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Andhra University (College of Pharmacy)

Andhra University is the second institute in the country to start pharmacy courses at University level in 1930's. The pharmacy courses were initially offered in the B.Sc. Honours degree of chemical technology and as a specialization at M.Sc. Chemical Technology level. The importance of pharmaceutical sciences led to the formation of a separate department in 1951, with the commencement of B.Pharm. course with late Prof. S. Rangaswamy as founder Head of the Department. The M.Pharm. course was started in 1954. A separate Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences was formed in 1975.

At present, the department offers B.Pharm. and post-graduate M.Pharm. and Ph.D. programmes in six specializations namely Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical and Food Analysis, Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. The department has the distinction of being the first in the country to start pharmaceutical biotechnology division. Prof. S. Rangaswamy and founder faculty members Prof. V. Subba Rao, Prof. N. Viswanadham, Prof. K. Sambamurty and Prof. E. Venkata Rao laid solid foundations and moulded the department into one of the best in the country.

The College of Pharmacy of Andhra University has the missiom to achieve excellence in teaching and research, to preserve and generate knowledge, to cultivate resolute moral values To develop and enhance human resources, to improve the quality of life and contribute to sustainable development of the region and the nation in harmony with our culture, heritage and environment.

School name:Andhra UniversityCollege of Pharmacy
Address:College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University
Zip & city:530 003 Andhra Pradesh
Phone:+91 891-2505159

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