M. Pharm in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

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P Chemistry M Pharm

Overview

Pharmaceutical Chemistry is an amalgamation of Chemistry, Physical Sciences, and Biological Sciences necessary for providing a comprehensive outlook in drug design, and discovery of novel lead molecules and pharmaceutical aids. It also includes the structure-activity relationships of drugs and pharmaceutical substances.

In the post-GATT era, there is a need for vast and speedy research to obtain new drug molecules for clinical use. Various factors including lifestyle changes and indiscriminate use of medicines have led to the development of resistance to many existing therapeutic agents. This situation has created a dire need for professionals trained in rational drug design to discover novel drugs. Our program gives students the prerequisite knowledge and skills towards this direction. We train future pharmacists who are empowered to meet the challenges associated with the dynamic drug discovery process.

Objective

  • To empower postgraduates with a deep understanding and advanced knowledge for the design of novel potential drug molecules
  • To imbibe analytical thinking, critical evaluation, and problem-solving skills
  • To inspire students to keep abreast with the latest technologies in pharmaceutical research

Highlights

  • International Competitions

    Students can earn 1 – 3 credits by participating in the international competitions, or with a presentation in a conference or publication in a journal that wins awards. Students can earn additional 1 – 3 credits through participation in international competitions through technical work, and be exempted from an elective course.

  • Group Project

    A group of 5 students can work on a project of interdisciplinary nature and be constituted of members from across departments. Students are required to develop a report for assessment and demonstrate the working of the project. The IPR rights of all such work lie with the University only. 

  • INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP/PROJECT

    Students can opt for internship in an industry or research organisation. Alternatively, students can undertake a mini-project requiring self-directed study that can be perused within the affiliated Faculty. It is also necessary for the student to submit a report and make a presentation to the members of the panel constituted by the HoD for assessment.

  • Dissertation and Publication

    There are two parts to this course, a dissertation and publication. Each student has to choose a relevant topic and work individually to write the dissertation. The topic needs to be approved by the committee constituted by HoD. Publication is a stage wherein dissertation work of the student is converted into a technical paper to be published in reputed conferences/​journals.

  • Uses application-based learning
  • Provides research opportunities
  • Offers internship, training and placement support with various worldwide universities and industries
  • Incorporates expert guest lectures from various institutions and industries
  • Includes workshop, industry visits, group discussions and debates
  • Conducts studies in small batches to encourage in-depth learning
  • Involves a Group Projects and a Dissertation as output

  • Our emphasis on applied brilliance translates into a campus that is buzzing with activity, whether in the form of guest lectures, seminars, workshops and industry events or student-organised activities and competitions
  • With 9 Faculties from different areas of study, multidisciplinary thinking is a way of life at RUAS
  • From a host of eateries and cafes to convenience stores and coffee vending machines, our campus has been designed and developed to ensure that the needs of every student are met
  • With access to RUAS’s numerous facilities, students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular sports and cultural events
  • The University offers a range of on-campus accommodation options. Third party, off-campus hostels are also available

Structure

Study Domains

  • PSC

    Programme Specialisation Course

    • This includes an overview into all courses in Pharmaceutical Chemistry such as Advanced Organic Chemistry, Advanced Medicinal Chemistry, Chemistry of Natural Products, Advanced Spectral Analysis, Computer Aided Drug Design, and Pharmaceutical Process Chemistry etc.
  • FCC

    Faculty Common Courses

    • Includes courses in Research Methodology and Biostatistics, and Journal Club.
  • MC

    Mandatory Courses

    Students are required to participate in national and international seminars, conferences and workshops and work on presenting and publishing research papers in reputed journals in India and abroad.

  • PD

    Programme Dissertation

    The work for the dissertation includes an introduction to professional and personal development, language courses, and life skills. This is aimed at contributing to the development of the spirit of enquiry, fostering techniques of research, critical analysis and acquainting a student with the latest advances in medical science. It includes learning how to identify and consult available literature.

  • GP

    Group Project:

    • Students can work on a common project with faculty from multiple disciplines to earn credits. This project should design, develop, and evaluate a drug moiety, dosage form, product, data, or process in an area of specialisation.

Course Progression

Course Credits
Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques

MPC101T Theory

4
Advanced Organic Chemistry - I

MPC102T Theory

4
Advanced Medicinal Chemistry

MPC103T Theory

4
Chemistry of Natural Products

MPC104T Theory

4
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Practical I

MPC105P Practicals

6
Seminar/Assignment

MPC106 Theory

4

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Advanced Spectral Analysis

MPC201T Theory

4
Advanced Organic Chemistry - II

MPC202T Theory

4
Computer Aided Drug Design

MPC203T Theory

4
Pharmaceutical Process Chemistry

MPC204T Theory

4
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Practical II

MPC205P Practicals

6
Seminar/Assignment

MPC206 Theory

4

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Research Methodology and Biostatistics

MRM301T Theory

4
Journal Club

MPJ302 Theory

1
Group project

MMC301 Practicals

4
Discussion/ Presentation (Proposal Presentation

MPR301 Theory

2
Research Work

MPR302 Practicals

14

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Journal Club

MPJ402 Theory

1
Research Work

MPR403 Theory Practicals

16
Discussion/Interim-Final Presentation

MPR404 Theory Practicals

3
Participation/Presentation: National/International Seminar, Conferences, Workshops

MMC501 Theory

1
Publication: National / International Journals

MMC502 Theory

1
Academic/Research Award: State/National/International Agencies

MMC503 Theory

1

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Details

Teaching and Assessment:

During each semester, students’ performance is assessed through Continuous Evaluation (CE) which includes teacher interaction, sessional examination and a Semester End Examination (SEE).

Students are awarded grades based on the marks scored. 

Key Skill Development:

  • Ability to develop strategies for the synthesis of various drugs
  • Ability to elucidate structures of natural products of medicinal interest and interpret experimental data to establish the content or identity of pharmaceuticals
  • Ability to synthesise and analyse new drug molecular entities by different chemical processes
  • Ability to isolate and identify chemical constituents from synthetic and natural sources
  • Ability to predict the pharmacological activity and toxicity of new drugs using drug design software
  • Ability to develop technical reports after an analysis of data, process or procedure
  • Ability to do team work and work towards lifelong learning and continuous improvement

Careers

  • Researcher

  • PhD

  • Pharmacist

  • Medicinal chemist

  • Analyst

Admissions

Eligibility

  • Candidates who have passed B.Pharm degree examinations of an Indian University established by law in India and from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India
  • Candidates should have secured not less than 55% marks in aggregate of 4 years or equivalent CGPA of B.Pharm for General Category
  • Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Tribes should have passed with 50% (as per PCI Gazette Notification dated 10.12.2014)

It is mandatory to submit a migration certificate obtained from the University where the candidate had passed their qualifying B.Pharm degree.

Application Process

Via University Quota

Students seeking admission are required to appear for the entrance examination conducted by the University, including international students. This will be a Post Graduate Entrance Test (M. Pharm)

Via Government of Karnataka Quota

Students seeking admission are required to appear and qualify for the Postgraduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) — Bangalore, Govt. of Karnataka. ( http://​kea​.kar​.nic​.in/​m​p​h​a​r​m​a​_​2​0​1​8.htm)

Fees & Scholarships

Government Seats:

  • As per Government of Karnataka for Indian nationals

University Seats:

  • Rs 1,88,550 per annum for Indian nationals

Eligibility

  • A pass in first degree from a recognised University
  • Equivalence certificate by Association of Indian Universities
  • Proof of proficiency in English with a minimum TOEFL score of 8

Application Process

Via University Quota

Students seeking admission are required to appear for the entrance examination conducted by the University, including international students. This will be a Post Graduate Entrance Test (M. Pharm)

Via Government of Karnataka Quota

Students seeking admission are required to appear and qualify for the Postgraduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) — Bangalore, Govt. of Karnataka. ( http://​kea​.kar​.nic​.in/​m​p​h​a​r​m​a​_​2​0​1​8.htm)

Fees & Scholarships

NRI/ Foreign Students:

  • USD 5000 + Other fee Rs.38,550 per annum

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