M. Pharm - Overview

Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm) is a two-year postgraduate program in pharmacy. Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) program educates a graduate student in the sciences of various fields of pharmacy such as industry, marketing, practice, community, drug discovery etc., just to name a few. However, a graduate lacks in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in psychomotor skills in the specialized areas of the profession of pharmacy.

Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, with a view to making a student face the challenges in the specialized areas of pharmacy profession, has been offering M. Pharm program in eleven specializations for several years while the following links describe the scope of the individual master's programs offered by MCOPS.

 

Mpharm Academic Calendar 2022 - 2023

M. Pharm Streams Offered by MCOPS

MCOPS Advantages for M. Pharm Students

The advantage of MCOPS for a student who wishes to pursue M. Pharm is as follows

  • The syllabus and course content of each specialization have been prepared with futuristic intentions
  • The spacious labs are equipped with state-of-art instruments. Besides the Health Sciences Library of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, each department of the college has its own departmental library
  • Electronic journals and Internet connectivity are vital ingredients in the modern learning process and MCOPS has plenty of both
  • In addition to the regular teachers of the institution, the students will also be exposed to adjunct faculty, either from well-known industries or from reputed overseas universities
  • The frequent conduct of workshops and quality improvement program helps in continuous learning and updating knowledge
  • The Industry Institute Partnership Cell of MCOPS provides a crucial link with pharma industries
  • The Placement Cell of the college arranges for campus interviews by leading industries. A number of students find themselves recruited through campus selection

All these give a huge advantage to a postgraduate student of MCOPS when compared with the next best institution. 

M. Pharm Course Features

  • In-depth knowledge of practical aspects and laboratory sessions
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Research work

M. Pharm Assessment

First Year M. Pharm

  • Continuous and consistent evaluation of students through assignments, class tests and viva voce
  • Evaluation of seminars presented by the students
  • Periodic assessment of students by conducting two theory in each subject and one practical sessional examinations (internal examination) in a semester
  • A final theory university examination at the end of I and II semester
  • A university practical examination at the end of I and II semester
  • A minimum of 75% attendance and 50% of marks in theory and practical examinations are necessary to move to the next level

Second Year M. Pharm

In Second Year M. Pharm, (Semester III and IV) students should carry out a research project and submit a thesis of their research work either in the college or industry.

Semester III also contains following three common subjects and the assessment will be done as mentioned for I and II semester.

  •  Research Methodology and Biostatistics
  •  Journal Club
  • Choice-based inter/multidisciplinary course 

The thesis will be evaluated by a panel of internal and external examiners

A viva voce examination will be conducted to evaluate the student’s research work.

Key Dates & Deadlines

15

15

Mar ' 23

Last date to Apply

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Tentative Course Commencement Date

M. Pharm Course Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

M. Pharm Career Paths

The career path of pharmacy graduates based on various branches of M. Pharm are given below.

M. Pharm Pharmaceutical Chemistry:

  • Job options in “The Drug Discovery” labs which involves both in-silico and synthetic chemistry
  • Medicinal chemist in drug development in research labs
  • Analytical and quality control chemist to verify compliance with regulatory requirements in Pharmaceutical company
  • Process chemist in company where chemicals are produced in large scale
  • Academics as future career by opting to pursue PhD 

 

M. Pharm Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs:

  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Regulatory Affairs Officer/Medical Liaison Officer
  • Intellectual property rights (IPR) specialist
  • GxP Compliance Specialist
  • Clinical research coordinator/Drug Safety Associate
  • Data analyst in Pharma industry
  • Pharmacovigilance, scientific writing officer
  • Entrepreneur and consultancy service provider for regulatory submissions
  • Academics as a future career by opting to pursue a PhD 

 

M. Pharm Pharmacology:

  • Role as a Scientist performing preclinical in-vitro/in-vivo research
  • Position in clinical research as a Clinical Research Associate, Clinical Case Manager, Drug Safety Associate, Clinical Case & Data Analyst in Pharmacovigilance
  • Specialist in scientific and medical writing including drug & cosmetic regulatory as well as non-regulatory fields
  • Data Analysts for business development, business processes and marketing strategies in the pharmaceutical industries
  • Regulatory Specialists in pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and toxicokinetic profiles for research/healthcare/consumer products
  • Academics as a future career option by opting to pursue PhD 

 

M. Pharm Pharmaceutics:

  • Research scientist in formulation development
  • Production/manufacturing officer, quality assurance/control officer
  • Technology transfer officer, process development scientist
  • Product planning and Project management officer
  • Drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK) scientist
  • Intellectual property rights specialist
  • Regulatory affairs specialist
  • Pharmacovigilance, scientific writing officer
  • Data analyst
  • Entrepreneur and consultancy service provider
  • Academics as future career by opting to pursue PhD

 

M. Pharm Industrial Pharmacy:

  • Production/ manufacturing officer, quality assurance/ control officer
  • Technology transfer officer, process development scientist
  • Research scientist in formulation development
  • Product planning and Project management officer
  • Inspection team leader
  • Drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK) scientist
  • Pharmacovigilance, scientific writing officer 
  • Intellectual property rights specialist
  • Data analyst
  • Entrepreneur and consultancy service provider
  • Academics as future career by opting to pursue PhD

 

M. Pharm Pharmacognosy:

  • Research position/job opportunities in competitive fields like herbal R&D, F&D and phytochemical laboratories.
  • Vast scope as entrepreneur in herbal and agricultural field
  • Recruitments in ayurvedic, nutraceutical and cosmaceutical industries
  • Quality assurance officers in Herbal drug industries
  • Analyst in herbal drug standardization and regulatory affair in herbal industries
  • Academics as future career by opting to pursue PhD 

 

M. Pharm Pharmacy Practice:

  • Clinical Pharmacist/Hospital Pharmacist/Community Pharmacist/Drug Information Specialist in India and abroad
  • Clinical Research Coordinators/Associates or Clinical Data Scientist in pharma industry
  • Drug Safety Officer/Associate or Pharmacovigilance  Specilaist
  • Medical/Scientific Writer
  • Regulatory Affairs Officer/Medical Liaison Officer
  • Pharmacometrician 
  • Academics as future career by opting to pursue PhD 

 

M. Pharm Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance:

  • Research Scientist in Analytical R&D & Developmental QA
  • In-process quality assurance/quality assurance/quality control officer in pharmaceuticals, herbals, medical device, cosmetics, and other health care industries.
  • GxP compliance specialist
  • Clinical Research Coordinators/Clinical Quality Assurance officer
  • Analytical Technology transfer officer
  • Drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK) scientist
  • Regulatory affairs specialist
  • Pharmacovigilance, scientific writing officer
  • Data analyst in Pharma industry
  • Entrepreneur and consultancy service provider
  • Academics as future career by opting to pursue PhD

 

M. Pharm Pharmaceutical Biotechnology:

  • Scientist/Executive/Research Associates in various R&D labs of biologicals and semisynthetic chemistry
  • Fermentation/Bioprocess Scientists/Specialists in upstream and downstream process
  • Fermentation/Bioprocess Scientists/Specialists in upstream and downstream process
  • Pharmacovigilance of biopharmaceuticals/biologics
  • Formulation development scientist in biologics division
  • Quality control and quality assurance/drug safety specialist in biopharmaceutical industries 
  • Patent specialist/executives in regulatory affairs
  • Document coordinator/scientific writing/data analyst/market analyst/Medical editor/content analyst
  • Research scientist in contract research organizations 
  • Specialists/executives in various material science industries
  • Academics as future career by opting to pursue PhD 

 

M. Pharm Pharmaceutical Analysis:

  • Analytical chemist in QA and QC divisions in Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Analytical and QC chemist to verify compliance with regulatory requirements in Pharmaceutical company
  • Analyst in drug testing laboratories either in the Government or in the private sector
  • Analyst and QC chemist in “Sophisticated Instrumentation Facility” in Pharmaceutical companies
  • Academics as a future career by opting to pursue PhD 

Campus Placements for M. Pharm Students

Graduates are placed in reputed organisations dealing with research & development, formulation, marketing and management aspects of pharmaceuticals.

Facilities

Healthcare

Access to hospital facilities gives student hands-on training.

Innovation Centre

State-of-the-art Innovation Centre facilitates multi-disciplinary research.

Labs

Laboratories give students the opportunity for practical experience.

Sports & Fitness

Marena has world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash, as well as a well-equipped gymnasium.

Libraries

Libraries give students access to study resources, digital and print.

Student Housing

Student hostels are their homes away from homes.

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