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Faculty
Pharmaceutics
Dr. Munira M. Momin
Principal and Professor of
Pharmaceutics (M. Pharm, Ph.D.)
Dr. Munira Momin currently serving as a Principal and Professor at SVKM’s Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Pharmacy, Mumbai, India. Under her leadership, the institute has received many accolades to count a few, accreditation by NBA with Full accreditation status for five years, NIRF rank 32nd, Two times national winner of Best Industry Linked Pharmacy degree college Award of AICTE-CII, DST-FIST grant of 100 lakh.

She is a recipient of Shree F. H. Jani Gold Medal for securing 1st rank in the subject of Pharmaceutical technology at B. Pharm. She is also a recipient of Prof M. L. Khurana Memorial Award for Best Research Paper published during the Year 2008-09 in Pharmaceutics and Bio-Pharmaceutics. She was awarded with Best Teacher Award by IPA- Gujarat and Swarnim Vision agency at Ahmedabad. Her research interests includes formulation approaches for effective wound healing, Colon targeted drug delivery systems (DDS), Nanotechnology based DDS for transdermal and mucosal route. She has received research grants (Industry collaborative research and Govt. funding), with total amount of more than 90 Lakh. Dr. Munira has published several research papers in national and international journals. Dr. Momin has three books on pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical Engineering to her credit. She has undertaken a number of industrial research projects.

Administrative Accomplishments and Leadership:
  • Head of the Institute, MoU signed with Laurentian University, Canada, Curriculum development, Co-curricular activities, Research collaborations, Faculty exchange activities (2016-Present)
  • Head of the institute, MoU signed with Kingston University, UK, development of collaborative Postgraduate programs, students and faculty exchange. (2018-ongoing)
  • Head of the Institute, MoU signed with Ardmore Therapeutics LLC, USA, Collaborative research, Co-curricular activities. (2015-Present)
  • Convener, Accreditation Committee, Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati college of Pharmacy, the institute received Full Accreditation Status granted by National Board of Accreditation, India
  • Convener, Industry-Academia cell, Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati college of Pharmacy, the institute received national award of Best Industry Linked Pharmacy college instituted by All India Council of Technical Education and Confederation of Indian Industries.
  • Leader, Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati college of Pharmacy, 32nd All India Rank in National Ranking framework-2018 for Pharmacy institutes of India.
  • Introduction of new skill development based short-term modules for students
  • Introduction of industry training of academic staff and students
  • Starting of Quality Improvement programs for academic staff, research scholars and Laboratory staff
  • Member: University of Mumbai, Local Scrutiny committee for granting continuous affiliation to the affiliated Pharmacy college (2014-present)
  • Member: Gujarat University, Faculty selection committee, (2005-2008)
  • Member: Pharmacy Council of India, Scrutiny committee at national level for granting permission to start a new institute/program/continuation of affiliation with the council. (2012-Present)
  • Vice Chancellors Nominee, University of Mumbai, Faculty selection committee. (2014-Present)
  • Member, Advisory Board, Fees Regulatory Committee, Maharashtra State. (2017-Present)

Academic Accomplishments and Leadership:
  • Member, Curriculum development Committee, university of Mumbai (2014-Present)
  • Invited reviewer for AAPS PharmSciTech journal (2012-2014), AAPS journal, Current Drug Delivery and International Journal of Pharmaceutics (2008-2011), Drug Delivery Letters of Bentham Publishers (2012-13), Journal of Herbal Medicine (2016- present), Indian Drugs (2015- Present), Indian journal of Pharm Science (2005-present)
  • Indian Drugs Manufacturer Association (IDMA), Reviewers Felicitation Award-2017
  • Executive member, Controlled Release Society- India Chapter (2015-Present)
  • Scientific Posters and abstract Presented at national and International Conferences: 25
  • Invited talk on Pharmaceutical Science and Drug Delivery systems: 10
  • PhD and Postgraduate thesis reviewer of national repute universities: 06
  • Total number of PhD and Postgraduate thesis Guided/reviewed (2005-Present): 45
  • Books by National Publishers: 05, Book chapters by International Publishes: 03

Funded Research Grants:
Source: Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
Title: Facility Improvement in Science and Technology (FIST)
Time: June 2018 to June 2022
Amount: 10 Million Indian Rupees
Role: Principal Coordinator

Source: Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
Title: Core Research Grant, Synthesis, development and Efficacy study of Chlorotoxin functionalized hollow Gold nanoparticles for therapy of Glioblastoma
Time: June 2018 to June 2021
Amount: 2.4 Million Indian Rupees
Role: Principal Investigator

Source: Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission, Maharashtra State, India
Title: Development of Nanoemulgel for arthritic inflammation and pain based on Ethnomedicinal plants of western India
Time: June 2018 to June 2020
Amount: 1.74 Million (17.42 lakh) Indian Rupees
Role: Principal Investigator

Source: Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission, Maharashtra State, India
Title: Fortified Nutraceuticals of Acacia nilotica pods,- A healthy product for geriatric patients
Time: June 2018 to June 2020
Amount: 1.84 Million (18.62 lakh) Indian Rupees
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Source: Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission, Maharashtra State, India
Title: Foam and hydrogel sponges for chronic wounds of burns and diabetes
Time: June 2017 to June 2019
Amount: 1.66 Million (16.62 lakh) Indian Rupees
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Source: Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission, Maharashtra State, India
Title: Formulation development and evaluation of Novel gel for vaginal drug delivery for prevention of HIV transmission and contraception
Time: June 2017 to June 2019
Amount: 1.42 Million (14.20 lakh) Indian Rupees
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Current industry collaborative research funding: 5.7 Million
Previous Govt. and Collaborative Industry research project Funding: 0.47 Million
Patents/ TRADEMARK
Indian patent (MUM/1740/2013): Novel composition of anti-fungal preparation.
Indian Patent (MUM/1932/2014): Wound Healing Sponge containing Curcumin
Indian Trademark, NanoResCu® 2016
Indian Patent ( 201821030102): Microemulsion based nail lacquer for onychomycosis, 2018
Indian patent ( 201821034319: Opthalmic pharmaceutical composition comprising omega 3 fatty acids.
Indian patent (201821027518): Modified Release Drug Delivery System

Selected top five Peer-Reviewed Publications in last five years (Total Publications: 50):
  • Abdul W Omri, Chintan B, Munira M, Tumor microenvironment: its perspective in chemoresistance and drug delivery approaches, Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, Volume 15, 2018 - Issue 7, Impact factor: 5.55
  • Kesrin A, Cyril J, Munira M, Chintan B, Abdul W Omri, Polymeric Lipid Hybrid Nanoparticles: Properties and Therapeutic Applications, Critical Reviews™ in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems, available online, June 2018, Impact factor: 2.43
  • Anamika P, Upasana S, Munira M, Chintan B, Chitosan: Application in Tissue Engineering and Skin Grafting, Journal of Polymer Research, 24: 125, 2017., Impact factor: 1.615
  • Premanand N, Munira M, Suvarna P, Rheumatoid Arthritis- Pharmacology and its management with traditional herbs, Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, Vol 16(2), April 2017, 2840289, Impact factor: 1.02
  • Chintan B, Munira M, Sankalp G, Abdul W Omri, Functionalized and graft copolymers of chitosan and its pharmaceutical applications, Expert Opinion: Drug Delivery System, Volume 14, 2017 - Issue 10, 1189-1204. IF: 5.55
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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17425247.2017.1241230.  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.

Awards:
  • 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

Professional Affiliations:
  • 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:

E-mail: munira.momin@bncp.ac.in

Tel. (O): 022-42332052