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APPENDIX-B:-

Appendix-B

(See regulation 9) 

CONDITIONS TO BE FULFILLED BY THE ACADEMIC TRAINING INSTITUTION 

Any authority in India applying to the Pharmacy Council of India for approval of courses of study for Pharmacists under sub-section (1) of section 12 of the Pharmacy Act, 1948 shall provide.

(A)           ACCOMMODATION

     Suitable and sufficient accommodation with adequate ventilation lighting and other hygienic conditions should be provided to the rooms for Principal /Head of the department, office, class room, library, staff, staff common room, students common room, museum, stores etc. 

At least four laboratories specified below should be provided for:-

1.        Pharmaceutics Lab.

2.        Pharm. Chemistry Lab.

3.        Physiology, Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy Lab.

4.        Biochemistry, Clinical Pathology, Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy Lab. 

In addition to the laboratories, balance room, aseptic room or cabinet, animal house, a machine room are also to be provided for.

 

Floor area of the laboratory should not be less than 30 square feet per student required to work in the laboratory at any given time subject to a minimum of 500 square feet. 

Laboratories should be fitted and constructed in a manner that these can be kept reasonably clean. Gas and water fittings, shelves, fume cupboards be provided wherever necessary. 

(B)        STAFF

Principal/Director/Head of the department may be engaged in teaching upto Eight hours a week, and the work load of other teaching staff should not be more than 16 hours per week.                                                      

Staff student ratio should not exceed 1:60 in theory classes and 1:20 in practical classes. There should be two teachers for a batch of 30 students in practicals. 

According to the above norms, the following staff is required for an intake of 60 students: 

1Professor/Reader

-One

Senior Lecturers/Lecturers

-Seven

 

 

The minimum qualifications of The Principal/Director/Head of the Institution/Department, and the teachers be as given below

 

 

Principal/Director/

Head of Institution/

Department (Professor/ Reader)

Basic degree in pharmacy and Post-graduate in any discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences with not less than 5 years experience in teaching.

Lecturer

M. Pharm or B. Pharm

with 3 years teaching/

professional experience.

2[Lecturer

(1)       Anatomy & Physiology

M. Pharm or B.

Pharm with 3 years

teaching/professional

(2) Biochemistry       &

Clinical pathology

experience or

M.B.B.S

 

The pay scale of teaching staff shall be as prescribed by the All India Council for Technical Education for teaching staff of Polytechnics from time to time."]

    Provided that the above qualifications shall not apply to the incumbents appointed under the repealed Education Regulations.

Non-Teaching Staff

List of Non-Teaching staff for the D.Pharm course:

1.

Laboratory Technician

(Qualification-Diploma in Pharmacy)

 

2

2.

Laboratory Attendent

 

4

3.

Office Superintendent

 

 

4.

Clerk-cum-Accountant

 

1

5.

Store-Keeper

 

1

6.

Typist

 

1

7.

Asstt. Librarian

 

1

8.

Peons

 

2

9.

Cleaners/Sweepers

 

4

10.

Gardener

 

1

 

 

1.      List of Equipment for Pharmaceutics Laboratory

 

 

A. Special equipment and instruments

No.   required  for 60 students

No. required for 120 students

 

1

2

3

1.

Continuous hot extraction equipment

5

10

2.

Conical percolators

20

40

3.

Tincture Press

1

1

4.

Hand grinding mill

5

5

5.

Disintegrator

1

1

6.

Ball mill

1

1

7.

Hand operated tablet machines

3

3

8.

Tablet coating pan unit with hot air blower Laboratory size.

1

1

9.

Polishing Pan Laboratory size.

1

1

10.

Tablet Hardness Tester (Monsanto Type)

3

3

11.

Tablet Hardness Tester (Pfizer type)

3

3

12.

Disintegration Test Unit

2

2

13.

Dissolution Rate Test apparatus

1

1

14.

Granulating sieve sets

20

40

15.

Tablet counter small size

5

5

16.

Friability Tester

1

1

17.

Collapsible Tube filling and sealing equipments

2

2

18.

Capsule filling machine (Laboratory  size)

2

2

19.

Prescription balance

40

60

20.

Balance Torsion type with removable glass pan sensitivity, 30 mgm.

5

5

21.

Distillation equipment for distilled water

2

2

22.

Water  deionization Unit

1

2

23.

All glass distillation Unit for making water for injection

2

4

24.

Ampoule washing machine

1

1

25.

Ampoule filling and sealing machine

1

1

26.

Sintered glass filters for (4 different grades ) Bacteria proof filtration

20 each grades

20 each grades

27.

Millipore filters 3 grades

2 each grades

2 each grades

28.

Autoclaves

2

2

29.

Pressure cookers

5

10

30.

Hot Air sterilizer

2

3

31.

Incubators

2

2

32.

Aseptic cabinet

2

3

33.

Rabbit cages and holders

10

10

34.

Ampoule clarity Test equipments

2

2

35

Blender

2

3

36.

Sieves Set (Pharmacopoeial  standard )

10

10

37.

Laboratory centrifuge

2

3

38.

Ointment slabs

40

40

39.

Ointment spatulas

40

40

40.

Pestle and mortar (Porcelain)

40

40

41.

Pestle and mortar (glass)

10

10

42.

suppository moulds of 3 size

20 each

30 each

43.

Refrigerator

1

1

B.

General glassware

Adequate

Adequate

C.

Chemicals, appliances and laboratory facilities

Adequate

Adequate

2.         List of Equipment for Pharmaceutical Chemistry Laboratory

 

 

 

    A. Special equipment and instruments

No. required for 60 students

No. required for 120 students

 

1

2

3

1.

Refractometer

1

1

2.

Polarimeter

1

1

3.

Photo electric Colorimeter

1

1

4.

pH meter

2

2

5.

Atomic model sets

10

10

6.

Analytical balances and weightbox sets

10

15

7.

Physical balances & weight box sets

5

5

8.

Platform balance

2

2

9.

Periodic Table chart

2

2

B.

General Glassware

Adequate

Adequate

C.

Miscellaneous appliances, Chemicals and laboratory facilities

Adequate

Adequate

 

3.           List of Equipment for Physiology /Pharmacology Laboratory

A.

Special equipment and instruments

Nos. required for 60 students

Nos. required for 120 students

 

                          1

2

3

1.

Haemoglobinometer

20

30

2.

Haemocytometer

10

20

3.

Student's Organ bath

5

10

4.

Sherrington rotating drum

5

10

5.

Frog Boards

10

20

6.

Trays (dissecting)

10

20

7.

Frontal writing levers

15

30

8.

Aeration tube

20

40

9.

Telethermometer

1

2

10.

Pole Climbing apparatus

1

2

11.

Histamine chamber

1

2

12.

Simple levers

15

30

13.

Starling heart levers

10

20

14.

ECG machine

__

____

15.

Aerators

5

10

16.

Histological slides

25

25

17.

Sphygmomanometer  (B.P apparatus)

5

5

18.

Stethoscope

5

5

19.

First aid equipments

5 sets

5 sets

20.

Contraceptive device

5 sets

5 sets

21.

Dissecting (Surgical ) instruments

20 sets

30 sets

22.

Operation table (small)

2

2

23.

Balance for weighing small animals

1

2

24.

Kymograph paper

Adequate

Adequate

25.

Activity cage (actophotometer)

1

1

26.

Analgesiometer

1

1

27.

Thermometers

20

20

28.

Distilled water stills

2

2

29.

Plastic animal cages

10

10

30.

Double unit organ bath with thermostat

1

1

31.

Refrigerator

1

1

32.

Single pan balance

1

1

33.

Charts

Adequate

Adequate

34.

Humans Skeleton

1

1

35.

Anatomical Specimen (Heart, brain, eye, ear reproductive system etc.)

1 Set

1 Set

36.

Electro-convulsometer

1

1

37.

Stop watches

10

10

38.

Clamp, Bossheads,  Screw clips

Adequate

Adequate

39.

Symes’  Cannula

20

40

B.

General Glassware

Adequate

Adequate

C.

Chemical and Misc. laboratory apparatus and appliances (needles,thread, plasticin, tubing, burners, polythene tubes, syringes etc )

Adequate

Adequate

4.         List of Equipment for Biochemistry and clinical Pathology Laboratory

 

A.

Special Equipment and Instruments

No. required for 60 students

No. required for 120 students

 

                       1

2

3

1.

Colorimeter

2

2

2.

Microscopes

20

20

3.

Permanent slides  (Skin, Kidney, Pancreas, smooth –muscle, liver etc.)

Adequate

Adequate

4.

Watch glasses

25

50

5.

Centrifuge

1

1

6.

Microscope with oil immersion.

5

5

B.

General Glassware

Adequate

Adequate

C.

Biochemical reagents for analysis of normal and pathological constitutents of urine and blood and facilities.

Adequate

Adequate

 

5.         List of Equipments for Pharmacognosy Laboratory

 

A.

Special Equipment and Instruments

Nos. required for 60 students

Nos. required for 120 students

 

                     1

2

3

1.

Dissecting Microscope

20

20

2.

Charts (different types)

100

100

3.

Models (different types)

50

50

4.

Permanent slides

100

100

5.

Slides and cover slips

Adequate

Adequate

B.

General glassware

Adequate

Adequate

C.

Miscellaneous appliances, Chemicals and laboratory facilities

Adequate

Adequate

 

6.        List of Equipments for Hospital and Chemical Pharmacy Practicals

 

 

 

Quantity

 

1.

Water Still

1

 

2.

Mixing Vat with stirrer

2

 

3.

Filtration equipment

2

 

4.

Filling machine

1

 

5.

Sealing machine

1

 

6.

Autoclave sterilizer

1

 

7.

Membrane filter

1 Unit

 

8.

Sintered glass funnel with complete filtering assembly

10 Units

 

9.

Small disposable membrane filters for IV admixture filtration

Adequate

 

10.

Laminar air flow bench

1

 

11.

Vacuum pump

1

 

12.

Ovens

2

 

13.

Surgical dressing

2

 

14.

Incubator

1

 

15.

Karl Fiseher apparatus for moisture content determination

1

 

16.

Flame photometer

1

 

17.

pH meter

1

 

18.

Dissolution apparatus

1

 

19.

Disintegration test apparatus

1

 

20.

Hardness tester

1

 

21.

Centrifuge

1

 

22.

Magnetic stirrer

1

 

23.

Thermostatic bath

1

 

24.

Experimental Animals

Adequate

 

 

 

 

 

7.

General List of Equipment

Nos. required for 60 students

Nos. required for 120 students

 

                1

2

3

1.

Distilled water still

2

2

2.

Vacuum pump

2

3

3.

Refrigerator

1

2

4.

General filling equipment for the museum

Adequate

Adequate

5.

Compound microscopes

20

20

6.

Oil immersion microscope

1

2

7.

Over head projector

1

1

8.

Slide cum strip projector

1

1

9.

Projection screen

1

1

Museum

     Every institution shall maintain a museum of crude drugs, herbarium sheets, botanical specimens of the drugs and plants mentioned in the course. In addition, the following are recommended  :-

1.     Coloured slides of medicinal plants: 

2.     Display of popular patent medicines; and

3.     Containers of common usage in medicines.  

Library

Every institution shall maintain a library which should contain books mentioned in the syllabus and also the current pharmaceutical journals. There should be adequate place in the library for students and staff to refer books. 

NOTE:  The above requirements are the minimum requirements and the Institute is free to provide more-physical and Teaching facility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 References:-

1.He may also work as Principal or Head of the department, as the case may be. 

2.Added by Education (Amendment )Regulations , 1994 , published in Gazette of India, Part III, Section 4, No. 28 dt. 9th July, 1994 page 3710 (w.e.f 9.7.94)