PHARMACEUTICS is a branch of the pharmacy field that carries the impression of pharmacy profession:

In general, it encompasses the areas that involve designing, formulating and presenting a therapeutically useful chemical entity in a most appropriate drug delivery system such as tablets, capsules, syrups, etc. Pharmaceutics endeavors to make administration of medicine compliant and effective for the patient. The comprehensive study of this subject necessitates the integration of physical, chemical and biological principles, as applicable to all the components of drug delivery systems. In the present scenario, the discovery of new drug entities has enabled the development of new drug delivery systems, advanced production processes and the latest machinery for the manufacture of superior quality products providing wide scope to the research and development in this field. This subject along with its related subjects is well distributed in the B.Pharm. curriculum. Pharmaceutics deals with the study of various dosage forms, cosmetics, etc and related manufacturing processes. Modern Dispensing Practices deals with contemporary principles and practices in the dispensing of medication.  Physical Pharmacy deals with the application of Physico-chemical principles in designing of dosage form and drug action. Pharmaceutical Microbiology gives an idea of the various aspects of microorganisms, their role in the pathogenesis of the disease, the effect on formulation and industrial applications. Biopharmaceutics involves the study of different factors such as biological, physicochemical and formulation aspects that influence the therapeutic efficiency of a drug.



Departmental Staff :

  1. A.R. Madgulkar (Professor and Principal)
  2. M. R. Bhalekar (Professor)
  3. M.R.P. Rao (Associate Professor)
  4. Shivani. H. Rao (Assistant Professor)
  5. Mrs Reshma N Mirajkar (Assistant Professor)
  6. Mithun M. Bandiwadekar (Assistant Professor)
  7. Rahul Padalkar (Assistant Professor)
  8. Jitendra Gajabe (Assistant Professor)
  9. Mrs Prinkle Kudale
  10. Tejaswini Jagtap

Supporting Staff :

  1. Vijay Kolambe (Lab Assistant)
  2. S.R. Patil (Lab Assistant)
  3. Sachin Kasbe(Lab Assistant)
  4. Kiran Satpute (Peon)



Undergraduate Pharmaceutics Department The undergraduate pharmaceutics department has four laboratories namely

  • Pharmaceutics I, Pharmaceutics II and Pharmaceutics III.
  • Physical Pharmacy.
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology.
  • Parenteral Section.

All the laboratories measure about 111.52 sq meter having good ventilation and lighting facilities along with continuous water supply. The laboratories are designed efficiently for proper storage of chemicals and glassware. These laboratories are well equipped with the latest instruments, which are listed below.


Zetasizer Nano ZS90 (Make- Malvern) Texture Analyser Tablet Compression Machine


Pharmaceutics – I, Pharmaceutics II and Pharmaceutics III. Laboratory:

Tablet disintegration test apparatus Friability test apparatus. Capsule filling machine.
Clarity test apparatus Ampoule washing machine Tablet hardness tester.
Conical percolator High accuracy weighing balance Tablet counting machine.
Tablet dissolution test apparatus.


Spray Dryer R & D Coater High-Performance Liquid Chromatography


Physical Pharmacy Lab:

Double distillation unit. Conductometer. Ostwald viscometers.
Manual Capsule Polishing Unit Siverson’s homogenizer Micropipettes
Microscopes Colony Counters Portable Autoclave
Cyclomixer Vertical Autoclave Magnetic Stirrer
Hopper Ointment Sealing Machine Bulk Density Apparatus
Turbidity Testing Apparatus Ball Mill


Freeze Dryer Fluid Bed Dryer High Pressure Homogenizer


Pharmaceutical Microbiology Lab:

This laboratory has a special media preparation room:

Autoclaves Incubator Vortex machine
Refrigerator Hot air oven Centrifuge
Anaerobic Jar Orbital incubator shaker

The Aseptic room is an aseptic area, which is equipped with a full-fledged laminar airflow unit


Postgraduate Pharmaceutics Department:

This department has a well-equipped pilot plant for undergraduate as well as postgraduate students. The various equipments are:

Probe Sonicator Bath Sonicator Octagonal blender.
Colloid mill Silverson’s homogenizer DSC (Milter)
Double cone blender. HPLC system with a UV detector (Agilent) High-speed Homogenizer
Planetary mixer Sparkler filter press Sugar syrup vessel
Vessel (Jacketed) Spectrophotometer–Double beam Rotary multitooling Tablet compression machine –Rimek (Karnavati)
Grinder Pycnometer Spray dryer ( Lab Ultima
Tablet Disintegration test m/c Lyophilizer ( Labconco) Environmental Test Chamber
Six-station Dissolution Test Apparatus (Lab India) Ultrasonicator(Bath Type) Brookfield Viscometer
Bottle washing machine Propeller mixer Jacketed vessel
Coating Pans Hand operated capsule filling machine Tray dryer (Gem Pharma)
Fluidized bed dryer. Sparkler filter press Penetrometer
Partical Size Analyser- Zetasizer Nano ZS90 (Make- Malvern) Spray dryer ( Labultima) R & D Coater
High Pressure Homogenizer (GEA Italy) Texture Analyzer ( Brookfield) Planetory Mixer


Faculty profile


Linked in profile address  of

Dr  Mangesh Bhalekar

Dr Rahul Padalkar

Mrs Prikle Kudale


Departmental activity


As a part of effort to improve student skills and help them perform the invivo studies in ethical manner a hands on workshop was arranged by Dr M R Bhalekar and Dr S V Tembhurne for students of M Pharm Pharmaceutics who have filled form B for conducting invivo studies as per CPCSEA and non teaching (lab assistants

Students learnt correct handling techniques of rats and mice and also the techniques to administer the drugs by various routes of administration. The technique to withdraw blood samples were also studied..