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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University is a pioneer Pharmaceutical Institution recognized Nationally & Internationally for imparting highest quality if education since its establishment in 1956. The Department has proved itself in producing pharmacy graduates with sound scientific and technical background and has emerged as a centre for providing versatile post graduate training and conducting advanced doctoral research in the field of Pharmacy. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by National Board of Accreditation-All India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi, and Pharmacy council of India and is having honor of only University Department in India accredited by National Board of Accreditation. Department has been recognized as the Department of Special Assistance by University Grant Commission, New Delhi and also recognized by Department of Science and Technology for FIST programme. Department has an honour of getting various projects from UGC, AICTE, DST, DBT, SERB, ICMR, CSIR, INSA and National Medicinal Plant Board. It conducts Graduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral Research Programme in Pharmacy under the Faculty of Medicine.
 

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Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University,Nagpur
Mahatma Jyotiba Fuley Shaikshanik Parisar, Amravati Road, Nagpur-440033
E-mail: udpsnagpur@gmail.com
Phone No. (O) 0712/2500324 Fax No. 0712/2500355
Accredited by National Board of Accreditation, AICTE, PCI, New Delhi

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Courses Available

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm.)
    Intake Capacity 30
  • Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm.)

Specialisations

  1. Pharmaceutics 18 Seats
  2. Pharmaceutical Chemistry 12 Seats
  3. Pharmacology 12 Seats
  4. Pharmacognosy 12 Seats
    Intake Capacity 54
  • Doctoral Research Programme (Ph. D.)

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Admissions Eligibility
B. Pharm.

The Admission in four-year Degree course of Pharmacy is carried out through centralized admission process. The candidate should fulfill the eligibility criteria as notified in Application form and Information brochure of MT-CET published by Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra State, Mumbai from time to time. The details of the admission procedure can be obtained from the Director of Technical Education (DTE), Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai or from the regional offices.

M. Pharm.

The Admission in two-year postgraduate Degree course of Pharmacy (M. Pharm.) is carried out through centralized admission process. The candidate should fulfill the eligibility criteria as notified in Information brochure published by Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra State, Mumbai from time to time. The details of the admission procedure can be obtained from the Director of Technical Education (DTE), Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai or from the regional offices.

Ph. D.

The candidates who are eligible as per direction-29 of 2012 of RTM Nagpur University can apply to University for registration on or before 15 July/15 Jan every year.

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Hostel Facility:

For students who are being admitted from different parts of country/state, the Department has a facility of Pharmacy Hostel for boys. It is located beside the University Campus Near Gurunanak Bhavan North Ambazari Road, RTM, Nagpur University Nagpur. The hostel was constructed way back in the year 1983 and has a capacity of 65 students in single and double occupancy rooms. The Department also has hostel facility for girls i.e. University Girls Hostel, which is located near LAD square, North Ambazari Road, Nagpur. The hostel has a capacity of 60 girls (Pharmacy) and includes girls from other University Departments also. The hostel follows strict rules which include proper time management, proper hygiene and proper administration. The hostels have a separate Gymkhana for boys and are also engaged in hosting various sports and cultural events for both boys and girls.

Faculty Profile


 

 

Prof. N. J. Gaikwad

1

Designation:

Professor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Prof. & Head)

2

E-mail and Mobile no:

udpsnagpur@gmail.com
+919822718201

3

Educational qualification:

M. Pharm., Ph.D., L.L.B., D.B.M., B.J.

4

Area of interest:

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

5

Professional experience:

35 years

6

Research projects and grants:

04 (AICTE with total grant of 1 Crore 34 Lacs)

7

Awards:

01 Ideal Teacher Award, 02 Most Cited Research Paper Award, 03 Best    Presentation of Research Paper, 04 Best Magazine Award

8

Publications:

 

8.1

Number of books or book chapters:

03 Books and 01 Book chapter

8.2

Number of papers published in national and international peer reviewed journals:

19 (International) & 13 (National)

9

Research guidance:

23 Ph.D & 44 M. Pharm. students awarded

10

Conferences/Seminar/Symposium organized/position hold:

24;31;07  as a Co-ordinator

11

Countries visited:

Edinburgh, Switzerland, Chaina, Dubai, and UAE

12

Others:

Professional Bodies: -  IPA–Secretary, IPGA –Secretary, APTI–Secretary, PSI-Vice President, IHPA–Advisor, AUT-Treasurer, MFAUT-Treasurer, AMI-Editorial board Director-HOCL, Mumbai,  (GOI  Enterprises); Director-HFL, Hyderabad; Director-ZIM Laboratories, Nagpur; Director-Unijules, Nagpur; Member on Board of Governor-(NIPER), Punjab; NBA-AICTE Expert;UGC Expert Committee; expert research projects in UGC and AICTE;Member of Pharmacy Council of India expert; Member of AICTE Expert.

 

Prof. Jasmine G. Avari

1

Designation:

Professor in Pharmaceutics

2

E-mail and Mobile no:

jasminegavari@gmail.com   +919960113105

3

Educational qualification:

M. Pharm., Ph.D., M.Sc. Communication (Pharmacy)

4

Area of interest:

Zeta Potential, STDs, Women health care, NDDS

5

Professional experience:

28 years

6

Research projects and grants:

AICTE RPS-16.37 Lacs (PI), UGC Major Research Project-4.5 Lacs (Co. PI) 

7

Awards:

UGC fellowship

8

Publications:

 

8.1

Number of papers published in national and international peer reviewed journals:

25 (International) & 21 (National)

8.2

Number of Patents:

01 granted

9

Research guidance:

10 Ph.D. & 79 M. Pharm. students awarded

10

Conferences/Seminar/Symposium organized/position hold:

04  as a Co-ordinator

11

Countries visited:

England, USA

12

Others:

Senate member, Member of Management Council,  RRC member on various inspection panel of R.T.M Nagpur University

 

Prof. M. R. Tajne

1

Designation:

Professor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

2

E-mail and Mobile no:

mrtajne@rediffmail.com
+919422101381,

3

Educational qualification:

M. Pharm., Ph.D.

4

Area of interest:

Drug and Pharmaceutical Analysis

5

Professional experience:

34 years

6

Research projects and grants:

02 as Co-coordinator (AICTE with total grant of 23 lacs)

 

 

 

7

Publications:

 

7.1

Number of books or book chapters:

01

7.2

Number of papers published in national and international peer reviewed journals:

38 (International and National)

8.3

Number of Patents:

02 filed

9

Research guidance:

05 Ph.D. & 50 M. Pharm. students awarded

10

Conferences/Seminar/Symposium organized/position hold:

02  as a Co-ordinator

 

 

 

11

Others:

Actively engaged in Drug Analysis approved by FDA Maharashtra State, Member of Academic Council and Member of Faculty of Medicine (RTMNU) Member BOS & RRC (SGBAU)
PCI Inspector
Ex- Joint Secretary & Vice-President IPA Nagpur local Branch.

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Rajendra B. Kakde

1

Designation:

Professor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

2

E-mail and Mobile no:

drkakde@yahoo.com
+919822711060

3

Educational qualification:

M. Pharm., Ph.D., B. A. (Eng. Lit)

4

Area of interest:

Pharmaceutical Analysis, Impurity Profiling, Bioanalysis,

5

Professional experience:

19 years (Teaching),
2.5 years (Industrial)

6

Research projects and grants:

02 (SERB-DST-38.66 Lacs,
AICTE-RPS-14.35 Lacs)

7

Awards:

Dr. P. D. Sethi Annual Award 2011 for the Best Research Paper in Pharmaceutical Analysis

8

Publications:

 

8.1

Number of books or book chapters:

01

8.2

Number of papers published in national and international peer reviewed journals:

54 (International and National)

8.3

Number of Patents:

01 Applied

9

Research guidance:

02 Ph.D. & 16 M. Pharm. students awarded

10

Conferences/Seminar/Symposium organized/position hold:

07  as a Co-ordinator

11

Countries visited:

USA and Switzerland

12

Others:

Senate member, In various committees and inspection panel of RTM Nagpur University, Potential Reviewer of peer reviewed journals

 

 

 

Prof. Pramod B. Khedekar

1

Designation:

Professor in Pharmacy

2

E-mail and Mobile no:

pb_khedekar@rediffmail.com
 +919822472093

3

Educational qualification:

M. Pharm., Ph.D., D.B.M.

4

Area of interest:

Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Medicinal), Molecular Modeling & QSAR, Nanotechnology

5

Professional experience:

26 years

6

Research projects and grants:

01 (UGC-7.82 Lacs)

7

Awards:

11

8

Publications:

 

8.1

Number of books or book chapters:

01

8.2

Number of papers published in national and international peer reviewed journals:

44 (International and National)

8.3

Number of Patents:

03 Applied

9

Research guidance:

02 Awarded (06 Registered) Ph.D. &    18 M. Pharm. students awarded

10

Conferences/Seminar/Symposium organized/position hold:

04 as a Co-ordinator

11

Countries visited:

USA

12

Others:

Commonwealth Commission Fellow, Member on inspection panel of various bodies (PCI), Expert member for AICTE, Life member of IPA, IPGA, APTI, ISTE.

 

Prof. Prashant K. Puranik

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1

Designation:

Professor in Pharmaceutics

2

E-mail and Mobile no:

pkpuranik@yahoo.com
+918888836438

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Educational qualification:

M. Pharm., Ph.D., D.B.M.

4

Area of interest:

NDDS, Nanotechnology, TDDS, SRDF Development

5

Professional experience:

26 years

6

Research projects and grants:

 02 (MODROBS- 13 lacs) and 01 (FDP-5 lacs)

7

Awards:

CSIR fellowship

8

Publications:

 

8.1

Number of books or book chapters:

3

8.2

Number of papers published in national and international peer reviewed journals:

30 (International) & 19 (National)

8.3

Number of Patents:

01 applied

9

Research guidance:

04 Ph.D. & 37 M. Pharm. students awarded

10

Conferences/Seminar/Symposium organized/position hold:

05  as a Co-ordinator

11

. Others:

Academic Council member, Ex Senate member, Ex BOS member, RRC member, Member on inspection panel of various bodies, Expert member for AICTE,NBA etc..

 

Prof. Prafulla M. Sabale

1

Designation:

Professor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

2

E-mail and Mobile no:

prafullasable@yahoo.com   +919158537050

3

Educational qualification:

M. Pharm., Ph.D.

4

Area of interest:

Heterosteroids, Heterocyclic Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Metello antibiotics.

5

Professional experience:

18 years

6

Research projects and grants:

01 MRP-GUJCOST, 01- SEM-GUJCOST, 01-FDP-AICTE,
01-SDP-AICTE

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Awards:

Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award of  SRISTI
Faculty Branding Award-2013

8

Publications:

 

8.1

Number of books or book chapters:

01 Book Chapter

8.2

Number of papers published in national and international peer reviewed journals:

15(International) & 25 (National)

8.3

Number of Patents:

04 filed

9

Research guidance:                               

28 M. Pharm. students awarded

10

Conferences/Seminar/Symposium organized/position hold:

05 as a Co-ordinator

11

Others:

DPC member of GTU, Life member APTI, IPA, IPGA, IPC and SPER. Member on inspection panel of various bodies (PCI).

 

 

Dr. (Mrs.) Veena S. Belgamwar

1

Designation:

Associate Professor in Pharmaceutics

2

E-mail and Mobile no:

vbelgamwar@gmail.com, veenabelgamwar@rediffmail.com
+919922421810

3

Educational qualification:

M. Pharm., Ph.D.

4

Area of interest:

Nano Particulate Drug Delivery System, NDDS, Oral Drug Delivery System 

5

Professional experience:

17 years

6

Research projects and grants:

AICTE-RPS (10 Lacs)

7

Number of papers published in national and international peer reviewed journals:

23 (International) & 16 (National)

8

Research guidance:

03 Ph.D. (Persuing) & 46 M. Pharm. students awarded

9

Conferences/Seminar/Symposium organized/position hold:

01  as a Joint Co-ordinator

10

 Others:

 Life member IPA, Ex BOS chairman, RRC member and Potential Reviewer of peer reviewed international journals

 

 

Dr. Prakash R. Itankar

1

Designation:

Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr.) in Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry

2

E-mail and Mobile no:

prakashitankar@hotmail.com
 +919766191818

3

Educational qualification:

M. Pharm., Ph.D., D.N.Y.S. (Diploma in Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences)

4

Area of interest:

Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, organic cultivation of medicinal plants, Biotransformation studies, herbal formulation development and Ethnopharmacology

5

Professional experience:

13 years (Teaching), 06 years and 08 months (Industrial)

6

Research projects and grants:

 01 (MODROB-AICTE) and 01 (National   
 Medicinal Plant Board)

7

Awards:

 03 Best Poster Awards

8

Publications:

 

8.1

Number of books & book chapters:

01 & 01

8.2

Number of papers published in national and international peer reviewed journals:

30 (International and National)

8.3

Number of Patents:

01 granted

9

Research guidance:

02 Ph.D. awarded & 05 pursuing.
37 M. Pharm. students awarded & 21 pursuing.
10 M.D. Ayurveda students co-guided.
Co-supervisor to 01 Ph.D. Ayurveda & 01 Ph.D. Animal Sciences student.

10

Conferences/Seminar/Symposium organized/position hold:

17 

11

Countries visited:

Singapore

12

Others:

Program Officer – NSS, Member PCI, APTI, Pharmaceutical Society of India, Vigyan Bharti, India, EC member of Indian Society of Pharmacognosy, Institutional Advisory/ Peer Review Committee member of Regional Research Institute (Ayurveda) under CCRAS, Coordinator (Nagpur Chapter) Society for Ethnopharmacology (India), Member Post Graduate Ethical Committee, Government Ayurveda and Shree Ayurveda College, Nagpur.

 

Dr. Dadasaheb M. Kokare

 

Dadasaheb Kokare

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Designation:

Assistant Professor in Pharmacology (Sr. Gr.)

2

E-mail and Mobile no:

kokaredada@yahoo.com
+919850318502

3

Educational qualification:

M. Pharm., Ph. D.

4

Area of interest:

Neuroscience, Behavioral Pharmacology

5

Professional experience:

13 years

6

Research projects and grants:

DST-32.5 lacs, Three DBT - 80 lacs

7

Awards:

Achari award, Dandiya award, Olson prize, Uvnas award, Suryakumari award and Best poster presentation awards

8

Number of papers published in national and international peer reviewed journals:

45 (International)

9

Research guidance:

02 Ph. D. & 25 M. Pharm. students awarded.

10

Conferences/Seminar/Symposium organised/position hold:

Organized several National and International seminars and conferences in the capacity of Joint-Coordinator, Coordinator and Convener

11

Countries visited:

Austria, Germany and Singapore

12

Others:

Senate member, Reviewer for International Journals, On various inspection and faculty recruitment panel.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Nishikant A. Raut

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Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr.)

2

E-mail and Mobile no:

nishikantraut29@gmail.com
+919422803768

3

Educational qualification:

M. Pharm., Ph.D., M. A. (pub. Admin.)

4

Area of interest:

Pharmaceutical Analysis, Bio-availability enhancement, Phytopharmacological and Ethnopharmacological screening

5

Professional experience:

11 years

6

Research projects and grants:

  • DBT: 44 Lacs, Completed
  • SERB-DST (Young Scientist Scheme): 24.5 Lacs (ongoing)
  • UGC-MRP: 20 Lacs, submitted
  • AICTE-RPS: 25 Lacs, submitted

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Awards:

JRF by UGC

8

Publications:

 

8.1

Number of books or book chapters:

01

8.2

Number of papers published in national and international peer reviewed journals:

 

National: 05 & International: 05

9

Research guidance:

04  Ph.D. (Registered) & 11 M. Pharm. students awarded.

10

Conferences/Seminar/Symposium      organized/position hold:

(As a Coordinator, organizing secretary, Chairman of various committees & scientific sessions)

11

Countries visited:

Austria, Germany, Singapore

12

Others:

Editorial Board Member and Reviewer of Int. J. Pharmacol., J. Pharmacol. Toxicol., Res. J. Med. Plants, Res. J. Phytochem.by Asian Network for Scientific Information and Academic Journals Inc., New York, USA. Served as Reviewer for many International Journals like ActaTropica (Elsevier), Iranian J. Pharm.Techno., Pak. J. Bio.Sci. etc.

 

 

 

Dr. Pramod S. Salve

1

Designation:

Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutics

2

E-mail and Mobile no:

Pramodsalve77@yahoo.com
+919970425572

3

Educational qualification:

M. S.(Pharm.)., Ph.D.

4

Area of interest:

Pharmaceutics

5

Professional experience:

13years

6

Research projects and grants:

03 (Applied)

7

Publications:

 

7.1

Number of books or book chapters:

01 Book

7.2

Number of papers published in national and international peer reviewed journals:

13(International) & 01 (National)

8

Research guidance:

03 Ph.D.(Applied) & 34 M. Pharm. students awarded

9

Conferences/Seminar/Symposium organised/position hold:

03 as a Coordinator

10

 Others:

Member of Society for Ethnopharmacology, India and European Industrial Pharmacist Group

 

Dr. Rajesh R. Ugale

1

Designation:

Assistant Professor in Pharmacology

2

E-mail and Mobile no:

ugale.rajesh@gmail.com,  
+919822717181

3

Educational qualification:

M. Pharm., Ph.D., Post Doct.

4

Area of interest:

Neuroscience; Addiction; Memory; Schizophrenia; Stroke

5

Professional experience:

13 years

6

Research projects and grants:

DBT as Co-PI (63.1 Lacs), UGC as PI (06 Lacs), Joint Project with Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

7

Awards:

IPS Achari Award (2002), IPC best poster award (2003), B Uvnas Prize in IPS 2011 for article in BJP, Travel grant from Italy Govt. in 2003.

8

Number of papers published in national and international peer reviewed journals:

18 (International) & 01 (National)

9

Research guidance:

31 M. Pharm. students awarded

10

Conferences/Seminar/Symposium organized/position hold:

02  as a Coordinator

11

Countries visited:

USA, Italy

12

Others:

Editorial Board Member:
Pharmacologia; The Scientific World Journal; New Journal of
Science (Hindawi).
Reviewer for several international journals including British J. Pharmacology

 

Dr. (Mrs.) Rita N. Wadetwar        

1

Designation:

Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutics

2

E-mail and Mobile no:

rnwadetwar@gmail.com , nywadetwar@gmail.com
+918007995551

3

Educational qualification:

M. Pharm., Ph.D.

4

Area of interest:

NDDS, Biotransformation, Biotechnology, Microbiology.

5

Professional experience:

14 years (Teaching) 2 years (Industrial)

6

Research projects and grants:

 

7

Publications:

 

7.1

Number of papers published in national and international peer reviewed journals:

14 (International and National)

7.2

Number of Patents:

02

8

Research guidance::

05 M. Pharm. students awarded

9

Conferences/Seminar/Symposium organized/position hold:

03  as a Coordinator

10

Countries visited:

UK, Europe

11

Others:

Potential Reviewer of peer reviewed journals

 

Dr. Satyendra K. Prasad        

1

Designation:

Assistant Professor in Pharmacognosy

2

E-mail and Mobile no:

skprasad.itbhu@gmail.com,  skprasad.rs.phe@itbhu.ac.in
+919604421621

3

Educational qualification:

M. Pharm., Ph.D.

4

Area of interest:

Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

5

Professional experience:

1 year

6

Research projects and grants:

 

7

Awards:

CSIR Fellowship, Travel grant from DST

8

Publications:

 

8.1

Number of books or book chapters:

01

8.2

Number of papers published in national and international peer reviewed journals:

24 (International) & 05 (National)

9

Conferences/Seminar/Symposium organized/position hold:

03  as a Coordinator

10

Countries visited:

Germany, Czech Republic

11

Others:

Member of Society for Medicinal Plants and Natural Product Research (GA): Europe, IPGA, Society for Ethnopharmacology, India and Potential Reviewer of peer reviewed journals.

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Research

Research Projects
Ongoing : 10
Total Outlay : Rs. 4,57,05,600/-

Name of
Investigator

Title of the Project

Amount
Sanctioned Rs.

Funding
Agency

Dr. (Mrs.) J. G. Avari

Studies in zeta potential of Erythrocytes in women with Sexually Transmitted disease and development of new combination formulation for their treatment

16.38 Lacs

AICTE,
New Delhi

Dr. R. B. Kakde

Isolation, Characterization and Identification of Potential Impurities in Drug and Pharmaceuticals

38.66 Lacs

DST-SERB,
New Delhi

Dr. R. B. Kakde

Quantitative Bioanalysis, Pharmacokinetics and Metabolites Identification of some Novel Life Saving Drugs

14.35 Lacs

AICTE,
New Delhi

Dr. P. B. Khedekar

Development of Potential Antianxiety Agents having Benzodiazepine
Nucleus

10 Lacs

AICTE,
New Delhi

Dr. D. M. Kokare

 

 

 

Cocaine and Amphetamine Regulated Transcript Peptide (CART) as a Common Messenger in Pathways that Mediate Energy Balance and Reproduction

75.30 Lacs

DBT, New Delhi

Dr. D. M. Kokare

Interaction between Nitric Oxide and TRH in the Anterior Parvocellular subdivision of the Hypothalamic Paraventricular Nucleus (PVNa): Implication in Regulation of Food Intake

38 Lacs

DBT, New Delhi

Dr. N. A. Raut

Studies on Improvement of Solubility and Bioavailability of some Agents Targeting Viral Species 

24.50 Lacs

SERB, New Delhi

Dr. R. R. Ugale

Role of Epigenetics in Fear Memory Consolidation and Extinction

63.07 Lacs

Dept. of Biotech., Govt. of India

Drug testing laboratory: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences has Drug Testing Laboratory well equipped with the sophisticated analytical instruments. The Drug Testing Laboratory of this Department is duly approved by Food and Drug Administration of Maharashtra State and is engaged in analysis of the various food and drug samples from the local industries and market at the minimal charges.

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Dr. N. J. Gaikwad 
Professor & Head
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur.
Mahatma Jyotiba Fuley Shaikshanik Parisar, Amravati Road, Nagpur. 440 033

Phone No. (O) +91-712-2500355

Fax No. +91-712-2500355
E-mail: udpsnagpur@gmail.com

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