There are 17 laboratories available (excluding an in vitro cell culture lab and animal house) with adequate sets of equipments and apparatus, where all the students in a practical class can simultaneously perform the same experiment. A sophisticated instrumentation laboratory with FTIR, rotary tablet punching machine, Tablet coating machine, Kalweka multi- purpose equipment, Brookfield's Viscometer, Rotary vacuum evaporator, Disintegration and Dissolution test apparatus, Double Beam UV-Visible Spectrophotometers, Spectrofluorimeter, analytical HPLC, Preparative HPLC and HPTLC is available for teaching and research activities.
Our postgraduate students are also doing research projects in the development of newer formulations such as Nanosuspensions, osmotic delivery systems, Pulsatile drug delivery systems, floating tablets, orodispersible tablets, liposomes, formulations for brain targeting, isolation and evaluation of pharmaceutical excipients from naturals sources, transdermal patches, liquisolid tablets etc.
The F&D lab also undertakes consultancy project works for post graduate students of other colleges and formulation development projects of some pharmaceutical industries.
College of Pharmacy has 18 Lecture halls excluding Seminar Hall cum Multipurpose Hall. It's equipped with audiovisual equipment like slide and film projectors, OHP's, Video projectors and Cameras, TV's VCR's, LCD, Built-in Audio system and public address systems with cordless microphones.
A centralized animal house with air-conditioned facility approved by Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA), New Delhi (Approval no: 685/PO/Re/S/2002/CPCSEA) is available for experimentation of laboratory animals. The animal house facility is available to boost the teaching, training and research facilities and to meet the growing demand for high quality laboratory animals in emergent field of Experimental Pharmacology. Qualified veterinarians and technical personnel are always at hand to help carry out research and keep it in accordance with the standards established by the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA).
List of Institutional Animal Ethical Committee Members
|Name of the committee member||Designation|
|Shri. Vivek Vinayak Kulkarni||CPCSEA Nominee|
|Mrs. T.R. Muneera||Non Scientific Socially Aware Member|
|Shri. S. Sengottuvelu||Scientist from Outside of About the Institute|
|Dr. K.R. Muthusami||Biological Scientist outside About the Institute|
|Dr. V. Shanmugaraju||Biological Scientist outside About the Institute|
|Dr. M. Anwardeen||Veterinarian|
|Dr. A. Rajasekaran||Biological Scientist and IAEC Chairperson|
|Dr.G. Ariharasivakumar||Scientist In-charge & Convener – IAEC|
The Drug and Poison information Center is a division of the Department of Pharmacy Practice (Attached to KMCH College of Pharmacy) and is housed at Kovai Medical Center Hospital, Coimbatore. The DIC has the facilities like Consultation and Counselling room, Officer room and Voluminous library and separate telephone lines to receive poison information calls. A number of CD ROM databases such as DRUGDEX & MARTINDALE systems and POISINDEX & INDENTIDEX Systems.
Medicinal plants have a great role in human life and India has rich diversity of medicinal plants. About 90% of herbs are used in manufacturing of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy medicines.
In our KMCH College of Pharmacy we have established an arboretum of medicinal plants in an area of about 90 cents. The objective of establishing this garden is to maintain a conservatory of the most common and important species of medicinal and aromatic plants which are being used in day-to-day primary health care. All the plant species were authentically identified by expert taxonomists, labelled and in many cases their therapeutic values in curing different diseases are also highlighted.
Some important medicinal in our garden listed below:
- Aloe vera
- Aerva lanata
- Andrographis paniculata
- Abrus precatorius
- Cardiospermum halicacabum
- Cinnamomum zeylanicum
- Embelica officinalis
- Hemidesmus indicus
- Ocimum basilicum
- Piper betle
- Spermacoce hispida
- Tribulus terrestris
- Tylophora indica
- Vitex negundo
- Syzygium cumini
- Azadiracta indica
- Adathoda vasica
- Murraya koenigii
- Cymbopogon nardus
- Sphaeranthus indicus
- Coleus aromaticus
- Ocimum sanctum
- Catharanthus roseus
- Tamarindus indica
- Rawolfia serpentine
- Eclipta alba
- Ficus religiosa
- Cassia fistula
- Lawsonia inermis
- Tridax procumbens
The Students' hostel is well furnished and comfortable with adequate facilities and is indeed an ideal place to stay and study.
Separate hostels for boys and girls are available with all the requisite facilities. Serene and secure, the hostels have been designed to recreate a home-like atmosphere for the students. A resident warden is available round the clock to ensure that the students' requirements are met as well as to maintain the decorum. Medical attention is also instantly made available. For recreation, there are indoor and outdoor games as well as television.