Applications of M. Pharma in Pharmaceutical industry


M.Pharma is post graduation in pharmaceutical sciences. This is done mainly after completion of the BPharm course.  M.Pharma course is basically conducted by many colleges and universities. It is a very much in demand course. Those people who wish to make a career in the pharmaceutical industry can do this course.

Eligibility criteria for doing M.Pharma in pharmaceutical industry

For doing M.Pharma, one has to clear an entrance exam. For getting into premier institutes one has to clear their written exam followed by personal interview. The only requirement being that the bachelor’s degree is from a recognized college or institution. In some institutes, there may be a requirement of minimum marks in the qualifying examinations. Some institutes ask for 50% marks, while others don’t. It varies from university to university.

Brief description of the Pharmaceutical industry

India’s pharmaceutical industry is growing at a breakneck speed. Many of the local companies have become global players, mainly through the organic as well as inorganic routes. There are going to be new growth factors because of the fact that many new patents on blockbuster drugs are going to expire soon. These opportunities are present in the US as well as western Europe. We see now that the pharmaceutical industry is not only involved in drug development but also into high value research.

Course outlook of M.Pharma

The M.Pharma syllabus mainly consists of

  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Biopharmaceutics

Scope of M.Pharma course in the industry

In India, there are many companies which are engaged in research in the pharmaceuticals industry. Some of them are:

  • Glaxo
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Pfizer
  • Ranbaxy
  • Torrent pharmaceuticals
  • Dr.Reddy’s laboratories

These are the various multinational and Indian companies involved in drug discovery and research. As a result we see that there is a rise in the number of opportunities. The candidates are not only involved in the technical areas, but also in production, research, marketing and quality control. Apart from this, there are many hospitals, nursing homes and private clinics, which require pharmacists .These professionals can also work as drug inspectors, drug controllers, pharmacists etc. Such people can also work in pharmaceutical multinational companies in senior posts as marketing managers or regional managers. So, we see that there are immense applications of M.Pharma graduates in the pharmaceutical industry. Apart from this, new research in the discovery of drugs and biomedical drugs also increases the scope of employment of these professionals.



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12 Responses to “Applications of M. Pharma in Pharmaceutical industry”

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    yaqubbaig mirja:

    can i get list of all the courses for Pharmaceutical students PG and PG Diploma courses and entrance examinations that are to be given for phd programes in india?

  2. 11

    i have completed m pharma. i would like to join in usa pharma companies. what should i do?

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    Rajdeep Sharma:

    please tell me about the procedure of complition of the M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) thesis in indusrial venue.

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  5. 8

    iam b pham final year.i want to know job opportunities after b pham

  6. 7

    iam studying m pharmacy(parmacy practice).may i know job oppurtunities in this field

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    Vijendra s rathore:

    I m b pharm final year student of r u h s jaipur exam is going on till august so i cofused abt m pharm admisn in 2010 pls reply

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    azra afzal:

    carier option after b,pharm ?corses ofering m.pharm courses in A.p?which z beter option m.pharm or pharm d?

  9. 4

    I have completed M.Pharm in pharmacognosyi n (2010)………….plz tell me about job in government sector.

  10. 3

    sir i want to about the reseach and developement department of pharmacompany

  11. 2

    can MSc. botany students apply for M.Pharma………….?

  12. 1

    can B.E BIOTECHNOLOGY students apply for M.Pharma??????????????????????