Mrudula Prasad Wadekar
Dr. Mrudula Prasad WadekarAssistant Professor

Yashwantrao Mohite College of Arts, Science and Commerce


Dr. Mrudula P Wadekar is Assistant Professor at Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed To be) University, Yashwantrao Mohite College of Arts, Science and Commerce,Pune. He is a faculty in Department of Chemistry.Her areas of research are Coordination chemistry, Synthesis, Characterization and Biological, Analytical applications of metal complexes of hydroxyl 1,4 napthoquinones and their derivatives, Reinvestigations of Ayurvedic medicines especially of Ayurvedic bhasmas, Plant based medicines etc. She also did his post-doctoral work on Metal based Ayurvedic drugs from National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. So far, she has published more than 26 research articles in Scopus indexed international journals, Web of science journals and Peer reviewed journals which has received citations of more than 218 & h-index of 7.

• Research Associateship (R.A.) Chemical characterization of Ayurvedic medicines, 2001-2007 ,  National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

• Ph.D. in Chemistry, 2000.

Department of Chemistry, University of Pune (SPPU),Pune- 411007,) India

Specialization: Coordination Chemistry.

•      Title of Ph.D. Thesis: ““Indicator properties of Juglones and metal complexes

    of Methyl hydroxy Naphthoquinones and Nitrosonaphthol derivatives with  

     Alkaline Earths and Lanthanides”.

Guide Name: Dr. B. A. Kulkarni

• M.Sc. in Chemistry, 1994

• Department of Chemistry, University of Pune(SPPU),Pune- 411007,) India

Specialization: Inorganic Chemistry

Title of project completed for the partial fulfillment of M.Sc. degree: “Synthesis and Characterization of some transition metal dioximates”

• B.Sc. in Chemistry, 1992

Yashwantrao Mohite College of Arts Science and Commerce,Pune (M.S.) India

• Teaching Experience: 16 Years (U.G.and P.G.)
• Research Experience: 24 Years

  • • Citations: 218
  • • h-Index: 07
  • • i10-Index: 05
  • • RG Score: 114.1
  • • Research Papers Published (National): 08
  • • Research Papers Published (International): 18
  • • Patents: Nil
  • • Book & Book Chapter: Nil
  • • No of Ph.D students completed under her guidance: 4
  • • No of Ph.D students registered : 2
  • • Completed Research Projects:03

1. Title: Chemical characterization of Metal Oxide based Ayurvedic medicines

     Funding agency: CSIR, Delhi, Duration 2001-2006 Research 

     Associateship at NCL Pune

2.Title: Development of A New series of Isomeric Juglonates and Study of their 

   Chemical Sructural and Biological Properties.

   Fundind agency: UGC, Delhi , Duration 2011-2014

   Amount Sanctioned: Rs.8,00000

3.Title: Synthesis, Characterization and Antimicrobial Studies of some Lanthanide


  Funding agency: Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be) University, Pune ,Duration 2013-2014

  Amount Sanctioned: Rs 40,000

• Sanctioned Research Projects: 01

1. Title: Structural and Biological Investigations of some s, d and f block Halo-


   Funding agency: Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be) University, Pune ,Duration 


  Amount Sanctioned: Rs 50,000

  1. 1. Utility of Phthiocol as an Acid –Base Indicator. Mrudula Kulkarni ,R.B.Mhaske and B.A. Kulkarni., 33rd Annual Convention of Chemists ,Indian Chemical Society,Coimbator  (1996 ).
  2. 2. PH Cromic Reactions of some juglones of Biological importance, Mrudula Kulkarni ,R.B.Mhaske and  B.A. Kulkarni.,IUPAC  International Conference on Chemical  and  Biological -Thermodynamics ,Amritsar ( India ) p. 18 ( 1997 )
  3. 3. Fifth IUPAC International Symposium on Bio-organic Chemistry.ISBOC-5 (30 Jan -4 Feb 2000 ).National Chemical Laboratory.
  4. 4. XXXIII National Seminar On Crystallography (8-10 January 2004) at National Chemical Laboratory,Pune.
  5. 5. Material Characterization and Testing ( WMCT 2004 ) workshop organized byC-MET ,Pune on 4th February 2004 .
  6. 6. Standardization and chemical interpretation of the traditional curd test for TAMRA Bhasma.Mrudula Wadekar, Yogesh Bendale, Pratibha Jadhav and Asmita Prabhune.National Symposium on Designing the Molecular world through chemistry .Varanasi B.H.U. , March 24-25,2006 (poster presentation )
  7. 7.  Validity of Imparting Organic Component to metallic Bhasmas  through the Process of   Bhasmikarana.Mrudula Wadekar , A.B.Gaikawad ,B.A.Kulkarni, ,and Asmita Prabhune.2nd World       Ayurveda Congress and Arogya 2006.
  8. 8. 8    The paper entitled “Effect of isomerism and Chelation on the Antimicrobial Activity of the active      constituents Phthiocol and Plumbagin” presented (as poster) in International Conference on “Current Trends in Medicinal Plant Research” held at Department of Botany, University of Pune, Pune (10-12 Jan. 2012).
  9. 9.  The paper entitled “Effect of Chelation and isomerism on antimicrobial activity of copper(II) Chelates of isomeric Juglones.” Presented(as poster) in “Expanding Horizon in Chemical and Biological      sciences” held at School of Chemical Sciences, Solapur University (21-24 Jan 2012).
  10. 10. The paper entitled “Chemical and Sructural Characterization of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles synthesized via Ayurvedic Techique” Presented(as poster) in 1st International Conference on Functional materials for Defence 2012, ICFMD-2012 held at  Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT),      Girinagar, Pune-25 (May 18-20, 2012).
  11. 11. The paper entitled “Preparation, Characterization and analytical applications of Thiosemicarbazone derivatives of Lawsone” presented( as poster)  in National Conference on Chemistry of Chalcogens (NC 3-2013) page No-37,Poster No-PP 4, held at  Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Girinagar, Pune-25 (14- 15 January 2013).
  12. 12. Reinvestigation of Biosalts-Traditionally known as Ayurvedic Kshars-Isolated from Medicinal Plants from Modern Scientific Approch.,International conference on  “Current trends in Medicinal Plant Research” held at Dept of Botany,Pune, University Pune. (10-12 Jan 2012) Page-66.
  13. 13. Application of the technique of BHASMIKARNA to synthesis nanometric carbon based Ayurvedic drug HIRAKA BHASMA, ) Expanding Horizones in Chemical and Biological Sciences Solapur held at   School of Chemical Sciences, Solapur University, Solapur.(21-24 Jan 2012.)  PP-121.
  14. 14. Comparative study of Calcium based Ayurvedic drug KAPARDIKA BHASMA and pure Calcium Carbonate., Expanding Horizones in Chemical and Biological Sciences Solapur held at School of    Chemical Sciences, Solapur University, Solapur.(21-24 Jan 2012.) PP-151.
  15. 15. Role of Nano and Bio Sciences in the Reinvestigations of Metal Based Ayurvedic bhasmas as regenerative drugs. Second International Conference Nanotechnology at the biomedical interface held at Amrita Center for Nanoscience and Molecular Medicine,  Kochi, kerala.(21-23 Feb 2012) abstract no- MDN-107.
  16. 16. Role of sulphur and sulphur compounds in the synthesis of Metal based Ayurvedic Drugs., National Conference on Chemistry of Chalcogens”.  Defence Institute of Advanced Technology Girinagar Pune (Jan 14-15 2013)  Page no-38.
  17. 17. Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial studies of isomeric  Terbium(III) phthiocolates and plumbaginates. Abstract No:P-16, International conference on  structural and inorganic NCL and IISER, Pune.c chemistry, December-4-5, 2014.
  18. 18. Ring Isomerism in Isomeric Metal Juglonates and Its Effect on their structural  and   biological properties. International conference on innovative trends in chemical,      physical and biosciences 2016(ITCTB) dated 9 to 10-02-2016,Venue: Annasaheb Magar Mahavidyalaya, Hadapasar, Pune-411028. (Best Poster Award)
  19. 19. Establishment of a novel series of solid state charge transfer complexes based on       nontransitional metal complexes, XXXV Annual conference, Indian Council of      Chemists at Haribhai V DesaiCollege, Pune in association with College of     Engineering, Pune dated 22/24-12- 2016.
  20. 20. Synthesis, Characterization and biological studies of Selenium based Ayurvedic drug: Chapal bhasma, National Conference on chemistry of chalcogens(NC3-2017) at DIAT,Pune dated 12/13-01- 2017.(Best Research paper award).
  21. 21. pH chromic reactions of Isomeric Phthiocol and Plumbagin and their analytical  applications, National  Conference on chemistry of chalcogens(NC3-2017), at DIAT, Pune dated 12/13-01- 2017.(Best Research paper award).
  22. 22. Chemical characterization of Ayurvedic drug Shautika bhasma, National conferenc on Technical Revolution(NCTR-2017), S.P. Pune University, Pune and Anandrao Pawar College of Engineering and Research, Pune, Pune on 16/17 February 2017.
  23. 23. Characterization and Antimicrobial investigations of Lanthanum(III) Juglonates., National      conference on Chemical Sciences: An interdisciplinary approach. Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune-16Jan.18-20, 2018.(Poster Presentation).
  24. 24. Anticancer and antifungal activities of nanometric Nd(II) phthiocolate and plumbaginate.,International conference on Frontiers in Life sciences and    Earth sciences., Prof.Ramkrishna More Arts, Commerce and Science college,Akurdi, Pune ,Place- Yashda, Baner Pune. Jan.2018-19.(Poster presentation).
  25. 25. Importance of Ayurvedic Bhasmas derived from metals/non-metals as regenerative medicines., International Conference Recent trends in bioengeering.MIT ADT University, Loni Kalbhor., Pune.16 Feb 2019.(Poster Presentation).
  26. 26. Spectral and Antimicrobial Study of O O Coordinated Pr(III) chelates of Hydroxy1,4napthoquinones. National Conference on chemistry of chalcogens(NC3-2019), at DIAT, Pune dated 14/15-03- 2019.(Poster Presentation).
  27. 27. Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Study of some Ayurvedic Biosalts Isolated from medicinal plants., Science communication to Society through Postal Stamps, 107 th Indian Science Congress, Science and Technology for Rural development, 3-7 Jan. 2020, Bangaluru, Karnataka.
  28. 28. Rejuvenation of the Art,Science and Technology of the Herbo-Mineral Ayurvedic Drugs traditionally known as ‘Ayurvedic Bhasmas and Validation of their miraculous Medicinal Properties on the basis of Experimental Evidences.,SEFC 2021,27-29 Aug 2021, SFC and Poona College of Pharmacy Pune
  29. 29. Synthesis and Characterization of Oxo- 1,2 Napthoquinones-1-Oximates of Mo(VI) and W(VI), International conference organized by Abasaheb Garware College Pune, 21-23 Oct 2021.
  30. 30. Lanthanide Chelates of Isomeric 3-Bromojuglone and 3-Bromolawsone,2nd International conference on Advance Interdisciplinary Research (ICAIR-2023) jointly organized by Digvijay Nath Post Graduate College, Gorakhpur,UP and Science tech Institute, Lucknow, UP, India on April 7-9, 2023 by online mode (Oral Presentation).
  31. 31. Comparative Study of the  Some Commercial Samples of  SWARNA MAKSHIKA BHASMA  prepared by different Ayurvedic Pharmacies,National conference on Chalocogenide Compounds and Applied Chemistry(NC3-2023) March 16-17 2023 organized by DIAT, Girinagar Pune.(Poster Presentation).
  32. 32. Relevence of Govidyan in the Globalization of Ayurveda, International Ayurveda Congress, 3-5 march 2023, Kathmandu Nepal.
  33. 33. Faculty Development programmes attended: 5(In last two years)
  34. 34. Workshops attended: 5 (In last two years)

• Award of Research Assistant (RA) of CSIR-Delhi (NCL, Pune)  2001-2006
• Best Research Paper Awards in National and International conferences -2

(a) Research Papers Published in National Journals ( 08)

  1. 1 Synthesis and characterization of Ho (III) chelates of some juglones.,Indian J. Chem.37(A) 915,1998.,V.D. Kelkar, H.R. Gholap, R.R. Gokhale and     M.B.Kulkarni(Wadekar).
  2. 2 Pharmacological properties of isomeric juglones on the isolated frog heart Indian J. Pharmacol. 31,222,1999.,S.H. Bhosale, S.L. Bodhankar, M.B. Kulkarni, B.A. Kulkarni
  3. 3 Antibacterial activity of 3 nitrolawsone oximes and 3 aminolawsone oxime and  their bivalent metal  chelates.,Indian J. Pharmacutical Sc. 31: 222-224,1999; R.B. Mhaske, Mrudula Kulkarni, S.B. Joshi, V.G. Kshirsagar and S.D. Pradhan
  4. 4 Characterization of Raupya Bhasma by using modern analytical techniques,Journal of Indian Medicine and Homeopathy Vol. 3 No4, 37, 2004.Mrudula Kulkarni, G.T. Panse, B.A. Kulkarni and Yogesh Bendale.
  5. 5 Comparative study of some commercial samples of Naga Bhasma. Ancient Science of  Life Vol 23 No 4 , 48, 2004  , Mrudula Wadekar, Viswas Gogte, Prasad Khandagale and Asmita Prabhune.
  6. 6 Synthesis, Characterization and  XRD Investigations of Cadmium (II) Phthiocol Monoximate.,Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Research Journal, 2010.,Vol.8. No.2 PP.72-73, M.P.Wadekar, V. V. Dhapte, B. L. Khade, S. T. Takale, V.B. Jadhav and A. B. Pawar.
  8. 7 Public communication of Woman Scientists contribution to human welfare through Postal stamps, Environmental Observer, Vol 14, 2013, 150-151, Umesh Kulkarni, V.S. Mugade, N.B. Dahibhate, Mrudula Wadekar and Meera Deshmukh.
  9.   8 Recovery of Inorganic Ayurvedic Biosalts from Medicinal plants.,Mrudula Wadekar, Meera Deshmukh, MARATHA, Peer Review Journal .Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune, Sept 2017, pp15-19.
  10. (b) Research Papers Published in International Journals ( 18)
  11. 9 Synthesis spectral and XRD studies on isomeric chelates of Sr(II) and Ba(II) with phthiocol and plumbagin,.Asian Journal of Chemistry, 16, 1630-1636, 2004.,D.G. Kanse, Mrudula  wadekar,
  12. S.S. Kadam, V.D. Kelkar, R.S. Uppadhye.
  13. 10 Preparation and Characterization of a copper based Indian traditional drug:Tamra bhasma.,Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 39(2005) 951-955, M. P. Wadekar, C.V. Rode, Y.N. Bendale, K.R. Patil, A.A. Prabhune.
  14. 11 Study of effect of calcination cycles  on the preparation of tin based traditional drug: Studies on its formation and characterization Journal of Pharmaceutical and  Biomedical Analysis. 41, (2006) 1473-1478.,M.P. Wadekar, C.V. Rode, Y.N. Bendale,  K.R. Patil, A. B. Gaikwad, A.A. Prabhune.
  15. 12 Spectral and theoretical investigation on 2- hydroxy- 1,4-naphthoquinone   (Lawsone).  A.B. Pawar , K.D. Jadhav, M.P. Wadekar, and  R.G. Sarawadekar,Journal of     Pharmacy Research, Vol 4, No. 6,1745-1747, (2011).,(Impact factor-2.33) ISSN-NO 0974-6943
  16. 13 Spectral,XRD and Antimicrobial studies on Isomeric chelates of Magnesium(II) and  Calcium(II) with phthiocol and plubagin., Mrudula P. Wadekar, Monali Itkar, Pritam  Shinde,B.L. Khade.,International Journal of Chemical and Analytical Sciences.,  November, 2012,3(11), 1606-1610. (Impact Factor-0.49) ISSN NO-: 0976-1209.
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  18. Chemical Investigations of some commercial samples of calcium based Ayurvedic  Drug of Marine Origin:Kapardika-Bhasma, Sonali Dhamal, M.P.Wadekar , B.A.Kulkarni, V.V.Dhapte, IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences (IOSR- JPBS) Volume 6, Issue 4 (May. –Jun. 2013) e-ISSN: 2278-3008, p-ISSN:2319-7676. 
  19. 15 Effect of Ring Isomerism on Spectral and Antimicrobial Studies of Sm (III) Juglonates ,PritamShinde, Smita Nilakhe, Vishwambhar Shinde, B.A. Kulkarni, V.R. Sapre, M. P.Wadekar, IOSR Journal of Applied Chemistry (IOSR-JAC) e-ISSN: 22785736.Volume 7, Issue 3 Ver. I. (Apr. 2014), PP 33-40 .
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  21. Chemical Basis for the Traditional Test used for Loha Bhasma, Mrudula P. Wadekar,Shivaji Takale, Rupali Lad, Sonali Dhamal and B.A. Kulkarni, Asian Journal of Multidisplinary Studies.Vol.2, Issue 7(July 2014), e- ISSN:2321-8819, p-ISSN:2348-7186, (Impact Factor: 0.923)
  22. 17 Structural, thermal and antifungal activity studies of isomeric Sm(III)Juglonates, Pritamkumar V. Shinde and Mrudula P. Wadekar, Der Pharma Chemica, 2015, 7(11):231-239.
  23. 18 Spectral and antibacterial studies of isomeric Tb(III) Juglonates ,V.P. Shinde, A.S. Kadam , P.V.Shinde and M.P. Wadekar, ,Der Pharmacia Lettre, 2016, 8 (17),7-13.
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  25. Spectral and Biological investigations of Nd(III) Juglonates ,Abhaysinh S. Kadam and Mrudula P. Wadekar., IOSR Journal Of Pharmacy (e)-ISSN: 2250-3013, (p)-ISSN: 2319- 4219 Volume 7, Issue 8 Version. 1 (August 2017), PP. 16-23.
  26. 20 IR, XRD and Antifungal Investigations of Nd(III) Juglonates., A.S. Kadam, Mrudula P. Wadekar., International Journal of Innovative Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research,5(12), 2017, 105-115, ISSN 2347-2154.
  27. 21  Spectral and antibacterial investigations of Er(III) Juglonates., V.P. Shinde, Mrudula Wadekar, International Journal of Chem Tech Research., Vol.10, No3, 740-748, 2017.
  28. 22 Supremacy of metal based drug Suvarna bhasma and comparative study of commercial samples of Suvarna bhasma, The Pharma Innovation Journal 7-11, 185-189, 2017/18, Meera Deshmukh and M.P.Wadeakar.
  29. 23 Chemical Characterization of Praval and its Bhasma by using Modern Analytical Techniques,International Journal of Innovative Knowledge Concepts6,5,2018,Sonali Dhamal, Mrudula Wadekar
  30. 24 A New Perspective of Ligands and Their Metal Chelates for Anthelmitic Activity, YMER, Vol-, 21(6), June 2022, (ISSN: 0044-0477), Mrudula Wadekar, Pranita Chaudhari, V.B. Adsul, V B Jadhav.
  31. 25 Thermal Stabilities of Isomeric Alkaline earth Chelates of Phthiocol and Plumbagin., Mrudula Wadekar,TIJER - International Research Journal, April 2023 Volume 10, Issue 4, 77-82.
  32. 26       A comparative Study of Structural Properties and Antacid activity of Commercial
  33.            Samples of Shauktik bhasma., International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, Vol 14(3),
  34.            2023.