Andhra University

Andhra University is the second institute in the country to start pharmacy courses at the university level in 1937. The pharmacy courses were initially offered in the B.Sc. Honors degree of chemical technology and as a specialization at M.Sc. Chemical Technology level. The importance of pharmaceutical sciences led to the formation of a separate department in 1951, with the commencement of B.Pharm. course with late Prof. S. Rangaswamy as founder Head of the Department. The M.Pharm. the course was started in 1954. A separate Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences was formed in 1975. The department has been elevated as a constituent college of Andhra University in August 2006.

Course Offered:

At present, the department offers B.Pharm, Pharm-D, Pharm-D (PB), and M.Pharm and Ph.D. programs in eight specializations namely Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical, and Food Analysis, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Management & Drug Regulatory affairs. The department has the distinction of being the first in the country to start the pharmaceutical biotechnology division. Prof. S. Rangaswamy and founder faculty members Prof. V. Subba Rao, Prof. N. Viswanadham, Prof. K. Sambamurty, and Prof. E. Venkata Rao laid solid foundations and molded the department into one of the best in the country.

Affiliation, Recognition, and Achievement

  • Affiliated with- Andhra University
  • Approved by – All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), University Grant Commission (UGC), National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC-A)
  • Aid Status- Government
Course Offered Number of Seats Available Syallabus
B. Pharm. 40 Syllabus for the Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) Course
Pharm. D 30
Pharm. D (P.B.) 10
M. Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Technology) 10
M. Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Bio-technology) 10
M. Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) 10
M. Pharm. (Pharmaceutical and Food Analysis) 10
M. Pharm. (Pharmacology) 10
M. Pharm. (Pharmacognosy) 10
M. Pharm. (Pharmacy Practice) 18
M. Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Analysis and Drug Regulatory Affairs) 18
Ph.D. in all Subjects of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Full-Time/ Part-Time/ Extramural) 30
Q Course offered

Pharm D

Q No of seats


Q Facilities

Well-equipped laboratories (18 Nos.) for teaching and research in various subjects of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Industrial Pharmacy Unit

Computer Laboratory

Seminar Halls (2 Nos.) and Auditorium (1)

Library with 10,000 text and reference books and 50 journals related to Pharmaceutical Sciences and internet facility.

University Scientific Instrumentation Center (USIC)-a central Instrumentation laboratory.

Major equipment available: HPLC units, GC, DSC, DTA, MPLC, NMR, FTIR, XRD unit, Lyophilize, Coating equipment, Pelletier, Fermentors, Bioreactors, Polyrite.

Q Good features of the College

College having MOU with King George Hospital and working for the patients on every working day

Pharm D students being trained in King George Hospital

Research-oriented towards use for society

Research-oriented towards Intellectual Property Rights

College instrumental in starting and organizing the Andhra University Ethics Committee for Research on Human Volunteers

College is organizing Ethics Committee for Research on Animals

Faculty participating in King George Hospital Ethics Committee for Research on Human Volunteers, in Pollution Control Board

Faculty involved with society- interacting with NGOs, pharmaceutical industries, hospitals, consumer council, colleges, professional organizations

Q No Of Faculty


Q Fee Structure

M.Pharm. ₹3.03 Lakhs B.Pharm
Ph.D ₹3.01 Lakhs Post Graduation
B.Pharma ₹3 Lakhs 10+2
Pharm.D (PB) ₹3.08 Lakhs -
Pharm.D ₹2.99 Lakhs Post Graduation

Q Student Support

Anti Ragging
Counseling Services
Technical Issues

Q Facilities @ AU Pharmacy College Vishakhapatnam

Sports Complex
Hospital / Medical Facilities

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