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M PHARM (Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance) +
MBA (Pharma TECH & HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT)

This is a 3 year integrated program spread over 9 trimesters, leading to Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm.- Quality Assurance) and Masters in Business Administration MBA (Pharma Tech & Healthcare Management). The candidate will get a postgraduate degree in management with the expertise and technical knowledge of research in pharmacy. This also saves one academic year. This program is conducted by well-experienced senior faculty in addition to visiting professors/ industry experts.

In the first year of this program, students learn 8 technical subjects and 12 Management subjects. The technical subjects cover the areas of Drug Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurances, Approaches to Analytical Method Development, Quality Management, Modern Approaches in Pharmaceutical Analysis, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Quality Assurance, Product Development and Validation ,Product Development and Validation and Drug Evaluation Techniques. 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, Mgmt of Mergers & Acquisition, Statistical Methods, Project Management and Cost Accounting. In the first two trimesters of second year students take up a project on technical subject. Third trimester of second year covers 8 subjects. First two trimesters of third year comprises of 10 subject and electives as mentioned in the curriculum. Third trimester of third year the students take up a project on management subject.

In the first year of this program, students learn 8 technical subjects and 12 management subjects. The technical subjects cover the areas of Drug Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurances, Advances in Pharmaceutical Technology, Dosage Form Technology, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Industrial Pharmacy and Packaging. 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.

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 research & management education.

Merits

  • Industry oriented course: More employability being Techno-managers
  • Course meets the model curriculum: need based, conceptual, proactive and research based.
  • Industry exposure.
  • 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 Quality Assurance 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 Pharmaceutical 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 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

The Pharmaceutics department is actively engaged in following research activities:

  • Analytical method development for formulations and validation.
  • Impurity profiling.
  • Taste masking of bitter drugs.
  • Formulation and development of oral disintegrating, immediate release and sustained release tablets.
  • Application of Kaizen Technology for yield improvement.

Program Objectives

  • 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.
  • Feedback from Pharma companies clearly indicate that they appreciate such integrated courses, as they want manager’s not workers in R&D management/ IPR management / Marketing management, to suit the global requirements/ job works they plan to get.

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

• Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques
• Quality Management Systems
• Quality Control and Quality Assurance
• Product Development and Technology Transfer
• Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance Practical - I
• Seminar / Assignment
• Business Economics
• Pharma Macro Environment
• Marketing Management
• Statistics for Management with MS Excel

Semester II

• Hazards and Safety Management
• Pharmaceutical Validation
• Audits and Regulatory Compliance
• Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology
• Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance 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

ThirdYear

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

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