Pharmaceutics, a discipline of Pharmacy is the science of designing the dosage form. It deals with all facets of the process of turning a new/old chemical entity (NCE) into a safe and effective medication used by patients in the community. It is the study of relationships between drug formulation, delivery, disposition and clinical response with emphasis on the development of robust manufacturing process.
The Department of Pharmaceutics started its postgraduate program in 1988 under the guidance of Dr. F. V Manvi. The Dept. is well established, with highly qualified trained and experienced teaching faculty having a background in academics and industry exposure. Academic and research excellence is achieved by changing curriculum, syllabus and pedagogy to meet the current requirements of pharmaceutical industries, academics and regulatory bodies. Hands-on training and skill development programs ensure integrated teaching, learning and understanding.
The department has established well-equipped, spacious laboratories and a well-designed pilot plant equipped with modern instruments like Malvern Zetasizer, Brookfield viscometer, Spray dryer, Rotaevaporator, industrial tray dryer, Ultrasonicator, etc.
The faculties of the department are actively involved in teaching and imparting skill education to undergraduates, postgraduates and Ph.D. Scholars. The faculty has gained expertise in developing conventional and Novel Drug Delivery systems for Oral, Transdermal, Targeted Delivery, Occular and Intranasal applications. The department has been involved in seeking extramural grants from various government funding agencies such as AICTE (MODROB), VGST, KSPC, etc.
Department Thrust Areas
• Design and development of vesicular drug delivery systems for oral /parenteral/ transdermal/ transmucosal/ocular delivery.
• Development and characterization of Nanoparticulate systems for improved efficacy and targeting
• Formulation development and optimization of novel/modified release drug delivery system.
• Targeted Drug Delivery System.
• Dental and Ayurvedic Formulations
• Drug Delivery for Cancer Therapeutics.
• Analytical and Bioanalytical Method Development.
Granted Patent: 07
Research Grant: AICTE MODROB, KAHER, KSPC aprox.18.0 lakh
Publications: 102 (Since last five years) including 05 book chapters.
Signed MOU with Manipal College of Dental Sciences and Pamwell LLP, Bangalore.
Consultancy for Dental and Ayurveda Formulation and Development.
Collaboration with Rani Chennamma University, Belagavi.
Faculty and Student achievements
Mrs. Kishori P Sutar has received KSPC Grant of Rs. 2 Lakhs for proposed research work entitled “Formulation, Evaluation and Optimization of Boswellic Acid loaded SLN (Solid Lipid Nanoparticles) Aloe based gel for effective management of Gout”
Best young researcher award by Institute of Scholars, Bangalore- Dr. Bhaskar Kurangi
Best women scientist award by V Good, Chennai- Dr. Archana Patil
Best Ph.D Thesis award- Dr. Bhaskar Kurangi and best PG Thesis award- Miss Ankita Patil, by KAHER
Best oral presentation award in international conference organised by Society of Pharmacognosy- Dr. Bhaskar Kurangi
Best NSS volunteer award by Government of Karnataka- Miss Arpana Patil (M pharm student)
Best National Poster Presentation Award” to Dr. Bhaskar Kurangi at Dr. Shivajirao Kadam College of Pharmacy, Kasbe Digraj, Sangli, on 11th March 2023.for the Design and evaluation of Berberine loaded Cubosomal nanoformulation for the topical treatment of Acne.
Mr. Swapnil Patil (Dept. of Pharmaceutics), winner of poster presentation competition held at TWO DAYS NATIONAL LEVEL SEMINAR sponsored by SERB on the "Artificial intelligence in Pharmaceutical Product Development" organized by Ashokrao Mane College of Pharmacy, Peth Vadgaon, Kolhapur. (held on 14/07/2023 and 15/07/2023).
Guest lecture on “Data Integrity” by Mr. Ranjeet Sankpal on 07/10/2021
AICTE sponsored 2 week Quality Improvement Programme “Focussed Shift In Pharma Outlook: From Evolution to Revolution” from 8th to 20th Nov 2021.
Workshop on “Lipid Based Nanoparticles” by Dr. Namdeo Jadhav on 18/03/2022
UDEHP workshop on Creating Work-Life Balance in Teaching by Dr. Prasad Kapileshwari and team on 24 & 25/08/2022.
DoPE on creating new culture of teaching learning on 21st April 2023.
Induction orientation program conducted on “Make A career in cosmetics science” on 09th August 2023
Graduates play a key role in various domains of Pharmaceutical Industry, Community Pharmacy and as Consultant Pharmacists
Formulations and Development [R & D / F & D]
A well-designed Pilot plant setup and spacious laboratories with sophisticated instruments for teaching learning and research activities.
Laboratories are equipped with advanced equipment’s for active research viz. Malvern Zeta sizer, Spray Dryer, Probe Sonicator, Rotaevaporator etc.
Staff with an average teaching experience over 12 years of which over 50% are PhD qualified, and dedicated to teaching and research.
Department has ICT-enabled seminar room for research presentations and discussions.
Department library for access to reference books and dissertations.
Collaborative and interdisciplinary research with different Pharmacy, Dental, Ayurveda and Technology institutes.
A well-ventilated staff rooms, spacious laboratories, Pilot plant setup with sophisticated instruments for teaching-learning and research activities.