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M.PHARM. (PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY) + MBA (PHARMA TECH & HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT)

This is a 3 year integrated program spread over 6 semesters, leading to Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm. – Industrial Pharmacy) and Masters in Business Administration MBA (Pharma Tech & Healthcare Management). The candidate will acquire postgraduate dual degrees, one in technical field (research) and second in managerial skills in Pharma sector. This also saves one academic year. This program is conducted by well-experienced senior faculty in addition to visiting professors/ industry experts.

The syllabus of M. Pharm. (Full Time) and management portion of MBA (Pharma Tech) have been blended 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 research & management education.

In the first year of this program, students learn 9 technical subjects (7 full credit +2 half credit) and 12 management subjects. The technical subjects cover the areas of Drug Regulatory Affairs & Quality Systems, Advances in Analytical Techniques, Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutical Product Development, Advances in Drug Delivery, Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, Advances in Medical Devices, Quality By Design in Pharmaceuticals (Half Credit), Pharmacoeconmics (Half Credit). The management subjects cover the areas of Business Communication, Management of Technology & Innovation, Business Economics, Principles and Practice of Management, Marketing Management, Operations Research, Organizational Behaviour, Pharmaceutical Marketing, Statistical Methods, Project Management and Cost Accounting.

In the first semester of second year, students take up a major project on technical subject. Second semester of second year covers minor project on technical subject which is followed by management internship program (for 17 weeks). Fifth semester covers Compulsory Management subjects along with electives from the area of Marketing Management, Operation Management, Finance, HR and Pharm. Technology. Sixth semester covers seven compulsory subjects along with electives as mentioned in the curriculum.

Merits

  • Tailor made course suitable for pharmaceutical industries and research organizations
  • Case studies from top industry executives.
  • Experienced and vibrant faculty with expertise in pharmacy education and research areas.
  • Frequent interaction with industry and research team.
  • Opportunity to grow with industrial training.
  • Need based research in industry related areas.
  • Added placement value due to dual degrees.

Duration

The course shall be a three years dual degree program

Intake

15 Seats*
*Inclusive of M.Pharm-Pharmaceutical Technology program

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/ submit the dissertation as the case may be. 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

  • 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 Pharmaceutical Technology Management

  • Mr. Shailendra Bobhate, Director, Supply Chain & Generic Business, Abbot Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai,
  • Mr. Sateesh 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

  • Design and development of medical devices
  • Recent advances in nanotechnology
  • Latest trends in drug delivery system like 3 D printing, microchip based drug delivery
  • Product development by quality based design
  • Knowledge and application of Pharmacoeconomics

Program Objectives

  • Specially designed course suitable for job placement in pharmaceutical industries & research organizations
  • Top level senior faculty with expertise in Pharmacy education and research areas
  • Weekly interaction with industry and research organization with top bosses / executives
  • Opportunity to develop with current research trend in Pharma industries
  • Need based research in industry related areas
  • Case studies at all levels from top industry executives
  • Industry oriented research model with opportunity to have electives of special interest
  • MBA increases chances of multitasking in restricted job/ task scenario in a company as they do not want employees who can work only in silo’s.

Pedagogy

The course is predominantly based on presentations and interactions with a strong focus on the research components of pharmacy. This pedagogy enables students to take decisions based on their strong academic, practical and industrial background in the pharma sector. The course is reviewed regularly in consultation with our Board of Studies, which comprises people from pharma industry, research, FDA and pharma institutes from all over India. Thus the course is tailor made to fulfill the requirements of pharma scientists of the growing pharma industries worldwide.

Curriculum

First Year

Semester I

• Drug Regulatory Affairs & Quality Systems
• Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques
• Pharmaceutical Product Development
• Advances in Drug Delivery
• Pharmaceutical Technology Practical - I
• Seminar / Assignment
• Business Economics
• Pharma Macro Environment
• Marketing Management
• Statistics for Management with MS Excel

Semester II

• Advanced Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
• Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
• Advances in Medical Devices
• Quality By Design in Pharmaceuticals
• Pharmacoeconomics
• Pharmaceutical Technology Practical - II
• Seminar / Assignment
• Human Resource Management
• Pharma Selling Process, PSS & KAM
• Project Management
• Marketing Research Methodology including Advanced Statistical Tools

Second Year

Semester III

• Research Methodology & Biostatistics
• Journal Club
• Discussion / Presentation (Proposal Presentation)
• Research Work
• Sales Management
• Operations Research
• Operations Management

Semester IV

• Journal Club
• Discussion / Final Presentation
• Research Work and Colloquium
• Financial Management I
• Brand and Product Management
• Pharma Supply Chain End to End
• Research Project I

Third Year

Semester V

• Management Internship Programme
• Quantitative Techniques for Forecasting and Decision Making
• Advance Course in Marketing Strategy
• Brand Plan for Pharma Products
• Financial Management II
• Research Project II

Electives - Any Five

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

Semester VI

• Business Analytics
• Laws Relevant to Pharmaceutical Industry
• Ethics in Pharma Sales & Marketing
• Business Strategy Management
• Organizational Behavior
• Quality Management Systems and Practices
• Pharma Factory Management
• Entrepreneurship Management: Theory & Practices

Electives - Any Five

• Marketing of OTC / Nutraceuticals
• Marketing of Cosmeceuticals
• Consumer Behaviour
• Operational Excellence in Pharmaceutical Industry
• Services Operations Management
• Knowledge Management
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Health Insurance & Financing
• Pharma Tech Transfer
• Hospital Management

ANNOUNCEMENT

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