The Azad Institute of Pharmacy & Research, Lucknow was established in 2005 for undergraduate studies. Later, in 2011, the Institute incorporated postgraduate courses of Pharmacology as well. Pharmacology incorporates collaborative research programmes, involving the studies related to screening of drugs / herbal extracts for different Pharmacological activities. Pharmacology is a major area of drug discovery. It deals with the research, discovery and characterization of chemicals, which show biological effects, and the elucidation of cellular and organismal function in relation to these chemicals. Emerging areas of research include Oncology, fertility, infertility, anti-fertility, diabetes, Obesity and cell line based molecular research, CNS disorders including stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, drug abuse and cardiovascular complications. It also includes animal experimentation, to check efficacy safety and toxicity parameters of synthetic, semi-synthetic and herbal drugs.
A well equipped CPCSEA certified animal house is maintained by the Institute.Laboratory includes: Analytical Techniques Lab, Pharmacological Screening Lab and General Pharmacology Lab. In addition to this special emphasis is for Behavioral Science, Communication Skills. Students are motivated and advised to find interest in respective area of research from start of semester. During course of time students are suggested to give presentations on area indentified and work plan. One year is fully dedicated to research work and possible outcome will be publications, thesis or dissertation etc.