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Dr. Munira M. Momin
Principal and Professor of
Pharmaceutics (M. Pharm, Ph.D.)

Pharmaceutics, Novel Drug Delivery, Controlled Drug Delivery for Phytoconstituents


Academic: 18 Years

Thrust research areas:

Colon targeted drug delivery system, Nanotechnology based formulations for phytoconstituents, Topical drug delivery

Publications/ Presentations:

    Publications: International- 38
    Presentations- 15
    Research projects: Ongoing: 01   Completed: 02
    Patent: 02 (Indian)        Trademark: 01
    Books: 05 + One contributed chapter
Research students guided:

M. Pharm. students guided: 08 + 2 (ongoing)
PhD students guided: 04 (on going)

Consultancy and sponsored research activities:

Lipid based nanoparticulate system for water soluble herbal extract. GreenChem, Bangalore (2015-16).

Recent Publications:

  • Sankalp Gharat, Munira Momin, Chintan Bhavsar, Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Current treatment strategies and nanotechnology based approaches for prevention and therapy, Critical reviews: Therapeutics Drug Carrier Systems, 2016; 33(4):363-400. IF: 5.36.
  • Chintan Bhavsar, Munira Momin, Sankalp Gharat, Abdul Wahab Omri, Functionalized and graft copolymers of chitosan and its pharmaceutical applications, Expert Opinion: Drug Delivery System, Published online: 05 Oct 2016, DOI:  IF: 4.85.
  • Munira Momin, Chintan Bhavsar, Tabassum Khan, Raghumani N, Drug Loaded Hollow Silver Nanoparticles for glioblastoma cells, Under review, Biomed Res Int, July 2017.
  • Abdul Wahab Omri, Chintan Bhavsar, Munira Momin. Tumor microenvironment: its perspective in chemoresistance and drug delivery approaches, Expert Opinion: Drug Delivery System, Under revision, March 2017.
  • Kesrin Amra, Cyril Jose, Munira Momin, Chintan Bhavsar, Abdul Wahab Omri. Polymeric Lipid Hybrid Nanoparticles: Properties and Therapeutic Applications, Expert Opinion: Drug Delivery System, Under revision, March 2017.
  • Anamika Pandey, Upasana Singh, Munira Momin, Chintan Bhavsar, Chitosan: Application in Tissue Engineering and Skin Grafting, Journal of Polymer Research, 24: 125, 2017 (IF-1.67).
  • Cyril Jose, Kesrin Amra, Apurva Kadam, Munira Momin, Tejal Shah, Challenges in formulation development of BCS class-IV drugs, Current Drug Delivery system, Revised manuscript submitted, March 2017.
  • Premanand Nighojkar, Munira Momin, Suvarna Phadatare, Rheumatoid Arthritis- Pharmacology and its management with traditional herbs, Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, Vol 16(2), April 2017, 2840289 ( IF: 1.273).
  • Munira Momin, Sankalp Gharat, Folate conjugated Bioadhesive Chitosan Nanoparticles for Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Colloids and Surfaces B, Under review, May 2017.
  • Munira Momin, Anisha D’souza, Kishor Butte, Apurva Kadam, Synergistic effect of nigella oil and clotrimazole as ethosomal gel for improved treatment of fungal infections, Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, Revised manuscript submitted January 2017.
  • Munira Momin* , Snehal Dumbre and Pooja Abhang. Formulation And Evaluation of Bilayer Tablet for Bimodal Release of Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, Frontier in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical Medicine and Outcomes Research, Natures Publications. 2015; 6 (44): 1-10.
  • Munira Momin, Suvarna Kurhade. Novel Biocompatible Honey Hydrogel Wound Healing Sponge for Chronic Ulcers, Journal of Wound Care, January 2015 (Revised Manuscript submitted). Markel Health Group, UK Publishers.
  • Munira Momin, Aditee Mishal, Tejashwi Kale. Formulation development of lyophilized floating beads containing ginger extract and nigella sativa oil. Int Journal of Pharm Sci Research. 2015; 6(3):1000-06.
  • Snehlatha Bodu, Munira Momin, Tejaswi Kale, Aditee Mishal. Simultaneous estimation of Nigella sativa seed oil and ginger extract in pharmaceutical dosage form by spectrophotometry. Int J Pharm Sci Res. 2015.  
  • Kishor Butte, Munira Momin, Hemant Deshmukh. Optimisation and in vivo evaluation of drug delivery system containing curcumin for colon. International Journal of Biomaterial, Volume 2014, Article ID 924278, Hindawi Publishers.
  • Pallavi Khanekar, Munira Momin, Supriya Mhatre. Application of 25 factorial design in optimization of superporous hydrogel synthesis containing natural mucilage. Int J Pharm Pharmaceu Sci. 2014; 6(7).
  • Munira Momin, Suvarna P, K.K.Singh, Premanand, N. A Comprehensive Review on Dry Eye Disease: Diagnosis, Medical Management, Recent Developments, and Future Challenges," Advances in Pharmaceutics, vol. 2015, Article ID 704946,  January 2015.
  • Pooja Abhang, Munira Momin, S K Kar. Transmucosal Drug delivery system- A detail Review, Drug Delivery Letters, Bentham Publications, January 2014; 1002-1016.

  • Felicitated by IDMA for being reviewer of the scientific journal "Indian Drugs".
  • Best teacher award, “ Teacher Who Made The Difference”  at NSIPS-2013, 16th February 2013, by Swarnim Vision, Supported by IPA-Gujarat Branch, DST, Govt of Gujarat for excellent academic career and student-teacher relationship.
  • M.L.Khurana National Award recipient for the year 2009, for the Best Paper published in the areas of biopharmaceutics and pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Winner of  F.H. Jani Gold Medal awarded by the Gujarat University, India for the year 1995 for achieving 1st rank for Pharmaceutical technology
  • ICMR Seminar grant to conduct a two days symposium on, “ Role of Herbal formulations in Improvement of Women’s Health” 6th and 7th September, 2013, at Oriental College of Pharmacy, Sanpada, Navi Mumbai, Sanction Letter No: No.7/286/13-Seminars (HRD).

Professional Memberships:
  • Life Member of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (GUJ/LM/MEH/34)
  • Life Member of the LMCP Alumni Association (LM/ 297)
  • All India Pharmacy Teachers Association (GUJ/LM-062)

Contact details:


Tel. (O): 022-42332052