Dr. Rajashree Hirlekar

  • Dr.Rajashree Hirlekar

    Designation: Professor and Head of Department  (Pharmaceutics)

  • Educational Qualifications

    • Ph.D Tech (Pharmaceutical Science)
    • M. Pharm (Pharmaceutics)
    • B. Pharm

    • Academic Affiliations

    ·         Currently working as Professor at VESCOP

    ·         Worked as Associate Professor at VESCOP

    ·         Worked as Assistant Professor at Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Pharmacy

    Professional Affiliations

    ·         Registered Pharmacist, Maharashtra State Pharmacy Council

    ·         Life Member, Association of Pharmacy Teachers of India

    ·         Life Member of UDCT Alumni Association


  • Teaching

    •  UG Level: Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutics Engineering, Cosmeticology, Novel Drug Delivery  System
    •  PG Level: Molecular Pharmaceutics, Advanced Pharmaceutics, Drug Delivery System
  • Research
    Area Of Research
    ·         Preparation and characterization of cyclodextrin complexes

    ·         Design of mucoadhesive and floating gastroretentive drug delivery system

    ·         Design of buccal mucoadhesive drug delivery systems

    ·         Oral controlled release drug delivery systems

    ·         Orally disintegrating drug delivery System

    ·         Microemulsion formulations

    ·         Liposomal formulations

    ·         Topical drug delivery system

    ·         Lipoidal Nanoparticulate systems

    ·         Anticancer formulations


  • Publications- 46

    1.      Hirlekar Rajashree*, Patel P.D, Dand N, Kadam V.J., Drug loaded erythrocytes: As novel drug delivery system, Current Pharmaceutical Design, 2008, 14(1), 63-70, [ISSN:ISSN (Print): 1381-6128 ISSN (Online): 1873-4286 , Impact factor: 3.052]

    2.      Hirlekar Rajashree*, Garse Harshal, Sonawane Suneeta, Londhe Sujata, Kadam Vilasrao, Ethosomes and its applications in transdermal drug delivery, Current Drug Therapy, 2009, 4(2), 92-100, [ISSN: 2212-3903(Online), 1574-8855 (Print), Impact factor: 4.906]

    3.      Hirlekar Rajashree*, Garse Harshal, Vij Mohit, Yamgar Manohar, Kadam Vilasrao, Formulation and evaluation of a gastroretentive dosage form of labetalol hydrochloride, Archives of Pharmacal Research, 2010, 33(3), 405-410, [ISSN: 1976- 3786 (Online), 0253-6269 (print ), Impact factor: 2.490]

    4.      Hirlekar Rajashree*, Garse Harshal, Kadam Vilasrao, Solid Lipid Nanoparticles And Nanostructured Lipid Carriers: A Review, Current Drug Therapy, 2011, 6(4), 240-250, [ISSN: 2212-3903(Online), 1574-8855 (Print), Impact factor: 4.906]

    5.      Hirlekar Rajashree*, Panigrahi Suchitra, A New stability indicating RP-HPLC method for determination of Curcumin: An application to nanoparticulate formulation, International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2016, 8(12), 149-155, [ISSN: 0975 - 1491

    6.      Hirlekar Rajashree*, Gupta Sneha, Preparation, Optimization and evaluation of Diallyl Disulphide Loaded Liposomes. Der Pharma Chemica, 2017, 9(7), 46-53, [ISSN: 0975-413X]

    7.      Hirlekar Rajashree*, Alfiha M. Momin. Advances in Drug Delivery from Nose to Brain: An Overview Current Drug Therapy Volume 13 , Issue 1 , 2018 DOI : 10.2174/1574885512666170921145204

    8.      Rajashree S. Hirlekar* Sneha Dekate, Srinivas Bhairy, Preparation and Characterization of Oral Nanosuspension Loaded with Curcumin, International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, ISSN- 0975 – 1491.

    9.      Rajashree S. Hirlekar*, Mayank Patel, Multicomponent Cyclodextrin system for improvement of solubility and dissolution rate of poorly water soluble drug, Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical sciences.Volume 14, issue 1, January 2019, 104-115

    10.  Rajashree S. Hirlekar*, Ankita Khismatrao, Srinivas Bhairy, Development and validation RP-HPLC method for Simultaneous estimation of Curcumin and Piperine, International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics, Vol 10, Issue 5, 2018, 43-48.

    11.  Bhairy S, Shaikh A, Nalawade V, Hirlekar R. Development and validation of bivariate UV-visible spectroscopic method for simultaneous estimation of curcumin and piperine in their combined nanoparticulate system. J Appl Pharm Sci, 2021; 11(05):064–070

    12. Komal Digambar Madhav* & Rajashree Hirlekar, Review on Herbal alternatives for the treatment of Herpes zoster infection. Journal of Research in Traditional Medicine 2021; 7(2): 36-42

  • Title of Grants Fetched:

    Academic Year

    Funding Agency

    Amount Sanctioned

    Buccal mucoadhesive drug delivery system containing physicochemically modified hydrophobic drug


    University of Mumbai


    Development and in vivo evaluation of buccal tablets of poorly soluble drugs


    University of Mumbai


    Formulation and evaluation of improved drug delivery system


    Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India

    Rs.18.54 Lakhs

    Formulation of transdermal drug delivery system


    University of Mumbai

    Rs. 30,000

    Design and evaluation of herbal anticancer formulation


    All India Council for Technical Education, Government of India, under Research Promotion Scheme

    Rs.21 Lakhs

    Formulation and evaluation of topical drug delivery system


    University of Mumbai

    Rs. 25,000

    Formulation and Evaluation of Novel Transdermal Anti-diabetic Drug Delivery System


    University of Mumbai

    Rs. 85,000

    •         University of Mumbai recognized research guide for M. Pharm. and Ph.D. Guided 25 students with grade A for M. Pharm and currently guiding 8 students for M. Pharm and 01 students for Ph.D. (Tech.)
    •         Reviewer of national and international journals such as Journal of Controlled Release, Drug Development Industrial Pharmacy etc
    •          Referee for M. Pharm thesis for Institute of Chemical Technology, S. N. D. T. University
    •          Referee for Ph.D. thesis for I.C.T. Mumbai, Tamilnadu Dr. M. G. R. University, Chennai
    •          Appointed as a Member of Local Inquiry Committee (LIC) appointed by University of Mumbai for inspections of B.Pharm
    •          Received “Most Resourceful Person Award” in VES College of Pharmacy for the academic year 2013-14
    •          Reviewer of Poster competition at Indian Council of Medical Research Sponsored
    •          Two days National Symposium on “Role of Herbal Formulations in Improvement of Women’s Health”
    •          Judge for Vortex, Pharma events, at ICT, Mumbai.
    •          Granted Patent entitled “Curcumin Microemulgel” (Patent No. 325915)