The pharmacology department lays strong emphasis on research while imparting education in pharmacology, toxicology & other related subjects. A primary objective of Pharmacology is to investigate the fundamental aspects of molecular bio-regulatory mechanism of the cell and understand how drugs act in order to develop new drugs for treatment of diseases. Toxicology examines toxicity and adverse effects of developed drugs, mechanisms of chemical agents and how they produce mutagenicity, carcinogenicity teratogenicity and neurological disorders.
The department has two separate laboratories:
Anatomy lab I: It is established to understand the Human Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of diseased state with the help of charts, models including human skeleton and various types of apparatus.
Pharmacology lab II: It consists of equipment to investigate the activity of various drug samples, such as Digital Balance, Rota Rod, Electro-convulsiometer, Plethysmograph, Analgesiometer, Histamine chamber and Actophotometer.
DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOGNOSY
"Pharmacognosy is the science that deals with medicine derived from natural sources"
Pharmacognosy is a specific discipline that deals with the rapid developments in the knowledge and utilization of medicinal substances of biological origin (plant, microorganism and animal products) used for human and veterinary purposes. This subject provides information about the principles and procedures used in the identification, authentication, extraction and isolation of active constituents by chromatography techniques, purification, and development of herbal formulations and assay methods for the isolated constituents. Focus is also put on pharmacopoeial regulations, ICH, EU guidelines and principles of good manufacturing practices.
The Pharmacognosy lab is equipped with Projection microscope, Soxhelt apparatus, Clevenger's apparatus, Stage micro-meter and oculometers, Hot air oven, together with many crude drugs, charts, and models.
The College has established a Herbal Garden to teach students about the evaluation and extraction of drugs obtained from plant source. This includes a variety of plants like Datura, Calotropis, Azadirachta Indica, Cannabis Sativa and Withania Somnifera.
DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY
The department of pharmaceutical chemistry is one of the central important branches of the institute. It is equipped with state of the art facilities to undertake academics in Bachelor of Pharmacy course. In the frontier area of phytochemical research, the focus will be laid on isolation, characterization and evaluation of biological activities both by in-vitro and in-vivo models.
Analysis of drugs and pharmaceutical chemicals forms the backbone of research and development in pharmaceutical industry. The department focuses on training the graduate students on how to use the modern and newer instrumental analytical techniques such as HPLC, UV-Visible Spectroscopy, Flourimetry and Flame photometry.
Special emphasis is laid on the implementation of good laboratory practices and analytical skills. The department is actively involved in developing new analytical methods and their validation, characterization and quantitative estimation of possible impurities in various dosage forms.
The department has a
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab I (Inorganic/ Organic Chemistry Lab)
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab II (Pharmaceutical Analysis Lab)
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab III (Medicinal Chemistry Lab)
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab IV (Central Instrumentation Facility).
DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICS
Pharmaceutics is concerned with the strategies by which biologically active compounds are presented to the body so as to elicit an optimal response. It includes the design, preparation and testing of drug delivery systems.
The department has a
Pharmaceutics Laboratory I (GP/ DP Labs)
Pharmaceutics Laboratory II (Unit Operation Lab)
Pharmaceutics Laboratory III (Microbiology Lab).
The machine room is well equipped with latest machines generally encountered in Pharmaceutical Industry like Coating Pan, Hand Operated Single Punch Machine, Dissolution Rate Test Apparatus, Disintegration Test Apparatus, Refrigerated Centrifuge, Deep Freezer, Mechanical and Sieve Shaker, Filter Press, Venturimeter and Orifice Meter, Friability Test Apparatus, Granules Drier, Capsule Filling Machine and Mechanical Stirrer.
Pharmaceutical Microbiology Laboratory
The Aseptic Room of Microbiology Lab has facilities like BOD Incubators, Laminar Air Flow, UV Cabinet, Deep Freezer, Digital Oven, Incubators, Incubator Cum Shakers, Bacterial Colony Counter and Autoclaves.