The college classrooms are spacious, well ventilated and illuminated making the teaching-learning process a pleasant experience. Each classroom is equipped with modern audio-visual teaching aids to facilitate the delivery of lectures and also conduct student seminars.
The College houses spaciously laid out, highly equipped and properly maintained 15 laboratories for different branches of Pharmacy viz. Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Natural Products, Quality Assurance, Microbiology, Computer Education, and Industrial Pharmacy.
We have provided separate laboratories for the post-graduate students of all the four branches viz. Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology and Quality Assurance. We have recently constructed a new research wing for post graduate and doctorate students.
All these laboratories have the necessary and latest instruments and equipments. Safety is given top priority with each laboratory provided with egress, firefighting equipment & first-aid box. In the PG section, laboratories have been developed keeping research orientation in mind with research grade chemicals and advanced research equipments & instruments in place.
CENTRAL ANALYTICAL RESEARCH LAB
There are two analytical instrument rooms in the college, one each for the UG & PG sections. The instrument rooms have the following analytical instruments:
- UV-Visible spectrophotometers [SHIMADZU-1601 , JASCO V-630 & Lab India]
- Karl Fischer titrator
- Particle Size Analyzer
- Freeze dryer
- Auto Sampler
Apart from the above mentioned equipments, other commonly used instruments like pH meter, colorimeters, conductometers, electronic balances etc. are also available.
This facility serves as a pilot plant for the students to study and understand the manufacturing of pharmaceutical formulations like tablets, capsules, pellets, liquid orals & the quality control of the same. Accordingly, this room houses
- Size reduction mills, Double cone blender, Dry granulator, Wet granulator
- A 10-station rotary tablet press
- Tablet coating machine
- Capsule filling machine
- Extruder and Spheronizer
- High pressure homogenizer
- Ultrasonic processor
- Spray dryer
- Equipments required for IPQC of oral solid dosage forms like friability tester, hardness tester, disintegration test apparatus, dissolution test apparatus etc.
- Controlled humidity chambers for stability testing of pharmaceuticals as per ICH guidelines.
- Efforts are on to collaborate with the pharmaceutical industry to undertake formulation development and stability studies projects.
ANIMAL HOUSE AND PRE-CLINICAL TESTING FACILITY
The animal house developed by the college is as per the CPCSEA and is approved for conduct of animal studies. The humane and ethical side of the organization is evidenced in the fact that each animal study protocol passes through a stringent approval process and the number of animals used is always kept at a minimum.
The aseptic room has been recently renovated to meet the latest GMP requirements. In this room, the formulation of parenterals is undertaken. This room houses a laminar airflow cabinet, UV lights & other requirements for manufacturing of parenterals on a labscale.
The use of computer has become inevitable in all the walks of life and so in our College we emphasize the computer training for our students in various ways. We have developed very good computer application laboratory and internet facilities. Our students can use sophisticated facilities such as Silicon Graphics for computer-aided drug design in their research.
Internet facility has been provided to the students in our computer laboratory where the students can online look for jobs/placements in India and abroad. It has also become very convenient way for them to search for admissions abroad or post-doctoral fellowships etc. through the internet. This facility helps our research students very much to undertake literature surveys for their dissertations work through the World Wide Web and the different search engines available for this purpose.
In addition, the new research wing has computer & internet facility on every floor of the building. Adequate computer facility has been provided and as per the curriculum of Mumbai University and the UG students are trained to handle various softwares and programs.
Separate hostel facilities for boys, as well as girls are available on our campus.
The hostels provide neat and clean rooms with proper ventilation and light.
We maintain strict discipline in the hostels.
The college has an aesthetic and informative pharmacy museum as a teaching aid. The museum is divided in two sections – one pertaining to history of pharmacy and biographies of great researchers in the field of medicine and pharmaceuticals is permanent, while the other section, devoted to current trends in pharmaceutical sciences is revised periodically.
The college auditorium is a central facility where seminars, guest lectures, alumni meets and other events are organized. The auditorium is fully air conditioned with comfortable seating arrangement for 150 people. The auditorium is equipped with audio-visual aids and has state-of-the-art acoustics.
The college cafeteria is spacious, clean and serves hygienic food.
The College provides separate common rooms for boys and girls for their relaxation and informal discussions. The common rooms are furnished with locker facility and basic civic amenities.