All about the M.Pharm Course

Last updated: 11 Nov 2020

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Few lines about Pharmacy

Pharmacy is the branch of medicine that deals with the association of drugs and medicine that are given to the patients for a specific disease or ailments. Pharmacy is one of the most accessible health-care professions and is also the most trusted health care profession in the society.

In other words, pharmacy can be defined as a profession of medication experts working to decrease health care cost by promoting improved patient outcomes by helping them to get cured from their diseases with the help of medicines.

Pharmacy field is one of the most emerging fields in society and has abundant job opportunities with good career growth. The main aim of the pharmacy field is to develop or invent drugs for diseases that are creating havoc in human life. So, pharmacy is the most respected field in the job markets.

Brief about M.Pharm

M.Pharma is a full time 2-year long post graduate course that is divided into 4 semesters. The M.Pharm course will educate the students about design and manufacture of medicines. The course takes consideration of all the facets of processes of drug making from new chemical entities. The main aim of the course is to provide a magnified vision and knowledge of the subjects studied in B.Pharma.

The M.Pharm course trains the students in both theories and practicalities of work which ensures that they are able to understand and cope up with the work in the practical field. The course trains the students with strong analytical skills along with academic qualifications required for it. The students will be developing strong logical thinking and practical problem-solving skills along with excellent decision-making skills.

Eligibility for M.Pharm

  • The students who have passed their PUC or 10+ 2 in Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany from recognised board
  • The students should have passed B.Pharma course with 50% aggregate from recognised university

Admission Procedure

The students who are interested to pursue M.Pharm can take admissions via two modes

  1. Merit Admission Mode

  2. Direct Admission Mode

Let’s discuss in deep about these two modes

1. Merit Admissions Mode

As the name itself indicates the admission is based on merit. The students looking for merit seats are required to apply for the PGCET entrance exam conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). The students who have qualified PGCET have to undergo counselling in order to get admission to M.Pharma under merit seats quota. The fees for the merit seats are less and are fixed by the government.

2. Direct Admission Mode

The students also have another option of joining M.Pharm course, that is called direct admissions mode. The students can directly take admission to M.Pharma under management quota. The main advantage of this mode is that the students are not required to appear for any entrance exams or undergo any counselling sessions. Another advantage of this mode is that the students can choose their desired colleges and get confirmed admissions in those colleges even before the college starts. The students interested to take direct admissions can contact the educational advisory centres and get information about direct admissions. The fees are slightly higher in direct admissions.

Course Curriculum for M.Pharm

The syllabus for M.Pharma is as follows:

  • Modern Analytical Techniques
  • Advance Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance
  • Chemistry of Medical Natural Product
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Formulation, Design and Development
  • Pharmacokinetic and Formulation Design
  • Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
  • Standardisation and Stabilisation Methods of Drugs
  • Standardisation and Stabilisation Method of Herbal Formulation
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
  • Advance Systemic Pharmacology
  • Special Techniques in Drug Analysis
  • Evaluation of Herbal Drugs and Formulations
  • Pathophysiology and Pharma therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Design and Development of Novel Drug Delivery System
  • Pharmacometrics and Evaluation of Drugs
  • Validation of c-GMP
  • Biotechnology and Cultivation of Medicinal Plants
  • Clinical Research and Approval of New Drugs
  • Clinical Pharma therapeutics and Toxicology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

Future Scope for M.Pharm

The pharmacy field has excellent and lucrative job opportunities for M.Pharm students. They can join as research analysts in pharmacy companies, they can join to quality assurance in reputed drug manufacturing companies. If they are interested in research they can join a PhD course and take up research in the field of pharmacy. If they are interested in studying in depth about pharmacy, then they can join the M.Phil course.

If they are interested in teaching, they can join as assistant professors in various pharmacy colleges and universities and earn good salaries.

Job Roles 

As an M.Pharm student one will be hired in the following job roles:

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Drug Inspector
  • Regulatory Manager
  • Researcher
  • Pharmacist

Companies hiring M.Pharm students

Some of the companies hiring M.Pharm students are:

  • Glaxco Smith
  • Lupin Pharmaceuticals
  • Sanofi
  • Serum India Pvt Ltd
  • Himalaya Drug Company
  • Cipla
  • Dr. Reddy’s Labs

Concluding Words

There is always a great demand for medicines until there are patients. The pharmacy field will always be in demand and continues to flourish in the coming days. The increased number of patients and diseases has forced the pharmacy companies to develop new effective drugs for such diseases. This has apparently increased demand for pharmacy professionals in pharmaceutical companies. The lack of skilled professionals in the field has created a lot of demand for M.Pharm students. Due to the extensive demand for M.Pharm students, the salaries are also higher for skilled professionals.

The students who are passionate about drugs and medicines can join the M.Pharm course and expect good career growth in the field.

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