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All classrooms in the school are air-conditioned and are equipped with smart boards for enhanced teaching-learning experience.
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Technology 
  • Industrial Pharmacy 
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry 
  • Pharmacology 
  • Pharmacognosy 
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 
  • Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance 
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis

The central instrument laboratory (CIL) at SPPSPTM has sophisticated analytical instruments like High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) system, Gas Chromatography (GC) system, High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) system, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (FTIR), Flash Chromatography, UV spectrophotometer, Polarimeter, Colorimeter, etc.

CIL is also equipped with various instruments required in pharmacology like Autoanalyzer, Cell Counter, Digital Elevated Plus Maze, RMS polyrite D, I WORX Data Recorder, ELISA Reader, etc.

Cell culture facility is also a part of CIL that is equipped with CO2 incubator, laminar air flow, etc. which is available for the culture of viruses, monoclonal antibodies and animal cells as well as for in-vitro fertilization experiments.

The instruments in CIL are under the purview of annual maintenance contract and instrument performance verification scheme to regulate and monitor their performance.

List of Equipments/Instruments

Charges for use of instruments

SOP for Outsiders user of CIL

DSC form

Nano Zetasizer form

Freeze Dryer (Labconco) form

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer with ATR form

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrophotometer form

UV Visible Spectrophotometer form

SVKM’s NMIMS, SPPSPTM has installed a state-of-the-art Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), Shimadzu LC-MS 8040 System (Triple Quadrupole coupled with Shimadzu HPLC), which is a sophisticated, hyphenated analytical tool reaching a wide range of applications, from analysis of inorganics to biological macromolecules.

List of Equipments/Instruments

Sample Request Form

Research and analytical charges

For any queries regarding services provided please contact us at sppsptm@nmims.edu (cc to mahesh.palkar@nmims.edu) or on 022-42332000/42332010

The central facility for Industrial Pharmacy lab was established in 2006 to provide hands-on training of commonly used equipments in pharma industry to undergraduate and post graduate students. The penultimate aim was to carry out collaborative work with industry and establish a healthy industry-academia relationship.

The facility has important equipments like High Pressure Homogenizer, Spray Drier, Rapid Mixer Granulator, Fluid Bed Processor, Extruder Spheronizer, Tablet Compression Machine and Tablet Coater to name a few. The equipments were procured in view of pilot scale batches for industrial projects. This facilitates in carrying out research projects received from various companies.

This facility also provides exclusive Pharmaceutical Engineering equipment’s like Bernoulli’s apparatus, Reynolds apparatus, Flow meters etc.

The facility is also made available to other academic institutes for their research activities.

List of Equipments/Instruments


SPPSPTM Library plays a vital role in collection, development, and dissemination of scientific and technical information to meet the present and future needs of the school. The library is made easily accessible from all corners of the college premises. This library is a branch library of NMIMS – Prof Y.K. Bhushan Information & Knowledge Resource Centre.

The primary objective of the unit is to make available books, reference books, journals, bound volumes, A-V material, thesis, and dissertations to the faculty members and students of the school. It provides a wide range of current, accurate, and authoritative information from a vast selection. The uniqueness of the library is the collection of various books and resources in the field of Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Quality Assurance, Biotechnology, and related subjects. A complete database of the library holdings has been created by using specialized library software – KOHA. Users can access Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).

The library uses the Dewey decimal classification for assigning subject codes to books. Every book in the library has a unique Subject Code, an Author Mark, and a unique Accession No. Each book has its own School and Campus code. Campus code prefixes accession number, and School code suffixes accession number. The library follows Open Access System. Access to Elsevier Science Direct – Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science collection is available.

Herbal Garden of the school is located on ground floor of the main building. It has beautiful collections of various medicinal plants.

Following plants are present in herbal garden:

  • Ajowan
  • Aloe
  • Ashwagandha
  • Bael
  • Black Pepper
  • Brahmi
  • Castor
  • Chillies
  • Ginger
  • Guduchi
  • Haldi
  • Ixora
  • Jaswand
  • Lemon
  • Lemon Grass
  • Milkweed, Rui
  • Sadafuli White & Sadafuli Red
  • Sarpagandha
  • Shatavari
  • Tulsi
  • Vasaka
  • Vekhanda

The Animal Facility is located on ninth floor of the building having approximately 1,000 sq. ft. area. It has three animal rooms, one experimental area, washing area and quarantine room. Office and store room is separated from other areas. The quarantine room and animal rooms are maintained under controlled conditions of temperature.

All the experimental animals are provided with balanced animal feed pellets and purified water. The animal facility is registered with CPCSEA. All experiments on animals are performed with the approval of the Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC). Records of day to day activities, maintenance and experimentation on the animals are maintained.

The alternative to animal testing is the rising concept of current research. Cell culture is one of the best-preferred tools used in cellular and molecular biology; it serves as an excellent model system for studying the normal physiology and biochemistry of cell (e.g., metabolic studies, ageing), the effects of drugs and toxic compounds on the cells, and mutagenesis and carcinogenesis. It is the major tool in drug screening and development.

Various research activities involving cell and tissue culture are carried out at cell cuture laboratory of SPPSPTM. The facility has a Class 10,000 aseptic area and is well equipped with modern instruments. Different mammalian cell lines of different types of cells such as breast cancer (MDA-MB 231, MCF-7), cervical cancer (SiHa), lung cancer (A549), embryonic kidney (HEK-293), brain (U-87 MG), etc., are maintained in the cell cuture facility.


The facility comprises of:

  • 02 Biosafety Cabinets
  • 02 CO2 Incubator
  • 01 Multimode Microplate reader ( absorbance, fluorescence and luminescence)
  • 01 Automated cell counter
  • 02 Inverted Microscope 
  • 03 liquid nitrogen cryopreservers
  • 01 Refrigerator and -20° C medical freezer
  • 01 tabletop centrifuge

Assessment of the Impurity Profile of New Drug Candidates, Excipients, and Pharmaceutical Formulations: Assuring Safety, Effectiveness, Quality, and Adherence to Regulatory Standards

To set the benchmark for excellence in Impurity Management, Ensuring Pharmaceutical Safety, Effectiveness, Quality, and Adherence to Regulatory Standards.


  • To provide and facilitate high-quality and safe products by providing best-in-class Impurities testing
  • To identify and control of harmful impurities in pharmaceutical products
  • To conduct research and development to pioneer innovative methodologies for impurity identification, characterization, and control in diverse products and processes.
  • To collaborate with industries and regulatory bodies to set standards, provide guidance, and develop solutions that ensure the highest levels of product purity and safety.
  • To assist industries in implementing quality assurance measures to comply with stringent regulatory requirements, ensuring product safety and efficacy.
  • To educate students about impurity analysis and control.

Center for Assessment of the Impurity Profile of New Drug Candidates, Excipients, and Pharmaceutical Formulations.

Impurities profile helps establish a control strategy for manufacturing, including the selection of raw materials, excipients, process parameters, and analytical methods. The impurities profile of drugs has far-reaching social implications, from patient safety and access to
medication to trust in healthcare systems and environmental concerns. Ensuring drug purity and adhering to regulatory standards is essential for the well-being of individuals and the broader society. Over the years, SHOBHABEN PRATAPBHAI PATEL SCHOOL OF PHARMACY & TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (SPPSPTM, SVKM’s NMIMS, Mumbai) has made significant inroads in the sphere of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, achieved by outstanding student participation in various activities ably supported by highly qualified and motivated faculty and an excellent infrastructure. The research output of SPPSPTM is enamors with respect to Publications, Patents, Industrial Collaboration, Consultancy and Research Grants. The center for Assessment of the Impurity Profile of New Drug Candidates, Excipients, and Pharmaceutical Formulations has been established at SPPSPTM, Mumbai.

• Drug and Excipient Stability study
• Degradation profile of Drug and Excipients
• Impurity Identification and Characterisation
• Drug – Excipient Interaction
• Characterize the structure of actual impurities present in the drug substances and in excipients at a specified level


  • Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), Shimadzu LC-MS 8040 System, Japan
  • Triple Quadrupole coupled with Shimadzu HPLC, which is a sophisticated, hyphenated analytical tool reaching a wide range of applications, from analysis of inorganics to biological macromolecules.
  • NMR Magritek Spionsolve 60 carbon, Germany
  • HPLC Modular with PDA detector, Shimadzu LC20AD, Japan
  • HPLC (Alliance), Waters e2695, Singapore
  • FTIR with ATR, Perkin Elmer -RX1 Spectrum 2, USA
  • UV Visible Spectrophotometers, Shimadzu UV 1800, Japan; Shimadzu UV 1900, Japan; Thermofischer Scientifice HORUS00000, USA
  • Gas Chromatography, Perkin Elmer CLARUS 500, USA
  • HPTLC, Desaga AS-30, Germany


SVKM’s NMIMS, SPPSPTM has installed a state-of-the-art Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), Shimadzu LC-MS 8040 System (Triple Quadrupole coupled with Shimadzu HPLC), which is a sophisticated, hyphenated analytical tool reaching a wide range of applications, from analysis of inorganics to biological macromolecules.

The center comprising several Researcher, has been created for successfully the research project related to impurities profile conducting hands on training, workshops, and submitting the proposal for funding.

Contact :

  • Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Associate Professor, Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy & Technology Management, SVKM'S NMIMS, Mumbai, India.
  • Dr. Mital Patel, Assistant Professor, Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy & Technology Management, SVKM'S NMIMS, Mumbai, India.



The Harshraj R. Bhayani Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology Research is a pioneering initiative of SPPSPTM, SVKM’s NMIMS dedicated for advancing the frontiers of Nanotechnology in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Our primary aim is to foster cutting-edge research, innovation, and education in the field of Pharmacy and allied fields. With state-of-the-art facilities, sophisticated analytical instruments and a team of highly skilled researchers, we are committed to explore the possibilities offered by the world of Nano Science Technology and utilize it to the fullest in the rapidly advancing field of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The center is equipped with instruments catering to varied applications in designing conventional and novel drug delivery systems, analytical chemistry, and evaluating pharmacological activity. The center also includes a cell culture facility fully equipped for the handling of biological materials. We invite researchers, students, industry partners, and government agencies to join us in our pursuit in contributing to the advancement of Pharmaceutical Sciences through the innovative uses of nanotechnology with highly sophisticated and advanced instruments.


To initiate, encourage and drive transformative technologies that address complex societal challenges.


  • To conduct ground-breaking research in pharmaceutical sciences, develop innovative nanotechnologies, educate and inspire the next generation of budding scientists across the world.
  • We envision a future where nanotechnology revolutionizes various industries, leading to sustainable solutions, affordable healthcare, and enhanced quality of life.
  • Through our pursuit of knowledge and innovation, we aim to contribute significantly to scientific advancements to create a positive impact on the pharmaceutical industry and the society.

We are dedicated to:

Applied Research

Exploring and developing innovative technologies with direct applications in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Innovation and Collaboration

Cultivating a culture of innovation and collaboration with our institute and forging partnerships with industry, academia, and government organizations to support the Pharmaceutical industries across the globe.

Education and Outreach

Providing high-quality education and training programs to foster talent in the field of Pharmaceutical Science and to raise awareness of the potential of Nanotechnology in Pharmaceuticals.

Ethical and Responsible Research

Upholding the highest standards of ethics and integrity in our research practices, ensuring the safe and sustainable integration of Nanotechnologies in Pharmaceuticals for the betterment of healthcare and society.


  1. Spearhead transformative Pharmaceutical Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, utilizing nanotechnologies to develop innovative drugs, drug delivery systems, therapies, and diagnostic tools.
  2. Foster a culture of creativity, innovation and collaboration to accelerate the translation of research findings into practical applications to address the challenges in the field of Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare.
  3. Nurture a skilled workforce and empower individuals to contribute meaningfully to the field of Pharmacy and Global Pharmaceutical Industry.
  4. Bridging the gap between academia and industry to accelerate the adoption of innovative technologies in various sectors.


  1. Drug delivery system development and characterization: Formulation development of conventional as well as novel drug delivery system along with its characterization and evaluations.
  2. Drug synthesis and characterization: Synthesis of new drug candidates, structural elucidation of the synthesized compounds, and their physicochemical characterization etc.
  3. Biomolecule analysis: Analysis of low and high molecular weight compounds like peptides, proteins, synthetic and herbal drugs etc.
  4. Compound separation and purification: Extraction and purification of herbal actives and synthetic drugs etc.
  5. Material testing: Evaluation of drug delivery systems, Assessment of material properties, Characterization of drug-material interactions etc.
  6. Pharmacological activity: In vitro and In-vivo Pharmacological Assays, Cellular uptake and Cytotoxicity Studies etc.


  1. LC-MS/MS
  2. CCSEA Registered Animal Facility
  3. Cell Culture Laboratory
  4. Pilot Plant
  5. Center of excellence for detection of impurities



Dr. Pravin Shende, Professor, Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy & Technology Management, SVKM'S NMIMS, Mumbai, India. Pravin.Shende@nmims.edu

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