To produce a competent Pharmaceutical Analyst to meet the demands of the Pharmaceutical Industries in terms of analysis, Quality control of materials (raw and finished), standards and compliance with regulatory bodies and to provide Quality Assurance to the Pharma Industry for the manufacture of either formulations or bulk drugs.
To develop ability to work in pharmaceutical industries on modern analytical methods, instruments, analytical method development, validation, analytical research and achieving global standards.
The Department was created in 1998 to provide a focus for Pharmaceutical Analysis at the school of Pharmacy. Although it has its own laboratory space, it is an also an integral part of all the post graduate departments. The principal remit of the Department is the discovery, development and application of analytical methods and techniques relevant to pharmaceutical and toxicological sciences. The Department specializes in training pharmacists and chemists in developing their knowledge and problem solving skills in Pharmaceutical Analysis. There is good liaison between regulatory authorities, Pharmaceutical industry, official laboratories and academic establishments to further assist career development. In 1998 the department reinforced its activities and established the DRUG TESTING LABORATORY.
- Waters High Performance Liquid Chromatography with UV Detector
- Elico-UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
- IR moisture balance
- Analytical balances of varying sensitivities
- Conductivity meter
- Ph meter
A broad knowledge of the pharmaceutical analysis is disseminated to the students with an emphasis placed on both the academic and professional aspects of the subject and it prepares graduates, post graduates and Doctorates for entry into research programmes in the Pharmaceutical Analysis.