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Laboratory Facilities

The Pharmacy Department has various laboratories for conducting courses and providing research facilities in the field of computer-aided drug design, synthesis and characterization of novel drug entities, pharmacological screening and toxicology study, pharmaceutical analysis, drug delivery systems, pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceutics, phytochemistry and pharmacognosy.

Central Analytical Laboratory houses many sophisticated instruments, which are used for training of the students as well as carrying out research work at all levels. The instruments include - IR Moisture Balance, Visual Digital Melting Point Apparatus, Brookfield Viscometer, Environmental Cabinet, UV-Visible Spectrophotometers, UV-Visible-NIR Scanning Spectrophotometer, IR Spectrophotometer, FTIR Spectrophotometer, Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, Scanning Spectroflourimeter, NMR Spectrometer, High Voltage Electrophoresis, Polarimeters, Ultra and Refrigerated Centrifuges, Differential Scanning Calorimeter, Gas Liquid Chromatograph, High Performance Thin Layer Chromatograph and High Performance Liquid Chromatograph with auto-sampler and various detectors.

Central Animal Facility

Central animal facility at BITS Pilani is a CPCSEA (Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision on Experimentation on Animals) approved facility with total floor area of 5330 sq. ft. The facility maintains animal species like rats, mice, guinea pigs and rabbits. It is equipped with Incinerator (electrically operated) for the disposal of the biological and other biomedical waste. The facility is used for conducting advanced research in the areas of pre-clinical pharmacokinetics, bioavailability studies and pharmacological screening of various drugs.

Central Facilities

Some of the central facilities available at BITS, Pilani to students and faculty members of the Department for research include:

  • Information Processing Centre caters to the computing needs of all students and staff and training requirements of several computer-oriented courses. It also houses a PARAM 10000 super computer. The students and faculty in the institute are provided with e-mail and internet browsing facility.
  • Instrumentation Centre is responsible for the installation, testing, service and maintenance of all instruments across the institute as well as providing facilities for design, development, fabrication and testing of various projects.
  • Centre for Software Development caters to the need for software development for in-house needs as well as external organizations.
  • Central Library looks after the need for books in various disciplines including Science, Technology and Humanities. Reference Library subscribes many current periodicals and makes available their back volumes. Reference books are displayed for reading within the premises.
  • Centre for Biotechnology encourages the development of excellence in Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering and other emerging areas.

Research Collaborations

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Dr. Reddy's Lab
Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Novartis India Ltd.
IPCA Labs Ltd.
Genpact Analysis
Orbees Medical.

Achievements

Details

Department of Pharmacy at BITS (Pilani) always had a excellent placement record with 90% placement of M.Pharmacy students (Session 2011-2012) in reputed companies like Dr. Reddys Laboratorie (Hyderabad), Lupin Research Park (Pune), Novartis (Hyderabad), GlaxoSmithkline (Gurgaon), Torrent Pharma (Ahmedabad), Ranbaxy (Gurgaon), Evalueserve (Gurgaon), TCS Life Sciences (Hyderabad) with an average package of 4-5 lakh/annum

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