Prof.Y. Madhusudhan Rao is well-known among the Pharmacy fraternity. He obtained his Ph.D from Kakatiya University, Warangal. He worked as a Principal and Head of University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kakatiya University, Warangal.

28 students have received Ph.D under his supervision and 10 more are currently working for their Ph.D. He received grants of 1 Crore 15 Lakhs for various research projects. He was awarded with the prestigious “G.P.Sri Vatsava Memorial Award in 2012 from Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI). He also received “IAPST” Pharmaceutical Scientist of the year award in 2011. He was honoured with Gold Star award for his achievements by the international Bibliographic centre, Cambridge, England. He is also the recipient of Best Teacher Award by the Andhra Pradesh state government.

He is a member of scientific body of Indian Pharmacopoeial Commission. He is receiving RASHTRIYA UDYOG RATNA Award in June 2013 given by National organization for commerce and Industry for his outstanding performance. He has also received Best Pharmacy teacher award 1996 given by Association of Pharmacy teachers of India. He has more than 170 publications in International and National Journals and has 7 patents (5 National and International)