Prof Dr S A Dhanaraj

Prof Dr S A Dhanaraj


Prof. S.A. Dhanaraj is currently serving as Registrar, JSS Science and Technology University.

Prof. S.A. Dhanaraj was born on 29th May 1964 and had his early education at Coimbatore and Ooty, and got his PhD from Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai Medical College during the year 2002.

He started his career at JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty in 1989, and have worked in various capacities from Lecturer to Professor and Head. And moved to Malaysia to work at the Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology (AIMST) as a Professor and then to Dean at the Faculty of Pharmacy and then as Deputy Vice-Chancellor in AIMST University, Malaysia, from 2006 to 2015.

He has received many awards. He has received the Best Research Paper Award, named as ‘Prof. M.L. Khurana Memorial Award’ for the research paper published in the year 2005, at 58th IPC, held at Mumbai, India during December 2006. He has received the Young Investigator Award” at Fourth European Congress for Pharmaceutical Sciences held at Milan, Italy, by presenting Best Research Paper in the scientific session for Drug Targeting. He has done active research in screening medicinal plants for anti-viral properties and plants which are investigated has been widely published in media such as Press, BBC and websites.

In addition to this, His areas of Research Interest are advanced drug delivery systems, Industrial Pharmacy, Microbial and cellular Biology, Bioprocess Technology, Advanced Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Drugs Testing and published around 150 research papers in various peer-reviewed Journals and travelled to many countries on several academic and research collaborations. Also served Dean for Global Engagement at JSS AHER from 2015 to 2017 and served as Registrar in a private university for a term of three years.