Pharmaceutical Science & Technology

OVERVIEW

The pharmaceutical sciences are a group of interdisciplinary areas of study related to health sciences & Chemical Sciences which are involved with the design, action, delivery, disposition, and use of drugs. This field draws on many areas of the basic and applied sciences, such as chemistry, biology, chemo metrics, mathematics, epidemiology, statistics, physics, and chemical engineering, and applies their principles to the study of drugs..

MISSION

The faculty of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology (FPST), AKS University, Satna is one of the premier institutions for pharmaceutical education and research in the Vindhya Region. The college (Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Pharmacy) was started in the year 2006 affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi Technological University, Bhopal and now became a constituent Unit of AKS University in 2012. The Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Pharmacy is approved from Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi. The faculty of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology now offers B.Pharmacy.
 
 

COURSES OFFERED

Duration Course Offered Eligibility
2 Yrs D. Pharm 10+2 (PCM/B/Biotech) with 45 % for General category & 40 % for SC, ST & PH.
4 Yrs B. Pharm. 10+2 (PCM/B/Biotech) with 45 % for General category & 40 % for SC, ST & PH.
3 Yrs B.Pharm .(IInd year Lateral entry)  
2 Yrs

M. Pharm in following specializations* (Full Time)

  Pharmaceutical Chemistry

  Pharmaceutics

  Pharmacology

* Proposed to start soon

 

INFRASTRUCTURE / LAB

Highly Qualified and Well-Experienced Faculties

 Well Equipped Classrooms

  • The classrooms are spacious, ventilated and equipped with multimedia and audiovisual equipments to facilitate effective learning. The classrooms are designed to provide maximum interaction between the faculty and students

 

 Well equipped Laboratories :

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Biotechnology
  • APHE
  • Machine Rooms
  • Central Instrumentation Facility

 

Dedicated & Experienced Laboratory Staff

 Full-fledged Library with e-journals and books

 Well Organized Computer Center

  • 60 terminals
  • Many Printers
  • LAN with 24 hours Internet Connectivity

 

 Pollution free environment

 Industrial Visits Programme

 Multi-Purpose Seminar Hall.

 Special Focus on Guest Lectures, Industrial Visits & Personality Development.

 State of the art herbal garden & aromatic plants.

 In-door & out-door Games & sports facility.

 Medicinal Plants Garden

  • A medicinal plants garden covering a total area of 2000 sq. meters has been developed at the university campus. More than 200 Genus of various medicinal plants have already been planted. The plants grown in this garden are useful in the practical classes of Pharmacognosy

 

 Herbal Museum

  • A herbal museum has been developed at the Department. The museum displays about 80 crude drugs of natural origin, some animal and plant specimens and few plant specimens and few charts of crude drugs. The museum helps the students in recognition and identification of crude drugs of natural origin in the subject of pharmacognosy.

 

 Transport Facility

  • Transport facility is provided to students from their residence to the university campus and back

 

 Canteen

  • A modern canteen building provides hygienic and wholesome food, snacks and beverages

 

 Play Grounds

  • Playgrounds for Cricket, Volleyball, Football, and other games are available in the campus. Indoor games facilities have also been created

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR)-New Delhi Sponsored 1-Day National Seminar on Recent Trends in Drug Discovery & Research, Organized on 30th September, 2012

  • M.P.Council Of Science & Technology (MPCST)-Bhopal Sponsored 2-Days National Seminar on Emerging Trends And Application Of Herbal Drug Technology, Organized on 10th-11th August 2013.
  • University Sponsored National Workshop On “Role Of Intellectual Property In Pharmaceutical And Biotechnology Industry On 22nd-23rd November 2014 In association with Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India & Indian Institute of Patent and Trademark Attorney-New Delhi.
  • University Sponsored One Day Certificate Programme On “Scope and Potential after Pharmacy-Galaxy of Job Opportunities and Careers organized on 28th February 2015 in association with Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI) Madhya Pradesh State Branch.
  • Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR)-New Delhi Sponsored 2-Days National Conference on “Innovations In Alternative To Animal Experimentation----From Drug Discovery To Drug Delivery Organized on 21st-22nd August 2015.
  • University Sponsored Special Seminar On “Experimentation with Homa Therapy Rejuvenate" The Vedic Science" Organized on 15th-16th February, 2016.
  • M.P.Council Of Science & Technology (MPCST)-Bhopal Sponsored One Week (6-Days) NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON “Recent Trends in Scientific Instrumentations with Skill Innovations & Skills Employability Organized on 6th-11th May 2016.
  • AICTE Sponsored 2-Days National Seminar on Modern Trends in Herbal Drug Technology.
  • DST-NIMAT Sponsored 3-Days Entrepreneur Awareness Camps (EAC) for Pharmacy and Health care, Life Science and Technology final year students, Organized on 24th-26th October 2016.
  • Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR)-New Delhi & M.P.Council Of Science & Technology (MPCST)-Bhopal Sponsored 2-Days National Conference On “Frontier Research in Natural Products: Opportunities And Challenges Organized on 3rd-4th February 2017.
  • DST-NIMAT Sponsored 3-Days Entrepreneur Awareness Camps (EAC) for Pharmacy and Health care, Life Science and Technology final year students, Organized on 11-13 September 2017.
  • World Pharmacist Day on 25th September 2017 at Department of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology, AKSU Satna (MP). The program was sponsored by Belco Pharma-Haryana. The participants group includes Pharma students, working Pharma professionals & school science teacher and students.
  • ICMR-New Delhi & MPCST-Bhopal Sponsored 2-Days National Conference on “Ayurvedic Sciences: From Vedic Period to Nano Era-Challenges, Opportunities & Skills which was Organized on 27th-28th October 2017 at Department of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology & Centre for Traditional Knowledge Research & Applications (CTKRA), AKS University, Satna (MP).
  • Students of B.Pharmacy batches went on educational trip & One month educational training to Cipla Pharmaceuticals, Indore, Deendayal Research Institute (DRI), Chitrakoot, Guapha Pharmaceuticals, Jabalpur, PG Tech Research Institute & many other reputed pharmaceutical companies.
  • Various health awareness camps are being regularly organized by the Pharmacy Department like
    • blood group checkup,
    • blood pressure checkup,
    • hemoglobin checkup,
    • dental checkup,
    • Eye checkup etc.
  • Various health days are being celebrated by the Department like
    • health awareness day
    • hemophilia day etc
  • Distribution of Iron folic acid tablet was done to students of various Departments of AKS University by Department of Pharmacy (under scheduled government programme).
  • Free Health checkup camp was organized at Kisan Mela 2014
  • Various parties like welcome party, farewell party, Teachers Day etc are the routine features of the Department.
  • There is a regular scheduled provision for sports in the Department.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Career Opportunities for Pharmacy Graduates

Pharmacy, the health care profession concerned with knowledge about drugs and their effects, draws from the chemical, physical, behavioral and biological sciences. It offers many opportunities in India and around the world. Pharmacists may practice in a nursing home or biotechnology industry extended care facility and other private or public companies; a hospital pharmacy or pharmaceutical industry, a college; government agencies, etc. Pharmacy graduates are not only best paid and most respected professionals, but health care trends make pharmacy a nearly recession proof career choice. Here is a list in brief which indicates many opportunities for Pharmacy graduates

  • Government Sector
    1. Food and Drug Administration
    2. the Drug Enforcement Administration
    3. the Public Health Service
    4. the Armed Forces
    5. the National Institutes of Health
    6. Teaching profession and administrative careers at leading colleges and universities.
    7. Many other government agencies.
  • Hospital Pharmacy
    1. To select the medications in the hospital for use, dispense prescription drugs, and handle special products like radioactive medicines, artificial kidney, fluid and plastic inserts.
    2. Many hospital-based pharmacists also are administrators and influential members of important committees.
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing
    1. Pharmaceutical marketing
    2. Area manager
    3. Regional sales managers
    4. Zonal sales managers etc
  • Consultancy

    This is an ideal opportunity for highly technical and experienced pharmacy professionals to earn handsomely as self-employed entrepreneurs, even after the age of retirement. Consultancy services in Pharmacy are offered in various fields against very attractive financial fees

    1.  Regulatory Affairs
    2.  Market Surveys & Sales Promotion
    3.  Analytical Series
    4.  Research
    5.  Documentation
    6.  Manufacturing Processes
    7.  Approvals
    8.  Turn Key Projects
    9.  Data Management
    10.  Information Retrieval
  • Industrial Pharmacy
      1. research and development (R&D)
      2. testing of medications in humans and animals (Clinical Trials)
      3. production systems
      4. Sales and management
      5. production chemist
      6. production manager
      7. officer, executive, manager, Director, President, Vice-president

    1. Other opportunities in production of herbal & ayurvedic preparations and veterinary products as well as bulk drugs and cosmetics.
  • Community Pharmacy
    1. for safe and efficient dispensing of prescription medications
    2. advising patients on proper prescription
    3. advising patients on proper prescription
    4. over-the counter non-prescription medication use
    5. keeping records of patients and their health, illness, and medications etc
  • Scope Abroad

    India is producing many pharmacy graduates. Qualified pharmacy professionals have been in demand by many foreign countries like U.S.A., European Countries, Canada, African Countries, South East Asian Countries, Gulf Countries, and the Australian continent like New Zealand. A registered pharmacist earns very high salary and respect in developed countries

 

LABORATORIES

Laboratories
  • Pharmaceutics Lab
    1. All purpose Instrument
    2. Autoclave
    3. Capsule Filling Machine
    4. Coating and Polishing Machine
    5. Cooling Centrifuge
    6. Digital Balance
    7. Disintegration Apparatus
    8. Dissolution Apparatus
    9. Distillation Unit
    10. Fermentor
    11. Friability Test Apparatus
    12. Homogenizer
    13. Hot Air Oven
    14. Laboratory Centrifuge
    15. Laminar Flow Hood
    16. Magnetic Stirrer
    17. Mechanical Sieving Machine
    18. Remoter
    19. Tablet Punching Machine
    20. Serological Water Bath
    21. Single punch tablet machine
    22. Tablet Disso Apparatus
    23. Ultrasonicator
    24. UV Spectrophotometer
    25. Vacuum Filtration assembly
  • Pharmacognosy Lab
    1. Binocular Microscope
    2. Camera Lucida
    3. Digital Balance
    4. Digital Melting Point Apparatus
    5. Muffle Furnace
    6. PH Meter
    7. Soxhlet Apparatus
    8. Stage Microscope
    9. Vacuum Filter
    10. Sterility test unit
    11. Clevenger apparatus
    12. BOD incubator
    13. Moisture balance
    14. Projection microscope
    15. Antibiotic zone reader
  • Pharmacology Lab
    1. Act photometer
    2. Analgesiometer
    3. Deep Freezer
    4. Digital Balance
    5. Digital Plethysmometer
    6. Electroconvulsiometer
    7. ELISA Reader
    8. Kymographs
    9. Organ Bath Assembly
    10. Pole Climbing Apparatus
    11. Rotarod Apparatus
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab
    1. Binocular Microscope
    2. Boiling Point Apparatus
    3. Calorimeter
    4. Centrifuge
    5. Digital Balance
    6. Flame Photometer
    7. Fluor meter
    8. Hot Air Oven
    9. Karl Fischer Apparatus
    10. Mechanical Shaker
    11. Micro burette
    12. PH Meter
    13. Refractometer
    14. Rotavapour
    15. Vacuum Distillation Assembly
    16. Melting Point Apparatus
Library
  1. Provision for central library.
  2. Provision for departmental library.
  3. Library to be sectioned into two parts-references & Issue section.
  4. All books to be properly registered (Hard & Soft copy)
  5. Provision for journals (National & International, online & hard copy) in all departments should be made.
  6. Newspaper Clipping-The latest new in all fields of various departments will be Xeroxed and displayed on the notice board for update.
  7. FAQ
  8. The Library Resource Center offers the following services:
    1. Reading Facilities
    2. Reference
    3. Photocopying
    4. Circulation
    5. Computerized Information Search
    6. Library Orientation Programme
    7. Newspaper Clipping
    8. Current Awareness Services