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Dr. Khushwant S. Yadav

Dr. Khushwant S. Yadav

Associate Professor & Head, Regulatory Affairs

Qualification : M. Pharm., Ph.D., Postdoc (USA), FIC

Specialization : Pharmaceutics

E mail : Khushwant.Yadav@nmims.edu

Phone : 022-42332000 (Extn-2022) 

Experience : 18 Years (Industry- 02 Years, Academics-17 Years) 

Dr. Khushwant Yadav has an experience of more than 19 years in both Industry and Academics. He has been a Research Scientist in Claris Lifesciences, Ahmedabad and Alembic Ltd., Vadodara. Dr. Yadav has completing AICTE-RPS project as Principal Investigator with a grant of Rupees 18 Lakhs. He has done collaborative research with National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), ICMR Lab, Mumbai; Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS), DRDO Lab, Delhi. His publications have been listed in 25 Hottest Articles by Elsevier, Most-Read Article by Parenteral Drug Association, USA, Most Viewed Article (Top 10) by AAPS, USA. He is recipient of Fellow of Institute of Chemists (India). 

Interest areas:

Nanomedicine, Drug delivery, Formulation Development for Anticancer drugs, Novel Delivery Systems for Glaucoma, Neurodegenerative diseases, Microparticles, Polymer based kinetics 


  • Publications – Total number 65 (International- 63 , National-02)
  • Books- 01
  • Book Chapters- 13
  • Patents- -
  • Presentations- Total number 22 (International- 06, National-16 )
  • Government funded projects – Total number 01 Completed

Title of the Project: Formulation development and evaluation of hydrogel based formulations for anticancer drugs.

Funding agency: AICTE, New Delhi

Amount: 18 Lakhs 

Completed Industrial Project:

SciTech Centre, Mumbai/ACG Capsules Academia-Industry Collaborative Project Scheme. Formulation development of Liquid fill formulation in Hard Shell Capsules.

Fund: Rs. 3, 98,000/-

Conferences/Workshops/Seminars attended- 31 

Academic activities

He has guided 40 no. of M.Pharm. students for their research projects.

01 candidate is awarded PhD under his supervision and one is ongoing. 


  1. Postdoctoral Research Associate at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City, OK, USA, 2015
  1. Young Achiever Award 2015, by APP Telangana State Branch - 3rd Indo-US Conference, Hyderabad-26th September, 2015.
  1. Editorial Board Member- DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Springer, Thomson Impact factor of 1.654), Since 2015.
  2. Associate Editorial Board Member: Drug Delivery Letters (Bentham)
  3. Associate Editorial Board Member: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology-Asia (Bentham)
  4. Elected as Fellow of Institution of Chemists (India) FIC, 2014
  1. Young Scientist Award 2014, by Rajeev Gandhi Group of Institutions, for outstanding contribution in the area of "Developing Nanomedicines for Anticancer Drugsduring the 1st Annual Entrepreneurial Research Symposium on Healthcare 6th& 7th Sept, 2014.
  2. Best Poster Award (3rd Prize) by Controlled Release Society- USA (IC), Feb 2012

Professional Memberships

  1. Indian Pharmaceutical Association
  2. Indian Hospital Pharmacist Association
  • MSU Pharmacy Alumni
  1. AAPS, USA
  2. Controlled Release Society-Indian Chapter

Recent Publications (Last 3 Years)

  1. Shetty, Karishma, Ayush Bhandari, and Khushwant S. Yadav. "Nanoparticles incorporated in nanofibers using electrospinning: A novel nano-in-nano delivery system." Journal of Controlled Release350 (2022): 421-434.
  2. Shetty, Karishma, Soma Yasaswi, Shilpee Dutt, and Khushwant S. Yadav. "Multifunctional nanocarriers for delivering siRNA and miRNA in glioblastoma therapy: advances in nanobiotechnology-based cancer therapy." 3 Biotech12, no. 11 (2022): 301.
  3. Jadhav, Chetana, and Khushwant S. Yadav. "Formulation and evaluation of polymer-coated bimatoprost-chitosan matrix ocular inserts for sustained lowering of IOP in rabbits." Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology77 (2022): 103885.
  4. Raut, Hrushikesh, Chetana Jadhav, Karishma Shetty, Neha Laxane, Harsh P. Nijhawan, GSN Koteswara Rao, Rajasekhar Reddy Alavala, Khushwant S. Yadav. "Sorafenib tosylate novel drug delivery systems: Implications of nanotechnology in both approved and unapproved indications." OpenNano8 (2022): 100103.
  5. Wadhwa, Anubhav, Chetana Jadhav, and Khushwant S. Yadav. "Bimatoprost: Promising novel drug delivery systems in treatment of glaucoma." Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology(2022): 103156.
  6. Nirale, Prabhuti, Shivani Arora, Anita Solanki, Jnanadeva Bhat, Rishi K. Singh, and Khushwant S. Yadav. "Liquid Filled Hard Shell Capsules: Current Drug Delivery Influencing Pharmaceutical Technology." Current Drug Delivery19, no. 2 (2022): 238-249.
  7. Gupta, Pallavi, and Khushwant S. Yadav. "Formulation and evaluation of brinzolamide encapsulated niosomal in-situ gel for sustained reduction of IOP in rabbits." Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology67 (2022): 103004.
  8. Taiwade, Chaitali, Aditi Fulfager, Hardik Bhargave, Govind Soni, and Khushwant Yadav. "Erlotinib Hydrochloride Novel Drug Delivery Systems: A Mini Review Unravelling the Role of Micro-and Nanocarriers." Drug Delivery Letters11, no. 4 (2021): 295-306.
  9. Joshi, Garima, Sheikh Shahnawaz Quadir, and Khushwant S. Yadav. "Road map to the treatment of neglected tropical diseases: Nanocarriers interventions." Journal of Controlled Release339 (2021): 51-74.
  10. Joshi, Monica, Khushwant S. Yadav, and Bala Prabhakar. "Quality by Design Approach for Development and Optimization of Rifampicin Loaded Bovine Serum Albumin Nanoparticles and Characterization." Current Drug Delivery18, no. 9 (2021): 1338-1351.
  11. Yasaswi, P. Soma, Karishma Shetty, and Khushwant S. Yadav. "Temozolomide nano enabled medicine: Promises made by the nanocarriers in glioblastoma therapy." Journal of Controlled Release336 (2021): 549-571.
  12. Bala Prabhakar, Rishi Kumar Singh, and Khushwant S. Yadav*. "Artificial Intelligence (AI) impacting Diagnosis of Glaucoma and Understanding the Regulatory aspects of AI-based software as medical device." Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, 2021; 87: 101818.
  13. Vignesh Mohan and Khushwant S. Yadav*. "Potentiality of Q3 characterization of nanosystem: Surrogate data for obtaining a biowaiver." Drug Development Research(2020).
  14. Archana Upadhya, Khushwant S. Yadav and Ambikanandan Misra. "Targeted drug therapy in non-small cell lung cancer: Clinical significance and possible solutions-Part I." Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery(2020): 1-30.
  15. Khushwant S. Yadav, Archana Upadhya, and Ambikanandan Misra. "Targeted drug therapy in nonsmall cell lung cancer: clinical significance and possible solutions-part II (role of nanocarriers)." Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery(2020): 1-16.
  16. Khushwant S. Yadav* and Ketaki Kale. "High pressure homogenizer in pharmaceuticals: understanding its critical processing parameters and applications." Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation, 2020; 15: 690–701
  17. Prashant S. Kharkar, Govind Soni, V. Rathod, S. Shetty, M. K. Gupta, and Khushwant S. Yadav*. "An outlook on procedures of conjugating folate to (co) polymers and drugs for effective cancer targeting." Drug Development Research, 2020; 81: 823-836
  18. Khushwant S. Yadav, Sushmita Sharma, and Vaishali Y. Londhe. Bio-tactics for neuroprotection of retinal ganglion cells in the treatment of glaucoma. Life Sciences, 2020; 243: 117303.
  19. Prabhuti Nirale, Ankita Paul, and Khushwant S. Yadav*. Nanoemulsions for targeting the neurodegenerative diseases: Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Prion's. Life Sciences, 2020; 245: 117394.
  20. Ritu Jain, Saritha Shetty, and Khushwant S. Yadav*. Unfolding the electrospinning potential of biopolymers for preparation of nanofibers. Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, 2020: 101604.
  21. Govind Soni, Khushwant S. Yadav*, and M. K. Gupta. QbD based approach for formulation development of spray dried microparticles of erlotinib hydrochloride for sustained release. Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology(2020): 101684.
  22. Ankita Paul, and Khushwant S. Yadav*. Parkinson's disease: Current drug therapy and unraveling the prospects of nanoparticles. Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology,2020: 101790.
  23. Govind Soni, Ketaki Kale, Saritha Shetty, M. K. Gupta, and Khushwant S. Yadav*. Quality by design (QbD) approach in processing polymeric nanoparticles loading anticancer drugs by high pressure homogenizer. Heliyon, 2020; 6 (4): e03846. (Cell Press


  1. Khushwant S. Yadav, Garima Joshi, Rajiv Saxena and Satinder Kaur, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Nirali Prakashan (Jan, 2021). ISBN: 9789390506958 


  1. Khushwant S. Yadav, Sheeba Jacob, and Anil M. Pethe. "Nanomaterials physics: A critical review." Photophysics and Nanophysics in Therapeutics(2022): 207-216. (Elsevier)
  2. Walvekar, Shreya, Soma Yasaswi, Karishma Shetty, and Khushwant S. Yadav. "Applications of surfactin and other biosurfactants in anticancer activity." In Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science, pp. 223-234. Academic Press, 2022. (Elsevier)
  3. Khushwant S. Yadav* and Bala Prabhakar. "Nanogels in Medicine." Handbook of Materials for Nanomedicine: Polymeric Nanomaterials (2020): 445. Edited by V. P. Torchilin, CRC Press
  4. GSN Koteswara Rao, Mallesh Kurakula, and Khushwant S. Yadav*. "Application of Electrospun Materials in Gene Delivery." In Electrospun Materials and Their Allied Applications (2020): 265-306. (Wiley)
  5. Mallesh N. Kurakula, Raghavendra Naveen, and Khushwant S. Yadav*. "Formulations for Polymer Coatings." Polymers Coatings: Technology and Applications (2020): 415. (Wiley)
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