Name: Dr. Archana Shirpurkar
Educational Qualifications: B.Sc, M.Sc. Ph.D.;
Clinical Research Associate Program at Kriger Research Center, UK;
Completed Professional Development Units (PDU) for Project Management Program;
Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Studies;
The foundation of teaching for learning, Coursera; University Teaching, Coursera with Distinction Certificate from John Hopkins University
College: Ph.D. from Institute of Science, Mumbai, India (1996)
Current Position: Course Coordinator at R. Jhunjhunwala College, Ghatkopar, Mumbai, India
Where are you working currently?
R. Jhunjhunwala College, Ghatkopar, Mumbai, India
What are your areas of interest within your profession?
Pedagogy, Curriculum designing, Evaluation techniques, Mentoring
Things that you are passionate about concerning the clinical/research/current aspects of your profession:
Teaching Clinical Research, Ethics in Clinical Research
What made you choose teaching or mentoring as a profession?
Passion for sharing knowledge
According to your experience, what is more important: getting good scores or acquiring knowledge?
Acquiring and sharing knowledge
Any 3 topics/subjects that you like the most:
Ethics in Clinical Research, Medical Writing, Pharmacovigilance
What are your fields of interest in Research/clinical practice?
Ethics in Clinical Research, Pharmacovigilance
What are your career goals or expectations?
To achieve excellence in interrelated areas of education, research, and the pharma industry.
What would you be doing if not for the current profession?
What do you like to do in your leisure time?
Reading and traveling
What change would you like to bring about in the Education sector?
Application and research-oriented curriculum and different pedagogy techniques.
What is your Mantra for success?
Dedication, Determination, and Discipline
Who do you idolize and why?
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam for his Intellect, Integrity, and Dedication
Kindly mention your Publication(s), if any:
1) “Phase transfer catalyzed oxidation of alcohols to carbonyl compounds” Dr. S.S.Dodwad & Dr. A.N. Shirpurkar. “Asian Journal of Chemistry” Vol-8, 1996
2) “Selective Oxidation of alcohols to carbonyl compounds with homogenous reagent system.” Dr. S.S.Dodwad, Dr. A.N.Shirpurkar, Dr. D.K.Vardhan. “Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment” Vol-1, 1997
3) “A new reagent for oxidation of alcohols to carbonyl compounds (a homogenous system)” Dr. N.B.Laxmeshwar, Dr. A.R. Saple, Dr. A.N.Shirpurkar “Samyak Journal of Chemistry” Vol-2, 1998
4) "Critical analysis of contribution of emotional literacy on relationships." Dr. Archana Shirpurkar. "Indian Journal of Mental Health" 2018;5(1)
Kindly mention your achievements or awards:
Won a prize for securing highest marks at B.Sc, Awarded as a Best Program Officer for NSS (National Service Scheme).
And finally, what message would you like to give to today's youth?
Developing competencies, intrinsic motivation, and a growth mindset is the key to success.