Avanthi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences is headed by Dr. Tadikonda. Rama Rao, who obtained his B.Pharm & M.Pharm from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He qualified at GATE-91 and also awarded with Senior Research Fellowship by CSIR, New Delhi. He obtained Ph.D degree from Andhra University in 2001. He has 21 years of professional experience which include 11 years of Teaching experience(UG & PG), 6 years of Industrial experience and 4 years of Research experience.
He worked as Assistant Manager – Product Development in GlaxoSmithkline pharmaceuticals Limited, Bangalore and as R&D Manager in Natco Pharma Limited, Hyderabad. He published 47 research papers in National and International Journals to his credit. He is life member of IPA & APTI. Under his guidance one scholar was awarded with Ph. D, 6 scholars submitted their Ph. D thesis and 31 students were awarded with M. Pharmacy. Right now, he is guiding 4 research scholars for Ph.D and 6 students for M.Pharm projects.