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Department of Pharmaceutics

The Department of Pharmaceutics established its undergraduate programme in 1984 and upgraded to post graduation in 1991. It was also recognized as a centre for Ph.D programme in 2000. At present there are 13 teaching faculties, out of which 7 are with Ph.D qualification and others are pursuing their Ph.D. Currently the department offers PG programmes in Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs and Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance. Department of Pharmaceutics provides cutting-edge research opportunities in an up-close and personal environment. The Department of Pharmaceutics is one of the most vibrant departments of the college as it offers a professional research environment focusing on the novel areas of formulation research like targeted drug delivery, nanotechnology, and vesicular drug delivery systems.

The department offers a healthy research environment lead by senior and expert faculty. The department has established advanced Nano Lab for its P.G students, and Ph.D and research scholars which is well equipped with cutting edge laboratory instrumentation. Drug regulatory affairs and Quality assurance department offers an industrial training and to the students in top leading Pharmaceutical companies. Apart from the training these are encouraged to undertake industrial projects with pharmaceutical industries. The department has well equipped three undergraduate laboratories, three postgraduate research laboratories, an advanced research laboratory for Ph.D scholars and a sophisticated instrumentation room with advanced instrumentation like Malvern Zetasizer, Particle Size Analyser with Biovis software, HPLC, FT-IR, three UV-Visible spectrophotometers, Lyophilizer, Brookfield Viscometer, Probe Sonicator, Cold Centrifuge, Design expert software etc. These facilities are supported by a central computer lab with internet facilities. The department also well equipped Pilot plant setup.

To achieve centre of excellence in the field of pharmaceutical sciences and drug delivery by innovative and current concepts in education and research.

To create an environment conducive for pursuing quality teaching and research and to provide students and research scholars with a basic understanding of designing dosage forms and drug delivery systems, evaluation and manufacturing.

  • To encourage students to develop skills required for designing pharmaceutical dosage forms and novel drug delivery systems.
  • To provide students to pursue their program of study that is directed toward meeting individual career objectives in the area of pharmacokinetics, pharmacometrics and drug delivery including nanotechnology.
  • To train students about various manufacturing techniques for solid, semi-solid and liquid dosage form as per GMP standards.
  • To provide students regarding the concepts of new drug development process, regulatory requirements for effective delivery of pharmaceutical products.
  • To train the students for developing, compiling and filing documentation required to support the licensing and approval of pharmaceutical products.
  • To train students concerning strict quality control processes such as documentation control, deviation, corrective and preventive action, audits etc.
  • To train undergraduate and postgraduate students with leveraging drug delivery expertise with emerging technologies to fulfil the current regulatory agency needs.
  • Apply knowledge to create newer technology and skills in technology development and research
  • Apply knowledge of excipients, dosage forms, production, quality improvements, safety and production management to optimize pharmaceutical products and drug delivery systems
  • Use modern Pharmaceutical tools, software and equipment to analyze and solve problems
  • Demonstrate an ability to design formulation and drug delivery systems process as per needs and specifications in Pharmaceutical Industries and Marketing
  • Develop an ability to visualize and work on multidisciplinary tasks in the Pharma Industry and in research
  • Analyze problems with current drug therapy, formulate solutions and identify risks associated with the solutions in order to deliver the best pharmaceutical care to the patient
  • Assume participatory roles as responsible citizens or leadership roles when appropriate to facilitate improvement in health and well- being
  • Communicate and comprehend effectively with the pharmacy community and society for making effective presentation, documentation, guidance and counselling
  • Engage in doctoral and post – doctoral research activities for the benefit of mankind
  • Apply knowledge and skills to register drug product in different countries in order to deliver a best product in the world
  • Implement Good Regulatory practices for Pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, Food and Nutraceuticals, Medical devices, IVDs and biological products
  • Rationale behind these requirements, ways and means of complying with them
  • Prepare and implement the check lists and SOPs for various Good Regulatory Practices
  • Able to handle documentation and general principles involved in regulatory writing and submission to agencies
  • Development of skill on the clinical development process of drugs, pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
  • Conduct of clinical research in India, USA and EU
  • Able to deal with various laws, legislation and guidance related to safety, efficacy ethical conduct and regulatory approval of clinical research
  • Able to design regulation and legislation in India with respect to drugs and cosmetics, Medical Devices, Biologicals Herbals and Food and Nutraceuticals
  • Develop the knowledge on the drug development process, regulatory requirement for approval of new drugs, drug products and cosmetics in regulated and semi regulated countries
  • Develop the knowledge on licensing and registration, regulation on labelling of biological in India, USA and Europe
  • Fundamental knowledge on medical devices and approval of medical devices in regulated countries like, US, EU and Asian countries including making of medical devices and IVD’s
  • Understand and differentiate techniques to assess quality of pharmaceutical dosage forms
  • Observe and document important events in manufacturing of pharmaceuticals pertaining to product quality through a well-established quality assurance system.
  • Use knowledge over regulations to improvise and troubleshooting problems in pharmaceutical quality system
  • Engage in innovative activities through creative thinking to envision better ways of accomplishing quality compliance
  • Inculcate and nourish moral values that are required for a pharmaceutical quality assurance officer at the satisfaction of pharmaceutical industry and other health care providers
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with team by combining individual strength, team dynamics and emotional intelligence
  • Relate scientific knowledge for quality risk assessment and policy in quality management system
  • Identify strategies for effective communication system to undertake multidisciplinary approach to achieve highest quality for pharmaceutical products

M. Pharm in Pharmaceutics

Master of Pharmacy in Pharmaceutics is a postgraduate course. The eligibility required for the admission to the course is to qualify in B. Pharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy) from recognized institute. The duration of the study is two years. The curriculum will have four semesters. Core subjects include drug delivery system, modern pharmaceutics, regulatory affairs, molecular pharmaceutics, advanced biopharmaceutics &pharmacokinetics, computer aided drug development and cosmetics and cosmeceuticals.

Successful completion of this program one can find suitable career in areas such as R&D, F&D, Production, Quality assurance and Marketing in Pharmaceutical companies, Academics in Universities.

M. Pharm in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs

Master of Pharmacy in Pharmaceutics is a postgraduate course. The eligibility required for the admission to the course is to qualify in B. Pharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy) from recognized institute. The duration of the study is two years. The curriculum will have four semesters. Core subjects include good regulatory practice, documentation and regulatory writing, clinical research regulations, drug regulations and other legislation in India and intellectual property rights, regulatory aspects of drugs and cosmetics, regulatory aspects of herbals and biologicals, regulatory aspects of medical devices, regulatory aspects of food and nutraceuticals

Successful completion of this program one can find suitable career in Pharmaceutical companies as pharmaceutical regulatory affairs professional

M. Pharm in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance

Master of Pharmacy in Pharmaceutics is a postgraduate course. The eligibility required for the admission to the course is to qualify in B. Pharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy) from recognized institute. The duration of the study is two years. The curriculum will have four semesters. Core subjects include quality management system, quality control and quality assurance, product development and technology transfer, hazards and safety management, pharmaceutical validation, audits and regulatory compliance, pharmaceutical manufacturing technology.

Successful completion of this program one can find suitable career in Pharmaceutical companies as quality assurance professionals.

Thrust areas of research

The Departments research activities focus on formulation science and drug delivery, with particular emphasis in the following areas: Novel and targeted drug delivery systems such as Liposomes, Niosomes and Vesicular drug delivery systems, Transdermal drug delivery system, mouth dispersible and unfolding films for oral administration, In Situ gel drug delivery systems, Micro and Nano particulate drug delivery system in the treatment of periodontitis.

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