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When it comes to our faculty too, only the best will do. Our teaching staff are Ph.Ds. and Post-graduates from India’s top institutions – like IIT, IISc, and BITS Pilani. They actively publish papers in international and national journals, and bring a mix of teaching, research, and industry experience. The faculty are extremely accessible and supportive of their working students. For more details on each faculty member, click on their profiles.

Prof Anil Jindal
Prof Anil Jindal

Dr. Anil Jindal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani Pilani Campus. His research is focused on nanotechnology based targeted drug delivery systems in infectious diseases. He obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from University of Rajasthan and Master of Pharmacy degree from Bombay College of Pharmacy, University of Mumbai. Subsequently, he worked as Formulator in R&D at Pfizer, Mumbai. He obtained his PhD degree from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. Subsequently, he worked as Research Scientist in R&D (Formulation) at IPCA Laboratories LTD, Mumbai for one year. He is an author of over 11 publications and 03 book chapters. He is also an inventor in 02 patent application including one PCT application in the field of nano drug delivery systems. He is a recipient of Prof. M.L. Khorana Memorial Award (2010) for the best research paper in the field of Pharmaceutics & Bio-Pharmaceutics. He received Sir Ratan Tata Trust fellowship and AICTE fellowships during his postgraduation studies and UGC and ICMR fellowships during PhD. His Doctorate research finding - Role of nanocarrier shape on drug targeting [J. Pharm. Sci., 2010, 99(6), 2576-2581) was appeared in  “The Scientist” in April 2010 {Publisher  LabX Media Group, Canada} and was globally recognized as cutting edge research in nanotechnology. He obtained All India Rank 4th in GATE competitive examination in the year of 2005.

Prof Anupama Mittal
Prof Anupama Mittal

Dr. Anupama Mittal has been working an as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy, BITS Pilani, Pilani campus since June 2014. She completed her B.Pharmacy from Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (DIPSAR), Delhi University and pursued her Master’s and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from NIPER, Mohali. Thereafter she went to University of Tennessee, Memphis, USA and University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), Omaha, USA for her post-doctoral training.
Her research interests primarily focus on nanotechnology based drug delivery systems, including polymeric, lipidic, lipopolymeric and cell-based carriers in diabetes and cancer. Her lab is actively engaged in the areas of polymer synthesis and characterisation, designing nano-formulations, cell culture studies, pharmacokinetics, biodistribution and pharmacodynamic studies with financial support from DST-SERB, DST-RAJASTHAN, DST-NANOMISSION, ICMR and DBT.
She takes keen interest in teaching students both on-campus and through work integrated learning programs initiative of BITS and has been teaching Physical Pharmacy, Advanced Physical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Administration and Management, Instrumental Methods of Analysis and Advanced Drug Delivery Systems.

Prof Atish Paul
Prof Atish Paul

Dr. Atish T. Paul completed his Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy from University of Pune (Maharashtra). He pursued M.S. (Pharmaceutical Sciences) and Ph.D. in Natural Products from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER S.A.S Nagar). After completion of his doctorate he joined the research group of Prof. Ikhlas Khan as postdoctoral Research Associate at the National Center for Natural Product Research (University of Mississippi, USA).
Currently he is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy, Birla Institute of Technology and Science located in Pilani (Rajasthan). His area of expertise is Natural Product Chemistry. He has research grants from agencies such as DST-SERB, DST (SEED), DBT etc. He has published several research articles in reputed international journals such as Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Bio-organic Medicinal Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry Research, Journal of Chromatography A, and has also contributed 24 Monographs. He is a reviewer for various journals of reputed publishers such as Bentham, Elsevier etc and also for funding agencies such as DST SERB, South African Medical Research Council etc.  

Prof Gautam Singhvi
Prof Gautam Singhvi

Dr. Gautam Singhvi is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Pharmacy, BITS, Pilani. He has done his PhD in the area of pharmaceutical product development. He has industrial research experience in solid oral product development, process development, process optimization, process scale-up  and technology transfer. He has worked on immediate release and controlled release tablets, bilayer tablets, capsules and sachets and multi-particulate pellets formulations using extrusion and sphronization process for regulatory markets. Currently he is working in the area of lipid based formulations, topical drug delivery, and multi particulate drug delivery systems for selected drug candidates.  
He has personally worked and supervised development of modified release solid oral dosage forms for site specific delivery to GIT (gastro-retentive), micro- & nano-particulate drug delivery systems, liquisol technique, and  solubility & bioavailability enhancement platforms. He is also involved in dissolution method development, pharmacokinetic studies of designed formulation and development of in-vitro in-vivo correlation.

Prof. Punna Rao Ravi
Prof. Punna Rao Ravi

Prof. Punna Rao Ravi is currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus. He obtained his B.Pharm, M.Pharm and Ph.D. Degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences from BITS Pilani, Rajasthan. He has been working as a faculty member in BITS Pilani since 2000. He has many publications in reputed international and national peer-reviewed journals and has presented papers in scientific conferences, both in India and abroad. He has successfully completed two government sponsored research projects and three industry sponsored consultancy projects. He has designed and delivered several short-term certificate courses on Biostatistics, Pharmacokinetics and Design of Experiments for executives working in pharma industries. His research interests include Bioanalytical Method Development and Validation, Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems and Pharmacokinetics. He had supervised 3 doctoral thesis students and currently has 7 students pursuing their doctoral thesis under his supervision.

Prof. Sunil Kumar Dubey
Prof. Sunil Kumar Dubey

Dr. Sunil Kumar Dubey is presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy, BITS, Pilani. He has done his Ph.D. in Pharmacokinetics and Biodistribution Studies of Selected Racemic Drugs from BITS, Pilani. He has more than 11 years of industrial research and teaching experience. He has worked as research scientist in Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited from 2006 to 2009. During his industrial tenure he has successfully completed many projects, including development, validation, preclinical and clinical studies, in addition he has successfully faced audits performed by FDA, ANVISA, MHRA, WHO, DCGI. He has successfully completed institutional and industrial projects related to formulation development, analytical method development and validation, pharmacokinetic investigation etc. He has got good expertise in IVIVC, PKPD, PBPK Modeling and Simulation. Presently he is handling various industrial and government funded projects.

Prof. Deepak Chitkara
Prof. Deepak Chitkara

Deepak Chitkara is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at BITS Pilani since June 2014. He did his B.Pharm. from Punjab University Chandigarh and M.S. (Pharm.) in Pharmaceutics specialization from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER). He obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from NIPER. After that, he did his post-doctoral training at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE in the area of Nanomedicines for cancer treatment. He is a recipient of the Ranbaxy Science Scholar Award -2011.
His research interests include nano-based delivery systems for small molecules, miRNAs and CRISPR / Cas genome editing tools. He has been working in the area of nanotechnology since 2007. His lab is well funded through extramural grants from DST, DBT, ICMR and the Industry. He has been teaching courses in Dispensing Pharmacy, Advanced Drug Delivery Systems, and Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology at BITS Pilani. The mechanisms, designing, delivery, and therapeutic applications of small molecules, proteins and peptides and RNAi are extensively discussed in these courses.

Krishnamurthy Bindumadhavan
Krishnamurthy Bindumadhavan

Krishnamurthy Bindumadhavan is an Associate Professor and Group Leader of the Management Group, Off Campus Programs at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. He is based out of Hyderabad. Prof. Bindumadhavan  is a CFA charterholder from CFA Institute, USA and FRM titleholder from GARP, USA.  He also holds an undergraduate degree in engineering and an MBA. He has over 15 years of international experience in the banking and financial services industry, including 8 years with Capital One, a top 10 US bank, based out of Richmond, Virginia. In addition to working for a bank he has also worked as a consultant, entrepreneur and faculty among other roles. He is very passionate about teaching and joined BITS, Pilani in December 2014.

Nirankush Dutta
Nirankush Dutta

Nirankush Dutta is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at BITS Pilani. He completed his Ph.D. from BITS Pilani, and BE from University of Burdwan.
He brings with him six years of work experience, four years are in the IT industry in India and abroad, and two years in academia, where he taught Management courses to students at the post-graduate level.
His primary research interest lies in Online Social Media Marketing and e-Commerce. In his Doctoral thesis he has focused on building an empirically validated model on the role of trust in online social media marketing. His research papers have been published by International Journal of Web Based Community, Journal of Internet Commerce, and IIM Indore Management Journal. Case studies authored by him have been published in Emerald Emerging Market Case Studies, Ivey Cases and International HEC Journal of Case Studies in Management and are available through Harvard Business Publishing.
He is a regular reviewer of Electronic Commerce Research (Published by Springer, indexed in Social Science Citation Index, Scopus etc.), Emerald Emerging Market Case Studies and International Journal of Case Studies in Management.

Sandeep Kayastha
Sandeep Kayastha

Sandeep Kayastha is an Associate Professor in off-campus programs. He completed his MTech from IIT Kharagpur. Prof Sandeep teaches MBA level courses in Operations Management and allied areas, and conducts Management Development Programs for senior executives in the manufacturing industry. Before joining BITS he worked as a faculty member in several leading educational and research institutes of the country.
Sandeep Kayastha is an active researcher. His current areas of research are marketing and contract law, workload reduction, simulation, and history of technology.

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