The Department of Pharmaceutics is a place where an unwavering commitment to excellence in research, instruction and service is demonstrated through the extraordinary productivity and success of our faculty, staff and students. Our program focuses on Physiologically-Based Approaches to Drug Delivery and Disposition. We offer a training environment that includes research laboratories with equipments such as Tablet punching machine, Ultrasonicator, Dissolution apparatus, Disintegration apparatus, coater, edge laboratory instrumentation and technologies, highly experienced, qualified award-winning faculty, devoted and experienced and able staff.

Pharmaceutics is the discipline of pharmacy that deals with the process of turning a new chemical entity (NCE) or old drugs into a medication to be used safely and effectively by patients. It is also called the science of dosage form design. There are many chemicals with pharmacological properties, but need special measures to help them achieve therapeutically relevant amounts at their sites of action. Pharmaceutics helps relate the formulation of drugs to their delivery and disposition in the body. Pharmaceutics deals with the formulation of a pure drug substance into a dosage form.

At the undergraduate degree level, courses may cover biology, calculus, chemistry, microbiology and introductory courses in drug design and development. However, graduate degree programs are more common and include specializations in areas such as drug delivery systems or biopharmaceutics, conducting research in drug actions and drug design and writing a master's thesis or a doctoral dissertation. Graduate-level studies include studies in pharmaceutical science, molecular cell biology, drug metabolism, drug design.

The department research activities focus on formulation science and drug delivery with Particular emphasis in the following areas:

  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Novel drug delivery systems such as sustained and controlled release formulation
  • Solubility and oral bioavailability enhancement using polymer and lipid based approaches
  • Nanopharmaceutics based drug delivery eg. gold nanoparticles, nanocomposites,
  • nanomicellar system, nanovesicular, polymeric nonoparticles and solid lipid nanoparticles etc.
  • Site specific delivery and targeted nanoparticles of therapeutic drugs for the treatment of cancer
  • Application of Quality by Design (QbD) in drug development
  • Nutraceutical and Cosmeceutical research
  • Novel phytoformulations

DEPARTMENT WISE FACULTY

Name of Staff Designation Experience Qualification
Mrs. Bidkar Shital J. Asst. Professor (HOD) 9.6 Month M.Pharm .,Ph.D. (Pursuing)
Mr.Devhadrao Nitin V. Asst. Professor 6.6 Month M.Pharm .,Ph.D. (Pursuing)
Mr. Mahajan Kiran C. Asst. Professor 4.6 Month M.Pharm .,Ph.D. (Pursuing)
Dr. Umalkar Deepak G. Asst. Professor 11 Year M.Pharm, Ph.D

SUPPORTING STAFF: (Lab Assistant)

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Name of Staff Lab
Mrs. Dhomse Pharmaceutics
Microbiologyy


SUPPORTING STAFF: (Peon)

NAME OF STAFF LAB
Mr. Ahinave Sandip Vasant Pharmaceutics
Microbiology



Lab wise Equipment List :

Sr No. Equipment Lab
1 Hot air oven
2 Incubator Pharmaceutical Microbiology
3 Autoclave
4 Particle count Instrument
5 Disintegration Pharmaceutics
6 Dissolution Apparatus
7 Sieve Shaker
8 Ball mill
9 Pan coating Machine Machine Room
10 Tablet Punching Machine
11 Single Tablet Punching Machine
12 Collapsible Tube Filling Machine

Staff Profile:

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Mrs. Shital Jayant Bidkar
Associate Professor
+91 9922417765
shitalbidkar@yahoo.com
M. Pharm.
9 years & 4 months
10 years
6 months
1. Industrial Pharmacy-I,
2. Industrial Pharmacy II,
3. Sterile products,
4. Advanced drug delivery systems,
5. Communication & soft skill development,
6. Advanced Pharmaceutics,
7. Formulation & development,
8. Novel drug delivery systems.

Project submitted for funding (BCUD/ AICTE):

Name of Staff Name of Principal Investigator Title Status
2017 Mrs, Shital J. Bidkar Overcoming poor solubility of Cinnarizine: Development , optimization and evaluation of fast dissolving oral film Ongoing BCUD


Publications:

Year Author Title Journal Volume/Issue/Page No. National/International
2010 Mangesh R. Bhalekar,
Shital J.Bidkar,
Tushar K.Shete & Ashwini R. Madgulkar
Taste Masking of Cefuroxime Axetilby Ion Exchange Resin Complex Latin american journal of pharmacy (formerly acta farmaceutica bonaerense) lat. Am. J. Pharm. 29(2):198-204(2010) International
2011 Bidkar J.S.*,
Ghanwat D.D. Dama G.Y.,
Bidkar S.J.,
Bhujbal M.D. Shende V.S.
A Global Review On Plants With Hypolipidemic Activity International Journal Of Universal Pharmacy And Life Sciences Volume 2, Issue 1 (January – March) International
2011 Jayant Bidkar,*,
Shital Bidkar,
Jagdish Baheli,
Sampat Navale,
Sachin Badhe,
Sandip Awati,
Ganesh Dama
Isolation and Characterization of Mucilage from Aegle Marmelos linn. Fruit Pulp International Journal Of Universal Pharmacy And Life Sciences Volume 2, Issue 1 (January – March) International
2007 Shridhar J.Pandya, D.Harinarayana, Devendra Jain, Sushant Kulthe, Shital Bidkar & Nitin Kadam. An Attractive Biocompatible Polymer for Pharmaceutical Application in Various Dosage froms : Chitosan Pharmainfo. Net (April 2007) April 2007 National


Research guidance:

Course Completed Ongoing
B. Pharm
M. Pharm 11 05


Seminars / Conference Attended with Certificate (Hard Copy):

Poster présentation on ‘Comparative study of taste masking ability of ion exchange resin & beta-cyclodextrin with Ondencetron.’ at 59th IPC, 2007, at Varanasi.



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Devhadrao Nitin Vasantrao
Associate Professor
+91 9420759401
devhadraonitin9@gmail.com
M. Pharm., Ph.D pursuing
6 years
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6 months
1. Physical pharmaceutics-I/II
2. Cosmetic science
3. P, Jurisprudence
1) Analytical Method Development
2) Formulation and Development



Project submitted for funding (BCUD/ AICTE):

Name of Staff Name of Principal Investigator Title Status
2017-19 BCUD Mr.Devhadrao Nitin Vasantrao Analytical method development and validation of dissolution and assay test of pravastatin sodium tablet Submitted (In process)


Publications:

Year Author Title Journal Volume/Issue/Page No. National/International
2017-18 Devhadrao N.V Analytical method development and validation of Teneligliptin Hydrobromide in pure form by HPLC World Journal of P,ceutical science Wjps 2017; 5(10):37-38 National
2014-15 Devhadrao N.V Total phenolic content and antioxidant potencial of cucurbita maxima ( Pumpkin) powder International journal of pharmaceutical science and research 2014 Vol-5, Issue-5 International
2014-15 Devhadrao N.V Analytical method development and validation of S-Nadifloxacin in pure form by HPLC International journal of pharmaceutical and clinical Research 2014;6(1): 63-67 International


Research guidance:

Course Completed Ongoing
B. Pharm 12 -
M. Pharm - -


Membership of Academic bodies:
Store in-charge
Exam In-charge (Co-Incharge)



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Mahajan Kiran Chandrakant
Associate Professor
+91 9860780959
kirancmahajan@gmail.com
M.pharm, Ph.D pursuing
4 years
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6 months
1) Modern Dispensing Practices,
2) Dosage Form Design
3) Pharmaceutical Microbiology
4) Pharmaceutical Business Management
Formulation and Development of dosage form


Project submitted for funding (BCUD/ AICTE):

Name of Staff Name of Principal Investigator Title Status
2017-2018 BCUD Mahajan K. C. Formulation and optimization of self emulsified drug delivery system for hypertension treatment In process (Submitted)



Publications:

Year Author Title Journal Volume/Issue/Page No. National/International
2013-14 Mahajan K. C. Formulation and Evaluation of Gliclazide Mouth DissolvingTablets Inventi Rapid: Pharm Tech Vol. 2013, Issue 4, pg no. 1-4. National
2013-14 Mahajan K. C. Formulation and Evaluation of Gliclazide Mouth Dissolving Tablets International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science Review and Research Vol.21, Issue 2, pg no. 325-329 International


Research guidance:

Course Completed Ongoing
B. Pharm 05 -
M. Pharm - -


Books / Articles published:

No. Of Books No. Of Articles
03


Honors, Recognition and awards:
GPAT qualified in 2011

Seminars / Conference Attended with Certificate (Hard Copy):
Attended SPPU half day workshop on Biosafety in Teaching and Research



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Dr.Deepak Govind Umalkar
Associate Professor
+91 9860183756
deepakumalkar@gmail.com
M.pharm, Ph.D
11.1 years
1 Year
6 months
• Pharmaceutics I
• Pharmaceutics II
• Physical Pharmaceutics
• Pharmaceutical Engineering
• Industrial Pharmacy
• Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
• Novel Drug Delivery System
• Sterile Product & Formulation Tech.
1.Novel drug Delivery System and mainly involved in formulation and development of Solid lipid nanoparticles, Nanostructured lipid carriers, Mucoadhesive beads, Mucoadhesive Microspheres and Transdermal Drug Delivery System.
2. Method Development and Validation of Various Pharmaceutical Drugs.




Research Projects Completed:

Year Name of Staff No. of Project Completed
2012 Deepak G.Umalkar AICTE Grand of 20 lacks under RPS Scheme


Research guidance:

Course Completed Ongoing
B. Pharm 03 -
M. Pharm 25 (18 –Pharmaceutics 07 (QAT) 05


Books / Articles published:

Course Completed
Published with a Title,” Laboratory Manual of Novel Drug Delivery System” by carrier Publication, Nashik -


Honors, Recognition and awards:
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION by PASM on 5 SEP.2013
First Prize in Poster Presentation in National seminar held in SNBT College of Pharmacy,Nashik in 29-30 Dec,2015

Publications:



  1. Shinde G. V, Bangale G. S., Umalkar D. G. and Rajesh K. S.Supercritical fluids-a potential approach for novel drug formulation- a review.Journal of Global Pharma Technology,2009,3,2,5 to 13
  2. Ganesh Sheshrao Bangale, B. Stephen Rathinaraj, Rajesh K. S, Gajanan V. Shinde,Deepak G. Umalkar, Ch. Rajveer, D. Kumaraswamy and Preetha. S. Panicker, Design and evaluation of transdermal films of Atenolol,Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research,2010,3,2593-604
  3. Gajanan.V.Shinde, Ganesh.S.Bangale, Deepak.G.Umalkar,Dr.K.S.Rajesh, Chattar Singh Yadav, Prapti Yadav, Dendrimers,Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences,2010,3,3,1 to 8
  4. Deepak.G.Umalkar, Dr.KS.Rajesh, Ganesh.S.Bangale, B.StephenRathinaraj, Gajanan.V.Shinde. Preetha.S.Panicker, Applications of liposomes in medicine- a review,An international journal of pharmaceutical sciences,2011,2,2,24 to 39
  5. D.G.Umalkar,Dr.KS.Rajesh,,G.S.Bangale,, G.V. Shinde,S. Sudharhsini, Design And Evaluation Of Fast Dissolving Tablet of Zopiclone,International Journal of Pharma Recent Research,2011,2,2,82-91
  6. Bangale G.S, Shinde G.V. Umalkar D.G., Rajesh K.S.,Natural Mucoadhesive Material Based Buccal Tablets of Nitrendipine-Formulation and In-vitro Evaluation,Journal of Pharmacy Research,2011,1,1,35-44
  7. Bangale G.S , Stephen Rathinaraj B , Shinde G.V. , Umalkar D.G. and Rajesh K.S., Formulation and Evaluation of Natural Gum Based Matrix Tablets for Oral Controlled Delivery of Nimodipine, Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2011,4,45,375-383
  8. GajananShinde, Rajesh K.S, Bhatt Devang, Ganesh Bangale, Deepak Umalkar, GophaneVirag,Current status of colloidal system (nano range),International journal of drug formulation and research,2011,6,2,39-54
  9. Shah Chirag K., Umalkar Deepak, Dr. Rajesh K.S.Simultaneous spectrophotometric determination of cefixime and moxifloxacin in bulk drug and drug formulation by absorption ratio method pharmatutor (Online) 2012.
  10. Shah chiragK.,Umalkar Deepak, Dr.RajeshK.S,Development of an RP-HPLC method for simultaneous estimation and force degradation of cefixime and moxifloxacin in bulk and pharmaceutical dosage form,International journal of Pharmaceutical research and Bio-science 2012,1,4,128-147
  11. .D. G. Umalkar, Rajesh K.S,Formulation and evaluation of liposomal gel for treatment of psoriasis.,International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences,2012,4,4,22-32
  12. D. G. Umalkar, Rajesh K.S,Preparation and characterization of ultra deformable vesicles gel for treatment of psoriasis.,Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research,2013,8,3,6291 to 6298
  13. Deepak Umalkar, Jaimik Patel, Vishal Mithiya, Rajesh K S. Proniosomal Gel of Anti-psoriatic Agent: Formulation and evaluation,Inventi Rapid,2014,1,1to 8
  14. Vishal Mithiya, Deepak Umalkar, Rakesh Patel, Rajesh K S,Formulation and Evaluation of Zolpidem Tartrate Microspheres Prepared by Spray Drying, Inventi Rapid: NDDS, 2014,3,2014,1 to 9
  15. Deepak Umalkar, Poonam Patel, Rajesh K S,Formulation and Evaluation of Microballoons of Proton PumpInhibitor Drug for the Treatment of Stomach Ulcer,Inventi Rapid: NDDS,2014,3, 2014, 14 to 25
  16. Shreya Patel , Deepak Umalkar, Rajesh K S,Formulation and Evaluation of Nanosponge of Piroxicam for Solubility Enhancement,Inventi Rapid: NDDS 2014,3,28 to 36
  17. D.G. Umalkar, Farhana P, Rajesh K.S.,Chronotherapeutic compression coated tablet for hypertension,Pharmagene,2014,4,1,1-12.
  18. Rajesh K S, Gunvant I Patel, Pratik A Vora, Surjyanarayan Mandal, Deepak Umalkar, GajananShinde, Effect Of Hydrophilic Polymers On The Release Of Clozapine From Matrix Tablet, Inventi 2014,3,2,22-36
  19. Deepak Umalkar, Dr.R.B.Saudagar, Divya Patel, Dr.RajeshK.S.,Formulation and Evaluation of Transferosomal gel of Isotretinoin for severe acne Research Journal Topical and Cosmetic Sci.,2014,5,2,39-45
  20. Deepak Umalkar, FarhanaPathan , Rajesh K. S. , R. B. Saudhagar, Formulation and Characterization of Polymer Coated Solid Lipid Nanoparticles of Anti-Retroviral Drug for Intestinal Lymphatic Targeting,Inventi Rapid: Pharm Tech,2016,3,3,1-12

Seminars/Workshops/ Conferences attended:



  1. Gujarat Tech. University sponsored Two days National Level Seminar on 14-15 Sep. 2013 on ‘Patenting in Pharmaceuticals” at Parul Institute of Pharmacy,Vadodara.
  2. Gujarat Tech. University sponsored Two days National Level Seminar on 18-19 Oct 2013 on ‘Qbd in Better Method Development and Validation” at Parul Institute of Pharmacy & Parul Inst. of Pharmacy &Research,Vadodara.
  3. Gujarat Tech. University sponsored Three days National Level Seminar on 9-11 Jan 2014 on ‘Recent trends in CADD and discovery” at Parul Institute of Pharmacy & Parul Inst. of Pharmacy &Research,Vadodara.
  4. AICTE sponsored Two days National Level Seminar on24-25 Jan 2014 on ‘QSAR-A Novel Tool in Drug Design” at Parul Institute of Pharmacy & Parul Inst. of Pharmacy &Research,Vadodara.
  5. SPPU sponsored Two days National Level Seminar on 21-22 Nov 2014 on ‘Current Trends and carrier opportunities in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs” at R.G.Sapkal College of Pharmacy,Nashik
  6. SPPU sponsored One days National Level Seminar on 24 Feb 2015 on ‘Investigation of some Phytopharmaceuticals using Analytical Techniques” at R.G.Sapkal College of Pharmacy,Nashik
  7. AICTE sponsored Workshop on 5 Oct 2015 on ‘Approval Process 2016-17” at AICTE Regional Office, Mumbai.
  8. SPPU sponsored Two days National Level Seminar on 19-20 Feb 2016 on ‘Recent Advances and Application of Spectroscopy and Chromatography Techniques” at R.G.Sapkal College of Pharmacy,Nashik
  9. SPPU sponsored Two days National Level Seminar on 22-23 Feb 2016 on ‘Recent Trends and Advances in Pre-clinical Research” at R.G.Sapkal College of Pharmacy,Nashik
  10. SPPU sponsored Two days National Level Seminar on 10-11 Nov 2017 on ‘Techno-Managerial Skills for Pharmacist-An Ocean of Opportunities in Pharma Sectors” at R.G.Sapkal College of Pharmacy,Nashik
  11. SPPU sponsored Two days National Level Seminar on 12-13 Jan 2018 on ‘Recent Avenues in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences” atGES’SirDr.M.S.GosaviCPER,Nashik.
  12. SPPU sponsored Two days National Level Seminar on 23-24 Jan 2018 on ‘Current Trends,Development and Advancement in Drug Delivery System” atMGV,PharmacyCollege,Panchavati,Nashik.

Faculty development Programme:



  1. AICTE SponsoredTwo weeksFDP on “Advance in Polymer based drug delivery system” atSatara College of Pharmacy, Degaon on 2 to14 Dec 2013.
  2. AICTE Sponsored Two weeks FDP on “Recent trends in CADD and discovery” at Parul inst. of Pharmacy & Parul inst. of Pharmacy & Researchon 9 to 21 Dec 2014.
  3. One Day FDP on “Research Writing” at K.R.Sapkal college of Management studies Studies,Nashik on 12 Nov 2014.
  4. Three weeksFDP on “Entrepreneurship Development” at UdyogwardhiniShikshanSanstha,Nashik on 20 July to 6 Aug 2016.