Dr.C.Raghu Nandanan M.Sc. Ph.D.

  • Kalady, Kerala

DIRECTOR,Adi Sankara Centre for Bio Research,Kalady,Kerala



A senior professional in Biological/Environmental Sciences and Biodiversity with 30 years of experience in experimental and research studies. Ph.D. obtained in establishing the efficacy of single herb medication of treating Kidney stones, as believed by traditional medication and medical sciences practiced in India. This is ably backed by Socio-Political service activities for over 55 continuous  years, being an active "KARYAKARTHA" in the Sangh parivar since 1959, in Sangh Sakha, Jana Sangh, BMS, Vanavasi Kalyan Ashram, Seva Bharathi and BJP in various executive capacities.

Professional Profile

Work History
2014 - Present


Adi Sankara Centre for Bio Research ,Kalady,Kerala

Planning and implementing a higher center of learning and research in Biological Sciences ,guiding  research scholars to obtain their research degrees like Ph.D and M.phil.

2010 - 2013

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Vedic Herbal Research Center,Chowara, Aluva
  • Reaserch on Monsoon,Rainfall, Kanikonna (Cassia fistula) Flowering &Weather Forecast from 1992- till date

A comprehensive and prolonged Research Study on the patterns of the 2 Monsoons of Kerala, South West (Edavapathi) & North East (Thulavarsham) occurring in Kerala and its relationship with the flowering patterns of Kanikonna (Cassia fistula) was personally pursued from the year 1991. An analytical study of these characteristics showed a pattern which could give a projection on the time, intensity and duration of the monsoon. On its basis, a scientific weather forecast on the ensuing Rain Fall can be made with 95 % accuracy. The presence and role of a Biosensor in Cassia tree is found to be a unique phenomenon which might be the reason why this ancient tree is named as Vriksha Raja in Sanskrit.

  • Publication of Research Findings:

Based on Kanikonna’s flowering behaviour, forecast on monsoon setting in and rainfall was widely published in the print media, especially, Janmabhumi,  Mathrubhoomi,  Manorama,  Janayugam  and Indian Express since 2005 every year by April 14th, till date

  • Doctoral guide for the first student, Mr. Jubin M.Balakrishnan whose thesis titled “A study on development of Personalized Medicines and its socio economic benefits” was adjudged with Award of Excellence by the adjudicators of Indian School of Business Management and Administration (ISBM) Pune, Maharashtra for which he was honoured with PhD in 2011.
2004 - 2009

Research Fellow 

Centre For Advanced Studies, Guindy Campus, Madras University

Awarded Doctoral Of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree by Madras University in 2010. The title of the Thesis: “Therapeutic Property of Scoparia dulcis Linn. a Traditional Herb in the Treatment of Kidney Stones”.

1985 - 2003

Managing Director

Pallavi Pharmaceuticals,Chowara,Aluva
  • Planned, built and commissioned Own Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Unit (Anti-Biotic Skin Ointments and Creams
  • This entire facility of manufacturing, purchase, administration, accounting and marketing all personally supervised from 1985-2002.
1994 - 1996

Hospital Administrator

PNP Memorial Hindu Medical Mission Hospital, Ponkunnam, Kottayam, Kerala
  • 2 years experience
  • Conducted regular lecturing sessions /classes in Human Biology for Nursing Students of Kalyani Amma Memorial Nursing School (attached to Hospital)
1991 - 1994

Development Manager

Janmabhumi Malayalam Daily

4 years experience in Print Media Management

1978 - 1992

Managing Partner

Silpi Printing Services ,Fountain Plaza, Egmore, Chennai 

Managed Own facility of a Printing Press (Multi-Colour Printing)

1969 - 1980

Medical Representative

Glaxo Laboratories (I) Ltd. Madras 
  • Started career as Professional Medical Representative, Glaxo Laboratories (I) Ltd.  Madras in Dec. 1969 working at Madras till 1979 and later on at Warangal till Dec.1980.

Academic Profile

2004 - 2009

Doctor of Philosophy ( Ph.D.)

Centre For Advanced Studies, Guindy Campus ,University of Madras, Chennai

  • Awarded Doctoral Of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree by Madras University in 2010. The title of the Thesis: “Therapeutic Property of Scoparia dulcis Linn. A Traditional Herb in the Treatment of Kidney Stones”.
  • Special Research Training Program in the field of “Allergy and Immunology” at ALLERGY and ASTHMA CENTER, Norfolk, Virginia, USA in 2007, approved by University of Madras.
1967 - 1969

Master Of Science (M.Sc) in Botany

Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu
1964 - 1967

Bachelor Of Science (B.Sc) in Botany 

Madras University
1963 - 1964

Pre-University Course

Madras University
1962 - 1963


Board of Public Examination, Kerala State


1973 - 1974

Diploma in Marketing Management

IMM Madras

Socio Political  Profile

Book Publication

Extra academic achievements

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