Dept. of Pharmaceutics Research Information Attachments

Overview of the Department

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 development of robust manufacturing process.

The Department of Pharmaceutics started its postgraduate department in 1988 under the guidance of Dr. F. V Manvi . The Dept. is well established, with highly qualified trained and experienced teaching faculty having background of 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. Integrated teaching, learning, and understanding is ensured by hands on training and skill development.

It has well established, well equipped, spaced laboratories, a well designed pilot-plant equipped with modern amenities Zetameter, Brookfield viscometer, Spray dryer, Nanotrac, Ultrasonicator etc.

The faculty of the department are actively involved in teaching and imparting education to undergraduates, postgraduates, and Ph.D. scholars.  The faculty has gained expertise in the development of conventional and novel drug delivery systems for Transdermal, Ocular, and Intranasal applications. The department has been involved in seeking extramural grants from various government funding agencies. The department has received grants from funding agencies such as AICTE (MODROB), VGST, etc.



It is the science of dosage form design which covers the entire scope of pharmacy, from the basics of drug dosage and routes of administration, to the finer points of drug discovery, drug product development, and legislation and regulations governing quality standards and product approval for marketing.

Career choices in Pharmaceutics

Graduates can play a key role in a variety of functions across the pharmaceutical industry,  Community Pharmacy and as Consultant Pharmacists

  • Formulations and Development [R & D / F & D]
  • Pharmaceutical Production
  • Quality Assurance 
  • Marketing 
  • Product Development
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Academics 
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Entrepreneur


Dept. Research Thrust Areas

  • Self emulsifying drug delivery systems
  • Oral site-specific drug delivery
  • Dry powder Inhalers
  • Mucoadhesive drug delivery system such as dental implants, periodontal  gels and   mucoadhesive gels.
  • Ocular drug delivery like ocuserts, opthalmic gels.
  • Nasal mucoadhesive drug delivery system.
  • Microencapsulation: Targeted drug delivery systems like Nanoparticles, Nano suspension, Niosomes, Magnetic macrospheres, Resealed erythrocytes
  • Transdermal drug delivery system: Transdermal patches.
  • Colon targeted drug delivery system: Matrix tablets for colon specific drug delivery, Colon targeted pulsatile drug delivery system
  • Gastroretentive Systems: Floating microspheres, tablets
  • Matrix tablets: Dispersible, mouth dissolving, taste masking.
  • Biodegradable microparticulate system.
  • Dermal microdialysis and tape striping techniques, Human skin blanching techniques

Outcomes: Patent/Grants/Publications

Patent: 09

Research Grant:  AICTE MODROB of 12.6 lakh


Publications: 58 (Since last five years) including three book chapters




Department Faculty

Archana S.  Patil
Dr. Archana S. Patil
Assistant Professor
Sujay Hulyalkar
Mr. Sujay Hulyalkar
Assistant Professor
Umashri Kokatanur
Miss. Umashri Kokatanur
Assistant Professor
Kishori Sutar
Mrs. Kishori Sutar
Assistant Professor
Bhaskar Kurangi
Dr. Bhaskar Kurangi
Assistant Professor