||Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Research, Punjabi University, Patiala
Important Information:Students with
10+2(Non-Medical) will also be eligible in addition to
10+2(Medical) students for addmission to B.Pharmacy
The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research
is housed in Pharmaceutical Sciences Block, which was
inaugurated on November 24, 1995 by S. Harcharan Singh Brar, Chief Minister of
Punjab. The department was envisaged since inception to
develop into a centre of excellence for drug research and
for training personnel at graduate, post-graduate and
doctoral levels. The administrative wing and lecture halls
are situated on the ground floor. The Pharmaceutics Division
comprising laboratories, machine room, a microbiology and
fluid mechanics laboratory is situated on the ground floor.
The Pharmaceutical Chemistry Division is located on the
second floor. Pharmacology Division comprising
cardiovascular and molecular pharmacology laboratories is
situated on the third floor. Pharmacognosy and Pharmacy
Practice Divisions also form a part of the third floor of
the department. Apart from the basic amenities for
undergraduate and post-graduate students, the department has
a well-equipped analytical instrument room, library,
conference room, animal house and museum.
Presently, Dr. R.K. Goel, is the Head of the Department and
there are 19 faculty members in the Department. The
Department has a rare distinction of being granted financial
assistance under the coveted FIST scheme of Department of
Science and Technology, New Delhi as well as SAP scheme of
University Grants Commission, New Delhi in the academic
session 2009-10 in recognition of its excellent performance
in academic and research areas.The
division of Pharmaceutics is actively pursuing research in
niche areas of drug delivery. These include transdermal,
colonic, bioadhesive, liposomal, ethosomal and
nanoparticulate drug delivery systems. Studies on
microspheres and tablets for modulating drug release are
also being conducted. Development of spermicidal dosage
forms also forms an integral part of research endeavors of
this division.The Pharmacology division is engaged in
studies on new target sites in ischaemic myocardium,
diabetes induced neuropathy and biochemical pharmacology of
memory.Pharmaceutical Chemistry group is involved in the
designing (QSAR studies) and synthesis of nonpeptide
angiotensin receptor antagonists, insulin sensitizing agents
and anti-adhesion molecules. Work on stress testing and
degradation studies on drugs also forms a part of research
pursuits of this group.The
Pharmacognosy division is pursuing research related to
phytochemical investigations on anti-anxiety and
Research interests of Pharmacy Practice division include
assessment of anti-arthritic drugs, cardiovascular
dysfunction and diabetic complications in patients.The
department hosted the 28th Conference of Indian
Pharmacology Society from November 24-26, 1995. The
department from January 22-26, 2001 hosted an International
Conference on Pathophysiology and Drug Therapy of
Recently, National Conference on Innovations in Drug
Discovery and Research was organized by the department from
3-5 March 2009.
Department has successfully completed three major research
projects funded by CSIR, New Delhi to Dr. A.K. Tiwary and
Dr. Subheet Jain and three minor projects funded by UGC, New
Delhi to Dr. Subheet Jain, Dr. Gurpreet kaur and Mrs. Yogita
Bansal. Presently, five major research projects funded by
UGC, New Delhi to Dr. R. K. Goel, Dr. Om Silakari, Dr.
Gulshan Basal, Dr. Nirmal Singh and Dr. Vikas Rana are in
proposals have been sanctioned financial assistance under
the Research Promotion Scheme of AICTE,
New Delhi to
Dr. A. K. Tiwary and Dr. Subheet Jain in 2009-10 are also in progress. Recently, one
major project has been sanctioned to Dr. A. K. Tiwary by
and another one to Dr. R.K. Goel under the Indo-Russian
collaboration scheme jointly funded by DST, New Delhi and
REBR, Moscow. Dr. Goel is first one to get this sanction in
the northern region of India.The
department has earned international acclaim by successfully
completing a consultancy project sanctioned to Dr. A. K.
Tiwary by Kemin Industries Inc., Des Moines, Iowa, USA for
testing one of its newly developed chemical for possible use
as percutaneous permeation enhancer in transdermal
formulations. Bio Plus Ltd., Hosur, Karnataka has sanctioned
one consultancy to Dr. Subheet Jain to work on “Biosafety
evaluation of Jaymer”.The department has MOU for research
with IHBT, Palampur (CSIR Lab), Central Council for Research
in Ayurveda and Siddha (CCRAS), Department of AYUSH,
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi, SriRam
Institute for Industrial Research (New Delhi)
and Jubliant Chemsys Ltd. (Noida). The pharmaceutical
companies regularly contact the teaching faculty for their
expert comments on product development thus, enabling a good
academia-industry interaction. Further, experts are invited
from the industry in order to expose the students to the
latest trends being practiced in the pharmaceutical
industry.The students of the department have found
placements in Ranbaxy, Torrent, Cadila, Ind Swift, Morepen,
Jubliant Organosys, Jubliant Chemsys, Cipla, Dabur and
Panacea Biotech to name a few leading pharmaceutical
companies. In addition, many students have gone abroad for
further studies. The department maintains a close contact
with leading pharmaceutical companies for training and
placement of its students. This has earned the department a
good name and the credibility of the teaching faculty is
widely appreciated and accepted.The department has produced
13 Ph.D. students and has 24 regular and part-time students
registered for their Ph.D. degrees. The name of few faculty
members figures in the panel of reviewers of prestigious
international journals like AAPS PharmSci.Tech., AAPS
Journal, Current Drug Delivery, International J of
Pharmaceutics, Acta Pharmalogica Sinica and European Journal
of Pain. Approximately 400 publications in journals of
international repute made by pharmaceutics, pharmacology and
pharmaceutical chemistry divisions have brought an
international fame to the department
Faculty (Click on Faculty Name for Bio data)
1. Dr.Ashok Kumar Tiwari, M. Pharm, Ph.D.
Dr. Pawan Krishan, M. Pharm, Ph.D.
Dr. R.K. Goel, M.Pharm., Ph.D
2. Gurpreet Kaur, M. Pharm., Ph.D.
3. Richa Shri, M. Pharm., Ph.D.
4. Nirmal Singh, M. Pharm., Ph.D.
1.Gulshan Kumar, M.Pharm., Ph.D.
1. Subheet Jain, M. Pharm., Ph.D.
2. Dimple Chopra, M.Pharm., Ph.D.
3. Vikas Rana, M.Pharm., Ph.D
1. Amteshwar Singh Jaggi, M. Pharm.
2. Dhandeep Singh, M. Pharm.
3. Kachan Vohra, M. Pharm.
4. Yogita Bansal, M. Pharm
5. Om Silakari, Ph.D
6. Bharti Sapra, Ph.D
7. Dr. Suresh Kumar, Ph.D
8. Ms. Gaganpreet, M.Pharm
9. Damanpreet Singh, M.Pharm (Adhoc)
10.Gurinderdeep Singh,M.Pharm (Adhoc)
1. Vishal Singh
Courses Offered and Admission Criteria
|1. B. Pharm. (Four
10+2 (with 50% marks in fthe four compulsory subjects i.e.
Chemistry, Physics, Biology and English taken
together or equivalent
Students Intake : 60 (54+5RA+1 Sports)
2. M. Pharm.
Pharmacognosy(8),Pharmaceutical Chemistry(8) and Pharmacy Practice(5) (2 year)
& GATE( separate prospectus available )
Career Options: Industry, Drug,
Administration, Teaching, Research.
Source: Dr. Subheet Jain
Name: Dr. R.K. Goel
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Research
Punjabi University, Patiala,Punjab.
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