Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Courses
  • Faculty
  • Research Activities
B. Pharmacy
  • Detail
  • Eligibility
  • Mode of Admission
  • Fee Structure
  • Important Dates & Other Information
Course Name Duration (Years) System Total Seats Reserved Categories
  SC/ST BC Physically Handicapped Others
B. Pharmacy 4 Semester 60 15 6 3 5
  • 10+2 examination with 50% Marks (45% for SC/ST) conducted by the respective state/central government authorities recognized as equivalent to 10+2 examination by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with English as one of the subjects and Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (P.C.M) and/or Biology (P.C.B /P.C.M.B.) as optional subjects individually.
  • Any other qualification approved by the Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent to (a) above.

Admission will be based on merit of the candidate in Entrance examination to be conducted by the University.

M. Pharmacy
  • Detail
  • Eligibility
  • Mode of Admission
  • Fee Structure
  • Important Dates & Other Information
Course Name Duration (Years) System Total Seats Reserved Categories
  SC/ST BC Physically Handicapped Others
M. Pharmacy 2 Semester 26 7 3 1 2
  • B. Pharm Degree examination of an Indian university established by law in India from an institution approved by Pharmacy Council of India and has scored not less than 55 % or equivalent GPA of the maximum marks (50% for SC/ST) in aggregate of 4 years of B.Pharmacy.
  • Every student, selected for admission to post graduate pharmacy program in any PCI approved institution should have obtained registration with the State Pharmacy Council or should obtain the same within one month from the date of his/her admission, failing which the admission of the candidate shall be cancelled.
  • 80% seats are reserved for candidates who have qualified GPAT and passed B. Pharmacy examination of Guru Nanak Dev University. However, if eligible candidate (s) are not available under above category, the vacant seats shall be open to the candidates who have qualified GPAT and B. Pharm. examination from other universities.

The admission will be made, in the order of preference for specialization, on the basis of score in the GPAT and in case of non-availability of GPAT qualified candidates the admission will be based on merit in the Entrance Test to be conducted by the Department. GPAT qualified candidates must indicate their GPAT score and rank in admission form under the column "Any other Qualification".

Research Activities

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences was established in 1995 at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar with a clear vision to produce trained professionals to meet the ever-growing demand in Pharmaceutical Industry and Academia. The Department is recognized by Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) and All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. The department is enriched with highly qualified faculty and is presently running Bachelor of Pharmacy and Masters of Pharmacy courses in Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Ph.D course in all disciplines. The department is well equipped with state of the art laboratories in Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical chemistry, Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy sections. The infrastructure available makes the department a conducive place for academic learning that provides students with quality education in a clean and comfortable environment. In last few years, more than 250 research papers have been published and presented at various national and international conference chairs. The department is working towards becoming a center of excellence in Pharmaceutical Education and Research. The department has research collaborations with various national and international institutes. Number of research projects in the department has been funded by various scientific agencies including CSIR, DST, UGC, and AICTE. The department has very good placement record with students holding jobs in government sector, Academics and in industry as R & D scientists.

Major Research Area
Presently, the department is engaged in following major Research area:


  • Pharmaceutics Dermaceticals, Targeted delivery of anti-HIV, anti-cancer drugs Modified Release Oral Dosage forms Bio-safety testing Development of spray drying based Pharmaceuticals Cell line and Pre-clinical study.
  • Solving the problems of poor solubility and bioavailability of drugs using carrier approach such as Nanoemulsion, Microemulsion, Liposomes is in progress.
        Pharmaceutical Chemistry

  • Synthesis and optimisation of anticancer natural products.
  • Lead optimisation, drug-biomolecule conjugation and asymmetric natural product synthesis, bioconjugation of active agents to cancer seeking biomolecules.


  • Neuropharmacology, explore learning and memory mechanisms, diabetic nephropathy
  • Novel target sites and therapies for obesity, cardiac and renal failure, reno-protective agents against ischemia reperfusion injury in rats.


    • Standardizatio, Isolation, Characterization and Pharmacological screening (In vitro and In vivo) of medicinal plants, natural products and herbal formulations for antianxiety, anticonvulsant, analgesics, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and hepatoprotective activities.


Placement Activities

Updated on 14/07/2020.