Department Of Pharmacology
Pharmacology is the study of drugs, their nature, properties & effect on living systems. where a drug can be broadly defined as any man-made, natural, or endogenous (from within the body) molecule which exerts a biochemical or physiological effect on the cell, tissue, organ, or organism. It is the study of the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function. The two main areas of pharmacology are pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Pharmacodynamics studies the effects of a drug on biological systems, and Pharmacokinetics studies the effects of biological systems on a drug. In broad terms, pharmacodynamics discusses the chemicals with biological receptors, and pharmacokinetics discusses the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) of chemicals from the biological systems.
Department Of Pharmaceutics
Pharmaceutics is the discipline of pharmacy that deals with the process of turning a new chemical entity (NCE) or old drugs into a medication to be used safely and effectively by patients. It is also called the science of dosage form design. There are many chemicals with pharmacological properties, but need special measures to help them achieve therapeutically relevant amounts at their sites of action. Pharmaceutics helps relate the formulation of drugs to their delivery and disposition in the body. Pharmaceutics deals with the formulation of a pure drug substance into a dosage form.
Department Of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry has objectives of education, learning and research, specially focused on drugs and excipients of chemical origin. Pharmaceutical chemistry, an of basic chemistry and life sciences, is a multidisciplinary field that deals with the principles and applications natural, synthetic, computational and analytical chemistry in the discovery of chemical therapeutics for the prevention and cure of life threatening diseases. This is one of the major areas of drug discovery that caters the ever-increasing demand of new drug molecules for the effective medical practice against various diseases and disorders.
The pharmaceutical chemistry specialization of the department provides sophisticated instrumental and research training to the students.
The major areas of research being conducted under the pharmaceutical chemistry specialization include semi-synthetic and synthetic sources of drug, drug design, lead discovery and lead optimization, docking and real time pharmacological evaluation of compounds against various drug targets, development and validation of analytical methods for drugs and drug formulations etc.
Pharmaceutical Chemistry department is equipped with the research grade sophisticated instruments such as HPLC, I.R. spectrophotometer, U.V spectrophotometers, Sonicator, Precise high sensitivity, balance, Hot air oven, Autoclave, Conductometr, pH meter, centrifuge and various extraction assemblies for various qualitative and quantitative evaluation of drugs.
Department Of Pharmacognosy
Pharmacognosy is an important discipline in the Pharmacy curriculum and deals with the study of crude drugs that includes plants, animals and marine sources. The subject has played a diverse role in the discovery, characterization, production, and standardization of crude drugs. In the recent past, the world has witnessed a tremendous renewal of interest in natural products in the area of drug discovery, cosmeceuticals, and nutraceuticals. Pharmacognosy now encompasses many fields like botany, ethanobotany, marine biology, microbiology, alternative medicines, chemistry, pharmacology, phytochemistry, pharmaceutics, clinical pharmacy, and molecular biology and has a multidisciplinary approach.
The department is engaged in undergraduate teaching and has a well-equipped laboratory and medicinal garden. The garden is well maintained.. Presently the garden houses around 40 well-labeled plants that have value in the field of medicine and cosmetics.
Pharmacognosy Laboratory is equipped with the instruments such as microscopes (Simple, Compound), Muffle Furnace, UV chamber, Autoclave, pH meter, centrifuge, various extraction assemblies such as Soxhlet apparatus, Clevenger apparatus, etc. Identification of crude drugs by microscopy, isolation of phytoconstituents, phytochemical screening, herbal drug standardization, qualitative and quantitative evaluation of crude drugs are some of the major experiments being carried out in the Pharmacognosy laboratory. Pharmacognosy