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Dr. Alakh Niranjan Sahu
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering and Technology IIT BHU
ansahu.phe@iitbhu.ac.in
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Area of Interest: 
Pharmacognosy & Herbal Drug Technology

Native of Chirikipada Sasan, Berhampur, Ganjam, Odisha

Educational Background

  • B.Pharm. (2002): R.I.P.S., Berhampur University, Berhampur, Odisha
  • M.Pharm. (2004): Pharmacognosy, BIT MESRA, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  • Ph.D. (2014): IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India

Teaching Experience: 15 years
Courses Taught

Undergraduate

  • Biology ( BL101, Institute Course)
  • Universal Human Values - I (H101 - Institute Course)
  • Universal Human Values - II (H102 - Institute Course)
  • Basics of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PH101)
  • Natural Drugs and Excipients (PH341)
  • Industrial Pharmacognosy (PH342)
  • Natural Products and Phytotherapy (PH441)
  • Nutraceuticals and Herbal Cosmetics (PH443 - Open Elective)

Postgraduate

  • Medicinal Plant Biotechnology (PH542)
  • Herbal Drug Formulation & Standardization (PH543)
  • Herbal Drug Technology (PH544)
  • Separation Techniques of Bioactives (PH545)

PhD

  • Advanced Pharmacognosy  (PH7105)

    Research Areas

    • Preparation & characterization of carbon dots from medicinal plants for healthcare and environmental applications
    • Herbal drug formulation & standardization
    • Quality control studies of medicinal plants
    • Isolation, characterization & quantification of bioactive phytoconstituents

    Funded Projects   
           
    As Principal Investigator:

    Phytochemical and pharmacological evaluations of bioactivity guided fractions of medicinal plants of Tripura under Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India DBT’s Twinning Programme, 2018 (26.5 lakhs)
     
    As Principal Investigator: Phytochemical standardization and pharmacological evaluation of some potential anti- gastroduodenal ulcer plants: RPS – AICTE, New Delhi  2007 (10.65 lakhs)
     
    As Co- Principal Investigator:
    i) Analytical study of  Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana of Jayapur and Nagapur in Varanasi District:  MGNCRE Minor Action Research Project,  Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, September 2021 (Rs 2.00 lakhs) 

    ii) Evaluation of reversal potential of Bryonia laciniosa seeds (Shivlingi) extract against Bisphenol-A    induced epigenetic changes during pre and post natal development in rat model: A focus on female    reproductive health: UGC, New Delhi, December 2018 (10.0 lakhs) 
     
    iii) Standardization of  Cryptocoryne  sprialis (Retzius) Fisch.ex.wydler  and Aconitum heterophyllum Wall.: AYUSH, New Delhi, 2009 (16.50 lakhs) 
     
    iv) Ethnomedicinal plants as a source of new therapeutic agents against psoriasis: AYUSH, New Delhi, 2007 (18.00 lakhs) 

    Research Guidance

    • Ph.D.: 03 ongoing
    • M. Pharm: 17 completed; 01 ongoing
    • M.Tech. (IDD): 05 completed
    • B.Pharm. / B.Tech.: 25
    • As Mentor: Young Scientist (SERB): 01
    • As Mentor: DIH project: 01

    Reviewer: Peer reviewer of various scientific journals
        A. Elsevier Journals
        B. Bentham Science Journals
        C. Taylor & Francis Journals
        D. Springer
        E. Wiley

    Seminars / Conferences / Workshops / Training / Courses: Participated
     
    Participated in workshop on Grant Writing under Biological Sciences domain conducted on December 09, 2020 through video conferencing by Scheme for Transformational and Advanced Research in Sciences, Ministry of Education, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
     
    Participated in High Performance Computing Workshop organized by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune (India), DST-Centre for Inter Disciplinary Mathematical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi (India) and Department of Computer Engineering, IIT (BHU), Varanasi (India), 20 – 25 January 2020, BHU, Varanasi, India. 

    Participated in Interactive Session on “Phytopharmaceuticals: Development, Regulatory, IPR & Marketing Challenges”, 5 April 2019, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India.
     
    Attended Waters India Pvt Ltd., 2 days LC Method Development Certificate Course in Delhi 15-16 March, 2018.
     
    Completed Three days Public Training Programme titled “Patent Filing Procedure in India, Proceedings of Patents, Introduction to Patent specification & Patent Search”, 23 – 25 October, 2017, Rajiv Gandhi
    Institute of Intellectual Property Management, Nagpur, India.
     
    Participated in Two days workshop on “Doing MOOCs with mooKIT”, 22-23 September 2017, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India.
     
    Participated in Global Initiative of Academic Network (GIAN), MHRD, Government of India  – International Winter Term Course – 2016 on [161024B02] Natural Smart Materials for  Biomedical Applications, Department of Chemistry, Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, 07 – 11 November, 2016.
     
    Participated in  National workshop on “Faculty Development Program”, 29-31 March 2015, TLC, IIT (BHU) and TLC, IIT, Madras, Varanasi, India.
     
    Participated in  “National symposium on Molecular and Ayurvedic therapies for inflammation”, 7 February, 2015, Molecular Biology Unit, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, India.
     
    Participated in “International workshop on Bridging development divide for inclusive growth through science, technology and innovation”, 16-17 January, 2015, DST-Centre for policy research, BBA University, Lucknow, India.
     
    Participated in “National Seminar on Ancient Indian Science and Technology”, 15th  November 2014, IIT Kanpur, India.
     
    Participated in STC on“Ancient Science and Technology”, 10-14 November 2014, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India.
     
    Participated in one day workshop on “Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (MOODLE – 2014)”, 6th September, 2014, IIT (BHU), Varanasi.
     
     

    Patent Filed
    01, 2018, A multi-utility equipment, Filed: Application no.: 201811033581

    Publications, Proceedings – Full articles and Abstracts  
    Publications: 
    Patra A, Jha  S, Murthy P N, Roy D and  Sahu A N (2008)  Analgesic and antimotility activities of leaves of Hygrophilia spinosa t. Anders Pharmacologyonline 2: 821-828.
     
    Sahu A N, Damiki L, Nilanjan G and Dubey S (2008) Phytopharmacological Review of Boerhaavia diffusa Linn.(Punarnava) Pharmacognosy Reviews – Supplement 2(4): 14-22.
     
    Patra Arjun, Jha Shivesh and Sahu Alakh N (2009) Antidiabetic Activity of Aqueous Extract of Eucalyptus citriodora Hook. in Alloxan Induced Diabetic Rats Pharmacognosy Magazine - Supplement 5(19): 51-54.
     
    Singh Narendra Kumar, Sahu Alakh Niranjan and Singh Sushil Kumar (2009) Free Radical Scavenging and Hepatoprotective Activities of Standardized Methanolic Extract of Maydis Stigma  Pharmacologyonline 2: 440-449.
     
    Sahu Alakh N*, Hemalatha S, Sairam K, Laloo D and Patra A (2010), Quality Control Studies of Ochrocarpus longifolius Flower Buds PHCOG J  2(6): 118-123.
     
    Rakesh Ojha , Alakh N. Sahu , A.V. Muruganandam , Gireesh Kumar Singh , Sairam Krishnamurthy* (2010) Asparagus recemosus enhances memory and protects against amnesia
    in rodent models Brain and Cognition 74: 1–9. IF: 2.683
     
    A. N. Sahu, S. Hemalatha and K. Sairam (2010) Phytochemical quantitative estimation and pesticide residue determination of Mesua ferrea flowers Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Sciences 32 (4) 187-192.
     
    Damiki Laloo and Alakh N Sahu* (2011) Antioxidant activities of three Indian commercially available Nagakesar:An in vitro study J. Chem. Pharm. Res.,  3(1) 277-283.
     
    Hemendra S. Chouhan, Alekh N. Sahu and Sushil K. Singh* (2011) Fatty acid composition, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial activities of seed oil from Crotalaria juncea Linn. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research  5(6), 984-991.
     
    Sahu Alakh N*, Jha S and Dubey S D (2011) Formulation & evaluation of curcuminoid based herbal face cream Indo-Global Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1(1), 77-84.
     
    D Laloo1, A N Sahu1*, S Hemalatha1 and S D Dubey2(2012) Pharmacognostical and phytochemical evaluation of Cinnamomum wightii Meissn. Flowers Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources, 3(1), 33-39.
     
    Abinash C. Bharati and Alakh N. Sahu (2012) Ethnobotany, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Biophytum sensitivum DC Pharmacognosy Reviews 6(11): 68-73.
     
    Satyendra K. Prasad, Alakh N. Sahu and S. Hemalatha (2012) Cytomorphological and physicochemical evaluations of Cryptocoryne spiralis Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants, 18:304–317.
     
    Satyendra K Prasad, R Kumar, DK Patel, A N Sahu and  S Hemalatha (2012) Physicochemical standardization and evaluation of in-vitro antioxidant activity of Aconitum heterophyllum Wall Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 2:S526-S531. IF: 0.926
     
    Alakh N. Sahu (2013) Nanotechnology in herbal medicines and cosmetics Int. J. Res. Ayurveda Pharma. 4(3): 472- 474.
     
     
    Sahu Alakh N*, Hemalatha S and Sairam K (2013) Quality Control Studies of Mesua ferrea Linn. Flowers International Journal of Herbal Medicine, 1(2): 124-130. ISSN: 2321-2187.
     
    Sahu Alakh N, Hemalatha S and Sairam K (2013) Quality control studies of Argyreia speciosa Sweet leaves Int. J. Res. Ayurveda Pharma. 4(4): 495 - 498.
     
    Sahu Alakh N, Hemalatha S and Sairam K (2013) HPTLC fingerprinting and in vitro antioxidant studies of Argyreia speciosa Sweet leaves and Mesua ferrea Linn. flowers
     Int. J. Res. Ayurveda Pharma. 4(4): 499- 502.
     
    Sahu Alakh N, Hemalatha S and Sairam K (2013) Phyto-Pharmacological Review of Argyreia Speciosa Sweet Asian Journal of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Research
     3(3): 104 – 111.
     
    Sahu Alakh N, Hemalatha S and Sairam K (2013) Quantitative Phytochemical and Heavy Metal Estimation of Mesua ferrea Flowers and Argyreia speciosa Leaves International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research 22(2): 276-278
     
    Sahu Alakh N, Hemalatha S and Sairam K (2014) Phyto-pharmacological review of Mesua ferrea Linn. International Journal of Phytopharmacology. 5(1): 6-14.
     
    Satyendra K Prasad, Damiki Laloo, Rajesh Kumar, Alakh N Sahu and S Hemalatha  (2014) Antidiarrhoeal evaluation of rhizomes of Cryptocoryne spiralis Fisch. Ex Wydler: Antimotility and antisecretory effects Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 52: 139 – 146. IF: 1.165
     
    Satyendra K Prasad, Divya Jain, Dinesh K Patel, Alakh N Sahu and Siva Hemalatha  (2014) Antisecretory and antimotility activity of Aconitum heterophyllum and its significance in treatment of diarrhea  Indian Journal of Pharmacology 46(1): 82-87. IF: 0.68
     
    Satyendra K. Prasada,, Damiki Laloo, Alakh N. Sahu, Gopal Nath and Siva Hemalatha (2014) Cryptocoryne spiralis, a substitute of Aconitum heterophyllum in the treatment of diarrhea Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology  66: 1808–1817. IF: 2.161
      
    Sushil K. Singh, Hemendra S. Chouhan, Alekh N. Sahu and Gopeshwar Narayan (2015) Assessment of in vitro antipsoriatic activity of selected Indian medicinal plants Pharmaceutical  Biology 1–7. IF: 1.33
     
    Sonam Sharma and Alakh Niranjan Sahu (2016) Development, Characterization, and Evaluation of Hepatoprotective Effect of Abutilon indicum and Piper longum Phytosomes  Pharmacogn. Res 8(1): 29-35.
     
    Prakash C. Senapati, Sunit K. Sahoo, Alakh N. Sahu (2016) Mixed surfactant based (SNEDDS) self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery system presenting efavirenz for enhancement of oral bioavailability Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 80: 42–51. IF: 2.023
     
    Shweta Gokhale and Alakh. N Sahu (2016) Pharmacological properties of flaxseed, Linum usitatissimum Linn., as a potential medicinal plant: An overview World J Pharm Sci  4(8): 207-215.
     
    Shweta Gokhale and Alakh N Sahu (2016) Effect of Aqueous Extract of Defatted Flaxseeds (Linum Usitatissimum Linn) on Fructose-Induced Hypertension in Rats by Inhibiting Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences (IOSR-JPBS) 11 (6): 53-58.
     
    Anima Tripathi, Vivek K Pandey, Ravi Bhushan, AN Sahu and Pawan K Dubey (2017) Phthalate and ovarian physiology: A brief review of therapeutic potential of Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) International Journal of Herbal Medicine 5(5): 225-227.
     
    Tarkeshwar Dubey, Garima Sahu, Swati Kumari, Bhooshan Singh Yadav & Alakh N Sahu* (2018) Role of herbal drugs on neurotransmitters for treating various CNS disorders: A review Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 17 (1): 113-121.  [0972-5938 (Print); ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online), IF: 1.273 (JCR 2016), Science Citation Index Expanded] 

    Anima Tripathi, Pawan K. Dubey, Vivek K. Pandey, Garima Tripathi, Sangeeta Hazarika, K. Sairam, A. N. Sahu (2018) Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and ovarian physiology: A brief review of therapeutic potential of Asparagus racemosus on DEHP- induced toxicity Journal of medicinal plant and herbal therapy research 6: 9-18, ISSN 2053-1826, IF: 0.252.
     
    Stuti Pandey, Alakh N. Sahu, Manmath K. Nandi (2018) A phytopharmacological review on Ludwigia octovalvis International Journal of Green Pharmacy 11 Special Issue 2018: S185- S190 (SCOPUS indexed)
     
    Anima Tripathi, Vivek Pandey, A.N. Sahu, Alok Singh, Pawan K. Dubey (2019) Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) inhibits steroidogenesis and induces mitochondria-ROS mediated apoptosis in rat ovarian granulosa cells Toxicology Research 8, 381–394. IF: 1.89
     
    Tripathi A, Pandey V, Sahu AN, Singh AK, Dubey PK (July 2019)  Encircling granulosa cells protects against di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate-induced apoptosis in rat oocytes cultured in vitro Zygote1-11. doi: 10.1017/S0967199419000121. IF: 1.278

    Santosh Kumar Prajapati, Shubham Bhaseen, Sairam Krishnamurthy, Alakh N. Sahu (January 2020) Neurochemical Evidence of Preclinical and Clinical Reports on Target‑Based Therapy in Alcohol Used Disorder Neurochemical Research, 45 (2), 491–507. IF: 2.78
     
    Gaurav Gopal Naik, Md. Bayazeed Alam, Vivek Pandey, Debadatta Mohapatra, Pawan K. Dubey, Avanish S. Parmar & Alakh N. Sahu (February 2020) Multi-Functional Carbon Dots from an Ayurvedic Medicinal Plant for Cancer Cell Bioimaging Applications Journal of Fluorescence,  30,  407–418. IF: 2.093
     
    Reshma Chatterjee, Swapnil Patil, Alakh N Sahu (April 2020) Phytochemical estimation and anti- hemorrhoidal activity of Ficus benghalensis linn. prop root extract, Research Journal of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1(1), 10- 21.

    Gaurav Gopal Naik, Md. Bayazeed Alam, Vivek Pandey, Pawan K. Dubey, Avanish S. Parmar & Alakh N. Sahu (June 2020) Pink Fluorescent Carbon Dots Derived from the Phytomedicine for Breast Cancer Cell Imaging, Chemistry Select, 5, 6954 –6960. IF: 1.811
     
    Smriti Gupta and Alakh N. Sahu (August 2020) Glutathione: Induction of Apoptosis and Autophagy in Cancer, IJPSR, 11(8), 3608-3618. DOI: 10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.
     
    Sonam Sharma, Priya Dixit, K Sairam & Alakh N Sahu (October 2020) Amelioration of cisplatin induced nephrotoxicity by Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene, Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 58, 691-698. IF: 0.783
     
    Gaurav Gopal Naik , Jainam Shah, Arun Kumar Balasubramaniam &  Alakh N Sahu (March 2021) Applications of natural product-derived carbon dots in cancer biology, Nanomedicine (Lond) 16(7), 587-608. IF: 4.300
     
    Stuti Pandey, Alakh N. Sahu, Manmath K. Nandi (2021) Pharmacognostical, Phytochemical and HPTLC Study of Indian Medicinal Plant Ludwigia octovalvis, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 13(01) 5818 – 5830.
     
    Debadatta Mohapatra , Ashish K. Agrawal and Alakh N. Sahu (August 2021) Exploring the potential of solid dispersion for improving solubility, dissolution & bioavailability of herbal extracts, enriched fractions, and bioactives, Journal of Microencapsulation 38 (7-8) 594-612. IF: 3.142
     
    Debadatta Mohapatra, Md. Bayazeed Alam, Vivek Pandey, Ravi Pratap, Pawan K Dubey, Avanish S Parmar & Alakh N Sahu (September 2021) Carbon dots from an immunomodulatory plant for cancer cell imaging, free radical scavenging and metal sensing applications, Nanomedicine (Lond) 16(23), 2039-2059. IF: 5.307

    Alakh N Sahu & Debadatta Mohapatra (December 2021) Nanovesicular transferosomes for the topical delivery of plant bioactives, Nanomedicine (Lond) 16(28), 2491-2495. IF: 5.307  doi: 10.2217/nnm-2021-0316. 

    Debadatta Mohapatra, Ravi Pratap, Vivek Pandey, Pawan K. Dubey, Ashish K. Agrawal, Avanish S. Parmar & Alakh N. Sahu  (January 2022) Tinospora cordifolia Leaves Derived Carbon dots for Cancer Cell Bioimaging, Free radical Scavenging, and Fe3+ Sensing Applications, Journal of Fluorescence,  32(1),  275–292. IF: 2.217  doi: 10.1007/s10895-021-02846-6

    Gaurav Gopal Naik, Ankit Uniyal, Deepak Chouhan, Vinod Tiwari and Alakh N. Sahu (Article ahead of print in 2022 / Online published July 2021) Natural Products and Some Semi-Synthetic Analogues as Potential TRPV1 Ligands for Attenuating  Neuropathic Pain, Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 23 (15), xx-xx. IF: 2.837 doi:10.2174/1389201022666210719155931.
     

     
     
     
     
    Proceedings – Full articles:
    Alakh N Sahu*, S Hemalatha and K Sairam, Heavy metal estimation and pesticide residue determination of Argyreia speciosa Sweet 241-242, ISBN: 978-81-85694-67-2, Proceedings of the National seminar on ‘Recent Advances and Future Challenges in Ayurveda’, March 26, 2012, Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Barkachha, BHU, Varanasi, India.
     
    Behera T P*, Sahu A N and Nandi M K, Qualitative and quantitative phytochemical evaluation of unripe fruits of Ficus racemosa Linn. 239, ISBN: 978-81-85694-67-2, Proceedings of the National seminar on ‘Recent Advances and Future Challenges in Ayurveda’, March 26, 2012, Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Barkachha, BHU, Varanasi, India.
     
    Pathak K, Bharti A C, Sahu Alakh N*  and Nandi M K, Evaluation of anti-depressant activity of methanolic extract of Biophytum sensitivum Linn.240, ISBN: 978-81-85694-67-2, Proceedings of the National seminar on ‘Recent Advances and Future Challenges in Ayurveda’, March 26, 2012, Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Barkachha, BHU, Varanasi, India.
     
    Alakh N Sahu*, S Hemalatha and K Sairam, Acute toxicity study and gastric-ulcer protective activity  screening of Mesua ferrea flowers 408-409, ISBN: 978-81-920934-1-3, Proceedings of the International conference on ‘Global Scenario of Traditional System of Medicine, Ayurveda, Agriculture and Education’, January 21-22 2013, Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Barkachha, BHU, Varanasi, India.
                                                            
    Damiki Laloo, Alakh N Sahu, S Hemalatha and S.D.Dubey, Standardization of some commercially available nagakesar: A comparative pharmacognostical study  239-240, ISBN: 978-81-920934-1-3, Proceedings of the International conference on ‘Global Scenario of Traditional System of Medicine, Ayurveda, Agriculture and Education’, January 21-22 2013, Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Barkachha, BHU, Varanasi, India
     
     
    Abstracts:
    Sahu AN, Bert Swett L, Patra A and Meena K  Gastric-ulcer protective activity of Argyreia speciosa Sweet  13th Annual National Convention, APTI, October 3 – 4, 2008,  Need of Quality Education for Changing Pharma-World, Bilaspur, India.
     
    Damiki L and Sahu AN Powdered drug analysis and preliminary phytochemical screening of Mesua ferrea Linn flowers, 13th Annual National Convention, APTI, October 3 – 4, 2008, Need of Quality Education for Changing Pharma-World, Bilaspur, India.
     
    Sahu A N, Dash B, Satapathy S and Patra A Formulation and evaluation of curcuminoid based herbal face cream, 60th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, IPCA, December 12-14, 2008, Pharmavision 2020: Regulation for better healthcare, New Delhi, India.
     
    Sahu AN and Kumar R Pharmacognostical standardization of Argyreia speciosa sweet leaves, International herbal conference, APTI, February 26-28, 2009, Herbal Medicine – Evaluation of Quality, Efficacy and Safety, Bangalore, India.
     
    Damiki L, Sahu AN Pharmacognostical standardization and quantitative estimation of total phenolics and tannins of Mesua ferrea (linn.) Flowers, International herbal conference, APTI, February 26-28, 2009, Herbal Medicine – Evaluation of Quality, Efficacy and Safety, Bangalore, India.
     
    Deepak Sharma, AN Sahu Gastric-ulcer protective activity of Argyreia speciosa Sweet leaves,  61st Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, IPCA, December 11-13, 2009, Pharmavision 2020: Building Trust in Safety and Efficacy of Medicines, Ahmedabad, India.
     
    Damiki L, Sahu AN, Hemalatha S, Dubey S Pharmacognostical and phytochemical standardization of the commercially available crude flower buds of Cinnamomum wightii Meissn., 61st Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, IPCA, December 11-13, 2009, Pharmavision 2020: Building Trust in Safety and Efficacy of Medicines, Ahmedabad, India.
     
    Sahu A N, Hemalatha S, Sairam K, Patra A  Phytochemical quantitative estimation and pesticide residue determination of Mesua ferrea Linn. flowers, AROMED – International Symposium on Current Status and Oppurtunities in Arometic and Medicinal Plants, CIMAP, February 21-24, 2010, Lucknow, India.
     
    Abinash Chand Bharati, A.N.Sahu and Deepak Sharma Pharmacognostical standardization and pesticide residue determination of stem and leaves of Cryptolepis buchananii Roem. &
    Schult., 62nd Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, IPCA, December 17-19, 2010, Pharmavision 2020: Pharmacist for better health care, Manipal, India.
     
    Abinash C Bharati and Alakh N Sahu Pharmacognostical standardization of whole plant of Biophytum sensitivum D C., International conference on – Recent advances in pharmaceutical sciences, December 22-23, 2010, Department of Pharmaceutics, I.T., B.H.U., Varanasi, India.
     
    Alakh N Sahu and Abinash C Bharati Pesticide residue determination in Indian medicinal plants,  First International convention of Society of Pharmacognosy, February 18-20, 2011, KLE University College of Pharmacy, Belgaum, India.
     
    Behera T P, Bharati A C, Sahu A N Quantitative phytochemical estimation, pesticide residue determination and fluorescence analysis of Biophytum sensitivum DC, National Seminar on Industry expectations from pharmacy college, August 5-6, 2011, I.T.S Paramedical (Pharmacy) College, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
     
    A.N.Sahu, Deepak Sharma, Behera T P, N K Dubey, Vichitra Kaushik & Sapna Rani Phytochemical standardization and in-vitro antioxidant studies of Cryptolepis buchananii Roem. & Schult, National Seminar on Recent Trends in Herbal Drug Rerearch, October 20-21 2011,  MM College of Pharmacy, MM University, Mullana, Ambala, India.
     
    Behera T P, Sahu A N, Dubey N K Quality control studies of unripe fruits of Ficus racemosa Linn., 63rd  Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, IPCA, December 16-18, 2011, Pharmavision 2020: India-The Pharma Powerhouse, Bengaluru, India.
     
    Alakh N Sahu Acute toxicity study and gastric-ulcer protective activity screening of Mesua ferrea flowers, International conference on Global Scenario of Traditional System of Medicine, Ayurveda, Agriculture and Education, January 21-22, 2013, RGSC, Barkachha, Banaras Hindu University, India.
     
    Alakh N Sahu Nanotechnology in Phytomedicines and Cosmetics, 17th Annual Convention of Society of Pharmacognosy & International Symposium on Frontier in Herbal Cosmetics and Nutraceuticals, February 23-24, 2013, GIS Institute of Professional Studies, Mussoorie Diversion Road, Dehradun Uttarkhand, India.
     
     
    Alakh N Sahu, Arjun Patra, Manik & Jitendra Kumar Plant Based Natural Products and Drug Discovery,  International Symposium on Innovations in Educational Environmental & Health Research, February 23-24, 2015, Society for Educational Development & Environmental  Research, Varanasi, India.
     
    Slesha Subba and Alakh N Sahu Plants as a source of modern medicine, International Conference on Medicinal Plants: Resource for Affordable New Generation Healthcare, March 20-22, 2015, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, India.
     
    Alakh N Sahu, M. Santhosh Kumar & Arvind Kumar Molecular markers in herbal drug technology, International Conference on Medicinal Plants: Resource for Affordable New Generation Healthcare, March 20-22, 2015, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, India.
     
    Alakh N Sahu, M. Santhosh, Jitendra Kumar, Manik & Rishikant Tripathy Analgesic and Anti-inflammatory Activities of Different Parts of Delphinium ajacis, National Seminar on Ethnomedicine and new drug discovery: Opportunities and Challenges, April 10-11, 2015, SLT Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, Chattisgarh, India.
     
    Alakh N Sahu, M. Santhosh, Shweta Gokhle, N P Yadav, P C Senapati & Sunit Kumar Sahoo Applications of DNA Based Molecular Markers in Herbal Drug Technology,
    Fifth Euro-India International Conference on Holistic Medicine, September 11th -13th , 2015, Institute for Holistic Medical Sciences, Kottayam, India and Ayurveda-Und Venen-Klink, Austria.
     
    Kumari S, Madduri S and Sahu AN Evaluation of antidepressant activity of ethyl acetate insoluble enriched fraction containing shatavarin IV, 5th Biennial International Conference on New developments in drug discovery from natural products and traditional medicines, 18 – 20 November, 2016, NIPER, Mohali, India.
     
    Sahu Alakh N, Shweta Gokhale & Nayak PK Evaluation of Anti-Hypertensive Effect of Secoisolariciresinol Diglucoside containing aqueous extract of Flaxseed (Linum Usitatissimum Linn.), 3rd Pan-Asian Biomedical Science Conference 7 – 8 December, 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Alakh N Sahu, Reshma Chatterjee, Swapnil Patil and Prasanta K. Nayak Phytochemical estimation & anti- hemorrhoidal activity of Ficus benghalensis Linn. prop root extract with black pepper, National Convention of Society of Pharmacognosy & International Conference on “New Age Opportunities and Challenges for Quality, Safety and GMP’s in Herbal Drug Development” , February 22 – 23, 2019, CSIR-NBRI, Lucknow, India.
     
    Alakh N Sahu, Swati Kumari, Shreya H Singh & Debadatta Mohapatra, Quantitative phytochemical estimation and ameliorative effect of Abutilon indicum aqueous extract in chemical induced liver cirrhosis of experimental rats, 4th International Conference on “Nutraceuticals and Chronic Diseases” September 23-25, 2019, IIT Guwahati, Assam, India.
     
    Alakh N Sahu, Vibhawari Patil, Debadatta Mohapatra & Bimal Debnath, Antibacterial evaluation and in vitro antioxidant activity of Neptunia oleracea, International Conference on Bioengineering & Regenerative Medicine-2020, 27 -29 February 2020, School of Biochemical Engineering, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India.

     Book: Alekh Niranjan Sahu & Debadatta Mohapatra, Herbal Drug Formulation and Standardization (June 2021), ISBN 978-93-90658-36-7, Ane Books Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi – 110002, www.anebooks.com.  

    Chapter in Book: Alakh N Sahu, Arjun Patra, Manik & Jitendra Kumar Plant (2015), Plant Based Natural Products and Drug Discovery, Environmental and Health Research, Vol: I-I, ISBN: 978-81-909022-8-1, Society for Educational Development and Environmental Research, Wisdom Books,Varanasi – 221005

     

    Department /Centre’s Level:
    Convener, Departmental level Alumni Affairs Committee, 2021-2022, IIT (BHU)
    Convener, DUGC, 2017-2018 and 2018- 2019
    Chairman, Admission Committee, Ph.D. programmes, 2018-2019 (Even Semester)
    Member, DFAC, upto 31.12.2019
    Convener, Departmental Course Revision Committee, 2018-2019
    Coordinator – Working group for proposing various educational MoU like with IPC, Govt. of India, University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy, USA etc., 2018
    Faculty In-charge – Proposal preparation for up-gradation of infrastructure, laboratories and academic facilities in the next 4 years, 2018
    Faculty In-charge – Proposal preparation for up-gradation of academic infrastructure, 2018
    In-charge – Pharmacognosy PG Laboratory, 2017 to till date
    Joint In-charge – Phytomedicine Research Laboratory, 2017 to till date
    Faculty In-charge -  1st Year UG / IDD Orientation program, 2009 to 2017
    Faculty In-charge - Induction Program, 2017, 2018
    Faculty In-charge - Institute Day Celebration, 2015 & 2017
    Associate Editor - The Pharmstudent, 2017- till date
    Member – Department Student Travel Grant Support Committee
    Examination Coordinator of Department: 2012-2015
    In-Charge, Time-Table of Department: 2015-2018
    In-Charge, Repository of Department: 2016-2018
    Tabulation work for examination: 2009-2011
    Preparation for 12th  plan budget for department
    Member: Various committees in the department
    Member, Convocation 2013 - 2015

    Institutes Level:
    Department representative member, Institute TLC team, IIT (BHU), 2021-2022
    Counsellor, Social Service Council, Gymkhana, IIT (BHU), 2018-2019 & 2019-2020
    Core Committee member: Centenary Celebration, IIT (BHU), 2018-2020
    Member, Anti-ragging committee, 2018-2019
    Convener, Core Committee, 9th International Conference on Human Values in Higher Education, 2019
    Member, Convocation 2016 - 2018

    Conferences / Seminars / Workshops: Organized 
    Course Coordinator, AICTE sponsored Online QIP Short Term Course on “Natural Products in Holistic Healthcare – Recent Trends & Future Prospects (NPH2)”, 21- 26 December, 2020, Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering & Technology, IIT (BHU), Varanasi.
    Treasurer - International Conference on Emerging Trends in Drug Discovery and Development, 18-20th January, 2018
    Treasurer - SPIRIT’17-Experience the Knowledge” A National Level Seminar & All India Student Conclave on “Avenues and Challenges in Pharmaceutical Sector”, 25th - 26th March 2017
    Organizing Secretary - National Level Seminar & All India Student Conclave – SPIRIT: 2015 & 2016
    Joint Organizing Secretary - Seminar on Material Characterization Techniques in Pharmaceutical Formulations and Biomaterials, February 9, 2015
    Joint-Organizing Secretary -  Seminar Cum Workshop on” Concepts and Applications of Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Modelling”, September 27-28, 2013
    Joint-Organizing Secretary -  SPIRIT-12, February 25-26, 2012
    Organizing member in International conference on “Emerging Trends in Biotechnology, 2009”, BHU
    Editorial board member, Souvenir committee - 59th  Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, 2007
     

    Membership of Professional Societies
    i) The Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India; Life Membership: UP/LM-074
    ii) The Indian Pharmaceutical Association; Life Membership: UP/VAR/LM/0039
    iii) Society of Pharmacognosy; Life Member: LM – UP / S - 167
     
     
    Resource Person / Chairperson / Evaluator
    Expert Lecture
    (Online), Eminent Expert Lecture Series, Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University,  Ahmedabad, 22nd February 2022.
    Keynote Speaker, “Pharmacy: Always Trusted for Your Health”, 11th World Pharmacists Day - Webinar, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kalinga University, Naya Raipur, Chattishgarh, 25th  September 2021.
     
    External Examiner, B. Pharma (Ayurveda) 2nd & 3rd Year Practical Examination 2021, RGSC Campus, BHU.
     
    Evaluator for Hindi Debate competition in Hindi Pakhwada, 10.09.2021, IIT (BHU), Varanasi.
     
    Evaluator & External Examiner for Ph.D. Thesis to Universities like GITAM University, Visakhapatnam; JNTU Hyderabad & Kakinada, BIT MESRA, Ranchi; IFTM, Moradabad.
     
    External Expert Member, Board of Post Graduate Studies, Department of Pharmacy, Tripura University, 2021 – 2023.
     
    Keynote Speaker, “Transforming Global Health”, 10th World Pharmacists Day - Webinar, Department of Pharmacy, Tripura University, Tripura, 25th  September 2020.
      
    External Expert Member (Pharmacy), Board of Studies, Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, 2020 – 2022.
     
    Lecture in the seminar entitled “Scope and application of natural products in pharmaceutical research, GIPS, Guwahati, 26th September 2019.
     
    Chaired a session at the Fifth Euro-India International Conference on Holistic Medicine, September 11th -13th, 2015, Institute for Holistic Medical Sciences, Kottayam, India and Ayurveda-Und Venen-Klink, Austria.
     
    Resource Person: QIP, BIT MESRA, Ranchi, December 05-18, 2014.
     
    Evaluator for the SPIRIT-14, A National Seminar on “Challenges, Opportunities and Futuristic Trends in Pharmacy Education”, 3-4 March, 2014, Pharmaceutical Society, Department of Pharmaceutics, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India.