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MBA Pharma tech (b.pharm + mba)

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The MBA Pharm. Tech. program is a dual degree program in which the students get both the B. Pharma degree and the MBA degree in Pharma ceutical Technology in 5 years.

The program is spread over 10 semesters, leading to a post graduate degree in MBA (Pharm. Tech). It is an integrated program specially designed for 10 + 2 students, who wish to develop managerial skills in the Pharmacy stream. The course is tailor made to suit the needs of Pharma industry. The candidate is awarded dual degree, B. Pharm and MBA (Pharm. Tech.) after successful completion of 5 years. The candidate will get a postgraduate degree in management with the expertise and technical knowledge of pharmacy education. This also saves one academic year and struggle for getting admission to top B schools after graduation. This program is conducted by well-experienced senior faculty in addition to visiting professors/ industry experts.

This is the first time that academicians have framed the syllabus looking into the current industrial needs, thus saving the academic hours for the technical skills required to be delivered in professional life. The course involves a balanced integration in pharmacy & management education.


  • Tailor made course suitable for pharma industries & research centers.
  • Entry into managerial course at 10 + 2 level.
  • Case Studies at all technical and managerial level from top industry executives.
  • Frequent interaction with industry and research team.
  • Experienced and vibrant full-time faculty.
  • Exposure to research environment
  • Opportunity to grow in corporate environment in five years.
  • Electives in technical areas of specialization, along with opportunity to develop top managerial skills.
  • Industrial training (technical + management) at various pharma industries and related organizations.


60 Seats

Board of Studies

Board of Studies for Pharmaceutics and Quality Assurance

  • Dr. Sanjay Jain, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. H. S. Gour Central University, Sagar (MP), India
  • Dr. M. M. Patel, Director & Principal (SVBIP), Bapu Gujarat Knowledge Village, Gandhinagar-Mansa Road, Po. Vasan, Gandhinagar.

Board of Studies for Pharm. Chemistry, Pharm. Biotechnology, Natural Products and Pharm. Analysis

  • Dr. K. S. Laddha, Professor of Pharmacy, Dean (ICD), Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
  • Dr. Suneela Sunil Dhaneshwar, Professor, Bharti Vidya Peeth University Poona College of Pharmacy, Erandwane, Pune, Maharashtra

Board Of Studies For Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacy

  • Dr. Rema Razdan, Professor, Al-Ameen College Of Pharmacy, Hosur Road, Opp Lal Baug Main Gate, Bangalore
  • Dr. Aarati G. Jagtap, Retired Professor in Pharmacology, Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai

Board Of Studies For Pharmaceutical Technology Management

  • Mr. Shailendra Bobhate, Director, Supply Chain & Generic Business, Abbot Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai,
  • Mr. Satessh Siingh, General Manager (Sales & Marketing), RPG Life Sciences Ltd., Mumbai
  • Mr. Vikas Gadre, Director General, Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry,  Mumbai 
  • Mr. Ronald C. Sequeria, Executive Director, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Mumbai 
  • Mr. Shailesh Kamat, General Manager, Head Fusion Business Unit, Distribution & Logistics, Novartis India Ltd. Sandoz Business Unit, Mumbai 
  • Mr. B. S. Dhingra, Chief Executive – Domestic Pharma, Unichem Laboratories Ltd., Mumbai

Value Proposition

  • Curriculum constantly monitored in tune to the needs of pharma industries and research areas.
  • Electives offered at undergraduate level.
  • Industrial training for one month in B. Pharm and Management training of 17 weeks in MBA.
  • Hands on training offered during the course.
  • Encourage industry – institute interactions by means of guest lectures, industrial visits and training.
  • All-round development is encouraged by organizing corporate seminars; quiz competitions etc at national level.
  • Social awareness programs like Tuberculosis, Obesity, HIV – AIDS, Diabetes etc, are conducted.

Program Objectives

  • Tailor made course suitable for Pharma industries and research centers where B.Pharm + MBA (Pharma Tech) are the degrees awarded in a span of 5 years.
  • Opportunity to grow in corporate environment for five years.
  • Electives in technical areas of specialization, along with opportunity to develop top managerial skills.
  • Practical industrial training (technical + management).
  • Placement value more than other regular Pharma courses.


The course is predominantly based on presentations and interactions with a strong focus on the practical concepts of pharmacy and management. This will enable the students to take decisions based on their strong technical and managerial skills.

The course is reviewed regularly in consultation with our Board of Studies, which comprises of professionals from pharma industry, research, FDA and pharma institutes from all over India. Thus, the course is tailor made to fulfill the requirements of the managerial cadre in the Pharmaceutical sector for growing pharma industries worldwide.


First Year

Semester I

  • Mathematics - Remedial Mathematics
  • Life Sciences - Remedial Biology
  • Pharmaceutics - General Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Basics in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Computer Science - Computer Science
  • Pharmaceutical Management - Management Today
  • Pharmaceutical Management - Managerial Communication
  • Management - Environment Management
  • Management - Constitution of India

Semester II

  • Mathematics - Applied Mathematics and Pharmaceutical Statistics
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I
  • Pharmaceutics - Physical Pharmacy I
  • Pharmacology - Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Pharmaceutical Management - Disaster Management (Half credit)
  • Life Sciences - Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical Management - Principles of Economics (Half Credit)
  • Management - Basic Marketing and Selling

Second Year

Semester III

  • Pharmaceutics - Physical Pharmacy II
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis - Pharmaceutical Analytical Approaches  I
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry  II
  • Pharmacology - Human Anatomy & Physiology  II
  • Pharmacognosy - Pharmacognosy  I
  • Management - Statistical Methods of Management Decision Making
  • Management - Macro Economic Concepts and Applications

Semester IV

  • Pharmaceutics - Unit Operations I
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis - Pharmaceutical Analytical Approaches II
  • Life Sciences - Pathophysiology I
  • Life Sciences - Biochemistry
  • Pharmacognosy - Pharmacogonosy II
  • Special Subject - Community Pharmacy
  • Quality Assurance - Pharmacopoeial Testing (Half Credit)
  • Management - Operations Research
  • Management - Financial Analysis and Accounting
  • Management - Legal Aspects of Pharma Business I

Third Year

Semester V

  • Pharmaceutics - Unit Operations  II
  • Life Sciences - Pathophysiology II
  • Pharmaceutics - Pharmaceutical Technology  I
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis - Pharmaceutical Analytical Approaches  III
  • Pharmacognosy - Herbal Drug Technology & Standardization Of Herbal Drugs
  • Pharmacology - Pharmacology  I
  • Management - Sales Management
  • Management - Operations Management

Semester VI

  • Pharmaceutics - Pharmacology  II
  • Pharm Chem - Medicinal Chemistry I
  • Life Sciences - Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Management - Marketing Research & Methodology including Adv. Statistical tools
  • Management - Cost & Management Accounting
  • Management - Information Systems for Managers and ERP
  • Management - Forecasting Skills (Half Credit)
  • Management - Pharma Industry Supply Chain & Logistics Management
  • Management - Organizational Behaviour
  • Management - Project Management
  • Management - Seminar Paper
  • Management Elective - Spanish
  • Management Elective - Chinese

Fourth Year

Semester VII

  • Pharmacology - Pharmacology II
  • Pharm.Chem - Medicinal Chemistry II
  • Hospital Pharmacy - Hospital Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutics - Pharmaceutical Technology III
  • Life Sciences - Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Pharma Elective - Pharmaceutical Packaging
  • Pharma Elective - Pharmaceutical Marketing
  • Pharma Elective - Pharmaco Epidemiology
  • Pharma Elective - Pharmacovigilance
  • Pharma Elective - Patient Counseling
  • Pharma Elective - Tablet Tooling
  • Management - Human Resource Management
  • Management - Financial Management
  • Management - Marketing Management
  • Management - Research Paper

Semester VIII

  • Pharmaceutics - Novel Drug Delivery System
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Medicinal Chemistry  III
  • Pharmacology - Pharmacology III
  • Pharmaceutics - Drug Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Pharmacy and Drug Interaction
  • Pharmaceutics - Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharma. Elective - Pharmaceutical Polymer science
  • Pharma. Elective - Goods Manufacturing Practices, Quality Assurance
  • Pharma. Elective - Modern Approaches in Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Pharma. Elective - Pharmacy Chain Management
  • Pharma. Elective - Intellectual Property Rights
  • Pharma. Elective - Stem Cell Technology
  • Management - Quality Management Systems and Practices
  • Management - Training & Development
  • Management - Product management


Semester IX

  • Management - Marketing of Pharmaceutical Products & Industry Trends
  • Management - Elective Major x 3, Elective Minor x 2, Pharma Electives x 2, MIP from June to September ( 17 weeks)
  • Management Elective (Marketing) - International Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Pricing Strategy with DPCO, Customer Relationship Management
  • Management Elective (Operations & IT) - Services Operations Management,  Datawarehousing and Management, Operations Strategy (Planning & Control), Information Technology in Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Management Elective (Operations & IT) - Services Operations Management,  Datawarehousing and Management, Operations Strategy (Planning & Control), Information Technology in Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Management Elective (Finance) - Financial Institutions, Markets and Products, Tax Planning ( Corporate & Personal), Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management.
  • Management Elective (Human Resources) - Employment Law, Human Resource Planning, 929 PMM - Performance Management System, Strategic HRM, Compensation & Benefits, Management Elective (Pharma Tech.) - Medical Devices, Business Process Management

Semester X

  • Management - Entrepreneurship Management
  • Management - Distribution Management
  • Management - Legal Aspects of Pharma Business II
  • Management - Organisation Structures
  • Management - Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Management - Strategic Management
  • Management - Innovations Management & New Product Development
  • Management - Elective Major x 3
  • Management - Elective Minor x 2 ,Pharma Tech electives x 2 ,(Elective – Major & Minor)
  • Management Elective (Marketing) - Brand Management, Strategies for OTC Products, Marketing of API and Marketing of Medical Devices, Consumer Behaviour
  • Management Elective (Operations & IT)  - International Project Management, Knowledge Management, Decision Making
  • Management Elective (Finance)  - Strategic Cost Management, International Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Management Elective (Human Resources) - Leadership, Employee Relations, International HRM, Groups and Organizational Dynamics, Organization Development and Change Management
  • Management Elective (Pharma Tech.)  - Health Insurance/ Health Financing System, Management of (Pharma) Technology Acquisition & Transfer, Hospital Management
  • 2.3 Management - Financial Analysis and Accounting
  • Management - Project Management

Program Outcomes (POs)

  • Student has in depth knowledge of human body, diseases, drug molecules (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) along with excipients, natural drug resources, chemistry involved in API including synthesis of commonly used drugs, effect of drug on human body, toxicity and impurity profile, ADME studies of drugs (behavior of drug in human body), dosage form studies including novel approaches, designing and development of formulation and pilot plant scale-up studies, stability studies, analysis.
  • The student is also trained in drug distribution system, patient counseling, industrial laws and regulatory agencies conduct in pharma education and pharma industries at national and international level.
  • Student gains expertise in storage and distribution of drugs with all precautions and in-depth knowledge of dose, adverse effect and other health related issues to deal with indoor and outdoor patients admitted in hospitals and also in public drug distribution system.
  • Student is also trained in ethical behavior with physician, nurses and other paramedical staff for protecting patient’s health.
  • During the course, students’ interact as a student member with various national and international professional bodies viz. IPA, IPGA, APTI, FIP etc. and then as a graduate they are full-fledged members and have freedom to opine on any issue related to health care system. These bodies also organize conferences, workshops, webinars, online courses and evaluation as a part of life-long learning in the profession of pharmacy which is being utilized by all pharmacy graduates.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • Graduates should gain technical expertise along with the ability to demonstrate core competence for analyzing and problem solving in multiple pharmaceutical aspects.
  • Graduates should demonstrate multidisciplinary approach and adapt to the rapidly changing pharma profession and emerging areas of science and technology.
  • Graduates should demonstrate self motivation and self reliance to serve industry, academia and research, locally and globally.
  • Graduates should demonstrate techno managerial skills, teamwork, leadership and initiative to achieve professional and organizational goals and should succeed.
  • Graduates, during the four years of the course, should demonstrate awareness to pursue lifelong learning in pharmacy and related professional education to enhance technical non technical and skills within and across disciplines to contribute to the growth and development of self and society.

Course Outcomes (COs)

  • The student has knowledge of mathematical calculations involved in pharmacy, plant and animal kingdom, basics of genetics and chemistry of organic and inorganic compounds.
  • The student will be acquainted with knowledge of pre-formulation studies, physicochemical aspects required for designing a dosage form, stability testing of pharmaceutical products, formulation and evaluation of tablets and capsules, coating of tablets, techniques of microencapsulation, packaging of pharmaceutical products, parenteral dosage forms, aseptic techniques, ophthalmic preparations and surgical products, blood and glandular products, stability testing of pharmaceuticals.
  • The student is equipped with detailed information about chemical structure and biological activity of drug molecules and their mechanism of action, biochemical mechanism and chemistry of steroids, chemotherapeutics agents and their synthesis, molecular mechanism and Structure Activity Relationship of cardiovascular, cholinergic & adrenergic drugs along with their discovery, drugs acting on central nervous system, relation between chemical structure and biological activity of drug molecules and their mechanism of action as well as synthetic of few drugs.
  • The Student will be well versed with organization and structure of hospital pharmacy, purchase and inventory control and drug distribution system in the hospitals, supply and management of sterilization materials and equipment, sources of drug information and reporting of drug interaction and adverse drug reactions, the preliminary knowledge of radio-pharmaceuticals.
  • The Student develops deep understanding of various drugs used for treating diseases and their mechanism of action, basic concepts of the importance of chemotherapy, Adverse Drug Reactions, toxicology.
  • Student has knowledge of different crude drugs obtained from plants, animals, phytoconstituents, their chemistry, isolation and estimations techniques, guidelines pertaining formulation of herbal drugs and standardization of herbal drugs.
  • Student understand mechanisms of cell signaling, gene expression, recombinant DNA technology biotech skills, basics of plant and animal tissue culture.
  • Student gains knowledge of good manufacturing practices, sterile area and validation aspects.
  • Student understands drug legislations in India, drug pricing system, Drug and Cosmetics act.


Pharma Tech Management


  • Integrated program specially designed for 10 + 2 students to develop managerial skills in the Pharmacy stream.
  • This is a unique 5 year integrated program spread over 10 semesters, leading to a postgraduate degree in MBA (Pharm. Tech).
  • Awarded two degrees of B. Pharm. and MBA (Pharma Tech) after successful completion of 5 years.
  • Base on the industry requirements, students are well trained to become real Techno Managers to handle MANAGERIAL ROLES in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare business

Dynamic Curriculum

Academicians, Professional from Pharmaceutical Industries & Research organizations of repute have framed the syllabus of this course looking into the current industrial needs. The course involves a balanced integration of Pharmacy & Management education.


At the end of this course, students are suitable for not just Sales & Marketing departments but also for various other streams such as R&D Management, Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Research, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Project Management, Program Management, Finance, HR, IPR and various other aspects of Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Industry.

Average Salary

B.Pharm + MBA Average package-6.5 Lakhs p.a

Highest Package-17.5 Lakhs p.a for the year 2014-15


Profiles to MBA (Pharma Tech) Students for the year 2014-15

Students of the Year 2013-2014

Final Placements Recruiters

Aramuc India

Anshul Lifesciences


Abbott Healthcare


B Braun

Astron Research



Carestream Health  India

C Marc

Bristol Myer Squibb


Collateral Medicals



Ernst & Young

Encube Ethicals




Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.


Evalue Serve

Kantar Health

IPCA Laboratories

Indian Army


Merck Sharp & Dohme


Lupin Ltd


Optimus Pharma



Micro Lab Limited


Piramal Healthcare

Panacea Biotech

Passi Publications


Sandoz / Novartis






Sapiens Biosciences


Watson Actavis

Torrent Research

TNS Kantar Health

Our Eminent Recruiters for Summer Placements

Summer Placements Recruiters

Associate Capsules Worldwide

Angel Broking

Alembic Pharmaceuticals

A. Menarini India, Private Limited

Carestream Health India

Cadila Pharma

Aurobindo Pharma


Curatio Healthcare

Collateral Medicals



Fresenius Kabi Oncology Ltd.

Elder Healthcare Ltd.

Elder Pharmaceuticals Limited

Doshi Consultants


German Remedies: A division of Zydus Cadila

Genom Biotech

Future Retail Ltd.

Janssen India (Johnson & Johnson Ltd.)


IPCA Laboratories

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.


Merck Sharp & Dohme

Lupin Ltd

Kantar Health

Sanofi India Ltd.


Orchid Pharmaceuticals

Nanologica AB

Sun Pharma

Sorento Healthcare Communications

Sharma Surgicals

Sciformix Technologies PL


USV Limited

Torrent Research

TNS Kantar Health

Highlights of Program

  • Tailor made course suitable for Pharma industries & research centers.
  • Entry into managerial course at 10 + 2 level.
  • Case Studies at all technical and managerial level from top industry executives.
  • Frequent interaction with industry and research team.
  • Experienced and vibrant full-time faculty.
  • Exposure to research environment
  • Opportunity to grow in corporate environment in five years.
  • Electives in technical areas of specialization, along with opportunity to develop top managerial skills.
  • Industrial training (technical + management) at various Pharma and Healthcare related organizations.
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