Year of Establishment - 1973

Pharmacy Department was founded as one of the departments of Faculty of Tech and Engg, M.S. University of Baroda in June 1973, by the initiative of the active Citizens, Authorities of University and dignitaries of the Pharmaceutical Industrial houses of the city of Baroda on 100% grant in aid basis for degree course by the Govt. of Gujarat. It overcame the teething troubles by the nursing services provided by the Dean and teaching staff of Faculty of Technology and Engineering in general and Applied Chemistry in particular. The Pharmaceutical Society was formed in 1976 to pursue professional and cultural activities. The first batch of graduates came out in year 1977. And due to the demand for higher education, PG courses in two disciplines (Pharmaceutical Analysis and Product Development) were started in two phases from the year 1979. Subsequently, the department was shifted in a new building constructed in Kalabhavan premises.

The department has received, apart from initial block grant from the Govt. of Gujarat, development grants from UGC during V to VIIIth plans, which were utilised in updating the laboratories and library with equipments, necessary machineries, books and periodicals.

At the insistence of Govt of Gujarat, short term training course was organised during 1982-84 to impart training of diploma level to the practicing pharmacist of the state not holding degree or diploma in pharmacy. This helped the state of Gujarat in meeting with the requirements of Section 42 of the Pharmacy Act which provided for minimum qualification for the practicing pharmacist.

Several research projects sanctioned by the agencies like UGC, CSIR, DST, BARC, DAE, ONGC, ASRC, Alembic and MSU were undertaken and successfully operated by the department.

The department has so far produced around 650 B.Pharms, 200 M.Pharms and 31 Ph.Ds who are serving the society in various capacities in different areas like Industry, regulatory bodies, community and hospital pharmacy and academics.

The department has to its credit more than hundreds of research papers published in National and International Journals of Scientific and Professional nature. A sizeable number of research findings were presented during National and International Conferences by the faculty members and research scholars of the department.

Four seminars of national levels have been organised by the department along with three summer schools, and more than a dozen on symposia, on the subjects of vital interests to both professionals and members of society.



  • Dr. S J Rajput
    Department of Pharmacy

    Designation: Dean

    Qualification: B.Sc. Ravishankar University, Raipur 1975, M.Sc. Ravishankar University, Raipur 1977, Ph. D. The ...
    Phone Nos: 9998309662
    Email: sjrajput@rediffmail.com
    Experience: Teaching in Pharmacy Department from 16.1.1990 till date, Temp. Lecturer: Pharmacy1988-1990, ...
    Areas of Interest: Pharmaceutical Analysis, QC and QA, Specific area of interest: Development of analytical methods, ... 

Head of Department

  • Dr.(Mrs.) K K. Sawant
    Department of Pharmacy

    Designation: Professor & Head

    Qualification: B.Pharm M.S.University of Baroda 1984 M.Pharm -do- 1987 Ph.D -do- 1993
    Phone Nos: 2434187
    Email: krutikasawant@yahoo.co.in
    Experience: TEACHING 22 Years 1. Reader Pharmacy Dept, Faculty of Tech and Engg, MSU, Baroda 26/4/1996 ...
    Areas of Interest: Broad area of Specialization: Formulation and development of controlled and novel drug delivery ...