Columbia Institute of Pharmacy


Pharmaceutics is the discipline of pharmacy that deals with the process of turning a new chemical entity (NCE) or old drugs into a medication to be used safely and effectively by patients. It is also called the science of dosage form design. The Pharmaceutics lab is well equipped with sophisticated instruments to provide quality education to students.

Few of the equipments/apparatus present in the number of Pharmaceutics laboratories are

  • Monsanto’s hardness tester
  • Pfizer type hardness tester
  • Clarity test apparatus
  • Collapsible tube crimping machine
  • Magnetic stirrer
  • Digital pH meter
  • Aseptic Cabinet
  • BOD Incubator
  • Bulk Density Apparatus
  • Conical Percolator
  • Capsule Counter
  • Energy meter
  • Hot Plate
  • Humidity Control Oven
  • Mechanical stirrer with speed regulator
  • Precision Melting point Apparatus
  • Distillation Unit
  • Ostwald’s viscometer
  • Stalagmometer
  • Desiccator
  • Suppository moulds
  • Buchner Funnels
  • Filtration assembly
  • Permeability Cups
  • Andreason’s Pipette
  • Lipstick moulds


Pharmacology is the study of drugs. It involves examining the interactions of chemical substances with living systems, with a view to understanding the properties of drugs and their actions, including the interactions between drug molecules and drug receptors and how these interactions elicit an effect. The Pharmacology lab is well equipped with sophisticated instruments to provide quality instruments and facilities to conduct research.

Few of the equipments/apparatus present in the number of Pharmacology laboratories are

  • Microscopes
  • Haemocytometer with Micropipettes
  • Sahli’s haemocytometer
  • Hutchinson’s spirometer
  • Spygmomanometer
  • Stethoscope
  • Permanent Slides for various tissues
  • Models for various organs
  • Specimen for various organs and systems
  • Skeleton and bones
  • Different Contraceptive Devices and Models
  • Muscle electrodes
  • Lucas moist chamber
  • Myographic lever
  • Stimulator
  • Centrifuge
  • Digital Balance
  • Physical /Chemical Balance
  • Sherrington’s Kymograph Machine / Polyrite
  • Sherrington Drum
  • Perspex bath assembly (single unit)
  • Aerators
  • Computer with LCD
  • Software packages for experiment
  • Standard graphs of various drugs
  • Actophotometer
  • Rotarod
  • Pole climbing apparatus
  • Analgesiometer
  • Convulsiometer
  • Plethysmograph
  • Digital pH meter
  • Folin-Wu tubes
  • Dissection Tray and Boards
  • Haemostatic artery forceps
  • Hypodermic syringes and needles
  • Levers, cannulae