B.PHARMA OVERVIEW

ABOUT PHARMACY

Pharmacy is a profession which serves the humanity, either directly or indirectly by curbing the sufferings. Pharmacy professionals deal with the life saving, pain relieving, disease relieving substances – ‘The Drugs’!

A drug starts its long journey from the lab until it is administered to the patient, passes through the hands of pharmacy professionals at various stages like discovery, synthesis or isolation and purification, testing for advantageous pharmacological effects and absence of toxicological effects, formulation development, manufacturing and testing of drugs and finally medication management in the hospital.

The department of pharmacy in VGI provides best infrastructure with experienced faculty to mould the budding professionals competent in knowledge and skills, powered with values and ethics to serve the community and bring innovations at national and international levels.

COURSE: B. PHARM   (BACHELOR OF PHARMACY)

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm.) is an undergraduate academic degree to learn and acquire adequate knowledge, necessary skills to practice the profession of pharmacy. The program is a versatile interdisciplinary program preparing graduates with a sound knowledge and understanding of the science, technology and practice of pharmacy.  The program follows a semester pattern. The core subjects include Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Analysis (Chemistry of Drugs), Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Pharmacy Practice.

DURATION:

4 Years

 

ELIGIBILITY:

50% in
10+2 (PCM+PCB)

 

CLASSES: 

at Campus

FEE STRUCTURED

105500/- for a course

(For Financial Aids please go to page Financial Aids)

INFRASTRUCTURE:

  • Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR)
  • Spectrometer
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) System
  • UV - Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Colorimeter,
  • Nepheloturbidimeter
  • Spectrofluorimeter
  • Conductivity Meter
  • Potentiometer
  • Electrophoresis Apparatus
  • Muffle Furnace
  • Moisture Balance
  • Flame Photometer
  • Sonicator
  • plethysmometer,
  • electroconvulsiometer,
  • Eddy’s hot plate,
  • analgesiometer,
  • actophotometer,
  • Y-maze
  • Softwares like Expharmpro

 

PHARMACEUTICS

The Department of pharmaceutics deals with  drug formulation, drug delivery, biopharmaceutical assessment, pharmacokinetic evaluation etc. It includes the design, preparation, formulation and testing of drug delivery systems and is concerned with the scientific and technological aspects of the design and manufacture of dosage forms.

The subjects that are covered by this department for the undergraduate students include dispensing pharmacy, physical pharmacy, pharmaceutical technology, biopharmaceutics & pharmacokinetics, formulation and industrial pharmacy. The practical training in these subjects help the students to develop skills on assessing the physicochemical properties developing formulations based on the nature of the drug , disease and route of administration, determining the stability of the formulations, calculating the pharmacokinetic parameters and so on.

PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY & ANALYSIS

Most medicines are either naturally occurring or are synthetic organic compounds, either small organic molecules or biologics while some drug substances may be inorganic or even organ metallic compounds. This concerns itself with the study of design, synthesis as well as elucidation of chemical pathways responsible for eliciting the desired and undesired effects of bioactive molecules.

PHARMACOLOGY

Pharmacology is the study of the therapeutic value and/or potential toxicity of chemical agents on biological systems. It is a science that is basic not only to pharmacy, but also to medicine, nursing and dentistry.

Pharmacological studies range from those that examine the effects of chemical agents on subcellular mechanisms, to those that deal with the potential hazards of pesticides and herbicides, to those that focus on the treatment and prevention of major diseases with drug therapy.. The subjects that are covered by this department include human anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology.

The department has one laboratory each for anatomy and physiology and pharmacology. During anatomy and physiology practicals, the students are familiarized with the human skeleton, and other body systems. They are also trained in the determination and interpretation of hematological and physiological parameters. Most of the pharmacology practicals are concerning the study of drug action on biological systems. These are mostly done using isolated tissue preparations.

PHARMACOGNOSY

Pharmacognosy is an integral component of pharmacy subjects and the term ‘pharmacognosy’ has been duly coined from two Greek words pharmkon (means drug) and Gnosis (means knowledge). This subject deals with the study of crude drugs obtained from natural sources like plant, animal and minerals. The subject mainly focuses on various aspects of crude drug evaluation which include physicochemical standardization, morphological, histological studies, extraction for the isolation of medicinal principles followed by phytochemical evaluation for identifying its medicinal use.

The department is involved in the preparation of herbal formulations, stability studies and also standardization of various ayurvedic formulations available in the market. The subject of Pharmacognosy is taught in the second, third and final year B.Pharm. It has the following major divisions: Basic pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Industrial Pharmacognosy and Phytopharmaceuticals (Applied Pharmacognosy). Department is guiding students in the cultivation of medicinal plants and conducting experiments related to extraction and isolation of active principles.

IDENTIFIED KNOWLEDGE ENHANCEMENT AREAS:

 a. RESEARCH: FORMULATION AND DRUG DELIVERY

This science is the basis for design and manufacture of delivery systems with predictable  and absence of toxicological effects, formulation development, manufacturing and testing of drugs and ultimately medication management in the hospital. Vesicular formulations like liposomes, ethosomes, pharmacosomes and gel based formulations like nanogel, emulgel etc are being developed & tested for transdermal use whereas liquisolid formulations are developed for oral use with an aim to enhance bioavailability & colon specific drug release.

b. FUNDAMENTAL DRUG RESEARCH

The thrust areas of research in this field include Analytical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Synthetic Chemistry and Phytochemistry. Stress degradation, bioanalytical studies and metabolite identification studies are the major areas under analytical chemistry.

c. CLINICAL PHARMACY & PHARMACY PRACTICE

This is an emerging area of pharmaceutical research in the Indian scenario. With the multiplying number of diseases and newer and newer medicines coming to the market, the role of a pharmacist in patient care is becoming inevitable.

The school has an active clinical pharmacy faculty team that works in collaboration with clinicians for improved patient care as well as in clinical research.

d. PHARMACOLOGICAL STUDIES

There is huge scope for research in the department of pharmacology since preclinical & clinical research is essential component of drug discovery research.

There is a fully fledged animal house located close to the school catering to the needs of the entire campus and students and faculty utilize this facility for the in vivo studies.

e. HERBAL RESEARCH

The importance of herbal drug research is now broadly realized and recognized across the globe. The herbal research in the department mainly focuses on various aspects of crude drug evaluation which includes physicochemical standardization, histological studies, extraction, phytochemical studies and Biological evaluation. Such research provides a genuine interest in the isolation and characterization of phytoconstituents. The research also follows with quantification of the same with various methods like HPTLC, LC-MS, GC-MS etc

The biological evaluation of the extracts and the phytochemicals involve antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cytotoxic, anticancer, antimicrobial, immunomodulant and anthelminthic studies. The department is also involved in the isolation of essential oil from various plants and their phytochemical and pharmacological evaluation.

f. PHARMACY PRACTICE

The Pharmacy Practice is the upcoming field that bridges the school with the hospital. It is a clinical oriented academic department located in the hospital and provide excellent didactic and experiential training necessary to become well-rounded practitioners.

GLIMPSES OF LIFE @ VGI

INDUSTRIAL VISITS, HEALTH CHECK UP CAMPS, COMMUNITY AWARENESS PROGRAMS ,  R& D ACTIVITIES,  POSTER PRESENTATIONS, QUIZZES.

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VISHVESHWARYA GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS
20 Kms. from Ghaziabad on Ghaziabad-Bulandshahr G.T. Road, P.O.- Dadri, NH-91, Greater Noida Phase-II, Gautam Budh Nagar , Uttar Pradesh 203207, India