DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICS
Pharmaceutics is the discipline of pharmacy also called the science of dosage form design. There are many chemicals with pharmacological properties, but need special measures to help them achieve therapeutically relevant amounts at their sites of action. Pharmaceutics helps relate the formulation of drugs to their delivery and disposition in the body.
The Department of Pharmaceutics has 06 faculty members. The department has four well-equipped Under- Graduate laboratories and one Post- Graduate laboratory. The Post- Graduate laboratory is equipped with sophisticated instruments like, High Pressure Homogeniser, High Speed Homogeniser, Cooling Centrifuge, Probe Sonicator, Bath Sonicator, Spray Dryer, Particle size and Zeta Potential analyser, Rotary Vacuum Evaporator etc.
All laboratories have qualified laboratory staff who maintain the laboratories and provide smooth conduct of Under graduate & Post- Graduate practical’s. At Under graduate level students practice the art of formulating dosage forms such as tablets, capsules, creams, gels, ointments, solutions, sprays, eye and ear drops, injectables and many others.
We have mentored Graduate & Post –graduate students, who have gone on to successful careers in industry, government, and academia. We are committed to helping each student meet his or her career objectives in the pharmaceutical sciences.
Formulation & Development:
The academic year 2010-11 brought in the first batch of 10 Post-graduate students. Department’s research activities are centred around formulation science as well as New Drug Delivery Systems. The students work on diverse subjects like; Brain drug delivery, Transdermal drug delivery, colonic drug delivery, Multiparticulates (microspheres, microsponges, liposome, Nanoparticles etc.) and specialized emulsions like microemulsion. An outcome of these research activities is the number of publications and presentations the students and staff of the department have to their credit.
The Post-Graduate Pharmaceutics Laboratory is well-equipped to support several small scale industries in terms of usage of instruments and equipments for their research and developmental work. Our objective is to carry out meaningful research. We are look forward to fruitful interaction with the Pharmaceutical industry and other research institutes.