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Mr. Saurabh Maru

Mr. Saurabh Maru

Assistant professor
M. Pharm.


Areas of specialization:

Pharmacology and Toxicology


17 Years (15.6 Years Academic and 1.5 Years Research)


Interest areas:

Nutrition, Toxicology, Drug Screening, Pharmacokinetic Studies of Drugs, Oncology, Tribal Medicines & Practices.



  1. Lakshya – Sparsh 2021 Award- Runner-up for ‘Forest Vegetable Documentation initiative through "Van Bhaji Mahotsav” at the event Lakshya: Orchestrating Corporate Excellence by National Institute Industrial Engineering (NITIE, Govt. of India & United Nations), Mumbai on 29th October 2021.
  2. Consolation Prize (Certificate & Cash Award) in AICTE Sponsored Online National Conference on "Precision Medicine: Current Scenario & Future Aspects” at SAIMS, Indore on 24-25th September 2021.
  3. Best Research Award by Department of Atomic Energy, GoI and Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences while National Symposium on 12-15th February 2021.
  4. Lakshya – Sparsh 2020 Award- Runner-up for ‘Health & Education Facilitator Network’ at the event Lakshya: Orchestrating Corporate Excellence by National Institute Industrial Engineering (NITIE, Govt. of India & United Nations), Mumbai on November 2020.
  5. ‘Gufic Prize’ (Medal, Certificate & Cash Award) at 5th IUPHAR (The International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, Basel, Switzerland) World Conference on Pharmacology of Natural Products and 51st Annual Conference of Indian Pharmacological Society held at ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, Telangana from 5th -7th January 2019.
  6. Innovative Idea Award- Second Position, IPA MP Pharma Meet 2018 on 8th April 2018.
  7. Best Oral Presentation Award- Ninth place (Certificate & Cash Award of Rs.15,000/-) at 69th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Chandigarh on 22-24th Dec 2017 (out of total 2,120 papers).
  8. Lakshya – Sparsh 2017 Award for ‘Health Facilitator Network’ at the event Lakshya: Orchestrating Corporate Excellence by National Institute Industrial Engineering (NITIE, Govt. of India & United Nations), Mumbai on 13th Oct 2017.
  9. 'Award of Excellence' top performer of the Programme: Four week FDP on 'Use of ICT in Education for Online and Blended Learning' organized by IIT Bombay under National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Gov. of India), funded by SAP India Pvt. Ltd. (Certificate & Cash Award of Rs.5,000/-)
  10. First Prize for ‘Innovative Idea Competition’ at IPA MP Pharma Meet 2016 organized on 13th March 2016 at Indore.
  11. Appreciation award by Chief Medical and Health Officer, Public Health and Family Welfare Department (Govt of M.P.), Indore.
  12. ‘Best Oral Research Paper award’ at Annual convention of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India, APTICon 2015 organized on 9-11th Oct 2015.
  13. Selected among 10 best papers for "ACBR Young Scientist Award” at 32nd Annual Convention of Indian Association for Cancer Research and international symposium on Infection and Cancer, at Delhi University, New Delhi on Nov. 2013.
  14. Represented M.P. state at National level research project presentation competition at National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC), Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India at Anna University, Chennai. Dec. 1998.
  15. Qualified for and studied at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) -1992-1996 (Fully funded Residential School of MHRD, Govt. of India).


Projects (If applicable; can include completed and ongoing projects if any):

  1. Completed: Signed MoU as Principal Investigator with Abo Academy University, Finland for research project on "Biological studies of Nano based formulations”.

  2. Completed: ‘Generation of pharmaceutical and medical related scientific contents’ by p-square-e-services, Gurugram, NCR.

  3. Received a project ‘Toxicity study of Ophthalmic preparation AJ-3’ from Ajanta Pharma Ltd, Mumbai, Principal Investigator: Dr. Sateesh Belemkar, Co-investigator: Mr. Saurabh Maru and Mr. Jineet Gawad.



1. Australian Patent: 2021105401: Intelligent Drug Quality Control Analysis System and Method Based On Machine Learning- Oct 2021.

2. Australian Patent: 2021107487: A Poly-Herbal Formulation to Improve Lactation-Dec 2021.

Provisional Patent Filed:

1. Indian Patent 202321024997: A method for preparation of nanoemulsion.


Industrial Collaboration (If applicable):
  1. P-Square-E-Services, Gurugram, NCR.
  2. Ajanta Pharma Ltd, Mumbai.
  3. Anchrom Enterprises (I) Pvt. Ltd.


Books/Book chapters published (if applicable):

  • Maru S, Mahata S, Shukla S, Hedau S, Bharti AC, Das B C. 2009. Elimination of HPV and control of viral oncogene expression in cervical cancer cells by herbal compounds. In: Treatment of Advanced Stage Cancers: Current Status & Emerging Frontiers. Talwar, G.P. and Sood, O.P eds (Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi) Chapter 13; pp. 120-130 (Published by Immunological Society of India & Ranbaxy Research Foundation).

Number of Publication: 15

Recent Publications: (Last three years):

S. Bhattacharya, V.K. Parihar, N. Singh, K. Hatware, A. Page, M. Sharma, M.K. Prajapati, A. Kanugo, D. Pawde, S. Maru, G.L. Gupta, S. Kanvinde, Targeted delivery of panitumumab-scaffold bosutinib-encapsulated polycaprolactone nanoparticles for EGFR-overexpressed colorectal cancer, Nanomedicine. (2023) 1–29. (Impact Factor: 5.5)

K Kumar, S Maru, D Konar, S Kar. Synthesis and Clinical Development of Palbociclib: An overview. Medicinal Chemistry. 2022. 1875-6638, 16, 1-24. DOI: 10.2174/1573406417666201204161243 (Impact Factor: 2.3)

S Dawre, S Maru*. Human respiratory viral infections: Current status and future prospects of nanotechnology-based approaches for prophylaxis and treatment. Life sciences. 2021. 0024-3205: 278, 119561. doi:10.1016/j.lfs.2021.119561 (Impact Factor: 6.1)

V Chandel, S Maru, A Kumar, A Kumar, A Sharma, B Rathi, D Kumar. Role of monocarboxylate transporters in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Life sciences, 2021. 0024-3205: 279, 119709. (Impact Factor: 6.1)

P. S.Bafna, P. H.Patil, S Maru, R. E.Mutha Cissus quadrangularis L: A comprehensive multidisciplinary review. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2021. 0378-8741, 279, 114355. (Impact Factor: 5.4)

Professional memberships:

  • Member, Asian Council for Science Editors, Deira Dubai. U.A.E. [for 2018]
  • Life Member, Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI) [2017]
  • Life Member, Indian Association for Cancer Research (IACR). [2006]
  • Life Member, Indian Pharmacological Society (IPS). [2005]
  • Life Member, Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA). [2001]

Other achievements/ Trainings:

  • Invited as Subject Expert at State NITI Ayog and Planning Commission, M.P. at Bhopal regarding advising on ‘Opportunities in AYUSH Sector: Herbal and Pharmaceuticals’.

  • Member, Expert committee for Policy making regarding documentation of traditional indigenous knowledge (for conservation and promotion of science, skills, literature etc.) of M.P. under policy ‘Srijan’ of Department of Planning, Economics & Statistics, M.P. Government.

  • Associate Faculty of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay for Faculty Development Program in ICT in Education.

  • Jury Member at ‘Tribal Food Festival’ organized by Tribal Development Department, Nandurbar, KVK, Nandurbar and REEDS, Pune on 22-09-2019.

  • Resource Person for India’s first ‘Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit’ held at Education City Jawanga, Dantewada, Chhattisgarh organised by NITI Aayog, Government of India.

  • Member, Technical Advisory Team, under ‘Unnat Bharat Abhiyan’ for technical visit to the village Potlod, tah. Sanwer, adopted by Hon. Speaker, Lok Sabha & Member of Parliament, Indore.

  • Member, Research Advisory Committee, Central Research Lab (MDRU, MultiDisciplinary Research Unit), Dept. of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Govt. of India at M.G.M. Medical College, Indore.

  • Expert at meeting with Head, Rural Technology Advisory Group (RuTAG) of Prime Minister Office, Govt. of India on ‘Rural Technology in M.P.: Present status and future prospects’ at Madhya Pradesh Council of Science & Technology (MPCST).

  • Scientific Adviser, Research and Extension Wing (Forest Department, MP Govt.), Indore.

  • CPCSEA Nominee (Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF & CC), Govt. of India.

  • Honorary Animal Welfare Officer, Animal Welfare Board of India, Ministry of Environment and Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of India.

  • Incharge-Student Mobilization, Nodal Committee, Pradhan Mantry Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY, Prime Minister Skill Development Program) at SGSITS, Indore 2016-17.

  • Served as Jury member for My Campaign: A National Level Event of IIMs organized by Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore.

  • Invited Member, Board of Studies, Department of Pharmacy, SGSITS, Indore, from 2008- 2018.

  • Reviewer of journals like Journal of Ethnopharmacology- Elsevier (IF 5.4), Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces- Elsevier (IF 5.8), Italian Journal of Pediatrics-BMC (IF 3.6), Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology- Wiley (IF 3.3), Current Pharmaceutical Design- Bentham Science (IF 3.1), Medicinal Chemistry- Bentham Science (IF 2.3), Food Frontiers- Wiley.


  • Training Programme for Nominees of CPCSEA by CPCSEA, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, at New Delhi from 17 Jan to 18 Jan 2019.
  • Course on ‘Mentoring Educators in Education Technology’ by IIT Bombay under Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission for Techers and Teaching, MHRD, Govt of India, from 17 May 2018 to 5 July 2018.
  • TEQIP-III Sponsored Short Term Training Program on ‘Research Methodology’ from 26-30 June 2018 by Department of Management Studies & Industrial and Production Engineering, SGSITS, Indore.
  • TEQIP-III Sponsored One Week Short Term Training Programme on ‘Advances & Research Trends in Chemical Technology and Science’ on 21-25 May 2018 by Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology, SGSITS, Indore.
  • ‘Orientation workshop for Associate Faculty’ at IIT Bombay on 25-26 March 2017 organized by NMEICT, MHRD, Govt of India.
  • AICTE Approved Four week FDP on 'Use of ICT in Education for Online and Blended Learning' from 2 May to 10 July 2016 organized by IIT Bombay under National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD) and funded by SAP India Pvt. Ltd.
  • ‘Researcher Connect’ by Wiley on 26 October 2015 at IIT Indore.
  • CPCSEA Nominee Training Program: One week training at National Institute of Animal Welfare (Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India), Ballabhgarh, Faridabad from 13th May to 17th May 2013.
  • Two week ISTE workshop on ‘Introduction to Research methodology’ conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay from 25th June - 04th July 12.
  • Ten days workshop on "Enhancement of Employable skills in pharmaceutical Industry” by APITCO at SGSITS Indore during 16th-25th September 2011.
  • Participated in 2 days short term hands on training course on ‘Monolithic chromatographic systems’ at CBST, VIT University, Vellore on 16-17th Feb 2007.

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