Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Introduction

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences was established at Dibrugarh University in 1983 as the first establishment for four years integrated Bachelor degree course in Pharmacy (B. Pharm.) in entire North East India with the intake of students from the seven North East States of India (Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland). The initial financial assistance came from the NEC (North Eastern Council), Shillong. The recurring expenditure is borne by the respective States on pro-rata basis. The department, since its establishment, is actively working for the development of Pharmacy Education and Research activities in North East India.

The Department introduced the Post Graduate courses in Pharmacy (M. Pharm) from 2002 to provide higher studies and R & D activities in Pharmacy sector.

All the courses conducted in this Department are approved by PCI and AICTE.  The alumni of this Department are engaged in various academic and other organizations in India and abroad.

Programmes Offered:

  1. Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm).
  2. Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm in Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy).
  3. Ph. D in Pharmacy.

Eligibility criteria, duration, intake capacity, mode of selection:

  1. Bachelor of Pharmacy:

           Eligibility criteria:   For admission to the First Year Class of the Course, one must have passed either-

          (i) The (10+2) Examination in Science stream Examination of the Assam Higher Secondary Council, or any other examination recognised by the Dibrugarh University as equivalent to this examination, securing not less than 50% marks in the aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology    

“OR” 

              (ii) The Two-Year Diploma in Pharmacy Examination of the Dibrugarh University or of any other Institution which is recognised by the Pharmacy Council of India and AICTE securing not less than 50% marks in the aggregate.

NOTEThe minimum aggregate of marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in (10+2) required is 45% in case of candidates belonging to the Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Duration of Course:

(a) The Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm.) Degree Course comprises of First Year, Second Year, Third Year and Fourth Year Courses.

* The four years course is proposed to be converted to eight semesters course from the session 2013-14.

(b) Annual University Examination is held at the end of each academic year and known as First Year B. Pharm. Examination, Second Year B. Pharm. Examination, Third Year B.Pharm. Examination, and Fourth & Final B. Pharm. Examination.

Intake capacity :40

Distribution of seats:

Assam 07   {General-03, D. Pharm -02,Scheduled Caste-1,Scheduled Tribe(P) /(H)- 01}

Arunachal Pradesh 02

Manipur 02

Meghalaya 02

Mizoram 02

Nagaland 02

Tripura 02

Endowment Seats 21

Mode of Selection: Counseling of sort listed candidate based on merit-

(i) Percentage of H. S. Marks in the aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

(ii) Percentage of marks in two years Diploma in Pharmacy Examination.

 2. Master of Pharmacy:

Eligibility criteria:

 (i) Must have passed 4years of Bachelor Degree Course in Pharmacy securing not less than 55 % marks from Dibrugarh University or from any other University recognizedby the Dibrugarh University and AICTE.

(ii) A sponsored candidate from an AICTE and PCI recognized institutions should have a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience after obtaining B. Pharm degree from UGC recognised University or a candidate applying from industry as a sponsored candidate must have 2 years of industrial experience with Approval as an Approved Chemist from the respective Drugs Control Authority.

Duration of Course:

The Post Graduate Degree Programme in Pharmacy (M. Pharm) is a four semesters full time Course with each semester of six months duration.

Intake capacity: 20

Pharmaceutics 08 {General-04, Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe- 02,Sponsored-02}
Pharmaceutical Chemistry 06
Pharmacognosy 06 {General-05, Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe- 01}

Mode of Selection: Counseling of sort listed candidate based on merit-

(i) GPAT score,

(ii) Percentage of marks in B. Pharm Examination.

Candidates having valid score of GPAT or equivalent examination get preference.

Programme Objectives:

The primary objective of the department is to provide quality education to train future pharmacy professionals to serve the North Eastern States in particular and the country in general in different Govt. and private sectors. Additionally, the department also aims for Pharmaceutical Research and Development activities in North East India by utilizing the enormous natural Pharmaceutical potential of this region.

The Department collaborates with other Pharmaceutical Institution of higher education/Research Organizations to fulfill the need of modern Pharmaceutical Industries and Research Organizations for quality and trained pharmacy professionals.

Collaborations and Projects

Collaborations: New Collaborative Research Prorammes initiated during the year: National Botanical Research Institute-Lucknow; Central Toxicological Research Institute (CSIR) Lucknow and one project has been initiated for collaborative research with one public sector drug manufacturing unit.

Departmental Publications

List of Publications


Prof. L. K. Nath:

  1. Nath, L.K. and Dutta, S.K., “Extraction and Study of certain Physico-chemical Pro- perties of a New Proteolytic Enzyme from the Latex of Jatropha curcas Linn.”, Indian J. Pharm. Sci., 1988, 50(2) : 125-127.
  2. Nath, L.K. and Dutta, S.K., “Kinetic studies on Curcain, A Protease from the Latex of J. curcas Linn.”, Indian J. Pharm. Sci., 1989, 51(2) : 43-47.
  3. Nath, L.K. and Sharma, S.N.”Formulation of Sustained Release Dosage form of Bromhexine Hydrocloride” The Eastern Pharmacist,1991, XXXIV (404), 145-148.
  4. Nath, L.K. and Dutta, S.K., “Extraction and Purification of Curcain, a Protease from the Latex of J. curcas Linn.”, J. Pharm. Pharmacol., 1991, 43 : 111-114.
  5. Nath, L.K. and Dutta, S.K.,”Wound healing Response of the Proteolytic Enzyme Curcain”, Indian J. Pharmacol. 1992, 24 : 114-115.
  6. Chetia,D., Nath, L.K. and Dutta, S.K., “Extraction, Purification and Physico- chemi- cal Properties of a Proteolytic Enzyme from the Latex of Ficus hispida Linn”, Indian J. Pharm. Sci., 1999, 61(1) : 29-33.
  7. Chetia,D., Nath, L.K. and Dutta, S.K., “Purification and Characterization of a Pro- tease from Ficus hispida Linn.”, Indian J. Pharm. Sci., 2001, 63(2) : 132 - 136.
  8. Chetia,D., Nath,L.K. and Dutta,S.K., “Pharmacological Properties of a Protease from Ficus hispida Linn”, Ancient Science of Life, 2001, October,XXI (2) :99-110.
  9. Dash, S.K., Nath, L.K., Bhise, S., & Bhattacharya, S., “A Flavonoid from the roots of Heracleum nepalense D.Don”, Asian J. Chemistry, 18(2), 2006,1581-1582.
  10. Dash, S.K., Nath, L.K., Bhise, S., & Bhattacharya, S., “ Isolation & characterization of a Catechin Glycoside from the Leaves of Colebrookea oppositifolia Smith” J of Ethnomedicinal Research, 2006, 9, 161-163.
  11. Dash, S.K., Nath, L.K., Bhise, S. & Bhuyan, N. “Antioxidant and antibacterial potentiality of Heracleum nepalense D. Don”, Tropical J. Pharmaceutical Research, 2005;4(1),341-347.
  12. Dash, S.K., Nath, L.K., Bhise, S.,Kar,P. & Bhattacharya, S.,”Stimulation of immune function activity by the alcoholic root extract of Heracleum nepalense D. Don” Indian J. Pharmacol.,2006,38(5),336-340.
  13. Sutharson,L., Nath,L.K., Kar,P.K., Besra,s.E., and Joseph,R.V.” Anti-inflammatory and Anti-nociceptive activities of methanolic extract of the leaves of Fraxinus floribunda Wallich”,Afr. J. Trad, Comple. and Altern. Med., 2007 4(4), 01-06.
  14. Sutharson,L., Nath,L.K., Kar,P.K., Besra,s.E., and Joseph,R.V.” Anti-inflammatory and Anti- nociceptive activities of methanolic extract of the leaves of Biscofia javanica Blume on Experimental animals”, Asian J. Chemistry ,2007,19(6), 01-07.
  15. Ghosh,A., Nath,L.K., and Roy,P., “Effect of different acrylic polymers on Frusemide loaded calcium alginate micropellets prepared by Ionotropic gelation technique” Pharmacy On-Line-The International Forum for Pharmacy, April,2007, http://www.priory.com/pharmol.htm,01-13.
  16. Kar,P.K., Nath,L.K., Dash,S.K., Sutharson,L., and Nanda, B. ‘ Hepatoprotective Effect of the Ethanolic Extract of Urtica parviflora Roxb. In CCl4 Treated Rats”, International Journal of Pharmacology,2007,3(4),362-366.
  17. Ghosh,A., Nath,L.K., Dey,B.K. and Roy,P.,”A study on the effect of different polymers on frusemide loaded calcium alginate micropellets prepared by ionotropic gelation technique”Indian J.Pharm.Educ.Res.,2007(Oct-Dec),41(4),329-336.
  18. Dey,B.K., Nath,L.K.,Mohanti,B.,and Bhowmik, B.B. “ Development and Evaluation of Propranolol Hydrochloride Transdermal Patches by using Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Polymer”Indian J. Pharm. Educ. Res.2007 (Oct-Dec),41(4),388-393.

Prof. A. K. Dolui

  1. Preference of alternate host plants byh Helopeltis theivora Waterhouse and their susceptibility to plant extract. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., India, 75(B), III, 2005, 181-185.
  2. Antifeedent properties of some plant extracts against tea mosquito bug, Helopeltis theivora Waterhouse. J. Ento, Res., 2004, 24(4), 1-4.
  3. Toxicological study of plant extracts on termite and laboratyory animals. J.Environ. Biol., 2005, 26(2), 239-241.
  4. Effect of Polygonum hydropiper on oviposition and hatching rate of Tribolium castaneum (HBST)., Geobios, 2004, 31(1), 9-12.
  5. Antimalarial drug – Cinchona : Preseent scenario in India In : Management of Natural Resources for Better Health Care. Edited by A. K Dolui et.al. Pub: Dibrugarh University, 2002, pp.13-18.
  6. Indigenous herbal drugs from Meghalaya, India In: Management of Natural Resources for Better Health Care. Edited by A.K.Dolui et.al. Pub: Dibrugarh University, 2002, pp. 73-81.
  7. Effect of some plant extracts on tea mound buildinig termite, Odontotermes assamensis Holm. In: Management of Natural Resources for Better Health Care. Edited by A.K.Dolui et.al. Pub: Dibrugarh University, 2002, pp. 82-87.
  8. Bio-efficacy of Clerodendrum siphonenthus against pulse betel collosobruchus chinensis (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). Proc. Nat Acad. Sci., India, 2001, 71B(III) & (IV), 233-238.
  9. Efficacy of Pogostemon parviflorus and Clorodendron siphonenthus extracts on some major stored grain pests. J. Esophysiol. Occup. Hlth., 2001, 1, 35-41.
  10. Traditional Medicinal Plants in Mozoram, India, Fitoterapia, 2001, 72, 146-161.
  11. Phytochemical screening of some folklore medicinal plant samples from Mizoram, India, Res. J. Chemn. Environ., 1999, 3, 77-79.
  12. Folklore medicinal plants of Nagaland, India, Fitoterapia, 1999, 70, 395-401.
  13. Histopathological studies on toxicity of citrinin and MT-81 in mice. Ind. J. Nat. Prodl, 1994, 10, 3-7.
  14. Mahua fat in Suppositoryt bases, Ind. J. Pharm. Sci., 1988, 50, 33-35.
  15. Mahua fat in Ointment bases, Ind. J. Pharm. Sci., 1988, 50, 36-38.
  16. Some enzymes and substrates of Embden-Mayerhof pathway of different tissues and related hormones of mycotoxin MT-81 treated mice, Ind. J. Exptl, Biol.,1988,26, 315-322.
  17. Lipid spectrum in different tissues of Citrinin treated mice. Ind. J. Exptl. Biol., 1987, 25, 458-462.
  18. Changes of lipid spectrum in differfnent tissues of Furadan treated mice. Toxicology, 1986, 38, 69-79.
  19. Effect of the mycotoxin Citrinin treatment on some hormones and on enzymes and substrates of the Embden-Matyehof pathway in mice. Toxicon, 1986, 24, 519-522.
  20. Lipid spectrum in different Tissues of MT-81 toxin treated mice. Toxicology, 1985, 37, 247-257.

Mr. A. K. Saikia

  1. Essential oil composition of leaves and fruits of Litsea cubeba Pers. grown in upper Assam region of India, Bulletin of Life Sciences, vol. XIV, 2008.
  2. Essential oil composition of leaves and fruits of Hyptis suavealens(L). grown in upper Assam region of North East India, Bulletin of Life Sciences, vol. XIV, 2008.

Dr. S. K. Ghosh

  1. Separation of triglyceride and cyanolipid fraction from Sapindus mukorossi Gaertn. Seed oil, Indian Drugs, 41(12), 2004.

Dr. S. Das

  1. Effect of leaf extract from C. colebrokianum on hematological parameters and hepato-renal functions in mice.(Research article), Gupta, M. Mazumdar, U.K. and Das, Sanjib, Ind. J. of Exp. Biology, Vol. 12, 1994.
  2. Effect of leaf extract from C. colebrokianum on B.P on rats. (Research article), Gupta, M. Mazumdar, U.K. and Das, Sanjib, Ind. J. of Exp. Biology, Vol. 12, 1994.
  3. Effect of leaf extract from C. colebrokianum on C.N.S function on mice. (Research article), Gupta, M. Mazumdar, U.K. and Das, Sanjib, Ind. J. of Exp. Biology, Vol. 12, 1998

Dr. A. Bhattacharya

  1. Invitro estimation of Defoming activity of simethicone, S.C.Basak & A. Bhattacharya, Indian Drugs, vol. 27, No.10: 1990, 535 -536.
  2. Permeation kinetics of ketotifen fumurate alone and in combination with hydrophobic permeation enhancers through human cadaver epidermis, A. Bhattacharya &S.K Ghosal,Bolletino Chimico Farmaceutico, vol. 139, No. 4, 2000,177 – 181.
  3. Effect of hydrophobic permeation enhancers on the release and skin permeation kinetics from matrix type transdermal Drug deliverysystems of ketotifenfumarate, A. Bhattacharya & S.K. Ghosal Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica–Drug Research, vol. 58, No. 2, 2001,101-105.
  4. Validation of Dissolution Test ,A.Bhattachary, The Pharma Review Vol. 1, No. 3, 2003, 21 -22.
  5. Computer Assisted Drug Design,A.Bhattacharya,Pharma Times,Vol.35, No.75, 2003.
  6. Transdermal Delivery of Trazodone Hydrochloride from acrylic films prepared from aqueous latex,M.K.Das, A.Bhattacharya and S.K. Ghosal, Indian Journa of Pharmaceutical Sciences, January-February 2006,7 12 41-46.
  7. Effect of different Terpene-Containing essential oils on percutaneous absoption of Trazodone hydrochloride through mouse epidermis,M.K.Das, A.Bhattacharya and S.K. Ghosal Drug Delivery,13:425-431, 2006 ,425-431.
  8. Evaluation of Assam Bora Rice starch as a possible natural mucoadhesive polymer in formulation of microparticulate control drug delivery systems N.K.Sachan and A.Bhattacharya,Journal of Assam Science Society,Vol.47,Dec.2006,34-41.
  9. Formulation and characterisation of multiple emulsions of sodium salicylate using processed jack fruit latex as a natural emulsifier,Praveen Shende and A.Bhattacharya, Journal of Pharmaceutical research, Vol.5,No.4,oct.2006,131-136.
  10. Development and release study from mucoadhesive beads of natural Ispaghula husk- sodium alginate backbone containing metformin Hydrochloride,V.K.Sharma and A. Bhattacharya Accepted for publication in Journal ofAssam Science Society On January 2007.
  11. Health benefits of tea consumption,VKSharma, A.Bhattacharya,A Kumar and HK Sharma,Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Sept.2007:6(3),785-792.
  12. Psyllium Husk as a hydrophilic matrix agent for the release of a model drug, VKSharma and A.Bhattacharya, Asian journal of Bioscience,Vol.2.No.1&2, 2007,156-162.
  13. Assesment of rice bran as a possible bioadhesive polymer for modified drug delivery, VKSharma and A.Bhattacharya, International Journal of Plant Science Vol.3.No.1, Jan.2008, 126-131.
  14. Release of Metformin Hydrochloride from Ispaghula-Sodium Alginate beads adhered on cock intestinal mucosa, VKSharma and A.Bhattacharya, Ind.Journal of Pharmaceutical Education & Research Vol.42(4) Oct,-dec.Vol.42(4), 2008, 185-190.
  15. Release characterization of Glipizide from Isabgol husk hydrogel, VKSharma and A.Bhattacharya, Journal of Assam Science Society,Vol.48,June.2008, 01-07.

Dr. D. Chetia (Updated information under Faculty)
Dr. B. Mazumder:

  1. Formulation and evaluation of matrix microspheres for simultaneous delivery of salbutamol sulphate and theophylline, L Pachuau, S Sarkar and B Mazumder. Tropical Journal of pharmaceutical Research, June 2008; 7(2): 995-1002.
  2. “Prion Protein: -The Novel Pathogenand Associated Diseases” - Sanjib Bhattacharya, Bhaskar Mazumder “The Pharma Review” October 2006 (p 96-100).
  3. Pharmacokinetic drug-drug interactions: It’s implications on the physiological action of the body, B. Mazumder, K. Bera ,Pharmatimes, March 2007 (p 28-31).
  4. Mathematical correlation for determining the flow rate of formulation granules through conical hopper”. Conference journal of Chemical Engineering conference (CHEMCON 2007 ) organized by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers.
  5. Low-Frequency Sonophoresis: Potential Strategy in Transdermal Drug Delivery” – B. Mazumder, S. Bhattacharya, M. K. Sarkar ,The Pharma Review” August 2007 (p 123-26).

Dr. M. K. Das:

  1. Transdermal Delivery of Trazodone Hydrochloride from acrylic films prepared from aqueous atex, M.K. Das, A.Bhattacharya and S.K.Ghosal, IndianJourna of Pharmaceutical Sciences, January-February 2006,7 12 41-46.
  2. Effect of different Terpene-Containing essential oils on percutaneous absoption of Trazodone hydrochloride through mouse epidermis, M.K.Das, A.Bhattacharya and S.K.Ghosal Drug Delivery,13:425-431, 2006 ,425-431.
  3. Evaluation of Furosemide-loaded Alginate Microspheres prepared by ionotropic external Gelation Technique, Acta Pol. Pharm.,2007 Vol 64(3), Page-253-262.
  4. Formulation and Ex vivo Evaluation of Rofecoxib Gel for Topical Application, Acta Pol. Pharm., 2007 Vol 63(5), Page-461-467.
  5. Evaluation of Diltiazem Hydrochloride-Eloaded Mucoadhesive Microspheres prepared by Emulsification-Internal Gelation Technique, Acta Pol. Pharm., 2008 Vol 65(2), Page-249-259.
  6. Skin Permeation Enhanchement Effects of Ascorbic Asid and Triethyl Citrate on Rofecoxib. Malaysian J. Pharm. Science, 2008 Vol 6 (In press).

H. K. Sharma

  1. Traditional medicinal Plants in Mizoram, India, H.K. Sharma, Lalrampari Chhangte, A.K. Dolui, Fitoterapia, 72, 146-161 (2001).
  2. Folk Herbal remedies from Meghalaya, India, A.K. Dolui, H.K. Sharma, Theresia Breen Marein, Tc. Lalriatpuii, Indian J. Traditional Knowledge, 3(4), 358-364 (2004).
  3. Folk Herbal recipes from mahmora of Sivasagar District, Assam, India, B.K. Acharyya, H.K. Sharma, Indian J. Traditional Knowledge, 3(4), 365-372 (2004).

Aparoop Das

  1. Antimycotic effects of essential oil of leaves of Artemisia nilagirica L. A. Kaushik, J.J. Kaushik, A. Das and V. Saini, Indian Perfumer, 49(4), 515-517 (2005).
  2. Antibacterial activity of Inula cuspidate leaves. Nida Akhtar, Mohd. Ali, Aparoop Das, Indian J. of Natural Products, 22(3), 33-34, 2006.
  3. Antiinflammatory activities of Cleome isocandra seed oil in experimental animal models. Aparoop Das, Atul Kaushik, Jeevan Jyoti and Veerma Ram., Universities J. phytochemistry and Ayurvedic Heights., 2(1), 11-13 (2006).

Kamaruz Zaman:

  1. New Di- and Triterpenoic compounds from Ipomoea hederaceae seeds; Journal of Saudi Chemical Society, vol-9, No-1, p. 161-170 (2005).
  2. Essential Oil composition of Flowers of Eucalyptus citriodora Hook.; Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants; vol-7, No.2, P. 160-164 (2004).
  3. Pharmacognostic studies of the trunk bark of Machilus bombycina (Persia bombycina) King ex Hook. f.; Bulletin of Life Sciences, vol- XIV,(2008)-a research journal of life sciences, Department of Life Sciences, Dibrugarh University.
  4. Protective effect of Neoalsomitra clavigera in chemical and stress induced gastric mucosal lesion in rats, Pharmacologyonline 1: 294-299(2008).
  5. Essential oil composition of leaves and fruits of Litsea cubeba grown in upper Assam region of India, Bulletin of Life Sci, Vol-XIV 2008.
  6. Antimicrobial and antioxident activities of Callistemon Unearis DC leaf extracts, Pharmacology online 3:875-881 (2008) Antibacterial, antidiarrhoeal and ulcer-protective activity of methanolic extract of spondias mangifera bank, Internatinal Journal of Health Research, 1 (4):177 – 182, Dec’2008.

News Update

News Update:

1. The Department publishes ‘Current Trends in Pharmaceutical Science’, A biannual Research Journal
2. The Dept. houses the office of the IPA, Assam State Branch.
3. ‘Pharma News Letter’, a quarterly news letter is published by IPA, Assam State Branch.
4. Contact address for further communication:
    Head
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh-786004
    Ph: 0373-2370254
    Email: [email protected]

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