Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Dr. Manik Chandra Shill

Full Time Faculty
Associate Professor

Ph.D, Tokushima University, Japan

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext:

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Manik Chandra Shill has completed his PhD from Tokushima University, Japan. He worked in the development of anti-allergic lead(s) from Ayurvedic plants through the suppression of PKCδ dependent signaling pathway. Dr. Shill is expert in molecular pharmacology, toxicology and natural product chemistry. Before joining at North South University, Dr. Shill worked in pharmaceutical industry, market research and hospital to different capacities.  Dr. Shill is highly experienced in hospital pharmacy with international training. Dr. Manik Chandra Shill is now working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. His research interests are pharmacology, toxicology, natural product chemistry, hospital and clinical pharmacy practices. Dr. Shill has published 35 pear reviewed journals. 


  1. Ali ES, Sharker SMS, Islam MT, Khan IN, Shaw S, Rahman MA, Uddin SJ, Shill MC, Rehman S, Das N, Shilpi JA, Ahmad S, Tripathi S, Mishra SK, Mubarak MS. Targeting cancer cells with nanotherapeutics and nanodiagnostics: Current status and future perspectives. Seminars in Cancer Biology January 2020.

2. Kabir T, Anwar S, Mourosi, JT, Hossain J, Rabbane MG, Rahman MM, Tahsin T, Hasan MN, Shill MC, Hosen MJ. Arsenic hampered embryonic development: An in vivo study using local Bangladeshi Danio rerio model. Toxicology Reports 2020; 7: 155-166.


3. Islam MTAli ESUddin SJKhan INShill MCde Castro E Sousa JMde Alencar MVOBMelo-Cavalcante AACMubarak MS. Anti-Cancer Effects of Asiatic Acid, A Triterpene From Centilla Asiatica L: A Literature Review. Anticancer Agents Med Chem. 2020; 5: 536-547.

4. Khan KA, Zahan M, Talukder FZ, Uddin R, Shill MC, Hossain H, Nahar L, Sarker SD, Alam MA, Reza HM. Alternanthera bicolor produces hypoglycemic effect in alloxan-induced diabetic mice through its antioxidant activity. Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 2019; 18(1): 49-60.

5. e Sousa JMC, de Oliveira VA, Peron AP, Lima AMV, Sales IBS, da Silva FCC, Lima LHGM, Matos LA, de Alencar MVOB, Rodrigues LC, Shill MC, Islam MT, Melo-Cavalcante AAC, Bonecker CC, Junior HFJ. Pollutants of the Guaribas river water and their toxicogenic effects. International Aquatic Research 2019, 11:99–112.

6. Machado KC, Islam MT, Ali ES, Rouf R, Uddin SJ, Dev S, Shilpi JA, Shill MC, Reza HM, Das AK, Shaw S, Mubarak MS, Mishra SK, Melo-Cavalcante AAC. A Systematic Review on the Neuroprotective Perspectives of Beta-Caryophyllene. Phytotherapy Research 2018, 32: 2376-2388.

7. Islam MT, Ali ES, Uddin SJ, Shaw S, Islam MA, Ahmed MI, Shill MC, Karmakar UK, Yarla NS, Khan IN, Billah MM, Pieczynska MD, Zengin G, Malainer C, Nicoletti F, Gulei D, Berindan-Neagoe I, Apostolov A, Banach M, Yeung AWK, El-Demerdash A, Xiao J, Dey P, Yele S, Jóźwik A, Strzałkowska N, Marchewka J, Rengasamy KRR, Horbańczuk J, Kamal MA, Mubarak MS, Mishra SK, Shilpi JA, Atanasov AG. Phytol: a review of biomedical activities. Food and Chemical Toxicology 2018, 121: 82 – 94.

8. Luiz Gomes A Júnior, Dimitrova Tchekalarova J, Atanasova M, da Conceição Machado K, de Sousa Rios MA, Paz Jardim MF, Găman MA, Găman AM, Yele S, Shill MC, Khan IN, Islam MA, Ali ES, Mishra SK, Islam MT, Mubarak MS, da Silva Lopes L,de Carvalho Melo-Cavalcante AA. Antiepileptic effects of anacardic acid in a murine model: GABAergic and antioxidant mechanisms. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 2018, 106: 1686 – 1695.

9. Braga AL, de Meneses APM, Santos JVO, Dos Reis AC, de Lima RMT, da Mata AMOF, Paz MFCJ, Alves LBDS, Shaw S, Uddin SJ, Rouf R, Das AK, Dev S, Shill MC, Shilpi JA, Khan IN, Islam MT, Ali ES, Mubarak MS, Mishra SK, E Sousa JMC, Melo-Cavalcante AAC. Toxicogenetic study of omeprazole and the modulatory effects of retinol palmitate and ascorbic acid on Allium cepa. Chemosphere 2018, 204, 220-226.

10. Alam MA , Abu Sagor AT, Tabassum N, Ulla A, Shill MC, Rahman GMS , Hemayet Hossain H, Reza HM. Caffeic acid rich Citrus macroptera peel powder supplementation prevented oxidative stress, fibrosis and hepatic damage in CCl4 treated rats. Clinical Phytoscience 2018, 4:14

11. Paz MFCJ, de Alencar MVOB, Gomes Junior AL, da Conceição Machado K, Islam MT, Ali ES, Shill MC, Ahmed MI, Uddin SJ, da Mata AMOF, de Carvalho RM, da Conceição Machado K, Sobral ALP, da Silva FCC, de Castro E Souza JM, Arcanjo DDR, Ferreira PMP, Mishra SK, da Silva J, de Carvalho Melo-Cavalcante AA. Correlations between Risk Factors for Breast Cancer and Genetic Instability in Cancer Patients - A Clinical Perspective Study. Frontiers in Genetics 2018, 8: 236. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2017.00236

12. Sharker SM,  Alam MA, Shill MC, Rahman GMS, Reza HM. Functionalized hBN as Targeted Photothermal Chemotherapy for Complete Eradication of Cancer cells. International Journal of Pharmaceutics 2017, 534 (1-2): 206 – 212.

 13. Shahria N, Karmakar UK, Shill MC, Sadhu SK. Antioxidant, Cytotoxic, Antibacterial, and Anthelmintic Investigations of bark and leaves of Litsea glutinosa. Journal of Pharmacy Research 2017, 11(6): 617-624

14. Shill MC, Mizuguchi H, Karmakar S, Kadota T, Mukherjee PK, Kitamura Y, Kashiwada Y, Nemoto H, Takeda N, Fukui H. A novel benzofuran, 4-methoxybenzofuran-5-carboxamide, from Tephrosia purpurea suppressed histamine H1 receptor gene expression through a protein kinase C-δ-dependent signaling pathway. International Immunopharmacology 2016, 30: 18 – 26.

 15. Shill MC, Das AK, Itou T, Karmakar S, Mukherjee PK, Mizuguchi H, Kashiwada Y, Fukui H, Nemoto H. The isolation and synthesis of a novel benzofuran compound from Tehrosia purpurea, and the synthesis of several related derivatives, which suppress histamine H1 receptor gene expression. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 2015; 23: 6869 – 6874.

16. Roy D, Shill MC, Dev S, Deb D, Shahriar M, Das AK, Choudhuri MSK. Anti-nociceptive and Antipyretic Activities of Hydroalcoholic Extract of Cassia sophera Linn. Leaves. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal 2012; 15(2): 107-111.

17. Karmakar UK, Sadhu SK, Biswas SK, Chowdhury A, Shill MC, Das J. Cytotoxicity,    Analgesic and Antidiarrohoeal Activities of Asparagus racemosus. Journal of Applied Sciences, 2012; 12(6): 581-586.

18. Shill MC, Karmakar UK, Biswas SK, Saha MR, Khatun F, Das AK. Pathogenic Isolates of Wound Infections and their Corresponding Susceptibility Patterns: Diagnostic Center Based Retrospective Study. Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2011; 4(3):41-45.

19. Roy ABiswas SKChowdhury AShill MCRaihan SZMuhit MA. Phytochemical screening, cytotoxicity and antibacterial activities of two Bangladeshi medicinal plants. Pak J Biol Sci. 2011;14(19):905-8.

20. Biswas SK, Chowdhury A, Das J, Karmakar UK, Shill MC. Assesment Of Cytotoxicity and Antibacterial Activities Of Ethanolic Extracts of Kalanochoe Pinnata Linn. (Family: Crassulaceae) Leaves and Stems. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (IJPSR) 2011; 2(10): 2605 – 2609.

21. Chowdhury A, Biswas SK, Das J, Karmakar UK, Shill MC, Dutta N. Investigation of Cytotoxicity and Antifungal Activities of Petroleum Ether and Aqueous Extracts of Leaves and Stems of Kalanchoe pinnata L. (Crassulaceae). Asian Journal of Plant Sciences 2011; 10(4): 274 – 277.

22. Biswas SK, Chowdhury A, Das J, Karmakar UK, Shill MC, Raihan SZ. Assessment of cytotoxicity, antibacterial activity and phytochemical screening of ethanol extract of Phyllanthus acidus L. (family: Euphorbiacceae) bark. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science 2011; 1(6): 112 -114.

23. Biswas SK, Chowdhury A, Das J, Raihan SZ, Shill MC, Karmakar UK. Investigation Of Antibacterial Activities of Ethanol Extracts of Musa Paradisiaca Lam. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science 2011; 1(6): 133 -135.

24. Shill MC, Das AK. Medication Practices In Bangladesh - Roles of Pharmacists At Current Circumstances. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (IJPPS) 2011; 3(Suppl 4): 5 – 8.

25. Karmakar UK, Pramanik S, Sadhu SK, Shill MC, Biswas SK. Assessment Of Analgesic And Antibacterial Activity Of Premna Integrifolia Linn. (Family: Verbenaceae) Leaves. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (IJPSR) 2011;  2(6): 1430 – 1435.

26. Saha MR, Shill MC, Biswas SK, Faruque A.'In vitro antioxidant and cytotoxic activity  of methanolic leaf extract of Ficus hispida Linn. Stamford Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2011; 3(2): 29 – 36.

27. Karmakar UK, Rahman KS, Biswas NN, Islam MA, Ahmed MI, Shill MC, Paul P, Kamruzzaman M. Antidiarrheal, Analgesic and Antioxidant activities of Trapa bispinosa Roxb. fruits. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2011; 4(2): 294 – 297.

28. Shill MC, Moain FB, Sarker S, Dev S, Rufaka KH, Das AK. Injection Practices at Primary Healthcare Units in Bangladesh: Experience at Six Upazilla Health Complexes. Australasian Medical Journal AMJ 2011; 4(1): 26-42.

29. Saha MR, Sarwar S, Shill MC, Shahriar M. Patients’ Knowledge and Awareness towards Use of Antibiotics in Bangladesh: A Cross-sectional Study Conducted in Three Tertiary Healthcare Centers in Bangladesh. Stamford Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2010; 3(1): 54-58.

30. Karmakar UK, Tarafder UK, Sadhu SK, Biswas NN, Shill MC. Phytochemical and Pharmacological Screening of the dried fruit of Solanum nigrum Linn. Stamford Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2010; 3(1): 38-45.

31. Shill MC, Huda NH, Moain FB, Karmakar UK. Prevalence of Uropathogens in Diabetic Patients and Their Corresponding Resistance Pattern: Results of a Survey Conducted at Diagnostic Centers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Oman Medical Journal 2010;   25 (4): 282 – 285.

32. Moain FB, Matin A, Shill MC, Das AK. Pilot Study of Antibiotic Usage pattern at a primary health care unit at Bangladesh. Australasian Medical Journal AMJ 2010; 3(7): 414 – 421.

33. Roy D, Dev S, Deb D, Shill MC, Das AK. Phytochemical and Toxicological Study of Leaf of Cassia Sophera Linn. Pharmacologyonline 2010; 1: 365-374.

34. Ahmed F, Das AK, Karmakar UK, Khaleque T, Shill MC. ‘Quality of Marketed Metronidazole Preparations in Bangladesh- An Analytical Overview’ Journal of Biological Sciences 2003; 3 (10): 940 – 950.

35. Rahman GMS, Ahmed F, Shill MC, Karmakar UK, Khaleq T, Alam SMM. Potency and Stability Studies of Marketed Paracetamol and Ranitidine HCl Preparations in Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies 2003; 5(2): 49 – 53.

  1. Monbukagakusho scholarship for perusing PhD in Tokushima University, Japan, by MEXT, Japan.
  2. University merit scholarship, Khulna University, Bangladesh in the undergraduate program (B. Pharm) from 1998 to 2000.

PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima University, Japan

Associate Professor: Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, North South University, Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh from April 1, 2022 to till date.

Assistant Professor: Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, North South University, Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh from July 17, 2016 to March 31, 2022

Superintendent of NSU Model Pharmacy: Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, North South University, Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh from April 01, 2018 to March 31, 2019.



Researcher: Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Tokushima University, Japan, from October 2012 to March 2013.


Researcher: A joint project of the University of Nottingham, the British Council of Bangladesh and the University of Dhaka, December 1, 2007 to December 31, 2009.  

Coordinator: IPD Pharmacy, Square Hospitals Ltd, Bangladesh, from January 01, 2010 to September 10, 2012.


Hospital Pharmacist: Square Hospitals Ltd, Bangladesh, from November 8, 2005 to 31 December, 2009


Executive- Market Research: SK+F Bangladesh Ltd., from August 01, 2005 to November 05, 2005.


Research Executive: 4P Marketing Consultancy, Bangladesh, from July 05, 2004 to July 30, 2005


Quality Control Officer: Opso Saline Ltd., Bangladesh, from September 16, 2002 to June 30, 2004

Life member of Japanese Universities Alumni Association Bangladesh (JUAAB)

Japanese Pharmaceutical Society (JPS)

Pharmacy Graduate Association (PGA)

Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Society (BPS)

Bangladesh Bioethics Society (BBS)



Natural Product Chemistry

Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy Practices