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Department of Pharmacy

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The Pharmacy department of BITS Pilani is one of the few early schools of Pharmacy in India. Established in 1950, under the able leadership of (Late) Prof. M. L. Schroff, Father of Pharmacy Education in India, it blossomed into one of the most sought after Schools of Pharmacy in India due to its broad-based education system and university-industry linkages, which is the hallmark of BITS, Pilani.

In the year of 2011, the Department of Pharmacy has completed 60 years of its existence as a premier institution in the field of Pharmacy Education and Research in India and abroad. Alumni are well placed in India as well as abroad in various pharmaceutical companies, government organizations like drug control, research laboratories, etc., and in several well-known academic institutions.

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The Department is continuously undertaking research projects funded by industries and governmental funding agencies like CSIR, UGC, AICTE, DST and MHRD. Ph.D. degrees have been awarded to about 60 candidates till now.

Prof. R. N. Saha (Director, BITS Pilani-Dubai campus) received chair professorship award in the recognition of their significant contributions to teaching/research work.  Recently, Prof R. Mahesh (Professor of Pharmacy and Dean faculty Affairs Division) received best paper award (Pharmacology discipline) in APTI held in Oct. 2011 at Moga, Punjab. Recently, the department of Pharmacy has been sanctioned five UGC funded BSR fellowships for PhD students. Currently total 23 candidates (8 faculty members and 15 full time students) are pursuing PhD in the deptt. of Pharmacy.

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The courses offer exhaustive exposure to various practical aspects of the research methodologies, instrumental techniques, emerging areas and industrial operations
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Our faculty have extensive experience in industry, research as well as teaching. Our strength is a reflection of their skills, innovation and drive. Our staff members typically have a high sense of purpose and derive great meaning from working together to ensure BITS Pilani's academic and research excellence is well supported.

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Student's Corner

This section provides vital information to the students interested in pursuing a degree in Pharmacy at BITS, Pilani. Students graduating from Department of Pharmacy at BITS, Pilani, have always emerged out in flying colors and attained new heights of success.

News & Announcement

SIF for M.Pharm course

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Research Collaborations

  • GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Dr. Reddy's Lab
  • Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Novartis India Ltd.
  • IPCA Labs Ltd.
  • Genpact Analysis
  • Orbees Medical.

Students achievements

Rajiv Lakkaniga, M. Pharm (Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 2014-2016) secured admission in Ph.D. at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, USA under the supervision of Dr. Hong-yu Li.

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