Dr. Nagashekhara Molugulu


School of Pharmacy

+603 5514 6024
Room  2-5-07

Dr. Nagashekhara Molugulu has experience in various fields such as Pharmaceutical products manufacturing, sales, marketing and also in academics. His vast experience in the industry and academia contribute significantly to the work readiness of students.  With his unique techno-commercial knowledge, many industry consultancy projects are executed successfully. ​


- Doctor of Philosophy in Management, UNIRAZAK (2012)

- Master in Pharmaceutical Management and Marketing, Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. Bangalore, Karnataka, India (2000)

- Bachelor of Pharmacy, SJM College of Pharmacy, Kuvempu University, Karnataka, India (1996)


Jan 2015 to July 2018 - Principal consultant to InQPharm Sdn Bhd in formulation development of enteric coated herbal product

Employment History

July 2019 - Current - Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia

Oct 2015 to May 2019 - HOD, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, International Medical University, Bukit Jalil, Malaysia

Jan 2014 to Sept 2015 - Programme Director, Master of Formulation Science, International Medical University, Bukit Jalil, Malaysia

July 2013 to Jan 2014 - Lecture III, Pharmaceutical technology department International Medical University, Bukit Jalil, Malaysia

Jan 2013 to July 2013 - Head of the department, Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Asia Metropolitan University, Cheras, Malaysia

Jan 2007 to Jan 2013 - Senior Lecturer: Asia Metropolitan University, (Formerly known as Masterskill University College of Health Sciences)

Jan 2004 to Jan 2007 - Senior Lecturer: PES College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Oct 2003 to Jan 2004 - Senior product specialist: ZYDUS NEUROSCIENCES, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Oct 2000 to Oct 2003 - Sales Officer: SUN Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Mar 1998 to Aug 1998 - Production Chemist: BAL Pharma Ltd, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Jan 1997 to Mar 1998 - Manufacturing chemist: Medo Pharma Ltd, Malur. Karnataka, India.

Awards and Honours


  • Received an award for the successful development of Master of Pharmacy Practice programme at International Medical University


  • Received a certificate of appreciation from InQpharm Sdn Bhd for the exceptional scientific knowledge and technical support

Professional Membership

  • Registered Pharmacist in Karnataka State Pharmacy Council, India
  • Member of American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS 2018)

- Business ethics in Pharmaceutical Industry and other related industry

- Consumer behavior

- Pharmaceutical marketing and management related projects

- Formulation development and evaluation of solid dosage forms

- Pharmacy education research

Scholarly Journals (Refereed Only)


A. Tumkur, S. Kwan, J. Chee, H. Teoh, P. Ingle, N. Molugulu, PHP269 - DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF MALAYSIAN MODEL OF PHARMACEUTICAL PICTOGRAMS, Value in Health, Volume 21, Supplement 3, 2018, Page S195.


Ugandar R E, Dinesh Kumar Sharma, Kiran C. Nilugal, Nagashekhara Molugulu. Flurbiprofen ophthalmic solutions targeting the posterior segment of eye: An ex-vivo study and a novel prodrug approach on excised goat cornea” European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research, 2017, 4(8), 400-418.

Molugulu N, Lai Shu Yee, Yew Tze Ye, Tan Chew Khee, Lee Zhen Nie, Neoh Jia Yee, Tian Kar Yee, Tan Chee Liang, Prashant Kesharwani “Systematic review of metformin monotherapy and dual therapy with sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor (SGLT-2) in treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus”, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Oct; 2017;132:157-168. (ISI IF: 3.639; CiteScore: 3.41; Tier: Q1).

Choudhury H, Gorain B, Pandey M, Chatterjee LA, Sengupta P, Das A, Molugulu N, Kesharwani P. Recent update on nanoemulgel as topical drug delivery system. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, July 2017; 106(7):1736-1751. (CiteScore: 2.84; Tier: Q1).

Sasikala Chinnappan, Palanisamy Sivanandy, Rajenthina Sagaran and Nagashekhara Molugulu “Assessment of Knowledge of Diabetes Mellitus in the Urban Areas of Klang District, Malaysia” MDPI Journal, Pharmacy 2017, 5, 11.


Molugulu N, Gubbiyappa KS, Vasudeva Murthy CR, Lumae L, Mruthyunjaya A T. Evaluation of self-reported medication adherence and its associated factors among epilepsy patients in Hospital Kuala Lumpur, J Basic Clin Pharma 2016; 7:105-9.

C R Vasudeva Murthy, Molugulu Nagashekhara et al., Ethical, Social and Legal Intricacies on Facial Transplant. Anthropologist, 2016, 25(12):117-121 (Tier: Q2)

Molugulu N, Tumkur A, Nilugul K. “Study of premenstrual syndrome among future healthcare professionals in Masterskill global college” International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical sciences, 8(2); 2016, 66-71 (Tier: Q3).


Molugulu N, Vasudeva Murthy C R, Anil Tumkur Mruthyunjaya, Lim Li Ann “An Empirical Study on Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Usage among Malaysian Cancer Patients” Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 2015;16(15):6237-41(Tier: Q2).

Kiran C. Nilugal, M J Kaur, Nagashekhara Molugulu, U R Ethiraj, M Arief, A I Chittur “Patients attitudes and satisfaction towards community pharmacy in Selangor, Malaysia” Le Pharmacien Hospitalier et Clinicien, 2015 (Tier: Q3).

Kiran C. Nilugal, Natasha Thaker, Nagashekhara Molugulu “The effectiveness of communication skills, team work and professionalism: A study on the performance of pharmaceutical industry employees” Der Pharmacia Lettre, 2015, 7 (7):396-404 (Tier: Q3).

Books / Book Chapter

Bapi Gorain, Nagashekhara Molugulu et al., “Dendrimer-Based Nanocarriers in Lung Cancer Therapy- Nanotechnology-Based Targeted Drug Delivery Systems for Lung Cancer” https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-815720-6.00007-1.

Rakesh Tekade, Namrata Soni, Soni Neetu, Rahul Maheshwari, Nidhi Raval, Nagashekhara Molugulu, Muktika Tekade “Omics-Driven Novel Technologies in Food and Nutrition Research” Oct 2017: 19-60. A book chapter in “Nutrigenomics and Nutraceuticals” Clinical Relevance and Disease Prevention. Taylors and Francis group, CRC press.

Industry consultancy projects completed:

2017 - 2018

Hira Choudhury, Nagashekhara Molugulu et al., Formulation development of herbal compound (IQP-LU-101) by granulation process- InQpharm Sdn Bhd. Project cost: RM 61,389.90

2016 - 2017

Venkata Srikanth Meka, Nagashekhara Molugulu et al., Formulation development of stable enteric coated tablets of a herbal compound IQP-AS2 - InQpharm Sdn Bhd. Project cost: RM 53,435.00

2015 - 2016

Venkata Srikanth Meka, Nagashekhara Moluguluet al., Formulation development of enteric coated IQP–AS tablets -  InQpharm Sdn Bhd. Project cost: RM 45,000.00

Internal grants:


Nagashekhara Molugulu, Thiagarajan Madheswaran, Lim Wei Meng, Mallikarjuna Rao Pichika “Development of potential marketable bioadhesive oral gel formulation” IMU Internal grant, RM 50,000.00

2017 - 2018

Sharifah Sulaiha S A, Vishna Devi Nadarajah, Nagashekhara Molugulu et al., “Work Readiness of IMU Graduates in the 21st Century” IMU Internal grant, RM 34,138.90

2016 - 2017

Nicole Chen, Nagashekhara Molugulu et al., “An understanding of ethical dilemmas encountered by final year medical students in their clerkship” IMU internal grant, RM 10,460.00

Postgraduate (MSc)

Annie Lee (MSc: 2018 - 2019)
Willingness to pay for pharmacist professional services (PPS): healthcare consumers’ perspectives.
- Main Supervisor

Lim Xin Yu (MSc: Completed - 2018)
The comparison of traditional wound dressing and advanced wound dressing for partial thickness burn (PTB): a systematic review study.
- Main Supervisor

Vasuki A/P Perumal (MSc: 2014 - 2016)
“Medical Tourists’ Service Quality, Perception and Behavioral Loyalty towards Selected Private Hospitals in Malaysia".
- Main Supervisor

Invited Speaker

Invited speaker on “IMU - The learning center for Industry partners” in a CPD organized in collaboration with EURO Pharma (EVONIK) and Pharmaceutical technology department, IMU on November 2018.

Invited guest speaker to talk on “Pharmaceutical industry in Malaysia” at 1st HealthNetIndia meet organized by ISPOR India Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, ACPI-KSPOR and ANN Pharmacare at ICICI Manipal academy, Bengaluru on 2nd and 3rd September 2017.

Invited talk on “Problems and remedies associated in marketing of solid dosage forms – A product manager’s view” in a “Workshop on Granulation Technology from Bench to Market “organized by International Medical University on 9 and 10 October 2017.

Invited facilitator for the “Certified life science formulation specialist” training from 30 October to 03 November 2017 organized by Dreamcatcher consultants in association with Malaysian Organization of Pharmaceutical Industries (MOPI).

Invited talk on “Traditional Chinese medicine: The process and ingredients used in traditional Chinese medicine” a CPD organized on October 6, 2016 at International Medical University organized by EVONIK industries (Jebsen and Jessen ingredients).