NMIMS’s pharmacy professors featured in Stanford’s list of top 2% Scientists


Dr. Yogesh Kulkarni, Associate Professor, Associate Dean and Dr. Pravin Shende, Professor, Dr. Ajazuddin Professor and Associate Dean have been listed among the top 2 percent Scientists in the World”.

Mumbai, 11 Nov 2021: Dr. Yogesh Kulkarni, Associate Professor & Associate Dean, Dr. Pravin Shende, Professor, NMIMS Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy & Technology Management (SPPSPTM), Mumbai and Dr. Ajazuddin Professor and Associate Dean School of Pharmacy & Technology Management, Shirpur have been listed among the top 2% Scientists in the World”. Three of them have been figured in the list prepared by Stanford University and Elsevier BV, a Netherlands-based publishing company.

The third version of the list has been published in October 2021 which is based on the Aug 01, 2021 snapshot from Scopus based on published articles and citations of scientist from all over the world.

“It is indeed a great honour to be featured amongst world peers in the scientific community.” said Dr Yogesh Kulkarni.

Dr Yogesh Kulkarni is involved in the research on diabetes, diabetic complications, Alzheimer’s disease and herbal drugs.

Dr. Pravin Shende said “Being amongst the top 2% of scientific minds gives us the impetus to work more in the area of scientific research”.

Research areas of Dr. Pravin Shende include novel biosensors, liposomes, transdermal drug delivery systems, dendrimers, nano sponges, nano bubbles and nano flowers.

Dr. Ajazuddin  said “ while we are involved in research which itself  is a career fulfilling work the recognition make it all the more motivating” His areas of research include Drug polymer conjugation, Thermo responsive smart polymeric in situ gelling system, Herbal bioenhancers, Novel vesicular and particulate drug delivery system.

“It is a great honour for the University and for our faculty to be recognized by Stanford. At NMIMS, research is actively pursued and our faculty have been recognized and winning awards consistently at various forums.” said Dr. Meena Chintamaneni, Pro-Vice Chancellor

About NMIMS’s Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy & Technology Management (SPPSPTM) – The school was founded in 2006 with a vision to serve the healthcare system of our country.  Ranked 14th in the country amongst all Pharmacy Schools as per National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021 India by Ministry of HRD.The programs are tailor-made to fulfil the requirements of the growing Pharma Industry & are reviewed regularly in consultation with the Board of Studies, which comprises people from Pharma Industry, Research, FDA and top academicians from all over India. Over the years, SPPSPTM 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 a world-class infrastructure. Visit https://pharmacy.nmims.edu for further details.