The area of specialization includes hospital, clinical and community pharmacy. The department has access to IDIS (containing more than 200 indexed journals) and Micromedex. Clinical pharmacy services like Ward round participation, Prescription monitoring, Providing drug information through a drug information center, Adverse drug reaction monitoring, and patient counseling are practiced.
It has advanced facilities for carrying out qualitative analysis of drugs and pharmaceuticals using sophisticated analytical instruments such as LC-MS, HPLC, HPTLC, IR, UV and Fluorescence spectro-photometer.
The department has modern facilities to carry out antimicrobial studies for synthetic and natural products. Therapeutic efficacy of antimicrobial agents are studied through serum antibacterial assays and therapeutic drug monitoring. Current research focuses on bio-conversions of pharmaceutical importance, enzyme production and its immobilization.
This department is involved in screening of natural and synthetic drugs for their pharmacological activities using in vitro and in vivo models involving preclinical and toxicological studies. Knowledge on experimental skill is imparted to students through computer aided visuals.
The department imparts profound knowledge of traditional systems of medicines and studies safety, efficacy and biological activity of herbal plants and products. The area of research involves identification and investigation of medicinal plants for their phytochemical, pharmacological and microbiological activities.
It comprises of a well organized research wing which works to understand the safety, efficacy and biological action of different formulations and designing of novel drug delivery systems like sustained, controlled, transdermal, ocular, mucoadhesive and targeted drug delivery systems.
The focus of the department is on novel research activities which include the synthesis and screening of various heterocyclic compounds for their pharmacological, microbiological, anticancer and antitubercular activities.
We are implementing the best practices for the academic excellence and good governance, which are key elements to achieve our Vision of the College. We are focusing on Journey of students from Good to Brilliant in order to reach their goals.
We have dedicated faculty who are committed to the highest standards of teaching, research and scholarship. Rigorous and innovative programs that enhance the relationship between teaching and learning.We guide the students to set realistic goals, then a step-by-step action plan is developed to help them attain their goals, and finally, students then reflect on their progression towards reaching their goals.
Education at VCOP develops among the students a global outlook and perspective while maintaining respect for their profession. However, what students learn at VCOP is not only curriculum-based,a whole host of co-curricular activities also contribute to the holistic development of the personality.
Some of the specific steps taken include recruitment of highly qualified and well known faculty, restructuring the course curricula, offering new and contemporary elective courses, modernizing IT infrastructure, state-of-the art laboratories and library and extending international linkages. The students must be endowed with additional skills to meet the ever changing needs of the industry.