Pharmaceutical Department: DSB Campus, Nainital

Post Independence, the Pharmacy profession and education have undergone a tremendous change as a provider of healthcare services in India. Currently, the pharmaceutical industry is also undergoing unprecedented changes. Kumaun University took a great initiative in 1997 to start the Pharmacy course at undergraduate level catering to the needs of one of the remotest and difficult hilly terrains, with temporary setup at Chemistry PG Block at Nainital and subsequently shifted over to Bhimtal In October, 2004. Currently the department is offering Post graduate courses in four disciplines, Ph. D in various Pharmaceutical domains. The department has made phenomenal growth over a decade of existence wherein the alumni of the department has been able to man all top leading Pharmaceutical organization. Our leading Recruiters include Ranbaxy, Dr. Reddy’s Lab, Nicholas Primal, Sun Pharma, Wockhart, Asterzenca, Lupin. Our students and alumni have also been associated with several Universities and research organizations like Uttar Pradesh Technical University- Lucknow, M. P. J. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, Uttarakhand Technical University-Dehradun, Gurukul Kangari University- Haridwar, DIT University-Dehradun, Kumaun University-Nainital, Venketashwara University-Gajraula, IFTM University-Moradabad, TMU University-Moradabad, DRDO-New Delhi, NBRI- Lucknow, CIMAP- Lucknow, CDRI- Lucknow, IPL, Gaziabad, ICMR-New Delhi, IIIM-Jammu, GBPHIED-Kosi Katarmal, DRDE- Pithoragarh.


To produce professionals imparting authentic information and advice on medicine and management of disease, we envisage opening avenues for intelligent youth of the nascent Uttarakhand state by establishing a “centre of excellence” providing quality education with strong ethical values.


To optimize health of all members of society through the promotion of quality education in the field of disease management through pharmaceutical care.

Courses offered:

B.Pharm Course M. Pharm Course Ph.D. (Pharmacy)
Eligibility criteria:-
10+2 from Uttarakhand Board or any recognized board in India.
Eligibility criteria:-
B. Pharm from Kumaun University or any other University in India.
Eligibility criteria:-
Postgraduate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Kumaun University or any other University in India
Admission procedure:-
The students are admitted as per their order of merit in the qualifying exam (Intermediate/10+2 examinations) or as decided by Kumaun University from time to time.
Admission procedure:-
The students are admitted through the counseling as per their order of merit in the qualifying exam (B. Pharm) or as decided by Kumaun University from time to time.
Admission procedure:-
Scholars for the doctorate programme in Pharmacy would be admitted as per provisions of the university through an entrance examinations conducted by the Directorate of Research & Extension.
  1. AICTE: The B. Pharm and M. Pharm courses are approved by All India Council for Technical Education. (F.No. Northern/1-2454736124/2015/EOA Date: 07-Apr-2015 (for session 2015-16)
  2. PCI: The department is approved by PCI U/S- 12 for conducting B. Pharm course up to session 2013-14 (Letter no. 32-328/2010-PCI/31262-63 Dated 18-Oct-2011) 17-137/2011/16550-55 dated 16/07/2015. (till 2016-17)
  3. CPCSEA: Approval from CPCSEA has been granted which is required for experiments on animals vide F. No. 25/233/2009 – AWD dated 29/5/2015.
Training and Placement:-
  1. Department has its own training and placement cell to guide the students with career related queries and provide a platform for the companies to tap the well groomed intellect of the department.
  2. Eminent personalities in the field of pharmacy associated with academic institutions across the country visit the department consistently to enlighten the students with their views sharing their experiences.
  3. The department is also visited by people from the industry to give an insight into the intricacies of the drug business world.
  4. The department also boasts of a strong alumni network named KUDOPSAA working in tandem for the upliftment of the people associated with the alma mater.
  5. Personality development activites have been conducted with experts from Hero Mind Mine, Master Talent Eduservices, Genesis Biotech, Anucasna etc have interacted with the students.
  6. Industry Student interface is encouraged with regular talks of people from the industry including SUN Pharma, Ranbaxy, Venus Remedies, Glenmark, IDPL etc.
Major highlights and Achievements of the Department:-
  1. The first education institute in the entire state to start Post Graduate teaching in Pharmacy in four Disciplines (Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharm. Chemistry, Pharmacognosy)
  2. The First education institute in the entire state to start Ph. D. Program in Pharmacy to open avenues for research activities
  3. The Department has been declared Centre for Continuing Education Program by State Pharmacy Council, Govt. of Uttarakhand, Dehradun
  4. All the students are well placed in MNCs or leading organizations.
  5. Majority of students completed or are pursuing higher education from reputed institutes of the country.
  6. Books published – 05
  7. Papers published in International Journals–29, National Journals – 149
  8. Research projects awarded by AICTE : 03 Funds approved Rs. 20.9 lakhs, UGC: 01 Funds approved Rs. 6.19 lakhs
  9. 63 students have qualified GATE, 12 students have qualified MAT and 28 candidates have qualified GPAT till date.
Courses Offered:-
  1. Bachelor of Pharmacy – Four year graduate degree program
  2. Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacology) – Two year postgraduate degree program
  3. Master of Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) – Two year postgraduate degree program
  4. Master of Pharmacy (Pharmaceutics) – Two year postgraduate degree program
  5. Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacognosy) – Two year postgraduate degree program
  6. Doctorate in Pharmacy – Ph. D program
Head of the Department

Name : Dr. Anita Singh

Phone : 9719803500

Email :

Faculty Members of DSB Campus, Nainital
S.No Name Designation Specialization Email Phone Photograph Academic Profile
1 Dr. Archana N. Sah Professor Herbal Drug Technology, Pharmacognosy, Ethnopharmacology, Phytochemistry 09410566599 Dr. Archana N. Sah View Profile
2 Dr. Anita Singh Professor & Head Pharmaceutical Chemistry 9719803500 Dr. Anita Singh View Profile
3 Dr. Kumud Upadhayaya Professor Pharmacognosy 9897280964 Dr. Kumud Upadhayaya View Profile
4 Dr. Tirath Kumar Associate Professor Pharmacology 9719127333 Dr. Tirath Kumar View Profile
5 Dr. Mahendra Rana Associate Professor Pharmacognosy 9410176405 Dr. Mahendra Rana View Profile
6 Dr. Rajeshwar Kamal Kant Arya Assistant Professor Pharmaceutics 9758008496 Dr. Rajeshwar Kamal Kant Arya View Profile
7 Dr. Amita Joshi Rana Assistant Professor (on Contract) Pharmaceutical chemistry 9412105066 Dr. Amita Joshi Rana View Profile
8 Dr. Virender Kaur Assistant Professor Contractual Pharmaceutical chemistry 9710100175 Dr. Virender Kaur View Profile
9 Dr. Mukesh Lal Sah Assistant Professor (on Contract) Pharmaceutics 9456321578 Dr. Mukesh Lal Sah View Profile
10 Dr. Dheeraj Bisht Assistant Professor (on Contract) Pharmaceutical Chemistry 9410569896 Dr. Dheeraj Bisht View Profile
11 Dr. Aadesh Kumar Assistant Professor (on Contract) Pharmaceutics 9027956764 Dr. Aadesh Kumar View Profile
12 Mr. Sumit Durgapal Assistant Professor (on Contract) Pharmaceutics 8449518907 Mr. Sumit Durgapal View Profile
13 Mr. Govind Rajpal Assistant Professor (on Contract) Pharmaceutics 9548016695 Mr. Govind Rajpal View Profile
14 Mrs. Nitisha Negi Training and Placement Officer Pharmacognosy 9456781084 Mrs. Nitisha Negi View Profile
15 Mr. Arvind Jantwal Scientific Officer Pharmacognosy 9528265796 Mr. Arvind Jantwal View Profile

Diploma/Certificate Syllabus
Graduation Syllabus
  1. Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) Course Regulations 2014
  2. B.Pharma
Post Graduation Syllabus
  1. Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm) Course Regulations 2014
  2. M.Pharma
Extra Syllabus