Introduction :

Pharmacy will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to provide assistance to customers and to work as part of a pharmacy team. On completion you should have an understanding of the requirements and boundaries of the pharmacy assistant job role and identify when to refer to a senior staff member or pharmacist.

This course has been structured to provide you with this knowledge, as well as a range of retail operational tasks and customer service skills. Typical functions within the community pharmacy industry for those who complete this training include: Responding to questions and advising customers on general products sold in a pharmacy Referring customers to more senior pharmacy assistants or a pharmacist when necessary Operating within the legislative framework, regulation and protocols that apply to community pharmacy

Pharmaceutical care is a methodology of working with patients and their caregivers and their medication(s) including herbals and over the counter agents and the providers there of. It is a concept that deals with the way patients, their families, healthcare providers, should receive and use medication, information about medication and instructions for use. Pharmaceutical care encompasses information, assimilation of data and interpretation of the data using best possible medication histories to get the right drug to the right patient at the right time for the right condition with a minimum of adverse effects. One point to take into consideration when working with patients is that they experience not only a DISEASE but a DIS-EASE. Thus we have a physical and physiological component to every patient and diagnosis. This also impact as to why no 2 patients' course of disease remains the same.

Helper and Strand, in the 1980’s, developed a new definition in which the patient’s position in the triad of patient, physician and pharmacist receives even more emphasis. Pharmaceutical Care is that component of pharmacy practice which entails the direct interaction of the pharmacist with the patient for the purpose of caring for that patient's drug-related needs In 1997, Strand redefined pharmaceutical care as: "A practice for which the practitioner takes responsibility for a patients drug therapy needs and is held accountable for this commitment.”

Vision :

To aggrandize the intellectual wealth through imparting good quality education and excellent technical skills among the students hailing from rural areas.

 

Mission :

To eminence in imparting knowledge with a human face and creating an amicable atmosphere where students, teachers, and the organization can grow together in synchronization for their mutual benefit with the larger picture of an educated and well-meaning society belonging to all sections in the background.

Implanting the seeds of discipline and professionalism among the faculty and students.Inculcate the knowledge of education and research deep into the inquisitive minds of students. Making our students "Job creators not Job seekers”

Highlights:

 

  • Guest Lectures and Seminars by Eminent Professor and Subject experts

  • Personality development classes/workshops

  • Communication skills and soft skills training

  • Imparting Organization skills by conducting various technical and cultural events

  • National and International level paper presentation competitions

  • Onsite Industrial visits, Educational tours and Industrial trainings

  • CPCSEA Approved Animal House

  • Industrial Collaborative research

  • Campus interviews with excellent placements

  • Hospital training at our own Hospital

Courses

Courses Offered :

D. Pharm - Diploma in Pharmacy

Duration: 2 Years

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Eligibility: Pass in 10+2 / ‘A’ Level or its equivalent from any Board or Council with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology / Zoology.


B. Pharm - Bachelor of Pharmacy

Duration: 4 Years

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Eligibility: Pass in 10+2 / ‘A’ Level or its equivalent from any Board or Council with 50 % aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology / Zoology / Computer Science.

Approved by PCI - New Delhi

Infrastructure

Faculty of Pharmacy possesses all the desired equipment’s prescribed by various regulatory bodies each laboratory is provided with firefighting equipment, emergency shower and first-aid box for safety. State-of-the art thirteen laboratories, Machine Room and Computer lab help students to practically learn the theoretical concepts and also the skill of working with sophisticated equipment.

Faculty of Pharmacy has four departments viz., Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy.

S.NO.

NAME OF THE LABORATORY

NUMBERS IN TOTAL

1

Pharmaceutics & Biotechnology Lab

03

2

Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Analysis Lab

03

3

Pharmacology Lab

02

4

Pharmacognosy Lab

01

5

Central Instrumentation Lab

01

6

Machine Room

01

7

Computer Lab

01

 

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICS

The labs include Pharmaceutics-I, Pharmaceutics-II and Biotechnology lab and Machine room. In addition, there is a separate in-process quality control room. GMP standards are implemented in the design of the labs including concealed water and sewage lines, microscope lights, balance covers and provision of adequate lockers. There is a separate preparation area in each lab.

Practical’s dealing with sterile operations are conducted in Biotechnology Lab. This lab has an excellently designed sterile area with wash and change areas, air locks, air shower, laminar bench and HEPA filters. We have an integrated and well-designed Machine Room which has many equipment and machines for dosage form development including solids, coating, liquids, semisolids and size reduction mills. 

THE DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY & ANALYSIS

The lab and a central instrument room with sophisticated instruments like HPLC, UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, Spectrofluorimeter, Flame photometer, IR Spectrophotometer along with sophisticated safety instruments like Eye Showers & Washers, Fume Cupboard & Microwave Synthesizer etc. The Labs include Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis and Organic Chemistry Lab which involves study of drugs and to train basic and advanced concept of chemistry and analysis.

THE DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY

It has a well maintained animal house apart from a UG lab that deals with studies related to Pharmacotherapeutics and drug interaction experiments and includes excellent facilities to study drug effects on isolated tissues/ organs and their evaluation. 

ANIMAL HOUSE

State-of-the-art, Committee for the Purpose of Control & Supervision of Experimentation on Animals (CPCSEA) approved fully air conditioned animal house facility to conduct experiments using various animals like Mice, Rats, Guinea Pig, Rabbits. The primary objective of the animal house facility is to assist investigators to plan and conduct animal experiments in accord with the highest scientific, humane and ethical principles.

THE DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOGNOSY

Its imparts knowledge in the field of medicinal and natural products. The department has an undergraduate laboratory and a drug museum of several plant materials. 



  


Placement Cell

Introduction

The Placement Cell plays a crucial role in locating job opportunities for Under Graduates and Post Graduates passing out from the college by keeping in touch with reputed firms and industrial establishments. The Placement Cell operates round the year to facilitate contacts between companies and graduates. The number of students placed through the campus interviews is continuously rising. On invitation, many reputed industries visit the institute to conduct interviews.

We have been successful in maintaining our high placement statistics over the years and the fact that our students bear the recession blues with record breaking placements itself is a testimony to our quality. Our ingenious alumnae have set new standards in the corporate world through their estimable contributions and it is my firm conviction that we will continue that legacy in the years to come.

The Placement Cell organizes career guidance programmes for all the students starting from first year. The cell arranges training programmes like Mock Interviews, Group Discussions, Communication Skills Workshop etc and it also organizes Public Sector Exam Training for students who are interested to join Government Sectors. It also invites HR Managers from different industries to conduct training programmes for final year students.


Objectives:

  • Developing the students to meet the Industries recruitment process.

  • To motivate students to develop Technical knowledge and soft skills in terms of career planning, goal setting.

  • To motivate students aspire for higher studies and guiding them to take competitive exams such as GPAT, TOEFL, GRE, UPSC,TNPSC etc

  • Aiming to Place the maximum number of students through campus & off-campus interviews conducted by the top companies.

Campus Recruitment Drive:

 

Faculty of Pharmacy, along with Department of Placement and Training, Dr.M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute, conducted face to face interview on 03.05.2019 for the students of D.Pharmacy (2017-2019).

During the campus drive, 13 students were selected for the production facility of M/S. Medopharm Pvt. Ltd., Chennai. The students were given the offer letters on the same day.

Contact us

Mrs.S.Dhanalakshmi,

Associate Professor

Faculty of Pharmacy

Dr.M.G.R.Educational and Research Institute

(Deemed to be University)

Mail: dhanalakshmi.pharm@drmgrdu.ac.in

M.No : +91 9710899623

 

Committee

In pursuance of the prototypical mechanism of ‘Quality Culture’ initiated by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and recognized by University Grant Commission (UGC), it has been decided to constitute the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) in Faculty of Pharmacy to work in coordination with Internal Quality Assurance Cell of Dr. MGR Educational and research Institute University, Maduravoyal, Chennai.

The Internal Quality Assurance Cell is intended for planning, guiding and monitoring quality assurance and quality enrichment by proper and maximal utilization of the available resources, opportunities and capabilities for rationalizing the efforts and measures taken in solemn pursuit of academic excellence.

The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Faculty of Pharmacy, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute University, shall consist of following members. The membership of the committee shall be valid for a period of two years.

 

S. No

Name and Designation

IQAC Members

1

Dr. N. Harikrishnan, Principal

Chairperson

2

Mr. S. Nandhakumar, Associate Professor

Coordinator

3

Mr. A. Albin Joseph, Associate Professor

Member

4

Mrs. S.Dhanalakshmi, Assistant Professor

Member

5

Mrs. V. Gejalakshmi, Assistant Professor

Member

6

Mrs. N. Sumathy, Assistant Professor

Member

7

Mr. Bharathi Kannan, Administrative Officer

Member

(Administration)

8

Dr. Shaw Nawaz Khan, Medical Director

Member

(Governing Council)

9

Ms. N. Yuvasri, I year B.Pharm

Student Member

10

Mr. B. Titus, I year D. Pharm

Member

11

Dr. A. Sathish Babu, Associate Manager, FR&D,

The Madras Pharmaceuticals, Chennai

External Member

12

Dr. Dhanapal, Director – Quality Control,

At Par Formulations Pvt Ltd., Chennai.

External Member



The Anti ragging committee is intended to root out ragging in all its forms by prohibiting it by law, preventing its occurrence by following the regulations recommended by the University Grant Commission (UGC) and Punishing those who indulge in ragging as provided for in UGC regulations and the appropriate law in force.

The Anti ragging committee of Faculty of Pharmacy, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, shall consist of following members

S. No

Name & Designation

of the Member

Designation in the Committee

Email Id

Phone number

1

Dr.N.Harikrishnan,
Principal cum Professor

Chair Person

principal-pharmacy@drmgrdu.ac.in

900305985

2

Mr.S.Nandhakumar,
Associate Professor

Co-ordinator

nandhakumar.pharm@drmgrdu.ac.in

9885861649

3

Mrs.N. Sumathy,
Assistant Professor

Ms.Dhivya C, Assistant Professor,9043247524

Planning Member

sumathy.pharm@drmgrdu.ac.in

9789833473

4

Ms.Dhivya C, Assistant Professor

Member

dhivya.pharm@drmgrdu.ac.in

9043247524

5

Mr. S.Paramanandham,

Retired Superintendent of Police

Member

pramanandhansp.@gmail.com

9840540949

6

Mr. Sekar,
Boys Hostel-Warden

Member

sekar@gmail.com

9585698374

7

Mrs.M. Jayalakshmi,
Girls hostel-Warden

Member

jlakshmi263@gmail.com

7904560636


Institution Phone number: 044-26800345

Police: 100

Anti-ragging cell: 1800-180-5522
Mail id : helpline@antiragging.in



The Gender sensitization Cell has been constituted under the POLICY FOR THE PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND PUNISHMENT OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN. This policy provides an environment where men and women can work together with a sense of personal security and dignity. For this purpose the institute has setup gender sensitization cell in July 2017. It also takes care of anti-ragging measures and other sensitive problems.

CONSTITUTION

The Gender sensitization cell of Faculty of Pharmacy, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, comprises the following members.


S. No

Name of the Member

Designation

Designation in the Committee

1

Mrs.N.Sumathy

Assistant Professor

Chair Person

2

Dr. N. Harikrishnan

Professor & Principal

Principal

3

Ms. Dhivya C

Assistant Professor

Convenor

4

Mrs. S. Komal

Assistant Professor

Member

5

Mr.K. Vivekanandhan

Assistant Professor

Member



The Anti-discrimination cell of Faculty of Pharmacy, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, comprises the following members

S. No

Name of the Member

Designation

Designation in the Committee

1

Dr. N. Harikrishnan

Professor & Principal

Chair Person

2

Mrs.S.Dhanalakshmi

Assistant Professor

Convenor

3

Mr. Babu

Associate Professor

Member

4

Mrs. Sai ramya bharathi

Assistant Professor

Member

5

Mrs. Indhumathi

Assistant Professor

Member


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Cell is constituted to safeguard the interest of students without any prejudice to their caste, creed, religion, language, ethnicity, gender, disability and to eliminate discrimination or harassment against any student in Faculty of Pharmacy, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute by providing preventive measures to facilitate punishment for those who indulge in any form of discrimination to promote equality among the students.

The Committee will receive complaints from the affected students in terms of discrimination of caste, creed, religion, language, ethnicity, gender, disability and conduct a proper enquiry, and submit a detailed report to the undersigned for suitable action.

The Convener of the Committee should conduct meeting once in every three months and send minutes of the meeting to the undersigned.






Faculty Details

S.No.

Name of the Faculty

Designation

Qualifications

1

Dr. N.HARIKRISHNAN

Principal & Professor

M.Pharm., Ph.D.

2

Dr. S.NANDHAKUMAR

Associate Professor

M.Pharm., Ph.D.

3

Dr. VIVEKANANDAN.K

Associate Professor

M.Pharm., Ph.D.

4

Dr. SENTHILRAJ.R

Associate Professor

M.Pharm., Ph.D.

5

Dr. C.N.HEMALATHA

Assistant Professor

M.Pharm., Ph.D.

6

Mr. P. BABU

Associate Professor

M.Pharm. (Ph.D)

7

Mrs. S. DHANALAKSHMI

Assistant Professor

M.Pharm. (Ph.D)

8

Mrs. S. GEJALAKSHMI

Assistant Professor

M.Pharm. (Ph.D)

9

Mrs. S. KOMAL

Assistant Professor

M.Pharm.

10

Mrs. KAYALVIZHI.K

Assistant Professor

M.Pharm.

11

Mrs. S. INDUMATHI

Assistant Professor

M.Pharm.

12

Mrs.S.SHALINI

Assistant Professor

M.Pharm.

13

Mrs. DEVI.M

Assistant Professor

M.Pharm.

14

Ms.ANUSHA.S

Assistant Professor

Pharm.D

15

Ms. DHIVYA.R

Assistant Professor

M.Pharm.

16

Mrs.M.GEETHANJALI

Assistant Professor

M.Pharm.

17

Mr.M.SAI RAAGHUL

Lecturer

M.Pharm.

18

Mrs. S.KAVITHA

Assistant Professor

B.Pharm.

19

Ms. J.EBEN PRIYA

Assistant Professor

B.Pharm.

20

Mr. S.BALAJI

Assistant Professor

B.Pharm.

21

Mr. B. DINESH

Assistant Professor

B.Pharm.

Publication Details


  • N.Harikrishnan, Vijaya Vara Prasad, Gejalakshmi Subramanian, Babu P, Stability indicating RP-HPLC method development and validation for the simultaneous estimation of Pibrentasvir and Glecaprevir in bulk and pharmaceutical dosage form International Journal of Research and Pharmaceutical Sciences 10(3):2019.

  • Senthilnathan. B, Vivekanandan. K, Bhavya. E, D.Masilamani, Swarna Priya. B, Impact of Nano particulate Drug Delivery System of Herbal Drug in Control of Diabetes Mellitus, Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2019; 12(4): p.1688-1694

  • Senthilnathan B, Vivekanandan K, Bhavya E, Chaarmila Sherin C, Billy Graham R, Anticancer Nano Formulation of Imatinib with Chitosan Polymer, International Journal of Drug Delivery Technology 2019; 9(1); p.58-64

  • S. Dhanalakshmi, C.N.Hemalatha, Sai Ramya Bharathi, C.Dhivya, S.Vanishree, V.Rekha, V.Vijayalakshmi, A.HariPriya, Sai Monisha, Optimization method for determination of swelling factor of LinumusitatissimumSeeds, Pharmacognosy Journal, Volume 11 ,Issue (5), 1 -8, 2019

  • S.Dhanalakshmi, N.HariKrishnan, C.Dhivya, V.Keerthan, M.Deepak, E.Ester Rani, Development and Optimization of Natural Colorant from Microbial species,   Research Journal of Pharmacy and technology June, Volume 12 (7),2019,3475 -3478.

  • S. Dhanalakshmi, S. Jayakumari, A review on the pharmacognostical, ecology and pharmacological Studies on marine red algae – Hypneavalentiae,   International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research, March 2019,  Vol. 10(3),1000-1007.

  • Vivekanandan. K, Harikrishnan. N, Bhavya. E, Babu P, Nandhakumar. S, Formulation and Evaluation of Floating Drug Delivery of an , Anti-Hypertensive Drug, Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 11(11): November 2018, p.4785-4796

  • Vivekanandan.K, Bhavya E, Stalin .C, Lakshmi Prasanna T,  Xanthine oxidase inhibitory activity of rhus mysorensis leaves, Asian Journal of pharmaceutical and clinical research, 11(4):1-2, 2018.

  • S. Dhanalakshmi, C. Dhivya, N. Harikrishnan, Development of eco-friendly mosquito       repellents with emphasis on herbal formulation and evaluation. DIT, 10(3), 412-15, 2018.

  • C. Dhivya, S. Dhanalakshmi, V. Chitra, Sattar Hawari, Alleviation of polycystic ovarian syndrome by hydroalcoholic leaf extract of Aegle marmelos (L). Correa in letrozole-induced rat model. DIT, 10(7), 2146-50, 2018

  • Vivekanandan.K, Harikrishnan.N, Bhavya.E, Colon Targeted Drug Delivery System: An Overview, International Journal of Pharmacy & Technology, Vol. 10, Issue No.2, June-2018, 6619-6635.

  • S. Dhanalakshmi, C. Dhivya, A Perspective Studies on Herbalism for the Preventive of PCOS. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 11(12):1-8, 2018

  • Rajalaxmi. V, Shalini. V, Yuvarani. G, Tharani. G, Dhanalakshmi. S , Impact of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training with behavioral Modification and Yoga on Pain and Psychological distress in Vulvodynia - A Double Blinded Randomized Control Trials. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 11(10): 4447-4451, 2018.

  • Gejalakshmi S, Harikrishnan N, Design, Synthesis, Characterizations and Pharmacological Evaluation of Some Novel Substituted Pyrimidine 2-one Derivatives. IJCS, 16(3):1-8,2018

  • S. Gejalakshmi, N. Harikrishnan, In silico screening for alpha glycosidase inhibitors of chromone derivatives .J. Global trends pharm sci, ,9(3): 5738- 44,  2018;

  • Gejalakshmi S, Dhanalakshmi S, Harikrishnan N, Synthesis Characterization and Evaluation of Novel Substituted Azole Derivatives Der Pharma Chemica, 10(9): 76-81, 2018.

  • Gejalakshmi S, Harikrishnan N, Muralidaran P, Synthesis of Fused Triazolo Thiadiazine Moeties Possessing Anti-inflammatory Activity. Der Pharma Chemica, 10(3): 114-117, 2018

  • Girija K, Indhumathi S Synthesis, Characterization and Antimicrobial Study of 1, 2-Disubstituted Benzimidazoles. IJCS.16(4):1-7,2018

  • S. Dhanalakshmi and N. Harikrishnan, Pharmacovigilance of herbal drugs in poly arthritic patients, IJPSR, 8(10): 1000-06, 2017.

  • S. Dhanalakshmi, N. Harikrishnan, A Perspective Study on Antioxidant activity of Neriumoleander (flower), Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 10(10), 1827-30, 2017.

  • Gejalakshmi Subramaniam, Palayyan Muralidharan,  In silico Screening of Thiazolidine 4-one Derivatives for Antitumor Activity,  PTB Reports, 3(2): 35-38, 2017

  • Gejalakshmi Subramaniam, Palayyan Muralidharan, Evaluation of erogenic activity of hydroalcoholic extract of lemanea fluviatilis in rats.Wjpr, 6(15):663-674, 2017.













Contact Us:

Dr.N.HARIKRISHNAN, M.Pharm., Ph.D.,

Principal and Professor,

Phone: +91 44-26800345, +91 9003059852

E-mail: principal-pharmacy[at]drmgrdu.ac.in