Sardar Bhagwan Singh Post Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences & Research
Departments sbspgi / Pharmaceutical sciences

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

About the department

The Department came into existence in 1994. The admissions in B. Pharm. will be open for the 21st batch. The discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences offers systematic study of synthesis, analysis, formulation, standardizations, marketing and dispensing of medicines. The subjects can be broadly classified as: Pharmaceutical Chemistry, dealing with synthetic drugs; Pharmaceutical Analysis, involving modern analytical methods and sophisticated instruments for quality control of basic drug and formulation, Chemistry of Natural Products, explaining methods of isolation, purification, characterization and biological evaluation of phytopharmaceuticals; Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology dealing with preparation of various dosage forms like tablets, capsules, injections, syrups etc, Pharmacology and Toxicology dealing with study of the action of drugs on living organism and their adverse effect and Pharmacognosy, a science dealing with drugs of natural origin like plants.

Faculty base

The department has well qualified and experienced faculty members specialized in various fields of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Several faculty members are doctorate. The faculty is actively engaged in Research with few of them pursuing their PhD's. They are continuously enriching themselves professionally by attending workshops, symposium refresher courses and conferences at National and International levels. Faculty members & students have won the Young scientist awards at Uttarakhand Science Congress, and other conferences.



Course Contents:

Pharmaceutical / Medicinal Chemistry, Chemistry of Natural Products, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmacognosy, Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Management and Marketing etc.


A graduate in Pharmacy (B. Pharm) as a Registered Pharmacist, can establish a Community Pharmacy, setup a Pharmaceutical manufacturing industry and can start the production of medicine such as tablets, capsules, ointments, injections and oral liquid preparations, eye and ear drops etc. They may also setup a Quality Control and Drug Standardization laboratory. In the government sector a pharmacist can work as a Drug Inspector, Drug Analyst, Chief Pharmacist etc. A post graduate in Pharmacy (M.Pharm) can be absorbed in Pharmaceutical Industry in Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Formulation Development, R&D, Production, Pharmacovigilance, Drug Regulatory Affairs and Intellectual Property Rights departments. With a management degree, a B.Pharm / M.Pharm can hold the responsibilities of marketing division and HR Department. If interested in academics, after obtaining a M. Pharm. / Ph. D. degree, one can pursue a career in teaching.



A Post Graduate in Pharmacy can pursue his / her career in following areas.

  • May be absorbed in Industrial Research and Development (R & D), Formulation Development (FND), Production & Intellectual Property Management Rights (IPMR) department, Drug Regulatory Affairs.
  • Can join Nutraceutical, Herbal, Cosmoceutical and Pre-clinical & Clinical Trial department in various industries.
  • Can join Govt Research organisations and pursue career in academics.
  • Can pursue higher studies in India and abroad.
  • Can join as Drug Regulatory Affairs officer & Pharmaco vigilance officer in a reputed firm.

‘‘Class apart’’ Labs...

  • Department has technically designed 20 laboratories and pilot plant facilities for student's skill shaping and research purpose.
  • Pharmaceutics laboratories are equipped with lab and pilot scale manufacturing testing/analysis of different dosage forms. Major instruments/equipments are 16 station rotary tablets machine, GMP model single station tablet press, Electrolab tablet testing series, Horizontal main drive with all pilot scale manufacturing and filling attachments, Electrolab 7 station diffusion cell apparatus, Brookfield viscometer etc.
  • Pharmacology laboraties have latest equipment like Auto analyser, Digital Plethysmograph. CNS Insstruments, Refrigerated centrifuge, physiograph, Tissue homogenizer, Actophotometer, Longendraff apparatus for evaluation of different pharmacological activities on animals. Department has CPCSEA approved Animal House for small lab animal like Rats, Mice, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hamster.
  • Central Instrumentation Laboratory provides facility for analysis by UV Visible Spectrophotometer, HPLC, GC, Polarigraprh, Flamephotometer, FTIR, Potentiometer etc.
  • Pharmacognosy labs have facilities for extraction and isolation of Phytoconstituents and major laboratory equipments are Column chromatography, Microtome, Steam distillation unit, Hydro distillation apparatus, various sizes of Soxhlet, Muffle furnace, Rotary evaporator etc.