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Dr.NIkunjana Patel

General Information

Personal Information
Phone No: 
+91 9909755691
E-mail Address: 
nikunjana.patel@ganpatuniversity.ac.in
Present Designation: 
Assistant Professor
Extension No: 
2212
Name of College/Institute: 
Shree S. K. Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education & Research
Address: 
28/B SHYAMVIHAR III OPP TAHUKO PARTY PLOT MODHERA ROAD MAHESANA-384002
Name of Department: 
Pharmacognosy
Education Qulification: 
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear of PasssingGrade
Ph.D
Pharmacy
Ganpat University
2010
M.Pharm
Herbal Drug Technology
M. S. University, Baroda
2005
First Class
B. Pharm
Pharmacy
North Gujarat University, Patan
2001
First Class

Academic Performance

OC/RC/STTP/WORKSHOP/INDUSTRIAL Training: 
Title of STTPPalceDurationSponsoring Agency
Herbal Drug Development and Technology
online Training
Monday, February 22, 2021
CSIR-CIMAP Lucknow
12th International Conference & Research Workshop on “Publishing Well: Is there a silver Bullet?
Faculty of Management Studies, Ganpat University
Friday, January 24, 2020
GNU
Two Weeks Faculty Development of Program on “Novel Paradigms in drug discovery from natural sources”
Shree S. K. Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education & Research
Monday, November 18, 2019
AICTE
International conference on “Biomolecular and Biotechnological aspects of Medicinal Plants”
L. M. College of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad
Friday, October 18, 2019
AICTE
23rd National convention of Society of Pharmacognosy and International conference on “New Age Opportunities And Challenges For Quality, Safety And GMPs In Herbal Drug Development”
CSIR-NBRI, Lucknow
Friday, February 22, 2019
International conference on “Herbal Medicines: Research and Commerce- Global perspective”
L. M. College of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad
Thursday, December 27, 2018
AICTE
23rd Annual National Convention of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India APTICON-2018 on theme: “Innovative Teaching and Learning Strategies in Pharmacy: Requirements and Barriers”
SKIT, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Friday, October 5, 2018
two days National Seminar on “Role of QbD-DoE in Pharmaceutical Product development”
SKPCPER
Friday, September 28, 2018
GUJCOST
AICTE-ISTE INDUCTION/REFRESHER PROGRAMMES on “Train the Trainer: To full fill the Pharma Vision 2020 of Government of India”
SKPCPER
Monday, July 9, 2018
AICTE-ISTE
one week national workshop on ‘Research Methodology’’
Ganpat University-Centre of Advance research Studies
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
GNU
two days national workshop, entitled ‘Writing Research paper’
Ganpat University
Friday, January 29, 2016
GNU
three days national workshop on “Hands on animal cell culture techniques: Applications in cellular biotechnology study”
SKPCPER
Thursday, September 12, 2013
DBT (Department of Biotechnology)
Two weeks faculty development programme on “Recent Advances in Parenteral Drug Delivery Systems and Technology”
SKPCPER
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
AICTE
Workshop on “Recent Trends in Vesicular & Particulate Drug Delivery”
SKPCPER
Thursday, March 7, 2013
DST
Two Days refresher course for registered pharmacist
Shankarshih Vaghela Bapu institute of pharmacy, Vasan, Ghandhinagar
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Gujarat State Pharmacy council
Three days National Workshop on “Training and Hands on Molecular Biotechnology Tools and Techniques”
SKPCPER
Monday, September 10, 2012
DBT (Department of Biotechnology)
Two weeks AICTE Sponsored Staff Development Program on “Recent Advances in Controlled Release Drug Delivery System”
SKPCPER
Thursday, April 1, 2010
AICTE
one day national symposium on “Global Prospective on Pharma Patents”
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Surashtra University, Rajkot
Saturday, January 2, 2010
UGC
National level Virtual Short Term Training Programme (STTP) on "Application of Outcome Based Learning in pharmacy and Process of NBA"
Virtual STTP
Friday, October 9, 2020
GUJCOST
MOOC on "Indian Kitchen Herbs for Respiratory Disorders: Ayurvedic and Modern Perspective",
Raga Svara in association with RK University
Monday, August 3, 2020
Raga Svara & RK University
the training of trainers on “Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants”
“ICAR - Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research, Boriavi, Anand, Gujarat
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
National Medicinal Plants Board, New Delhi
One-Week National Level e-Faculty Development Programme on “Redefining the Role of Educator in Covid-19 Outbreak Era
online Training organized by Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad and Anand Pharmacy college, Anand
Saturday, May 16, 2020
GTU
Swayam: AICTE Online Refresher Course in Pharmacy for higher education”
online
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
AICTE
International Conference on Medicinal Plants used in Lifestyle Products"
online organized by Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
International Webinar on ‘Medicinal Botanicals: Present and Future’,
online organized by L. M. College of Pharmacy and M. G. Science Institute, Ahmedabad
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
one-day National Workshop on Herbal drugs and Patent Regimes,
Online organized by IPR Cell, Anand Pharmacy College, Anand and GUJCOST
Friday, March 20, 2020
GUJCOST
National Seminar & State level convention of society of Pharmacognosy on “Phytomedicine amidst COVID 19: Key Perspectives”
online organized by Parul University
Saturday, February 13, 2021
GUJCOST
webinar on “Secondary Metabolites: An Important Asset In Plants”
online Organized by Dept. Of Bioscience, Union Christian College, Aluva
Saturday, January 9, 2021
STTP/WORKSHOP/TECHANICAL EVENT/CONFERENCE organized: 
Title of EventPlaceDurationPosition HeldSponsoring Agency
Friday, July 18, 2014
Two Weeks Faculty Development of Program on “Novel Paradigms in drug discovery from natural sources”
Shree S. K. Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education & Research
Monday, November 18, 2019 to Sunday, December 1, 2019
Co-Coordinator
AICTE
Two days National Seminar on “CURRENT TRENDS IN DRUG DELIVERY OF PHYTOCONSTITUENTS”
Shree S. K. Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education & Research
Friday, July 12, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019
Program co-ordinator
GUJCOST
Two Days National Seminar on “Recent Advances in Drug Discovery from Natural Resources”
S K Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education & Res
Friday, March 29, 2013 to Saturday, March 30, 2013
Program co-ordinator
AICTE
Three days Nature Camp
Bhadarpada, Saputara
Saturday, September 24, 2011 to Monday, September 26, 2011
Co-Coordinator
Ganpat University
GUNI SKPCPER Alumni Glory Talk Series
Online
Saturday, March 20, 2021 to Friday, April 30, 2021
Coordinator
SKPCPER
Co-curricular Activities: 
TitlePosition HeldPeriod
Organised cancer day celebration and competition
Coordinator
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Organized one day workshop on “Cracking GPAT 2019” for B. Pharm Sem V and VII students
Programme co-ordinator
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Medicinal garden development
Coordinator
Monday, June 1, 2015
Anti raging and Sexual Harassment committee
Coordinator
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 to Friday, June 1, 2018
GUNI exam
co-coordinator and Data entry operator
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Extra Curricular Activities: 
TitlePosition HeldPeriod
Industrial visit at Ratnamani Healthcare
Coordinator
Saturday, July 14, 2018
One day Picnic at Nadadha campsite, Ratanmahal
Coordinator
Monday, July 23, 2018
• Marine camp
Coordinator
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 to Thursday, February 11, 2016
Tree plantation
Coordinator
Monday, June 1, 2015 to Monday, June 1, 2020
Annual Function
Coordinator
Friday, June 1, 2012 to Monday, June 1, 2020
Youth festival
College Coordinator
Thursday, June 1, 2017 to Monday, June 1, 2020
Paper published in journal/procedings: 
TitleName of Journal & Vol./YearISSN/ ISBN No.Author / Co-AuthorImpact Factor
“Enhancement of the dissolution properties of Furosemide by inclusion complexation with -cyclodextrin”.
Drug Delivery Technology. March 2005, Vol 5, No 3. 62-66.
Co-Author
2.297
Formulation and Evaluation of Topical Berberine-Hydrochloride Products
Pharmaceutical Technology. Jan 2, 2010; 34 (1): 60-69
1543-2521
Author
2.347
Comparative development and evaluation of topical gel and cream formulations of psoralen”
Drug Discov Ther. 2009; 3(5):234-242.
ISSN: 1881-7831
Author
1.1
Design and evaluation of transdermal drug delivery system for curcumin as anti-inflammatory drug
Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, February 2009, 35 (2); 234-242.
0363-9045
Author
2.295
Formulation and evaluation of curcumin gel for topical application
Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, January 2009; 14(1); 80-89(10).
1083-7450
Author
1.94
“Drug delivery through transdermal patch: An overview”
Pharmaceutical Canada. Jun-July 2008; 9(1): 23-27.
Author
“Formulation and Evaluation of Polyherbal Gel for Wound Healing”
International Research Journal of Pharmaceuticals. 2011, 1(1)
2048-4143
Author
Paper presented in conference/workshops/symposia: 
Title of Paper PresentedTitle of Conference/Organizer/PlaceDate of EventNational / International / Regional
Friday, July 18, 2014
Development and Evaluation of Mucoadhesive Gel of Panchvalkala Churna for Vaginal Infection
23rd National convention of Society of Pharmacognosy and International conference on “New Age Opportunities And Challenges For Quality, Safety And GMPs In Herbal Drug Development” at CSIR-NBRI, Lucknow,
Friday, February 22, 2019
International
Studies In Physico-Chemical Characterizations And In- Vitro Dissolution Behavior Of Solid Dispersions Of Andrographolide With Polyvinyl Pyrrolidine K 30
23rd Annual National Convention of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India APTICON-2018 on theme: “Innovative Teaching and Learning Strategies in Pharmacy: Requirements and Barriers” held at SKIT, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Friday, October 5, 2018
National
Pharmacognostical and physicochemical standardization of ethnopharmacologically important Elaeagnus latifolia flower
GUJCOST Sponsored National Seminar on “Integration of Herbal Drugs with Modern Medicine for Better Healthcare” held at ITM School of Pharmacy, ITM Universe, Vadodara, Gujarat
Friday, February 23, 2018
National
Studies in solubility and in-vitro dissolution enhancement of Andrographolide through inclusion complexation with sulfobutyl-  cyclodextrin
GUJCOST Sponsored Two Days National Seminar on “Pharmaceutical Excipient: Knowledge play major role in industry” held at SKPCPER, Ganpat University,
Friday, March 25, 2016
National
Studies In Physico-Chemical Characterizations And In- Vitro Dissolution Behavior Of Solid Dispersions Of Reserpine With Polyvinyl Pyrrolidine K 30
20th annual national convention (APTICON 2015):“Strategic approaches to strengthen academic and industrial collaboration” , Indore (M.P)
Friday, October 9, 2015
National
Solid Dispersions Of Reserpine With Polyethylene Glycol 6000: Physico-Chemical Characterizations And In-Vitro Dissolution Studies
IPC- 66th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress 2015 (IPC 2015) on “INDIA-PHARMACY OF THE WORLD Role of Indian Regulators and Pharma Industry” held at HITEX Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad
Friday, January 23, 2015
National
Studies In Solubility And In-Vitro Dissolution Enhancement Of Reserpine Through Inclusion Complexation With Sulfobutyl-Cyclodextrin
Dubai International Pharmaceuticals & Technologies Conference & Exhibition 2014" (DUPHAT 2014) held at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre Dubai, UAE,
Monday, March 10, 2014
International
Physico-chemical characterization and in vitro dissolution behavior of reserpine - hydroxypropyl-β cyclodextrin inclusion compounds
International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry & Natural Products, held at Reddison Blue plaza, Hyderabad
Monday, October 21, 2013
International
Pharmacognostical and preliminary phytochemical studies on Commelina diffusa Burm Leaf
63rd Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, at International Exibition Centre, Bengaluru
Friday, December 16, 2011
National
Formulation and evaluation of topical gel of curcumin
6th International symposium on “Innovations in Pharmaceutical sciences and technology” held at B. V. Patel PERD Center, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Friday, November 26, 2010
International
Formulation and evaluation of topical cream formulations of Berberine HCL for antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity
International Symposium on “The Future Vision & Challenges in Pharmacy Profession” Held on 18-19 Sep 2010 at B M Birla Auditorium, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Saturday, September 18, 2010
International
Standardization and Evaluation of Polyherbal Cough Syrup
16th National Convention of society of pharmacognosy and international symposium on “Frontiers of Drug Discovery From Herbal And Traditional Medicine”, held at Department of pharmaceutical sciences, Saurastra University, Rajkot
Friday, March 9, 2012
International
Book published as single author or editor: 
Book Title, Editor & PublisherISSN/ISBN NoYearWhether you are the main author?Whether Peer Reviewed?
2014
Novel Drug Delivery Technologies:Innovative Strategies for Drug Re-positioning, Ambikanandan MisraAliasgar Shahiwala, Springer
978-981-13-3642-3
2019
No
Yes
Invited lectures at state/national/international seminar/conferences: 
Title of LectureName of the conferenceDate of EventOrganized by
“Standardization of Ayurvedic formulations: Need of an Hour for Traditional Medicine”
webinar
Friday, April 30, 2021
Parul institute of Pharmacy and Research, Parul University
“Preparation and Evaluation of Herbal Cosmetics”
AICTE sponsored two weeks faculty development Program on “Novel Paradigms in drug discovery from natural sources”
Monday, November 18, 2019
SKPCPER
Practical Session on Standardization of Herbal Cream
AICTE Sponsored national Seminar on “Emerging trends in herbal and cosmetic analysis”
Friday, February 22, 2013
SKPCPER
on “Herbal Cosmetics: Role of herbs in skin, hair and dental care”
Guest Lecture
Friday, March 19, 2021
Ramanbhai Patel College of Pharmacy, CHARUSAT, Changa.
“Kitchen Garden: Green Companions of your Kitchen”
International Women’s Day Celebration
Monday, March 8, 2021
Arihant School of Pharmacy and Bioresearch, Gandhinagar
“KITCHEN GARDENING: A STEP TOWARDS HEALTHY LIFESTYLE”
National webinar
Saturday, February 6, 2021
West zone IPGA-women forum
Ongoing research projects/consultancies: 
Period
Friday, July 18, 2014
Completed research projects/consultancies: 
TitleAgencyGrant/Amount(Rs. in Lakhs)Period
Career Award for Young Teacher
AICTE
4.5
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 to Monday, January 1, 2018
GUIDANCE PROVIDED TO UG/PG/M.Phil/Ph.DSTUDENTS: 
Name
Guided 12 M. Pharm Students
2 students have completed PhD and 1 is pursuing
Achievements: 
Text
 Received Career Award for Young Teachers for 3 Years(2013-2015) from AICTE (Rs. 4.5 Lac)
 Received Grant for organizing two days national seminar from AICTE (Rs. 96,000/-)
 Received first prize in poster presentation competition at GUJCOST Sponsored Two Days National Seminar on “Pharmaceutical Excipient: Knowledge play major role in industry” held at SKPCPER, Ganpat University, from March 25th-26th, 2016
 Working as Executive committee member of Society of Pharmacognosy- Gujarat Chapter.
 Invited as Judge for poster evaluation at 8th national level seminar PHARMA VISION 2017 held during 9-10 September 2017 at Arihant School of Pharmacy & Bio-Research Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
 Invited as Judge for evaluation of event: Inncrepharm at 9th national level seminar 9th PHARMA VISION 2019 held during 7th -8th September 2019 on Theme “Indian Pharmacist: Innovative Wellness Promoter” at Ramanbhai Patel College of Pharmacy, CHARUSAT,
 Received Grant for organizing two days national seminar from DST-GUJCOST (Rs. 50,000/-) Feb 2019
 Secured first Position in exit test of “Five Days Online Research Training Programme” held from 12.04.2021 to 16.04.2021, jointly organized by the Amity Institute of Phytomedicine and Phytochemistry, Amity Herbal Consortium and Amity Institute of Herbal
 Received GUNI-President Award for staff excellence in the category of support services and engagement for the year 2019.
 Working as State Coordinator IPGA-Women forum since June 2020.
 Invited as Judge for evaluation of poster presentation at GUJCOST Sponsored One Day National Webinar entitled “Bioautography: Current Trends for Assessment of Bioactive and Phytoconstituents" on 23rd January, 2021 organized by Indukaka Ipcowala College
 Invited as Judge for evaluation of event: r-Presentation at “e-PHARMA VISION” a Two days National level Pharma Tech fest with Theme: Pharmacist: e-nnovative… e-nspiring… e-nriching during 10th and 11th October – 2020
Research Interests: 
 Herbal Cosmetic Development  Herbal Formulation Development.  Screening of Herbs for their Activity.  Isolation and extraction of phytochemicals from plants.  Microbiology and Biotechnology.  Standardization of Ayurvedic and Herbal formulations
Members of Groups and Associations: 
Field Name of Member: 
Life Member-Indian Pharmaceutical Association, GUJ/MEH/LM/0090
Field Name of Member: 
Life Member of Alumni Association of SKCPER, GANPAT VIDYANAGAR. LM/01/064
Field Name of Member: 
Life member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teacher of India(APTI),GUJ/LM-116
Field Name of Member: 
Life member of Indian Society of Pharmacognosy: ISP/LM-GJ/P-077
Field Name of Member: 
Life member of MSU Pharmacy Alumni Association: LM-211
Field Name of Member: 
Life member of Gujarat State Pharmacy Teacher’s Association LM00169
Field Name of Member: 
Life member of Indian society of Technical Education LM-75759
Field Name of Member: 
Life member of Indian Pharmacy Graduate’s Association: 5609
Field Name of Member: 
Life member of Association of Community pharmacist of India
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