Pharmaceutics is the discipline of pharmacy that deals with the process of turning a new chemical entity or old drug into a medication to be used safely, conveniently, and effectively by patients. Pharmaceutics deals with the formulation of a pure drug substance into a dosage form. Courses in pharmaceutics include:

  • Pharmaceutical Formulations
  • Physical Pharmaceutics- I & II
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Industrial Pharmacy- I & II
  • Pharmaceutics-I
  • Novel Drug Delivery Systems
  • Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques
  • Molecular Pharmaceutics
  • Drug Delivery
  • Advanced Biopharmaceutics
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Computer-Aided Drug Delivery System
  • Modern Pharmaceutics
  • Cosmetic And Cosmeceuticals

Formulation and development of novel drug delivery systems is a major thrust area of research in the Department of Pharmaceutics. The Department of Pharmaceutics conducts research and teaching in precision medicine that is aimed towards targeted therapy and improving patient compliance by maximizing drug efficacy while minimizing drug toxicity. The Department has a spacious working place. Each laboratory of the department is well-equipped with instruments and facilitated with chemicals, glassware, equipment and labware. Each laboratory includes a preparation room, staff cubical, and space according to the norms. A separate Machine Room is developed, where students can seek pharmaceutical industry based knowledge. The machine Room and instrumentation laboratory are equipped with sophisticated instruments like High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Ultraviolet Spectrophotometer, Brookfield viscometer, high precision electronic balances, etc.

The Department of Pharmaceutics possesses the following instruments

  • 8 Basket Dissolution Test Apparatus
  • Disintegration Test Apparatus
  • Monsanto Tablet Hardness Tester
  • Roche Friabilator
  • Spray Drier
  • Hot Air Oven
  • 2 Station Rotary Tablet Compression Machine
  • Double Bean Digital UV-Spectrophotometer
  • Distillation Unit
  • Centrifuge
  • Homogenizer
  • Ball Mill
  • Sieve Shaker with Sieve se
  • Capsule Counter
  • Tablet Coating Pan
  • Vacuum Pump
  • Desiccators
  • Mechanical Agitators
  • Magnetic Stirrers
  • Electronic Analytical Balance
  • Screw Gauge
  • Vernier Callipers
  • pH Meter
  • Probe Sonicator and many other tiny types of equipment that are used in pharmaceutical formulations like solid, liquid, semi-solid, and parenteral dosage forms.

The students are working in the laboratory to pursue the basic knowledge about pharmaceutical dosage forms and preformulation aspects during the first and second year of the course and formulations, development and evaluation of dosage forms like tablets, capsules, ointments and parenteral etc at the third and final year of graduate level. At the postgraduate level, the research objective is focused on the formulation and development of various types of advanced drug delivery systems like microencapsulation, Novel drug delivery systems, Floating drug delivery systems and their evaluation. In 6 years Pharm.D course, first year students seek basic knowledge on prescription handling and dose calculations in pharmaceutics and in third-year pharmaceutical formulations students acquire knowledge on tablet compression, tablet coating & capsule filling etc. The Department has a good number of teaching, skilled nonteaching (Laboratory technician) staff members and Laboratory attendants. Among the teaching faculty members, two are doctorates and the other members are pursuing a doctorate degree. Faculty members make significant contributions to enhancing the understanding of drug action and drug delivery. All faculty members are encouraged to publish research articles every year in journal with good impact factor.