Master of Pharmacy

Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) two year couse after B.Pharm. There are four semesters in the M.Pharm program. Examinations are held at the end of every semester. The course offers many practical elements like instrumental techniques, research methodologies, new areas and pharmacy-based operations etc. the aspirants who wish to specialize can study the M.Pharm program. The program covers many specializations. Aspirants can choose any of the specialization based on their preference. With M.Pharm. degree in his or her hands, a person could land jobs in pharma industry in several different areas, including research, regulatory affairs, new formulation development, marketing and administration. With experience, an aspirant can move up the ladder to occupy senior positions in pharmaceutical companies getting hefty pay and perks. There is a great increase in the number of health care firms, nursing homes, pharmaceutical companies etc. Therefore, the demand for Pharmacy graduates is also increasing. The M.Pharm holders will get jobs in state and central government sectors. Opportunities are available in the cosmetics and food industries also. Job Types include Analytical Chemist, Customs Officer, Data Manager, Drug Inspector, Assistant professor, Medical Transcriptionist, Regulatory Manager, Researcher, Teacher etc. Various Specializations offer different set of techniques and aspects to be learned: Pharmaceutical Technology: Pharmaceutical technology is one of core subjects in drug development. Pharmaceutics along with Pharmacology contribute maximum in turning a new chemical entity (NCE) into a medication to be used safely and effectively by patients. The focus areas are preformulation, formulation development, pharmacokinetics, bioavailability and bioequivalence, conventional and novel drug delivery systems, etc. Pharmacology: Pharmacology is a major subject in drug discovery. It deals with research and characterization of chemicals which show biological effects and the elucidation of cellular and organismal function in relation to these chemicals. Area of research involves Oncology, fertility, infertility, anti-fertility, diabetes, Obesity and cell line based molecular research, CNS disorders including stroke, epilepsy, Parkinsonís disease, Alzheimerís disease, drug abuse, and cardiovascular complications. Efforts are being made to develop animal models of mentioned disorders and NCEs including synthetic, semi-synthetic and herbals are evaluated for efficacy. Further investigations are done on safety and toxicity parameters. Quality Assurance (Q.A.): The Quality Assurance (QA) is very precious unit of pharmaceutical industry. Their aim is not only testing but to provide superior quality of end product. The quality of pharmaceuticals has been a concern of the World Health Organization. Drugs must be marketed in safer and therapeutically active form. Quality control means checking the grade of excellence of products and processes employed in their manufacture. Some pharmaceutical industries have both QA and QC departments, are considered as same unit but most of the industries considered them as different units and contain different areas for both. QC is responsible for checking of all aspects related to products. For ex, QC of aerosol involves checking of propellant, checking of container, valve, quality and life span of active concentrate etc. And QA of same is checking of products which are passed by QC department. Quality Assurance and Regulatory affairs (QARA): It is a unique course where students will learn both the aspects of QA and Regulatory Affairs which is a major component of pharmaceutical Industry that successfully drives the Research and Development efforts of the company to the market. Increasing global competitiveness among pharmaceutical companies, the key to success lies in obtaining timely marketing approval from the Regulatory agencies of the region where the drug is to be sold. USFDA-US, EDQM-Europe, TGA-Australia, MHRA-UK and TPD-Canada are major government agencies involved in regulating drugs within their market. Pharmaceutical management and Regulatory affairs: it is a combination of management and Regulatory affairs. Pharmaceutical Management provides a specialized, high quality education as preparation for professional positions in pharmaceutical business and industry. This course imparts quality education to the Pharmacy graduates to help them become successful managers in Pharmaceutical industry. It will also provide systematic knowledge of fundamental and applied aspects of Pharmaceutical Business management to the students. Further this course will acquaint the students with the organizational culture and give them an opportunity to develop professional attitudes along with the innovative entrepreneurship skills. Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Pharmaceutical Chemistry is another integral disciple of drug discovery focusing on small organic moleculesóencompasses synthetic organic chemistry and aspects of natural products and computational chemistry in close combination with chemical biology, enzymology and structural biology, together aiming at the discovery and development of new therapeutic agents. It involves chemical aspects of identification, and then systematic, thorough synthetic alteration of new chemical entities to make them suitable for therapeutic use. It includes synthetic and computational aspects of the study of existing drugs and agents in development in relation to their bioactivities (biological activities and properties), i.e., understanding their structure-activity relationships (SAR).

Courses details

# Course Level Shift Duration Intake
1Pharmaceutical TechnologyPostgraduateFirst2 Year18
2PharmacologyPostgraduateFirst2 Year18
3Quality AssurancePostgraduateFirst2 Year24
4Quality Assurance and Pharm Regulatory APostgraduateFirst2 Year24