Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

VCP-JES > Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry was established in the year 1988. The M. Pharm. program in Pharmaceutical Chemistry was initiated in the same year and aimed to deliver expertise in the emerging areas of Drug Discovery, Drug Design, Develop documentation/Research writing expertise. The department is also committed to deliver skills in the innovative processes for the manufacturing of drug and drug intermediates and their quality assurance using sophisticated instruments. Our objective is Hit to Lead and Lead Optimization, Innovative Process Development for the Synthesis, Drugs and Drug Intermediates, API Handling and Patent and Regulatory Affairs. In silico drug design and development of novel chemotherapeutic and neurobehavioural agents

• Custom synthesis based on various biological targets.
• Polymeric Drug design.
• Isolation, characterization and evaluation of bioactive constituents from natural sources.


We endeavour to provide the research community with proficient, skilled, and competent graduates in numerous domains of medicinal chemistry research.


To provide cognitive benefits to aspiring students by imparting knowledge that leads to innovative drug discoveries.

Head of the Department

Dr. B. Nandha

Professor & Head,

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Vivekananda College of Pharmacy, Bengaluru. In the realm of pharmaceutical chemistry, our department is dedicated to excellence in education, development, and innovation. Pharmaceutical Chemistry is an important subject in providing a foundation for future medicinal chemists to comprehend the link between molecular structure and drug action. The knowledge and skills acquired by students from this department will help them in the synthesis, purification, and characterization of new chemical substances of medicinal importance. Students in the master’s degree program are taught to work independently and will be exposed to research projects under the guidance of experienced faculty. The department is actively involved in research and has published its findings in peer-reviewed journals.

Our Dedicated Faculty

Dr. Nandha B.

Professor and Head

Mrs. Sowmyalata

Asst. Professor

Mrs. Karthika Paul

Asst. Professor

Mrs.Nandini Goudar

Asst. Professor

Instruments Available in the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department

  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
  • FT-IR Spectrometer
  • HPLC
  • Microwave Oven
  • Hot Air Oven
  • Fluorimeter
  • Colorimeter
  • Digital Nepheloturbidimeter
  • Conductivity Meter
  • Digital Melting Point Apparatus with Silicone Oil System
  • Magnetic Stirrer with Hot Plate
  • Shaker-Incubator
  • Laboratory Centrifuge Machine