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Dr. Saritha Rakesh Shetty

Dr. Saritha Rakesh Shetty

Associate Professor


M.Pharm., Ph.D.

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Phone No.

022-42332000 (Extn- 2021)

Experience: 14 years (Industry - 2 years, Academics - 12 years).

She served as Scientist in Analytical R&D at Syngene Intl. Pvt. Ltd. (A Biocon Group), Bangalore. Completed projects of major client like Baxter ACC – (Baxter Anesthesia Critical Care, New Jersey, USA) for analytical method development and validation using HPLC and GC as per ICH guidelines (Handled Baxter projects).

Currently, being an academician she is into teaching of both UG and PG students. She has held responsibilities like In-charge of Examination committee, Discipline committee, Student Grievance committee, Blackboard Committee and Sports committee. She served as Member of Board of Studies. Currently she serves as In-charge of alumni cell and women development cell.

She was invited as a guest speaker at Sandoz Pvt. Ltd., Sandoz Knowledge Centre, C.U. Shah College of Pharmacy, SVKM's Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Pharmacy, MET College of Pharmacy to name few. Invited as a Jury member in various Intercollegiate competitions, International and National conferences .

She has organized various workshops and skill building activities for faculty members and PG students. She has hosted SVKM’s NMIMS Convocation, DST Inspire Internship Science Camp (2014), National Conference (NCNDDR)2015 and Artificial Intelligence International Conference- 2016.

Interest Areas

·Formulation development: Excipient technology, Polymer nanotechnology, Transdermal and Topical drug delivery systems, Oral and Mucoadhesive drug delivery systems.

·Herbal Research and Cosmetic Technology.

·Analytical Method Development and Validation.


  • Publications: 4 (International - 1, National- 3)
  • Book Chapters: 5
  • Presentations: 16 (International - 10, National - 6)

Conferences/Workshops/Seminars attended- 30

Workshop organized- 12

Academic activities

She has guided 39 M.Pharm. students for their research projects.


·Recipient of Best Poster presentation award in 68th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress held at Andhra University on December 16-18, 2016, at Vishakhapatnam, India.

·Invited as a speaker amongst various eminent scientists worldwide at Chromatographic Society’s two day conference on ‘Analytical Challenges and solutions for difficult pharmaceutical molecules’, held at The GlaxoSmithKline R&D laboratories at Ware, Hertfordshire, UK from 10-11 November, 2015.

·Recipient for the Travel Grant award from INSA and CICS in November 2015 for International symposium at GSK.

·Recipient of Best Teaching Award for the year 2013-2014, honored by SVKM’s NMIMS.

·Recipient of DBT Travel grant recommended for attending Controlled Release Society, Portland, US, International conference to present a research paper in June 2010.

Professional Memberships

·Life Member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA)

·Life Member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI)

·Life Member of Indian Women Scientists’ Association (IWSA)

·Life Member of Society of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (SPER)

·Registered Pharmacist under Maharashtra State Pharmacy Council of India.

Recent Publications

1. Priyanka Prabhu, Saritha Shetty. Nanomedicine for treatment of Ocular diseases. Nanomedicine for the Treatment of Disease: From Concept to Application. 2019 Sep 25, Chapter 16, CRC Press.

2. Shetty SR, Upadhya A. Magnetic Nano-Systems in Drug Delivery and Biomedical Applications. InMultifunctional Nanocarriers for Contemporary Healthcare Applications 2018 (pp. 157-191). IGI Global.

3. Acharya PC, Shetty S,Fernandes C, Suares D, Maheshwari R, Tekade RK. Preformulation in Drug Research and Pharmaceutical Product Development. In Dosage Form Design Considerations 2018 Jan 1 (pp. 1-55). Academic Press.

4. A. Deshmukhe, S. Shetty, Resealed erythrocytes: a novel and promising drug carrier, International Journal of Pharmaceutical sciences and Research; 2017, 8(8), 3242.

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