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     Provides a premier professional education program leading to the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree with specialization in various areas of interest in the field of pharmacy (the first of its kind) and is committed to prepare future pharmacy leaders with essentials to thrive as a successful individual in pharmaceutical sector. It also provides them with the tools necessary to practice in different roles, Develop and maintain research initiatives in the formulation, analysis, clinical, regulatory, management and discovery sciences to implement new knowledge and approaches for enhancing health care.

     Pharmacy, the course intended to prepare pharmacy professionals for the health care, industrial, retail, community and discovery sectors, consists of various subjects in the curriculum prepared by the pharmacy council of India, the regulatory body of pharmacy education in India. It consists of different subjects that could be categorized based on the branch of science that deals with the drugs/chemicals.

The major areas of study include

  • Pharmaceutics (physical properties, manufacture, formulation, machinery, regulations, and management)
  • Pharmaceutical analysis (isolation, estimation, detection, purification, and quantification)
  • Pharmacology (drug action, content, efficacy, side effects, adverse effects, uses, testing)
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry (synthesis, structure activity relationship, and discovery)
  • Biological aspects (biochemistry, microbiology, biotechnology)

  • It is having a wide scope of opportunities due to the diverse areas covered in the curriculum. With increase in the demand for new drugs and as the pharmaceutical companies are facing strict restrictions from the regulatory bodies, there is an ever increasing growth in the requirement for a qualified pharmacy professional, pharmacy course is the only available option that could serve the needs of various sectors involved in drug discovery, screening, manufacturing, analyzing and marketing.

    The Department has identified five core sectors of Pharmaceutical Industry and is offering it as electives for B.Pharmacy students along with the regular B.Pharmacy Course

    Elective Minors with B.Pharmacy Course

    Formulation / preparation of various dosage forms is one of the key industrial activities that are fundamental to any pharmaceutical industry. Students along with their regular Pharmacy course will pursue exposure into various aspects of formulation development such as Drug regulatory requirements, good manufacturing practices, ICH Guidelines, validation procedures and scale up & technology transfer With additional knowledge on formulation development, students would be able to work for industries in areas pertaining to R & D of formulation (F R&D) and product development. will facilitate employment in pharmaceutical product development, the knowledge of good manufacturing practices according to ICH guidelines and drug regulatory requirements will enhance their employability in monitoring the regulatory aspects of formulations as well. The scale up and technology transfer would provide adequate inputs necessary for the quality control and quality assurance of formulations, one of the most recruited sectors in pharmaceutical industry.

    S.No

    Year - Semester

    Name of the Subject

    1.       

    II - I

    Cambridge Preliminary english test

    2.       

    II - II

    Gxp

    3.       

    III - I

    ICH - Quality guidelines

    4.       

    III - II

    Master validation plan

    5.       

    IV - I

    Introduction to regulatory requirements

    6.       

    IV - II

    Scale up and tech transfer

    Analysis of the drugs, excipients and impurities from various sources, formulations and biological fluids is one of the essential areas with prime importance in the pharmaceutical industry. Students along with their regular Pharmacy course will pursue exposure to various aspects of drug analysis. Such as good analytical practices, advanced instruments, Analytical method development and validation, quality control and quality assurance.

    The highly required skills in pharmaceutical industry are the analytical abilities, analysis of drugs and impurities has a continuous presence during drug discovery starting from synthesis, preclinical and clinical studies. the knowledge on various good laboratory practices provides information about the regulatory requirements to be met in analytical departments and the in depth knowledge on instrumentation techniques about advanced instruments such as HPLC, UPLC, ICP-OES/AES, GC etc. makes the students expertise in handling and use of equipment. Analytical method development and validation are the key areas of pharmaceutical industry that are essential in any unit irrespective of size and type. Exposure to the quality control and quality assurance will provide them with a unique identity among their peers, the knowledge gained from the subject will ease the placement opportunity for the graduates. The curriculum has been designed based upon the procedures followed in the industry, thus concentrating on the required skills and expertise necessary to meet the eligibility of various pharmaceutical companies.

    S.No

    Year - Semester

    Name of the Subject

    1.       

    II - I

    Cambridge Preliminary english test

    2.       

    II - II

    Gxp

    3.       

    III - I

    Instrumentation

    4.       

    III - II

    Analytical Method Development

    5.       

    IV - I

    Analytical Method Validation

    6.       

    IV - II

    Method Transfer, Quality Control & Assurance

    With the advent of globalization and outsourcing, India has become the first choice for the conduct of various clinical studies. With many countries coming with new drug molecules and the expiry of patents of various drug molecules is making generic drug manufacturers to conduct clinical, bioavailability and bioequivalence studies for these drugs. Students will have a thorough knowledge about regulatory requirements for clinical research, design of clinical trial and BA/BE studies, documentation and management of clinical trial data, Pharmacovigilance and SAS. clinical research is one of the most happening arena for placement in pharmacy post graduates, with the knowledge of good clinical and pharmacovigilance practices, clinical trial design, clinical data management, BA/BE design and clinical trial documentation, a lot of opportunities in the fields as clinical research coordinator, clinical research associate, clinical research manager, medical writing, medical officer, project management, etc are available for the graduates with this specialization. pharmacovigilance, medical coding and SAS are the other streams which are very related to the core of clinical perspective and are the most sought working preferences by the students.

    S.No

    Year - Semester

    Name of the Subject

    1.       

    II - I

    Cambridge Preliminary english test

    2.       

    II - II

    Gxp

    3.       

    III - I

    Clinical trial/BA-BE design

    4.       

    III - II

    Clinical data management

    5.       

    IV - I

    Health care management

    6.       

    IV - II

    Pharmacovigilance

    The stringent rules for the maintenance of quality of drugs, framed by various regulatory bodies of different countries has made the Indian drug manufacturers to follow their guidelines for marketing their products in different countries. The specialization in quality and regulatory Management will give an exposure to the regulatory affairs followed widely in majority of the pharmaceutical companies. They are given extensive exposure on various subjects such as Indian drug regulations, international drug regulations with emphasis on USFDA, quality, safety and efficacy guidelines by ICH, documentation and regulatory writing and good regulatory practices.

    Regulatory pharmacy typically includes topics that provide students with an introduction to the laws of regulatory bodies. Students will learn how various regulations are developed over time, discuss the differences in laws regarding discovery, study, manufacture and sale of drugs and look at how new products and devices are created. Other topics that are discussed in the course include laws regarding imports and exports, international regulations, the Freedom of Information Act and FDA enforcement. Regulatory professionals are vital to a number of industries including pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, food and nutrition and cosmetics, and regulatory work is varied in each sector. Skilled regulatory affairs people are in high demand in all the industries.

    The course focuses on teaching students the proper way of writing in the field of regulatory sciences. Students may read various technical and medical journal articles in order to develop a deeper understanding of the way, documentation and writing is done in this field and also focuses on improving their writing skills.

    S.No

    Year - Semester

    Name of the Subject

    1.       

    II - I

    Cambridge Preliminary english test

    2.       

    II - II

    Gxp

    3.       

    III - I

    Quality management system-1

    4.       

    III - II

    Quality management system-2

    5.       

    IV - I

    Drug regulations -1

    6.       

    IV - II

    Drug regulations -2

    Health care management unleashes the managerial ability of the students. They typically coordinate and direct the delivery of healthcare services in a hospital and community system. Managers may head entire hospitals or be in charge of specific departments or branches. This knowledge increases the self employability. The curriculum covers the very essentials of hospital and health care administration such as healthcare management, resource management, hospital support and utility services, quality in health care.

    Training in a hospital setup will open up a number of career options. Large hospitals often have a team of managers to oversee operations in specific departments, such as human resources, health information and medical billing. Apart from the exposure to the health care perspectives the knowledge from the course makes them to work in multiple administrative areas. The need for cost control measurements, mandated computerization of hospital records, increased multinational hospitals and competitive environment has shown a promising growth in the placements of healthcare administrators. The course also provides fundamentals for professionals with advanced training for enriched administrative experience, who may find many employment and advancement opportunities.

    S.No

    Year - Semester

    Name of the Subject

    1.       

    II - I

    Cambridge Preliminary english test

    2.       

    II - II

    Gxp

    3.       

    III - I

    Health care management

    4.       

    III - II

    Resource management

    5.       

    IV - I

    Hospital support and utility services

    6.       

    IV - II

    Quality in health care

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