RAGHAVENDRA INSTITUTE OF PHARMACEUTICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (RIPER)
AUTONOMOUS - Approved by AICTE, PCI & SBTET
Affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur (JNTUA)
Accorded 2 (f) & 12 (B) status by UGC
NBA (UG) and NAAC Accredited Institution

Departments

PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS AND QUALITY ASSURANCE

 

Quality Policy:

 Dedicated to strive for excellence in pharmaceutical analytical techniques and quality assurance area through continuous improvement in line with international federal regulations.

 

Credentials of the faculty

 

S. No Name of the faculty Designation Experience Publications Citations Paper presented Grants / Collabor. Patent
1. Dr. Y. Padmanabha Reddy Professor & HOD 28 76 55 15 2 1
2. Dr. P Ramalingam Professor & HOD (I/C) 13 145 238 32 2 1
3. Dr. M.V. Jyothi Professor 13 12 12 20
4. Mr. K. Vinod Kumar Assoc. Prof. 10 18 26 10
5. Mr. C. Naresh Babu Asst. Prof. 6 15 20 5
6. Mr. P Harsha teja   3 4 2 2
7. Mr. B. Amarnatha Reddy Asst. Prof. 3 5 2 2
8. Mrs. K. V. Lalitha Asst. Prof. 5 9 7 5
9. Mr. K. Pavan Kumar Asst. Prof. 4 25 80 3

 

Highlights of the Department:

 

  • First Pharm Programme in Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance to be approved by AICTE under JNTUA.
  • Attracted highest number of GPAT qualified students in Category A admission in the region.
  • Department is serving as source of analytical support service for research scholars from
  • Chemical Engineering, JNT University , Anatapur
  • Chemistry, SKU University
  • Many private pharmacy colleges in the regions.
  • Department established Centre for Pharmaceutical Research (CPR) and was Inaugurated by President, Pharmacy council of India.
  • Currently, CPR Unit is serving as analytical support for preliminary detection of narcotic substance to Crime branch, Anantapur, AP.
  • CPR Serving as centre for PG dissertation work to Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, AP.
  • Very first department to initiate impurity characterization in stability studies and identified 5 impurities
  • Very first Department to initiate analytical quality by design (AQbD) work as required by regulatory body and published 4 papers for the first time in India.

 

Infrastructure Details:

 Central Instrumentation Lab facilities

 

S.No Name of the  Instrument / Equipment Mfg. by /  supplier No. available
1 UV – Visible Spectrophotometer

(Double Beam)

Lab India

Systronics

01

01

2 Polarimeter Systronics 02
3 HPLC  (LC  Agilent 1120) with UV

HPLC (LC  Agilent, 1200) with PDA

Agilent Tech. 02
4 HPLC Columns

C18 (250mm x 4.6 mm, 5 micron)

C8  (250mm x 4.6 mm, 5 micron)

C18 (150mm x 4.6 mm, 5 micron)

 

Agilent

Qualisil Gold

Agilent

 

02

01

02

5 Gas Chromatograph – FID Bruker 01
6 FT – IR (ATR, KBr disc, Liquid cell) Bruker 01
7 Sonicator Powergesic 01
8 Humidity / Environmental Chamber Remi 01
9 Cooling incubator Remi 01
10 Colorimeter Systronics 02
11 Colorimeter Elico 02
12 Digital Melting point Apparatus Kemi 01
13 Flame Photometer Systronics 01
14 Photofluorimeter Systronics 02
15 Nephlo – Turbidimeter Systronics 01
16 pH Meter Systronics 03
17 Conductivity meter Systronics 03
18 Polarograph Systronics 01
19 Universal titrator (KF) Systronics 01
20 KBr Pellet Press Bruker 01
21 Micropipette 100, 1000, 10 microliters Eppendref 04
22 Muffle furnace Remi 01
23 Heating mantle Remi 05
24 Magnetic stirrer Remi 04
25 Glass Column (Preparative) JSGW 02
26 Glass Column (Pilot) JSGW 02
27 Gel Electrophoresis (Horizontal)  Unit JSGW 01
28 Azeotropic distillatory JSGW 02
29 Clavenges Apparatus JSGW 02
28 Kjeldhal Apparatus JSGW 01
29 Beckmann Apparatus JSGW 01
30 Leurquin Apparatus JSGW 01
31 All Glass Distill Unit JSGW 01
32 Digital High Precision Balances LC – GC 05
33 Landsberger Apparatus JSGW 01
34 TLC Chamber JSGW 07
35 TLC Spreader ( 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2 mm) JSGW 01
36 Hot air Oven Kemi 02
37 Water bath Electrically Heated Kemi 01
38 UV – Chamber Systronics 02
39 Soxhlet Apparatus Borosil 02
40 Physical Balance Keroy 10
41 Refrigerator Godrej 01
42 Vacuum Desiccators’ Borosil 02
43 Rotary Evaporator Orchid 01
44 Flash Chromatogaph Intelli 01

 

Undergraduate laboratory is equipped with instruments like:

 

 S. No Name of the Instrument/ Equipment Mfg. by /Supplier No. Available
1 UV-chamber Remi 01
2 Hot air oven Ssi 01
3 Hot plate Kemi 01
4 Electronic balance Lcgc 01
5 Colorimeter Elico 01
6 pH meter Elico 01
7 Photo fluorometer systronics 01
8 Column chromatograph Jsgw 01
9 Conductivity meter systronics 01
10 Flame photometer Systronics 01
11 Analytical balance Keroy 03
12 TLC spreader 01
13 Descending chromatographic chamber Jsgw 01
14 Universal titrator systronics 01

 

Current research area of the department

  • Analytical method development by using HPLC, GC, UV-Vis
  • Stability studies for pharmaceuticals and dosage forms.
  • Impurity profiling and impurity characterization.
  • Spectral studies by using FT-IR & UV spectroscopy.
  • Training in HPLC trouble shooting.
  • Analytical QbD (For the first time to initiate the analytical research using QbD)

 

SWOC Analysis

STRENGTHS

  • Well Established instrumentation lab to deliver the required outcome for PG students.
  • Well trained faculty for research oriented teaching and learning process of curriculum
  • Ability to attract international and industry collaboration in the field of analytical research.
WEAKNESS

  • Located in rural area to service/repair the instruments
  • Lacks proximity of Industrial pools for regular industrial visits and collaborative interactions.
  • Curricular contents not at par with current  industry need.
OPPURTUNITIES

  • Global demand for Analysts / need of an analyst in entire product life cycle.
  • India is Potentially preferred hub for pharmaceuticals.
  • Hyderabad, Bangalore are near Location for Pharmaceutical industry placements
CHALLENGES

  • Regulated by JNTUA and lacking freedom in curricular design.
  • Sustaining the admission as many new colleges offering the same course with more academic liberalizations.
  • Short term training institutes.

 

PHARMACEUTICS

 

Quality Policy

Committed to diversifying pharmaceutical technology by incorporating newer evolving techniques to the need of public health through the interface of pharmaceutical industry and academic collaboration.

 

Credentials of the Faculty

S. No. Name of the faculty Designation Experience Total publications Citations Paper presented Grants /

Fellowship

1 Dr.C.Sowmya Professor & HOD 12 years 37 63 22 02-granted

03-applied

2 Dr. B. Srinath Asso. Professor 07 Years 8 4 10
3 Mr. C. Suryaprakash Reddy Asso. Professor 08 Years 27 42 21 01
4 Mr. C. Haranath Asso. Professor 08 Years 16 3 5 …..
5 Mr. K. Arshad Ahmed Khan Asst. Professor 05 Years 8 22 16 ….
6 Mr. E.Bhargav Asst. Professor 05 Years 4 4 8 …..
7 Mr. K. Rajesh Reddy Asst. Professor 02 Years …. ….. 5 ……
8 Ms. S. Seetha Asst. Professor 02 Years …… ….. 1 ……

 

Infrastructure Details

S.No. Name of Apparatus/Equipment Make/Mfg Number
1. All purpose equipment

  • Coating pan
  • Double cone blender
  • Pelletizer
  • Homogenizer
  • Planetary mixer
  • Compressor
Orchid 01
2. Ampoule filling machine SSI 01
3. Ampoule sealing machine SSI 01
4. Ampoule washing machine SSI 01
5. Analytical balance SSI 04
6. Autoclave SSI 01
7. Balance (dispensing ) NSP 05
8. Balance (dispensing ) –old SSI 10
9. Ball mill Dolphin 02
10. Beck mann’s  Apparatus NSP 01
11. Brookfield viscometer Brookfield 01
12. Capsule filling machine SSI 01
13. Centrifuge Singhala 01
14. Clarity tester SSI 02
15. Colorimeter Elico 01
16. Conductivity meter Elico 01
17. Cooling centrifuge Remi 01
18. Cutter mill SSI 01
19. Cyclo mixer Remi 01
20. DE-Ionizer unit I.S.E 01
21. DE-Ionizer (old) Singhala 01
22. Diffusion cell apparatus Orchid Scientifics 01
23. Disintegration tester Electro labs 01
24. Dissolution test apparatus Lab India 01
25. Dissolution tester U.S.P Electro labs 01
26. Dissolution test apparatus DBK 01
27. Domestic grinder SSI 02
28. Double cone blender DBK 01
29. Dry and wet bulb thermometer psychrometer NSP 05
30. Electrical water bath Remi 02
31. Electronic balance Citizen 01
32. Friability test apparatus Electro labs 01
33. Friability test apparatus J.R Industries 02
34. Franz Diffusion cell (6 cells) Orchid Scientifics 01
35. Tablet Hardness tester-monsanto type Dolphin 02
36. Tablet Hardness tester – pfizer type Sisco 02
37. Heating mantle Sintex 04
38. Homogenizer Remi 01
39. Hot air oven Kemi 01
40. Hardness Tester(Pfizer) Sisco 01
41. Hot plate Dalal 01
42. H.P.L.C Elico 01
43. I.R. Moisture balance Sisco 01
44. Lands Berger’s Apparatus NSP 01
45. I.R. Moisture balance Shingala 01
46. Magnetic stirrer Remi 03
47. Mechanical agitator Remi 03
48. Micro Centrifuge Remi 01
49. Microscopes Weswax 04
50. Ointment filling machine SSI 01
51. Orbital shaking incubator Cintex 01
52. Rotary vacuum evaporator  J.S.G.W 01
53. Sieve shaker Dolphin 01
54. Sonicator – Bath Wensar 01
55. Stop clocks NSP 20
56. Suppository moulds SSI 78
57. Tablet counter SSI 05
58. Tablet punching machine(12station) Remik 01
59. Tablet punching machine(12station) Pharman 01
60. Tablet punching machine Dolphin 02
61. Tablet punching motor driven SSI 01
62. Tap density tester Electrolab 01
63. Tincture press SSI 01
64. Tray dryer DBK 01
65. U. V. Spectrophotometer-117 Systronics 01
66. U.V.Spectrophotometer (1800) Shimadzu 01
67. Ultrasonic processor (Sonicator) Electrsonic industries 01

 

Govt. Grants/ Work Shops/ Conferences

  1. AICTE-MODROBS (10.5 lakhs) in the year of 2012-13

Title: Design, Fabrication and Evaluation of controlled drug delivery systems using modified natural polymers for anti-diabetic therapy.

Achievements: HPLC-gradient elution, PC with printer

  1. Workshop grant from Department of Bio-Technology-Rs.38,000.00/- in the academic year 2016.

Title: “Role of QbD (Quality by Design) in nano-biotechnology and Drug Delivery: A concept of Learning by Hands on training

Achievements: Conducted successfully with 55 registrations (45 paid+10 free)

  1. DBT Sponsored Two day national workshop entitled “Role of QbD (Quality by Design)in nano-biotechnology and Drug Delivery: A concept of Learning by Hands on training” QbyD-16 on 11th and 12th March 2016 (Series-III)
  2. One day Workshop on Design of Experiments and Quality by Design : Hands on training (Series-II) on 22nd Dec 2014.
  3. One day Workshop on Design of Experiments (DoE) & Quality by Design (QbD) : Hands on training (Series-I) on 24th February 2013.

 

 

Research Credentials

 

Citations 140
H-Index 16
Number of publications 100
Number of papers presented in seminars & conferences 88
Impact factor 24.63
UG projects 36
PG projects 94
Ph.D projects 3 (awarded), 1 (submitted)

4 (ongoing)

Consultancy projects 2 (Completed), 2 (ongoing)

 

Consultancy Projects

  1. Preparation and evaluation of Tobramycin ocular inserts -Completed
  2. Evaluation of almond gum as controlled release matrix former -Completed
  3. Preparation and evaluation of matrix tablets using natural polymers- Ongoing
  4. Dissolution enhancement of BCS-II drug by nano-suspension approach- Ongoing

 

SWOC analysis

 

Strengths

  • Qualified faculty and established facilities
  • Continuous progressive evaluation system for students
  • Performing consultancy projects and extending Facility support services for out sourcing
  • Strong Industry links.
Weakness

  • Syllabus is not at par with the current  industrial and research requirements.
Opportunities

  • Research scientists in Formulation R & D.
  • Execution of duties in Q.C, Q.A, RA, Technology transfer and in Production departments of pharmaceutical industry.
  • Academics and Higher education
Challenges

  • Continuous compliance with regulatory agencies.
  • Impact of global financial crisis in performing advanced research.
  • Scanty communication skills and standard levels of students with rural background

 

 PHARMACOLOGY

 

Quality Policy:

Department of Pharmacology envisaged to impart last milestone research through pharmacological research and training to the needy researchers at par with public needs and thrust area of public health research.

 

Credentials of the Faculty

S. No Name of the faculty Designation Experience (Years) Total publications Citations Paper presented Grants Patents
01. Dr. J. Raveendra Reddy Professor 20 20 46 15
02. Dr. K. Somasekhar Reddy Associate Professor 7.2 13 09 10 01
03. Mr. S. Nagarjuna Associate  Professor 5.7 18 45 10 02
04. Mr. A. Sudheer Assistant Professor 5.5 07 01 07

 

 Infrastructure Details:

S.No. NAME OF THE INSTRUMENT MAKE
   01 Tail flick apparatus INCO
   02 Eddy’s Hot plate INCO
   03 Semi auto analyzer ERBA
   04 Digital Plethysmometer INCO
   05 Digital Physiograph INCO
   06 Tissue Homogenizer REMI
   07 Electroconvulsometer INCO
   08 Rotarod apparatus INCO
   09 Swim test apparatus INCO
   10 Metabolic cage INCO
   11 Actophotometer INCO
   12 Pole climb response apparatus INCO
   13 Digital thermometer INCO
   14 Rotating drum INCO
   15 Organ bath INCO
   16 Digital Rotating drum ORCHID
   17 Digital Organ bath ORCHID
   18 Centrifuge REMI
   19 Micro centrifuge REMI
   20 Digital colorimeter SYSTRONICS
   21 Digital Hb meter SYSTRONICS
   22 Analytical balance LC-GC
   23 Elevated plus maze Own made
   24 Hole board 0wn made
   25 Stair case Own made
   26 Y-Maze Own made

 

Patents

S. No. Patent Holder Title File/ Reg. No. Patent Type
1. Mr. S. Nagarjuna Pharmaceutical Compositions Comprising Naringin isolated from Mnesithea Granularis 201641009739

(Filed)

Indian
2. Mr. S. Nagarjuna Pharmaceutical Compositions Comprising Rutin isolated from Dactyloctenium aegyptium 201641014417

(Filed)

Indian

 

 PHARMACY PRACTICE

 Quality Policy:

Dedicated to expand pharmacy practice services to play important role in health care system at hospital set up through well programmed pharmaceutical care services.

 

Credentials of the faculty

S. No. Name of the faculty Designation Experience Total publication Citations Paper presented Grants /

Fellowship

 
01 Mr. B. Pradeep Kumar Associate Professor & HOD 5.6 10 03 06  
02 Dr. E. Vigneshwaran Assoc. Prof. 7 Years 15 Published 09 Applied (AICTE)  
03 Dr Seeba Zachariah Assoc. Prof. 8 Years 05 02  
04 G Narayana Assoc. Prof. 7 Years 05 04 05  
05 Dr Mohan Raj Rathinavelu Asst. Prof. 4 Years 10 12 20  
06 Dr Manoj Kumar Asst. Prof. 2 Years 02 05  
07 Dr P T Priyanka Asst. Prof. 2 Years 04 07  
08 Dr Samhitha Reddy Asst. Prof. 2 Years  
09 Dr B. Sahithi Asst. Prof. 1 year 01  
10 Dr Ishrar Ahmed Asst. Prof. 1 Years 01 – under peer review  

 

 

Resources List:

  1. Clinical Pharmacology database i.e. clinicalpharmacology.com
  2. Textbooks
  3. Journals (National and International)
  4. Various disease and Drug information leaflets

 

SWOC Analysis

Strengths

  • Since its inception the department of Pharmacy Practice has proved to be important domain in regularising the educational and training activities for educated and uneducated parts of the community through conducting regular continuining pharmacy educational programmes like organising conferences and conducting various rallies for bringing awareness among the public in the field of health.
  • Have actively participated in 21 conferences/seminar/workshop organised in association with statutory bodies like ISPOR/IPA/DBT by either the same or the sister departments of RIPER
  • Cumulatively the department has published 25 research manuscripts and presented equal number of review papers in various national/international gatherings.
  • Two senior faculty of the department have achieved travel grants form ISPOR and have made most use of it by visiting Taiwan and Beijing in the year 2012 and 2014 respectively, which is acknowledged by the ISPOR in its official website.
  • The staff and students of the department of Pharmacy Practice have taken memberships in various professional bodies like International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), Association of Community Pharmacists of India (ACPI), Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA).
  • . Three funded R and D projects have been applied by the faculties of the department with the different statutory bodies like AICTE and UGC
  • As the department is associated with the clinical based learning, it is equipped with clinical based software like clinicalpharmacology.com which is an official database of Elsevier publishers well known throughout the globe.

 

Weaknesses

  • As the department has dedicated itself in satisfying the needs of health care professionals more efforts are to be implied in the activities of the department for the better patient outcomes
  • 2013, the year of inception of the department was a recent one, more activities are to be required to reach the peoples requirement.
  • As awareness among the people are also less, more efforts are required to implement the Pharmacy Practice activities in the community level.

 

Opportunities

  • As a Pharmacy Practice student, He/ She gets an opportunity to pay a key role between physician and patient for better clinical outcomes.
  • As this is multi-disciplinary department where it incorporates all the pharmaceutical knowledge in the patient care.
  • It is the premier department which as opportunity to enter in to the community set up for conducting health educational programmes like vaccinations, family planning etc.,

 

Challenges

  • Still there is barrier between physician and pharmacist collaboration in achieving health outcome.