Department of Pharmacology
The Pharmacology Department lays strong emphasis on research while imparting education in Human Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Toxicology & other related subjects. The 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 the treatment of diseases. Toxicology examines toxicity and adverse of developed drugs, mechanisms of chemicals agents and how they produce Mutagenicity, Carcinogenicity, Teratogenicity and neurological Disorders.
Studies may involve gaining knowledge of the mechanism of drug action, drug toxicity, drug safety and the use of drugs as tools to delineate biological process during health and disease, identification and validation of new cellular targets for drug action and the design and development of new drugs. Because of its scope, Pharmacology is an inter-disciplinary Science employing experimental approaches from many other scientific disciplines
Department of Pharmacognosy
Pharmacognosy is a specific discipline which deals with rapid developments in the knowledge and utilisation of medicinal substances of Biological origin (plants, 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.
WHO has estimated that the majority of all the global inhabitants depend on curative natural systems of medicine for their primary health needs and these systems are largely of traditional origin. The department of Pharmacognosy focuses on research-based on the evaluation of medicinal plants including isolation, purification, identification and structural elucidation of bio-active molecules and development & standardisation of herbal formulations.
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Analysis of drugs and pharmaceutical chemicals forms the backbone of Research and Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry. This Department focuses on training the Graduate students on how the synthesis and evaluate the day by use of modern and newer instrumental analytical techniques such as HPLC, UV-Visible Spectroscopy, Fluorimetry and Flame Photometry.
Pharmaceutical Chemistry is focused on quality aspects of medicines and aims to assure fitness and efficacy for medicinal products. Computer-aided drug design and new Biotechnological approaches are opening new avenues in the field of Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry.
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 is that discipline of Pharmacy that deals with all facets of the process of converting a new chemical entity (NCE) into Dosage forms like Tablets, Capsules, Oral Liquids, Ointments, Injectable, Aerosols, Transdermal Patches etc, that can be safely and effectively used in the clinical practice. Pharmaceutics is the science of dosage form design on the basis of physicochemical properties, rate and extent of absorption of drugs and route of administration.
Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology
The study of microorganisms, be it fungus, bacteria or viruses is simply called Microbiology. When microbiological concepts, processes and techniques are applied to pharmaceutical operations, the subject is then called ‘Pharmaceutical Microbiology’. It can be defined as the study of microorganisms that are pertinent to the production of antibiotics, enzymes, vitamins, vaccines and other pharmaceutical products; it also incorporates the study of microorganisms that cause pharmaceutical contamination and degradation, deterioration and spoil of pharmaceutical raw materials and finished products.