Courses for Third year - Sixth Semester B Pharmacy Students

Scope: This course deals with the various aspects of quality control and quality assurance aspects of pharmaceutical industries. It deals with important aspects like

cGMP, QC tests, documentation, quality certifications and regulatory affairs.

Objectives: Upon completion of the course student shall be able to:

  • understand the cGMP aspects in a pharmaceutical industry
  • appreciate the importance of documentation
  • understand the scope of quality certifications applicable to pharmaceutical industries
  • understand the responsibilities of QA & QC departments


  • Biotechnology has a long promise to revolutionize the biological sciences and technology.
  • Scientific application of biotechnology in the field of genetic engineering, medicine and fermentation technologymakes the subject interesting.
  • Biotechnology is leading to new biological revolutions in diagnosis, prevention and cure of diseases, new and cheaper pharmaceutical drugs.
  • Biotechnology has already produced transgenic crops and animals and the future promises lot more.
  • It is basically a research-based subject.

Objectives: Upon completion of the subject student shall be able to;

1. Understanding the importance of Immobilized enzymes in Pharmaceutical Industries

2. Genetic engineering applications in relation to production of pharmaceuticals

3. Importance of Monoclonal antibodies in Industries

4. Appreciate the use of microorganisms in fermentation technology

Scope :This subject is designed to impart knowledge and skills of Biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics and their applications in pharmaceutical development, design of dose and dosage regimen and in solving the problems arised therein.

Objectives: Upon completion of the course student shall be able to:

1. Understand the basic concepts in biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics and their significance.

2. Use of plasma drug concentration-time data to calculate the pharmacokinetic parameters to describe the kinetics of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, elimination.

3. To understand the concepts of bioavailability and bioequivalence of drug products and their significance.

4. Understand various pharmacokinetic parameters, their significance & applications.

Scope: This subject gives the student the knowledge of basic understanding of herbal drug industry, the quality of raw material, guidelines for quality of herbal drugs, herbal cosmetics, natural sweeteners, nutraceutical etc. The subject also emphasizes on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), patenting and regulatory issues of herbal drugs

Objectives: Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

1. understand raw material as source of herbal drugs from cultivation to herbal drug product

2. know the WHO and ICH guidelines for evaluation of herbal drugs

3. know the herbal cosmetics, natural sweeteners, nutraceuticals

4. appreciate patenting of herbal drugs, GMP .

Scope: This subject is intended to impart the fundamental knowledge on various aspects (classification, mechanism of action, therapeutic effects, clinical uses, side effects and contraindications) of drugs acting on respiratory and gastrointestinal system, infectious diseases, immuno-pharmacology and in addition,emphasis on the principles of toxicology and chronopharmacology.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

1. understand the mechanism of drug action and its relevance in the treatment of different infectious diseases

2. comprehend the principles of toxicology and treatment of various poisoningsand

3. appreciate correlation of pharmacology with related medical sciences.

Scope: This subject is designed to impart fundamental knowledge on the structure, chemistry and therapeutic value of drugs. The subject emphasis on modern techniques of rational drug design like quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR), Prodrug concept, combinatorial chemistry and Computer-aided drug design (CADD). The subject also emphasizes on the chemistry, mechanism of action, metabolism, adverse effects, Structure-Activity Relationships (SAR), therapeutic uses and synthesis of important drugs.

Objectives: Upon completion of the course student shall be able to

1. Understand the importance of drug design and different techniques of drug design.

2. Understand the chemistry of drugs with respect to their biological activity.

3. Know the metabolism, adverse effects and therapeutic value of drugs.

4. Know the importance of SAR of drugs.