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Prof. Nirmal Jayabalan

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy

Ocular Drug Delivery
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Dist.-Medchal-500 078
Telangana, India

Translational Pharmaceutics Research Lab (TPRL)

Ph.D. Scholars / Project Fellows (Ongoing)

Priyadarshini Sathe (ICMR SRF Fellow)

Research area: Nanomicelles based corneal drug delivery


M.S. (Pharm): NIPER Hyderabad.

Shridula S (CSIR SRF)

Research area: 3D printed long-acting drug delivery systems


M.Pharm: BITS- Pilani, Pilani campus.

Manthan S Hiremath (Sponsored project)

Research area: Novel therapeutics for ocular drug delivery


B.Pharm: BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad campus.

Ganesh Natarajan (Part-time: In collaboration with Dr. Reddy's Laboratories)

Research Area: Injectable biologics


M.Tech: BITS-Pilani, Pilani campus.

Kaviarasi B (BITS-RMIT fellow)

Research area: Retinal drug delivery


M.Pharm: Mother Theresa Post Graduate & Research Institute of Health Sciences.

M Tamizhmathy (Sponsored Project)

Research area: Corneal drug delivery


M.Pharm: Mother Theresa Post Graduate & Research Institute of Health Sciences.

Oindrilla Dasgupta (Sponsored Project)

Research area: Corneal drug delivery device


B.Pharm: BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.

Velmurugan K (Sponsored Project)

Research Area: Drug delivery & drug repurposing for Corneal delivery


M.Pharm: Madras Medical College, Chennai

Sai Shreya Cheruvu (Lady Tata Memorial Trust JRF Fellow)

Research area: Stimuli responsive drug delivery


M.Pharm: BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad campus.

Paulkar Suraj Shrihari (CSIR JRF Fellow)

Research area: Ocular pharmacokinetics & transporters


M.Pharm: Marathwada University, Nandhed

Raj Girish Savla (Sponsored Project)

Research area: Long-acting injectable for posterior drug delivery.


M.Pharm: BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad campus.

Kendre Sandhya Rani (UGC JRF Fellow)

Research area: Novel molecular targets for ocular diseases


M.Sc: Ramadevi Women's University, Odisha.

Shruti R. Mhamane (Sponsored Project)

Research area: Topical Drug Delivery for Eye.


M.pharm: Poona College of Pharmacy,BVDU,Pune.

M. Pharm. Thesis/ Project Students (Ongoing)

Mujawar Mohd Faizan

Research area: Polymeric patches for ocular drug delivery.


B Pharm: AISSMS College of Pharmacy.

Mounika Varkala

Research area: AI in understanding the role of drug transporters in ocular toxicity.


B Pharm: Malla Reddy Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Jyoti Kumari

Research area: Nanomicelles for ocular drug delivery


B Pharm: AISSMS College of Pharmacy.

B. Pharm. Thesis/Project Students (Ongoing)

Bhimreddy Sahithi

Research area: Influence of biomaterial properties on the polymeric ocular patch.


Ishaan Gupta

Research area: Application of micron-sized polymeric particles for ocular drug delivery.


Former Group Members

Post-doctoral fellow trained:

  • Dr. Rohit Bisht (DBT Post Doctoral Fellow) 2020-2021

Doctoral fellow trained:

  • Dr.Manisha Malani (UGC SRF Fellow) 2019-2024

ICMR JRF/ SRF:

  • Shubham Prakash Debaje (2021) 
  • Ridahunlang Nongkhlaw (2020)

M.Pharm. Thesis/ Project students:

  • Samhitha Koduganti- Aizant, Hyderabad (2023)
  • Sai Shreya Cheruvu- Ph.D. Dept. of Pharmacy, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad (2022)
  • Kajal Guleria - Pfizer, Chennai (2022)
  • Kavana K - DataZymes, Bangalore (2022)
  • Salunke Prerana Rajendra - Pfizer, Chennai (2021)
  • Shah Manushi Ketankumar - Jodas Expoim, Hyderabad (2021)
  • Pinto Raveena Simeona Richard - GVK Bioscience, Hyderabad (2021)
  • Shraddha Amarnath Kulkarni - Cipla, Mumbai (2021)
  • Swagata Sinha - Ph.D. Dept. of Pharmacy, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad (2020)
  • J Sai Aarthi - Novartis, Hyderabad (2020)
  • Shubhangi Golande - Pfizer, Chennai (2020)

B.Pharm. Thesis/ Project students:

  • Vidhula K- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston (2023)
  • Manthan S Hiremath- Ph.D. Dept. of Pharmacy, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad (2022) 
  • M S K Srujana - University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. (2022)
  • Mansi Shah - State University of New York at Buffalo, New York, (2022) 
  • Shilpa Elsa George - Direct PhD Program, University of Colorado, USA (2020)
  • Christeena Jogy (2020) 
  • Tabitha Grace - Neuroscience Department, Tel Aviv University, Israel (2019) 
  • Gajraj Rathor - University of Geneva, Switzerland (2018)
  • Prachi Mehta - Tesco, Bangalore (2018)