From the current session, Delhi based Pharmaceutical University is going to start functioning. It has been a long pending plan of the Delhi government to make it functioning. Inspite of the Act of Delhi Pharmaceutical Science and Research University (DPSRU), which was passed in September 2008 by the Legislative Assembly of National Capital Territory of Delhi, it could not be made functional till now.
According to an official from Delhi government, with the objective to promote excellence, research and development in the pharma field, the new government of Delhi took the initiative up on itself in making it functional. Notifications have been issued to the Board of Governors of the university to help in taking forward the academic functioning of this university from the current academic session 2015-16. It has been decided that the university would run from DIPSAR campus at Pusp Vihar in Saket.
DIPSAR, Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, was established in 1964, at the department of Pharmacy at Kahmiri Gate Polytechnic. In 1972, this institute was shifted to Pusa Institute and then in 1979, further shifted to Pusp Vihar Campus. From just being a college of pharmacy, it is now upgraded and known as the famous DIPSAR, which is affiliated to University of Delhi.
DIPSAR, currently is running Diploma, Bachelor Degree and Masters Degree in Pharmacy. In future, the university would be launching new courses such as medical laboratory technology, physiotheraphy etc. Over a time of three years, the current students’ strength would be increased to 1500 from 600.
Many other specialized Post Graduate programs would be added with the creation of Centre of Excellence in areas namely toxicology, medicinal chemistry, drug regulatory affairs etc. Apart from these, the University would also concentrate in the areas of research like biological research, diabetes mellitus, drug delivery and in the development of herbal drug technology etc.
One major advantage in the functioning of this Pharmaceutical University would be the encouragement that pharmaceutical and healthcare industries would get, when the university associates and shares the research and development as according to the industries needs.