M.Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutics & Industrial Pharmacy
Academics
Pharmaceutics is concerned with the strategies by which biologically active compounds are presented to the body so as to elicit an optimal response. Included are the design, preparation and testing of drug-delivery systems. There are two major areas of emphasis found in the current research in the Department of Pharmaceutics at Vaageswari College of Pharmacy. They are Novel Delivery Systems for Drugs (SR, CR & Targeted delivery) and Biopharmaceutics (drug formulation, physical/industrial pharmacy, mechanisms and modeling of drug transport, molecular and cellular pharmaceutics) & Pharmacokinetics (Rate process, ADME Kinetics).
In course work, prominence is placed on fundamentals underlying these subject areas. The Pharmaceutics Department offers both Masters of Pharmacy Degrees in a highly specialized course tract under the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Science. The Undergraduate programme (B.Pharm) trains the students in pharmaceutical technology, Pharmaceutical dosage forms, and advances in Drug delivery system.


Dr.D.Sinivas Reddy,
HOD

The Department of Pharmaceutics was established in the year 2007 for the first time to start PG Programme in Pharmaceutics in Vaageswari College of pharmacy. Quality Teaching, high standard of Research and Collaborative projects are the main areas of this department.
The Department of Pharmaceutics at Vaageswari College of Pharmacy offers Post graduate students the opportunity to pursue a program of study that is directed toward meeting the individual career objectives in the area of Pharmaceutical Expertise. Students are provided with one of the most dynamic programs in the area of Pharmaceutical product discovery and development.
Qualified, dedicated faculty members of this department are always keen to show their talents by way of technical lectures, innovations in teaching and tutorials for making skilled, better and effective practical knowledgeable Pharmaceutical Technologists in order to build up good citizens in future.
The department of pharmaceutics is expertise in research areas such as ocular drug delivery systems, targeted drug delivery system, mucoadhesive drug delivery system and use of natural polymers as pharmaceutical excipients. The department has made of significant contribution to the research field in terms of research publication and collaborative project works.

Title of Research Programs implemented / being implemented
• Development of antihyperlipedemic herbal formulation.
• Investigation of some natural polymers for pharmaceutical applications.
• Drug delivery to colon through functional coatings.
• Development of transdermal and transmucosal delivery system.
• Development and evaluation of ocular drug delivery system.
• Establishment of Pharmacokinetic Laboratory operations for herbal drugs using Sate of art technology conforming GLP regulation.
• New Technology Development.

Team work, dedication and responsibility are the ultimate strength of the department. Consultancy, Sponsored Research projects from various industries with in the country and abroad, grants from the national bodies like AICTE, CSIR, ICMR, DST, etc., are the priority of the department. Success rate in terms of student employment is very high among the private institutions in India. The Department is having MOU with national and international industries and universities. Continuing education programmes including US Fulbright scheme and AICTE sponsored QIP programmes for young teachers and students are also taking care by this department. As a result, the department achieved a centre of Pharmaceutical production, Novel dosage from designing and Government approved Drug Testing laboratory.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
1. Srinivas Reddy Devireddy, G. Chandra Sekhara Rao, V.Prabhakar Reddy, Formulation and Evaluation of Taste masked Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride Mouth Dissolving Tablets", PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology. 63.6. 521-526, 2009.
2. V A. Vamshi Priya, G. Chandra Sekhara Rao, D. Srinivas Reddy, V. Prabhakar Reddy, The Effect of Different Superdisintegrants and their Concentrations on the Dissolution of Topiramate Immediate Release Tablets, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nanotechnology, 2 (2) 2009.
3. Janardhan Juturi, Srinivas Reddy Devireddy*, Vasavi Pachika, In Vitro Dissolution Enhancement of Ziprasidone by Solid Dispersion Technique, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 2012, 4 (2), 59-63.
4. G. Sridhar, D.Vasavi Reddy, Ranjeeth Reddy K, S R Devireddy*, Formulation development and evaluation of mucoadhesive buccal patches of zolmitriptan, International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 4(3), 2012.
5. Kishore K, Sudhakara Reddy P, Srininvas Reddy D, Maheshwar T, Kiran Kumar V, Raju L, Preparation and characterization of oro dispersible tablets of glimepride- pvp k30 solid dispersion, International Journal of Biological&Pharmaceutical Research, 2013; 4(8): 547-555.
6. Srinivas Reddy Devireddy, and Prabhakar Reddy Veerareddy, Solubility and Bioavailability Improvement of Glcclazide by Solid Dispersions Using Novel Carriers, International Journal of Drug Delivery 4 (2012) 455-461.
7. Srinivas Reddy Devireddy, and Prabhakar Reddy Veerareddy, Dissolution and bioavailability enhancement of glyburide, Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry, 95 (3), 2013.
8. M. Thriveni, A. Brahma Reddy, D. Srinivas Reddy, D. Vasavi Reddy, Design and evaluation of sustained release multiparticulate system oftizanidine hydrochloride, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 2013; 4(4): 1614-1625.
9. A. Dwija, D.Vasavi Reddy, D.Srinivas Reddy*. Formulation and Evaluation of Fast Dissolving Tablets of Pioglitazone Hydrochloride using Solid Dispersion Technique, JAPR, 2013, 4(1), 1-13.
10. B.Prathibha, D.Vasavi Reddy, Devireddy Srinivas Reddy, Formulation and evaluation of once a day tablet of cefdinir, IJPT, 5, .4, 6115-6130, 2014.
11. Sandeep G, Vasavi Reddy D, Srinivas Reddy Devireddy, Formulation and evaluation of fluconazole pro-niosomal gel for topical administration, Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science 4, 7,98-104, 2014 .
12. Govikari Koteshwar Rao, Praveen Kumar Mandapalli, Rajendraprasad Manthri, and Veerareddy Prabhakar Reddy, Development and in vivo evaluation of gastroretentive delivery systems for cefuroxime axetil, Saudi Pharm J. Jan 2013; 21(1): 53–59.
13. Cherala Ramakrishna , Jampala Rajkumar, Mahankali nagaganesh and gollapudi rajesh by formulation and evaluation of cefdinir once daily sustained release matrix tablets pharmanest - An International Journal of Advances In Pharmaceutical Sciences 2 (4); 2011.
14. Rajesh Gollapudi, harika javvaji, vanaja arpineni and Rajkumar Jampala investigation on phytochemical constituents and anti- microbial activity of the leaf extract of hyptis suaveolens linn. pharmanest - An International Journal of Advances In Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2 (4); 2011.
15. Suggala Ashok, gollapudi rajesh, Mahankali naga ganesh and Jampala Rajkumar formulation and evaluation of didanosine enteric coated sustained release tablets PHARMANEST - An International Journal of Advances In Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2 (4);2011

LIST OF CONFERENCES ATTENDED

 Mr D.Srinivas Reddy has presented a Poster on “Formulation and evaluation of Levocetirizine dihydrochloride mouth dissolving tablets” in 59 th IPC, Varanasi.
 Mr D.Srinivas Reddy has presented a Poster on “Effect of diluents on formulation of aspirin effervescent tablets” in 58 th IPC conducted at Mumbai.
 Mr D.Srinivas Reddy has presented a Poster on “Applications of Probiotics to enhance the effect of Herbal Drugs“In a National conference conducted at Sri Vishnu College of Pharmacy, Bheemavaram. Andhra Pradesh.
 Mr D.Srinivas Reddy has Attended for the 57 th IPC conducted at Hyderabad.
 Mr.K.Ranjeeth Reddy has attended for the 57 th IPC conducted at Hyderabad
 Mr D.Srinivas Reddy has attended the workshop on “The Art and Science of Reporting Research, organized at St.Peter’s Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
 Mr D.Srinivas Reddy has Attended Three UGC sponsered Staff Development programs conducted at QIP Nodal Center, Kaktiya University.
 Mr D.Srinivas Reddy has Presented an oral presentation on Solubility improvement of Glyburide by Solid Dispersion Technique in a national conference conducted at Sree Vidyanikethan College of Pharmacy, Thirupathi.
 Mr K.Ranjeeth Reddy has presented an oral presentation on Solubility improvement of Glyburide by Solid Dispersion Technique in a national conference conducted at Sree Vidyanikethan College of Pharmacy, Thirupathi.

Faculty

S.NO Name of the Teaching Faculty Qualification Designation Teaching Experience
1
Dr.D.Srinivas Reddy
M.Pharmacy Ph.D (Pharmaceutics)
Professor & HOD 11
2
Mr.A.Sravan Kumar
M.Pharmacy (Pharmaceutics)
Associate Professor
9
3
Mr.G.Koteshwar Rao
M.Pharmacy (Pharmaceutics)
Associate Professor
9

RESEARCH AREAS & PUBLICATIONS

Facilities & Infrastructure

The department having sophisticated & standardized equipments
  • Tablet Compression Machine
  • Tablet R & D Coater
  • Tablet dissolution apparatus
  • Tablet disintegration apparatus
  • Brookfield Viscometer
  • Rotary Evaporator
  • High Speed homogenizer
  • HPLC
  • Cooling Centrifuge (up to -20 0C)
  • Digital Balance
  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Sonicator
  • Stability Chamber
  • Friabilator digital
  • Sieve shaker digital
  • Mechanical shaker digital
  • Tray drier