Pharmaceutical chemistry is one of the core branch coming under the broad field of pharmaceutical sciences. This branch of pharmaceutical science deals essentially with the discovery , synthesis and evaluation of purity of chemical substances of pharmaceutical importance.
Some of the courses included in the division of pharmaceutical chemistry are pharmaceutical organic chemistry, pharmaceutical inorganic chemistry, heterocyclic chemistry, stereo chemistry, biochemistry analytical chemistry, chemistry of natural products, medicinal chemistry etc. The detailed study of these courses helps a student to gain expertise in the field of drugs with a deep insight at their molecular level. More over a thorough understanding in various subjects of pharmaceutical chemistry is highly beneficial for a students in the learning process of subjects belonging to other branches of pharmacy.
M.Pharm Pharmaceutical Chemistry Programme.
This is an academic programme spanning two years that will help student s in gaining mastery over the entire drug discovery process. The programme was initiated in the year 2010. The career oppurtunities of this programme are immense. A post graduate in pharmacy with pharmaceutical chemistry specialization may find their career avenues in R & D, (research and development), pharmaceutical quality control , as well as pharmaceutical regulatory affairs. The laboratories under the department of pharmaceutical chemistry meet all the mandatory specifications set by regulatory bodies. The pharmaceutical chemistry laboratory houses highly sophisticated instruments like HPLC, IR spectrophotometer, UV spectrophotometer,spectrofluorimeter etc. Faculty members of the the department are highly experienced and committed. The faculty members are engaged in the timely completion of the theory and practical of all the subjects which allotted to the department which are part of B.Pharm, PharmD and M.Pharm programmes Besides this department is involved in active research leading to the development of novel molecules of therapeutic interest, the testimonial can be obtained in the number of research papers that has emerged from the department in the past years.