Varsha Pokharkar
Dr. Varsha PokharkarDean

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  • B.Pharm
  • M.Pharm
  • Phd
  • Teaching: 27 years
  • Research: 32 years 

Honours/ Achievements:

  • 2021: AICTE Lilavati award
  • 2020: Listed in Global Top 2% Scientist Database: Baas, Jeroen; Boyack, Kevin; Ioannidis, John (2020), “Data for "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators"”, Mendeley Data, V2, doi: 10.17632/btchxktzyw.2
  • 2017 Association of Pharmaceutical teachers of India APTI: Prof. C.J. Shishoo Award 2017 for Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • 2011: Best Researcher Award, Bharati Vidyapeeth University
  • 2011 Best Paper Award at Indo US Joint Sympopsium on Nanomedicine: Prospects and Challenges, ICT, Mumbai, 14 –15th November 2011
  • 2011: Best Oral Presentation Award at International Symposium on the Safe Use of Nanomaterials, Lucknow,1-3rd Feb, 2011
  • 2009: Grant award for the presentation at Nanomedicine 2009, 2nd European Summer School in Nanomedicine held at Lisbon, June 12 –16, 2009.
  • 2004: Research Project of the Year Award- 2004 for the project entitled Transmucosal Delivery of Vaccines by 54th IPC Trust Pune
  • 2003:Indian Drugs Best Research Paper Award in discipline of Pharmaceutics, Aug 2003 by Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association
  • 1995: Best Paper Award, by Dow Corning USA at 22nd International Symposium on Controlled Release of Bioactive Materials held at Seattle, USA, July 1995.


  • Engineered polymeric mixed micelles for selective estrogen receptor modulator for targeted delivery to breast cancer, AICTE,2017-2020
  • Design and evaluation of silver nanoparticles as potential wound healing agents, UGC, 2013-2015
  • Development of nanolipid carrier for dermal delivery of antioxidant drug, AICTE, 2010-2012
  • Development of nanostructured lipid carrier for delivery of antioxidant drug, UGC, 2010-2013
  • Nanoparticulate Transmucosal Delivery System for vaccines, AICTE, 2003-2009
  • Innovative Programme for MPharm in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, UGC, 2004-2009
  • Development of liposomes and Solid Lipid Nanoparticles of Vitamins, UGC, 2003-2006
  • Development of Radiostable Biodegradable Parenteral Formulation, AICTE, 1998-2000