Animal House

Animal house facility of Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Punjab is registered with Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA), Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climatic Change, Government of India for the Research for education and Breeding for in-house use of small laboratory animals (1181/PO/ReBi/S/08/CPCSEA) since 2008. The cross contamination in two storey building of animal house facility is controlled using two way corridor system. One floor of the building is dedicated to the housing, breeding and quarantine of small laboratory animals like mice, rats, rabbits and guinea pigs with each animal species being housed in separate room. Each room is ventilated and the environment is kept under controlled with temperature (23±3°C), relative humidity (60±10 %), 12:12 h light and dark cycle as per CPCSEA guidelines. The second floor of animal house facility is meant for conducting the experiments on animals. Veterinary care is provided by full time veterinarian. Animal house attendant takes care of regular cleaning and disinfection of animal rooms, corridors, storage spaces and other areas. The cages, water bottles and bedding are sterilized on regular basis. Incinerator is used for waste disposal including animal carcass. The MOU is signed with Medicare biomedical safety for disposal of biomedical waste. GLP principles are adopted as standard operating procedures for routine chores. Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Punjab has provided well dimension animal house as per CPCSEA guideline for Research and breeding purpose. College is in receipt of 5 years CPCSEA registration. Accordingly it has established CPCSEA. IAEC committee which meet biannually.

Animal House has different rooms along with sterilization, air conditioning, handling, circulation facility with sanitation condition as follows.

  • 2 Research laboratories in animal house facility.
  • Animal experimental room for Rabbits, Mice, Guinea pig and wistar rats.
  • Quarantine room
  • Breeding room for Rabbits, Mice, Guinea pig and wistar rats.
  • Room for animal feed
  • Washing room
  • Separate area is demarked for the disposal of used animal.

Contact us

Dr. Thakur Gurjeet Singh-
Scientist In-charge animal house facility & Member Secretary,
Assistant Dean & HOD,
Chitkara College of Pharmacy,
Chitkara University, Punjab

Institutional Animal Ethics Committee

Dr. Sandeep Arora- Chairperson
Dr. Lachhman Das Singla- Main Nominee, CPCSEA
Dr. Anil Kumar-Link Nominee, CPCSEA
Dr. Rajesh Kumar Goel- Scientist from outside the Institute
Dr. Darshan Singh- Socially Aware Nominee
Dr. Thakur Gurjeet Singh- Scientist In-charge animal house facility & member Secretary
Dr. Anoop Sahu- Veterinarian
Dr. Amarjot kaur – Scientist from Different Discipline
Dr. Randhir Singh- Biological Scientist

Objectives of IAEC
  • To monitor and inspect the housing of animals and ensure that it is as per specified standards.
  • To regulate experiments on animals as per stipulated conditions and standards.
  • To ensure that experiments on animals are avoided whenever it is possible to do so and propagate the principles of 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement).
  • To promote simulation models, meta-analysis and in-vitro experimentation.
  • To promote up gradation of procedure and skill enhancement & regular training for experimenter
  • To ensure that experiments on larger animals are avoided when it is possible to achieve the same results by experiments upon smaller animals.
  • To ensure that required records are maintained with respect to experiments performed on animals.
  • To ensure that animals intended for the performance of experiments are properly cared before and after experiments.
  • To organize in-house training programs for fresher animal experimenters, without any previous experience of animal experimentation, before execution of any animal experiment to ensure the welfare and quality research.
Major Research Areas

As animal species share physiological, behavioral, or other characteristics with humans the animal models are used for various research areas.

Neuropharmacology and Metabolic disease

Cerebral Ischemia Reperfusion induced injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Stress induced depression, Traumatic Brain Injury, Substance Addiction, Renal Ischemia Reperfusion induced injury, Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, Liver injury and Rheumatoid arthritis.

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