Government Aided Pharmacy College Permanently Affiliated To University Of Mumbai, Approved By AICTE DTE And PCI, NBA Accreditation For 2008-2013,

Only Pharmacy Institute in INDIA rated as Best Industry Linked under Mentor category by AICTE-CII

MISSION

To educate and train students in the knowledge and practice of pharmaceutical sciences and to contribute to improvement of health of the society, through education and research programs.

VISION

To be a leader in Pharmacy Education, Pharmacy Training, and Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Faculty of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Name of the Faculty: Dr. Savita R. Kulkarni

Designation: Associate Professor, Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Email: svt_kulkarni@yahoo.co.in






Educational Qualifications:

Sr no. Degree University Year of Passing
1) PhD (Tech) in Pharmaceutical Sciences Mumbai University May 1992
2) M.Sc.(Tech) Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis. Mumbai University May 1986
3) B.Sc.(Tech).in Pharmaceutical & Fine chemicals Mumbai University May 1982
4) B.Sc. Chemistry, Physics Mumbai University May 1979

Awards and Fellowships:(ALL)

Sr no. Award/Fellowship Year of Receipt
1) Best poster award (first prize) for the poster entitled “Development and evaluation of antidiabetic tablet from extract of banana flowers.” presented at “Recent Trends in Herbal Drug Research & Technology” Held at Vivekanand Education society’s college of Pharmacy 2012
2) Best poster Award for the poster presentation entitled, “validated HPTLC method for quantification of rutin in leaf extract of Annona squamosa and its formulation.” at South Asian Chapter of American college of Clinical Pharmacology, Mumbai, 2008
3) Best poster Award for the poster presentation entitled, “Preparation & Evaluation of oral dosage forms of the lectin from seeds of Canavalia ensiformis & Abrus precatorius for antidiabetic activity” at Update Ayurveda 06, Mumbai.” 2006
4) Received certificate of appreciation from Dr. P.D. Sethi Research paper annual award 2011 for the research paper entitled “Validated High-performance Thin-layer Chromatographic Method for the Quantification of Thymoquinone in Nigella Sativa Extracts and Formulations” published at phytochemical analysis. 2011

Recent Publications:(Best Five in last five years)

Sr no. Paper Title Journal / Year / Vol / Page
1) J. S. Sancheti, M. F. Shaikh1, P. F. khatwani, savita r. kulkarni and sadhana sathaye Development and Validation of HPTLC Method for Simultaneous Estimation of L-Glutamic Acid and γ-Aminobutyric Acid in Mice Brain Indian J Pharm Sci Dec.2013;75(6):716-721
2) D. N. Sanghai-Vaijwade, N. N. Sanghai, S. R. Kulkarni In-vitro Pharmacognostic and Quality Control Evaluation of Seed Kernels of Myristica fragrance Houtt.; An Indian Spice." Journal of Pharmacy Research, 5(5), 2012 2567-2570
3) P. F. Khatwani, S. R. kulkarni Optimization of Extraction Conditions and Development of a Sensitive HPTLC Method for Estimation of Wedelolactone in different extracts of Eclipta alba International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research 3(1) 2011 56-61
4) N.S Desai, S. O. Biyani, C.R. Barhate, S. R. Kulakarni, M. S. Nagarsenkar Quantitative analysis of flavonoids in Annona Squamosa leaf extract and its pellet formulation by validated high performance thin layer chromatographic techniques, J Planar Chromatogr; 24(4) 2011 306-11.
5) R. M. Pereira, C.R. Barhate, S.R.Kulkarni, A. G. Jagtap, “Validated high performance thin layer chromatographic method for quantification of Thymoquinone in Nigella sativa extracts and formulation” Phytochem Anal 22 2011 367-373

Recent Presentations:(Best Five in last five years)

Sr no. Presentation Title(Best Five in last five years) Conference Details
1) Kale V.V., Khatwani P. F., Kulkarni S. R., “Optimization of Extraction Conditions for Preparation Hydroalcoholic Extract of Tephrosia purpurea and Simultaneous Estimation of Apigenin and Karanjin By HPTLC Method” in two days national symposium on “Phyto-zoo-Medicine and Ayush therapy: Total health management” on 21st and 22nd Feb 2014, at Oriental college of Pharmacy, Navi Mumbai.
2) Poster in National Symposium on “ Current Scenario of Interdisciplinary Pharmaceutical Research in India” 11th -12th January 2013 organized by Oriental College of Pharmacy, Navi Mumbai.
3) P. F. Khatwani, S.R. Kulkarni “Sensitive High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography Method for Estimation of Wedelolactone from Eclipta alba by Different Methods of Extraction” at IPC, Ahemedabad, December 2009.
4) 1. S. biyani, N desai, S.R. Kulkarni, M.S. Nagarsenkar “Validated HPTLC method for quantification of isoquercitrin in leaf extract of Annona squamosa and its formulation.” at South Asian Chapter of American college of Clinical Pharmacology, Mumbai, October 2009.
5) Poster in National Symposium on “ Current Scenario of Interdisciplinary Pharmaceutical Research in India” 11th -12th January 2013 organized by Oriental College of Pharmacy, Navi Mumbai.

Recent Presentations:(Best Five in last five years)

Sr no. Title Industry/institute
1) Estimation of polyphenols in the given sample Omniactiv
2) Stability studies of Dotor mom Herbal Cough Lozenges, Anazaeal
3) HPTLC analysis of given herbal formulation Marico

Research Area and interest:

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Extraction, standardization and evaluation of therapeutic efficacies of micro and macro molecular phytochemicals

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Preparation and evaluations of herbal formulations for their therapeutic benefits. Standardization and stability study of formulation.


Expertise and instrumental/research facilities you can provide to interested parties:

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We carry out HPTLC analysis of herbal extracts and formulations

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Complete quantification and analysis of drugs, excipents, herbal extracts is undertaken by different instrumental methods

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We also undertake complete validation of analytical methods by HPTLC and other instrumental methods

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We also undertake projects related to preparation and evaluation of ayurvedic and herbal formulations.

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Full HPTLC system comprising of Applicator, Scanner and software is available for real time documentation analytical parameters for herbal extracts and formulations.

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We study the stability parameters also for herbal and ayurvedic formulations.

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Name of the Faculty: Dr. Alka Pravin Mukne

Designation: Assistant Professor of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Email: alka.mukne@gmail.com

Teaching Fields: Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry





Educational Qualifications:

Sr no. Degree University Year of Passing
1) Ph. D. (Tech) Mumbai University 2005
2) M. Pharm. Mumbai University 1993
3) B. Pharm. Mumbai University 1991

Awards and Fellowships:(ALL)

Sr no. Award/Fellowship Year of Receipt
1) Editor, Pharma Times 2008 – to date
2) Marquis’s Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 10th edition, biographical listing 2008
3) Outstanding Achievement Award by the Indian Pharmaceutical Association 2006

Recent Publications:(Best Five in last five years)

Sr no. Paper Title Journal / Year / Vol / Page
1) Antimycobacterial and antibacterial activity of Allium sativum bulbs Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2014, 76, 256.
2) Structure pre-requisites for isoflavones as effective antibacterial agents Pharmacognosy Reviews, 2011, 5, 13.

Recent Patents:(ALL)

Sr no. Patent Title Patent Number
1) Gastroretentive systems & novel pharmaceutical compositions thereof Indian Patent No. 234801 (1301/MUM/2003)

Recent Presentations:(Best Five in last five years)

Sr no. Title Conference Details
1) Isolation of stable organosulfur compounds from Garlic: Evaluation and formulation as effective anti-mycobacterial agents 63rd Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Bengaluru, from December 16th – 18th, 2011.
2) Extraction, evaluation and formulation studies of volatile fractions of Allium sativum as novel antitubercular agents 63rd Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Bengaluru, from December 16th – 18th, 2011.

Recent Presentations:(Best Five in last five years)

Sr no. Title Industry/institute
1) Confidential Bombay Veterinary College

Research Area and interest:

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Phytochemical analysis of plants and herbal products, pharmacological screening of plant and plant products.

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Formulation development studies of herbal extracts & isolates including conventional and novel drug delivery systems.

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Solubility manipulations of poorly water-soluble drugs of natural & synthetic origin by complexation with cyclodextrins, use of cosolvents & drug amorphization.

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Stability studies & shelf life estimation of herbal formulations.


Expertise and instrumental/research facilities you can provide to interested parties:

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Extraction of drug compounds from mixtures and plant parts

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Separation of mixtures using chromatographic techniques.

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Lyophilization of extracts, biphasic liquid & semisolid systems and novel drug delivery systems

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Developing conventional & novel drug delivery systems of phytoextracts & phytoisolates.

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HPTLC analysis of drugs, extracts and formulations.

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Analytical method development & validation studies for APIs, formulations & cosmetics, with special interest in those of herbal origin.

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