With the introduction of Recombinant Insulin in 1982 began the era of biotechnological products. The biologics conquer the Pharma market globally with a steep rise of  9.22% per annum for next five years in their demand and production. Pharmacy Graduates, with their background in subjects like Microbiology, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, and Pharmacology are aptly suited for making a fruitful career in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. The Biotechnology industry is looking up and bound to grow by leaps and bounds with proactive government policies both at Central and State levels. To meet this challenging assignment, quality manpower is the prerequisite.

Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, MCOPS is an 18-year-old reputed department with over 150+ Alumni spread across the world offers a two-year postgraduate program (MPharm) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.  The faculty comprises a good blend of experienced and young teachers. The department has well-equipped laboratory facilities in animal cell cultures, molecular biology, and bioprocess technology.


  • The start-of-the-art infrastructure
  • PhD qualified faculty members to train students
  • 100% placement

Career Prospects

  • Scientist/Executive/Research Associate in various R&D labs involved in the development of biologicals and semisynthetic chemistry
  • Upstream and downstream process, Research scientist, Pharmacovigilance, Formulation development scientist 
  • Quality control and quality assurance/drug safety specialist, Patent specialist/executive in regulatory affairs
  • Scientific or medical writing, 
  • Higher studies; Doctoral degree and Academia.

Current Areas of Research 

  • Peptide/Nucleotide therapeutics.
  • Development of biological drug delivery systems
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Bioprocess engineering and technology
  • Drug discovery


  • Screening of drug candidates for their antimicrobial, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, nephroprotective, antiobesity, anticancer, antiviral and antidiabetic activities using in vitro cell culture-based techniques.
  • Sterility tests, antimicrobial assays, microbial limit tests of drug formulations.
  • PCR & RT-PCR, gene and protein expression studies.
  • The department also imparts training for students and academicians from MAHE and Non-MAHE institutions in the latest microbial screening and molecular biology techniques used in biochemistry and biotechnology specializations.

Note: The department undertakes various research works/projects in the above research areas from industries, academic institutions, and individuals.


  • CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow
  • IIT, Guwahati
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
  • RGCB, Trivandrum





The Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology offers postgraduate program, MPharm Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. The curriculum of MPharm Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is designed for a period of two years, providing theoretical and practical exposure to the core and fundamental subjects during the first year and research (project) work during the second year.

MPharm Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

MPharm Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Program Outcomes (POs)

MPharm Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Course Outcomes (COs)

Key features

As envisaged in the introduction above, the department of Pharmaceutical biotechnology strives hard to train the students in niche areas of the Biopharmaceutical industry and make them competent to take up jobs in biotech companies in drug discovery, production of the biopharmaceuticals and microbial quality control labs.


Labs & Facilities

Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology has best-in-class facilities for students of all constituent institutes

The labs are equipped with facilities to carry out research work involving cell culture, nucleic acid technologies, protein separation and purification etc.

Research & Publications

While India is the leading player in pharmaceuticals especially generic based products, over the last decade the focus has shifted towards biotechnology-based products, especially biosimilars. The Biotech sector has grown up to three times in the last five years. Currently, this sector is growing at an average rate of about 20 percent. India's biotech industry consists of biopharmaceuticals, bioservices, bioagriculture, bioindustry, and bioinformatics. For over a decade, since its inception in 2005, The Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (DPBT) has been involved in multidisciplinary research. DPBT carries out research projects and trains students in the field of biotechnology to meet the challenges in the areas of microbial technology, fermentation technology, molecular biotechnology, cancer biology, immunology, bioinformatics, drug discovery and development. During the journey of ten years of the research quest, DPBT published 102 research papers in national and international journals and presented 136 papers in national as well as international conferences held in countries like USA, UK, Germany, Belgium, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Nepal, Srilanka, and the Netherlands. The department received nine research projects. Research team of DPBT has received seven best paper awards from conference presentations. Our team has also received 13 travel grants from different funding agencies for conference presentations in India and abroad. The department is successful in receiving funding from various agencies such as DBT, DST, ICMR and schemes such as VGST-SPiCE, DST-WOS-A, AICTE-RPS, AICTE-NCP, AICTE-MODROBS, and DST-FIST.