In 2006-UGC visiting committee for X plan sanctioned Rs. 15 Lacks for starting B. Pharm course. Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar established a new faculty “Faculty of Medical Science and Health(formerly Faculty of Ayurved and Medical Sciences)” Department of Pharmaceutical sciences was established as the first department of this faculty.
B.Pharm. Course was started as the first course in this department in the academic session 2007-08 with the prior approval of UGC. The first batch passed out in 2010-11.
Prof. Ved Prakash Shastri and Prof. R.D. Kaushik were appointed the founder Dean and Co-ordinator of the faculty respectively. Presently, Prof. S. K. Gupta is Head of the department and Prof. Ishwar Bhardwaj is Dean of the faculty.
The course was started by maintaining standards higher than the minimum prescribed by Pharmacy council of India as well as AICTE.
B. Pharm. course is four year, job oriented, specialized course emphasizing on the applied aspects. It has been framed to enrich Pharmaceutical science with modern technology with the sole aim to prepare professionals who can cater to the need of medical aids and human health care in holistic manner. The course provides a full time extensive professional training to the students in order to equip them with extraordinary technological competence so that they can discharge their services efficiently in hospitals, nursing homes, pharmaceutical industries etc. and produce medicines under GMP norms and control quality in pharmacies and other organizations. In this way, the course shall enable the students, as is expected from them, to meet the requirements for manufacturing the drugs and medicines and their quality control and consequently to facilitate the consumer sector as well.
The course has the special feature of handling and operating the ancient and modern devices needed for manufacturing of drugs and medicines, their quality control and analysis. In fact, this is the integral feature of this course which shall include research aptitude in the students. Besides facilitating the students with basics of mathematics, biology and computer operation, the course shall also make the students aware of the drug acts and the regulations and art of management which are essential for a modern pharmacist/ pharmaceutical chemist, R & D personnel and an analyst.