Research is an unending quest to understand, rediscover, and improve current realities. In the field of Pharmacology, research holds the key to better health and improved quality of life. 

At the Faculty of Pharmacy, faculty members are encouraged to take up sponsored research projects in order to:

  • Contribute to nation-building by supporting research programs in the fields of defence, energy, industry, environment, and space
  • Build Centres of Excellence to further national and societal interests
  • Inculcate a scientific temper among students
  • Collaborate with other academic institutions and organisations for research purposes

Some of the research themes explored are:

  • Controlled Drug Delivery
  • Targeted Drug Delivery
  • Non-invasive Drug Delivery
  • Polymer Science
  • Extraction
  • Isolation and Standardization of PhytoConstituents
  • Discovery and Optimization of Active Lead Molecules
  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)
  • Pharmacological Screening
  • Toxicity Studies

The research areas at FPH are

Pharmaceutics

Product and Process Optimization of Conventional, Controlled, and Targeted Drug Delivery Systems; Synthesis and Characterization of New Co-Polymers; Development of Co-Processed Excipients; Sequential Stability Testing of Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics; Development of Cosmetics and Nutraceuticals

Pharmacology

Pharmacological Screening of Natural and Synthetic Molecules using Animal Models; Toxicological Research; Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics Evaluation; Molecular Biological Studies Including Gene Expression; In-Vitro Bioassays

Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Analysis

Computer Aided Drug Design; Green Synthesis; Establishing Synthetic Routes for New Molecules; Drug Metabolism Studies; Analytical Method Development and Validation; Impurity Profiling

Pharmacognosy

Evidence Based Research on Natural Sources; Fractionation of Herbal Extracts; Standardization of Herbal Drugs; Herbal Formulation Development; Herbal Cosmetics

Pharmacy Practice

Pharmacovigilance; Pharmacoepidemiology; Pharmaceutical Care; Drug and Vaccine Safety.

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FPH houses two well-equipped research centres: the Drug Design and Development Centre (DDDC), and the Pharmacological Modelling and Simulation Centre (PMSC). While DDDC focuses on the design and development of novel drug delivery systems, PMSC works towards improving upon the existing knowledge in its field of work through innovation.