Assistant Professor Dr. Ashok Kumar Janakiraman

Assistant Professor Dr. Ashok Kumar Janakiraman

Assistant Professor Dr. Ashok Kumar Janakiraman

Assistant Professor | Department of Pharmaceutical Technology

Academic Qualifications

PhD (Pharmaceutics)
M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutics)
Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching 
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

Areas of Interest
Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology (Solubility enhancement for poorly water soluble drugs)
Orally disintegrating film/Fast melting tablets
Topical products (Cream, Ointment and gel)
Self-microemulsion drug delivery
Transdermal patches
Self-microemulsion drug delivery
In situ gel eye drops
Analytical method development and validation
Professional Bodies

  1. Registered Pharmacist in Tamil Nadu Pharmacy council, India (Reg. No. 13093 A1)
  2. Member in Association of pharmacy teachers of India (APTI,
  3. Associate member in Malaysian Pharmaceutical society (Since 2017)
  4. Member in Association of pharmaceutical research - PMIN51000117 (2019-2020)


Research project




Formulation and clinical evaluation of mangosteen and seaweed-based face serum

Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)



On going


Formulation and evaluation of mangosteen and seaweed-based face cream for anti-acne effect

Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)




On going


Effect of Emblica Officinalis in acrylamide induced toxicity on urogenital system of albino rats.


Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)



Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UCSI University

On going


Chocolate based fast melting drug delivery for Amlodipine besylate



On going

Development of sunscreen cream base using natural excipients



On going

Investigation of formulation variables in the development of Nateglinide nanocrystals




Investigation of filler effects on physical properties of cocoa butter base Fast Melt Tablets


Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Cyberjaya



Effect of polymers on the dissolution and release behavior of Nateglinide in sustained release matrix tablets.





Effect of polymers and processing method on physical characterization of orally disintegrating film





Design and characterization of self-Micro-emulsifying drug delivery system of Anticancer drug for oral bioavailability

Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)



Faculty of Pharmacy, KPJ healthcare university college






PhD students (Current)

  • Ms. Malarvani


Master students (Current)

  • Mr. Mvouma Otha Evans Rodney Marlon


Master students (Completed)

  • Ms. Tahani Islam (2019)

Undergraduate students (Current)

  • Mr. Brian Alvin Fam Kai Sheng
  • Ms. Ong Khai Kee


Undergraduate students (Completed)

  • Ms. Ng Chia Huey (2019)
  • Ms. Pearly Chia Zhi Qing (2019)
  • Ms. Nur Ain Binti Oma (2019)
  • Ms. Amanda Ng Thing Wei (2018)
  • Ms. Kheng Yi-Ing Sim (2017)


  1. Muhammad Suhail, Ashok Kumar Janakiraman*, Arshad Khan, Abid Naeem, Syed Faisal Badshah (2019). Surfactants and their Role in Pharmaceutical Product Development: An overview. J pharma pharmaceutics, 6(2), 72-82.
  2. Ramkanth S, Ashok Kumar J, Thiruvegadarajan V.S and Gopinath C (2016). Preparation and characterization of self-microemulsifying drug delivery system of carvedilol. Int. J. Res. Pharm. Sci, 7(2), 157-163.
  3. Mohamed Saleem Thattakudian Sheik Uduman*, Prema Rathinam, Yogendrachari Karuru, Gangadhar Obili, Gopinath Chakka, Ashok Kumar Janakiraman (2017). GC-MS Analysis of Ethyl Acetate Extract of Whole Plant of Rostellularia diffusa. Pharmacogn J, 9(1), 70-72.
  4. Ashok Kumar Janakiraman, Sumathi A, Mohamed Saleem T, Ramkanth S, Odaya Kumar P, Gopal Venkatachalam (2017). Design and evaluation of Carvedilol nanocrystals sustained release Tablets. J Appl Pharm Sci, 7(4), 61-68.  10.7324/JAPS.2017.70408  
  5. Saminathan Kayarohanam1 G. Nagarajan, Ashok Kumar Janakiraman, S Kavimani (2018). Antidiabetic Activity of 80% Aqueous Methanolic Bark and Leaf Extract of Dolichandrone atrovirens.  Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res, 48(1), 122-127.
  6. Madhan Kumar S.J, Ashok Kumar Janakiraman*, Saminathan K, Mohamed Saleem T (2018). Preliminary Phytochemical Screening, In Vitro and In Vivo Antioxidant Activities of Cynodon Dactylon (L.) Pers. International Journal of ChemTech Research, 11(03), 210-218.
  7. Kheng Yi-Ing Sim Kai Bin Liew, Ashok Kumar Janakiraman (2018)  Effect of polymers and processing method on physical characterization of orally disintegrating film. Int. Res. J. Pharm, 9(10), 33-38 10.7897/2230-8407.0910221
  8. Amanda Ng Thing Wei, Ashok Kumar Janakiraman*, Kai Bin Liewa, Melbha Starlin and Shiek Abdul Kadhar Mohamed Ebrahim Habibur Rahmana (2019). The effects of the combination of biodegradable and synthetic polymers on the release behaviour of Nateglinide matrix tablets.  J. Excipients and Food Chem, 10 (1), 13-22
  9. Vetriselvan Subramaniyan, Saminathan Kayarohanam, (2019) Ashok Kumar Janakiraman, Vinoth Kumarasamy. Impact of herbal drugs and its applications. Int. J. Res. Pharm. Sci, 10(2),  1340-1345.
  10. Saminathan Kayarohanam, Vetriselvan Subramaniyan, Ashok Kumar Janakiraman, Madhan Kumar S. J. (2019) Antioxidant, Antidiabetic, and Antihyperlipidemic Activities of Dolichandrone atrovirens in Albino Wistar rats. Research J. Pharm. and Tech, 12(7), 3511-3516.


  1. Design and characterization of vorinostat loaded self-microemulsifying drug delivery system, IC4IR2019: International Conference on the 4th Industrial Revolution and Its Impact, Walailak University, Thailand, March 27-30, 2019. (Poster Presentation)
  2. Design and Characterization Pulsatile Drug Delivery System of Losartan Potassium Tablets. International Conference on Recent trends in Humanities & Science, 26 October 2018, University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Kampar 31900, Perak, Malaysia (Oral Presentation)
  3. Investigation of effect of polymers and processing method on the development of orally disintegrating film. Asean Young Pharmacist Group Leadership Summit 2017, International Medical University, 11 – 13th November 2017 (Poster presentation) Asian Young Pharmacist Group Leadership Summit 2017, 11 – 13th November International Medical University, Malaysia. “Investigation of effect of polymers and processing method on the development of orally disintegrating film’’
  4. SIAP (Strengthening Industry-Academic Partnership) Conference 2017, 23rd May, UCSI University accompanied with Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.
  5. International Drug Development Workshop (IDDW). “Molecules to Medicine: From Bench to Bedside to Marketing” on 6th August 2016, UCSI University (North Wing), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  6. International conference on “Greening food Processing sector for sustainable safe food supply” Conducted at Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Thanjavur, 30th&31st October 2010.
  7. International conference on Drug delivery 29th&30th January 2010 organized by PSG College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore.
  8. International conference on Photonic Nanotechnology and Computer application Feb 2009, PRIST University, Thanjavur (ICOPNAC-2009).
  9. International Herbal Conference 2009, February 26th, 27th&28th at Bangalore.
  10. 60th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress 2008, December 12th to 14th New Delhi. 


Journal Reviewers

  1. Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
  2. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science
  3. Journal of Nanoparticles
  4. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
  5. Current drug delivery

Awards and Recognitions

  1. Malaysian Technology Expo 2020- Silver award (Asian Youth Innovation awards)

External examiner (Ph.D dissertation)

  • Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, Tamilnadu, India
  • Periyar Maniammai University, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India
  • PRIST University, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India
  • VIT University, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India
  • Sri Ramachandra University Chennai, India

Networks and Collaborations on Research

  1. Research Collaboration with KPJ University College (Pharmacokinetic studies)

Editorial Board Member

  • International Journal of Research and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Associate Editor)
  • International Journal of Pharmacometrics and Integrated Biosciences (Editor)

Community engagement

  • Fellow of Einstein Research Academy (Puducherry, India)