M.Pharm Master of Pharmacy

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Master of Pharmacy is a Post Graduate Academic Degree which is awarded for a
course or program in the field of Pharmacy. It is also known as M.Pharm. or
M.Pharma. The duration of Master Degree in Pharmacy is 2 years. M.Pharma. is
divided into a number of semesters. At the end of the each semester, there shall
be an examination wherein candidates are examined in the courses prescribed for
that semester. Students are also required to submit Thesis at the end of the
last semester. Master Degree in Pharmacy provides a candidate with various
practical aspects of the research methodologies, instrumental techniques,
emerging areas and industrial operations. Master of Pharmacy (Hons.) can also be
pursued by those who want a strong exposure to Pharmacy subjects. There are a number
of recognized universities worldwide which offer online Pharmacy Degree. Some of
the online Pharmacy Degree Schools are University of Florida, Kaplan University,
Baker College, Lehigh University, University of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University
and University of Liverpool.


Candidates who have passed Bachelor of Pharmacy degree Programme with not less
than 50% of marks, of this University or any other University recognised as
equivalent thereto by this University, are eligible for admission to the Master
of Pharmacy Programmes. For SC/ST candidates, the eligibility is a pass in the
B.Pharm. degree Programme. An entrance examination Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude
Test (GPAT) and interview is also conducted for admission. GPAT is an all India
Examination to be conducted by the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda,
Vadodara on behalf of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New
Delhi. The Scores in Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) were in use
till the year 2009 for admission in Masters Programme in Pharmacy (M.Pharm) and
also for awarding fellowships/scholarships to Pharmacy graduates along with
engineering graduates. The Organizing Committee for GATE expressed its inability
to include Pharmacy graduates in GATE with effect from the year 2010, owing to
operational problems due to large number of candidates appearing for GATE
examination. Therefore, in order to facilitate admission of Pharmacy graduates
in M.Pharm. as also to award fellowships/scholarships to Pharmacy graduates,
AICTE decided to organize and conduct an examination in the name of Graduate
Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) with effect from academic year 2010-11.
Accordingly, a National Monitoring Committee (NMC) was constituted for
monitoring the issues pertaining to the policy as well as conduct of GPAT

Master of Pharmacy Subjects

Subjects depend on one's chosen field of specialisation.

Master of Pharmacy Specialisations

  • M. Pharm. Industrial Pharmacy.
  • M. Pharm. Pharmaceutics (Drug Regulatory Affairs).
  • M. Pharm. Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
  • M. Pharm. Pharmacognosy.
  • M. Pharm. Pharmacology.

Who can and Who should pursue Master
of Pharmacy Degree

Candidates to want to enhance and sharpen their skills and knowledge in the
field of Pharmacy can and should pursue Master of Pharmacy Degree. It is most
suited for those who want to set-up a Pharmaceutical manufacturing unit.

Advantages or Benefits of Master of
Pharmacy Degree

  • Master of Pharmacy offers various specialisations which offers one to
    choose his most preferred field.

  • Master of Pharmacy provides better exposure to practical skills. The
    Course also develops communication skills and personality.

  • M.Pharm. also enables a candidate to go for higher studies abroad. It
    also enables one to study Ph.D. (Pharmacy) in Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical
    Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Marketing & Management.

Master of Pharmacy Jobs

There are a variety of Pharmacy jobs availabe for candidates who have completed
their M.Pharm. The scope of employment goes higher as one can go for jobs which
are only research based.

Employment Areas

  • Health Centres.
  • Hospitals.
  • Chemist Shops.
  • Drug Control Administration.
  • Medical Dispensing Store.
  • Pharmaceutical Firms.
  • Educational Institutes.
  • Sales And Marketing Department.
  • Research Agencies.
  • Food And Drug Administration.

Job Types

  • Drug Inspector.
  • Analytical Chemist.
  • Customs Officer.
  • Teacher.
  • Medical Transcriptionist.
  • Researcher.
  • Data Manager.
  • Regulatory Manager.
  • Lecturer.

M.Pharm Courses in India

M.Pharm (Pharmaceutical Management)


M.Pharm. (Biopharmaceutics)

M.Pharm. (Biotechnology)

M.Pharm. (Bulk Drugs)

M.Pharm. (Clinical Pharmacy)

M.Pharm. (Drug Discovery and Drug Development)

M.Pharm. (Drug Regulatory Affairs)

M.Pharm. (Industrial Pharmacy)

M.Pharm. (Medicinal Chemistry)

M.Pharm. (Medicinal Natural Products)

M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Administration)

M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance)

M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology)

M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Market and Management)

M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmaceutics)

M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Technology)

M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutics)

M.Pharm. (Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry)

M.Pharm. (Pharmacognosy)

M.Pharm. (Pharmacology)

M.Pharm. (Pharmacy Practice)

M.Pharm. (Phytopharmaceuticals & Natural Products)

M.Pharm. (Quality Assurance)

Master of Public Health (MPH)

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