S.P. Mandali's
Ramnarain Ruia College

Pharma Analytical Sciences


Varsha Shukla, PhD

Associate Professor in Microbiology

& Coordinator, BVoc Pharma Analytical Sciences
RamnarainRuia College, Mumbai


Email: varshashukla@ruiacollege.edu


1. Qualification :

• MSc Microbiology

• NET, CSIR Fellowship and Lecturer-ship granted by UGC

• PhD in Microbiology


2. Teaching Experience:

• 25 years of UG teaching, 17 years of PG teaching.

3. Research Guide:

• Recognized by University of Mumbai for M.Sc (Research)

4. Research Expertise:

• Microbial Biofilms- inhibition by natural substances

• Quorum sensing inhibitors

• Microalgae


5. Projects undertaken:

• University of Mumbai Minor research Grants-2

• Guided several M.Sc dissertation projects

• M.Sc Dissertation project in collaboration with ICT-1

• DBT Star College UG research Projects-2


6. Research Publications:

• International: 01

• National: 02


7. Other Achievements/ Responsibilities:

• Convener of PG Diploma in Clinical Research Management and PG Diploma in Clinical Data Management at RamanrainRuia College in collaboration with Bioinnovat Research Services Pvt Ltd till October 2014

• Elected as Teacher Representative on the Local managing Committee of RamanrainRuia College

• Reviewer for 2 International and 1 National Research Journal.

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Associate Professor

Pharma Analytical Sciences


Email : drsasikumarmenon@ruiacollege.edu


1. Qualification :

• M.Sc. In Zoology

• Ph.D. Drug Toxicology

• FDA approved analyst for Biological Testing


2. Teaching Experience:

• 20 years of UG teaching and 28 years of PG teaching


3. Research Guide:

• Recognized Research Guide (Zoology, Bioanalytical Sciences) for University of Mumbai

• More than twenty students completed Ph.D.

4. Research Expertise:

• Drug Toxicology, Herbal drugs, Drug action, Reproductive Physiology,

• Male Contraceptives, Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation.


5. Projects undertaken:

• Principal Investigator/Study Director of more than 300 industry sponsored projects

• Coinvestogator in Various Government funded projects (DST, DBT, ICMR, NMPB and AYUSH)

• Principal Investigator, Biodiversity project funded by WWF-UK.


6. Research Publications:

• More than 85 publications (International – 53 & National – 36)

• Co-inventor of one patent – (approved)

• Co-inventor of two patents – (pending approval)


7. Other Achievements/ Responsibilities:

• Chairman of Ph.D entrance test, Bioanalytical Sciences and Applied Biology

• Member ,Board of Studies of Information Technology, University of Mumbai

• Guest Faculty at various pharmacy colleges

• Reviewer – National and International Research Journals

• Hon. Secretary, Society for Applied Biology and Biotechnology (SABB, India)

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Mr. Mandar Mhatre

Instrumental Analyst cum Trainer

& Pharma Analytical Sciences


Email: mandarmhatre@ruiacollege.edu


1. Qualification :

• M.Sc. in Zoology (Animal Physiology and Biotechnology)

• Ph.D. (Thesis submitted)


2. Teaching Experience:

• Three years of teaching Instrumental analysis

• Two years of designing training modules for Biology Olympiad, Homi Bhaba Centre for Science Education, TIFR, Mumbai.


3. Research Expertise:

• Bioanalysis and Chromatography

• Human Clinical trials especially pharmacokinetic studies

• Pre-clinical studies in Animals

• Human trials with cosrmaceuticals


4. Projects undertaken:

• Junior Research Fellow, National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB), (2009-10)


5. Research Publications:

• One Indian journal

• Five international jounals


6. Other Achievements/ Responsibilities:

• Expertise in Statistical analysis of data using SAS and WinNonLin

Advanced Diploma in Biotechnology from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s college, Andheri (W) Mumbai 400 058.

Diploma in Plant Tissue Culture from Padmashree institute of information sciences, Bangalore 560 072, Karnataka.

Medical Billing and Coding course from Gandhi Institute of Computer Education And Information Technology, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai 400 007.