Utkal University under its patronage instituted the Pharmacy course in the year 2000 with an objective to nurture and promote quality and excellence in Pharmaceutical Education & Research. Pharmacy course caters to the need for trained manpower in healthcare and allied sectors thereby serving the community and common people. Pharmacy course abridges collaboration with Basic & Allied Sciences, Medical Sciences (Allopathic, Ayurvedic, Homeopathy), Information Technology, and Bioinformatics to meet the global challenges.
The Pharmacy course imparted will be an instrument in creating and training future generation pharmacists, who would be able to contribute to the growth of Global (1000 billion USD) and Indian (25 BILLION USD) Pharmaceutical Industries according to the Department of Pharmaceuticals of the Indian Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers.
UDPS offers a B.Pharm course with an intake capacity of 60 seats. The B.Pharm course is approved by the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The admission into the B.Pharm course is made through Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE).
The Pharmacy course corroborates the studies of sociological aspects of drug use, abuse, and rural healthcare by running programs in drug surveillance, community pharmacy, and pharmaceutical management. The course brings synergy among academics, R&D, Technology, and industries by collaboration between Indian institutions with industries to meet the global challenges.
Pharmacy professionals are dedicated to their profession and service as evident from ‘Pharmacist Oath’.
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UDPS has developed adequate infrastructure to run the Pharmacy course smoothly. Experienced faculty members are working in the Department with specialization in various areas of Pharmacy. An adequate number of books, journals & periodicals are available in the Department Library. Administrative units, store, classroom, cubicles for tutorials, Reprographics & Internet facilities are also available in the Department.
Adequate numbers of Laboratories are available in the Department well equipped with Equipment/Instruments, Chemicals, glass wares & Lab wares. Following laboratories are available in the Department: