Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

About the Department

Pharmaceutical Chemistry is an amalgamation of Chemistry, Physical Sciences, and Biological Sciences necessary for providing a comprehensive outlook in drug design, and discovery of novel lead molecules and pharmaceutical aids. It also includes the structure-activity relationships of drugs and pharmaceutical substances.

In the post-GATT era, there is a need for vast and speedy research to obtain new drug molecules for clinical use. Various factors including lifestyle changes and indiscriminate use of medicines have led to the development of resistance to many existing therapeutic agents. This situation has created a dire need for professionals trained in rational drug design to discover novel drugs. Our program gives students the prerequisite knowledge and skills towards this direction. We train future pharmacists who are empowered to meet the challenges associated with the dynamic drug discovery process

Pharmaceutical chemistry department is a dynamic academic wing of pharmacy education that imparts knowledge to students about the chemistry of pharmaceutical substances and their applications in the field of pharmacy. The study of pharmaceutical chemistry encompasses the fundamental life-related pharmaceutical substances and their chemical interactions with life, using organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, analytical chemistry and biochemistry as a base, upon which is built a wide range of research fields.

The pharmaceutical chemistry department efficiently moulds the students to integrate all aspects of chemistry into diverse pharmaceutical & medical sciences research. Each laboratory of the pharmaceutical chemistry department is involved in the research related to drug discovery and development.


Pharmaceutical Chemistry department contribute towards research in

Drug discovery & synthesis

Impurity Profiling

Phytochemical / semi-synthetic research

In-silico drug design and discovery

Green chemistry

QSAR/Pharmacophore model studies.

The department actively involves in fetching various research projects grants from funding agencies and received many research grants. The department has excellent records of research publications in reputed journals with good impact factor, also delivers the original research works carried out, conducts and participates in many national and international research forums.

Facilities Available

  • UV- Spectroscopy
  • High Pressure Gradient HPLC
  • Flame Photometer
  • Fluorimeter
  • Abbe’s Refractometer