Welcome to the noble profession of Pharmacy!
The Department of Pharmacy at PIET came into existence in the year 2019 with the introduction of Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharm.) and Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm.) in 2020.
The Department of Pharmacy has state-of-the-art infrastructural facilities, digitalized library with a plethora of books, ultra-modern classrooms for flipped and blended mode of Teaching-Learning pedagogy. Highly qualified PostDoc and PhD faculty members provides holistic environment for the better understanding of the basic concepts of Pharmacy and sharpen professional and technical acumen of the students by persistent counselling and mentoring.
Pharmacy is one of the important professions of Healthcare which caters to the patient-centric approach of providing pharmaceutical care to the consumers. The core thrust areas of Pharmacy include Science and Practice of Pharmacy, viz., formulation development, analysis of drugs and in-process quality control of medicines during manufacturing process, providing life to medicines by improving their shelf life during storage, along with practicing the concepts of Pharmacy for better quality of life of patients by community and clinical pharmacists working in Pharmacy stores and Hospitals. The main subjects of pharmacy are divided into Pharmaceutics (the science of dosage form design), Pharmaceutical Chemistry (dealing with synthesis, identification and analysis of drugs), Pharmacology (dealing with how drugs act in the body and how they are absorbed, distributed in body fluids, metabolized and excreted out from the body) and Pharmacognosy (that deals with the drugs that are obtained from natural sources).
Students after graduating B. Pharm finds a wide array of options for their employment, viz., in Industry (Production, QC/QA, Microbiology/ Analytical laboratory/ Packaging), Marketing and Sales (Biomedical Devices/ Sophisticated Analytical Instruments/ Medicines), Clinical Research (Clinical Trial Associate/ Pharmacovigilance Associate/ Medical Writer), Drugs Inspector or can become entrepreneur by starting one’s own industry or a Pharmacy Store to practice Community pharmacy. They can also find employment in Government (Railway, Police, Defence) and Private Hospitals as Pharmacists. Students can also opt for Higher Education in Research (M. Pharm.), Business/ Marketing (MBA), Law (LLB).
Students after completing D. Pharm can open a Pharmacy store or finds employment as a Pharmacist in Government and Private sectors. They can also work as Laboratory Technicians in Pharmacy colleges or opt for Higher Education under Lateral Entry to B. Pharm.
Eligibility for Admission: A pass in 10+2 with Science (PCM/PCB/ PCMB) stream. The medium of instructions is English for both programs.
I wish students all success in their professional and personal endeavours!
Dr. Deepak Prabhakar Bhagwat
Principal(Department of Pharmacy)