M. Pharmacy (Master of Pharmacy)


If you are a student having a major interest in medicines and want to study related to it then you should go for M.Pharm. M.Pharm is a 2-year post-graduation course with various specializations options. 


A candidate applying for M.Pharm must have the degree of B.Pharm from a Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) recognized institute. The candidate should also have to secure passing marks or minimum qualification in the Entrance examinations as mentioned by particular Pharmacy colleges. 


As M.Pharm provides various specializations, every specialization has different subjects to study. These subjects according to their course are listed in the table below for better understanding

Sr. No.




M. Pharm in Pharmaceutics

  • Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques
  • Drug Delivery System
  • Modern Pharmaceutics
  • Regulatory Affair
  • Molecular Pharmaceutics (NanoTech and Targeted DDS)
  • Advanced Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
  • Computer-Aided Drug Delivery System
  • Cosmetic and Cosmeceuticals


M. Pharm in Industrial Pharmacy

  • Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Formulation Development
  • Novel drug delivery systems
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Advanced Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
  • Scale-up and Technology Transfer
  • Pharmaceutical Production Technology
  • Entrepreneurship Management


M. Pharm in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

  • Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry-I
  • Advanced Medicinal chemistry
  • Chemistry of Natural Products
  • Advanced Spectral Analysis
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry-II
  • Computer-Aided Drug Design
  • Pharmaceutical Process Chemistry


M. Pharm in Pharmaceutical Analysis

  • Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques
  • Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Pharmaceutical Validation
  • Food Analysis
  • Advanced Instrumental Analysis
  • Modern Bio-Analytical Techniques
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Herbal and Cosmetic Analysis


M. Pharm in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance

  • Analytical Techniques
  • Quality Management System
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Product Development and Technology Transfer
  • Hazards and Safety Management
  • Pharmaceutical Validation
  • Audits and Regulatory Compliance
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology


M. Pharm in Drug Regulatory Affairs

  • Good Regulatory Practices
  • Documentation and Regulatory Writing
  • Clinical Research Regulations
  • Regulations and Legislation for Drugs & Cosmetics, Medical Devices, Biologicals & Herbals, and Food & Nutraceuticals and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Regulatory Aspects of Drugs & Cosmetics
  • Regulatory Aspects of Herbal & Biologicals
  • Regulatory Aspects of Medical Devices
  • Regulatory Aspects of Food & Nutraceuticals


M. Pharm in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

  • Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques
  • Microbial and Cellular Biology
  • Bioprocess Engineering and Technology
  • Advanced Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Proteins and protein Formulation
  • Immuno-technology
  • Bioinformatics and Computer Technology
  • Biological Evaluation of Drug Therapy


M. Pharm in Pharmacy Practice

  • Clinical Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmaco-therapeutics-I
  • Hospital & Community Pharmacy
  • Clinical Research
  • Principles of Quality Use of Medicines
  • Pharmaco-therapeutics-II
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Pharmaco-epidemiology & Pharmaco-economics


M. Pharm in Pharmacology

  • Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques
  • Advanced Pharmacology-I
  • Pharmacological and Toxicological Screening Methods-I
  • Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
  • Advanced Pharmacology-II
  • Pharmacological and Toxicological Screening Methods-II
  • Principles of Drug Discovery
  • Experimental Pharmacology practical-II


M. Pharm in Pharmacognosy

  • Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques
  • Advanced Pharmacognosy-1
  • Phytochemistry
  • Industrial Pharmacognostical Technology
  • Medicinal Plant biotechnology
  • Advanced Pharmacognosy-II
  • Indian system of medicine
  • Herbal cosmetics


Many institutes provide more than one course in M.Pharm degree but only some provide all or most of the courses of M.Pharm. These institutes are posted below.



Average Cost

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research

Mohali, Punjab


College of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh


University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chandigarh, Chandigarh


Oxford College of Pharmacy

Bangalore, Karnataka


LM College of Pharmacy

Ahmedabad, Gujarat


Institute of Chemical Technology

Mumbai, Maharashtra


Bombay College of Pharmacy

Mumbai, Maharashtra


JSS College Of Pharmacy

Ooty, Tamil Nadu


CT Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Jalandhar, Punjab


Al Shifa College of Pharmacy

Perinthalmanna, Kerala



There are various Job Profiles in the field of Pharmacy but here I will tell you about the top three.

Job Profile



A pharmacologist is uncharged for developing new medicinal drugs to be used in healing medicines and painkillers. They have to utilize drugs according to the rules and regulations. Benefits and Side effects of drugs are noted down and according to it, medicines are produced.

Research Associate

A research associate has to monitor the outcomes of experiments carried by a pharmacologist. He/she has ensured that the experiments taking place are taken place under certain protocols. He/she also interprets each experiment and after agreeing to it, the further process is carried out.

Drug Regulator

A drug regulator has to give a final look at the medicines that are going to get sold in the market by verifying safety regulations. He/she has to ensure that the dosage level of drug in the medicines is under the boundaries. They are also given the work for pricing and labelling the medicines as per protocols.

An average salary of an entry-level person doing one of these jobs or some other job ranges from 2 lakh to 6 lakh per annum.

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