RESEARCH-FOCUSED CURRICULUM

 
With the study of pharmacy evolving at an exponential rate, the School of Pharmacy places significant emphasis on research to keep up with global healthcare developments.

Students are supported by our highly experienced academic faculty. More than 85% of our staff are PhD holders in various specialisations within pharmacy, and are actively engaged in research studies, regularly presenting their findings on a global platform as well as being on the editorial board of reputed pharmaceutical journals.

Our research focuses on drug discovery and bio-equivalence research. Coupled with the School’s linkages with hospitals, community pharmacies and the industry, our students are well-placed to carry on finite research in conducive settings.

Key Research Areas
The School of Pharmacy’s research encompasses five major areas in which students carry out guided activities:

Pharmacy Practice & Clinical Pharmacy:
  • Social and administrative pharmacy
  • Legislative and regulatory pharmacy
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Pharmacoinformatics
  • Quality of life studies
  • Pharmacy education
  • Adverse drug reaction research
  • Disease burden studies
  • Bioequivalence studies
Pharmaceutical Technology:
  • Oral controlled release drug delivery systems
  • Fast dissolving drug delivery systems
  • Preformulation studies
Pharmacology:
  • Cardiovascular and renal pharmacology/physiology
  • Antihypertensive and hypoglycaemic and toxicological effects of herbal extracts
  • Behavioural pharmacology
Pharmaceutical Chemistry:
  • Medicinal chemistry (in silico design and synthesis of SCMs) and natural products isolation and chemistry
  • Analytical method development and validation
  • Computational medicinal chemistry
Phytochemistry:
  • Extraction of herbal drugs
  • Isolation and characterisation of herbal constituents
  • Design and development of herbal formulations and standardisation of herbal products