S P Mandali

Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College

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Re-accredited with 'A+' grade (3.70 CGPA) by NAAC (4th Cycle 2017)

Welcome to Department of Pharma Analytical Sciences (PAS)


In an effort to provide affordable flexible education system relevant to individuals as well as to the needs of the society as a whole, Government of India has launched the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF). In view of this, University Grants Commission has implemented the scheme of B.Voc. degree programme to expand the scope of vocational education and also to provide vertical mobility to the students.

S.P. Mandali's Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College has been conducting three B.Voc. programmes namely, B.Voc. in Green House Management, B.Voc in Pharma Analytical Sciences, and B.Voc in Tourism and Travel Management.

The minimum eligibility for these courses is H.S.C. and the programme has multiple exit points. There is no age bar for taking these courses which will provide life-long learning opportunities for all those who desire to take advantage of these programmes.

The programmes are being conducted in collaboration with several industry partners who would be actively involved in identifying relevant training programmes, designing curriculum and imparting training to trainers and students. The courses will be conducted in modular structure with higher emphasis on hands on training and internship / apprenticeship in relevant industries. The industry partners along with the respective Sector Skill Councils recognized by National Skill Development Council (NSDC) will be involved in the management, certification and evaluation of the training programme. The main emphasis would be to develop employable skills amongst the students with guaranteed placement in the Industry and self employment as entrepreneurs.


What do they offer?


Our mission is to impart high quality training to students and provide reliable human resource for the industry, to foster welfare of the humankind.



Our vision is to set up a skill development centre which is knowledge based, technology driven & quality conscious.


Our goal is to provide best training to students in contemporary technologies and be the most successful industrial skill development centre in the Indian subcontinent.


Impart education that develops talent, perfects skills and generate employable youth.

Indian Pharmaceutical industry:

India accounts for 7% of the GDP by chemical sector and 11% of the national export. There are about 20000 registered pharmaceutical units in India and there are about 250 large units, 8000 small scale units and 5 central public sector units. Additionally, the size of the Indian diagnostic and lab services is about 160 billion.

Not marred by recession or inflation, the pharma sector has a competitive advantage of prospering steadily and thus attracts lots of young professionals looking at pharmaceutical as their prospective career option. With the expected growth rate of 14% per annum, Indian Pharmaceutical sector is expected to create more jobs in India in near future and add 45,000 fresh openings to its current strength.


The need to develop trained employable human resource:

The Indian Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industry have always been experiencing a dearth of skilled and industrially oriented human resource. The Industry despite employing students from chemistry, biology and pharmacy background always spends 6 months to one year for training the students for general industry needs like Good Laboratory Practices, Good Documentation Practices and regulatory compliances. The important component of knowledge and implementation of quality in laboratory analysis is scarce in the graduates of chemistry and pharmacy. The skilled manpower requirement is in the areas of R & D, quality assurance and intellectual property. The Pharmaceutical industry sector in India is the one of the strong Export oriented sectors that needs to comply with a multitude of regulatory compliances for marketing the drug formulations abroad.


Objectives of the Course

The course will address the requirements of conducting, managing and meeting regulatory requirements for R&D and testing laboratories in pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Major hurdle faced by the R&D centers at various Pharma laboratories is the lack of adequately trained and GLP oriented personnel. This forms a major setback when the application of sophisticated technology especially in the bio analytical field is concerned. The lacunae become more evident when dealing with newer dosage forms and peptide based drugs. This lacunae needs to addressed very diligently and the proposed programme is a step in this direction.


The program will have the following objectives;

  1. To develop trained manpower in the field of Pharma Analytical Sciences with specific emphasis for instrumentation skills needed for analysis.
  2. To amalgamate knowledge of classical analytical techniques with modern sophisticated instrumentation and provide training in the analysis of chemicals, drugs, food and other products.
  3. To introduce the training with powerful tools of instrumentation analysis in routine analysis at manufacturing, QC and research.
  4. To provide exposure to National & International regulatory requirements with reference to drugs and chemicals.
  5. To provide training in skills of analysis and develop knowledgeable and employable human resource.
  6. To provide training in soft skills for efficient communication, technical writing, entrepreneurship and basic business management. 

Pharma Analytical Sciences (PAS)

B. Voc. (Six Semesters) under DDU- KAUSHAL Kendra


Eligibility for B.Voc.:

  1. Higher Secondary School Certificate (10 + 2), Science or its equivalent, preferably with Chemistry and Biology.
  2. No age bar

Special Features:                 Multiple Exit Points


Industry partners:  

  1. J. B. Chemicals, Mumbai.
  2. EnvisBE Solutions Pvt. Ltd.,
  3. Nichem Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  4. Ajanta Pharma Ltd., Mumbai.
  5. Labindia Analytical Pvt. Ltd., Thane.
  6. Bio Scientific Research Laboratories (I) Pvt. Ltd., Thane.
  7. Pharmadeak Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Navi Mumbai.
  8. Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Mumbai


Courses are designed to cover following areas and will involve hands on training and industrial internship:

Faculty profile:



Qualification & Experience

Dr. Sasikumar Menon

Head of the Department and Associate Professor

M.Sc., Ph.D.

More than 20 years of experience in sponsored R&D for Pharmaceutical industry (Bioanalysis & Toxicology)

Domain Quality Control Chemist (LFSQ1301)

Dr. Mandar Mhatre

Assistant Professor

M.Sc., Ph.D.
Expertise in handling bio-analysis, Analytical validation and method development on HPTLC, HPLC, GC and LC-MS/MS

Ms. Vimal Temkar

Research Associate

M.Sc. (UGC NET Qualified)

Expertise in endocrinology and Bioanalysis


Visiting Faculty profile:



Dr. Kamlakar Sonawane

M.Sc., Ph.D. Former, Head, QC, Gharda Chemicals

25 years of experience in Quality control and Assurance  

Dr. Ajit Datar

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Consultant, Shimadzu Instruments

20 years of experience in Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation.

Dr. Ajit Anerao

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Consultant, Wanbury Limited, 15 years of experience in Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation

Dr. P. A. Sathe

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Associate professor, Department of Chemistry, Ruia College, Physical Chemistry, Electrochemical analysis

Dr. Ravindra Bhavsar

M.Sc., Ph.D. CEO and Managing Director,

Pharmadeak Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Vilas Karmude

M.Sc. (IT)

Faculty, Dept. of Computer Science, Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College


Curriculum (Evaluation and Credits):



Credits for
Skill Component (Papers)

Credits for
General Education (Papers)

Total credits for the Semester (Papers)

Total credits for the Year

FY  B. Voc.


18 (04)

12 (03)

30 (07)



18 (04)

12 (03)

30 (07)

SY B. Voc.


18 (04)

12 (03)

30 (07)



18 (04)

12 (03)

30 (07)

TY B. Voc.


18 (03)

12 (01)

30 (04)




(01 and (Internship)

12 (01)


(02 and Internship)

Total Credits


The evaluation will be based on a continuous assessment system with internal and external components. For general education component 60% marks would be for the external evaluation made at each semester-end and 40% marks would be for the internal assessment component during each semester. The internal assessment would involve 50% marks for a Test based evaluation while the remaining 50% marks would be based on assignments, minor projects, quizzes, literature survey, student involvement etc. There would be no internal assessment component for the evaluation of Practical Skill component.


Training Extensions

  1. Industrial Visits
  2. Involvement in Industry Sponsored projects at the Institute
  3. Industrial training / Internships
  4. Visits to Exhibitions / Pharma Expos
  5. Seminars / Conferences / workshops 
  6. Laboratory safety
  7. Basic instruments
  8. Personality development and soft skills
  9. Entrepreneurship skills
  10. Writing skills (technical, resume etc.)

How is this Course different? 

Placements, Industry Visits, Industrial Exposures and Workshops organized for the B. Voc. PAS Students

Training Extensions


1.       Industrial Visits

2.       Involvement in Industry Sponsored projects at the Institute

3.       Industrial training / Internships

4.       Visits to Exhibitions / Pharma Expos

5.       Seminars / Conferences / workshops

6.       Laboratory safety

7.       Basic instruments

8.       Personality development and soft skills

9.       Entrepreneurship skills

10.    Writing skills (technical, resume etc.)

How is this Course different?


ü  HSC Science Pass

ü  No age bar – Life time learning

ü  Recognition for prior learning (employed youth)

ü  Flexible exit points

ü  Hands on training

ü  60% marks on practical and 40% on theory

ü  Industrial visits and industrial training

ü  Participation of industry

ü  Formulating syllabus, training students, and training trainers

ü  Syllabus aligned with National Skill Development Council (NSDC)

ü  Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council (LSSSDC)

ü  Certification by University of Mumbai and NSDC (Government of India).

ü   Higher probability of jobs and employability for successful candidates 



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