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Masters of Pharmacy (M. Pharm)

What is this Programme about?

The Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm or M. Pharmacy) is the standard master's degree program of pharmacy in India. The course is designed and regulated as per the guideline of Pharmacy council of India (PCI). It is a branch of the health sciences that deals with preparation, dispensing, and research related activities. The course is categorically divided into four semesters among which first two semester contain eight theory and two practical’s followed by two semester devoted to research project related activity. At the end of the last semester students are required to submit research based thesis. During the entire course of time students able to learn various theatrical and practical aspects related to pharmaceutical science, research methodologies, modern instrumentation techniques, drug development processes, industrial operation techniques, and applicability of life saving knowledge for betterment of society.   .

Master of Pharmacy Eligibility:

Candidates who have passed B. Pharm degree examination of an Indian university established by law in India from an institution approved by Pharmacy Council of India and has scored not less than 55 % of the maximum marks (aggregate of 4 years of B. Pharm) will be only eligible for the admission in master degree course. Every student, selected for admission to master degree pharmacy program should have obtained registration with the State Pharmacy Council or should obtain the same within one month from the date of his/her admission, failing which the admission of the candidate shall be cancelled. An interview or entrance test shall be conducted to select candidate for admission in M Pharm courses. A candidate with valid Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) score will be preferred most.

 

Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm or M. Pharmacy) in Pharmaceutics:

The Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm or M. Pharmacy) in Pharmaceutics is a full-time 2-year long postgraduate course. Candidates who have completed his or her degree with a minimum of 55% marks (aggregate of 4 years of B. Pharm) from any recognized university or institute approved by Pharmacy Council of India may apply is the minimum eligibility criteria for the M Pharm (Pharmaceutics) course. Admission may be offered based on valid Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test score or entrance exam test conducted by the organisation followed by an interview to judge the eligibility of the candidate seeking admission.

The syllabus for the course is divided into 4 semesters of 6 months each. The said course will educate the candidates about the design and manufacture of medicines, modern analytical skills, and a deeper sense of knowledge to understand the modern techniques of manufacturing medicines followed by update them about the recent developments in drug delivery system development.

 

Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm or M. Pharmacy) in Pharmacology:

Pharmacology is the branch of medicine that deals with the study uses, effects, and modes of action of drugs. More clearly, the subjects elaborately emphasized on the study of the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function. The syllabus for the course is divided into four semesters. The duration of M. Pharm (Pharmacology) is two years and the course is very valuable and important in nature that opens a lot of career scopes after the completion of it.

The subject provide ampule of opportunity to the students. After completion of course, job opportunity includes Academics, Pharma industry (Clinical Research, R&D, Drug research, Clinical trial, Pharmacovigilance, drug regulatory affairs etc.), Pharma market research companies, & Research field.

The department is actively working to in the field of research. University also equipped with sophisticated laboratories and CPCSEA approved animal house facility.

 

 

How this Programme Benefit you & your Career?

1. Higher studies: After a M. Pharm in pharmacy there are various opportunities for the individual, they can either go for higher studies like Ph. D through GATE and other entrances for improving their skills and up gradation of their degree or they can go for jobs in the chemical companies, research institutes, Pharma companies ,even universities and colleges.

2. Overseas career: Some of the M. Pharm is choosing to fly overseas and make their career bright. By scoring well in GRE, TOEFL, IELTS etc. entrances they can pursue MBA and other pharmacy related courses in US, UK, Australia etc.

3. Clinical research: They can work as Clinical programmer, required to coordinate and monitor the tasks in the laboratories, implementing data management plans, designed to meet project and protocol deadlines, and consults in the design and development of clinical trials protocols, and case report forms, analyses and evaluation of clinical data, recognizes inconsistencies, and initiates the resolution of data problems.

4. Production: Large rate of vacancies are appearing in pharma industries for production. All the big firms invite suitable skill pharma individual in manufacturing units. Initial pay is less around 15000-20000 per month but later it show faster growth rate than any other line. Manufacture of pharmaceuticals involves all the drugs in different dosage forms and cosmetics.

5. Scientists: Pharma graduates can absorb as scientist in R&D and F&D. It is field of innovation where talented people in pharmacy working as scientist. Numerous researches are going on in India though compare to less than US and other British industries. Most of the candidates from M. Pharm are selected because they are greater in skills and have application of knowledge.

6. Quality control: They have to develop, apply, revise, and maintain quality standards for processing materials into partially finished or finished products. Helps in designing and implementing methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and prepares documentation for inspection testing procedures.

7. Academics: Post graduates in pharmacy are most welcomed in this field. They are paid lucrative remunerations in good institutions. They can work as professor after getting Ph. D. It is very trustworthy position where you have to build up skills in new comers in pharmacy. They have to give complete information of practical and theory to students and developed encyclopaedia between students.

 

Research:

Sl. No. Name of the collaborating agency with contact details Name of the participant Source of financial support Year of collaboration Duration Nature of the activity
1 Assam down town University, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Haryana, Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati, Gauhati University, Jalukbari, Nalbari College, Nalbari, Pandu College, Guwahati, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Assam down town University, Guwahati, The Dale View College of Pharmacy & Research Centre, Kerala. Dr. Saikat Sen and Dr. Raja Chakraborty DBT 2016 3 years Research

 

Programme Contents:

Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm) course as per PCI regulations 2014

Table-I: Course of study for M. Pharm (Pharmaceutics)

Semester I  

Course code Name of the course Credit Hours Credit Points Hours / week Marks
MPH101T Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques 4 4 4 100
MPH102T Drug Delivery System 4 4 4 100
MPH103T Modern Pharmaceutics 4 4 4 100
MPH104T Regulatory Affair 4 4 4 100
MPH105P Pharmaceutics Practical – I 12 6 12 150
- Seminar / Assignment 7 4 7 100
Total 35 26 35 650

 Table-II: Course of study for M. Pharm (Pharmaceutics)

Semester II

Course code Name of the course Credit Hours Credit Points Hours / week Marks
MPH201T Molecular Pharmaceutics (Nano Tech and Targeted DDS) 4 4 4 100
MPH202T Advanced Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics 4 4 4 100
MPH203T Computer Aided Drug Delivery System 4 4 4 100
MPH204T Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals 4 4 4 100
MPH205P Pharmaceutics Practical – II 12 6 12 150
- Seminar / Assignment 7 4 7 100
Total 35 26 35 650

Table-III: Course of study for M. Pharm (Pharmaceutics)

Semester III  

Course code Name of the course Credit Hours Credit Points
MRM301T Research Methodology and Biostatistics 4 4
- Journal Club 1 1
- Discussion / Presentation (Proposal Presentation) 2 2
- Research Work 28 14
Total 35 21

Table-IV: Course of study for M. Pharm (Pharmaceutics)

Semester IV  

Course code Name of the course Credit Hours Credit Points
- Journal Club 1 1
- Research Work 31 16
- Discussion / Final Presentation 3 3
Total 35 20

 

Achievement:

FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES, AdtU ACHIEVEMENTS  

 

Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Sen

  • Award of Appreciation for “Most punctual faculty member” of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University, Guwahati by of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University in 2019.
  • Sushruta Best Young Scientist Award” for Pharmaceutical Sciences by Bose Science Society (established under Tamil Nadu Scientific Research Organisation, affiliated to DST, Govt of India), Tamilnadu in 2019.
  •  “Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Young Scientists – 2018” by Marina Labs, Chennai in 2018.
  •  ‘Best Faculty Award’ in The Science & Technology Awards -2018 (STA-18) by Education Expo TV (EET) CRS, Greater Noida, India in 2018
  • Research Advisor  of  Nan Yang Academy of Sciences (NASS Singapore) in 2018
  • Research Consultant of Innoscience Research Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia. In 2019
  • Bentham Ambassador (Bentham Science Publisher) for 2019-2020.
  • Faculty in-charge: M. Pharm (Pharmacology), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University in 2019

Dr. Anata Choudhury

  • Faculty in-charge; M. Pharm (Pharmaceutics), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University in 2019
  • Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Science in 2019

Dr. Suman Saha

  • Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Science in 2019
  • Faculty in-charge: UG, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University in 2019

Dr. Mrinmoy Basak

  • HOD: Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science , Assam down town University in 2019
  • Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Science in 2018

Dr. Atanu Bhattacharjee

  • Completed Assam down town University sponsored Seed Grant project entitled “Lead finding for acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase inhibitors from folklore medicinal plants of North Eastern region of India” (University Research grant no.: AdtU/RG/UG/02/2018).
  • Best ERP award in 2019
  • Faculty in-charge: Research and Project Coordinator (UG) Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science , Assam down town University in 2019
  • Award of Appreciation for achieving best result by the students of B. Pharm 1st semester in Remedial Biology of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University, Guwahati by of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University in 2019.

Dr. Faruk Alam

  • Faculty in-charge: D. Pharm, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University in 2019

 

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