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Dr. Bala Prabhakar

Dr. Bala Prabhakar



Pharmaceutical Technology
M.Pharm., Ph.D.(Tech)

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022-42332000 (Extn- 2001)

Experience : 31 years (Administration (Inclusive) - 18 years)

Worked with Directorate of Health Services, Andaman & Nicobar Administration, PortBlair, and in Government College, Port Blair. She is in the profession of teaching for more than 26 years with twelve years in the administration. Worked in All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in E&T, RID, and other Bureaus. Worked as an academician in various prestigious academic institutions which are well established in the field of Pharmacy, namely, C. U. Shah College of Pharmacy, SNDT Women’s University, K M Kundnani College of Pharmacy affiliated to Mumbai University.

Interest areas:

  • Novel Drug Delivery Systems, Targeted Drug Delivery


  • Publications – 62 (International - 54, National - 8)
  • Books- 01 
  • Book Chapters - 02
  • Patents – 07 filed and 01 granted
  • Presentations- 68 (International- 35, National-33)
  • Government funded projects – 07 
    • Completed
      • As Principal Investigator : Transdermal Contraceptive Delivery Systems. University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
      • As Co-Investigator : Design and evaluation of solid lipid nano-particulate drug delivery system for targeting in cancer chemotherapy. Dept. of Atomic Energy under BRNS scheme.
      • As Co-Investigator : Design and evaluation of new drug delivery system for anti-HIV drugs. AICTE, New Delhi under RPS scheme. 4. As Co-Investigator : Design and evaluation of new ocular drug delivery systems. AICTE, New Delhi under RPS scheme.
      • As Co-Investigator : Design and evaluation of new ocular drug delivery systems. AICTE, New Delhi under RPS scheme.
      • As Principal Investigator - Staff Development Programme, AICTE. New Delhi.
      • As Co-Investigator : Isolation, Characterization and Standardization of Phytoconstituents from herbal extracts (Amla-Phyllanthus embellica, Mamejva-Enicostemma Littorale) used in Ayurvedic formulations by HPLC and HPTLC methods. NPMB, Dept. of AYUSH under R & D in herbals.
    • Ongoing - 01
      • As Principal Investigator - DST-FIST 2012, Level I category, Dept of Science & Technology.
  • Industry projects
    • Completed - 05
      • Development of Taste masked antibiotic formulation. Themis Medicate.
      • Development of Cosmetic formulations using Eudragit polymers. Evonik.
      • Analytical method development and validation for assay and RS of Etodolac. IPCA Laboratories, Mumbai.
      • Calamine Lotion. Encube Ethicals Pvt. Limited, Mumbai. 
      • Development of orabase formulation, Meridian Enterprises.

Conferences/Workshops/Seminars attended- 91

Academic activities

She has guided 92 M.Pharm. students for their research projects and 7 students are currently working towards their PG degree. 

She has guided 11 PhDs successfully and 5 candidate is registered under her supervision. 


  • Best Dean Award by National Education Awards 2018 by ABP News.
  • Prof. Indira Parikh 50 Women in Education Leaders 2017 by World Education Congress.
  • Research grant award 2012-13 by NMIMS Deemed to be University
  • Dr. P. D. Sethi Annual Award 2011 to the Research Paper titled "HPTLC Method for Quantification of Isovitexin in the Whole-Plant Powder of Enicostemma littorele Blume” published in Journal of Planar Chromatography 24(2011)4,301-305 – September 2012
  • Best Research Activities Award for the year 2011-2012 by SPTM, NMIMS Deemed to be University
  • Best Research Activities Award for the year 2010-2011 by SPTM, NMIMS Deemed to be University
  • Best Research Activities Award for the year 2009-2010 by SPTM, NMIMS Deemed to be University
  • Distinguished Alumni Award for the year 2007 by SNDT Women’s University
  • Best Paper Award in Pharmaceutical Technology session in the Indian Pharmaceutical Congress held at Indore in Dec ’99.
  • Awarded fellowship by U.G.C. during M.Pharm.
  • Best student Award during B.Pharm at Andhra University

Professional Memberships

  • Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Life Member
  • Indian Society for Technical Education, Life Member 
  • Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India, Life Member
  • International Congress of Chemistry & Environment, Life Member
  • Controlled Release Society-Indian Chapter
  • Pharmacists Organization for Women Empowerment and Research (POWER), Life Member

Recent Publications

  • Namita Hegde, Vinay Velingkar, Bala Prabhakar, An Update on Design and Pharmacology of Dendritic Poly(l-lysine), International Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics, ISSN: 1573-3149 (Print) 1573-3904 (Online), December 2018, Springer
  • Bala Prabhakar, Pravin Shende, Steffi Augustine, Current trends and emerging diagnostic techniques for lung cancer, Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, ISSN: 0753-3322, 106, 1586-1599, July, 2018, Elsevier.
  • Brinda Sampat, Bala Prabhakar, Privacy Risks and Security Threats in mHealth apps, Journal of International Technology and Information Management, 1543-596, 26, 4, 126-153, April, 2018
  • Divya Suares, Bala Prabhakar. Stability-indicating assay method for determination of Rosuvastatin in nano-formulation and pharmaceutical dosage form by RP-HPLC, International Journal of Pharm Tech Research 2016, 9(7):265-274.
  • Divya Suares, Bala Prabhakar, Oral delivery of Rosuvastatin lipid nanocarriers: Investigation of in vitro and in vivo profile. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research 2016; 7(12):4856-4864. doi: 10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.7(12). 4856-64.
  • Divya Suares, Bala Prabhakar, Cuboidal lipid polymer nanoparticles of rosuvastatin for oral delivery, Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, Vol. 43, 2017, issue 2, Pages 213-224, Nov 2016.
  • Neha Ojha, Bala Prabhakar, Bio Analytical Method Development And Validation of Lopinavir in Rat Plasma Using RP HPLC Method and its Application in Pharmacokinetics, Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 6- pg. 5499-5504, May 2016.
  • Bala Prabhakar, Swathimutyam Pallerla, Bio Analytical Method Development and Validation of Temozolomide in Rat Plasma using RP-HPLC Method, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Vol. 7(3) 1298-1301, March, 2016.
  • Neha Ojha, Bala Prabhakar, A Validated RP-HPLC Stability Indicating Assay Method For Simultaneous Estimation of Lopinavir And Ritonavir – Application to Bulk Drugs, American Journal of Pharmtech Research, Pg. No. 337-347, February, 2016.
  • Bala Prabhakar, Swathimutyam Pallerla, Development and validation of temozolomide solid lipid nanoparticle formulation by RP-HPLC method, Journal of pharmacy and bio medical sciences, Vol. 745-749, Oct, 2015.
  • C. Desai, B Prabhakar, Oral disintegrating tablets of cilostazol-HP-b-CD inclusion complex, International journal of Pharmaceutical sciences and research, Vol.6, Issue 4, Pp1624-1634, April 2015.
  • Swathimutyam Pallerla, Prabhakar B., Development and Validation of Stability Indiacating RP-HPLC Method for Estimation of Temozolomide in Bulk, World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol 4, issue 3, 1100-1109, March, 2015.
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