Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Pharmaceutical chemistry is a discipline at the intersection of chemistry and pharmacology involved in with design, synthesis and developing new chemical entities suitable to thereapeutic use. It also includes the study of existing drugs, their biological properties, and their quantitiative structure-activity relationships (QSAR). Pharmaceutical chemistry is focused on quality aspects of medicines and aims to assure fitness and efficacy for medicinal products.
The challenge in this domain is to raise the standards of research to much global levels and competition while ensuring that the motto, "Better drugs for a better world" becomes a reality. Computer-aides drug design, new bio-technological approaches will open new avenues in the field of medicinal chemistry. The study of Pharmaceutical chemistry encompasses natural products, synthetic drugs, design of new chemical entities, quality control and quality assurance, offering students plenty of opportunities in academic research and industry. Pharmaceutical chemistry therefore plays a keys role in the process of change,globally.