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Participation in Workshop/ conference/ Seminars/Arogya Mela:  27

Monographs: 81

Publications: 60

Presentation: 18 ( National 4,International 14)

Conference & Workshop Organised: Conducted a 6 days CME training programme on, “Analytical Techniques used in standardization of ASU drugs” for AYUSH doctors during 17.4.2023 to 22.4.2023.


Dr. R.Shakila

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Academic Qualification: M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Specialization: Analytical chemistry, Phytochemistry, Instrumentation (HPTLC/HPLC/PXRD)


Additional Qualification:

Diploma in Factory Law Management


Personal Details:
Marital Status: Married

Date of Birth: 21/06/1973

Date of Joining: 19/12/2010

Research Experience & Area of Specialisation

  • 22 years of research experience in standardization of ISM drugs.
  • Analytical chemistry, Phytochemistry, Instrumentation (HPTLC/HPLC/PXRD).


Current Project:
To develop Pharmacopoeia monographs on single drugs of plant origin sponsored by PCIM & H.

Completed Projects:

Intramural Research Project:-
Isolation of chemical marker from selected plants used in Reproductive and child Health.
2.Analysis of Inorganic composition of Selected plants used in Siddha system.

Extramural Research Project :-
To develop pharmacopoeial monographs on Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) of manufacturing processes and quality standards of Ayurveda/ Siddha/ Unani/ Homoeopathy (ASU&H) formulations (including stability studies) sponsored by PCIM & H.


Web of Science (SCIE) Indexed Journals
  • Sujith T, Murugammal S, Shakila R , Gopinath P. Screening of lupeol, lupeol acetate, β-sitosterol, ρ-coumaric acid and protocatechuic acid in Hemidesmus indicus (L.) R.Br. & Decalepis hamiltonii Wight & Arn. followed by quantification using HPTLC for quality assessment. Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. 2023; Scopus IF: 3.9.
  • Thanalakshmi J, Archana, Senthilkumar S, Shakila R , Pazhanivel N, Subhashini S. Role of caloric vestibular stimulation in improvement of motor symptoms and inhibition of neuronal degeneration in rotenone model of Parkinson's disease – An experimental study. Physiol Int. 2020; 107(3): 390-405. DOI: IF: 1.697
  • Subashini S, Raju K, Sujith T, Shyamala R, Shakila R.Differentiation of Market Samples of Chennai Nagakesara and Nagakesara by Chromatographic Techniques. Indian J Pharmaceut Sci 2021; 83 (4), 775-84. DOI: 10.36468/pharmaceutical-sciences.829. IF 0.5
  • Sunilkumar KN, Shakila R , Balakrishna K, Amerjothi S. Phytochemical examination of compounds from Mango mistletoe - Helicanthus elastica (Desr.) Danser. Indian J Chem Sec B. 2015; 54B(7): 924-929. Scopus IF: 0.5.
  • 5. A. Saraswathy, R. Shakila , Mercy Lavanya S, A. Arunmozhi Devi. Volatile constituents of Illicium griffithii Hook f. et. fruit and its antimicrobial activity. Phcog Mag. 2010; 2(23): 208-211. DOI: 10.4103/0973-1296.66938. PMCID: PMC2950384. IF: 0.5
Web of Science (ESCI) Indexed Journals
  • Brinda S, Mandal AK, Vinayak S, Shree Devi MS, Sunil Kumar KN, Shakila R , Sathiyarajeswaran P, Kiruthiga G. Standardization of Kirāmpu Kutinīr Decoction and Extract Granules using pharmacognostic, physicochemical and HPTLC Studies. Int J Pharm Investigation 2021; 11(4): 1-6. DOI: 10.5530/ijpi.2021.3.52. IF: 0.5.
  • Mandal AK, Shakila R, Thatipelli S, Rubeena M, Sunilkumar KN, Thilagam A, Ganesan R. Quality Standards and Anti-oxidant Activity of Siddha Formulation Cuvacakutori Chooranam. Int. J. Pharm. Investigation. 2019; 9(3): 128-34. DOI: 10.5330/ijpi.2019.3.24. IF: 0.5.
  • Susikumar S, Gokula Kannan S, Achintya Kumar Mandal, Shakila R , Sunil Kumar KN, Senthilvel G. Macro-microscopic and HPTLC Atlas of Canavalia gladiata (Jacq.) DC. Fruit. Phcog Res. 2023; 15(2): 277-287. DOI:10.5530/pres.15.2.030. IF:0.7
  • Sujith T, Susikumar S, Sunilkumar KN, Radha P, Shakila R , Gopinath P. Detection of adulteration of Decalepis hamiltonii Wight & Arn. With Hemidesmus indicus (L.) R. Br. by pharmacognostic, molecular DNA fingerprinting by RAPD, chemical and HPTLC studies. Plant Science Today. 2021; 8(3): 610–620. IF: 0.9.
  • Mandal A K, Sujith T, Rajesh A, Divya KG, Sunilkumar KN, Shakila R . Powdermicroscopic, physicochemical and chromatographic approach for the quality control of anti-hypertensive drug Rattha Piththathirku Kudinir Chooranam. Plant Science Today. 2021; 8(3): 604–609. IF: 0.9.
  • Brindha S, Remya A, Divya KG, Rubeena M, Erni B, Murugammal S, ShakilaR , Sunilkumar KN. Key distinguishing characters (KDCs) of official (Boerhaavia diffusa L.) and commonly mistaken (Trianthema portulacastrum L.) sources of Mukkirattai of Siddha. Plant Science Today. 2020; 7(3): 391-403. DOI: IF: 0.9.
  • Radha P, Divya KG, Udhayavani C, Murugammal S, Shakila R , Sunil Kumar KN. Morpho-anatomy and HPTLC profiling of Senna Mill. seeds used in traditional system of Indian medicine. Pharmacogn. Res. 2023; 15(3): 551-561. DOI: 10.5530/pres.15.3.058. IF:0.7.
  • Mandal AK, Divya KG, Habeebmon KC, Sunil Kumar KN, Shakila R . Fingerprints of two medicinal species of Alternanthera – A. ficoidea and A. sessilis to facilitate differentiation in dried form. Indian J Nat Prod Resour. 2022; 13(4): 525-536. DOI: 10.56042/ijnpr.v13i4.58016. Scopus IF:0.8.
  • Mandal AK, Shakila R. Pharmacopoeial Standards for Venpucani Ilakam - a classical Siddha medicine.Int J Ayur Med. 2022; 13(4): 939-943. IF: 0.2
  • Susikumar S, Sunil Kumar KN,Madhavraj V, Shakila R, Sekar T, Ilavarasan R. Macro-microscopy and HPTLC Atlas of Heartwood of Erythroxylum monogynum Roxb. (Indian Bastard Sandalwood). Pharmacog Res. 2023; 15(1): 176-183. DOI:10.5530/097484900201. IF:0.7
  • Rajesh A, Padmini D, Indumathi M, Sujith T, Mandal AK, Ganesan R, Shakila R. Antimicrobial activity and Quality Control Parameters of Taḷicati Vatakam - a Classical Siddha Drug. Int J Ayur Med. 2022;13(2): 463-468. IF: 0.2
  • Shakila R , Saravanan M, Subashini S, Sujith T, Mandal AK, Rajesh A. Development of chromatographic fingerprint profile and multielemental analysis of Datura metel L. Pharmacog Res. 2022; 14(2): 146-152. DOI: 10.5530/pres.14.2.21. IF:0.7
  • Sujith T, Mandal AK, Shakila R. Chemical Standards and HPTLC Finger Print Profiles of a Siddha Polyherbal Formulation- Kadukkai Legiyam. Int J Ayur Med. 2021; 12(4): 922-926. IF: 0.2.
  • Mandal AK, Saravanan M, Subashini S, Sujith T, Rajesh A, Shakila R. Characterization of Solanum surattense Burm.f fruit through chromatographic, chemical and analytical methods. J Young Pharm 2021; 13(4): 370-374. DOI: 10.5530/jyp.2017.9.95. IF: 0.4.
  • Sujith T, Shakila R , Mandal AK, Divya KG, Mahesh F, Sunilkumar KN, Ganesan R. Powder Microscopic, Physicochemical, HPTLC and Antioxidant Studies on Noccik Kudinir Chooranam – A Polyherbal Siddha Formulation. J Young Pharm. 2019; 11(4): 371-6. DOI:10.5530/jyp.2019.11.76. IF: 0.4.
  • Murugammal S, Gandhi MR, Pandikumar P, Shakila R,Ilavarasan R. Lactivity of Epaltes pygmaea (DC) whole plant extracts against Culex quinquefasciatus Say, Aedes aegypti L. and Anopheles stephensi Liston larvae. Int J Pharmaceut Sci Res. 2020; 11(3): 1296-8. DOI: 10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.11(3).1296-98.
  • Akila B, Manickavasakam K, Shakila R . Pharmacognostical and physicochemical studies on Adhatoda vasica Nees seed. Int J Pharmaceut Sci Res 2014; 5(12): 1000-1009.
Scopus Indexed Journals
  • Murugammal S, Subashini S, Shakila R . Method development and validation for quantification of six bioactive compounds (andrographolide, columbin, gallic acid, ρ-coumaric acid, piperine and oleanolic acid) by High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography. J Complement Integr Med. 2022; PMID: 36384045 IF: 1.824.
  • Shakila R , Saravanan M, Rajesh A, Sujith T, Mandal AK. Proximate analysis, HPTLC finger print analysis and Multi Spectrometric analysis of Strychnos nux-vomica nuts. J Complement Integr Med. 2021; PMID: 34957732 IF: 1.824.
  • Sushanth NK, Vijayalakshmi S, Dayanand Reddy G, Sunil Kumar KN, Shakila R . Protective effect of hydro alcoholic extract of Aloe vera supplemented by zinc on the testis of wistar albino rats exposed to cadmium. Int. J. Res. Pharm. Sci., 2020; 11 (SPL4):2128-2133. DOI:
  • Sivaranjani K, Shakila R , Manickavasakam K. Standardisation of Siddha Polyherbal Formulation Parangipattai chooranam. Int J Res Ayurveda Pharm 2015; 6(4): 443-448. DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.06485.
  • Subashini, R. Shakila . Identification of phytoconstituents of Cirunakappu by gas chromatography– mass spectrometry. Int J Green Pharm. 2020; 14(3): 274-279. DOI:
  • Murugammal S, Meeradevi Sri P, Shakila R, Ilavarasan R. Exploration of antibacterial activity of various extracts of Epaltes pygmaea DC. against few bacterial organisms. Int J Res Ayurveda Pharm. 2018; 9(2):52-56. DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.09235.
  • Sunilkumar KN, Shakila R , Amerjothy S. Physicochemical evaluation, nutraceutical composition and HPLC‑UV fingerprint of Helicanthus elastica (Desr.) Danser (Indian Mango Mistletoe). Int J Green Pharm 2014; 8(3): 175-179.DOI:
  • Elankani P, Murugammal S, Shakila R , Pitchiahkumar M, Kabilan N. Chemical Standardization of Thetran Vithai Kutinir Chooranam - An Antidiabetic Siddha Polyherbal Formulation. Pharmacog J. 2019; 11(5): 1106-13. DOI: 10.5530/pj.2019.11.173
  • Mandal AK, Shakila R , Divya KG, Rubeena M, Sunil Kumar KN, Sathiyarajeswaran P. Pharmacognostical-physico-chemical Evaluation and Development of HPTLC Finger print for Cichorium intybus L. fruits. Pharmacog J. 2017; 10(4): 694-699. DOI :10.5530/pj.2018.4.115
  • Shakila R . Review on Sphaeranthus indicus Linn. (Koṭṭaikkarantai). Phcog Rev . 2013; 7(14): 157-169. DOI: 10.4103/0973-7847.120517. PMCID: PMC3841994.
  • Saraswathi A, Sunil Kumar KN, Shakila R , Ariyanathan S. Pharmacopoeial standards for roots of Cocos nucifera Linn. Phcog J. 2010; 2(12): 498-501.
  • A.Saraswathi, A.K.Meena, R.Shakila , K.N.Sunil Kumar, S.Ariyanathan. Standardisation studies on Alangium salvifolium (Linn.f.) Wang. root bark. Phcog J. 2010; 2(11): 374-380.
  • A.Saraswathy, R. Shakila , K.N.Sunil Kumar. HPTLC finger print profile of some Cinnamomum species. Phcog J. 2010; 2(7): 211-215.
Other Peer Reviewed Journals
  • R.Ganesan, R.Nithya, B.Nandhini, R.Shakila , A.Rajesh, F. Mahesh P.Sathiya Rajeswaran. Phytochemical analysis of siddha polyherbal formulation Arathai Kudineer Churnam. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(6): 2467-2470.
  • S. Murugammal, R.Shakila , R. Ilavarasan. Identification of Phyto constituents and Development of TLC and HPTLC finger print profiles for Epaltes pygmaea DC. Int. Res. J. Pharm . 2019; 10(10):109-114. DOI: 10.7897/2230-8407.1010308
  • KG. Divya, M. Rubeena, A. Remya, B. Erni, S. Brindha, T. Sujith, K N. Sunil Kumar, R. Shakila. Identity profile of Moringa oleifera Lam. Flower. Int. J Bot Studies . 2019; 4(4): 90-99.
  • Shakila R, Arul Antony S, Gopakumar K. Lipid Composition of Desmostachya bipinnata rootstock. Der Chemica Sinica 2014; 5(5): 47-51. IF: 0.676.
  • A.Saraswathy, K. Amala, R. Shakila , K.N.Sunil Kumar. Pharmacognostic and Preliminary phytochemical studies on the stem of Terminalia alata Heyne ex Roth. JMAPS . 2009: 31(1): 42-47.
  • Shakila R , Arul Antony S, Sathiyarajeswaran P. Chemical standardization of Desmostachya bipinnata (linn.) stapf. Rootstock. European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences . 2016: 3(10): 387.
  • Lakshmikantham T, Ganapathy G, Shakila R, Geetha A, Banumathy A. Standardization of Nandhi Mezhugu, a poly herbomineral Siddha formulation. Journal of Pharmacy Research. 2016: 10(10); 666-673.
  • ShakilaR , Ganesan R, Meeradevi Sri P, Arul Antony S, Sathiyarajeswaran P. Antimicrobial studies of Coldenia procumbens Linn. whole plant. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2017; 5(4): 25-27.
  • Meena S, Kaniraja S, Shakila R, Shree Devi MS, Sathiya Rajeswaran P.Standardization of a polyherbal formulation Vajravalli Chooranam. Int J Pharm Tech Res. 2016; 9(6): 191-99.
  • R. Shakila , R Jayachandran, Shyamala Rajkumar, A. Kanagarajan, P Sathiyarajeswaran. Chemical Standardization of Mucamparap Parru. International Journal of Pharmacognosy. 2016; 3(1): 35-42. DOI: 10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.IJP.3(1).35-42
  • Anitha John, Sasikala E, Jayachandran R, Shakila R , Sathiyarajeswaran P. Standardization of Chuntaivatral chooranam – a polyherbal siddha formulation. European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research 2015; 2(7): 156-160.
  • Jayasree D, Shakila R , Meeradevi Sri P. Evaluation of antibacterial activity of ethanolic extract of Butea monosperma (Lam.) Kuntz pod. J Pharmaceut Chem Biol Sci 2015; 3(1): 01-05.
  • Sariga CD, Shakila R , Kothai S. Isolation, characterization and quantification of bergenin from Syzygium cumini stem bark. International Research Journal of Pharmacy. 2015; 6(2): 108-110.
  • Chitra B, Ramaswamy RS, Shakila R . Characterization of a siddha drug (Pũrṇa Cantirotaya Centũram): an approach to standardization. Int J Pharm Bio Sci 2015; 6(1): (P) 567-577.
  • Shakila R, Arul Antony S, Gopakumar K. Phytochemical studies on Desmostachyabipinnata rootstock. Int J Pharm Bio Sci 2015; 6(1): (P) 305-310.
  • Aarthi V, Shakila R , Sasikala E, Pitchiahkumar M. Pharmacognostical studies on Ehretia microphylla Lamk. Asian Journal of Traditional Medicine 2014; 9(5): 118-129.
  • Lavanya A, ShakilaR , Sasikala E, Ayyasamy S. Pharmacognostical studies on the leaves of Canavalia virosa (Roxb.) Wight & Arn. Asian Journal of Traditional Medicine. 2014; 9(1): 8-17.
  • Shakila R, Meeradevi Sri P, Arul Antony S, Gopakumar K.Antimicrobial Studies on Desmostachyabipinnata rootstock.J Pharmaceut Chem Biol Sci 2014; 2(3): 197-201.
  • Akila B, Manickavasakam K, Shakila R . Analytical study on siddha herbomineral formulation: Chandrakanthi chooranam. Int J Pharm Bio Sci 2014; Oct 5(4): (P) 175 – 185.
  • Akila B, Manickavasakam K, Shakila R.Chemical Analysis of Gomutra Silasathu Parpam. Int J Drug Delivery 2014; 6(1): 88-93.
  • Shakila R, Elankani P, Jegajothipandian S. Development of finger print profiles for Androgrphis echioides Nees. and Andrographis paniculata Nees. Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2014; 6(1): 22-29.
  • Priya F, Shakila R , Sathiyarajeswaran P, Pitchiahkumar M. Standardization of Milagathi Choornam. International J Herbal Medicine. 2014; 1(6): 69-74.
  • Shakila R . Chromatographic studies on Artemisia nilagiria Leaf Volatile oil. Asian J Pharm Life Sci. 2013; 3(3): 185-190.
  • A. Saraswathy, K. Amala, R. Shakila , N.S. Hema Kumar. Pharmacognostic, physico-chemical and preliminary phytochemical studies on stem bark of Caesalpinia coriaria (Jacq.) Willd. J Pharm Res.2011; 4(6): 1666-9.
  • Saraswathy A, Shakila R. Quantitative estimation of geranial and luteolin from Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf. leaf using high performance thin layer chromatography. Indian Drugs 2008; 45(8): 663-666.
  • Saraswathy A, Joy S, Shakila R. Quantification of tamarindienal from Tamarindus indica Linn. fruit using high performance thin layer chromatography. Indian Drugs 2007; 44(5): 398-400.

Book Publications

81 monographs which are published in the book series of “ Quality Standards of Indian Medicinal Plants (QSIMP) ”, Vol. 5-14, published by Indian Council of Medical Research , New Delhi.

Monograph on Ayush Kudinir Chooranam published by PCIM

Chapter In Book K Santhiya-Nair, P Logeiswariy, S Sreeramanan, R Shakila, Y Chen, YH Leong, S Karupiah, S Sasidharan. Purification of herbal biomolecules. In: Herbal Biomolecules in Healthcare Applications. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Academic Press: 2022, p47-62.

Abroad Visit

Place of visit

Japan (Osaka)


22.7.2018 to 26.7.2018

Purpose of visit



Won the first prize for oral presentation in International Conference on Green Technologies for Sustainable Development (GTSD-2022) during15 &16th December 2022 organized by Department of Plant Biotechnology, Presidency College, Chennai. (Narayana K, Rajesh C, Shakila R, Sunilkumar KN, Abdul Kader S. Comparison of phytochemical similarities of aerial parts of three Pterospermum sp. by HPTLC fingerprinting.)

Won the first prize for poster paper in International conference “Dr.Parivendar Research Colloquium (DPRC 2022)” organized by SRM Institute of Technology, Kattangkulathur, Chennai (Sujith T, Murugammal S, Subashini S, Shakila R, Gopinath P. Screening of lupeol, lupeol acetate, β-sitosterol, ρ-coumaric acid and protocatechic acid in Hemidesmus indicus & Decalepis hamiltonii and Quantification followed by validation by using high-performance thin-layer chromatography.)

The paper, “Shakila R , Ganesan R, Arul Antony S, Duraipandiyan V. Analytical and HPTLC studies on Coldenia procumbens Linn. whole plant. Journal of Innovations in Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences. 2017; 4(2): 28-35” has been awarded the certificate of appreciation by Dr.P.D.Sethi Annual Award – 2018 for the best research papers on application of TLC/HPTLC in Pharma, Herbal and Miscellaneous analysis.

A.Saraswathy, R. Shakila , K.N.Sunil Kumar. HPTLC finger print profile of some Cinnamomum species.Pharmacognosy Journal 2010; 2(7): 211-215. has been awarded the certificate of appreciation by Dr.P.D.Sethi Annual Award – 2010 for the best research papers on application of TLC/HPTLC in Pharma, Herbal and Miscellaneous analysis.

A.Saraswathi, A.K.Meena, R.Shakila , K.N.Sunil Kumar, S.Ariyanathan. Standardisation studies on Alangium salvifolium (Linn.f.) Wang. root bark. Pharmacognosy Journal 2010; 2(11): 374-380” has been awarded the certificate of appreciation by Dr.P.D.Sethi Annual Award – 2010 for the best research papers on application of TLC/HPTLC in Pharma, Herbal and Miscellaneous analysis.