Pharmaceutics deals with development of delivery systems having optimized & individualized therapy. Department of Pharmaceutics at ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga is involved in major scientific research, patenting and technology transfer.

The Pharmaceutics Department focuses on both theoretical & practical aspects of fundamentals underlying the above subject areas and offers all levels of pharmacy courses like Diploma, Graduate, Masters and Ph.D. Program. Department is well equipped with 5 undergraduate, 4 postgraduate and research laboratories along with specialized research centers-Nano-medicine research lab, GMP compliant pilot-scale industrial lab, Industry-institute partnership cell, DBT funded biotechnology lab, Animal tissue culture laboratory under the guidance of 20 highly skilled & qualified faculty members.


Thrust areas of research

The department provides its students an added skill in pharma research by training on state of art equipments like Lyophilizer, Refrigerated centrifuge, Electro-spinning unit, Spray dryer, Biosafety cabinet, Rapid mass granulator, Multimill, Fluidized bed dryer, Extruder-spheronizer, Fluidised bed dryer cum coater, Auto-coater, Particle size & zeta potential analyzer (DELSA NANO), Brookfield Rheometer, ELISA apparatus, HPLC and Auto dissolution apparatus. Thrust areas of research in the department of pharmaceutics includes:

  • Novel drug delivery systems-NDDS (Polymeric & lipid based nanosystems)
  • Anti-tubercular and anti-malarial vaccine development
  • Ocular drug delivery systems, targeted drug delivery systems
  • Muco-adhesive drug delivery systems
  • Topical and transdermal drug delivery systems
  • Silica nanoparticles and bioavailability enhancement
  • Technology transfer in conventional formulations
  • Development of bio-polymers for NDDS   


Career Opportunities


Trained pharmaceutics professionals have a wide career opportunities such as Research & Development, Analytical R&D, Formulation Development (F&D) Manufacturing, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Sales & Marketing, Academia and Entrepreneurship.

Pharmacology Department

The Pharmacology  discipline evolved in the 19th century as a new biomedical discipline that applied the principles of scientific experimentation to therapeutic contexts. This discipline attempts to improve health and alleviate disease, studies the mechanisms by which drugs alter biological systems. Pharmacological studies include the estimation of the effects of chemical agents upon sub cellular mechanisms, the potential hazards of pesticides and herbicides, and focus on the treatment and prevention of major diseases by drug therapy. Toxicology is a branch of pharmacology that deals with the study of mechanisms by which drugs and chemicals in the environment produce unwanted effects. Together these disciplines encompass the molecular basis of drug action, the actions of drugs on cells, organs, and organisms, genetic variations in drug action, and drug discovery.

Thrust areas of research

The department of Pharmacology at ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga was established in the year 2005.

  • Department is working on molecular pharmacology and experimental models of dementia (Alzheimer’s type), ischemic preconditioning (a protective cardio-vascular event), pesticide residues toxicology and molecular pharmacology involved in obesity, diabetic neuropathy, diabetic nephropathy, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and endothelial dysfunction is being explored through various projects.
  • In Pharmacology department, eco-toxicology (Zebrafish) lab is well established to study various disease models and drug toxicity analysis.
  • Excellent research facilities are available including state-of-the art bioanalytical and pharmacology laboratories.
  • The department offers training in pharmacology and toxicology to both undergraduate and post graduate students, who may subsequently go on to exciting research, regulatory and administrative careers in academic, industrial and healthcare provision settings.
  • In this direction, the department goal is to prepare exceptional students for productive and successful careers in pharmaceutical industry, academia, research and public sectors.
  • The department has centralized animal house approved by CPCSEA (Registration no: 118/PO/ReBi/S/1999/CPCSEA) for conducting experiments on Mice, Rats, Guinea Pigs, and Rabbits. Animal house is also approved for breeding and trading of animals to other institutes and laboratories.

Career Opportunities

The scope of pharmacology is rapidly expanding for the discovery, development and provides the rational basis for the therapeutic uses of new drugs. In its entirety, it embraces knowledge of the sources, chemical properties, biological effects, molecular mechanisms and therapeutic uses of drugs. Pharmacologists are also involved in molecular modeling of drugs, and the use of drugs as tools to dissect aspects of cell function. The scope of pharmacology has expanded exponentially over the last decade to incorporate many new approaches such as computer-assisted drug design, genetic screens, protein engineering and the use of novel drug delivery vehicles including viruses and artificial cells.

Trained Pharmacologists can look forward to rewarding careers in Academia, Pharmaceutical Industries, Contract Research Organizations, Drug Regulatory Agencies in India and abroad.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department

“Better drugs for better therapy” has always been a motto of medicinal chemists. Medicinal chemist plays central role in the identification of lead molecules, lead optimization, generation of biological knowledge and organic synthesis which include synthesis on new compounds for the disease under investigation or development of new synthetic procedure of existing compounds. With an aim to bring expertise in future pharmacy graduates, the ISFCP, Moga started Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 2006 and offers a two-year full-time M.Pharm. program in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Since its inception in 2006, the department flourished under the supervision of leading eminent scientists and academicians like Prof. K. L. Dhar (Former Scientist and HOD, Department of Natural Products, IIIM Jammu) Prof. O. P. Suri (Former Scientist, IIIM Jammu), Prof. T. R. Bhardwaj (Former Prof. UIPS, Panjab University, Chandigarh), Prof. M.R. Yadav (Former Prof. M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara) and achieved several milestones since its establishment. It is now a full-fledged center of excellence in drug discovery/drug development and constantly producing top class pharmaceutical scientists to serve the nation. The unique curriculum aspects coupled with sound practical exposure transform individuals and empowers them to make a positive impact on the world.

The department is constituted with three organic-chemistry synthesis labs, research labs, polymer chemistry lab and instrument lab. All the labs are equipped with the modern research facilities. To tune the students with the current and future drug discovery scenario, a fully functional molecular modeling and Computer Aided Drug Design (CADD) lab was also started in 2008. The molecular modeling lab provides facilities for ligand based as well as structure based drug design and drug discovery.

Thrust areas of research


The key areas of research are:

  • Design and synthesis of new chemical entities for neuroprotective disorders, as anticancer, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, obesity and antiviral agents including design and synthesis of drug-polymer conjugates for target drug delivery
  • Peptide Synthesis: Synthesis of unnatural/functionalized amino acids, peptides synthesis by using solution-phase synthesis protocols
  • Computer Aided Drug Design: Molecular modeling methods based Quantum mechanics. Analog based design, 2D & 3D-QSAR studies and docking methods
  • Combinatorial Chemistry: Generation of molecular libraries and development of novel linkers
  • Eco-friendly Processes: Solvent-free condition, reaction in water with or without catalyst, microwave/ ultrasound assisted synthesis
  • Re-purposing of existing drug molecules for improving their PK/PD profile
  • Structural modifications of lead compounds derived from nature


Career opportunities


The student have rewarding career in various fields of pharmaceutical industry as well as in academia. They can work as in R&D, QC and QA sector, as medical writer, in Pharmacovigilance, as Chemists, Pharmacist, Analytical chemists, Patent writer and in Pharmacopoeia labs. They can also excel their career as academician or pursue higher studies at various research institutes in India as well as abroad and can work at different scientific positions in various accredited labs/institutions/universities etc.


Pharmaceutical Analysis Department

Pharmaceutical Analysis is one of the most important specialized branches of Pharmaceutical Sciences which involves analysis of Pharmaceutical products. Qualified Pharmaceutical Analysts/Chemists are basic need in each section of pharmaceutical industry. They are required by the industry, research laboratories, and academic institutions not only in India but abroad as well. Pharmaceutical industry requires analyst in various sections such as Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Analytical Development, Bio-analytical Development and Regulatory Affairs. Taking into consideration dire need of the Pharmaceutical Analysts, M. Pharm. in Pharmaceutical Analysis was started in 2008 at ISFCP.

From the research point of view, Pharmaceutical Analysis Department deals with the development of analytical methods, bioanalytical methods, validation of developed methods, pre-formulation studies of patented and novel chemical entities, herbal drug standardization of medicinal plants, isolation and characterization of herbal biomarkers, chemometric analysis, and pharmacokinetic determination of APIs in presence of herbal bio-enhancers.

Department is well equipped with various sophisticated instruments along with a specialized laboratory named as ISF Analytical Laboratory (ISFAL). It is an endeavor of ISF College of Pharmacy to provide ‘Quality Analysis’ to small scale pharmaceutical industries of the region. It is committed to provide total customer satisfaction & compliance with regulatory bodies with maximum effectiveness & minimal cost. The department is under guidance of highly skilled and qualified faculty members with specifically international working experience.

Till date, nine batches have been passed out and all the students have been placed in various renowned industries. Our M. Pharm. students grabbed good positions  in various industries and academic institutes such as: Ind-Swift Laboratory Ltd., Dabur India Ltd., Ranbaxy Laboratory Ltd., Wipro India Ltd. (CRO), Indian Pharmacopoeial Commission, Guru Nanak Dev University, M S University of Baroda, Alkem Laboratories, Macleods, Overseas health care etc.

Thrust areas of research

The key areas of research are:

  • Method development and validation of drugs in isolation or combination as API and in formulations
  • Developing analytical profile of drugs
  • Impurity profiling
  • Bio-analytical studies
  • Pharmacokinetic studies
  • Derivatisation of pre-existing drug molecules
  • Analytical method development of lead compounds derived from nature



Career opportunities

The students can look forward to placement in drug testing laboratories of public and private sector as analytical chemists. They can be an important part of R&D team in lead industries. Students can also be absorbed in QA, QC sector, pharmacovigilance or pursue careers in research across various national and international institutions/universities. Pharmaceutical analysis is involved right from identification and testing of raw materials to assay and IPQC tests for finished products. Thus the industry absorbs a number of students annually and there are greater job opportunities for the trained candidates passing out from our department.

Pharmacognosy Department

The department of Pharmacognosy caters to the modern needs of Industry by providing conducive ambience for learning, and develops skills to befit the industrial and academic demands. The growing needs for herbal drugs standardization and analysis in the pharmaceutical, herbal, nutraceuticals and cosmeceutical industries has paved the way for the requirement of well trained personnel. ISF College of Pharmacy has a core philosophy of its contribution in the quality education and technology advancement in the field of Pharmaceutical science especially in herbal medicines. Therefore, the Pharmacognosy department was established in the year 2006 at ISF College of Pharmacy with an aim to tune the students with the current and future drug discovery scenario in natural products and produces skilled hands to industry and academia demands. The Pharmacognosy department enjoys a high reputation of being one of the most sophisticated and well equipped departments in the vicinity of northern India. It is affiliated by all the major educational bodies in India and department is also funded with the grants for the research and development in the field of herbal drug technology from various Government agencies.

The department is enrich with modern labs, sophisticated instruments, and delivers high quality research. The department is constituted with one UG lab, three PG labs. Instrumentation lab is well equipped with modern instruments like HPTLC (CAMAG, Switzerland), Lyophilizer (Labtech, Daihan, Korea), Remi Cooling Centrifuge, Motic Digital microscope, Rota Evaporator (Roteva), BOD incubator, CO2 incubator (New Brunswick, USA), Spectrophotometer and Flourimeter. Since inception, the department flourished under the supervision of experienced academicians.


Thrust areas of research

The growing need of herbal drugs standardization and analysis in the ayurvedic, cosmetics, food and nutraceuticals industries has paved the way for the requirement of well trained personnel. Thrust areas for research and development for the Pharmacognosy department:

  • Computational approach to herbal drug, bio-active and food products.
  • Traceability of raw drugs from harvesting to consumption level.
  • Season and age related variation of phyto-constituents and development of modern tools for better handing and processing of medicinal plants/ herbal formulation.
  • Establishment of quality standard of ayurvedic, cosmetics, and food and nutraceuticals products.


Career opportunities

The department of Pharmacognosy provides an opportunity for the students to gain the knowledge of physio-chemical properties of the natural products, food, neutraceutical and natural medications, the identification tests, extraction, isolation, detection, determination and the estimation of natural products, quantitative and qualitative analysis of drugs and phytoconstituents extracted from medicinal plants. Qualified Pharmacognosists serve as medical practitioners in the traditional system of medicines globally. Research & Medical Institutes, Pharmaceutical companies, food & cosmetic industries, etc. recruit such professionals based on the interest and capability of the candidate. Successful graduates of the course interested in pursuing further studies in the discipline may go for Ph.D., Post-Doctoral studies in herbal medicines.



The department established in the year 2009and it has sophisticated analytical instruments like HPTLC, UV Visible spectrophotometers, FTIR spectrophotometer and HPLC systems with various detectors.

The Department has produced 62 Alumni, who are spread across the globe. Most of them have reached the epitome of career and occupy key decision-making positions. They are in constant touch with the department contributing to the placements, knowledge pool and development. There are 130 papers of high impact publications has been generated by the researchers of the department. Also the department has the credit of 5 books, 1 patent and 1 technology transfer. Staff members of the department act as a evaluators, book authors, journal referees, editors etc, because of their competency and contribution in the core knowledge domain.

Thrust areas of research

  • Analytical research
  • Stability testing
  • Bioanalytical method development and validation
  • Forced degradation studies
  • Process capability studies
  • Dossier preparation for regulated and semi regulated markets
  • Standardization of Herbal Drugs
  • Analytical Profiling of APIs and excipients


Career opportunities

The Pharma Quality Assurance Professionals have Career opportunities in Academia and Research. In Academics it could be Teaching, research and Consultancy.

In Industry, it could be Research & Development and Operations like Quality assurance Executives, Quality Control Executives, Regulatory Compliance auditors, Quality Auditors, Validation Engineer, Manufacturing Chemists and Drug development Scientists.


The Department of Pharmacy Practice (PharmD) of ISFCP, established in 2011. Currently the department is running Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)- 6 years, Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD- Post baccalaureate) 3 years and B.Pharm (Practice)- 2 years

The Vision of the department is to enhance patient’s health-related quality of life by taking leadership in promoting rational use of medicines.

Missionof the department is to promote the knowledge, skill, attitude, and values necessary to the provision of pharmaceutical care for the practice of pharmacy. The department has a team of 10 dedicated well trained faculty.

The department has published 94 research publication in last 5 years with total impact factor of 47.5. The faculty of department has published 07 books and 02 book chapters in last five years. 26 different guest lectures and 85 research paper were presented by students and faculty of the department in National and International Conferences and Workshops. 09 workshops wasorganized by the departments in recent years.

The Department of Pharmacy Practice is associated with well reputed hospitals and institutes in the region and country like Guru Govind Singh Medical College & Hospital, Faridkot, Dr.ShyamLalThapar Hospital, Moga, Civil Hospital, Moga, Fortis Hospital, Ludhiana, Garg Hospital, Moga, JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore, NIPER Mohali Max hospital Patiala etc. and have sign a MoU for the exchange of pharmacy practice activities.

The department hasanInstitution Ethics Committee- Ethics Committee which is registered with Central Drugs Standard Control Organization, Government of India (Registration No. ECR/296/Indt/PB/2018 issued under Rule 122DD of the Drugs & Cosmetics Rules 1945) by Central Drugs Standard Control Organization, Government of India for research project of the students. 

The Department of Pharmacy Practice is also running PvPI Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Centre- AMCwhich is approved byIndian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Govt. of India for the detection of various ADR’s.

The Department of Pharmacy Practice has a student chapter under the banner of International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). The leading professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) globally. The Society’s mission is to promote HEOR excellence to improve decision making for health globally. Faculty advisor: Mr. SourabhKosey.

The department is having a code of ethics to check mal practice and plagiarism in research for smooth running of research and other software which are widely used in pharmacy practice activities like Micromedex and SPSS- 25.


Thrust areas of research

The faculty and students of the department has the expertise to take up projects in the areas of

  • Clinical pharmacokinetics
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Drug- drug interaction
  • Drug utilization evaluation
  • Adverse drug reaction monitoring
  • Adverse drug event identified and reporting
  • Improving the quality of life of patients
  • Preparation of guidelines for the rational use of antibiotics
  • Pharmacoeconomics related studies
  • Drug related problems
  • Assessment of medication error
  • Drug information query
  • Patient profiles database
  • Medication history interview
  • Drug information query handled
  • Patient counselling
  • Clinical Trial Phase I and II


Carrier Opportunities

The Department is having a history of 100% placement. All the alumni of the departments are working in well reputed hospitals as clinical pharmacist and pharmacovigilance associate in pharmaceutical industries.

Placement Partners:Dayanand Medical College Ludhiana, Gracian Hospital Mohali, Fortis Hospital, Ludhiana, Max Hospital, New Delhi, Max Hospital, Patiala, Accenture, TMU University Moradabad,Chitkara UniversityRajpura, Adesh UniversityBhatinda, Paraxel, AccuScript, Overseas Healthcare etc.

Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharm.)

This course specifically designed to create professionals who will make a mark in the pharmaceutical industry. On completion of the course the students can get registration as pharmacist and can run their own retail & wholesale medicals. The course duration is of 2 years with minimum of 180 working days per year followed by a practical training not less than 500 hours covered in around 3 months. 

Computer Department

The department is well equipped with air conditioned labs with PCs and workstations hosting
several software packages, and linked through a local area network. Internet services are
available to all the students and faculty members. The high speed broadband internet connectivity provides fast internet access for multiple users.

1) Upgraded Server Work Station —–1
2) Campus Wide LAN Connectivity
3) Relevant Legal Softwares
4) Printers(Colored/Black White) ——34
5) Lease Line Internet Facility—– 32 mbps
6) UPS Facilities —-116
7) LCD projectors —-12

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