Programs - Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences offers four year of undergraduate(B.Pharm), six years Pharm.D program and two year masters program (M.Pharma) in various branches along with doctoral program in pharmacy. The College comprises state of the art infrastructure and a highly qualified dedicated faculty.
UNDER GRADUATE PROGRAMS:
A 4-year undergraduate course which imparts adequate knowledge & scientific information in broad areas of pharmacy such as pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology & pharmacognosy.
Students learn practical aspects of synthesis, formulation and analysis of various pharmaceutical and herbal medicinal agents, pharmacological screening, biological standardization and in vivo drug interaction.
Pharm D (Doctor of Pharmacy) is a professional 6 year pharmacy doctoral program after 10+2 with the objectives of meeting the growing needs and expectations of the patient and the medical community both globally and nationally.
Activities of department cover almost the entire spectrum of patient care and services including ward round participation, adverse drug reaction (ADR) reporting, drug interaction, patient counselling, providing drug & poison information, clinical intervention, and research.
The department provides professional educational opportunities for students to enable them to practice pharmaceutical care, adapt to changing professional roles, use new technologies, assume leadership roles in a dynamic health-care environment and contribute new knowledge to the profession.
The aim of department is to successfully implement the objectives of Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) towards the meeting growing needs and expectations of the patient, society and health care system both nationally and globally.
The department with top class infrastructure and facilities focuses on providing in depth knowledge, clinical skills, developing attitude, responsibilities, and promoting professionalism to the future leaders of health care profession.
Activities of department cover wide spectrum of patient care and services including adverse drug reaction (ADR) monitoring & reporting, drug interaction checking, patient counselling, ward round participation, medical history interview, drug & poison information and clinical intervention.
POST GRADUATE PROGRAMS:
The department of pharmaceutics was started in the year of 2007 with the vision of providing skillful theoretical and hands-on practical knowledge to the pharmaceutics students, which enables the rational thinking and generation of innovative ideas. The course is aimed to make the students understand the concepts behind the development of pharmaceutical dosage forms including the novel drug delivery systems by imparting skillful learning blended with practical skills.
After completion of the course, the students will have a thorough knowledge in the design, development, manufacturing, quality control, quality assurance, in-process quality control, stability and regulatory aspects of pharmaceutical dosage forms.
The department is well-equipped with sophisticated instruments to carry out the research activities effectively. The department organizes seminars which provide a platform for the students to interact and interface with well reputed and renowned experts from the pharmaceutical industry as well as research institutes to understand the recent advancements in the field.
Pharmaceutics is the study of the quantitative aspects of drug delivery and seeks to understand the relationships between drug formulation, delivery, disposition and clinical response. It involves the design, development and evaluation of drugs in combination with an appropriate dosage form.
The department is committed to excellence in research, instruction and service which is demonstrated through the productivity and success of faculty, staff and students. The course is aimed to make the students to understand the concepts behind the development of pharmaceutical dosage forms including the novel drug delivery systems by imparting skillful learning blended with practical knowledge.
The department offers an environment that includes state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation and technologies, devoted and experienced faculty and staff. The department is well equipped with sophisticated instruments such as the tablet punching machine, disintegration tester, dissolution apparatus, ultrasonicator, ultracentrifuge, lyophilizer and stability chamber to carry out effective research.
Pharmaceutical Chemistry specialization introduces students to all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry, with a strong emphasis on the detailed understanding of the physical and chemical properties of chemical compounds as well as their reactions. Students are trained in the application of modern analytical tools and interpretation of the analytical data. Pharmaceutical chemists play a significant role in this global effort in drug discovery and also in drug development.
The department is actively involved in the synthesis of heteroaryl nucleus and screening for their possible pharmacological activities, obtaining new molecules by using green chemistry, study of polymorphic forms of drug molecules and isolation and characterization of chemical constituents from medicinal plants and evaluation of their pharmacological activities.
The department is actively involved in publishing the research papers in both National and International journals and National and International conferences.
Since its inception the department has been in pursuit of excellence with vibrancy and scholarship. The following are the research activities that the department has involved itself in thus far.
- Synthesis of Heteroaryl nucleus and screening for their possible anticancer activity.
- Synthesis of some of the new molecules by using green chemistry.
- Synthesis of novel organic molecules as potent anti-inflammatory, antihistaminic, Antitubercular drugs.
- Bioconversion of drug intermediates as stereo specific molecules.
- Study of polymorphic forms of drug molecules.
- Isolation and characterization of chemical constituents from medicinal plants and evaluation of their pharmacological activity.
With their profound academic knowledge, the faculty of the department engage in publishing their Research Papers in National /International Journals and present papers at National and international Conferences.
With this expertise the department has received research grants from RGUHS to facilitate pursuing its research activities. With fervent thirst for knowledge and passion to advance in the field the students and staff of the department organize sponsored seminars on various topics where the field experts share their knowledge.
Department of Pharmacology is basically involved in pre clinical evaluation of candidate molecule of both natural and synthetic origin in cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and neurological research.
Facilities include a well-established animal house and well-equipped laboratories to accomplish the objectives of the course offered. The department is actively conducting research in screening new chemical entities and herbal drugs for their possible therapeutic activities which can be exploited in developing a clinically useful drug molecule.
The use of medicines is one of the primary ways of battling disease. Drugs are used in the treatment of various illnesses like cardiovascular disease, asthma, stomach ailments etc. Pharmacology strives to analyze the mechanisms that drugs employ to bring about their therapeutic effects. Pharmacology is the study of how drugs work. The fundamental principle of pharmacology is that drugs act as healing agents and are effective because they mimic or block molecules that control natural processes like blood pressure, organ development, and pain perception. It deals with the effects of drugs on living organisms and their components such as cells, membranes, enzymes and DNA. Examples of important medicines are antibacterial drugs, anti-cancer drugs, anti-migraine agents, to name a few.
Pharmacology makes use of the information from many branches of sciences such as cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics to discover new ways to treat diseases. This interdisciplinary approach of pharmacology allows researchers to assimilate different scientific perspectives in the study of how drugs act and how to improve them.
The main responsibilities of pharmacologists in the search for, and development of new medicines are:
- Screening for desired activity
- Determining mode of action
- Quantifying drug activity when chemical methods are not available.
DOCTORAL PROGRAMS (Ph.D):
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences offers Ph.D programs in following specializations Under Dayananda Sagar University.
Specializations for Ph.D Program are follows:
- Specilization in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
- Specilization in Pharmaceutics.
- Specilization in Pharmacology.
- Specilization in Pharmacognosy.