Dr Giriraj T. Kulkarni

Joint Head / Professor

Amity Institute of Pharmacy
  • Academic Area


  • Teaching Interests

    Physical Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Novel Drug Delivery Systems, Biopharmaceutics
  • Qualifications

    Graduation : B.Pharm(Pharmacy)-1992,Gulbarga University

    Post Graduation : M.Pharm(Pharmacy)-1994,Gulbarga University

    Doctorate : Ph.D.(Pharmacy)-2006,The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai

  • Experience

    07 Dec 2015 - Present
    Joint Head / Professor,
    Amity Institute of Pharmacy

    04 Oct 2013 - 30 Nov 2015
    Professor & Dean,
    ITM University,

    11 Aug 2009 - 16 Sep 2013
    Principal & Professor,
    Laureate Institute of Pharmacy,
    Kathog, H.P.

    08 Apr 2007 - 04 Aug 2009
    Director & Professor,

    12 Jan 2007 - 07 Apr 2007
    Atmiya Institute of Pharmacy,
    Rajkot (GJ)

    29 Nov 1999 - 31 Dec 2006
    Asst. Professor,
    JSS College of Pharmacy,
    Ootacamund (TN)

    01 Sep 1998 - 27 Nov 1999
    Bapuji Pharmacy College ,
    Davangere (KA)

    03 Mar 1997 - 31 Aug 1998
    VL College of Pharmacy,
    Raichur (KA)

    24 Mar 1994 - 02 Mar 1997
    SCS College of Pharmacy,

  • Research Interests

    Excipient Research, Hydrogel Technology, Chronotherapeutic Delivery Systems
  • Publications

    Effect of some cations as counter ions on ulcer-healing activity of glycyrrhetinic acid on male albino rats ,
    Sadguru Publications, Udaipur

    Development and gamma scintigraphical clearance study of novel Hibiscus rosasinensis polysaccharide based mucoadhesive nasal gel of rizatriptan benzoate ,

    Extraction, characterization and optimization of high ester pectin from mango fruit (Mangifera indica) waste using (3)2 Factorial Design ,

    Studies on the preparation and in vitro – in vivo evaluation of mucoadhesive microspheres of glycyrrhetinic acid isolated from liquorice ,
    Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Society

    Studies on the preparation and in vitro – in vivo evaluation of mucoadhesive microspheres of glycyrrhetinic acid isolated from liquorice ,
    Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Society

    Structural characterization of gum exudate obtained from Prunus amygdalus Dulcis tree as pharmaceutical excipient. ,
    SciTech Innova

    It’s all in the title: writing a proper title to the paper ,
    SciTech Innova

    Frontier lipid-based carrier systems for drug targeting: a laconic review on niosomes ,

    Decades of research in drug targeting to the upper gastrointestinal tract using gastroretention technologies: where do we stand? ,
    Informa Healthcare

    Preliminary phytochemical investigation of Bambusa vulgaris var striata Holtum ,
    SciTech Innova

    Development of novel gastroretentive drug delivery system of gliclazide: hollow beads ,
    Informa Healthcare

    Development of sustained release bilayered tablets of diclofenac sodium using natural hydrogel as matrix material ,
    SciTech Innova

    Development and characterization of amoxicillin loaded floating microballoons for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori induced gastric ulcer ,

    Evaluation of Buchanania cochinchinesis gum as a binder in formulation development of paracetamol tablets ,
    Academic Sciences

    Nanosuspension solidification technique: evaluation of high shear granulation as per industrial perspective ,

    Characterization of mucilage from Artocarpus heterophyllus as pharmaceutical excipient ,
    SciTech Innova

    Development and process optimization of variables for preparation of novel polymeric nanoparticles containing cromolyn sodium ,

    Pharmacy Education in India: Where are we heading ,
    SciTech Innova

    Cyclodextrins for delivery of biotechnology based drugs ,
    SciTech Innova

    Fast disintegrating drug delivery systems: a review with special emphasis on fast disintegrating tablets ,
    SciTech Innova

    Development of Abelmoschus esculentus (Okra)-based mucoahdesive gel for nasal delivery of rizatriptan benzoate ,
    University of Benin, Nigeria

    Development of controlled release spheroids using Buchanania cochinchinesis gum ,
    International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council, USA

    Natural mucoadhesive microspheres of Abelmoschus esculentus polysaccharide as a new carrier for nasal drug delivery ,
    Informa Healthcare

    Biotechnology and Its Applications in Pharmacy ,
    Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers

    GMP for Botanicals ,
    Business Horizons

    Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological Applications of Natural Hydrogels ,
    VDM-Verlag, Germany

    Latex allergy: its impact on healthcare professionals ,
    ITM University, Gwalior

    Preliminary Pharmacognostical and Phytochemical Investigation of Bambusa vulgaris var. striata Holtum ,
    SciTech Innova / ITM University

    Steady shear flow property of Abelmoschus moschatus mucilage and effect of variables on its absolute viscosity ,
    SciTech Innova / ITM University

    Formulation, optimization and evaluation of controlled release levobunolol HCl ocular inserts for treatment of glaucoma ,
    HKE College of Pharmacy

    Study on gelling property of natural polymer ,
    ISF Moga

    Development of mucoadhesive drug delivery system using natural polymer ,
    ISF Moga

  • Affiliations

    Indian Pharmaceutical Association Since 01 Aug 2001

    Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI) Since 01 Jul 1997

    Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI) Since 01 Jul 1997

  • Activities

    Received ‘Merit Certificate’ from Education Department, Government of Karnataka, for scoring highest marks in SSLC Examination, in lieu of the monitory scholarship.

    Received ‘Sri Chandrashekhara Swamy Gold Medal’ from Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, for securing First Rank in B Pharm

    Received ‘36th IPC Cash Award’, from 36th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, for securing First Rank in B Pharm in Gulbarga University, Gulbarga

    Received ‘Best Paper Award’ for the year 2002, from Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association, Mumbai, for the research paper ‘Evaluation of Binding Properties of Plantago ovata and Trigonella foenum graecum Mucilages’, published in Indian Drugs, 39(8), August 2002, 422-425

    Received One of the Five Travel Awards from International Microencapsulation Society and Tefarco Innova, Italy, to attend 15th International Symposium on Microencapsulation, held at Parma, Italy, during September 18-21, 2005

    Received Prof BM Mithal Memorial Award for Best Paper in Pharmaceutical Education for the year 2011, from Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India, Bangalore, for the review article Total Quality Management in Pedagogy (TQM_P): An Update, published in Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 44(4), Oct-Dec 2010, 386-390

    Selected as Guest Editor of Natural Product Radiance, to bring out a Special Issue on ‘Herbal Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals’, Published by National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources, CSIR, New Delhi (Vol 4, Issue 4, July-August 2005)

    Selected as Regional Editor of Advances in Medical and Dental Sciences, Published by American Eurasian Society for Scientific Information, Jordan

  • Short Description

    A technically-adept Pharmaceutical Scientist, with focus on sustained release, controlled release, novel drug delivery systems and excipient development with expertise in pharmaceutical research and product development.