Department established: 1932

The courses are designed to impart knowledge on various aspects of drug design, development, testing, and safe and effective use of drugs/medicines including drug delivery systems. The courses provide an unique fusion of biology with engineering and technological concepts to develop skillful process(es)/techniques for designing, procuring and evaluating various kinds of drugs and drug delivery systems.


Q1. Should I opt for this course or a better branch at other place ?

Any branch is neither good or bad, its your interest which matters the most. You can decide to miss the IIT brand name by not opting and be happy with it. Or, look into this course to explore more. In this branch you have opportunities to make your mark by entering in subjects like healthcare and life sciences. You can get involved in many different core fields but due to being a specialized branch others can’t take up pharmaceutics. You have plenty of opportunities here.

Q2. Tell me something about the department ?

  • Has it’s own computer lab
  • Dept. has it’s own library and you can access main library as well.
  • Dept has Pharmaceutics Labs, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Labs , Pharmacology Labs ,Pharmacognosy Labs & Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facilities.
  • In short, Dept has everything as a stand alone department.

Q3. Being a non-tech degree will I be allowed to sit for the companies that recruits from the campus itself?

Your can crack the interviews of all companies that are open for all branches. Companies like oracle, Zynga, Wipro, Ibm , sigma and many other companies have recruited the worthy students from this branch. If you have it in you, No one can stop you..

Q4. I have heard the scope and placement of this field in INDIA is very poor?

This field requires a bit of experience. After working in this sector(healthcare and life science) you can surpass packages of any other job profiles with ease. And talking globally, this sector is one of the fastest growing sector.

Q5. I have heard that whole course is mainly biology . What if I find it not interesting?

No, that’s not true at all. Course will involve subjects like Inorganic Chemistry, Physics, Computer Labs, Pharmaceutics, Organic Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Pharmaceutical Technology and Bio. You have wide array of subjects. Bio is very small part of the whole course. Check the department site for full details.

Some students shift to management by entering into IIMs or other top management schools after graduating. You do get advantage of IIT brand name when trying for top management schools. It won’t get you there without your hard work but you have advantage of brand name. Rest is up to you. You can go in core fields or go towards management or simply be good in software and take a job in software companies in campus interview. It’s your interest and hard work but you have many options.

Q6. Last year this course was available around 7000 rank. Can expect to secure a seat if my rank is better than 7000 ?

JEE Counselling 2013 would be the first time when IIT-BHU shall be listed as an IIT. Many students in last few years didn’t prefer IIT-BHU just because it was not an IIT. This year when IIT status has been accorded and placements have been awesome, a similar or larger out-sized jump is expected.

So make sure that you consider this fact before filling the choices of your seats. It will depend on how many students ranked higher than you opt for the same course. Use your own judgement.