Industrial Pharmacy-I

By Dr Ajay Semalty   |   HNB Garhwal University (A Central University) Srinagar Garhwal (Uttarakhand)
Learners enrolled: 3994

Course Credit-     04

After the huge success of last four cycles (since 2019 with a total of 15000 plus learners), we are back with the first Pharmacy SWAYAM MOOC of country. Myself, Dr Ajay Semalty, along with my team members welcome you to the course. We are proud to share that the course has been listed in Class Central’s Best Online Courses of All Time (2021 Edn.).

Do you want to learn the basics of Industrial Pharmacy with practical approach and vibrant environment? Come join our course.  

The course is one of the papers of Fifth (or Fourthsemester of B. Pharmacy syllabi approved by Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) and is adopted uniformly by all the pharmacy institutions and Universities throughout the country. All other learners who want to learn the basics of industrial pharmacy can get the vital benefit out of this course.


The course has been designed with the aim that after completing this course, you should be able 

  • To identify and practice Dosage forms; and their manufacturing techniques 

  • To practice all the related and practical aspect of dosage form development

  • To formulate and evaluate solid, liquid and semisolid dosage forms

  • To correlate the theoretical knowledge with professional and practical need of pharmaceutical industry

Target Learners:

B. Pharm/ M Pharm/ Ph D Pharmacy students; researchers, Pharmacy faculty members/ Pharma Industry Personnel; the students of B Sc/ M Sc Chemistry/ Pharm. Chemistry/ biotechnology and other allied disciplines who aspire for the jobs in Pharma Industry or research.

Learn more about the course

The Benefits:
Pharmacy students will get the 4 credits after successful completion of the course (and proctored exam). The course is very useful for GPAT aspirants. And the industry personals who are not from pharmacy background may enrich their knowledge with this course. The course is very suitable for all the aspirants of jobs in Pharma Industry even if they are not from Pharmacy background.

Course has been designed with the USPs
Easy language, to-the-point coverage of topics, pictorial/graphical, animated and Audio Video knowledge store with the standards needed by the Pharma industry. The course is one of the pioneer MOOCs in pharmaceutical sciences developed with the expert advice from academic and industry experts.

The Team IP

Dr Ajay Semalty
(Course Coordinator & Subject Matter Expert)

Dr Mona Semalty
(Co-Course Coordinator & Subject Matter Expert)

Dr Lokesh Adhikari
(Subject Matter Expert)

Mr Mukesh Pandey

EMRC Roorkee

Testimonials from Learners:

"This was a wonderful course with respect to the study materials provided and the video lectures too. As I'm preparing for GPAT examination, going through this course has helped me a lot to brush up the various dosage forms. I feel that the course contents were very much useful and helpful as it contained fine diagrams accompanied with the lectures." - Tanmoy Das (B. Pharm graduate); Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Assam University Silchar

“The course provides the sound learning environment for the learner in the Industrial Pharmacy field..all the course coordinators for this course are very cooperative and helpful.. this is my 2nd enrollment and excited to learned again..hope to get best out of it..
”- Sonam Bhutia, Assistant Professor, Government Pharmacy College, Sajong, Sikkim

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 30 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 15 Sep 2022
Exam Date :

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Course layout

WEEK: 12
Week 1 Preformulation I
Preformulation I: Physical form (crystal & amorphous), 
Preformulation I: Polymorphism, particle size, shape
Preformulation I: Solubility profile (pKa, pH)
Preformulation I: Partition coefficient, flow properties

Week 2 Preformulation II
Preformulation II: Hydrolysis, oxidation, reduction
Preformulation II: Racemisation, 
Preformulation II: Dissolution, permeability & BCS classification
Preformulation II: Polymerization

Week 3 Tablets
Tablets: Introduction, classification of tablets. Formulation/preparing of tablets, granulation methods.
Tablets: Compression and processing problems. Equipment and tablet tooling, Tablet defects.
Tablets: Tablet coating: Types, coating materials, formulation of coating composition, methods of coating,  equipments  employed and defects in coating
Tablets: QC of tablets: apparatus, methods, graphical presentations, official and unofficial tests.

Week 4 Liquid Orals
Liquid orals: Formulation and manufacturing of solution, syrups and elixirs, Filling and packaging
Liquid orals: Emulsions: I
Liquid orals: Emulsion II
Liquid orals: Suspensions: Formulation, evaluation

Week 5 Parenterals I
Parenterals I: Introduction, Preformulation of parenterals
Parenterals I: Formulation of Parenterals

Week 6 Parenterals I
Parenterals I: Types of Parenteral preparation
Parenterals I: Lay out and Production facilities

Week 7 Parenterals II
Parenterals II: Pyrogens and pyrogenisity
Parenterals II: Quality control of parenterals

Week 8 Capsules
Capsules: Introduction, Advantages, Disadvantages, Capsule Production, hard Gelatin capsules
Capsules: Methods of filling capsules, Soft Gelatin Capsules
Capsules: Formulation Consideration, Production of soft gelatin capsules, Non-gelatin soft capsules
Capsules: Evaluation of commercial capsules

Week 9 Pellets and Ophthalmic Preparations
Pellets: Introduction, formulation, pelletization process, equipment needed
Ophthalmic Preparations: Introduction, absorption through eye, formulation considerations
Ophthalmic Preparations:  formulation of eye drops, lotion, ointments
Ophthalmic Preparations:  Methods of preparation; labeling, containers Evaluation

Week 10 Pharmaceutical Aerosols
Pharmaceutical Aerosols: Definitions, Advantages, Limitation, Uses
Pharmaceutical Aerosols: Components of aerosols
Pharmaceutical Aerosols: Components and systems of aerosols
Pharmaceutical Aerosols: inhalers and  Evaluation of Aerosols

Week 11 Cosmetics
Cosmetics: Introduction, absorption through skin, types of cosmetic preparations, Formulation of tooth pastes
Cosmetics: Formulation of lipsticks,  shampoos, hair dyes  
Cosmetics: Formulation of cold cream and vanishing cream, sunscreens

Week 12 Packaging Materials Science
Packaging Materials Science: Materials used for packaging of pharmaceutical products, 
Packaging Materials Science: Factors influencing choice of containers Legal and official requirements, Stability aspects,
Packaging Materials Science: Quality control tests of packaging materials

Books and references

Instructor bio

Dr Ajay Semalty

HNB Garhwal University (A Central University) Srinagar Garhwal (Uttarakhand)
M. Pharm. (Pharmaceutics), MBA (Operations Management); Ph. D., PDF Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan; Academic and research experience of 18.5 Yrs and 1 yr Industrial Experience; He has been included in the World's top 2 % Scientist of Pharmacy and Pharmacology (by Stanford University Research, 2020 and 2021) . He has completed 11 research projects funded by various agencies; He has published 84 papers,11 books, and 3 patents (02 granted). He is a highly cited researcher in the field (h index 26, i10 index 36). He has presented papers in more than 100 conferences; Awarded Daiko Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship and invited by Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan as visiting scientist for research for FY 2011-12; Awarded with the prestigious national Research Award by UGC, New Delhi, and Young Scientist Award of the year 2007 by Uttarakhand Council of Science & Technology (UCOST); Expert reviewer of Iceland Research Foundation Iceland; Israel Science Foundation, Israel and Scientific Expert (REPRISE) for Ministry of Institution and University Research (MIUR), Italy, Elsevier Books; Member of The Asian Council of Science Editors, APTI and IPA; Editorial Board Member and Peer reviewer of various national and international reputed journals; supervised 25 M. Pharm research projects and supervising 02 Ph.D. candidates.
He has delivered more than 250 invited lectures (on OERs, academic writing, nanoparticle research, research methodology, research ethics, software in research, MOOC, blended/ flipped learning, research proposal writing, academic integrity, plagiarism, etc.) in various training programs in Faculty Development Centres (FDCs), Human Resource Development Centres (HRDCs) and other institutions.  
He has developed more than 200 hrs. of e-content for SWAYAM, SWAYAMPRABHA, ARPIT courses, and other edtech platforms. He has developed two SWAYAM Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): “Academic Writing” (listed in the top 30 world MOOCs and appreciated by PIB and MoE, GoI; ranked #1 in exam registration in 2019 and 2020) and Industrial Pharmacy I (First and only Pharmacy MOOC in India) with more than 69000 learners from more than 100 countries (including both the courses). Recently, as per the Ministry of Education Survey (May 2022) his SWAYAM MOOCs ranked in the top 5 MOOCs. Academic Writing and Industrial Pharmacy MOOCs have been adopted for credit transfer by more than 70 and 20 Universities, respectively. He has also developed more than 24 online courses for various edtech platforms. He is also a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Master Trainer and has trained more than 1000 educators for digital, blended and flipped learning through ICT tools. (Link: https://tiny.cc/SEMALTYCV)

Course certificate

The course is free to learn. Interested Learners can enroll and learn the course for free. 

If You wish to get certified on this course you must register and write the proctored exam 
after payment of exam fee
The exam is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) in various exam centres across India. 

The weightage of marks
30% For in Course Assessment and 70% of End Term Proctored Exam. 

Passing Criteria
All the learners who obtain 40% marks in internal assessment and 40% marks in end-term proctored exam (separately) will be eligible for certificate and credit transfer.

Proctored Exam Pattern:

Pen and Paper
20 MCQs; 01 mark each
10 Short answer; 03 marks each
05 Long answer (out of 7); 05 marks each

Refer FAQs after joining the course for more details.

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