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Awards and Achievements

Awards and Achievements

  • Animesh Gaur awarded the 2nd Best Research Award in Bioscience and Bio-Engineering Conference Students' Research Convention (SRC) 21 held at the IIT Kanpur in March 2021.
  • Dr. Sandeep Sundriyal received the Research Excellence Award 2021 by the Institute of Scholars, Bengaluru-560091, Karnataka, India.
  • Miss Violina Kakoty, (PhD scholar working with Prof. Rajeev Taliyan) awarded the best oral research presentation award under the heading “Autophagy Modulation and Histone Deacetylase Inhibition Ameliorates Alpha-Synuclein Induced Parkinson Disease in Rats” and a cash prize of Rs 2,000/- in Young Pharmacologist Symposium jointly organized by National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Raebareli (NIPER-R) and Indian Pharmacological society (IPS) on 27th-28th May, 2021.
  • Ms. Paramita Saha (PhD scholar working with Dr. Murali Monohar Pandey) conferred with “Best Research Award” for her research work entitled, “Development and Validation of Spectrophotometric Method for the Estimation of Rotigotine” in “Biological Science and Bio-Engineering Conference” in Students’ Research Convention’21 conducted from 27th - 28th March 2021 at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur). The award consists of ₹ 5,000/- cash prize and a certificate.
  • Dr. Atish T. Paul was awarded with Dr.P.D. Sethi Memorial National Award 2019 by Anchrom Pvt Ltd in 2020.
  • Mr. Prashant Auti and Ms. Srividya Gorantla was awarded with DST INSPIRE Fellowship by DST in 2020.
  • Ms. Dhanashree Surve (Ph.D. research scholar working with Dr. Anil Jindal) was awarded with Sun Pharma Science Scholar Award 2020 by The Sun Pharma Science Foundation in 2020.
  • Mr. Banoth Karankumar was awarded with NFST, by MHRD, Govt. of India in 2020.
  • Mr. Kishan S. Italiya (Ph.D. research scholar working with Dr. Anupama Mittal) has been awarded the "Best Poster Presentation Award (Innovative Idea & Patents category) under 4th-10th rank in 2nd National Biomedical Research Competition (NBRCom-2019) on November 17, 2019 held at Chandigarh, INDIA.
  • Mr. Kishan S Italiya (Ph.D. research scholar working with Dr. Anupama Mittal) has been awarded, "AAPS 2019 Best Abstract Award" in AAPS PhramSci360 2019 International conference during November 03 - 06, 2019 held at Texas, USA.
  • Mr. Kishan S Italiya (Ph.D. Research Scholar working with Dr. Anupama Mittal) has received "CCSTDS Travel Fellowship" for attending AAPS PhramSci360 2019 international conference during November 03 - 06, 2019 held at Texas, USA.
  • Dr. Paul Atish Tulshiram awarded 11th DNA Innovative Education Leadership Award 2019 under “Best Professor in Pharmacy Studies” category on February 16, 2019 in Mumbai.
  • Dr. Paul Atish Tulshiram conferred with Dewang Mehta National Education Award in the area of “Pharmaceutical Sciences” on November 22, 2019 in Mumbai.
  • Nisha Sharma (2015PHXF0412P), Research Scholar of Pharmacy won Award of appreciation for oral presentation under 4th-10th rank in 2nd National Biomedical Research Competition (NBRCom-2019), held on November 17, 2019 at PGIMER Chandigarh.
  • Mr. K V Krishna (Ph.D. research scholar) has been awarded with a "Young Investigator Award" in 6th Asia-Pacific Congress of Interventional Oncology (APCIO), 2019 during October 2 – 5, 2019 held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Mr. K V Krishna (Ph.D. research scholar) has been awarded with a CSIR Travel Award for attending 6th Asia-Pacific Congress of Interventional Oncology (APCIO), 2019 during October 2 – 5, 2019 held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Mr. Srijan Verma (graduating students) have been awarded 2nd Prize Oral Presentation at “Nanobased Therapy for Neurodegnerative Diseases” during March 27 - 28, 2019 organized by NIPER Raibareli, Lucknow.
  • Mr. Deepak Kumar Sahel (PhD scholar with Dr. Deepak Chitkara)has been awarded ICMR-SRF (2019)
  • Mr. Ginson George (PhD scholar with Dr. Atish T. Paul) has been awarded CSIR-SRF (2018-2019)
  • Ms. Moumita Basak (PhD scholar with Dr. Anupama Mittal) Mr. Prabhjeet Singh (PhD scholar with Dr. Deepak Chitkara) and Ms. Nisha Sharma (PhD scholar with Dr. Atish T Paul) have been awarded DST INSPIRE FELLOWSHIP (2019)
  • Hinge S.N. (Ph.D. Research Scholar) Awarded third prize in oral presentation in National Conference on Advances in Microscopy and Foldscope during March 15 - 16, 2019 held at MNNIT Allahabad (Prayagraj), India.
  • M. Pharm II semester students, Beulah V (Pharmaceutics), Faheem (Pharmaceutical Chemistry), Arisha Mahmood (General Pharmacy) received the TATA Trust's Medical and Healthcare scholarship for the academic year 2018- 2019 from SIR DORABJI TATA trust.
  • Miss Arisha Mahmood (M.Pharm, II semester) won the best individual speaker prize at intercollege debate competition 2018-19 organized by Sentiss Pharma at NIPER, Mohali on 18th March 2019 on the topic, "Is Indian Pharma industry capable enough to ensure USFDA regulatory compliance."
  • Following B.Pharm (3rd year) students offered 2019 Mitacs Globalink Internship in Canada.
    The scholarship covers airfare, visa fee, medical insurance and a weekly stipend of Canadian $ 410 for a duration of 12 weeks.
    Srinivash M: Université de Montréal, Montréal, under the guidance of Prof. Nathalie Grandvaux on the project entitled, "Characterization of regulatory mechanisms of the antiviral response as potential therapeutic targets."
    Shreemoyee Ghosh: University of British Columbia, Vancouver under the guidance of Prof. Shyh-Dar Li on the project entitled, "Modulating immune response in tumours via nanoparticle drug delivery."
  • Dr. Vaibhav Dixit has been awarded EMBO short-term fellowship to visit University of Manchester, UK in 2018.
  • Prof. Rajeev Taliyan visited Taipei Medical University under University Exchange Program from 18 May - 16 July, 2018.
  • Mr. S N C Sridhar (PhD scholar working with Dr. Atish T. Paul) has been awarded the “Dr. Shyambalaji Achuthan Award for Excellence in the field of Pharmacology” for his research work entitled “Conophylline - A Potential Pancreatic Lipase Inhibitory Lead from Tabernaemontana divaricata: In silico, Synthesis and In vitro Studies” at the 1st National Biomedical Research Competition (NBRCOM-2018), held at the AIIMS, Rishikesh on October 15, 2018. He has also received 10th prize in Poster session under the category of AYUSH for this topic.
  • Mr. Ginson George (Ph.D. scholar working with of Dr. Atish T. Paul) received second prize in poster presentation on his paper entitled, “Development of Anti-Obesity Tea Polyphenol- Orlistat Combination by Synergy Guided Fractionation Approach” at the 6th International Biennial Conference on “New Developments and Drug Discovery from Natural Products and Traditional Medicines” at NIPER, S.A.S. Nagar, November 15-17 2018, Punjab, India.
  • Mr. Sridhar SNC (PhD scholar with Dr. Atish T. Paul) and Mr. Saurabh Sharma (PhD scholar with Dr. Deepak Chitkara) have been selected for CSIR-SRF (2017-2018), while Mr. Vajirbhai Mahebubbhai Malek (Ph.D. scholar with Dr. Anil B. Gaikwad) received ICMR-SRF fellowship.
  • Mr. S N C Sridhar (PhD scholar working with Dr. Atish T. Paul) has received SECOND PRIZE in Oral session for the topic entitled "Conophylline - A Potent Pancreatic Lipase Inhibitor from Tabernaemontana divaricata: Molecular Modelling, In Vitro Studies and Analytical Method Development" under the theme "Trends in Standardization and Validation of AYUSH Drugs (OSVA)" of International Conference on Challenges for Global Competitiveness of AYUSH and Natural Products and IASTAM Oration Award Function 2018, held at Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University during February 2-4, 2018
  • Mr. Ginson George (PhD research scholar working with Dr. Atish Paul) has received BEST POSTER AWARD for the topic entitled "Synergy Approach Based Pancreatic Lipase Inhibitory Effects of Selected Indian Medicinal Plants as Anti-obesity Agents" under the theme "Advances in Pharmacological Evaluation of Herbal Drugs/Products (P-PEH)" of International Conference on Challenges for Global Competitiveness of AYUSH and Natural Products and IASTAM Oration Award Function 2018, held at Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University during February 2-4, 2018
  • Mr. Karan Kumar (Ph.D. Scholar under supervision of Prof. S. Murugesan) received second prize in the category of technical oral presentation for his paper entitled, "3-Styryl-4H-Chromen-4-One Derivatives as Novel Cytotoxic Agents" at National Conference on Emerging Trends in Computational Drug Discovery organized by KIET Group of Institutions, August 16-17, 2018, Ghaziabad, India.
  • Mr. K V Krishna (Ph.D. scholar working with Prof. R N Saha and Dr. Sunil K Dubey) won received Travel Grant fellowship from Alzheimer’s Association for presenting his paper entitled, "Synthesis and Pre-Clinical Neuroprotective Potency of Memantine-Alpha Lipoic Acid Conjugate in Cognitive Disorders"  at International Conference (AAIC)-2018, July 22-26, 2018, Chicago, Illinois, United States.
  • Ms. Nisha Sharma (Ph.D. Scholar under supervision of Prof. Anil B Gaikwad) won Travel Grant Award for attending “International Symposium on Molecular Medicine (ISMM-2018)” organized by Department of Molecular Medicine & Biotechnology, December 15 2018, SGPGIMS, Lucknow.
  • Mr. Siddharth Uppal, B. Pharm student (4th year) was selected to pursue his Thesis (Honors) at Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore (NUS) in Prof. Hanry Yu's lab on "Understanding Mechanobiology of cells in response to topographical cues" in 2018. He received a monthly stipend of 1000 $ for his contribution to their research group.
  • Mr. Siddharth Uppal, receives Institute Merit Scholarship (40% of academic tuition fee waiver) granted to only top 2% students of the whole batch (~900 students) in 2018.
    Mr. Siddharth Uppal (B.Pharm, 3rd year) has been selected for the prestigious Khorana Program for Scholars 2018.
  • Mr. Shakti Nagpal (M. Pharm 4th SEM, Pharmaceutics) received Best oral presentation award for his talk, "Challenges of Drug Development and Regulations in a Global Environment" at 2nd National Conference of Advanced Institute of Pharmacy (NCAIP-2018), April 14, 2018.
  • Mr. Suyash and Mr. Luvkush (B. Pharm students) secured 2nd position in poster presentation for their paper entitled, "Bioequivalence - A Statistical approach through R" at10th NIPER- Raebareli Symposium on Nano based drug therapy for Neurodegenerative Disease, March 27-28, 2018, NIPER - Raebareli.
  • Dr. Anil Jindal received Eudragit Award (2017) for the best research paper entitled "Development of efavirenz loaded solid lipid nanoparticles: Risk assessment, quality-by-design (QbD) based optimization and physicochemical characterization" in Indian region by Evonik Health Care; Award comprises of €1,500 cash prize and a certificate.
  • Dr. Sushil Kumar Yadav received Best Poster Award for his paper entitled as “Milk derived peptide (BCM7) induced histopathological changes in rat bone” inInternational Conference on Life Science Research & its Interface with Engineering and Allied Sciences (LSRIEAS 2018) organized during 1st -3rd November, 2018 at BITS, Pilani, Pilani Campus.
  • Mr. Sridhar SNC (PhD scholar with Dr. Atish T. Paul) and Mr. Saurabh Sharma (PhD scholar with Dr. Deepak Chitkara) have been selected for CSIR-SRF (2017-2018).
  • An Indian patent application (complete specifications) has been filed by Anupama Mittal, Kishan S. Italiya, Samrat Mazumdar, Deepak Chitkara, "Surfactant-free, self-assembling micelles of fatty acid conjugated to hydrophilic drug and method for preparing the same" on 13 Dec 2017;Application no. 201711044842.
  • Awards received by PhD scholars Mr. SNC Sridhar and Mr. Ginson George at International Conference on "Challenges for Global Competitiveness of AYUSH and Natural Products"
  • Best Poster Award for the work entitled, "Characterization of biphenyl metabolizing Gram positive bacterium Rhodococcus sp. MAPN-1 isolated from the rhizosphere of Morus alba (Mulberry plant)" Monika Sandhu, Prameela Jha, Atish T. Paul, Rajnish P. Singh and Prabhat N. Jha at International Conference on Strategies for Environmental Protection and Management (ICSEPM), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, December 2016.
  • Dr. Sunil Kumar Dubey awarded 2nd Prize for poster at 4th International Conference on "Pharmacogenomics, Proteomics in Drug Discovery, Development and Clinical Therapeutics, Chitkara University, April, 2016.
  • Dr. Rajeev Taliyaan received Prof. Manjeet Singh Gold Medal award -for research in molecular pharmacology,  48th Annual Conference of Indian Pharmacological Society (IPSCON-2015), December, 2015, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat.
  • Prof. R.N. Saha awarded “Pharmacy Professional of the Year 2013” by Indian Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and Technologists (IAPST).
  • Prof. R.N. Saha received Shri B. K Birla & Shrimati Sarala Birla Chair Professorship in 2011.
  • Prof. R.N. Saha awarded 'BEST PHARMACY TEACHER OF INDIA' by Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI).
  • Prof. R.N. Saha   received Award for technology development awarded by BITS, Pilani.
  • Prof M. L. Khorana Memorial Prize for Best Publication Award in Pharmaceutical Analysis & Bioanalytical Methods Chemistry given in March 2012 by Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mumbai: "Rapid and Sensitive Liquid Chromatographic Method for Determination of Paclitaxel from Parenteral Formulation and Nanoparticles", published in IJPS, 2010, 72 (4), 465-470. Authors: S Kollipara, G Bende, R.N. Saha.
  • Best poster award was given for the poster entitled, "Protective effect of FeTMPyP, a peroxynitrite catalyst, against STZ-induced neuropathic pain behavior in rats" Authors: Rajeev Taliyan and PL Sharma presented during ICMR sponsored Conference: Insight to the Evaluation of Natural Products with Special Reference to Anti-Obesity Drug held during September 22-23, 2012 at Etawah, India.
  • Dr. Rajeev Taliyan received first prize for poster at International Conference On “Molecular Pharmacology, Drug Discovery And Nanopharmaceuticals" (Mpddnp-2015), 27-28th march 2015, at Chitkara University, Patiala, Punjab.
  • Prof. R. Mahesh received following awards for best conference papers and publications:
    • NIPICON International Conference: Best Poster (IInd Prize), 2014.
    • Pharmanext (AIPER): Best Poster, 2012.
    • Indian Pharmaceutical Association Convention : Poster Award (Second Prize), 2012.
    • Indian Pharmacological Society Convention : Best Poster (Neuropharmacology), 2011.
    • Indian Pharmacological Society International Convention : P C Dandiya Award, 2011.
    • Indian Pharmacological Society International Convention : Poster (top10), 2010.
    • Association of Pharmacy Teachers of India Conference : Best Paper, 2011.
    • Prof. Duggirala Visweswaram & Prof. Sreemantalu Satyanarayana Award (Pharmacology).
    • Association of Pharmacy Teachers of India Conference : Best Paper, 2012.
    • Prof. Duggirala Visweswaram & Prof. Sreemantalu Satyanarayana Award (Pharmacology).
    • Best Published Paper Award (Indian Pharmacology Society Conf. 2013) NN Dutta Prize (Best Published Paper in Indian Journal of Pharmacology).
    • Best Published Paper Award (Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India Conference 2014).
    • Prof. Duggirala Visweswaram & Prof. Sreemantalu Satyanarayana Award (Best published paper during the year-2013 in Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research - Pharmacology).
  • Dr. Sunil Kumar Dubey received travel award from International Mass Spectrometry society USA for attending 19th International Mass Spectrometry Conference in Kyoto Japan held from September 16-22, 2012.•    Dr. Sunil Kumar Dubey received Young Scientist award, 2011 by Pharma Helpline Society.
  • Dr. Sunil Kumar Dubey received best poster presentation award in 3rd IPA Convention, Indore 19-20 February, 2011.
  • Dr. Sunil Kumar Dubey received DST travel grant for attending  39th International Symposium on High-Performance-Liquid-Phase Separations and Related Techniques (HPLC2013), 16th -20th June 2013.
  • Dr. Sunil Kumar Dubey received Dr. P.D. Sethi’s Annual Award in Pharmaceutical Analysis, (Certificate of Merit) 2012.
  • Dr. Sunil Kumar Dubey won IP Quiz competition conducted by IPR team of Aditya BIrla group 2015.
  • Prof R.P. Pareek was awarded ‘Fellow of the Indian College of Physicians (FICP)’. The fellowship was conferred at the Convocation at 68th APICON – ICP Convocation held at Coimbatore.
  • Prof R.P. Pareek was given ‘Distinguished Senior Physician Award’ for outstanding contribution in the field of medicine at the 24th Annual Conference of Association of Physicians of India, Rajasthan Chapter, at Bikaner.
  • Mr. Jaipal received the travel grant from DST for attending 2013 AAPS Annual meeting and exposition, Texas, USA.
  • Prof. R. P. Pareek  was awarded with Ananya Chikitsak Award by Abhivyakti Sahityik Manch, Chirawa, Jhunjhunu on 22nd April 2012 for commendable service to the society in the field of Medicine.
  • Mr. Murali Monohar Pandey received travel award from CSIR, India for attending 2012- AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition held in Chicago, USA held from Oct. 14- 18, 2012.

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