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Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry is a Doctorate level course. Minimum eligibility criteria for the course is Masters' Degree in chemistry, biological science, pharmacy, chemical engineering or related disciplines. Admission process of this course is carried out based on the candidate’s performance in their high school exams. 

Some of the institutions that provide this course Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry are:

  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali
  • University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh
  • Institute of Chemical Technology - [ICT], Mumbai
  • Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Science, Manipal
  • JSS College of Pharmacy, Nilgiris

Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistrycourse deals with the multidisciplinary courses like Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Physical/Analytical Pharmaceutical Chemistry. This course allow students to specialize in a concentration area that corresponds to a stage in the drug development process, such as discovery, optimization, assessment, or outcomes. Other concentration areas may include pharmaceutical policy, molecular pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, and pharmacotherapy.

The average course fee charged for this course is between INR 50,000 - 2 lac for the span of 3 years. Such a postgraduates are capable of work in fields like cellbiology, receptor biology, professor, quality control, bioinformatics, drug discovery, Scientist.

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  • M.Phil/Ph.D in Pharmacy in Chennai

Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Highlights Table

Course LevelDoctorate
Duration of the Course3 years
Examination TypeSemester
EligibilityBachelor's in any equivalent courses
Admission ProcessEntrance exam based (May also look at graduation percentage) / Merit Based
Course FeeBetween INR 50,000 to 5 lac
Average Starting SalaryINR50,000 to 3 lac
Top Recruiting CompaniesResearch organizations, colleges, Universities, Hospitals, Testing labs etc.
Job PositionsPharmist, Chemist, Tester, drug designing, Pharmacognocy etc.

Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry: What is it about?

Medicinal chemistry or pharmaceutical chemistry is a discipline of chemistry and pharmacology. Medicinal chemistry is interested in finding out about the chemical properties drugs have, and about the synthesis and production of drugs. In general, medicinal chemistry is seen as a specialization of organic chemistry.

This course is benificial to work in field like drug related studies. Also in medical formulation those who are interested in pharmaceutical drug designing. This course also helps in providing them the wide exposure in accustoming them in various pharmaceutical technologies world wide.

Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Top Institutions Table

Name of the InstituteLocationAverage Course Fee (in INR)
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and ResearchMohali1.29 lac
University Institute of Pharmaceutical SciencesChandigarh2 lac
Institute of Chemical Technology - [ICT]Mumbai2.7 lac
Manipal College of Pharmaceutical ScienceManipal10 lac
JSS College of PharmacyNilgiris6.5 lac
Indian Institute of TechnologyVaranasi72,000
Brila Institute of TechnologyRanchi1.79 lac
Poona College of PharmacyPune2.8 lac
AL - Ameen College of PharmacyBangalore2 lac
Maharishi Daynand UniversityRohtak48,000
Jamaia Hamdard UniversityNew Delhi1.41 lac
Andhra University, College of Pharmaceutical ScienceVisakapatnam1.80 lac
Devi Ahilya VishwavidyalayaIndore2 lac
KLE College of PharmacyHubli2 lac
Sinhgad Institute of PharmacyPune3 lac
Delhi Institute of Phanmaceutical ScienceNew Delhi90,000
Amrita School of PharmacyKochi7 lac
PSG College of PharmacyCoimbatore63,000
Sri Ramachandra UniversityChennai4 lac
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and ResearchHydrabad1.23 lac

Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Eligibility

The candidates who have completed their higher education that is 12th with science as their major discipline with at least minimum aggregate marks obtained in their exams are eligible for this course. Some institutions consider the score in the entrance tests based on the subjects covered and may consider that scores also.

Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Admission Process

Admission process is carried over by considering the merit score of the student in their exams and some institutes conduct entrance exams and there would be personal interview carried by the institute that various or depends up on the institutes.

Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Syllabus and Course Description Table

Semester ISemester II
Basics of drug actionDrug Design
Spectral analysisLogic in Organic Synthesis II
Logic in Organic Synthesis IStructure and functions of bio molecules
Separation TechniquesStereochemistry and Drug action
Chemotherapy of Parasitic and Microbial InfectionsDrug Metabolism
Industrial Process and Scale up TechniquesPharamacological Screening and Assays
SeminarGeneral Lab
General Lab-

Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Career Prospects

On Successful completion of this course the candidates are capable to work in both private and public sectors. Their related fields are like Research organizations, colleges, Universities, Hospitals, Testing labs, Forensic agencies etc.  he candidates are allowed to work in several fields and job positions includes Pharmist, Chemist, Tester, drug designing, Pharmacognocy, government forensic agent, lecturer, Researcher etc.

The candidates are exposed to test and report or document their culture reports which is used for further investigatons and further research process. This course does not proceed further to any higher education courses in this pharmaceutical chemistry.

Job ProfileJob DescriptionAverage Salary (in INR)
ProfessorProfessor is capable of teaching the pharmaceutical subjects to the students in colleges and universities.7 to 8 Lacs
ChemistChemist can make new drug formulation for drugs and chemical solutions6 to 7 Lacs
ResearcherResearcher is the one who finds new drug formulations for solving and treating diseases8 to 10 Lacs
PharmacistPharmaicist is capable of distributing and suggesting drug descriptions for the customers 3 to 4 Lacs
Forensic AgentForensic Agent is capable of finding some crime details under some agencies8 to 10 Lacs

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