Dr. Rajendra Singh C


Dr. Rajendra Singh C.

Associate Professor

M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D

Department of Biotechnology Engineering



Contact Faculty

Teaching Experience

  • 15 Yrs.

Industry/Research Experience

  • Nil

VTU Assignments/ Professional Experience

  • BOE (BT composite) member VTU, Belgaum-2020


  • Biochemistry and Nanobiotechnolgy

Research Interest

  • Photochemistry
  • Investigative anticancer herbs or molecules
  • Nano Biotechnology

Research Topics

  • DNA-Small molecule interactions, Isolation of bioactive molecules, Synthesis, characterisation of Nanoparticles and their biological applications


  • Introduction to biomolecules, Biology for Engineers, Nanobiotechnology, Immunotechnology,

Funded Projects

On-going projects

Funding Agency: Bristol Mayer Squib (BBRC-USA), Bangalore

Project Title: “Unexplored bioactivity studies from fluid extract of Spathodea comapanulata”.

Year of sanction: 2016, Amount: 5000 dollars (approx. 3.14 Lakhs), Status: on-going

Past Funding

Funding Agency: Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum

Project Title: “Investigations on In vivo enzyme profiles   in response to herbal anticancer drugs using seed germination as a model system”. Duration: 2 years, 2010-2012

Amount: 6.12 Lakhs, Status: completed.

Research Publications

  • An assay for screening anti-mitotic activity of herbal extracts, G. Satyanarayana Murthy, T. P. Francis, C. Rajendra Singh, H. G. Nagendra  and Chandrashekhar Naik, Current Science, Vol. 100, No. 9, 1300-1404, 10 May 2011.
  • Antibacterial activity of Bee propolis against clinical strains of streptococcus mutans and synergism with chlorohexidine, Arul Selvan K, Rajendra Singh.C and Dr.Prabhu, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Studies and Research,  2229-4619, Vol. II/ Issue I/January- March, 2011/85-90.
  • Evaluation of Nutritional Composition of Hybrids of Waste Silkworm Pupa Bombyx Mori L As A Potential Raw Material For  Poultry Feed- A Sustainable Technology For Future, Srinivas V. Bandlamori, Mousumi Mondal, C Rajendra Singh, Ashwini M. Karkada. IJERT, Vol.1 – Issue10 (December – 2012).
  • Isolation screening and development of Bacillus sps with decolorization and degradation capabilities towards reactive dyes and textile effluents, Revansiddappa G, Chandrashekhar Naik, C Rajendra Singh, Hariharan P, Recent Research in Science and Technology, Vol 4, No 5 (2012).
  • Antifungal studies by Zno nanopowder prepared by solution combustion method, Prashanth G K, Prashanth P A, B M Nagabhushan,     H G Nagendra,  C. Rajendra Singh,  H M Sathyananda,  International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology Volume III, Issue V, May 2014, 71-75.
  • In Vitro Antimicrobial, Antioxidant and Anticancer Studies of ZnO Nanoparticles Synthesized by Precipitation Method, G. K. Prashanth, P. A. Prashanth, B. M. Nagabhushana, S. Ananda, H. G. Nagendra6, and C. Rajendra Singh, Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine 8(4):306-313 · April 2016.
  • Comparison of antimicrobial and anticancer activity of ZnO nanoparticles prepared using different precursors by hydrothermal synthesis, Prashanth Gopala Krishna,  Prashanth Pauvarahalli Ananthaswamy,Nagabhushana Bhangi Mutta, Krishnaiah Godayyanadoddi Mariyappa1, Rajendra Singh, Sathyananda Hulivana Manchegowda, Purnimaa Sasikumar Dixit, Veena Shivaprasad, Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol 10, Issue 1 (Jan-March 2017), 192-196.
  • Therapeutic properties of processed aqueous extract of Asteracantha longifolia in the human, G. Satyanarayana Murthy1, T. P. Francis, C. Rajendra Singh, K. Somasundar, H. G. Nagendra and N. B. Sridhar, Current Science, Vol. 112, no. 5, 10 March 2017.
  • Comparison of anticancer activity of biocompatible ZnO nanoparticles prepared by solution combustion synthesis using aqueous leaf extracts of Abutilon indicum, Melia azedarach and Indigofera tinctoria as biofuels, G. K. Prashanth, P. A. Prashanth, B. M. Nagabhushana, S. Ananda, G. M. Krishnaiah, H. G. Nagendra, H. M. Sathyananda, C. Rajendra Singh, S. Yogisha, S. Anand & Y. Tejabhiram (2017), Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology, DOI: 10.1080/21691401.2017.1351982.
  • Comparison of Antimicrobial, Antioxidant and Anticancer Activities of ZnO Nanoparticles Prepared by Lemon Juice and Citric Acid Fueled Solution Combustion Synthesis Prashanth G. K & Prashanth P & Meghana Ramani & Ananda S & Nagabhushana B. M & Krishnaiah G. M & Nagendra H G & Sathyananda H. M & Mutthuraju M & Rajendra Singh C, (2019), Bionanoscience (springer) 9:799–812
    (2019) 9:799–812.
  • In vitro DNA Binding, Anticancer and Molecular Docking Studies of New Sydnone Compounds Syed lidia hossain, manoj mathews,  b.n.veerabhadraswamy, b. kirankumar, c.v. yelmaggad, and  C Rajendra singh, Asian Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 33, No. 9 (2021), 2082-2092.
  • Antiproliferative, apoptosis‑inducing activity and molecular docking studies of sydnone compounds, Syed Lidia Hossain, Manoj Mathews, Veerabhadra Swamy Bhyranalyar Nagarajappa, B. Kiran Kumar, Channabasa veshwar Yelmaggad Veerappa, C. Rajendra Singh, Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics (2021) – Accepted


No. Of Ph.Ds/M.sc Eng. Projects Guided/ Guiding- 4

Membership of Professional Bodies

Honours & Achievements

  • Second Prize in oral presentation oral presentation on “A Photobiological Approach for Rapid Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles and its Bioactivity Studies” at National conference on Molecular medicine and Nanobiotechnology 2010 at NIMHANS, Bangalore conducted by Sir MVIT and Reva institute of Science and Management
  • Best poster award at International seminar on Recent trends and experimental approaches in Science, Technology, Nature and Management , on 23rd and 24th December 2018 at Jodhpur.

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