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Dr. Saritha Shetty

Dr. Saritha Shetty

Associate Professor

Qualification              : M. Pharm., Ph.D. (Pharmaceutical Sciences).

Specialization             : Pharmaceutics

E-mail                         : saritha.shetty@nmims.edu

Phone                         : 022-42332000 (Extn-2016)

Experience                 : Total work experience of ~19y (Industry: ~2y, Academics: ~17years)


Dr. Saritha Shetty 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 programs. In the year 2022-23, she served as Section Head (Pharmaceutics Department) for UG program and was in charge of Pilot plant. Earlier to this, she has held responsibilities like In-charge of Examination committee, Alumni cell, Women Development Cell, Discipline committee, Student Grievance committee, Blackboard Committee and Sports committee. She served as Member of Board of Studies.

She delivered a talk as a guest speaker at Chromatographic Society’s International conference held at The GlaxoSmithKline R&D laboratories at Ware, UK. She was invited as a guest speaker at Sandoz Pvt. Ltd., Sandoz Knowledge Centre and at various pharma colleges in Maharashtra. 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 Convocations, International and national conferences from the year 2007.


Interest areas:

  • Formulation development: Excipient technology, Polymer nanotechnology, Transdermal and Topical drug delivery systems, Oral and Mucoadhesive drug delivery systems, Lipid novel formulations.
  • Herbal Research and Cosmetic Technology.
  • Analytical Method Development and Validation.



  • Publications - 14 (International- 9, National- 5)
  • Book Chapters - 11
  • Presentations - 19 (International-14, National-5)
  • Government funded projects - 1 International funded project
    • Completed: As Co-investigator (Project title: Nutritional Supplement enriched water purifier. Grand Challenges Canada provides CAD 99532 funding for this work 99532).


Conferences/Workshops/Seminars attended:

  1. Invited as Speaker/Jury Panel member: 9 [International and National events]
  2. Oral/Poster Presentation [International/National] events: 18
  3. Organized International /National Conferences/ Seminars/Workshops: 27
  4. Participated International /National Conferences/ Seminars/Workshops: 40


Academic activities

She has guided 44 M.Pharm. students for their in-house research projects and 17 M.Pharm students as a co-guide for Industrial projects.

One Ph.D. candidate is registered under her supervision. 



  1. Bagged second prize for the research paper presentation in International conference organized by Birla Institute of Technology titled ‘International Conference on Emerging Trends in Drug Discovery and Development’ [ICETD3-2022] on January 20-21, 2022
  2. Won the Outstanding Oral presentation Award for research paper presentation in the International conference, ICONICA 2020-the Global Health Summit centered on the theme, "Next-Gen Paradigms in healthcare” from February 12 – 14, 2020 held at Punjab University, Chandigarh, India.
  3. Won the Best Poster Award for research paper presentation in 68th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress held at Andhra University on December 16-18, 2016, at Vishakhapatnam, India.
  4. Recipient for the International Travel Grant award from INSA, CICS and NMIMS organizations in the year 2015.
  5. Recipient of Best Teaching Award for the year 2013-2014, honoured by SVKM’s NMIMS.


Professional Memberships

  • Life Member of Indian Women Scientists’ Association (IWSA)
  • Life Member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA)
  • Life Member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI)
  • Life Member of Society of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (SPER)
  • Registered Pharmacist under Maharashtra State Pharmacy Council of India.


Recent Publications

  1. Shetty S, Shetty S. Cubosome-based cosmeceuticals: a breakthrough in skincare. Drug Discovery Today. 2023 May 22:103623. (Scopus Indexed; Cite score: 14.7; Impact factor: 7.4)
  2. Gadi V, Gupta D, Shetty S. Emerging potentials of nanotherapeutics in breast cancer microenvironment targeting. OpenNano. 2022 Nov 1;8:100101. (Scopus Indexed; Cite score : 2.9)
  3. Ezeokafor I, Upadhya A, Shetty S. Neurosensory prosthetics: an integral neuromodulation part of bioelectronic device. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 2021 Nov 16;15:1442. . (Scopus Indexed; Cite score: 6.8; Impact factor: 4.3)
  4. Ghosh S, Javia A, Shetty S, Bardoliwala D, Maiti K, Banerjee S, Khopade A, Misra A, Sawant K, Bhowmick S. Triple negative breast cancer and non-small cell lung cancer: Clinical challenges and nano-formulation approaches. Journal of Controlled Release. 2021 Sep 10;337:27-58. (Scopus Indexed; Cite score: 17.1; Impact factor: 10.8)
  5. Jain R, Shetty S, Yadav KS. Unfolding the electrospinning potential of biopolymers for preparation of nanofibers. Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology. 2020 Jun 1;57:101604. (Scopus Indexed; Cite score: 7.6; Impact factor: 5.0)
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