Faculties of Life & Allied Sciences


Dr. Varaprasad Kolla

Designation : Professor & Head (School of Life and Allied Sciences)

Qualification :Ph.D. (Molecular Medicine)


Dr. Varaprasad Kolla comes from very strong academic background with 12 years of research experience. He completed his Postdoctoral fellowship from University of Basel, Switzerland in Epigenetics and University of Freiburg, Germany in Stem cell biology. Dr. Kolla Holds a Ph. D. in Molecular Medicine from University of Basel, Switzerland 2010 and he has published 12 research papers in International Journals. He is teaching both graduate and post graduate courses at SLAS.



Dr. Andrea Pereira Kolla

Designation : Assistant Professor, Head of Research & Development

Qualification :Ph.D (Life Sciences)


Dr. Andrea Kolla comes from a strong academic background with 9 years of research experience. She completed her Post Doctorate from Max Plank Institute for Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics, Dresden, Germany & University College London, UK in 2013, she holds a Ph.D in Life Sciences with specialization in Developmental Biology, Cell biology, Biophysics, Genetics & Imaging from University of Barcelona, Spain 2011 and has published 5 research paper in international Journals. She teaches both undergraduate and post graduate courses



Dr. Meenakshi Mishra

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification :M.Sc. (Botany), Ph.D. (Biochemistry), F.S. L.Sc.


Total experience of more than six years in Plant Biochemistry specialized with Enzymology and Oxidative Stress Biology. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry from Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences, Allahabad in Year 2014. She has published 16 research papers in peer reviewed and indexed journals.



Dr. Rakhi Bajpai

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.Sc, M.Sc.(Microbiology),Ph.D(Microbiology)


Dr. Rakhi Bajpai carries a total of 7 years research experience. She Completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology from Chhatrapati Sahu Ji Maharaj University of Kanpur in year 2014 and has published nearly 5 research papers in both national and international Journal. She teaches both undergraduate and post graduates.



Dr. Shishir Vind Sharma

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.Sc, M.Sc -Biotchnology, Ph.D.- Biotechnology


Dr. Shishir Vind Sharma belongs to education and Medical background, and carries a total experience of 3 years lab working in the field of Medical Microbiology in Ganga Diagnostics and 1 years lab working experience in pathology in Ram krishna care hospital and he has recently changed his profession as a assistant professor in ITM University after completion his Ph.D (May , 2016). He has been working as a assistant professor in ITM University since October 2016.



Dr. Jai Godheja

Designation : Teaching Assistant

Qualification :M.Sc (Biotechnology), M.Phil (Biochemistry) PhD (Biotechnology)


A creative and enthusiastic professional with research and academic experience of about 16 years in the areas of Biotechnology. About twelve years academic experience with lots of exposure in planning and organizing day-to-day activities and executing tasks as appropriate to the timely accomplishment of objectives. Acquired working knowledge in academics with esteemed institutions and continuing with the academics till date. Team player with strong communication, inter-personal and analytical skills. Possess a flexible & detail oriented attitude. Has published 14 research papers and 2 book chapters in reputed journals and books. Teaches both graduate and postgraduate students.


Miss Sangita Sarma

Designation : Tutor Cum Clinical Instructor

Qualification :B.Optometry


She has completed B.Optometry from Ridley College of Optometry, Jorhat (Assam) in the year 2017 with 1 year clinical Internship from LV Prasad eye Institute, Hyderabad with a tremendous Clinical exposure to Comprehensive and speciality clinics like- Contact lens, Low Vision and Rehabilitation, Strabismus & Neuro-ophthalmology, Cornea & Anterior segment, Glaucoma, Retina, Cataract & Uveitis. She has joined ITM University Raipur on 6th Nov'2017 and is currently teaching B.Optometry students.


Kulshreshth Sinha

Designation : Teaching Assistant

Qualification :B.Sc., M.Sc. (Biochemistry)


Kulshreshth Sinha is very dedicated for teaching and research. He has completed his master of Science degree from the ITM University, Naya Raipur and did his maters project from the Thyrocare Technology Limited, Navi Mumbai one of the leading diaignostic company of India. He got an experience in Diagnostic Biochemistry and Medical laboratory Technology. He has published one research paper on Diabetes Research in International journal. He is part of SLAS since August 2017.


Mr. M.Shiva Ram

Designation : Assistant Professor (School of Life and Allied Sciences)

Qualification :Masters of Science 5-yrs Integrated (Optometry & Vision Sciences).


M.Shiva Ram graduated from School of Medical Sciences,University of Hyderabad with a 5-Years Integrated Master of Science degree in (Optometry & Vision Sciences) in 2016 prior to that . He interned in optometry department at LV Prasad eye institute-Hyderabad, and His fondness for Vision science increased in particular arose from attending strong foundational and specialized courses in Centre for Neural and cognitive science laboratory at UOH .His research interests include Colour vision,Psychophysics,Visual neuroscience,Psycholinguistics,Bionocular vision and Photometry. He published 6 research publications in peer review international journals in vision science , with 1 yr of teaching experience from RJN Ophthalmic institute & research center,Gwalior. Currently he is teaching B.Optometry courses at SLAS.




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