The Department of Pharmacy was established in the year 2012 with M. Pharm in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Ph. D. programmes with an aim to impart quality education in the relevant field and professionally train the students. On similar fronts, Master of Pharmacy in Pharmaceutics was also started in the year 2017. Both the post-graduate programmes are duly approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI). The Department has the dedication to excel in the pharmaceutical research and education domains. The pass outs have been successfully placed in various government organizations and industrial houses, just after their course completion. 

M. Pharm. in Pharmaceutics

Master of Pharmacy programme at the Department of Pharmacy, Central University of Rajasthan was started after various rounds of meetings with the renowned academicians and researchers in the domain. The programme, since its inception, inculcated the elements of up to date knowledge, appropriate laboratory training and the competitiveness in the pharmaceutical technology field. The students are trained well in the sought after fields of Quality-by-Design (QbD), Pharmacokinetics, Drug Delivery, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Analysis, apart from the routine courses. The Department has well-equipped laboratories for the programme and the admission in the programme is through the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET). Preference is given to the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) qualified candidates.     

M. Pharm. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Among the many branches in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry can be regarded as the important basic streams of Pharmacy. However, unlike other basic sciences, these programmes have appeared as interdependent scientific offshoots amalgamating the principles of various scientific domains.  These courses provides pharmacy students with a comprehensive understanding of the mechanism of drug action, the relationship between the structure of drugs and the differences in activity which is referred to as QSAR, the relationship between physicochemical properties of drugs and its impact on activity, absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and toxicity (ADMET), and the formulation aspects.  An understanding of the chemical basis of drug action coupled with understanding of its pharmacokinetics gives pharmacy students the ability to answer rationally the “why” and “how” of drug action and to modulate the activity by fine-tuning various attributes of the drugs.  This knowledge puts the pharmacist in a unique position among the various health care professionals.  By imparting an exclusive knowledge base, the courses offered to play a vital role in providing critical thinking and evidence-based problem-solving skills to pharmacy students, enabling them to make optimal decisions in this area of pharmacy.  Preference is given to the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) qualified candidates.     

Doctor of Philosophy

The Department of Pharmacy, Central University of Rajasthan is offering Doctor of Philosophy programme since its inception. After qualifying the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET), M. Pharm. pass out students can opt for the research in the department, based on their research and the research profiles of the faculty members of the department.    

Regular

Prof. Amit Kumar Goyal

Professor, Head & Dean

M. Pharm., Ph.D.

amit.goyal@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Devesh Sawant

Assistant Professor

Ph. D. at Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow

dms@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Kaisar Raza

Assistant Professor

M. Pharm. (Panjab University), PhD (Panjab University), Post Doc (Panjab University), PGDIPR (NALSAR)

drkaisar@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Ruchi Malik

Assistant Professor

Ph. D. from Punjab University, Chandigarh, Post-doctoral research: University of Florence (2013), Italy

ruchimalik1976@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Umesh Gupta

Assistant Professor

M. Pharm., Ph.D. (Dr. H. S. Gour University, Sagar, India),Postdoc (2012-2013): South Dakota State University, USA

umeshgupta@curaj.ac.in

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Prof. Vipin Kumar

Professor

M. Pharm. (Pharm. Chem.), Ph.D.

vipkumar@curaj.ac.in

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Apart from various centralized sophisticated instruments, the following instruments are available with the department: 

1. HPLC

2. Microcentrifuge

3. NMR

4. FTIR

5. GC-MS

6. Surface Area Analyzer

7. Deep Freezer

8. Muffle Furnance

8. Vacuum Oven

9. Vortex Shakers

10. Orbital Shaker

11. Ultrasonic Bath

12. Incubators

13. Binocular Microscopes

14. Fluorescent Microscopes 

15. Ultracentrifuge

16. Lyophilizers

17. Animal Cell Culture Facility

1. In Silico Drug Design Laboratory 

2. Animal Cell Culture and Molecular Biology Laboratory

3. Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery Laboratory 

4. Medicinal and Synthetic Chemistry Laboratory

5. Quality-by-Design Laboratory 

6. Routine Master of Pharmacy Laboratories 

Since 2012, the Department of Pharmacy has bagged numerous quality research projects from various government funding agencies. The total funding is more than 350 Lakhs. The major projects have been listed below:

1. DST-FIST, 61.0 Lakhs, DST, New Delhi

2. Polymeric Nanostructures for Treatment of Microbial Infections, 60.25 Lakhs, BRICS, DST, New Delhi

3. Isolation of antidiabetic and enzyme inhibitory constituents of Cassia siamea,  7.86 Lakhs, Department of Science and Technology, Rajasthan

4. Rationally designed Indolizine derivative(s) as multitarget anticancer agent for inhibition of cancer cell growth and metastasis, 13 Lakhs, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi

5. A divergent syntheses of benzazoles via direct C-H activation and their cytotoxic  activity, 25.7 Lakhs, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi

6. Design of FRET assay for quantitative and high-throughput screening of deubiquitinase inhibitors, 10.5 Lakhs, CSIR, New Delhi

7. Design and synthesis of selective irreversible inhibitors of trypanothione reductase as antileishmanial agents, 23 Lakhs, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi

8. Design, synthesis and biological evaluations of β-serretare inhibitors as anti-Alzheimer’s agents, 19.84 Lakhs, Department of Science & Technology-India and Ministry of Science & Higher Education –Poland

9. Targeted, safe and effective delivery of doxorubicin to breast cancer cells by means of strategically-designed folate-tagged phospholipid-based mixed nanomicelles, 32.48 Lakhs, Department of Biotechnology, India

10. Multi-functional nanomaterial system for modulation of glycosylation in animals, 95.77 Lakhs (Co-PI share = 31.46 Lakhs), DST-Nanomission, New Delhi

11. Computational studies, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel pyrimidin-4-amine derivatives, as multi targeted kinase inhibitors, 7.68 Lakhs, Department of Science & Technology, Rajasthan

12. Multi-functional nanotherapeutics for the effective treatment of advanced breast cancer: A dual delivery approach for siRNA and anticancer drug, 28.5 Lakhs, DST-SERB

13. Dendrimer mediated non-invasive delivery of rifampicin and imipenem for the effective treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, 3.06 Lakhs, Department of Science & Technology, Rajasthan

14. Novel strategic approaches for the safe and effective delivery of docetaxel to the drug-resistant cancer cells, 27.2 Lakhs, DST-SERB, New Delhi

15. Functionalized glyco-nanocarriers for the study of carbohydrate mediated interactions in biological processes, 10.76 Lakhs, ICMR, New Delhi

16. Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of  some novel aryloxy derivatives as potential AChE inhibitors with memory enhancing activity, 6 Lakhs, UGC, New Delhi

17. Design, synthesis and screening of acridine-based trypanothione reductase Inhibitors as antileishmanial agents, 6 Lakhs, UGC, New Delhi

18. Evaluation of intranasal delivery of polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers to deliver drugs to brain bypassing blood brain barrier (BBB), 6 Lakhs, UGC, New Delhi

19. Non-invasive alternative delivery of docetaxel employing nanocolloidal drug delivery vehicles, 6 Lakhs, UGC, New Delhi

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The faculty members of the Department of Pharmacy, have been recognized at the national and international levels. A few recognitions are as follows:

1. 2013 AAPS QbD and Product Performance Award by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. 

2. Chancellor’s Award for Best Faculty-2018 

3. AAiPS Distinguished Young Educator and Researcher Award 2019 

4. Numerous international travel grants and felicitations in conferences.

The M. Pharm. students and the Ph. D. scholars of the department have also been instrumental in bringing laurels to the department. A few listings are:

1. Best poster award by the International Brain Research Organization

2. Renowned fellowships from ICMR, DST, DBT, Nanomission, UGC and CSIR

3. International Travel Awards

4. Poster and Oral presentation awards at various platforms