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B.Pharm + MBA (Pharm. Tech.)

B.Pharm + MBA (Pharm. Tech.) program is a dual degree program in which the students receive both B.Pharm degree and MBA degree in Pharmaceutical 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.

Merits

  • 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.

Intake

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.

Pedagogy

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.

Curriculum

First Year

Semester I

• Human Anatomy and Physiology I – Theory
• Pharmaceutical Analysis – Theory
• Pharmaceutics I – Theory
• Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry – Theory
• Communication skills – Theory
• Remedial Biology - Theory
• Remedial Mathematics – Theory
• Human Anatomy and Physiology I - Practical
• Pharmaceutical Analysis – Practical
• Pharmaceutics I – Practical
• Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry – Practical
• Communication skills – Practical
• Remedial Biology – Practical
• Foreign Language (Spanish / Mandarin) or Regional Language (Gujarati / Marathi / Kannada / Telagu)
• Constitution of India

Semester II

• Human Anatomy and Physiology II – Theory
• Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I – Theory
• Biochemistry - Theory
• Pathophysiology – Theory
• Computer Applications in Pharmacy – Theory
• Environmental sciences – Theory
• Human Anatomy and Physiology II – Practical
• Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I – Practical
• Biochemistry – Practical
• Computer Applications in Pharmacy – Practical
• Pharma Macro Environment

Second Year

Semester III

• Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II – Theory
• Physical Pharmaceutics I – Theory
• Pharmaceutical Microbiology – Theory
• Pharmaceutical Engineering – Theory
• Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II – Practical
• Physical Pharmaceutics I – Practical
• Pharmaceutical Microbiology – Practical
• Pharmaceutical Engineering – Practical
• Statistical Methods of Management
• Marketing Management

Semester IV

• Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry III – Theory
• Medicinal Chemistry I – Theory
• Physical Pharmaceutics II – Theory
• Pharmacology I – Theory
• Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry I – Theory
• Medicinal Chemistry I – Practical
• Physical Pharmaceutics II – Practical
• Pharmacology I – Practical
• Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry I – Practical
• Operations Research
• Principles of Economics
• Pharma Selling Process, PSS & KAM

Third Year

Semester V

• Medicinal Chemistry II – Theory
• Industrial Pharmacy I – Theory
• Pharmacology II – Theory
• Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry II – Theory
• Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence – Theory
• Industrial Pharmacy I – Practical
• Pharmacology II – Practical
• Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry II – Practical
• Financial Management I
• Project Management
• Organizational Behavior

Semester VI

• Medicinal Chemistry III – Theory
• Pharmacology III – Theory
• Herbal Drug Technology – Theory
• Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics – Theory
• Pharmaceutical Biotechnology – Theory
• Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance - Theory
• Medicinal Chemistry III – Practical
• Pharmacology III – Practical
• Herbal Drug Technology – Practical
• Marketing Research Methodology including Advanced Statistical Tools
• Operations Management
• Entrepreneurship Management

Fourth Year

Semester VII

• Instrumental Methods of Analysis – Theory
• Industrial Pharmacy II – Theory
• Pharmacy Practice – Theory
• Novel Drug Delivery Systems – Theory
• Instrumental Methods of Analysis – Practical
• Practice School
• Financial Management II
• Human Resource Management
• Brand and Product Management
• Customer Connect • Research Project I

Semester VIII

• Biostatistics and Research Methodology - Theory
• Social and Preventive Pharmacy - Theory
• Elective 1
• Elective 2
• Project Work

Electives

• Pharmaceutical Marketing Management - Theory
• Pharmaceutical Regulatory Science – Theory
• Pharmacovigilance – Theory
• Quality Control and Standardization of Herbals – Theory
• Computer Aided Drug Design – Theory
• Cell and Molecular Biology – Theory
• Cosmetic Science – Theory
• Pharmacological Screening Methods – Theory
• Advanced Instrumentation Techniques – Theory
• Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals - Theory
• Pharmaceutical Product Development – Theory
• Quality Management Systems and Practices
• Pharma Supply Chain End to End
• Sales Management
• Brand Plan for Pharma Products
 • Research Project II

FifthYear

Semester IX

• Management Internship Programme
• Quantitative Techniques for Forecasting & Decision Making
• Advance Course in Marketing Strategy
• Elective - 1
• Elective - 2
• Elective - 3
• Elective - 4
• Elective - 5

Electives - Any Five

• International Marketing
• Marketing of Biosimilars & Specialty Products
• Digital Strategy in Pharma Industry
• Customer Relationship Management
• Marketing of Services
• Operations Strategy
• Marketing of Medical Devices
• Corporate Social Responsibility

Semester X

• Business Analytics
• Laws Relevant to Pharmaceutical Industry
• Ethics in Pharma Sales & Marketing
• Business Strategy Management
• Elective - 1
• Elective - 2
• Elective - 3
• Elective - 4
• Elective – 5

Electives - Any Five

• Marketing of OTC / Nutraceuticals
• Marketing of Cosmeceuticals
• Consumer Behaviour
• Pharma & Biomedical Project Management
• Knowledge Management
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Health Insurance & Financing
• Pharma Tech Transfer
• Hospital 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.

Specializations

Pharma Tech Management

Scope

  • 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.

Opportunities

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.

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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