Department of Quality Assurance



The department started functioning in the year 2005, having intake of 15 students (Academic Year 2020-21) and it has high end sophisticated instruments like XRD, DSC, Powder Flow Tester, Ultracentrifuge, HPLC systems with various detectors including UV and PDA, UV Visible spectrophotometers, FTIR spectrophotometer. These facilities serve both industry and academic research. The Department of Quality Assurance is the only department among academic institution to have facilities to undertake parallel stability testing program at various climatic zone conditions as per ICH guidelines. The department is being headed by Dr. S. S. Chalikwar.

The students are provided with GMP and GLP compliant environment, ready to take up analytical, regulatory and quality functions in any industry. The department is passionate with a strong belief that QUALITY is never an accident, but it is the result of planning, team work and commitment to excellence. The department is active in creating new knowledge by way of continuous interaction with industrial expertise.

The department regularly runs industrial projects in the area current perspective of pharmaceutical industries like Analytical Method Validation, Process validation, Sterile Process Validation, Cleaning validation. Quality by design (QbD) and Design of the experiments (DOE) are the currently explored areas for development of novel drug delivery system under research project works.

The department had over 300+ alumni spread across the leading pharma industries in India and abroad and they have reached the epitome of career and occupy key upper managerial positions. They are in constant touch with the department contributing to the placements, sharing existing regulatory updates and development.

Thus Department of Quality Assurance is the dream destination for an aspiring graduate to obtain M. Pharm. in Quality Assurance.



Key Features

  • State of the art facility.
  • Diversified capabilities.
  • Team of academicians with rich industry exposure.
  • Specialized and focused validation and analytical services.
  • Advance packaging quality control facilities.

Core Competencies:

  • Expertise in pharmaceutical documentation program and regulatory affairs.
  • Pharmacokinetic studies.
  • Development of Standard Operating Procedures, Validation Protocols and Reports

Research contribution, funding and achievements of department:

Sr. No Particulars Details
1 Research Publications 230
2 Books/ Chapters 06
3 Patents (Filed/Granted) 02
4 Seminar/FDP Organized 04
5 Grants Received (Lakhs) 131
6 Total Citations 1100
7 H-Index of Facility 50
8 Cumulative Impact Factor 90
9 MOU 3
10 University Toppers (Gold Medallist) 11


The Department of Quality Assurance offers postgraduate program M. Pharm. Quality Assurance (Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance i.e. as per new PCI syllabus). The curriculum of M. Pharm. Quality Assurance is designed for a period of two years, providing theoretical and practical exposure to core and fundamental subjects during the program along with research (project) work.


To train the students to be competent, honest, industry ready quality professionals in order to meet the requirements of pharmaceutical industry in present contest.


Pharm.(Quality Assurance) had gigantic and varied scope. It includes various facets of formulation development like analytical research and stability testing, bioanalytical method development and validation. Regulatory functions like documentation, review regulatory guidelines including USFDA, ICH, MCC, TGA etc. Dossier preparation and maintenance for regulated and semi regulated markets, Quality functions like quality system designs, planning and execution like quality control and quality assurance. Campus recruitments are held annually and there is 100% placement every year in renowned multinational companies.

Job prospects for Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance Personals:

  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Assurance
  • Validation
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Analyst
  • Academics- University Approved Teacher
  • Store
  • ADL
  • Corporate QA
  • Warehouse
  • Audit & Regulatory Compliance
  • Analytical Research & Development (ARD)
  • Stability Testing


The department of Quality Assurance strives hard to train the students in niche areas of pharmaceutical quality assurance and make them competent to take up jobs in pharma companies in quality control, quality assurance, validation and analytical development laboratory.

GPAT Crackers

Sr. No. Name of Student NTA Score Marks All India Rank Year
1 Kamalja Mahesh D. 92.02 137 2773 2017-18
2 Bansod Buddhbhushan V. 86.71 118 4616 2017-18
3 Khairnar Roshni B 85.53 115 5026 2017-18
4 Joshi Aditya A 98.74 176 512 2018-19
5 Randhir Nikhil K 93.9 134 2478 2018-19
6 Marathe Sopan R 88.55 1174 4652 2018-19
7 Manatkar Suraj B 97.60 178 1188 2019-20
8 Lonkar Vijay D 90.55 134 4619 2019-20
9 Shinde Shital B 77.49 104 10910 2019-20

Perspective Plan of the Department

  • Lectures on special topics by personnel invited from industries.
  • Training modules to improve the soft skills of students.
  • Creating a research-oriented culture for the budding scientists.
  • Procurement of ultramodern instruments e.g. SEM-TEM, UPLC.
  • Inclusion of a few additional Value added courses.

Unbeatable History of University Toppers and Gold Medallist of Department

Sr. No. Name of the Student Year % Marks
1 Baheti Nupur Suresh 2020 98.82
1 Zahid Anwer Ansari 2019 92.93
1 Girase Rameshwari R. 2018 81.07
1 Bodas Divyanka S. 2017 80.38
5 Badgujar Vaishali M. 2016 81.01
6 Garje Sunil V. 2015 77.53
7 Rokade Deepak L. 2014 77.38
8 Chaudhari Rashmi V. 2013 77.46
9 Bharucha Nikita K. 2012 79.31
10 Shinkar Nikhil R. 2011 77.46
11 Goti Dharmesh B. 2010 74.33
12 Dalal Kalpit P. 2009 73.41
13 Patil Ganesh B. 2008 75.5
14 Kakade Kavita M. 2007 71.83


  • Expertise in Pharmaceutical Documentation Program and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Pharmacokinetic Studies.
  • Development of Standard Operating Procedures, Validation Protocols and Reports


Sr. No. Applicanttal Title Application Date
1. Dr. P. P. Nerkar Sprayable in situ gel forming wound dressing 14/01/2014
2. Dr. R. S. Bhaskar Novel antitubercular drug delivery systems utilizing liquid crystal mesophase 25/04/2017

Glimpses of Facilities Available

List of major Instruments available at QA Department

  • X-ray Diffractmeter (XRD)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
  • HPLC
  • Powder Flow Tester (PFT)
  • Freeze and Spray dryer
  • Brookfield Viscometer
  • Particle Size Analyser
  • Diffusion and Dissolution Apparatus
  • Rotary Evaporator
  • Cascade Impactor
  • Hot High Pressure Homogenizer
  • Cold High Pressure Homogenizer
  • High-Speed Homogenizer
  • Extruder and Spheronizer
  • Palm Glatt Coater
  • Stability Chambers
  • UV-Spectrophotometer
  • State-of-the-Art Pilot Plant
  • Aseptic Room (Class 10000)
  • Bilayer Rotatry Tablet Machine

List of Major Software Available at Quality Assurance Department

  • Design Expert (version 8.0.1)
  • JMP –SAS (version 13.2.1)
  • Chemix (version 3.50)
  • Kinetica 5
  • Shelf Life (Sigma Plot 12.5)
  • PCP Disso (version V3i)