The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry is primarily involved in providing strong foundation in fundamentals of different branches of chemistry viz.
Organic chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Biochemistry, Medicinal chemistry and Analytical chemistry.
The objective of the department is to provide profound theoretical knowledge to the students and to shape them into professionals with technical competence
by intensive training. Faculty of this department are well experienced and highly qualified with a dedication to teaching. The entire faculty have the
exposure and opportunity to carry out research. The department has nearly 28 original research articles published in reputed journals.
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department has all basic and advanced features like well ventilated spacious laboratories with water and gas connections, fume
free environment, glass wares including custom designed vessels etc. The department has HPLC, FTIR and UV spectrophotometers, Digital melting point
apparatus, microwave reactor, hot air oven, vacuum oven, digital mixers and stirrers, high end filtration equipments, Freeze dryers and other instruments
to carry out research. In addition, the department has computational facility for designing drug candidates.
The department has identified core areas of research mainly in medicinal chemistry and Analytical chemistry. The prime motto of our research is to identify
a lead molecule either of synthetic or natural origin and to optimize the lead to achieve desirable pharmacodynamic andpharmacokinetic properties. The
methods to identify the lead applied in our department includes Computer aided drug design, synthesis, SAR, characterization and screening of novel
organic molecules using traditional as well as cutting edge technologies like high throughput screening and molecular modeling. Lead optimization is
carried out using computational methods. The department is successful in getting financial support from various funding agencies like DBT, DST, AICTE
and ICMR. Faculty members are actively engaged in research and they publish their work in reputed international journals. The research work is also
presented at reputed national/international conferences.
Our strategy for achieving global standards is to develop a "Drug design and synthesis research laboratory" with excellent facilities in par with industrial
standards and to possess accreditation of government research organizations, Pharmaceutical industries and international standard organizations. The
department offers masters' level programe in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.