Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Technology (B.Pharm)
Pharmacy is a noble profession touching the lives of all human kind. Since time immemorial, the Pharmaceutical Technologists have been experts on drugs. From the oldest written document on medicines, Ebers papyrus, whose origin is estimated to be as far as 3400 BC, and then through the scintillating genius of Galen, Pharmacy has evolved into a most modern profession encompassing a multitude of sciences and technologies. In modern times, Pharmacists play vital role in both clinical and industrial fields. In clinical setup, Pharmaceutical Technologists are the last man standing between physicians and patients with regard to the use of drugs and medicines. They form the vital component of the Physician-Pharmaceutical Technologist-Nurse triad looking after the well-being of the patient.
Today role of Pharmaceutical Technologists play pivotal role in Research, Drug Discovery, Industrial Production of medicine, Quality Assurance & Quality Control of medicines and their production, Drug Regulatory Affairs, Education, Pharmaceutical Marketing and in a plethora of fields related to drugs and pharmaceuticals.
Due to the complexity of processes involved in drug discovery to drug utilization, Pharmaceutical Technologists need to be experts who touch several sciences and technologies during their education and career. They need to be proficient in such varied fields as Medicinal chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical biology & Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Applied Biochemistry & Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical engineering, computers & IT, Biostatistics, Mathematics, etc. in order to efficiently carry out their assigned roles in diversified fields.
At present the Pharmaceutical education in India is divided into three tiers ? Diploma, UG and PG degrees in Pharmacy and its various specializations. Bengal School of Technology offers both UG and PG education in Pharmacy as well as opportunities exists for the students to pursue their Doctoral research utilizing the facilities available in the Institution.
The Bengal School of Technology provides the students with ample opportunities to learn the subjects by doing elaborate experiments, since sciences can be learn by experimenting and observing. Accordingly, well lighted and ventilated spacious laboratories have been set up with all necessary equipment and instruments as well as ample glasswares and chemicals. The different laboratories in the UG Pharmacy course that the students are trained in are ?
- Lab I: Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry Lab
Here the students are trained in synthesis of various medicinal agents.
- Lab II: Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry Lab
Here the students are trained in basics of organic chemistry and advanced techniques needed for organic synthesis and analytical work.
- Lab III: Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry & Biochemistry Lab
Here the students learn to perform analysis of drug formulations, pure and crude drug products, cosmetics, as well as biochemical analyses using basic and advanced analytical techniques and instrumentation.
- Lab IV: Pharmacognosy & Pharmaceutical Biology Lab
Here the students are trained in techniques of screening, identification, standardization and analysis of crude drugs from herbal and other natural origin. The lab is amply supported by a well maintained Medicinal Garden in the Institution.
- Lab V: Dispensing Pharmacy & Physical Pharmaceutics Lab
Here the students perform and perfect the techniques of dispensing prescriptions, and are trained in the laboratory techniques related to Physical pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics.
- Lab VI: Pharmaceutical Technology Lab
Here the students learn about the techniques of developing Pharmaceutical dosage forms and drug delivery systems, where in the raw drug is converted into consumable forms for easy administration to the students. It deals with preformulation studies, physical pharmaceutics knowledge and Pharmaceutical Engineering inputs for successful development of a patient compliant dosage form.
- Lab VII: Pharmaceutical Microbiology Lab
Here the students learn the techniques of microbiological manipulations, how to work with microbes, in a perfectly maintained sterile aseptic areas. They also perform practicals related to microbiological assays, sterility testing and similar other industrially relevant operations.
- Lab VIII: Pharmaceutical Engineering Lab
Here the Students learn about the various machineries used in Pharmaceutical Industrial setups, how to operate, apply and troubleshoot such equipment and machineries. They are exposed to several Unit Operations required for successful production of pharmaceutical formulations and bulk drugs. The lab is supported by the Machine Room which houses the heavy instruments.
- Lab IX: Pharmacology and Physiology Lab
Here the students practice the techniques of studying the action of drugs in animal models and isolated tissues as well as perform experiments related to human and animal physiology.
- Lab X: Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry Lab
Here the students learn practical techniques in inorganic chemistry needed for synthesis, standardization and analysis of inorganic pharmaceuticals.
- Machine Room
The Machine Room of the College houses the heavy machineries in the ground floor of the building. Some of the heavy machines available for practicals are ?
- Rotary & Single Punch Tablet press
- Various Mass Mixers & Blenders
- Coating & Polishing Pans
- Bottle Washing machine
- Ball Mill
- Ointment Filling machine, etc.