Past Chief Guest

Chandrashekar Ranga

Deputy Drugs Controller (India)

Central Drugs Standard Control Organization, (CDSCO)

Mr. Chandrashekar Ranga has an Honors degree in Pharmacy and Masters in Pharmaceutical Technology. Mr. Ranga has also Degree in law and PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Laws. He has 27 years experience in Drug Control Departments of the State and Central Governments in various capacities and is currently working as Deputy Drugs Controller (India) at CDSCO West Zone, CDSCO, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India. He has earlier headed the new drugs division including the IND drugs, International Cell, Legal Cell and the E-Governance Cell at CDSCO. He played a key role in the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with various countries including US FDA, UK-MHRA, Japan-PMDA, ANVISA, Brazil and the BRICS group. Mr. Ranga has played a key role in drafting amendments to the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, Drugs and Cosmetics Rules and Medical Devices Rules. He also dealt with the litigations filed at various courts on behalf of CDSCO. He was also appointed on various committees constituted to revise the existing drug regulations. Mr. Ranga has initiated the e-Governance program at CDSCO. Mr. Chandrashekar Ranga’s intense efforts led to launch of SUGAM portal, the online initiative for CDSCO for filing, tracking and processing of various applications.

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Dr. Ashok Kumar

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Dr. Dhileep Krishnamurthy

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Dilip Shah

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Jitendra Tyagi

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Dr. Mallikharjun Nagineni

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Manoj Saxena

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Michael Duck

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Ramesh Swaminathan

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Umesh Kale

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Dr. Vinay Gopal Nayak

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Dr. Wayne Brockbank

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