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Giriraj T Kulkarni

B Pharm (1992) and M Pharm (1994) from Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, Karnataka and PhD (2006) from The Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai.

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    Prof (Dr) Giriraj T Kulkarni has completed his B Pharm (1992) and M Pharm (1994) from Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, Karnataka and PhD (2006) from The Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai.

    He has a total teaching and research experience of 29 years and has guided 60 M Pharm dissertations and 15 PhD research scholars.

    He has published 176 papers in various national and international journals and 14 books and book chapters through various international publishers such as Elsevier, Informa, etc. He also has 76 papers in various national and international conferences and has 19 patents to his credit. His papers have received more than 3500 Citations, h-index is 32 and i10-index is 68. Cumulative

    Impact Factor of all the publications is more than 250.

    He is life member of various organizations including APTI, IPA, IPGA, SPER and SPDS. He has received various awards which include Gold Medal from Gulbarga University in B. Pharm (1992), 36th IPC Award for securing first rank in B. Pharm (1992), IDMA (Indian Drug manufacturers’ Association) Best Paper Award (2002), APTI Best Paper Award (2010), International Travel Award from Tefarco Innova Italy (2005), APJ Abdul Kalam Research Thinker Award 2019 (Students’ Choice) from Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Pharma Ratna-2019: Best Professor Award from Rab Di Mehr Foundation, Delhi, National level first prize from SPDS for the paper presented in DRPI-2020, Teacher Recognition Award from Together We Can Foundation, Ambala Cantt, Haryana (2021), Best Principal Award (2023) from InSc, Bangalore. The areas of research interest include natural excipients, hydrogel technology, nanotechnology for drug delivery, herbal drug delivery systems for neurological disorders and infectious diseases. He has worked on many industry / consultancy projects including “Development of herbal oral formulations for treatment of diabetes and hyperacidity” for Blue Mountain Botanicals, Ootacamund, “Preclinical trial to study the toxicity of fortified protein AproBean as therapeutic food in rodents” for M/s Enlight Life Science Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, “Evaluation of pharmaceutical excipient properties of tamarind seed polysaccharide” for M/s Ratan Agencies, Beed, Maharashtra, “Development and Evaluation of Millet Based Health Drink” for Famnutra Millet Food Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad. He has served as external expert for Kusum Healthcare, New Delhi, for the evaluation of formulations for launching (2009-2014).

    Selected as Guest Editor of ‘Natural Product Radiance’ (NISCAIR, New Delhi), to bring out a Special Issue on ‘Herbal Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals’ (July-August 2005). Worked as Regional Editor of ‘Advances in Medical and Dental Sciences’ (American-Eurasian Network for Scientific Information, Jordan).

    Working as Editorial Board Member of ‘Pharma Research Journal’ (Online, Sudarshan Publishers, Ghaziabad), Indian Journal of Pharmaceutics (Serials Publications, New Delhi), International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Applied Sciences, Published by, Mehsana, Journal of Cell and Tissue Research, Published by Society for Science and Environment, Rajkot. Working as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Chronotherapy and Drug Delivery (

    Reviewer for Current Drug Delivery, Published by Bentham Publishers, Pharmaceutical Research, Published by Springer, Carbohydrate Polymers, Published by Elsevier, Natural Product Radiance, Published by NISCAIR, New Delhi, Journal of Cell and Tissue Research, Published by Society for Science and Environment, Rajkot, Pharmacognosy Magazine (Phcogmag), Published by Pharmacognosy Network, Bangalore, World Applied Science Journal, Published by, Pharmaceutical Biology, published by Informa, USA, Maejo International Journal of Science and Technology, Published by Maejo University, Thailand (, Drug Development & Industrial Pharmacy, European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics (Elsevier). Selected as Chairperson of a Poster Session in 62nd Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Held at Manipal, during 17-19 December 2010. Also worked as Co-Chairperson, LOC, Scientific Committee, 70th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, held in Delhi-NCR (Noida), during December 21-23, 2018.

    Conducted more than 50 workshops / conferences as Chairperson / Convener / Organization Committee member and attended 40 conferences in India and abroad as Resource person / Session Chair.