The Department of Pharmacy under the School of Health Science is one among various new department which were established in year 2020 by the University to promote pharmaceutical education and research. The department offers master (M. Pharm) and doctorate degree (PhD) in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Department believes in multi-disciplinary approach of learning and fosters a culture of excellence in research. Presently department is offering specialization in Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology. The Department of Pharmacy has state of the art laboratories with various sophisticated instruments at Central Instrument Facilities. All the faculties of Pharmacy departments are well trained and experienced from the premier Institutions of India and abroad. Teachers of departments are actively engaged in knowledge creation and dissemination at the frontiers of the Pharmaceutical Sciences. The faculty members have expertise in the fields of Natural Products, Novel Drug Delivery System (Nano-formulations), Molecular Pharmacology, Cellular Signalling, Immunology, Cancer Chemotherapy, aging and Computer Aided Drug Design which are vital for drug discovery. To make the Department more focused in research and innovation, Department is presently actively engaged in thrust areas of pharmaceutical sciences such as New drug discovery & Nano-based targeted drug delivery for Cancer Therapy, screening of potential drug molecule against cancer and aging.
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Board of Studies (BoS)
BoS is a statutory body for each department/centre, primarily responsible for syllabus design and regular update. As described in the Ordinance section 25.10,The functions of the Board of Studies shall be:-
- To recommend to the School Board, courses of studies offered by the Department/Centre and continue updating syllabus;
- To take all steps in accordance with the provisions of the Regulations about teaching and evaluation of various courses/programmes of the Department/Centre;
- To recommend to the School Board measures for the improvement of teaching and research in the Department/Centre;
- To constitute panels of experts to be considered for appointment as Examiners, Board of Examiners for various courses/academic programmes and M.Phil./Ph.D. thesis representing various specializations of Departments/Centres; and
- To perform such other functions as may be assigned to it by the School Board, the Academic Council, the Executive Council and the Vice-Chancellor.
Department Committee (DC)
As enshrined in the Ordinace-26, the Department/Centre Committee (DC/CC) shall consist of the Head of the Department/Centre, as Chairperson ex-officio, and all faculty members of the Department/Centre.26.2 The Department/Centre Committee shall have the following functions, namely–
- To make proposals to the Board of Studies on academic programmes concerning teaching and research, and the creation, specialization and abolition of teaching posts;
- To propose schemes for the maintenance and improvement of the standards of various programmes of study and research of the Department/Centre;
- To apportion the teaching and co-curricular work of the Department/Centre among the teachers thereof and monitor the proper execution thereof;
- To consider and decide on the assignment and utilisation of the space, equipment and other assets of the Department/Centre and other matters of general and academic interest of the Department/Centre;
- To consider and recommend perspectives and major thrust areas for research and to propose research projects to be taken up by the members of the Department/Centre, individually/collectively;
- To review and apprise the SRC/URC with the current status of research in Department/Centre;
- To suggest to SRC/URC norms related to qualifications and research experience of a faculty to be recognized as a research degree supervisor and to constitute Department/Centre Research Degree Committee (DRC/CRC);
- To suggest to University Admission, Teaching and Evaluation Committee (UATEC) on any issue related to admission, teaching, continuous evaluation in courses and students’ assessment of courses, offered by the Department/Centre to improve quality of education.
- To constitute such Committee(s) comprising members of the Department/Centre, and if necessary external experts, for framing and implementation of rules and regulations related to admission, teaching, continuous evaluation, maintenance of students’ records including alumni affairs as well as promotion of research and development; and
- To perform such other functions as may be assigned by the Ordinances or Regulations, or by the Vice- Chancellor/Dean/School Board from time to time.
Department Research Degree Committee (DRDC)
Departmental/Centre Research Degree Committee (DRDC/CRDC) deal with all matters connected with the Ph.D. Programme of the Department and report the matter to the University Research Degree Committee (URDC), as per University Ordinance-33. It consists of the Head of Department/Centre as Chairman and other faculties in the department.Functions of DRDC/CRDC are as follows:
- Allotment of Supervisor, Co-Supervisor, recording reasons for not admitting a candidate.
- Recommendation for extension of time for submission of thesis
- Recommendation to peruse a part of research outside the University
- Approval of the Course Work
- Assessment and Grading in Course Work
- Monitoring the research progress of the candidate
- Approval of Research plan proposal/language
- Sanction of duty leave to the Ph.D. candidate
- Assessment of Ph.D. work through pre-submission seminar
- Maintaining the record of research paper publications of the candidate
- 11 Recommendation of panel of experts for thesis evaluation
- Assessment of revised thesis for satisfactory compliance, if any
- Arrangement of Viva-voce in the absence of the supervisor
- Recommendation to waive the Viva-voce
Research Advisory Committee (RAC)
A Research Advisory Committee (RAC) is constituted for every research scholar admitted in PhD programme. The Committee would guide the research scholar to develop the study design and methodology of research and to To periodically review and assist in the progress of the research work of the research scholar. The committee shall have also have power to recommend the co-supervisor and cancellation of registration
- M. Pharm (Pharmaceutics)
- M. Pharm (Pharmacology)
- Objectives of the Program:
- To impart basic knowledge, training and skill to Pharmacy graduates along with latest technologies and developments of pharmaceutical sciences.
- To promote interdisciplinary and collaborative research aptitude to yield meaningful products and services to benefit society and the Nation.
- To foster the values of entrepreneurship and leadership with sense of social responsibilities in the students.
- To make students competent and resilient to face the challenges of corporate and academic fields and excel in their ventures.
- To nurture and evolve ethical values in students to make them noble human being.
The M Pharm course at Department of Pharmacy, School of Health Science is designed to meet the requirements of skilled and knowledgeable human resources for Pharmaceutical industries, academic and research institutions engaged in drug development and manufacturing. Currently, Department of Pharmacy is offering Master Degrees in Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology branches. In M. Pharm, Pharmaceutics, students are rigorously trained for different techniques and instruments being used in formulation research and development and manufacturing. Students are adequately exposed and made acquainted with different domains of Pharmaceutical industries through diverse and rich academic programmes. In M. Pharm, Pharmacology students are given training on pharmacological and toxicological evaluation of drugs and chemicals, a key step in new drug development. The knowledge and skills gained after completing this course makes individual students capable of handling preclinical and clinical operations and applied research in the field of medicine. The Pharmacology division of Department of Pharmacy has adopted the cancer, aging and metabolic disorders as a thrust area of the research and students of M. Pharm are trained in these areas to handle different instruments and animal models to conduct research study and identify lead molecules as therapeutic leads. The Department of Pharmacy has also established collaborations with premier medical colleges of India including AIIMS, Bathinda and IGIMS Patna to conduct collaborative research in the field of medicine.
Apart from regular academic activities, here at Department of Pharmacy we strive to nurture entrepreneurial and leadership capabilities in our students to excel in corporate and academic life.
It is expected that students trained at the Department of Pharmacy in a disciplined and motivating environment, will be able to get leading positions in Pharmaceutical industries and research institutions by virtue of their skill and knowledge. It is also expected that students will develop their own enterprises and generate employment for others as well.c. Eligibility
B. Pharm Degree examination of an Indian University established by law in India from an institution approved by Pharmacy Council of India and has scored not less than 55 % of the maximum marks (aggregate of 4 years of B. Pharm.).d. Intake
- M. Pharm (Pharmaceutics)- 15
- M. Pharm (Pharmacology)-15
- Objectives of the Program:
- To develop critical thinking and problem solving aptitude in the research scholar.
- To encourage research scholar to identify the new set of problems being faced by the society in the field of healthcare and to explore the viable solution of the same through research work.
- To provide hands on training on the advance instruments of the concerned specialization to plan and execute their research work.
- To promote genuine and ethical research practices in the research scholar.
- Advance research work in Pharmaceutical science reflected by quality publications and patents.
- Highly skilled and competent researchers ready to cater the demands of industries and academia to pursue research.
Candidates possessing a M. Pharm./M.S. (Pharmacy) or Equivalent Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from an Indian Institution or from a Foreign Educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions, shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D. program, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade.
State of the art laboratories having all modern facilities to conduct experiments with safety, confirming to the norms prescribed by regulatory bodies are under construction. Following instruments are under proposal and will be installed in appropriate time line.List of instruments in Pharmaceutics Lab
- Rotary Evaporator
- Mini Rotary Tablet Press Machine
- Refrigerated Orbital Incubator Shaker
- UV VIS Spectrophotometer
- Gradient HPLC system with PDA detector
- Zeta Sizer
- Freeze Dryer (Lyophilizer)
- Ultrasonic Probe Sonicator
- Laboratory Rocker
- Water Purification System
- Stability Chamber
- Any Maze with tracking device
- Gradient PCR
- Rodent Behavioural Modules With Camera & Software
- Western Blot with Power Pack (with Transfer unit)
- Gel Documentation System
- 1-D& 2-D Gel Electrophoresis System
- Fluorescence activated cell sorter(FACS)/ Flowcytometer
- Nano Drop
- Rotary Microtome (Automated)
- Dry Heat Bath/ heating block (1.5ml, 500microli/250microlit)
- Ice Flaker
- Micropipette (multichannel)
- Vertical Deep Freeze
b. Research Areas
c. Department Publications (Year wise)
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Course Assessment Design - MPharm
- Semester –I
- Semester –II
- Semester –III