Prof. (Dr.) Suneela Dhaneshwar Director Amity Institute of Pharmacy,
Deputy Dean Research,
Head - Directorate of Research & Publications
Amity Institute of Pharmacy
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India 

The pharmacy is an integral part of the healthcare system worldwide ensuring provision of quality medical services to the patients.

Pharmacists are amongst third largest healthcare professionals in the world and pharmacy profession has been evolving steadily over the last decade in India due to tremendous changes in its practice, emerging trends and professional approach. There is an increase in the demand of pharmacists due to advancement in science and technology, industrialization and increase in patient needs. Today, pharmacists have expanded their role from dispensing to pharmaceutical care by maximizing the benefits of medications and providing relief to patients.

Realizing the importance of the pharmacy profession and increasing demand of pharmacists, Amity Institute of Pharmacy (AIP), Lucknow Campus, was established in 2007 offering B. Pharm, M.Pharm. in Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Drug Regulatory Affairs and PhD programs, with focus on training students in a wide range of aspects of drug and pharmaceutical industries, research and development, academics and health care system keeping in view the ever changing global scenario. The AIP’s courses are approved by Pharmacy Council of India and is a constituent unit of NAAC accredited (A grade) Amity University, Uttar Pradesh. It is a BSI ISO- 9001 certified institute.

Amity Institute of Pharmacy is a Centre of Excellence in pharmacy education and research where we provide a conducive atmosphere to the students for synergetic impact of education and research. The Institute is well-equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, sophisticated instruments and equipments, experienced faculty, excellent futuristic infrastructure and well-stocked library, amphitheater–like classrooms with integrated audio-visual teaching aids. The facilities are centrally air-conditioned. Curriculum for B. Pharm. and M. Pharm. programs is designed in collaboration with top pharmaceutical companies, experts and research organizations. AIP’s inter-disciplinary career programs train the next generation leaders in the health industry, drug manufacturing and research. Students follow a multi-disciplinary curriculum where they study biomedical subjects like Physiology, Pathology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology along with core subjects of Pharmacy and specialized subjects like a foreign language (French/German) and soft (communication) skills. The students are trained in clinical, hospital and industrial pharmacy. We train and groom competent, trained, committed and disciplined pharmacists, who act as an integral part of the health care team along with doctors and nurses, with high ethical values to meet the global challenges in all the diversified fields of Pharmaceutical industry and health care.

AIP has established strong linkages with national laboratories and industries through industry-academia initiatives and collaborative research. AIP holds the record of having 100% student placements. Our students and faculty are regularly exposed and in sync to the recent trends and advancement in the field of drug manufacturing and research. Students and faculty members of AIP are engaged with constant interaction with eminent personalities from corporate world, CSIR laboratories, scientific organizations and academics. The institute regularly organizes guest lectures, industrial visits, workshops, seminars and conferences.

In addition to academics, AIP ensures all round development of students through their involvement in various cultural, sports and co-curricular activities. Students also take part in a seven-day compulsory Military Training Camp under the Personality Enhancement Module at the Amity University. Indoor and outdoor sport facilities of international standards, separate hostels for girls and boys, gymnasium and yoga centre, 24x7 WiFi connectivity, ATM facilities, Cafe’ Coffee Day, stationery and departmental stores, laundry, sound security system, auditoriums, transport facilities are some of the add-on features that make Amity University student-friendly space.