Dr Pradeep M Muragundi

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy Management


    Dr Pradeep M Muragundi is Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Management at MCOPS.

    His academic as well as administrative roles and responsibilities include

    • Subject Coordinator for Principles and Practice of Pharmaceutical Marketing (PMA-MPD102T) of MPharm Smester I, Pharmaceutical Administration and Pharmaceutical Marketing specializations
    • Subject Coordinator for Entrepreneurship Management (PMA-MPD204T) for MPharm Semester II, Industrial Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Administration specializations 
    • Subject Coordinator for Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence (2.4) of Second Year DPharm
    • Teacher Coordinator for Fourth Year BPharm
    • Member Compliance Council (ISO Audit)
    • Member Council of Student Affairs (PharmaQuora Incahrge)
    • Member of Publicity and Web Coordination Council
    • Member of Academic Council
    • Guiding MPharm Dissertations
    • Guiding Final Year B Pharm students for projects


Subject Semester / Year
Principles and Practice of Pharmaceutical Marketing MParm Semester I
Economic Evaluation MSc (Health Economics) Semester I
Seminar MPharm Semester I
Entrepreneurship Management MPharm Semester II
Pharmaceutical Administration Practical II MPharm Semester II
Seminar MPharm Semester II
MJC302P MPharm Semester III
Research Work MPharm Semester IV
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence Fourth Year B Pharm
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence DPharm Part II


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2015
Certificate Course in Biostatistics and Epidemiology Research Application Department of Biostatistics, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2012
PGDBA (Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration) Business Administration KSOU, Mysore 2012
MPharm Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore 1999
B Pharm Pharmacy Karnatak University, Dharwad 1997


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Associate Professor Academics and Research August 2018 to till date
Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Assistant Professor - Selection Grade Academics and Reasearch January, 2016 to August 2018
Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Assitant Professor-Senior Scale Academics and Research January 2013 to January 2016
Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Senior Lecturer Academics and Research 2011 - 2013
Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Lecturer Academics and Research 2010 - 2011
National College of Pharmacy, Shimoga Lecturer Academics 2006 - 2010
Farooqia College of Pharmacy, Mysore Lecturer Academics 2005 - 2006

Student Research Poster Competition, Manipal Universiry, Manipal, 11-12 April, 2014

Best Research Poster Award

67th Indian Phgarmaceutical Congress, Mysuru, 19-21 December, 2015

Best Research Poster Award

Being top contributor to the peer review of the field of Health Professions

"Publons Sentinels of Science Award 2016" from publons.com UK

ISPOR Meeting Travel Grant

To attend ISPOR Asia Pacific, September 2018 conference in Tokyo, Japan


Area of Interest

Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Regulations for Pharmaceutical Promotion, Pricing

Area of Expertise

Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Pharmaceutical Marketing and Sales

Area of Research

Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

Professional Affiliations & Contributions


Executive Editor International Journal of Community Pharmacy

Reviewer (Adhoc)

  • Current Science
  • Value in Helath
  • ISPOR conference abstracts
  • BMC Public Health

UG and PG Examiner

  • Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal
  • Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore
  • Goa University, Goa
  • JSS University, Mysore

Professional Membership

  • Life Member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India
  • Life Member of Association of Community Pharmacists of India
  • Life Member of Kautilya’s Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
  • Annual Member of International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

Corporate Consultant

Pharmaceutical Branding, Sales Training, Marketing Research and Health Economics

Work Experience

Organisation Role Tenure
Novo Nordisk India Private Limited Marketing Executive From Jan 2001 to May 2005
Unichem Labs Ltd Medical Service Representative From Oct 1999 to Jan 2001

Health Related Quality of Life among Medical Representatives

2016-01-01 A Kotlo A Maram PM Muragundi M Janodia V Ligade

Journal of Young Pharmacists

Regulations and Guidelines for Pharmaceutical Drug Promotion

2015-20-06 PM Muragundi

The Pharma Review

Effect of angioplasty on quality of life in a tertiary care hospital of South India

2014-03-10 A Tumkur PM Muragundi RK Shetty G Vivek AN Nagappa

Nigerian Journal of Cardiology

Pharmacoeconomics–fourth dimension for drug evaluation in India

2014-25-04 PM Muragundi

Current Science

Health-related quality of life measurement

2012-17-03 PM Muragundi A Tumkur R Shetty A Naik

Journal of Young Pharmacists

Evaluation of scientific advertisements of pharmaceutical products as per UCPMP Guidelines

2017-18-10 Priti Patil Virendra S Ligade Pradeep M Muragundi

Journal of Young Pharmacists

Evaluation of price disparity among generic medicines in India

2018-01-12 Reena Shaikh Pradeep M Muragundi

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research

Study of gaps in the currently available therapy options for diabetes management in India and Identify newer opportunities for growth


2010, M Pharm Part II. To understand the existing gap in management for diabetes treatment among different classes of healthcare professionals and to identify newer opportunities for treatment for management of diabetes

Mapping of potential doctors in rural area


2010, M Pharm Part II. To identify potential customers in the Belgaum district for rural prescription mapping and to device marketing and sales strategies to cover these customers

Marketing plan for the launch of new brand of pemetrexed


2010, M Pharm Part II. To analyse the market situation and to design the appropriate marketing strategy for the launch of apemetrexed in anticancer market with further emphasis to find out the indications in which pemetrexed is used in clinical practice, completion in the market and market potential of anticancer segment analysis

Drug master file, drug registration guidelines and approval process in Europe


2011, M Pharm Part II. Description of drug approval process in Europe, description of drug master filing for bulk drugs, evolution of drug legislation in Europe and also summery of role of ICH in drug registration

Identification and profiling of key opinion leaders in Asia Pacific and Europe for Hepatitis C


2012, MPharm Part II. Identification of 100 KOLs for Hepatitis C from Asia Pacific-India, China, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and European Region- France, Italy, Germany and Spain to be used as spokesperson in congress/ conferences

Regulatory requirements for herbal products in South East Asian Countries- India, Thailand and Malaysia


2012, M Pharm Part II. Understand and document the regulatory requirements for registration of herbal products in Southeast Asian countries like India, Thailand and Malaysia

Evidence based advertisement - where is pharmacoeconomic and humanistic outcomes research evidence


2011, M Pharm Part II. Assessment of references pertaining to scientific advertisements with regard to pharmacoeconomic and humanistic evidence usage

    Peer Review Is a Thankless Task So what motivates the scientists who do it the most? We asked them


    SLATE (Available at https://slate.com/technology/2016/09/top-peer-reviewers-are-motivated-by-their-dedication-to-science.html) It turns out the top reviewers themselves might have some suggestions: Hosam Elbaz, the top reviewer in pharmacology, toxicology, and pharmaceutics, suggested via my Google form survey giving peer review more weight in promotions or tenure consideration. Pradeep Muragundi, the winner in the category of health professions, suggested that peer reviewers get credit when a paper they referred is cited, much the same way that researchers do, to incentivize quality work.