MASTER OF PHARMACY (M. PHARM)
The classrooms are spacious, ventilated and equipped with multimedia equipments to facilitate effective learning. The classrooms are designed to provide maximum interaction between the faculty and students.
The various laboratories are developed in the Institute include:
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry Laboratory I & II
- Pharmaceutical Analysis Laboratory
- Pharmaceutics Laboratory
- Pharmacognosy Laboratory
- Pharmacology Laboratory
- Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Biotechnology Laboratory
- Sophisticated Instrument Laboratory equipped with modern instruments like UV, Fluorimeter, Dissolution apparatus, disintegration apparatus, and HPLC etc.
The resources available for laboratory work and training of students are utilized very efficiently and effectively. As a result of excellent laboratory facilities and their proper utilization under the supervision of our faculty, the pass outs will have an edge for immediate employment.
Computing facilities for students include a laboratory equipped with 24 computers to the Windows NT server and Local Area Network. The network also connects the faculty and staff for information sharing and communication. The students have access to the internet. The faculties are also provided computer facilities.
The Library at Institute of Pharmacy houses more than 2,500 volumes of books selectively chosen for reading and reference. The collection includes resources relevant to teaching, learning, training, research and consultancy needs of the Institute. About 70 printed national & international periodicals and 148 e-Journals are subscribed to so that the participants keep themselves updated with the trends in the Pharmacy. The collection includes resources relevant to teaching, learning, training, and research needs of the Institute.
Our Institute has an animal house facility registered by CPCSEA (IAEC), Government of India. It is envisaged to provide pre clinical testing in conformity with national and international regulatory guidelines. The animal house will facilitate the availability of healthy and homogeneous animals for routine teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate studies as well as for research / outsourced testing.
A medicinal plants garden covering a total area of 2000 sq. meters has been developed at the university campus. More than 150 Genus of various medicinal plants have already been planted. The plants grown in this garden are useful in the practical classes of Pharmacognosy & Phyto-chemistry. This developed medicinal plants garden provides a strong impetus for herbal drug research and for the training of our postgraduate students in the subject of Phyto-pharmaceuticals & Natural Products.
A modern canteen building provides hygienic and wholesome food, snacks and beverages.
Playgrounds for Cricket, Volleyball, Football, and other games are available in the campus. Indoor games facilities have also been created. Full-fledged gymnasium facility is also available for students.
Master of Pharmacy (30 Seats)
– Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance (15 Seats)
– Pharmacy Practice (15 Seats)
- To create an environment which encourages and supports the institute’s endeavor of attaining international repute
- To produce pharmacy graduates who are globally competent
- To introduce innovative programs in emerging areas
- To organize continuing pharmacy education programs
- To develop the spirit of entrepreneurship
- To organize faculty development programs
- To promote research in thrust areas
- To provide consultancy services in areas of pharmaceutical sciences
- To interlink pharmaceutical sciences with biotechnology and other life sciences
- Industrial Research & Consultancy
- Providing Consultancy Service
- Sponsored industrial research
- Research guidance from industry for post-graduate students
- Organize Industrial Training and industrial visit for the Students: Training is the integral part of the study to acknowledge them for real world problems. Students are placed at various industries for 1 month and under supervision and guidance of respective industry personnel and faculty members.
- Co-curricular and extra curricular activities play an important role in the all-round development of professional students. They indeed serve as an adjunct to the rigorous course work. It is proposed to constitute the pharmaceutical society of Institute and other student chapters of national / international societies. Various student activities like cultural festival, ras-garba, quizzes, elocution, debates, annual day, class picnics, etc. are regularly organized by institute with adequate involvement of faculty members.
The objectives of these activities are:
- To promote disciplined corporate, intellectual, civil and cultural life amongst students and the faculty of the institute.
- To foster activities to bring out creative talents of the students.
- To promote the study and discussion of subjects of national and international importance.
- To create awareness amongst the students about their professional identity and their obligations to the profession and society at large.
- To create a strong spirit of teamwork and cohesiveness by organizing various cultural, literary and professional activities along with the academic routine.
After completing B.Pharma, one can pursue Masters in Pharmacy, MBA Pharmaceutical management., and many more pharma related courses.
Career options after completing M Pharm:
- Teaching: M Pharm, First Class students can get a lecturer’s job in pharmacy degree colleges.
- Pharmacist: Being in the health-related field, the M Pharm graduate can be Health-system Pharmacist or Hospital Pharmacist or Community Pharmacist.
- Quality Assurance Health Manager: The Pharmacy graduate can play an important role in the development of clinical care plans, can investigate adverse medication events and in some cases can suggest preventive measures. He can play a key role in spreading awareness amongst the people about AIDS and the preventive measures to be taken.
- Medical Transcription: The B Pharm graduate can work with medical practitioners to maintain the patient treatment history, the drug to which he/she is allergic etc.
- Analytical Chemist of Quality Control Manager: The pharmacy graduate can play a crucial role in controlling product quality. The drug and the Cosmetics Act (1945), Rules 71(1) and 76(1) says that the manufacturing activity should be taken up under the supervision of a technical man whose qualification should be B Pharm, B Sc, B Tech or medicine with Bio-Chemistry.
- Sales and Marketing: Ambitious achievers with pleasant personality and good communication skills can opt for the job of Medical Sales Representative. The companies prefer pharmacy graduates for this job, as they have a good knowledge about the drug molecules, their therapeutic effects and the drug – drug interactions.
- Clinical Research: B Pharm/ M Pharm degree holders can take up career in clinical research. The human testing phase is called the clinical trial. A pharmacist can work as clinical research associate or clinical pharmacist and can rise to the position of project manager. The clinical research associate plays an important role of monitoring and overseeing the conducts of clinical trials, which are conducted on healthy human volunteers. They have to see that the trials meet the international guidelines a nd the national regulatory requirements.
- Data Manager: A pharmacist can seek employment as “Data Manager” to store the data in the computer and process it using software developed for the purpose.
- Regulatory Manager: A pharmacy graduate can work as “Regulatory Manager”(RM) in companies and contract research organisation. As an RM he has to oversee regulatory documentation such as Clinical trial approval permission, marketing approval permission etc.
- Career in Regulatory bodies: A Pharmacist can be absorbed in the Regulatory bodies like Food and Drug Administration. Pharmacist having experience in clinical trial centres can also work as an inspector to inspect the clinical trial process. For these government jobs the student needs to appear and pass the MPSC examination.
- Biotechnology is a fast growing branch and the B Pharm graduates can opt for post graduate diploma programme in Bioinformatics.
- They can handle the job of monitoring the conduct of clinical trials that are conducted on human volunteers. It is their responsibility to see that the clinical trials are carried out as per the international guidelines.
- The B Pharm Science programme is considered as a paramedical programme. The B Pharm Science graduates can therefore work in hospitals as hospital pharmacist or community pharmacist.
- Since they have a good knowledge of therapeutic effects of drugs and that of drug-drug interaction, they are more suitable for a job in clinical research.
- They can opt for the post of clinical pharmacist or clinical research associate in a clinical research laboratory.