Recognising its vast scope, the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences was established on self finance mode in 1996 with the introduction of degree course in pharmacy. Presently situated in the Chauras campus, the Department holds the honour of being the first Institution, approved by the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) in Uttarakhand, apart from being approved by AICTE as well. A good number of students of department have qualified GATE examination securing high percentile. The students have been selected for pursuing Master’s Degree and Ph D in Pharmacy and other allied subjects' viz. Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Management etc in the institutes of national and international repute. The alumni of the department are well placed in pharmaceutical and allied industries like Food and Drug Administration, Academia, Research Organizations, Regulatory affairs, Community Pharmacy etc.
Apart from the Ph D and post graduate research work of the faculty members and students, at present four individual research projects funded by UGC and AICTE and UCOST are being run in the Department. One major individual DST Project (in collaboration with Department of Chemistry) and one International individual project (in collaboration with Faculty of Pharmacy, Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan) has been completed in the year 2011-12.
Apart from M. Pharm. (Pharmaceutics), another postgraduate course- M. Sc. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) is also being run to cater the need of interdisciplinary research and the demand of Pharmaceutical industries in and around Uttarakhand. The faculty members have been presenting their research work in various national and international conferences and have published their research papers in national and international journals of repute.
During the year 2011-12 the faculty members and students have published 28 papers in various national and international journals and presented/participated 08 papers in the various Seminars/Workshops/Conferences. The department has also completed 02 research projects and work is in progress in another 03. Besides, the faculty members have filed two patents in India.
Last Updated on : 05/11/2015