Department of Pharmaceutics

About the Department

The Department of Pharmaceutics is focused on making the students knowledgeable in the formulation of pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceutics involves the design, development and evaluation of drugs in combination with an appropriate dosage form. Pre-formulation studies, drug-excipient compatibility studies and stability studies are carried out in the department with the focus on developing newer dosage forms.

The department also has a biotechnology laboratory for carrying out microbiological and biotechnology related activities.

The machine room provides an industrial set-up facility that acts as a platform for young and aspiring pharmacist, post graduate students and research scholars to gain the hands on experience on unit operations used in the pharmaceutical industry and for the development of novel drug delivery systems in real-time.

Machine room is designed to acquire skills in learning the manufacture of various solid, liquid and semi-solid formulations. Equipment are available for evaluation of various pharmaceutical dosage forms.


The main focus of the research activities in the department is on the development of Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals and the students are trained in several specialized areas, including:

  • Formulation and development of conventional solid, liquid and semisolid dosage forms.
  • Novel drug delivery systems like microspheres, mucoadhesives, transdermal patches, nanoparticles, liposomes, niosomes, gastroretentive dosage formsand colon targeted drug delivery system.
  • Study of enzyme technology, fermentation, bioassay and micro biological assays.


The following instruments are available for manufacture of various pharmaceutical dosage forms like tablets, capsules, liquid orals, ointments, creams, gels, pastes and novel delivery systems like microspheres, vesicular drug delivery systems, mucoadhesive drug delivery system, transdermal drug delivery system, gastro retentive dosage forms, targeted drug delivery systems, etc.