference on Forensic Nanotechnology organized by Gujarat Forensic Sciences University at Gujarat Science City, Ahmedabad sponsored by Gujarat Science City, DST, New Delhi on 25th - 26th March, 2011.
  2. Dr. Kuntal Manna was secured BEST MODEL (3rd Prize Winner) in "Myriad", Nanotechnology Based Model Competition, sponsored by GUJCOST on 29thNovember, 2010 at Institute of Research and Development, Gujarat Forensic Science University, Gandhinagar, India for a scientific static model entitled "Continuous Process of Carbon Nanotubes Synthesis by Decomposition of Hydrocarbon Using an Arc-Jet Plasma Torch".
  3. Dr. Kuntal Manna as a co-guide secured FIRST PRIZE (Rs. 25,000) along with Prof. Manjunath Ghate as guide in category of Best Guide for Rajnibhai V. Patel Competition for Best Thesis at Masters Programme (State level Competition) sponsored by Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and supported by Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Mr. Kuldipsingh Barot was the candidate received Rs. 50,000/- in BEST THESIS entitled "Synthesis and Pharmacological Evaluation of 1,2,3- Thiadiazole, Triazole-5-thione and 1,3-thiazolan-4-one Derivative of Benzimidazole" in the area of Medicinal Chemistry in year of 2010.

Area of Research Interest:>

  1. Natural products-based discovery and characterization of new chemical entities as potential new drugs.
  2. Discovery and characterization of novel macromolecular drug targets.
  3. Medicinal chemistry research towards development of potential drugs and structure-based design.
  4. Estimations of APIs and formulated drugs as per Pharmacopeias (IP, BP, USP and Others) Methods.

Other Information (if any):

  1. Dr. Kuntal Manna is the Reviewer of International repute journals like European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters and Arabian Journal of Chemistry, Elsevier Publishers.
  2. Reviewer of Chemical Biology & Drug Design, Willey Publisher.
  3. Reviewer of Medicinal Chemistry Research, Springer Publication.

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