The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry is primarily involved in providing strong foundation in fundamentals of different branches of chemistry viz. Organic chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Biochemistry, Medicinal chemistry and Analytical chemistry.
The objective of the department is to provide profound theoretical knowledge to the students and to shape them into professionals with technical competence by intensive training. Faculty of this department are well experienced and highly qualified with a dedication to teaching. The entire faculty have the exposure and opportunity to carry out research.
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department has all basic and advanced features like well ventilated spacious laboratories with water and gas connections, fume free environment, glass wares including custom designed vessels etc. The department has HPLC, FTIR and UV spectrophotometers, Digital melting point apparatus, microwave reactor, hot air oven, vacuum oven, digital mixers and stirrers, high end filtration equipments, Freeze dryers and other instruments to carry out research. In addition, the department has computational facility for designing drug candidates.
The department has identified core areas of research mainly in medicinal chemistry and Analytical chemistry. The prime motto of our research is to identify a lead molecule either of synthetic or natural origin and to optimize the lead to achieve desirable pharmacodynamic andpharmacokinetic properties. The methods to identify the lead applied in our department includes Computer aided drug design, synthesis, SAR, characterization and screening of novel organic molecules using traditional as well as cutting edge technologies like high throughput screening and molecular modeling. Lead optimization is carried out using computational methods.