NIPS Departments

Department of Pharmaceutics

Pharmaceutics deals with all facets of the process of turning a new chemical entity (NCE) into a medication that can be used safely and effectively by patients in the community. Department focus on designing and development of conventional dosage forms such as tablet capsule syrup and novel drug delivery systems like sustained, controlled, transdermal, ocular, mucoadhesive and targeted drug delivery systems. The M. Pharm. program in Pharmaceutics was initiated in the year 2008. Pharmaceutics Department has all modern as well as conventional instrument like Six basket Dissolution apparatus, Digital balance, Disintegration apparatus, Ovens, Stirrers, Vacuum Pump, Pfizer, Monsanto hardness tester, Tapped density apparatus, Aseptic cabinet, Hot plate, Deionisation unit, etc.

Department of Pharmachemistry

Pharmaceutical chemistry is a discipline at the intersection of chemistry and pharmacology involved in with design, synthesis and developing drug candidates. Medicinal chemistry involves the identification, synthesis and development of new chemical entities suitable for therapeutic use. Our Pharmachemistry departmental contributes to teaching in the areas of organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, analytical chemistry and drug discovery. Pharmachemistry Department is well equipped with Rotatory evaporator, Muffle furnace, Vacuum open, Melting point apparatus, Digital balance, Fuming chamber, Mechanical and magnetic stirrer, Refractometer, Polarimeter, Suction pumps The focus of the department is the synthesis and screening of various heterocyclic compounds for their pharmacological activities.

Department of Pharmacognosy

Pharmacognosy is a study of the physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of drugs, drug substances or potential drugs or drug substances of natural origin as well as the search for new drugs from natural sources. The department imparts profound knowledge of traditional systems of medicines and studies safety, efficacy and biological activity of herbal plants and products. The area of research involves identification and investigation of medicinal plants for their phytochemical, pharmacological and microbiological activities. Pharmacognosy department is equipped with BOD Incubator, Projection microscope, Digital balance, Zone reader, Moisture balance, Micro centrifuge, TLC chamber and sprayer, Sterility testing unit, Soxlet Extractor and a herbal museum with collection of more than 200 crude drugs.

Department of Pharmacology

Pharmacology is the study of the effects of drugs on living organisms where a drug can be broadly defined as any chemical substance, natural or synthetic, which affects a biological system. Rota Rod, Organ Bath, Sherrington’s Kymograph Machine, Histamine chamber, Spirometer, Actophotometer Haemocytometer, Haemoglobinometer, Analgesiometer, Convulsometer, Pole climbing apparatus, Sphygmomanomete etc are available in the Department. This department is involved in screening of natural and synthetic drugs for their pharmacological activities using in vitro and in vivo models involving preclinical and toxicological studies. Knowledge on experimental skill is imparted to students through computer aided visuals.

Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is an increasingly important area of biotechnology contributing to design, development and delivery of bio Pharmaceuticals new therapeutic drugs & diagnostic agents, such as antibiotics, virus’s nucleic acids and therapeutic proteins. In the next century, the major driving force for biotechnology will be the strategic use of genomic information. Pharmaceutical biotechnology department are equipped with BOD, laminar air flow, Tissue culture station, Orbital incubator, electrophoresis, Micropipette, Vortex, Incubator water bath, colorimeter, centrifuge. The department focuses on antimicrobial studies for synthetic and natural products. Therapeutic efficacy of antimicrobial agents is studied through serum antibacterial assays and therapeutic drug monitoring.