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This is a 3 year integrated program spread over 6 semesters, leading to Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm. – Pharmacology) 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 10 technical subjects and 12 management subjects. The technical subjects cover the areas of Advanced Pharmacology I & II, Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques, Pharmacological & Toxicological Screening Methods I & II, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, Pharmacological Practical I & II, Principles of Drug Discovery, Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance. 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.


  • Tailor made course suitable for pharmaceutical industries, hospitals and clinical research organizations
  • Case studies from top industry, hospital executives and R & D centres.
  • Experienced and vibrant faculty with expertise in pharmacy education and research areas.
  • Frequent interaction with industry and preclinical and clinical research team.
  • Opportunity to grow with training in industries & hospitals.
  • Need based research in industry related areas.
  • Added placement value due to dual degrees.
  • Pharmacovigilance & ADR monitoring.


The course shall be a three years dual degree program


15 Seats* 
*Inclusive of M.Pharm-Pharmacology program


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.


Value Proposition

  • Preclinical and clinical evaluation of medical devices
  • Recent advances in cell culture & biotechnology
  • Latest trends in in-vitro, in-vivo screening methods and bioassays, toxicity studies
  • Software based pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic studies
  • Knowledge and application of Pharmacoeconomics

Program Objectives

  • Specially designed course suitable for job placement in pharmaceutical industries & preclinical and clinical research organizations, medical devises.
  • 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, health care, hospitals and R & D sectors
  • Need based research in industry related areas
  • Case studies at all levels from top industry and hospital 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.


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 fulfil the requirements of pharma scientists of the growing pharma industries worldwide.


First Year

Semester I

  • Advanced Pharmacology I
  • Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques
  • Pharmacological & Toxicological Screening Methods I
  • Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
  • Pharmacological Practical I
  • Seminar / Assignment
  • Business Economics
  • Pharma Macro Environment
  • Marketing Management
  • Statistics for Management with MS Excel

Semester II

  • Advanced Pharmacology II
  • Pharmacological & Toxicological Screening Methods II
  • Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
  • Pharmacological Practical II
  • Principles of Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance
  • 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
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