Department of Pharmaceutics

Pharmaceutics Department

Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology is among the four in departments. This multidisciplinary science is associated with the development, production and characterization of dosage forms/drug delivery as well as the disposition and action of drugs in the body. The department is involved in teaching and training in all areas of pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical technology, with emphasis on the major interrelated areas. The department deals with the theoretical as well as practical knowledge of the following modules of courses that a student needs to acquire: Industrial Pharmacy, Bio-Pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Physical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Dispensing. The department curriculum consists of courses involving both basic and advanced pharmaceutical sciences. The department also caters to the need of the students for newer subjects like Bio-pharmaceutics where the basic concepts of ADME and fundamentals of bioavailability and bioequivalence are taught to the students. Students are also trained on the basic concepts associated with the novel dosage form at the undergraduate level, which is the need of the pharma industry.

Infrastructure

The Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology has state-of-the-art facilities which are as per the evolving needs of the pharmacy profession i.e. the pharmaceutical and health care industry. The students acquire skills from the basic principles of pharmaceutics up to gaining knowledge on novel drug delivery systems. The department has well designed and equipped laboratories where the students have hands on training for undergraduate students.

The laboratories are well equipped with various sophisticated machinery required for imparting knowledge to the students regarding various formulations, processing and testing equipment used in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical dosage forms like tablets, capsules, liquids, semi-solids, parenterals and novel drug delivery systems. The laboratories provide the students with facilities and training for the formulation, design and development of the various dosage forms. The important equipment in the department include:

  1. Tablet Punching machine
  2. Tablet coating machine
  3. Automated dissolution apparatus
  4. Extruder & Spheronizer
  5. Multi-unit Diffusion cell assembly
  6. Powder flow tester
  7. Dehumidifier
  8. Digital viscometer
  9. Digital tablet hardness tester
  10. Digital tensiometer
  11. Lab scale multi-purpose equipment for various unit operations and formulation processes
  12. Humidity oven
  13. High-speed centrifuge, Micro-centrifuge
  14. BOD incubators
  15. Laminar Air flow units
  16. Orbital Shaker incubators
  17. Electrophoresis units
  18. Reynolds’ Apparatus
  19. Ultrasonifier probe & bath
  20. Projection microscope
  21. Vacuum oven
  22. Lab-scale tray drier
  23. Tablet evaluating equipment’s
  24. Ampoule filling & sealing machine
  25. Capsule filling machines
  26. Ointment filling machine
  27. Tube sealing & crimping machine