There is no tangible answer to the question 'what makes an educator, a good educator?' They usually are teachers whom students remember long after they have graduated, they are the people students want to be like. Besides qualities like dedication, good sense of humour and ability to make things seem easy, what really counts is the educator's knowledge of their subject. This, in turn, depends on their qualification and the amount of research they have done in their respective fields.
In this regard, it would remiss to not mention the excellent faculty at GLA University, Mathura. Here, we discuss the accomplishment of Prof. Pradeep Mishra who is Professor & Director
Institute of Pharmaceutical Research at the institute.
Professor Pradeep Mishra has 39 years of teaching/research experience in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He did his PhD and M.Pharm from University of Saugor in the year 1982 and 1973, respectively.
His first publication was 'Preparation of Aluminium Salt of Threonine and its Evaluation as Gastric Antacid' in the year 1975 with RK Uppadhayay and CS Chauhan. Through the years he became a part of many publications, such as:
Preliminary Chemical Investigation of the Fat of Bosselaphus tragocamelus; Chemicals and Petrochemical Journal in the year 1977 with SC Mehta and CS Chauhan.
Pharmacognostical Investigation of Starches from the Rhizome of Canna coccinea Miller and Nelumbo nucifera Gartn.;The Eastern Pharmacist in the year 1980 with (Miss) A Trivedi and MP Shrivastava.
In vitro Antimicrobial Activity of the Essential oil of Luvanga scandens Roxb.; Indian Perfumer in the year 1983 with and CS Chauhan.
Synthesis of Some New N-substituted Phthalimides and Screening of their Antibacterial Activity; The Eastern Pharmacist in the year 1984 with SS Puri and AK Shrivastava.
Studies on Seed Fat of Luvanga scandens Roxb.;Seifen Ole Fette Wachse in the year 1987 with SC Garg and CS Chauhan.
Studies on a few Hydrazones as Possible Fugicidal Agents; Hindustan Antibiotics Bulletin in the year 1987 with Dinesh Chowdhary, RK Agrawal and SP Katrolia.
Search for a few Thiosemicarbazones as Possible Fungitoxic Agents; Hindustan Antibiotics Bulletin in the year 1988 with Dinesh Chowdhary, SP Katrolia and RKAgrawal.
Some Ibuprofen Derivatives for Improved Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Activities, Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1989 with Lopamudra Banerjee and RK Agrawal.
HPLC Estmation of Indomethacin in Formulations; 43rd Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Goa in December 1991.
His latest publication was published in the year 2006 and it was- Simultaneous Estimation of Nebivolol Hydrochloride and Amlodipine Besylate in Tablets 21st Congress of Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations, Pacifico Yokohama, Japan in Nov 18-21,2006.
Prof. Pradeep Mishra has supervised 16+1 completed and 6 working PhD thesis. As far as post graduation thesis, he has supervised more than 40 completed/ awarded thesis.
Additionally, he is also a Life Time member of APTI (Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research) India and Life Time member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Mumbai Maharashtra.
These achievements make Prof. Pradeep Mishra an asset to the faculty of GLA University. Other professors at the varsity are equally competent, and any student taking admission can rest assured that their future is in safe and responsible hands.
In Vice Chancellor DS Chauhan's words, GLA University attempts to 'refine our students with modern, state-of-the-art resources and experienced and energetic faculty-members' and it is with thought that all the initiatives taken by the university are inspired.