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Department of Pharmacy

  • Musings...

    Greetings and Welcome to School of Pharmaceutical and Population Health Informatics (SoPPHI), a well-established Professional Institution under the banner of DIT University, Dehradun. SoPPHI was established in the year 2005 under the aegis of the Unison group with an aim to train individuals displaying competency in the Pharmaceutical sector to meet the requirements of the ever-growing Healthcare sector. Here we believe that the journey of developing good health professionals begins from cultivating compassion, respect, and academic integrity in our learners. Diversity is one of our core values, and we strive to inspire our students to be forces of positive change in the world.

    A rigorous academic life, supported by state of the art infrastructure, technology and a committed faculty has made outstanding results our hallmark. Under SoPPHI, we motivate our students to achieve the highest standards of excellence in their courses. Our continuous efforts to develop new technologies to augment usage of old drugs for new indications for various diseased states and a proper coordination between the academic and industrial fronts stimulates us to work more efficiently. We utilize our best sources and brains/intellects and to elevate SoPPHI as a brand among Health Education and Research.

    We are enabling research in various thrust areas like formulation development, bioavailability enhancement of poorly soluble and poorly permeable drugs using various pharmaceutical technologies and novel drug delivery systems, synthesis, characterization of new drugs. Emphasis is also given on the development of Herbal formulations and activities of various herbs by taking the advantages of geographical location which is reach in medicinal plants. We hope to continue receiving co-operation from all concerned in coming years to achieve our predetermined goals.


  • Profile

    The Mentor, Prof. (Dr.) Jagannath Sahoo, Director, School of Pharmacy and Population Health Informatics

    He is a Ph.D (Pharmacy) from Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha. As he thrives to accelerate easy Teaching-Learning process for his mentees, his M. Pharm from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani helps him bring huge excitement in each of his lectures.

    With an overall teaching and research experience of 28 years, he proudly owns the publishing of more than 50 research papers in various journals of National and International repute. Dr. Sahoo has guided 65 projects for B. Pharm, M. Pharm. and Ph.D., has filed 12 patents, published 3 books along with 8 book chapters.

    His array of innovative ideas clearly depicts his experience of having worked as Principal, KIET School of Pharmacy, Ghaziabad, and Director in Shri Ram Murti Smarak College of Engineering & Technology, (Pharmacy) Bareilly, while having worked as Vice-Principal (Admin.), Professor and H.O.D. Pharmaceutical Technology in Royal College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Berhampur.

    His research areas of concern are Controlled Release Drug Delivery System, Enhancement of Solubility of Poorly Soluble Drugs, Stability Studies and Formulation Developments. As a highly-skilled and sort-after expert in his field, Dr. Sahoo holds life membership in various professional bodies like ISTE, APTI, ISTP and 1st President of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India, Odisha State Branch, member of Editorial Board of Reputed Journals, reviewer of many National and International Journals. He also serves as the Member of IAEC appointed by CPCSEA, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India (Animal Welfare Division). To add on to his vast learnings and explorations, he has also acted as Convener, Chairman or Member of Organizing Committee of International/National/State Level/Indian Pharmaceutical Congress/APTI Conferences. Having visited various Universities and Institutions in various capacities, he has also been honored with crucial accolades for his contribution towards the field.

     

  • Musings...

    DIT University is an “Intellectual Property” with the best “Governance” is a caring community where students' needs are a priority and where traditional and modern educational values are respected and encouraged to coexist. The curriculum emphasizes the acquisition of knowledge, understanding, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities for all students attending our University.

    Dr. Chitme says “Helping hands needs the qualities of mind and character, which is an important ingredient of a good human being and wise leader. I strongly believe that there is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others”. We welcome you all to be a part of this lovely world of DIT University, Dehradun, India.


  • Profile

    The Guide: Dr. Chitme, HoD

    He owns an unmatchable career. Having done his Masters in Pharmacology and Doctorate in Pharmacy, knowledge breeds in his every molecule. His roots in research and study emerged to be most desirable type of quality experience is now shaping up future of many students at DITU, Dehradun, India. Having more than 20 years of experience in teaching & research including 11 years teaching a West Virgina University academic partner- Oman Medical College, Muscat. Dr. Chitme has been honored with the Best Publication Award by Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Science, Best Paper Presentation Award & Best Abstract Award at National & International Scientific platform. An author of 2 books & 65 research articles in national & international Journals. His h-Index is 1, i10- index is 21, total citation 1182 and one of his research article published in Journal of Pharmacy Pharmaceuticals.

    Journeying from far- flung areas and also from outside India Dr. Chitme is on inexorable mission and is bringing change in the life of students. His area of interest is to explore Clinical side of metabolic syndrome especially polycystic ovary syndrome. Many under his guidance for PHD thesis and 12 M Pharma works chalked out the big in the world map. As Principal investigator he completed 4 research projects and one is ongoing of academic & industry importance funded by international organizations.

     

  • Mission

    To produce competent pharmacy graduates who are dedicated to serving the regional, National and Global health care needs.

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    Vision

    To be a dynamic department of the university in becoming World Class University, constantly striving for excellence in pharmaceutical sciences by high quality teaching in synchronization with the industry needs. To be driven by the spirit of ground breaking research in pharmaceutical research and entrepreneurship. To instill each pharmacy student qualities of mind and character necessary for good citizenship and wise leadership.

  • Facilities

    We have 14 state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with sophisticated instruments. We also have following advance facilities for teaching, learning and research: (1) Central Instrumentation Room: Equipped with advanced facilities such as HPLC, UV-spectrophotometer, Brooke filed viscometer, etc. Providing preliminary training to work in Pharmaceutical industries. (3) Pharmacy Museum: It is a firsthand experience for budding pharmacists to observe drug dosage forms with their packaging. (4) Molecular Pharmacology laboratory: It has advanced instruments such as CO2 incubator, refrigerator centrifuges, cell counter, ELISA assembly, etc.

  • laboratories

    Pharmacy is a unique profession that provides an expertise in manufacturing of medicines, health-care service to patient, ensures safe and effective use of medication for better health and well-being.

  • The goal of the Pharmacy program is to render professional skill, knowledge, abilities to serve in pharmaceutical industries and to provide appropriate medication service to the patient. The curriculum philosophy aims to provide ability to design & evaluates various dosage forms & also provides Regulatory & Ethics to be followed in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Processes. The academic program for B Pharm provides an in-depth adequate knowledge & scientific research updates including basic principles & advances in Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical chemistry, Pharmacology & Phytomedicines.

  • Students enrolled in pharmacy programs are provided practical skills in synthesis of API, intermediates & analytical techniques for various pharmaceutical and herbal dosage forms. Students are also trained on pre-clinical & clinical evaluation of drug molecules, standardization of pharmaceutical preparations, identifying & educating patients on drug-drug interactions, adverse drug reactions, side effects, product detailing and marketing pharmaceutical products.

  • The Department of Pharmacy was established in 2005 and recognized by the Govt. of Uttarakhand & approved by Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi. The Department has been a front runner in the field of pharmacy education with highly qualified, experienced and research-oriented faculty. It also ignites, inbuilt abilities & potentialities among students and prepares highly competent Pharmacists who can serve in Pharmacy profession Nationally and globally.

  • In last 13 years the department has presented more than 250 research papers at National and International scientific platforms, filed 86 Indian patents and published more than 200 research publications. Our graduates are excellently placed in pharmaceutical companies such as Sun Pharma, Nestle, Alembic, McLeod Pharma, Lupin, Natco Pharmac, etc., with over 80% placement record.

    The Department is adjudged as an outstanding pharmacy institute of Uttarakhand & one of the best institutes in India by IPER (Institute of Pharmacy Education & Research, Pune).

  • The Department of Pharmacy at DIT University has excellent laboratory setup to ensure experiential learning for a better grasp of the theoretical aspects of pharmaceutical sciences.

    The prime focus is always laid on skill enhancement and inculcate the culture of research to solve emerging challenges towards a successful career ahead. State-of-the-art Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Biotechnology, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Human Anatomy & Physiology, and other laboratories supported by advanced instruments and well-trained technicians provides opportunities of learning by doing.

    1. Pharmaceutics labs
    2. Pharmacology labs
    3. Biotechnology labs
    4. Pharmaceutical Analytical labs
    5. Sophisticated AC Instrumentation Room
    6. Medicinal Chemistry labs
    7. Machine room
    8. Medicinal garden
  • Pharmaceutics Labs

    The department is having five pharmaceutics labs including AC instrumentation lab and machine room. All labs are well equipped with sophisticated instruments such as UV spectrophotometer, HPLC, multi-station Franz diffusion cell assembly, Brookfield Viscometer, 12station Tablet Compression Machine, I-disso Electrolab etc. The objectives of these labs is to provide practical exposure to the budding pharmacists on Physical Pharmaceutics, Manufacturing Operations, Pre-formulation Screening Tests, Designing, Evaluation and Pharmacokinetic study of solid, liquid, semisolid dosage forms including Novel Drug Delivery Systems for ocular, nasal, transungual, transmucosal, translabial, transnabhi, soft palatal drug delivery systems etc., which curtail the drug dose and minimizes the drug adverse reactions with excellent patient compliance.

  • Pharmacognosy and Biotechnology Labs

    The Pharmacognosy and Biotechnology Labs are equipped with Autoclaves, BOD Incubators, Microtome Blade and Laminar Air Flow etc. The primary objective of these labs is to provide practical exposure to Undergraduates and Research Students on techniques of tissue culture, sterilization, antibiotic assay, microbial Screening, microbial sensitivity, microbial resistance, etc.

  • Pharmacology Labs

    The department has two Pharmacology Labs equipped with instruments for pharmacological screening such as Rotarod, Pole Climbing Apparatus, Electroconvulsiometer, Eddy’s Hot Plate, Actophotometer, Spirometer, Analgesiometer and Software’s for performing simulated pharmacological experiments. Learning of Anatomy and Physiology is supported by 3D models and charts, Human skeleton, histopathological slides and multimedia equipment.

  • Medicinal Chemistry Labs

    Three Medicinal Chemistry Labs are well equipped with sophisticated instruments like HPLC (Agilent), UV Spectrophotometer 1800 (Shimadzu), Karl Fischer Titrator, Gel Electrophoresis (Genei) etc.

    The students will be exposed to analyze the organic and inorganic compounds as per Pharmacopoeial Standards along with practical experience for synthesizing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients etc.

  • Herbal Garden

    Keeping pace with the changing times in the field of medicinal plants, the Department maintains a Herbal Garden with several species of Medicinal Plants. The students get a first-hand experience regarding Identification of Medicinal Plants & herbs, with Cultivation & Collection techniques.

  • Animal House

    An independent, air conditioned animal house facility is available at the faculty of Pharmacy. It is registered with CPCSEA (Reg No.1156/ac/07/CPCSEA)

 

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