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b.pharm + M. pharm

This is a 4 + 2 years integrated program, leading to a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy. The program is tailor made to train the students to play an important role in community pharmacy and assist the pharma industry at various levels. The course is predominantly based on practice and interaction with a strong focus on the healthcare system. This will enable students to practice pharmacy profession in a strong, skillful and determined manner. 

Merits

  • Experienced and vibrant full-time faculty.
  • Electives in tune with specializations at under graduate level.
  • Case Studies at all technical and managerial level from top industry executives.
  • Industrial training for one trimester.
  • Regular interaction with community pharmacy and industrial pharmacy experts.
  • Opportunity to use and witness post graduate and research infrastructure at under graduate level.
  • Guidance and counseling from senior students at post graduate and doctorate level.
  • Case studies based on community and industrial pharmacy.
  • Placement focus in Pharma industries, Hospitals, Patent cells, IPR sections, Clinical Research Organizations, Retail Pharmacy and other opportunities.

Duration

The course for B. Pharm shall extend over four years consisting of two semesters each year, along with inbuilt industrial/ community pharmacy/ hospital training.

Attendance

A student is expected to attend all classes. However, a student must put in 80% of total attendance for each subject, in the absence of which he/she will not be eligible to write the exam for that subject. A student is required to monitor his/ her own attendance and no separate notice will be displayed.

In case of genuine medical/ professional/ other reasons resulting in shortage of attendance, the student is encouraged to attend classes the following year as per the rules of re-registration and re-examination of the University. Absence beyond 20% will not be condoned for any reason whatsoever.

Board of Studies

Board of Studies for Pharmaceutics and Quality Assurance

  • Prof. Vandana B. Patravale, Professor of Pharmaceutics, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
  • Dr. K. Vishvanath, Sr. Pharma Consultant, Thane
  • Dr. N. Udupa, Director (Research), Manipal Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, Manipal, Karnataka

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

  • Dr. Sunil Kapoor, General Manager and Plant Head, Rexcil Pharma (Associate Company of Ranbaxy), Himachal Pradesh, Baddi
  • Dr. Rajani Giridhar, Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
  • Dr. Shivprasad N., Senior General Manager, BRIT (Retired) Dept. of Atomic Energy and President, Treeland Biotech, Trivandrum

Board Of Studies For Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacy

  • Dr. Girish Gudi, Vice President, Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Mumbai Area, India
  • Dr. Kulbhushan Tikoo, Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology, NIPER, Mohali
  • Dr. Nirmala Rege, Professor and Head, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 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 three months in B. Pharm and six months in M. Pharm.
  • 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

  • Latest curriculum being continuously monitored for value addition.
  • Electives in tune with specializations at under graduate level.
  • Industrial training for one trimester.
  • Opportunity to use and witness post graduate and research infrastructure at under graduate level.
  • Placement focus on Pharma industries, hospitals, retail drug chains and other opportunities.

Pedagogy

The course is predominantly based on practice and interactions with a strong focus on the healthcare system. This will enable the students to practice pharmacy profession in a strong, skillful and determined manner.

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

Curriculum

First Year

Semester I

  • Mathematics - 445 MAT - Remedial Mathematics
  • Life Sciences - 444 LSC - Remedial Biology
  • Pharmaceutics - 512 PCE - General Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry - 510 PCH - Basics in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Computer Science - 852 CSC - Computer Science
  • Special Subject - 1061 MT - Professional Management
  • Pharmaceutics - 1053 MC - Managerial Communication

Semester II

  • Mathematics - 515 MAT - Applied Mathematics and Pharmaceutical Statistics
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry - 516 PCH - Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I
  • Pharmaceutics - 513 PCE - Physical Pharmacy I
  • Pharmacology - 451 PCO - Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Pharmaceutical Management - 853 SPL - Disaster Management (Half credit)
  • Life Sciences - 448 LSC - Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical Management - 854 SPL - Principles of Economics (Half Credit)

Second Year

Semester III

  • Pharmaceutics - 514 PCE - Physical Pharmacy II
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis - 533 PHA - Pharmaceutical Analytical Approaches  I
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry - 520 PCH - Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry  II
  • Pharmacology - 455 PCO - Human Anatomy & Physiology  II
  • Pharmacognosy - 462 PCG - Pharmacognosy  I

Semester IV

  • Pharmaceutics - 517 PCE - Unit Operations I
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis - 535 PHA - Pharmaceutical Analytical Approaches II
  • Life Sciences - 467 LSC - Pathophysiology I
  • Life Sciences - 518 LSC - Biochemistry
  • Pharmacognosy - 469 PCG - Pharmacogonosy II
  • Hospital Pharmacy - 1062 SPL - Community Pharmacy
  • Quality Assurance - 855 QUA - Pharmacopoeial Testing (Half Credit)

Third Year

Semester V

  • Pharmaceutics - 519 PCE - Unit Operations  II
  • Life Sciences - 810 LSC - Pathophysiology II
  • Pharmaceutics - 423 PCE - Pharmaceutical Technology  I
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis - 536 PHA - Pharmaceutical Analytical Approaches  III
  • Pharmacognosy - 434 PCG - Herbal Drug Technology & Standardization Of Herbal Drugs
  • Pharmacology - 458 PCO - Pharmacology  I

Semester VI

Industry Training For B.Pharm. = 10 Weeks

Subjects = 8 Weeks

  • Industry Training
  • Pharmaceutics - 435 PCE - Pharmaceutical Technology  II
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry - 522 PCH - Medicinal Chemistry  I
  • Life Sciences - 424 LSC - Cell and Molecular Biology

Fourth Year

Semester IV

  • Pharmacology - 461 PCO - Pharmacology  II
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry - 429 PCH - Medicinal Chemistry  II
  • Hospital Pharmacy - 426 HOP - Hospital Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutics - 441 PCE - Pharmaceutical Technology  III
  • Life Sciences - 472 LSC - Pharmaceutical  Biotechnology
  • Pharma. Elective - 431 SPL - Pharmaceutical Packaging
  • Pharma. Elective - 439 SPL - Pharmaceutical Marketing
  • Pharma. Elective - 1063 SPL - Pharmaco Epidemiology
  • Pharma. Elective - 1064 SPL - Pharmacovigilance
  • Pharma. Elective - 1065 SPL - Patient Counseling
  • Pharma. Elective - 1066 SPL - Tablet Tooling

Semester VIII

  • Pharmaceutics - 433 PCE - Novel Drug Delivery System
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry - 440 PCH - Medicinal Chemistry  III
  • Pharmacology - 473 PCO - Pharmacology III
  • Pharmaceutics - 443 PCE - Drug Regulatory Affairs
  • Clinical Pharmacy - 437 SPL - Clinical Pharmacy & Drug Interaction
  • Pharmaceutics - 427 PCE - Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharma. Elective - 1071 SPL - Pharmaceutical Polymer science
  • Pharma. Elective - 430 SPL - Goods Manufacturing Practices, Quality Assurance
  • Pharma. Elective - 1067 SPL - Modern Approaches in Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Pharma. Elective - 1068 SPL - Pharmacy Chain Management
  • Pharma. Elective - 1069 SPL - Intellectual Property Rights
  • Pharma. Elective - 1070 SPL - Stem Cell Technology

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.

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.

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.

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