School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Vision:

To be a pioneer in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences by imparting quality education, training and research for the benefit of mankind with the ultimate aim of providing proficient patient care and drug development to meet global demands.

Mission:

  • To provide adequate knowledge, necessary skill to practice the profession of Pharmacy.
  • To nurture team work to serve society by practicing and executing moral responsibilities associated with the field of Pharmacy.
  • To encourage students to take up research activities in various facets of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy practice. Further applying research into Healthcare practice to serve the society in a better way.

The school of Pharmaceutical Sciences is committed to produce a fleet of highly knowledgeable, skilled and competitive professionals in the field of pharmacy.

The department offers four year of undergraduate(B.Pharm), six years Pharm.D program and two year masters program(M.Pharma) in various branches along with doctoral program in pharmacy. The school comprises state of the art infrastructure and a highly qualified dedicated faculty. In order to provide best possible pharmacy education the college has full-fledged laboratories. It boasts of a well equipped modernized analytical laboratory, machine room and a well maintained animal house.

The department also has an excellent digitalized library facility with sufficient number of books and renowned national and international journals.

Faculty members are actively involved in various research activities, attending  and organizing seminars, conferences and  workshops  -which helps the student community to get an exposure to the ongoing developments in their pertaining fields.

Eligibility

Doctor of Pharmacy 1. Pharm.D : A pass in any of the following examinations-10+2 / PUC or equivalent examination with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects : Mathematics or Biology.
2. Candidates who have passed D.Pharm course from institutions approved by Pharmacy Council of India U/S 12 of Pharmacy Act, 1948, are only eligible to be admitted to first year Pharm.D course.
Bachelor of Pharmacy Candidates who have passed two year PUC examination of Karnataka PUC board or an equivalent examination of any other approved Board or University with not less than 40% marks in any combination comprising PCM or PCB (minimum eligibility should be based on the aggregate of PCM or PCB) or PCMB, PCandComp.Science, PC and Electronics.
Note: In respect of candidates who have taken PCMB combination of the aggregate of PCM or PCB whichever is higher shall be considered for the purpose of admission. Admission to II year Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy (Lateral Entry) shall be open to candidates who hold a diploma in pharmacy.
Master of Pharmacy 1. A candidate who has passed B.Pharm degree examination of recognized Indian University recognized by Law in India or any other degree courses in Pharmacy recognized by Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) or All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) for this purpose and who has secured not less than 55% of the maximum marks (aggregate of four years) prescribed for the qualification examination shall be eligible for the admission to M.Pharm course.
2. Foreign students seeking admissions should have equivalent qualification and must be proficient in English. Candidates must have minimum TOEFL score.

Faculty:


Faculty - School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Name: Dr.Murugan
Designation: Principal & Professor
Qualification: M.Pharm., Ph.D.,

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Faculty - School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Name: Dr.B.Wilson
Designation: Professor & HOD
Qualification: M.Pharm., Ph.D., MBA

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Faculty - School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Name: Dr.S.R.Brahmani Priyadarshini
Designation: Professor
Qualification: M.Tech., Ph.D.,

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Faculty - School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Name: Dr.K.M.Geetha
Designation: Professor & HOD
Qualification: M.Pharm., Ph.D

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Faculty - School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Name: Dr.N.B.Sridharamurthy
Designation: Professor & HOD
Qualification: M.Pharm., Ph.D

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Faculty - School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Name: Dr.P.Sivakami Sundari
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.Pharm., Ph.D

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Faculty - School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Name: Mrs.Kalpana Divekar
Designation: Assoc.Professor
Qualification: M.Pharm.,

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Faculty - School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Name: Mrs.M.S.Sandhyavali
Designation: Assoc.Professor
Qualification: M.Pharm.,

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Faculty - School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Name: Mrs.Josephine Leno Jenita
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.Pharm.,

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Faculty - School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Name: Mrs.Shanaz Banu
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.Pharm.,

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Faculty - School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Name: Mr.Vimal John Samuel
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.Pharm.,

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Faculty - School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Name: Mrs.Manjula.D
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.Pharm.,

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Faculty - School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Name: Mrs.K.B.Premakumari
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: M.Pharm.,

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Faculty - School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Name: Mrs.B.K.Savitha
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: M.Pharm.,

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Faculty - School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Name: A.R.Mahesh
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: M.Pharm., (Ph.D)., MBA

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Faculty - School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Name: Mr.Rishi Kapoor Poddar
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: M.Pharm.,

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Faculty - School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Name: Dr.Chethan Kumar P
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: Pharm.D

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Faculty - School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Name: Dr.Sowmya Reddy M
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: Pharm.D

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Faculty - School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Name: Mr.Srijeesh Ravi
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: M.Pharm.

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Faculty - School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Name: Mr.P.Ramakrishna
Designation: Lecturer
Qualification: M.Pharm., IPPRA., (Ph.D)

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Facilities

Laboratories:
A full-fledged centralized laboratories with ultra-modern instruments like

  • High Partition Liquid Chromatography
  • FTIR
  • UV Spectrophotometer
  • Gas Chromatography
  • Nephelometer
  • Flame photometer
  • Mufler Furnace
  • Tablet punching machine
  • Coating pan
  • Capsule filling machine
  • Disintegration apparatus
  • Sonicator
  • Dissolution apparatus
  • Freeze Drier
  • Friability test apparatus
  • Bulk density apparatus & various types of blenders etc. This helps our students to get the feel of Industrial setup.

Library:
Department of Pharmacy has an excellent library facility housed in 300 sq mts. It comprises of 6000 books and 30 journals both National and International. It can accommodate 80 students and has separate issue section, reference section and Journal sections. The library is also provided with digital facility to access e-journals. Number of CD’s pertaining to different subjects are also available for students.

Animal house:
The College provides excellent animal house facilities to cater to the needs of not only pharmacy but also for other allied medical science courses in the campus. It consists of record room, quarantine room, 2- experimental rooms and separate housing facilities for rabbit, mice & rats. In house hostel facilities separately for boys and girls with all the necessary amenities, is available in the campus. In addition, the campus has excellent sports facilities, gymnasium, and canteen facility and digitalized auditoriums. The overall development aspect of students is taken care by the Centre for innovative learning.

Scheme of Curriculum

Evaluation Process
  • Self-study/ presentation / survey reports / quiz/ assignments / Laboratory exercises /presentation in seminar & workshops.
  • Weekly tests and Viva-voice
  • Total: 100 Marks= {(70 Marks-University examination)+(30 Marks-Internal Assessment)}
  • Internal Examinations/ Sessionals
  Theory Practical
Number of Sessionals   3
Maximum Marks 30 Each 20(Experiment/Viva/Synopsis) + 10 (Practical Record)
University Consideration Average of Best of 2

  PASS - 50 % , 1ST CLASS – 60%, DISTINCTION- 75 %

About Course:

B. Pharm:

A 4 year undergraduate course which imparts adequate knowledge & Scientific information in broad areas of pharmacy such as pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology & pharmacognosy.

Students learn practical aspects of synthesis, formulation and analysis of various pharmaceutical and herbal medicinal agents, pharmacological screening, biological standardization and in vivo drug interaction.

1.Pharmaceutics:

The department of pharmaceutics was started in the year of 2007 with the vision of providing skillful theoretical and hands-on practical knowledge to the pharmaceutics students, which enables the rational thinking and generation of innovative ideas. The course is aimed to make the students understand the concepts behind the development of pharmaceutical dosage forms including the novel drug delivery systems by imparting skillful learning blended with practical skills. 

After completion of the course, the students will have a thorough knowledge in the design, development, manufacturing, quality control, quality assurance, in-process quality control, stability and regulatory aspects of pharmaceutical dosage forms. 

The department is well-equipped with sophisticated instruments to carry out the research activities effectively. The department organizes seminars which provide a platform for the students to interact and interface with well reputed and renowned experts from the pharmaceutical industry as well as research institutes to understand the recent advancements in the field.

2. Pharmaceutical Chemistry:

Pharmaceutical Chemistry specialization introduces students to all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry, with a strong emphasis on the detailed understanding of the physical and chemical properties of chemical compounds as well as their reactions. Students are trained in the application of modern analytical tools and interpretation of the analytical data. Pharmaceutical chemists play a significant role in this global effort in drug discovery and also in drug development.

The department is actively involved in the synthesis of heteroaryl nucleus and screening for their possible pharmacological activities, obtaining new molecules by using green chemistry, study of polymorphic forms of drug molecules and isolation and characterization of chemical constituents from medicinal plants and evaluation of their pharmacological activities.

The department is actively involved in publishing the research papers in both National and International journals and National and International conferences.

3.Pharmacology :

Department of Pharmacology is basically involved in pre clinical evaluation of candidate molecule of both natural and synthetic origin in cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and neurological research. 

Facilities include a well-established animal house and well-equipped laboratories to accomplish the objectives of the course offered. The department is actively conducting research in screening new chemical entities and herbal drugs for their possible therapeutic activities which can be exploited in developing a clinically useful drug molecule.

4. Pharmaceutical Analysis :

Department of Pharmaceutical analysis, a central part of all the departments, is one of the most expensive laboratories in terms of the cost of instruments. This department is responsible for imparting knowledge in the field of modern instrumental techniques for B.Pharm, Pharm.D and all branches of M.Pharm.

The laboratory is equipped with indigenous as well as imported analytical instruments. It has a wide range of instruments for spectroscopic, analytical and chromatographic analysis of drugs and other products. The department is equipped with conventional instruments like Digital Balances, Spectrophotometer, spectrofluorimetry, Flame Photometer, NepheloTurbidimeter, Conductivity meter, Potentiometry, KF titrator and pH meter. Several advanced instruments like FT- IR Spectrometer, High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Gas Chromatography (GC) are also available in the department.

The activities of the department other than the regular classes for under graduate and post graduate courses include the following:

  • Development of analytical methods for newer drugs using HPLC, Spectrophotometer, FTIR and titrimetric methods
  • Developing newer analytical methods for drugs in formulations

Research Activities / Consultancy Projects

The main areas of research includes

  • Synthesis of Heterocyclic compounds as anticancer drugs,
  • Bioconversion,
  • Nanotechnology,
  • Extraction, Isolation & Characterization of Phytochemicals,
  • Phytochemical and Pharmacological screening of various biological activities such as antidiabetic, antiulcer, anticancer, hepatoprotective, wound healing activities etc.

Highlights

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences under the banner of Dayananda Sagar University is committed to provide excellent pharmaceutical education and research so as to take a lead in the field of pharmacy with the objective of serving the society by providing better health care.

a. Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Since its inception the department has been in pursuit of excellence with vibrancy and scholarship. The following are the research activities that the department has involved itself in thus far.
1. Synthesis of Heteroaryl nucleus and screening for their possible anticancer activity.
2. Synthesis of some of the new molecules by using green chemistry.
3. Synthesis of novel organic molecules as potent anti-inflammatory, antihistaminic, Antitubercular drugs.
4. Bioconversion of drug intermediates as stereo specific molecules.
5. Study of polymorphic forms of drug molecules.
6. Isolation and characterization of chemical constituents from medicinal plants and evaluation of their pharmacological activity.

With their profound academic knowledge, the faculty of the department engage in publishing their Research Papers in National /International Journals and present papers at National and international Conferences.
With this expertise the department has received research grants from RGUHS to facilitate pursuing its research activities. With fervent thirst for knowledge and passion to advance in the field the students and staff of the department organize sponsored seminars on various topics where the field experts share their knowledge.

b. Dept. of Pharmacology
The use of medicines is one of the primary ways of battling disease. Drugs are used in the treatment of various illnesses like cardiovascular disease, asthma, stomach ailments etc. Pharmacology strives to analyze the mechanisms that drugs employ to bring about their therapeutic effects. Pharmacology is the study of how drugs work. The fundamental principle of pharmacology is that drugs act as healing agents and are effective because they mimic or block molecules that control natural processes like blood pressure, organ development, and pain perception. It deals with the effects of drugs on living organisms and their components such as cells, membranes, enzymes and DNA. Examples of important medicines are antibacterial drugs, anti-cancer drugs, anti-migraine agents, to name a few.
Pharmacology makes use of the information from many branches of sciences such as cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics to discover new ways to treat diseases. This interdisciplinary approach of pharmacology allows researchers to assimilate different scientific perspectives in the study of how drugs act and how to improve them.

The main responsibilities of pharmacologists in the search for, and development of new medicines are:
• Screening for desired activity
• Determining mode of action
• Quantifying drug activity when chemical methods are not available

The department is supported with dedicated laboratories for Undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The laboratories are equipped with sophisticated instruments.

c. Dept. of Pharmaceutics
Pharmaceutics is the study of the quantitative aspects of drug delivery and seeks to understand the relationships between drug formulation, delivery, disposition and clinical response. It involves the design, development and evaluation of drugs in combination with an appropriate dosage form.
The department is committed to excellence in research, instruction and service which is demonstrated through the productivity and success of faculty, staff and students. The course is aimed to make the students to understand the concepts behind the development of pharmaceutical dosage forms including the novel drug delivery systems by imparting skillful learning blended with practical knowledge.

The department offers an environment that includes state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation and technologies, devoted and experienced faculty and staff. The department is well equipped with sophisticated instruments such as the tablet punching machine, disintegration tester, dissolution apparatus, ultrasonicator, ultracentrifuge, lyophilizer and stability chamber to carry out effective research.

d. Dept. of Pharmacognosy
Pharmacognosy has experienced substantial changes in recent years and today it epitomizes a highly interdisciplinary science, which is one of five major areas of pharmaceutical education.

Research in pharmacognosy is significant as it leads to new forms of biotechnology; new types of therapeutic agents; new molecular probes that can be used to study molecular/cell biology; new pest controls to help protect crops; increased understanding of the pharmacological, ecological and biochemical roles of molecules produced by nature; information on herbal medicines; and new methods for the analysis of drugs, toxins and herbal preparations.

The Department of Pharmacognosy is actively involved in the following activities:
1. Maintaining the herbal garden which has more than 50 medicinal plants
2. Isolation and characterization of chemical constituents such as flavonoids, tannins, essential oils, cardiac glycosides etc. from various medicinal plants
3. Evaluation of pharmacological activity such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant activity, hepatoprotective activity, antidiabetic activity, wound healing activity, antimicrobial studies etc.
4. Developing a topical herbal formulation
5. Developing herbal Nutraceutical preparations

e. Pharm.D
The department provides professional educational opportunities for students to enable them to practice pharmaceutical care, adapt to changing professional roles, use new technologies, assume leadership roles in a dynamic health-care environment and contribute new knowledge to the profession.
The aim of department is to successfully implement the objectives of Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) towards the meeting growing needs and expectations of the patient, society and health care system both nationally and globally.
The department with top class infrastructure and facilities focuses on providing in depth knowledge, clinical skills, developing attitude, responsibilities, and promoting professionalism to the future leaders of health care profession.
Activities of department cover wide spectrum of patient care and services including adverse drug reaction (ADR) monitoring & reporting, drug interaction checking, patient counselling, ward round participation, medical history interview, drug & poison information and clinical intervention.

Dean's Message

Season Greetings

Dayananda Sagar University (DSU) welcomes you all.

DSU- As a diverse faculty in intellect, creative thinking and talent, I assure you that, we are committed to excellence in teaching, research and innovation. I am confident at the students of my Institution, inspired by the dedicated faculty will translate the knowledge acquired to solve the real World problem / practical problem and earn creating good name for the country.

Our Institution has specialized with sophisticated computerized laboratories and research facilities. I feel proud / honoured to inform you that, Pharmacy college started – Ph.D & Pharm.D program also. I am making / taking in all possible efforts to enable DSU to become one of the leading Institution of the country. 

At end, I would like to thank you all for taking look at us,  on behalf of the faculty and all the staff of DSU. I cordially invite you to visit our website / and pay personal visit to our campus and discuss your future at any time.

Feel free to touch with us for a brightful future.

Dr. V. Murugan

Board of Studies School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

BOS MEMBERS DETAILS

Sl.No Name Address
1 Dr.G.Parthasarthi Professor and Head, Dept. of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, Sri Shivarathreeshwara Nagara, Mysore.- 570015
2 Dr.Shobha Rani.R. Hiremath Principal, Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy, Hosur Road, (Near Lalbagh Main Gate), Bangalore- 560 027
3 Dr.Jayashree.B.S Professor, Dept. of Ph’Chemistry, MCOPS, Manipal University, Madhava nagar, Udupi Dist, Manipal 576104
4 Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah Dean- Training & Research, Sikkim Manipal University DE, M.G.Road, Bangalore
5 Dr.A.Rajasekaran Prof. & Director, KMCH College of  Pharmacy, Kovai Estate, Kalapatti Road, Coimbatore 641048
6 Dr.Chanda Kulkarni Prof. & Research Co-ordinator, Rajarajeshwari Medical College & Hospital, No.202, Kambipura, Mysore road, Kengeri Hobli, Bangalore-560074
7 Dr.Venkata Ranganna Group Head, Connexious Life Science, Bommasandra Industrial Area, Electronic City, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560078.
8 Dr.Suresh Venkataram Chief Scientific Officer, Semler Research Centre, PA Arcade, S.No 21, 22, 23, Kodigehalli Main Road, Sahakarnagar, Bangalore - 560092
9 Dr.Nagasuma Chandra Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012
10 Dr.S.P.Dhanabal Principal, JSS College of Pharmacy, Rocklands, Post Box no.20, Udhagamandalam – 643001, Tamil Nadu

Research Activities / Consultancy Projects

The main areas of research includes

  • Synthesis of Heterocyclic compounds as anticancer drugs,
  • Bioconversion,
  • Nanotechnology,
  • Extraction, Isolation & Characterization of Phytochemicals,
  • Phytochemical and Pharmacological screening of various biological activities such as antidiabetic, antiulcer, anticancer, hepatoprotective, wound healing activities etc.