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Pharmaceutics
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. V. Sankar , (Vice Principal)
Associate Professors
  • Dr. S. M. Habibur Rahman
  • Dr. S. Subramanian
Assistant Professors
  • Mr. C. Vaiyana Rajesh
  • Mr. S. Karthikeyan
  • Mrs. R. Nithya
  • Mrs. S. Vijayalakshmi
  • Mrs. S. Sowmya
Research Scholar
  • Mr. Siram Karthik
Overall Achievements at a Glance
S. No Activities Up to 2011 2011-2012
Publications:
1 Paper published in journals 30 10
2 Paper published in conferences 60 20
Projects:
1 M. Pharm projects 40 10
2 TNSCST sponsored projects 5 1
3 TNPSWT sponsored projects 3 -
4 ICMR funded project 1 -
5 AICTE funded project 1 1
Travel grants:
1 International travel grant received 1 1
2 In house travel grant received 3 1
Academia-Industry Interface:
1 Guest Lectures delivered by faculty 14 2
2 Invited speakers from Industry/Academics 8 4
Conferences/ Seminars/ Workshop
1 International conference Organized 2 -
2 National seminar/workshop Organized 1 1
Ongoing Funded Projects
Funding Agencies Project Title Principal Investigator Cost in Lakhs
ICMR 2011-2014 “Development of Nanoparticle Drug Delivery System for Alzheimers Disease” Dr.C.Vijaya Raghavan M.Pharm.,Ph.D 26
AICTE 2011-2013 “Development of Solid Lipid Carrier to target Brain Cells for Neuroprotective Action of Curcumin” Mr.S.M.Habibur Rahman M.Pharm., (Ph.D.) 6.3
AICTE 2012-2013 Modernization of Pharmaceutics lab Dr.C.Vijaya Raghavan M.Pharm.,Ph.D 5
Awarded Projects
  • 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
  • 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