Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research is a pharmacy college located at Patiala (Panjab). It is affiliated to Punjab University and is approved by Education (AICTE) & Pharma Council of India (PCI). The college has a government management.
Established in 1995, it is a new college and offers courses like B-Pharma.The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research has its independent training and placement cell.
The college provides average infrastructure facilities to the students. It also provides hostel facility within the college which would be fruitful for the students who live outside patiala city.
Students have graduated as pharmacists from the Institute, equipped with the knowledge of how the body works, the cause and effects of disease, how drugs are made, delivered to and affect the body. They have highly evolved clinical and interpersonal skills and are playing an important role in the pharmacy profession today.
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research provides 100% placement to students where various reputed companies like Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd, Cadila Healthcare Ltd, Ipca Laboratories Ltd, Ambalal Sarabhai Enterprises Ltd, Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Zandu Pharmaceutical Works Ltd, etc come and select candidates according to their caliber. Placements are also provided after the completion of 1st year to provide students with an opportunity to have work experience of one year before completing B-Pharma.
The Akal College of Pharmacy and Technical Education is located in the heart of the city and is well connected by various transport facilities like train, bus and taxi. The nearest railway station and airport from the college are Patiala Railway Station and Chandigarh Airport (LUH / VILD), located at a distance of around 10.00 KMs and 70 KMs, respectively. The various tourist places (like Sheesh Mahal and jalau khana and sard khana) and food joints (like Pizza Hut and Mc Donalds) enable students to refresh themselves taking time out f their hectic schedules.