T. Durai Ananda Kumar has obtained M. Pharm from JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty. He has more than 10 years of teaching experience. He taught different pharmaceutical chemistry subjects at UG and PG level. His research activities focus on the design and synthesis of heterocycles, molecular modeling studies and generalization of synthetic and analytical chemical reactions using Design of Experiments (DoE) approach. He has guided 15 M. Pharm students and has 14 research publications in reputed national and international journals. He is on editorial board of Research and Reviews: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research and Reviews: Journal of Pharmacology. He has authored 2 books, entitled ‘Elementary Pharmacoinformatics’ and ‘Experimental Organic and Medicinal Chemistry- Principles and Practice’. He is a life member of APTI.