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Nootan Pharmacy College
( A Unit of Nootan Sarva Vidyalaya Kelavani Mandal )
Visnagar-384315
Phone: (02765) 231800, Fax: (02765) 231800 , Email : nootanpharmacy@yahoo.com

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ESTABLISHMENT OF DEPARTMENTS AND LABORATORIES

 

The following departments and laboratories have been established according to the norms of AICTE for pharmaceutical education:

 

 

 DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICS:-

 

 Machine Room:-

The Machine room equipped with most modern equipments and machinery used for pilot project, formulation and development studies in injectables, tablets, capsules, liquid orals and ointment sections. The machine room has a well built area of machines generally encountered in Pharmaceutical industry like pan coater, hand operated single punch machine, rotary tablet punching machine, dissolution rate test apparatus, disintegration rate test apparatus, ampoule filling and sealing machine, bottle filling machine, mechanical and gyratory sieve shaker, brookfield viscometer, humidity chamber, capsule filling machine, mechanical Stirrer, double cone blender and ointment filling machine. This laboratory provides a window for young and aspiring pharmacist to be well versed with the current pharmaceutical scenario for orals and ointment sections. The machine room has a well built area of machines generally encountered in Pharmaceutical industry like pan coater, hand operated single punch machine, rotary tablet punching machine, dissolution rate test apparatus, disintegration rate test apparatus, ampoule filling and sealing machine, bottle filling machine, mechanical and gyratory sieve shaker, brookfield viscometer, humidity chamber, capsule filling machine, mechanical Stirrer, double cone blender and ointment filling machine. This laboratory provides a window for young and aspiring pharmacist to be well versed with the current pharmaceutical scenario.

Pharmaceutics Lab. I

         These well furnished laboratories cater to the practical requirements of the subject’s technology of drugs and cosmetics; bio-pharmaceutics and dosage form design, biological pharmaceuticals, physical pharmaceutics, dispensing pharmacy, pharmaceutical engineering and unit operations.

 

Pharmaceutics laboratory II:-

This laboratory provides good facilities for dispensing various prescriptions and conduct experiments based on Physical pharmacy and Dispensing pharmacy. This lab is also utilized to teach about the dispensing of the drugs in a hospital by a pharmacist and about community pharmacy practice. The lab is used for the preparation of aromatic waters, ointments, suppositories, gels, creams, syrups, liniments, lozenges, lotions, tinctures etc.

 

 

Pharmaceutics laboratory III:-

 

In this laboratory experiments and research work carried out on formulation of different dosage forms, technology based experiments as well as Novel Drug Delivery Systems (NDDS). It deals with the study of oral, parenteral, dermal, transdermal and mucosal dosage forms; it also focuses on the preparation and evaluation of cosmetics. It also covers basic topics like development of new drugs, preformulation, along with principles of formulation design.

 

 

 

Pharmaceutics laboratory IV (Microbiology and Biotechnology laboratory):-

This laboratory is built with an insight into the biotechnology industry with instruments like B.O.D. incubator, aseptic room with laminar air flow cabinet and U.V. cabinet, deep freezer, digital oven, incubators, bacterial colony counter and autoclaves and well designed aseptic area (class 10000, 1000 and 100) as per FDCA norms. It will help students familiarize with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), design, development and maintenance of aseptic areas, procedure for sterility testing, experiments in biotechnology, growth, cultivation, isolation and identification of microorganisms and microbiological assays.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY:-

 

Pharmaceutical chemistry laboratory I:-

 

In this laboratory the experiments based on qualitative and quantitative determination of impurities present in various inorganic compounds. The experiments aimed separation and identification of inorganic and organic mixture are also carried out in this lab. The pharmaceutical chemistry lab is well ventilated and exhausted and equipped with Magnetic stirrers, Hot plates, Digital melting point determination apparatus, Hot air oven, IR lamps for drying of synthetic products, Distillation assembly and Fuming chamber with which control humidity and heat activation.

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical chemistry laboratory II :-

These well furnished laboratories provide facilities for practical training in pharmaceutical medicinal chemistry, synthesis and structural elucidation of medicinally important compounds, practical training is also offered in organic chemistry, bio-chemistry and in-organic chemistry with well designed experiments. Students familiarized with various organic compounds by their nature, physical and chemical properties and usage in chemical reactions as well as in pharmaceutical industries in this laboratory.

 

 

Pharmaceutical analysis laboratory:-

 

This lab is equipped with glasswares for pharmaceutical analysis like burette, pipette, volumetric flasks, measuring cylinders etc. The lab is associated with a balance room harboring 20 highly sensitive chemical balances for the preparation of volumetric reagents. This laboratory helps students familiarize with the modern methods of analysis and Good Laboratory Practice (GLPs) etc. To elaborate pharmacopoeial methods are used for the analysis and quality control of drugs and pharmaceuticals. Elaboration of pharmacopoeial methods is used for the analysis and quality control of drugs and pharmaceuticals are carried out in this lab. This laboratory helps students familiarize with the modern methods of analysis, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and in-process quality control.

 

 

 

Central Instrument Room:-

This Lab is utilized for the instrumental methods of analysis of medicinal compounds and biological samples. The lab is equipped with the latest state-of-art analytical instruments, this laboratory assists the students to acquire hands-on-training on these instruments, undertake practical training in pharmaceutical and analytical chemistry and assist research work. The Central Instrument Facility is a state of art laboratory boasting its highly sophisticated instruments viz. HPLC with Ultra high flow and elution systems, Flame photometer, Fourier Transform -IR Spectrophotometer (IR affinity, Shimadzu), Double beam UV-Visible spectrophotometer (UV-1800, Shimadzu), Double beam UV-Visible spectrophotometer (Systronic), Abbe's refractometer, Electrophorosis, Ion exchanger, Karl fisher titrimeter, Digital colorimeter Nephelo/Turbidimeter, Polarimeter, pH meter, Conductivity meter, Potentiometer, I.R. Moisture Balance, sonicator, digital balance (0.01 mg sensitivity), and Electronic Single Pan Balance. 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY:-

 

Anatomy and Human Physiology Laboratory:-

 

This well equipped laboratory helps train the students in practical studies of Anatomy, Physiology and Health education. Practicals based on urine analysis, hematology, etc. are carried out using these facilities. The lab is well furnished with the models of various organ systems of human body like skeletal system, respiratory system, digestive system, nervous system, cardio vascular system etc. and has instruments like Haemocytometer, Spirometer, Haemoglobinometer, RBC & WBC pipettes, Neubauer’s counting chamber, Sphygmomanometer etc.

 

 

 

Advanced Pharmacology Laboratory:-

Advanced Pharmacology Laboratory helps train the students in practical studies of pharmacology and chemotherapy, bioassays of various drugs, etc. The advanced pharmacology laboratory is specially designed to carry out animal model experiments for analgesic, antihistaminic, antipyretic, anti-hepatotoxic, anti-ulcer, anti-inflammatory   activity testing of known and new drugs of chemical and herbal origin. The lab is well furnished with instruments like Sherrington rotating drum and drum cylinder, isolated organ bath, isotonic frontal writing lever, Rota rod apparatus etc. 

 

 

Animal House:-

 

Our Institute has conventional animal house facility registered by CPCSEA (IAEC), Government of India. It is envisaged to provide pre clinical testing in conformity with national and international regulatory guidelines. The animal house facilitates the availability of healthy and homogeneous animals for routine teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate studies as well as for research / outsourced testing.

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOGNOSY:-

 

Pharmacognosy Laboratory:-

Pharmacognosy lab provides adequate facilities for study of cells and tissues in different parts like root, stem, leaf, flower, fruit and seed of natural plants, identification and standardization of crude drugs. This lab has well equipped facilities for conducting research in the field of standardization of herbal formulations. This laboratory is used for morphological and microscopical studies of plant materials and also to identify the constituents of plant material by performing chemical tests. This lab is well equipped and has facility of all instruments like Simple microscope and Compound microscope with stage micrometer, Camera Lucida, Eye Piece micrometer and Projection microscope.

 

 

Phytochemistry Laboratory:-

 

Phytochemistry lab aims to provide Pharmacy College students with knowledge of the physicochemical properties of the natural products and natural medications also the identification tests, extraction, isolation, detection, determination and the estimation of natural products, quantitative and qualitative analysis of drugs and phytoconstituents extracted from medicinal plants. This lab is well equipped and have facility of all instruments like  Moisture balance, Heating Mantle,  Autoclave, Colony  counter, Flourimeter, B.O.D incubator, Laminar air flow, Zone reader, Sterility testing unit, Soxhlet apparatus, TLC chamber, pH meter, Distillation unit, Incinerator, Desiccator and Vacuum pump.

 

 

 

Medicinal Plants Garden:-

A medicinal plants garden has been developed at the campus having more than 150 genera of various medicinal plants. The plants grown in this garden are useful in the practical classes of Pharmacognosy & Phyto-chemistry. This developed medicinal plants garden provides a strong impetus for herbal drug research and for the training of our under graduate students in the subject of Phyto-pharmaceuticals & Pharmacognosy.

 

 

Natural Drug Museum:-

 

The Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Lab is well supported by a Natural Drugs Museum.  In this museum medicinal herbs from different area across the country are kept in containers, which are well labeled.  These drugs and medicinal herbs are used for demonstration during practical for giving the students a close insight of the subject.

 

 

 

Computer Laboratory:-

To impart practical training in computer programming, Applications of computers in pharmacy, use of electronic media and internet, the computer laboratory is well equipped with latest computers and necessary software for the use of students and staff.

 

 

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