I. Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
INCO Sherrington drums with Perspex bath assembly | Pole climbing apparatus | Rotarod equipment | Actophotometer | Analgesiometer | Convulsiometer | Centrifuge and other instruments for evaluating CNS and other pharmacological activities.
AREAS OF RESEARCH
This department is involved in extensive research including screening and evaluation of synthetic drugs as well as phytochemicals, chronopharmacology, toxicology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
Under graduate and post graduate projects include pharmacological activity evaluation,bioavailability testing, bio equivalence testing, acute and sub acute toxicity testing, invasive and non-invasive evaluation of drugs and phytochemicals and bioassay for immunomodulatory activity.
II. Department of Pharmaceutics
Multi station tablet punching machine KARNAVATI | Capsule filling machine | Ball Mill | Disintegration apparatus | Homogeniser | U.S.P. I & II Dissolution apparatus | Double drum Friabilator
AREAS OF RESEARCH
Research activities in this department are centered on
Development of drug delivery systems | Projects on liposomal formulations | Cyclodextrin based drug delivery system | Microcapsules and microspheres | Oral controlled release preparations | Polymer synthesis | Polymeric coating | Pelletization
Students are intensively trained in the preparation and development of formulations like tablets, capsules, syrups, injections, creams, ointments etc.
III. Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
The Pharmaceutical Chemistry laboratories for Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Advanced Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry,Chemistry of Bulk Drugs and Chemistry of Natural Products are focused on simple compound analysis to complex multi step Synthesis/process development of new or existing drugs, and metabolic studies on drugs.
IV. Department of Pharmacognosy
Sustainability of human life is unimaginable without medicinal plants. India has rich heritage of medicinal plants passed on from thousands of generations. This department has the expertise for the Identification of plant drugs and extraction of active ingredients from plants/mixtures
We have established an arboretum of medicinal plants in the campus. The objective of establishing this garden is to maintain a conservatory of the most common and important species of medicinal and aromatic plants which are being used in day-to- day primary health care. All the plant species were authentically identified by expert taxonomists, labeled and in many cases their therapeutic values in curing different diseases are also highlighted.
V. Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis
UV- Visible spectrophotometer | Flourimeter | Nephlometer | Colorimeter | Analytical balance.
AREAS OF RESEARCH
Pharmaceutical Analysis is an integral part of the activities of pharmaceutical research and development as well as manufacturing and regulatory affairs. There is a great demand for trained personnel in this field. To meet these requirements the Department has well trained faculty and expertise for carrying out research work. Some of the areas of expertise include:
Analytical method development and validation
Spectrophotometric Multicomponent analysis
Stability indicating methods
Herbal and Phytochemical analysis
Bioanalysis and Bioassay development
Bioactivity guided fractionation of herbal extracts
VI. Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Biotechnology:
Aseptic room with Laminar air Flow chamber | Incubator | Hot air oven | Autoclave Unit | Digital colony counter.
To study microbiology is to pursue the breadth of biology, as microorganisms provide experimental material for understanding physiology, cell structure and function, biochemistry, molecular biology etc. In this lab students are well trained in the study of bacteria, fermentation techniques using various cultures, microbial assays, tests for purity and sterilization techniques which are widely applied in hospitals, biotechnology as well as pharmacy.