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The mushroom building is the main building of Ayurvedic pharmacy in RGSC BHU which was constructed in 2006 with starting, of course, B.pharma (ay.) In the south campus of BHU, a mushroom shape umbrella give shade to the people below it. All the ayurvedic pharmacy practicals are done on the premises of the mushroom building. At the time of starting of ayurvedic pharmacy course in the RGSC, it was the only building for practical labs of pharmacy but after the construction of Naveen pharmacy, this building contains 4 practical labs of the pharmacy. This building has a Wi-Fi facility and there is a staff room in the mushroom building for teacher’s so that students can contact teachers at any time in the mushroom building between 10 am-5 pm. On the ground floor, there is a lab of pharmaceutical technology and Rasashastra and Bhaisajya Kalpana while on the 1st floor there is a lab for biochemical analysis, pharmaceutical chemistry, and physical pharmacy.
All the students of B.Pharma (ay.) And M.Pharma(ay.) gain their practical knowledge in the mushroom building in their practical classes. This work and animal experiments of M.pharma students were also done in the mushroom building under the supervision of professor’s. Two lab attendant is always there in the mushroom building who help students with their practical works. There is a notice board on the ground floor from where students can get all the important information and updates regarding the campus and the course.
Labs of mushroom building
As this campus is present in the lap of nature there are many herbs and plant drugs that are present naturally. it is more beneficial to pharma students as they get raw plant drugs more easily for their practice. Along with raw drugs, there are requirements of various equipment for the practical in the ayurvedic pharmacy. In the Mushroom building, there is a total of 4 labs well equipped with all basic requirements such as chemicals and drugs.
Practical lab for Rasashastra and Bhaisajya Kalpana:
In this lab, all the types of equipment are present such as the electric furnace, kanch kupi, khalva yantra, etc. Which are required for the practical. All the rasa drugs such as parad, upras , maharas, etc. also present in this lab so that students can identify the drugs and can get proper practical knowledge. There are many formulations prepared in this lab by the students such as Rasa sindur, chawanpras, kajjali, panchgun oil.
All the practicals are done under the supervision of the Rasa Shastra professor Dr. SHILPA PATIL ma’am Who provides all the knowledge and information regarding the subject and the practical. Practical lab for pharmaceutical technology. In this lab, students learn about the use of modern techniques in ayurvedic pharmacy and learn the use of modern pieces of equipment in the pharmaceutical industry.
This lab contains the required equipment’s like:
- Single Tablet punching machine
- Multiple tablet punching machines
- Capsule filling machine
- Packaging machine
By using this equipment students learn about the formation of different types of doses form by using Ayurvedic drugs. All the practicals are done in this lab under the supervision of Professor Dr. AJAY MAURYA sir who gives all instruction regarding practical and the subject.
Some formulations prepared in this lab are:
Anti-fungal cream, aspirin tablet, toothpaste, shampoo, hand wash, cough syrups, etc. Practical lab for Biochemical analysis and pharmaceutical chemistry – This lab is commonly known as QC(Quality Check) lab because in this lab students learn about the quality check and standardization of drug and formulation.
Equipment present in the lab:
- U/V spectrophotometer
- NMR Instrument
- Tablet disintegration machine
- Dissolution machine
- Hardness tester
- Oven and freezer
- Distillation unit etc.
Along with all these instruments, all the chemical which are required for practical is present in the lab. In this lab, students gain their practical knowledge regarding different perimeters and evaluations of drugs and formulation. students also learn about the extraction and separation of the different components present in plant drugs.
All practicals are carried out under the supervision of Professor Dr M.K. NANDI sir who provides knowledge regarding the subject and use of practical knowledge in the pharmaceutical industry which helps the students to get better job opportunities in the QA and QC department of any pharmaceutical company.
Along with all these practical labs mushroom building also contains all the anatomical models of the human body for the study of human anatomy.