• History of the profession of Pharmacy in India in relation to Pharmacy education, industry, pharmacy practice, and various professional associations. 
  • Pharmacy as a career
  • Pharmacopoeia: Introduction to IP, BP, USP, NF and Extra Pharmacopoeia. Salient features of Indian Pharmacopoeia
Chapter: 2
  • Packaging materials: Types, selection criteria, advantages and disadvantages of glass, plastic, metal, rubber as packaging materials
Chapter: 3
  • Pharmaceutical aids: Organoleptic (Colouring, flavouring, and sweetening) agents
  • Preservatives: Definition, types with examples and uses

Chapter: 4

  • Size reduction: hammer mill and ball mill
  • Size separation: Classification powder according to IP, Cyclone separator, Sieves and standards of sieves
  • Mixing: Double cone blender, Turbine mixer, Triple roller mill and Silverson mixer homogenizer
  • Filtration: Theory of filtration, membrane filter and sintered glass filter
  • Drying: working of fluidized bed dryer and process of freeze drying
  • Extraction: Definition, Classification, method and applications


  • Tablets – coated and uncoated, various modified tablets (sustained release, extended-release, fast dissolving, double layered)
  • Capsules – hard and soft gelatine capsules
  • Liquid oral preparations – solution, syrup, elixir, emulsion, suspension, dry powder for reconstitution
  • Topical preparations – ointments, creams, pastes, gels, liniments and lotions, suppositories and pessaries Nasal preparations, Ear preparations
  • Powders and granules – Insufflations, dusting powders, effervescent powders and effervescent granules
  • Sterile formulations – Injectables, eye drops and eye ointments
  • Immunological products: Sera, vaccines, toxoids and their manufacturing methods.
  • Basic structure, layout, sections and activities of pharmaceutical manufacturing plants Quality control and quality assurance: Definition and concepts of quality control & quality assurance, current good manufacturing practice (cGMP), Introduction to concept of calibration and validation

  • Novel drug delivery systems: Introduction, Classification with examples, advantages and challenges