Departments
Department of Pharmaceutics

About the Department

The Department of Pharmaceutics is well equipped for both teaching and research activities. It offers a master and doctoral degree program. Master program in Pharmaceutics was started in the year of 2007 with an intake of 10 students and now it has been increased to 18 students. The major focus of the department’s post graduate program is to provide students with a strong focus and training to prepare them for careers in academia, pharmaceutical industry, or research institutions. These degree offerings are intended to meet the high demand for professionals with broad-based training in pharmaceutical sciences.

Infrastructure

The department has well equipped facilities for research work with sophisticated instruments like Malvern particle size analyzer, Sonicator, High speed Homogenizer, Freeze drier, HPLC, Brookfield Viscometer, Dissolution apparatus, and Stability chamber.

Research Areas

Nanoparticles, Polymeric micelles, Stealth liposomes, Niosomes, Proniosomes, Self emulsifying drug delivery systems, Buccal & Colon drug delivery systems, Oral solid dosage forms

Faculty Details

Professor and Head

  • Dr. C. Vijaya Raghavan, (Vice Principal)
Assistant Professors
  • Dr. B. Dinesh Kumar
  • Mr. S. M. Habibur Rahman
  • Mr. S. Subramanian
  • Mr. K. Balakumar
  • Mr. C. Vaiyana Rajesh
Overall Achievements at a Glance

Publications

  • Papers published in International and National Journals …………… 95
  • Papers presented in International and National Conferences ………. 58

Projects

  • NSCST Sponsored Projects ………………………………………… 6
  • TNPSWT Sponsored Projects ………………………………………. 4
  • ICMR Grant (46 lakhs)…………………………………………….. 2
  • AICTE Grant (6.3 lakhs) …………………………………………… 1

Academia-Industry Interface

  • Guest Lectures delivered by faculty ……………………………….. 16
  • Invited speakers from Industry/ Academics ………………………… 8
  • International conference Organized ……………………………….. 2
  • National seminar/workshop Organized …………………………….. 2
Ongoing Funded Projects
  • Principle investigator: Dr. C. Vijaya Raghavan

    “Development of Nanoparticle Drug Delivery system for Alzheimer’s disease” – (Rs. 26 lakhs) received from Indian Council of Medical Research (No. 35/36/2010/Nano-BMS; dated 20th Oct., 2010).

  • Principle Investigator: Mr. SM Habibur Rahman

    “Development of Solid Lipid Carrier to Target Brain Cells for Neuroprotective Action of Curcumin” – (Rs. 6.3 lakhs) from All India Council for Technical Education (No. 8023/RID/RPS-51/2010-11; dated 31st March., 2011)

  • Principle Investigator: Dr. Dineshkumar

    The Project “Camptothecin loaded lipid nano suspension: its apoptosis effect against dalton lymphoma bearing mice” – (Rs. 20 lakhs) from Indian Council of Medical Research (No. 35/36/2010/Nano-BMS; dated 20th Oct., 2010).

Awarded Projects
  • Mr. Vimal K. R. received the first prize with a grant of Rs.8000 from the Tamil Nadu Pharmaceutical Sciences Welfare Trust for the project entitled “Enhancement of Follicular Delivery of Finasteride in Niosomal and Proniosomal Gel Form for treating androgenetic alopecia” for the year 2010-11 under the guidance of Dr. V. Sankar.
  • Mr. Arul Kumar B received Rs. 8000 from the Tamilnadu Pharmaceutical Sciences Welfare Trust for the project work entitled “Brain targeted delivery of Betulinic acid loaded nanoparticles for tumor” under student project scheme during the year 2009-2010 under the guidance of Dr. C. Vijaya Raghavan.
  • Mr. R. Sivakumar received Rs. 10,000 from the Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology for the project entitled “Colon Cancer Targeted Delivery of Capecitabine using poly (D,L- Lactic Acid Co-Glycolic Acid ) Nanoparticles “ under student project scheme during the year 2009-2010 under the guidance of Dr. C. Vijaya Raghavan.
  • Mr. R. John received Rs. 5000 from the Tamil Nadu State Council for the project entitled “Site Specific Controlled Release Capecitabine Microspheres for Colon Cancer“ under student project scheme during the year 2008-09 under the guidance of Dr. C. Vijaya Raghavan.
  • Mr. K. Balakumar received Rs. 7000 from the Tamil Nadu Pharmaceutical Sciences Welfare Trust for the project entitled “Formulation and Characterisation of 5-Flurouracil Nanoparticles using Eudragit S100 for Colorectal Cancer “ under student project scheme during the year 2007-2008 under the guidance of Dr. C. Vijaya Raghavan.
  • Mr. Antony Noby received Rs 10,000 from the Tamil Nadu state council for science and technology for the project entitled“Carboplatin niosomes for enhanced delivery to cancer cells” under student project scheme during the year 2009-2010 under the guidance of of Dr. V. Sankar.
  • Mr. K. Velayutham and Mr. C. Praveen received a grant of Rs.5000 from Tamil Nadu State Council for Science & Technology, Chennai under the Student Project Scheme for the project, “Targeting Salbutamol Sulphate to lungs through Niosomes”. It was carried out under the guidance of Dr. V. Sankar.
  • Mr. V. Harikrishan received Rs 10,000 from the Tamil Nadu state council for science and technology for the project entitled“Formulation and evaluation of Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Nanoparticles for Post Cataract treatment” under student project scheme during the year 2007- 2008 under the guidance of Dr. V. Sankar.
  • Mr. K. Velayudham received the Tamil Nadu Pharmaceutical sciences and welfare trust “Student project scheme” 2008- 2009 award for the project he guided titled “Tissue distribution and Pharmacokinetics of salbutamol proniosomes for lungs” with a prize amount of Rs6,000 under the guidance of Dr. V. Sankar.
  • Mr. B. Arunprasath received Rs 10,000 from the Tamil Nadu state council for science and technology for the project entitled “Site specific controlled release Capecitabine microspheres for Colon Cancer” under student project scheme during the year 2008-09 under the guidance of Dr. S .Durgaramani.
  • Mr. Mohamed Shareef. K received Rs 6000 from the Tamil Nadu state council for science and technology for the project entitled “A Liquisolid Compact Technique: Enhancing the Solubility and Bioavailability of Nisoldipine” under student project scheme during the year 2011-12 under the guidance of Dr. B Dinesh kumar