Dr Srinivasa Mutalik is a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics.

    His other responsibilities are as follows:

    • He is an approved guide for  Second Year MPharm and PhD thesis works.
    • Member of Research Council, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal
    • Handling research projects from government and private funding agencies.
    • Research collaborations within Manipal Academy of Higher Education, with other universities and companies within India and with foreign universities.


Subject Semester / Year
Pharmaceutics (Theory) First Year PharmD
Pharmaceutics ( Practical) First Year PharmD
Pharmaceutical Formulations (Theory) Third Year PharmD
Pharmaceutical Formulations (Practical) Third Year PharmD
Drug Delivery Systems MPharm Pharmaceutics Sem I
Pharmaceutics Practical I MPharm Pharmaceutics Sem I
Molecular Pharmaceutics (Nano Tech and Targeted DDS) MPharm Pharmaceutics Sem II
Pharmaceutics Practical II MPharm Pharmaceutics Sem II
Computer Aided Drug Delivery Systems MPharm Pharmaceutics Sem II


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD (Doctor of Phylosophy) Pharmaceutics, Novel Drug Delivery Systems Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 2004
MPharm Pharmaceutics VLCP, Raichur; Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore 1998


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
MCOPS, Manipal Professor 2015
MCOPS, Manipal Associate Professor 2010
MCOPS, Manipal Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2007
MCOPS, Manipal Assistant Professor 2004

Continuous Process for economic production of effervescent preparations of aminoacids and other supplements

Research grant funded by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council, New Delhi (BIRAC) , India

Development and evaluation of dendrimer based nano-formulations

Research grant funded by Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi (DST) , India

Development and Evaluation of novel dosage forms of a plant extract

Research grant funded by Arjuna Natural Extracts Ltd, Kerala, India

Development and evaluation of novel transdermal drug delivery systems for the effective treatment of cancer

Research grant funded by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, India

Development and evaluation of novel topical preparations

Research grant funded by Sequent Research Ltd Laboratory, Bikampadi M'lore, India

Development of nanotechnology based drug delivery systems for cardiovascular diseases

Research grant funded by Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi (ICMR) , India

Development of liposomal formulations containing inhibitory drugs

Research grant funded by University of Queensland, Australia


Area of Interest

Pharmaceutics, Novel Drug Delivery, Nanotechnology

Area of Expertise

Development and, in vitro and in vivo evaluations of various novel drug delivery systems

Area of Research

Transdermal drug delivery, oral controlled drug delivery, dendrimers, liposomes, nanoparticles, microspheres, sunscreen products, targeted drug delivery, polymer grafting, etc

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Collaboration programs:

Trying to establish academic, research and student exchange programs with different organizations within and outside India

Positions in Professional bodies:

o    Secretary for Drug Delivery Association, Manipal

o    Sectretary for Indian Society of nanosciences, Manipal


Other Associations:

Adjunct Professor in School of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence), The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.


Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for SOME reputed journals


Current associations within Manipal Academy of Higher Education

o    Clinical Embroyology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

o    Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore

o    Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal

o    Manipal Life Sciences Centre, Manipal

o    Manipal Institute of Technology



o    Received several honors/ awards

o    Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at The University of Queensland, Australia

o    Senior Research Fellowship from Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India, New Delhi

o    Junior Research Fellowship sponsored by M/s Apex Laboratories, Chennai, India

o    Gold Medal for academic excellence

o    Conference presentations and invited lectures

o    Different roles (reviewer, poster evaluator and chairperson) in conferences

o    Young Pharmacy Teacher of the Year 2013 Awarded by Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI)

o    Best M Pharm Dissertation Award 2012-13 at “All India RV Patel Best M. Pharm. Thesis Competition” conducted by Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Ahemedabad.

o    Award for Best Research Paper 2012-13 by Vision Group for Science and Technology (VGST), Government of Karnataka State, India.

o    Good Teacher Award 2006, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.


Current memberships in professional societies and chapters:

o    Registered Pharmacist of Karnataka State Pharmacy Council, Bangalore

o    Life member of Association of Pharmacy Teachers of India (APTI)

o    Life member of Association of Community Pharmacist of India

o    Life Member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association 

A combined approach of chemical enhancers and sonophoresis for the transdermal delivery of tizanidine hydrochloride

Parekh HS Davies NM Udupa N

Drug Deliv. 16(2), 82-91 (2009).

Antigen-specific suppression of inflammatory arthritis using liposomes

Capini C Chang HI Street S O'Sullivan B aturanpinyo M

J Immunol. 182(6), 3556-3565 (2009).

Journal of Controlled Release

Nayak UY Nayak Y Reddy MS Mutalik S Shavi GV Averineni RK Gupta PD Udupa N

Chronotherapeutic drug delivery for early morning surge in blood pressure: A programmable delivery system. 2009 136(2) Pages: 25-31.

Novel interpenetrated polymer network microbeads of natural polysaccharides for modified release of water soluble drug: in-vitro and in-vivo evaluation

Kulkarni RV Mangond BS Nayak UY

J Pharm Pharmacol. 64 (4), 530-540 (2012).

Sonophoresis-mediated permeation and retention of peptide dendrimers across human epidermis

Nayak UY Kalra R Kumar A Kulkarni RV Parekh HS

Skin Res Technol. 18(1), 101-107 (2012).

Transdermal delivery of lercanidipine hydrochloride: effect of chemical enhancers and ultrasound

Shetty PK Suthar NA Deshpande PB Avadhani K Kulkarni RV

Curr Drug Deliv. 10(4), 427-434 (2013).

Iontophoresis-mediated transdermal permeation of peptide dendrimers across human epidermis

Parekh HS Anissimov YG Grice JE Roberts MS

Skin Pharmacol Physiol, 26 (3), 127-138 (2013)

Enhancement in deposition and permeation of 5-fluorouracil through human epidermis assisted by peptide dendrimers

Shetty PK Kumar A Kalra R Parekh HS.

Drug Deliv. 21 (1), 44-54 (2014).

Liposome encapsulated soy lecithin and cholesterol can efficiently replace chicken egg yolk in human semen cryopreservation medium

Srinivas Mutalik Sujith Raj Salian Kiran Avadhani Jyothsna Menon Haritima Joshi Guruprasad Kalthur Satish Kumar Adiga

Syst Biol Reprod Med.

Novel pH-sensitive IPNs fo polyacrylamide-ggum ghatti and sodium alginate for gastro-protective drug delivery

Rashmi Bopanna G Krishna Mohan Usha Nayak Srinivas Mutalik Raghavendra V Kulkarni

Int J Biol Macromol. 75, 133-143 (2015)

In Vitro biocompatibility and release of curcumin from curcumin microcomplex-loaded chitosan scaffold

Muthukumar Amirthalingam Narayanan Kasinathan Srinivas Mutalik N Udupa

J Microencapsul, 32(4), 364-371 (2015)

Development and evaluation of sunscreen creams containing morin-encapsulated nanoparticles for enhanced UV radiation protection and antioxidant activity

Pallavi K Shetty Venuvanka V Jagani H Chetan GH Ligade V Musmade PB Nayak UY Kalthur G Udupa N Mutalik S

Int J Nanomed. 10, 6477-6491 (2015).

Development and performance evaluation of novel nanoparticles of a grafted copolymer loaded with curcumin

Neelam A Suthar Renuka S Managuli Pallavi K Shetty Guruprasad Kalthur Raghavendra V Kulkarni Ranjeny Thomas

Int. J. Biol. Macro. 2016, 86(5): 709-720.

Development and validation of a stability-indicating RP-HPLC method by a statistical optimization process for the quantification of Asenapine maleate in lipidic nanoformulations

Renuka S Managuli Lalit Kumar Ankita D Chonkar Rupesh K Shirodkar Meka Sreenivasa Reddy

J. Chrom Sci. 2016, 5:1-11.

Preparation of gold nanoparticles by novel bacterial exopolysaccharide for antibiotic delivery

Pradeepa SM Vidya K Udaya Bhat Prashant Huligol

Life Sciences. 2016, 153(6): 171-179.

Biodegradable polymeric composition useful in the treatment of periodontitis

Dr N. Udupa Dr Venkatesh Dr Sunil Kumar Agarwal Dr Srinivas Mutalik

Indian Patent No.: 223664

Biodegradable polymeric monolithic film useful for the restoration of the periodontium

Dr Venkatesh Dr N. Udupa Dr Sunil Kumar Agarwal Dr Srinivas Mutalik Dr Mahalinga Bhat

Indian Patent No.: 223665

Biodegradable polymeric composition for the treatment of diabetes mellitus

Dr N. Udupa

Indian Patent No.: 214342

Transdermal drug delivery device containing oral antidiabetic drug

Dr N. Udupa

Indian Patent No.: 207023

Experimental Investigations on Dry Granulation Using Twin Screw Processor - A Continuous Process

Shruti Kamilya

PG Project (2015)

Formulation and Characterization of Microspheres Containing Inclusion Complex of an Antihyperlipidaemic Drug

Divya Gopalan

PG Project (2015)

Nano-Carrier Based Transdermal Formulation of an Antipsychotic Drug: Development and, In-Vitro And In-Vivo Evaluations

Shreya A B

PG Project (2015)

Formulation Development and Evaluation of Push Pull Bilayer Osmotic Tablet of an Anticonvulsant Drug

Amey Chandrakant Sangodkar

PG Project (2015)

Formulation and evaluation of dendrimeric sunscreens containing silibini and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG)

Pallavi Shetty

PhD Project (2015)

Preparation And Evaluation of Nanoparticles Loaded With A Lipid-Lowering Drug For Targeted Delivery

Sivakumar K

PG project (2016)

Development And Evaluation of Long Circulating Nanoparticles Containing Lipid Lowering Drug

Hirpara Mukundkumar Rameshbhai

PG project (2016)

Development And Evaluation of Transdermal Drug Delivery Systems Containing An Anticancer Agent

Imran Ibrahim Kakati

PG project (2016)