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M.Pharm. in Pharmaceutical Technology is a 2-year long postgraduate Pharmacy course. Pharmaceutical Technology is the application of scientific knowledge or technology to Pharmacy, Pharmacology, and the pharmaceutical industry. The course involves an advanced study of the concepts and processes of the methods, techniques, and instrumentation in the manufacture, preparation, compounding, dispensing, packaging, and storing of drugs and other preparations used in diagnostic and determinative procedures, and in the treatment of patients.

The course is divided across four semesters, is career-oriented in nature, and as a minimum criterion of eligibility for applying to the course, aspiring candidates need to have completed B.Pharm. from a recognized university.

Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Formulation Pharmaceutical Technology Scientist, Pharmaceutical Purchase Manager, Product Development Manager (Quality Assurance), Quality Assurance Manager, Pharmaceutical Subject Matter Executive, Sales Manager, Sales/Business Development Manager, Teacher/Lecturer, etc.

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 3000 and 1 Lakh for a span of 2 years. The average monthly starting salary offered to successful postgraduates of the course ranges between INR 15,000 and 20,000 in India, increasing with the candidate’s skillset and experience in the field.

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  • M.Pharm in Delhi-NCR
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M.Pharm. in Pharmaceutical Technology: Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course LevelPost Graduation
Duration2 years
Examination TypeSemester System/ Year wise
EligibilityB.Pharm. from a recognized institute
Admission ProcessBased on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam
Course FeeINR 3,000 to 1 Lakh
Average Starting SalaryINR 3 to 10 lacs per annum
Top Recruiting CompaniesCipla, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Lupin, Aurobindo, Zyduscadila, Glenmark, Pharmaceuticals, Abott India, Biocon, Wockhardt, Medical Writing, Clinical Research Industries, Medical Colleges & Universities, Hospitals & Clinics, Pharmacovigilance, etc.
Job PositionsFormulation Pharmaceutical Technology Scientist, Pharmaceutical Purchase Manager, Product Development Manager (Quality Assurance), Quality Assurance Manager, Pharmaceutical Subject Matter Executive, Sales Manager, Sales/Business Development Manager, Teacher/Lecturer, Consultant Pharmacists, Clinical Pharmacist, Dispensary Manager, Dispensary Pharmacist, Community Pharmacist, Hospital Pharmacist, Medicines Safety Manager, Medicines Management Technician, Pharmacy Assistant, Senior Clinical Pharmacists, etc.

M.Pharm. in Pharmaceutical Technology: What is it About?

Pharmacy is concerned with the Health and Chemical Sciences, and enrolled students are trained to:

  • make effective and safe use of pharmaceutical products
  • acquire familiarity with processes of manufacturing and quality control of drugs
  • acquire the requisite skills for dispensing and preparing legal medicines and drugs.

Pharmacy postgraduates are hired in pharmaceutical companies, Health and Welfare Provincial Research Council, Department of National Defense, health centers, educational institutes, Food and Drug Administration, hospitals, sales and marketing departments for pharmacy, and Drug Control Administration.

Top Institutes offering M.Pharm. in Pharmaceutical Technology

Listed below are the details of some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.

Name of InstituteCity Average Fees
Institute of Chemical TechnologyMumbai, MaharashtraINR 93,700
Manipal College of Pharmaceutical SciencesManipal, KarnatakaINR 2,76,000
Bombay College of PharmacyMumbai, MaharashtraINR 1,31,000
JSS College of PharmacyThe Nilgiris, Tamil NaduINR 2,00,000
Indian Institute of TechnologyVaranasi, Uttar PradeshINR 24,100
Maharaja Sayajirao University of BarodaBaroda, GujaratINR 2,200
Birla Institute of TechnologyRanchi, JharkhandINR 1,87,000
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur UniversityNagpur, MaharashtraINR 17,696
JSS College of PharmacyMysore, KarnatakaINR 2,00,000
Poona College of PharmacyPune, MaharashtraINR 1,10,000
Jamia Hamdard UniversityNew Delhi, Delhi NCRINR 1,35,000
Andhra University, College of Pharmaceutical SciencesVisakhapatnam, Andhra PradeshINR 40,000
Devi Ahilya VishwavidyalayaIndore, Madhya PradeshINR 44,750
Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and ResearchNew Delhi, Delhi NCRINR 23,680
Amrita School Of PharmacyKochi, KeralaINR 1,55,000
Amity UniversityNoida, Uttar PradeshINR 1,58,000
SRM University Kattankulathur CampusKanchipuram, Tamil NaduINR 1,55,000
Bharati Vidyapeeth UniversityPune, MaharashtraINR 1,10,000
Bharati Vidyapeeth College Of PharmacyKolhapur, MaharashtraINR 63,350
College Of Pharmaceutical Sciences MohudaGanjam, OrissaINR 73,000

Eligibility for M.Pharm. in Pharmaceutical Technology

Listed below are the minimum criteria of eligibility that interested candidates need to fulfill in order to apply for the course.

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy an institute recognized by the Pharmacy Council of India, or equivalent qualification recognized by the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) or the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).
  • A minimum aggregate score of 55% (General) and 45% (SC/ST) at the level of graduation.

M.Pharm. in Pharmaceutical Technology: Admission Process

Most institutes offering the course admit students based on their performance in a relevant entrance test. Some institutes conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process generally varies across colleges. Some even provide direct admission, based on the candidate’s score at the level of graduation.

However, mostly, admission to the course is made on the basis of the candidate’s performance in a relevant institutional test and subsequent rounds of interview and counselling conducted by the concerned university/institute.

The round of counseling comprises 2 additional rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview, wherein the candidate’s general aptitude for the course is tested. A merit list is then released by the institute, allocating seats to the qualifying candidates

M.Pharm. in Pharmaceutical Technology: Syllabus and Course Description

A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.

Semester I

Semester II

Analytical TechniquesBiostatistics
Methods in Drug EvaluationResearch Methodology
Biopharmaceutics & PharmacokineticsNovel Drug Delivery Systems II
Novel Drug Delivery Systems IPharmaceutical Product Development
Quality Assurance, GMP & Process ValidationPharmaceutical Production Management & Technology
 -Dissertation part I

Semester III

Semester IV

Drug Regulatory Affairs & Intellectual Property RightsDissertation Part III
Dissertation Part IIIndustrial Training

M.Pharm. in Pharmaceutical Technology: Career Prospects

Qualified Pharmaceutical Technologists can find lucrative employment opportunities in areas such as drug stores, healing facilities, psychiatric clinics, and administrative offices, retail units of pharmaceuticals, etc.

Listed below are some of the popular job avenues open to such postgraduates, along with the corresponding job duties and the corresponding salaries associated with each role.

Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Pay Scale in INR
Pharmacy AssistantPharmacy Assistants handle money matters, manage cash exchanges, telephone calls, and perform such other administrative work in the pharmacy. They help authorized Drug Specialists with prescribing and selling medicines to patients in retail pharmacy drugstores.6,20,000
PharmacistPharmacist prepare medicines based on doctors’ prescriptions, and suggest medications for conditions based on observation of symptoms.8,30,000
Consultant PharmacistConsultant Pharmacists are Drug Specialists who acts as advisors in terms of providing guidance on the use of pharmaceuticals or on the arrangement of pharmacy services for therapeutic foundations, restorative practices, and individual patients.5,95,000
Product Development ManagerSales Development Managers identify potential customers, pitch products to new customers and maintain relationship with existing ones. They work on customer feedbacks and work to promote the organization and its products among customers.7,40,000
Clinical PharmacistsClinical Pharmacists work specifically with doctors, other wellbeing experts, and patients to guarantee that the prescriptions endorsed for patients effect the most ideal wellbeing results.5,80,000

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