Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Mr. P. O. Patil

Dr. P. O. Patil
Head of Department

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry is an integral part of a pharmacy education program, as it covers several aspects of new drug discovery and development. The subject of Pharmaceutical Chemistry plays a vital role in grooming a student into a true Pharma Professional. The collaborative research environment within the department and with other departments of the institute will expose students to a wide array of modern state of art research not only in the pharmaceutical sciences but also interdisciplinary research, invaluable for a successful career in the chosen field. The department is involved in taking lectures in the subjects of organic chemistry, general chemistry, pharmaceutical / medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical analysis for the undergraduate students in the four year B. Pharm course.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

The faculty members of this department are deep-rooted in synthetic, analytical, material chemistry, computational and biochemistry. The department is flourished from this base and currently represents world-class knowledge in structure prediction, analysis and interpretation, synthetic and chemical biology. The curriculum includes extensive lectures as well as laboratory sessions to ensure that students can connect theory to practice and apply their theoretical knowledge gained. The Pharmaceutical Analysis department is actively involved in Research and Development and consultancy work since 2009 to till date. In 2009, College has started "Short Courses in Handling Analytical Instruments" a training course to give practical hand to students on different sophisticated instruments like HPLC, GC, FT-IR and UV-Visible spectrophotometer. Till date, more than 50 students were given the training to handle the sophisticated instruments from various locations of Maharashtra.

The department also working for HPLC, FT-IR sample analysis and till date analyzed more than 100 samples from different locations of Maharashtra. The HPLC analysis of natural source, bio analysis, pharmaceutical formulation content estimation, the gradient illusion of some substances also carried out.

The department strives towards publishing their research in international journals of repute with good impact factor journals and also attends and presents their research work in many national and international forum i.e. seminars and conferences. The department is actively involved in writing research projects and has received research project grants from various national agencies.

Some of our major achievements are

  •  We have received research funding worth Rs. 80 lakhs from different funding agencies like AICTE, SERB (DST), ICMR, RGSTC, KBCNMU under various schemes like RPS, ECR, Ad-hoc project, VCRMS scheme etc. to name a few.
  •  We have received various prestigious awards like V-life Sciences Best Publication Outstanding Reviewer Award (Biorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, Elsevier), Early Career Research, Award (2018), Dr. P.D. Sethi Annual Award (2011).
  •  We won Troika pharmaceutical and Department of Science and Technology sponsored national level best M. Pharm thesis competition.
  •  We have published more than 150 research articles in various national and international journals of repute.
  •  We offer consultancy services at reasonable charges for industry and academics for major instrumental facilities available at our end.
  •  We have published several books and book chapter in various national as well as international publishing house viz. Nirali Praksahsn, Elsevier, Taylor and Francis, etc.


  •  Green synthesis of graphene nanomaterials
  •  Nanobiosensors
  •  Molecular modelling based drug design
  •  Microwave assisted synthesis
  •  Analytical method development
  •  Nano Theranostics
  •  Screening of drug candidates for antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anticancer activity
  •  Stability indicating method