Dr. P. K. Rethikala
M.Sc., M.Phil, PhD
Mundakathil, Thottapally P.O., Alappuzha,
Pin: 688563, Kerala, India.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE : Guest Lecturer, PG and Research Department of Chemistry,  Santana Dharma College Alappuzha, August 2016 to date.


  • M.Sc  project  at  the  Department  of  Inorganic  and  Physical  Chemistry,  Indian  Institute  Of  Science, Bangalore,  from  February -June  2007,  under  the  supervision  of  Prof.  S  Umapathy  ,  in  the  field  of computational chemistry and the  thesis  was entitled as ‘Computational studies of Vibrational Circular Dichroism of Chiral  Molecules’
  • M.Phil  project  at  the School  of  Chemical  Sciences,  Mahatma  Gandhi University,  Kottayam, 2007-2008,under the supervision of Dr. I. Ibnusaud, in the field of Organic synthesis and the thesis was entitled as ‘Synthesis    of     chiral     calixarenes    based    on(2S,3S)-tetrahydro -3-hydroxy-5-oxo-2,3-furandicarboxylicacid’
  • Scientific   Assistant   at SreeChitra   Tirunal   Institute   for   Medical   Sciences   and   Technology, Trivandrum August   2009-February2010-Experienced   in   synthesis   and characterization   of   various biodegradable polymers used for biomedical applications
  • PhD work at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum under the guidance  of  Dr.V  Kalliyana Krishnanand  the  thesis  title  is   ‘Novel  antimicrobial  and  growth  factor releasing hydrogel system for burn wound management.
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
M Phil
2007– 2008
School of Chemical Sciences,Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
M. Sc
School of Chemical Sciences,Mahatma Gandhi University,Kottayam
National Eligibility Test (UGC)
Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE)
President’s Guide Award
KSCSTE Research Fellowship


Venkiteswara Kalliyana Krishnan, Lissy Kalliyana Krishnan, Rethikala Pandikkappallil Kumaran; An Antimicrobial Wound Dressing. Indian Patent Application No. 201641026539 Dated 3.8.2016    (Published)



1.  P K Rethikala and Krishnan.V Kalliyana ‘Photo-polymerizedpoly (2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) / PCL / PEGsystem as a potential wound dressing material’ Journal ofbioactive and compatible    polymers 2015, 30(1) , 74-86

2.   Rethikala P Kand V.Kalliyanakrishnan. ‘In-Vitro Release Study And Antimicrobial PropertyEvaluation Of Ofloxacin Loaded Poly (2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate) / Poly (Caprolactone) /Poly  (EthyleneGlycol)  Hydrogel  System  For  Burn  Wound  Management’ Journal  of  Drug Delivery and Therapeutics 2017, 7(1) , 13-20

3.   Rethikala P Kand V.Kalliyanakrishnan. ‘Studies on Development of  Novel Polymer Scaffolds for Skin Tissue Engineering  Application’  National  seminar  on  Polymers  in  Medicine    and Biology, at Bannari Amman Institute  of Technology, Coimbatore, January 2011

4.   Rethikala  P. K.  and V. Kalliyanakrishnan.  ‘Fabrication    and    Characterization    of Photocrosslinkable  Poly  (2-hydroxyethyl  methacrylate)  Based  Hydrogels  For  Wound Dressing  Applications’International  ConferenceFAPS-MACRO,  at Indian  Institute  of Science, Bangalore, May 2013