Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Introduction
The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences was established at Dibrugarh University in 1983 as the first establishment for offering 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 establishment financial assistance came from the NEC (North Eastern Council), Shillong. The recurring expenditure is borne by the respective North East 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 specialized higher studies and R & D activities in Pharmaceutical sector.

All the courses conducted in this Department are approved by the PCI and the AICTE.  The alumni of this Department are engaged in various Pharmaceutical industries, Pharmaceutical academic institutions, Government Regulatory affairs, R & D activities of Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, and as Pharmacy professional in Govt. Health & F.W. Department, Health care professional in various State and National organizations, and serving in various capacities within and outside India.

Vision, Mission and Objectives

VISION
To Develop Pharmacy Professionals by Imparting Professional Knowledge and Training to Maintain Ethical Standard in Healthcare Sector for a Better World


MISSION
To Impart Quality Pharmacy Education and Technology Based Training for Serving the Nation and the World for Sustainable Development, Social Harmony and Peace

 

Objectives:

The primary objective of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University is to impart quality Pharmacy Education to produce pharmacy professionals for serving the country in different Government and private pharmaceutical sectors in particular and to serve the whole human society in general. The Department has been working continuously to cater the need of pharmacy professionals in modern pharmaceutical production sectors (API and Formulation Production, QC/QA), Drug Regulatory Administration, Preservation, Distribution, Sale of Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, Patient Counselling, and Research Organizations (Discovery, Design and Development of Drugs and Pharmaceuticals).

The Department also aims for Pharmaceutical Research and Development activities in North East India by utilizing the enormous natural Pharmaceutical potential of this region.

Programmes Offered:

  1. Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm.) Course

  2. Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm) Course [Specilizations: Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy]

  3. Ph. D programme [Pharmacy]

1.Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm.) Course

Eligibility criteria: For admission to the First Semester of the B. Pharm. Course, one must have passed either-
(i) The (10+2) Examination (Science stream) 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% (45% for candidates belonging to Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes) marks in the aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.    
OR
(ii) The Two-Year Diploma in Pharmacy Examination of Assam 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.

Duration of course and Examination:
(a) The Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm.) programme is a Four years Graduate Degree Course comprising of Eight Semesters. Each semester is of six-month duration.
(b) Examination and evaluation are done on a continuous basis in each semester. 60% marks of each Theory and Practical paper in a semester are allotted to End-Semester Examination and 40% marks are allotted to In-Semester Examination/ Assessment. End-Semester Examination is held at the end of each Semester.

Intake capacity: 40

Distribution of seats:
Assam: 07 [General: 03, D. Pharm: 02, SC: 01, ST (P)/(H): 01],
Arunachal Pradesh: 02, Manipur: 02, Meghalaya: 02,
Mizoram: 02, Nagaland: 02, Tripura: 02
Endowment Seats: 21 [Includes PH: 01]

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 (M. Pharm) Course:

Eligibility criteria: For admission to the First Semester of the M. Pharm. Course, one must have passed Four year Bachelor Degree Course in Pharmacy securing not less than 55% marks from Dibrugarh University or from any other University recognized by the Dibrugarh University, PCI and AICTE.

Candidates applying under Sponsored category should have a minimum of two years of teaching experience after obtaining B. Pharm. Degree (Candidates from academic institutions) or two years of industrial experience with Approval as a Chemist from the respective Drugs Control Authority (Candidates from industrial organizations).

Duration of course:

(a)The Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm.) programme is a Two years Post Graduate
Degree Course comprising of Four Semesters. Each semester is of six-month duration.
(b)Examination and evaluation are done on a continuous basis in each semester. 60% marks of each Theory and Practical paper in a semester are allotted to End-Semester Examination and 40% marks are allotted to In-Semester Examination/ Assessment. End-Semester Examination is held at the end of each Semester.

Intake capacity: 20
Pharmaceutics (Specilization): 08 [General: 04, SC/ST: 02, Sponsored: 02] Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Specilization): 06
Pharmacognosy (Specilization): 06 [General: 05, SC/ST: 01]

Mode of selection: Counseling of sort listed candidate based on merit-
(a) GPAT score
(b) Percentage of marks in B. Pharm. Examination

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

 

3. Ph. D Programme:
The Ph. D programme is conducted as per the Dibrugarh University Regulations for the Research Council and for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 2015 (amended up to May, 2016). The Research Council is the apex body that administers the research programmes of the University.

Eligibility criteria:
(a) A candidate seeking admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme shall have to obtain at least 55% marks in Master’s Degree OR equivalent grade point.
(b) All applicants seeking admission to the Doctoral programme of the University [except foreign students applying for admission] must clear the Dibrugarh University Research Admission Test (DURAT).
(c) The DURAT is conducted annually by the University. The mode of conducting the DURAT is decided by the Research Council time to time.
(d) Foreign candidates intending to pursue the Ph.D. Programme of Dibrugarh University are exempted from DURAT. All other matters related to the foreign candidates are governed by the Dibrugarh University Rules for Foreign Students.

Intake capacity: Intake of Ph. D students varies depending on the availability of positions under the approved supervisors.

Pre-Registration Course Work of Ph. D programme: All eligible candidates of Ph. D programme have to undertake a Six-Month Pre-Registration Course Work in the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences and pass the course work examination before submitting application for Registration in the Ph. D programme.

 

Collaboration

The Department has made collaborations with other Pharmaceutical Institution of Higher Education and Research Organizations to work together to cater the need of quality Pharmacy Professionals. Currently, the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University has been working under collaboration with the following:

  • Regional Medical Research Centre, N.E. Region (ICMR), Dibrugarh, Assam, INDIA
  • CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat, Assam, India
  • DRDO-Defence Research Laboratory, Tezpur, Assam, India
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Uttarakhand Technical University, Uttarakhand
  • J.S.S. College of Pharmacy, Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Department of Chemistry, Dibrugarh University, Assam, India
  • Department of Life Science, Dibrugarh University, Assam, India
  • Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, King's College, London, Great Britain
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, United States of America

Projects

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Extension Services:

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University is serving as the focal point of the pharmaceutical professional activities in Assam. The Department also houses the Office of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), Assam State Branch.
‘Pharma News Letter’, a monthly publication of the IPA, Assam State Branch covering professional news is being published from the Department.

  1. Current Trends in Pharmaceutical Research, A Bi-annual Research Journal of Pharmacy published by the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University

  2. Pharma News Letter, a Monthly News Letter published by IPA, Assam State Branch in association with the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University

  3. Wall Magazine, published by the students of the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University

 

 

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