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Dr. Mahendra Prajapati

Dr. Mahendra Prajapati

Assistant Professor: Pharmaceutics
M. Pharm, Ph.D.

Areas of specialization: Pharmaceutics


Academic: 3.5 years

Interest areas:
Targeted Drug Delivery, Cancer targeting, Lipid Based Drug Delivery System


Awarded CSIR-JRF –NET in CHEMICAL Sc. -AIR 106-JUNE 2012

Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2009)

Qualified Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT 2010)

Qualified NIPER-JEE 2010


Books/Book chapters published:

  1. Shevalkar, G.B., Prajapati, M.K., Mali, K. (2023). A Brief Overview on Theranostic Applications of Graphene and Graphene-Based Nanomaterials. In: Pardeshi, C.V. (eds) Nanomaterial-Based Drug Delivery Systems. Springer, Cham.
  2. Shevalkar, G.B., Prajapati, M.K., Bhairav, B.A. and Pardeshi, C.V. (2022). Nanotherapeutics of Phytoantioxidants for Aging and Neurological Disorders. In Phytoantioxidants and Nanotherapeutics, M. Rudrapal (Ed.).
  3. Parikh, K., Kapadia, R., Pai, R., Prajapati, M. and Shevalkar, G. (2022). Emerging Formulation Technologies Against Malaria Resurgence. In Drug Development for Malaria, P. Kendrekar (Ed.).
  4. Ganesh B. Shevalkar, Mahendra K. Prajapati, Rohan V. Pai, Kamlesh D. Mali, Chapter 13 - Applications of direct nose-to-brain drug delivery in medicine and pharmacy, Editor(s): Chandrakantsing V. Pardeshi, Eliana B. Souto, Direct Nose-to-Brain Drug Delivery, Academic Press, 2021, Pages 249-266, ISBN 9780128225226,



Number of Publications: 6

Recent Publications:

Sankha Bhattacharya, Vipan Kumar Parihar, Neeraj Singh, Ketan Hatware, Amit Page, Mayank Sharma, Mahendra Kumar Prajapati, Abhishek Kanugo, Datta Pawde, Saurabh Maru, Girdhari Lal Gupta, and Sunil Kanvinde, Targeted delivery of panitumumab-scaffold bosutinib-encapsulated polycaprolactone nanoparticles for EGFR-overexpressed colorectal cancer., Nanomedicine 2023 18:9, 713-741

Pardeshi S, Damiri F, Zehravi M, Joshi R, Kapare H, Prajapati MK, Munot N, Berrada M, Giram PS, Rojekar S, et al. Functional Thermoresponsive Hydrogel Molecule to Material Design for Biomedical Applications. Polymers. 2022; 14(15):3126.

Rojekar, S., Abadi, L.F., Pai, R. et al. Mannose-Anchored Nano-Selenium Loaded Nanostructured Lipid Carriers of Etravirine for Delivery to HIV Reservoirs. AAPS PharmSciTech 23, 230 (2022).

Mahendra Kumar Prajapati, Rohan Pai, Pradeep Vavia, Tuning ligand number to enhance selectivity of paclitaxel liposomes towards ovarian cancer, Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, Volume 66, 2021, 102809, ISSN 1773-2247,

Satish Rojekar, Rohan V Pai, Ph.D, Leila Fotooh Abadi, Ketan Mahajan, Mahendrakumar Prajapati, Smita Kulkarni, Ph.D, Pradeep R Vavia, Ph.D. Dual Loaded Nanostructured Lipid Carrier of Nano-Selenium and Etravirine as a Potential Anti-HIV Therapy, International Journal of Pharmaceutics,2021

Professional memberships:


1.Life member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI) MA/LM-3443, dated - 23/Dec/2022

2.Member of Alumini Association of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research- Ahmedabad (AANA/PE/12/32)

3.Member of Alumini Association of Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai


Other achievements/ Trainings:

  • Successfully completed FDP on "Enhancing Self Potential- Upgrading teaching Learning Skills” held 2023, June 20–24that SVKM’s NMIMS Shirpur.

  • Attended Two Days National Level Seminar on "Current Trends in Nanotechnology and its Applications at Savitribai Phule Pune University Sponsored Organized by NAAC Accredited Sandip Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nashik on 10-11th Feb. 2023.

  • Scientific committee member in SERB Sponsored National Conference on "'Nanomedicine andArtificialIntelligence: Past, Present and Future" held on 23rd and 24th July 2022 at SVKM’s NMIMS, SPTM Shirpur

  • Evaluator of poster session in SERB Sponsored National Conference on "'Nanomedicine andArtificialIntelligence: Past, Present and Future" held on 23rd and 24th July 2022 at SVKM’s NMIMS, SPTM Shirpur

  • Among Top 20 teams in PSG Nano challenge, 2017 organized by the Department of Science and Technology and PSG college of Technology, Coimbatore.

  • Second Prize winner at Senior Industry defined solution (Senior-IDP 2017) and (Senior-IDP 2016) at Institute of chemical technology, Matunga, Mumbai

  • First prize in INDIA BIO 2015, organized by the Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka, Vision Group on Biotechnology, MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications (KITBT)- India, Bangalore, February 2015.

  • Presented a business model on our Innovative Idea at BIOINVEST 2014 organized by ABLE (Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises) on at Bengaluru.

  • Second prize in BEST ABLE 2014 (Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Student Teams) sponsored by The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and managed and administered by Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises, ABLE – India, Bangalore, India, October 2014.

  • Awarded CSIR NET fellowship in 2013 for pursuing Ph. D. under the guidance of Prof. P. R. Vavia from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.

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