Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College has been at the forefront in envisaging innovative courses, designed to bridge the gap between academia and Industry. The Department of Bioanalytical Sciences was established in the year 2004. Ramnarain Ruia College was the first college in the country to establish the highly pragmatic M.Sc. Bioanalytical Sciences under the Innovative Courses of University Grants Commission to develop trained professionals in the field of Bioanalysis. Looking at the success and popularity of the M.Sc course, the college initiated a Five year integrated M.Sc.Degree course in Bioanalytical Sciences in the year 2010. Both the courses are well received by industry as well as students.
The Prime objective of these courses is to develop independent learners and trained professionals in the field of biological analysis by giving hands-on training and conducting research. These interdisciplinary courses provide an opportunity to young minds to explore recent trends in scientific research such as Bioprospecting, Product development for Food, Nutraceutical & herbal industry, Exploration of Ayurveda with approached from modern Biology, Standardization of ASU Drugs, Diagnostics, Bioavailability & Bioequivalence studies, computational Biology using the state of art infrastructure available with the department. Recently three students of the department filed a patent application for Preparation of Biodegradable Sanitary Napkins under the guidance of Dr. Sachin Palekar.
Department has two upgraded laboratories which are specially designed for interdisciplinary studies in Bioanalytical Sciences.These labs are well equipped with sophisticated Analytical Instruments such as High Performance Liquid Chromatography (Shimadzu), Gas Chromatography(Shimadzu), Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (Perkin Elmer AA700) UV-Visible SPectrophotometer( Shimadzu Pharmaspec UV1700) and Biorad Isoelectric Focussing Cell and Protean Cell. Recently, the department has developed the pilot tablet making and testing facility for the students to gain the first hand knowledge of GMP, GLP & Quality Control.
The Department is actively involved in interdisciplinary research which involves collaborative research with other departments of College. This includes Research at Undergraduate level as well as post graduate level. Faculty members of the departments strive to Inculcate Research temperament and to enhance the Scientific communication skills, soft skills for accomplishing the trained professionals.