M. Pharm in Pharmaceutics



Pharmaceutics is the science and art of dosage form design. It is a discipline involved in the conversion of synthetic drugs and plant-based intermediates into medication, that can be used safely and effectively by patients. Indian Pharmaceutical Industry is leading with wide-ranging capabilities in the complex field of drug manufacturing. This field has great potential for postgraduates, with ample opportunities in the areas of drug discovery and development.


  • To enable postgraduates to develop a keen understanding and advanced knowledge in the design of pharmaceutical dosage forms
  • To inculcate higher order skills in analysis, critical evaluation, and professional application
  • To encourage innovative thinking ability and independent problem-solving capabilities in pharmaceutical research


  • Programme Specialisation Course

    Includes an overview of all courses in Pharmaceutics such as Drug Delivery Systems, Modern Pharmaceutics, Regulatory Affairs, Molecular Pharmaceutics, Advanced Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Computer-Aided Drug Delivery System, Cosmetic and Cosmeceuticals, etc.

  • 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.

  • Group Project

    A group of 5 students can work on a project of an 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 lies with the University only. 


    Students can opt for internship in an industry, business 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 Group Projects and Dissertation

  • 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


Study Domains

  • PSC

    Programme Specialisation Course

    Includes an overview into all courses in Pharmaceutics such as Drug Delivery Systems, Modern Pharmaceutics, Regulatory Affairs, Molecular Pharmaceutics, Advanced Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Computer Aided Drug Delivery System, and Cosmetic and Cosmeceuticals etc.

  • DCC

    Department — Common Course

    • A deep dive into the core domain of Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques.
  • 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 and pharmaceutical science. It includes learning how to identify and consult available literature to design and develop desired drug formulation for specific patient treatment.
  • 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

MPH101T Theory

Drug Delivery Systems

MPH102T Theory

Modern Pharmaceutics

MPH103T Theory

Regulatory Affairs

MPH104T Theory

Pharmaceutics Practical I

MPH105P Practicals


MPH106 Theory



  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Molecular Pharmaceutics (Nano technology and Targeted DDS)

MPH201T Theory

Advanced Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics

MPH202T Theory

Computer Aided Drug Delivery System

MPH203T Theory

Cosmetic and Cosmeceuticals

MPH204T Theory

Pharmaceutics Practical II

MPH205P Practicals


MPL206 Theory



  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Research Methodology and Biostatistics

MRM301T Theory

Journal Club

MPJ302 Theory

Group project

MMC301 Practicals

Discussion/ Presentation (Proposal Presentation)

MPR301 Theory

Research Work

MPR302 Practicals



  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Journal Club

MPJ4021 Theory

Research Work

MPR403 Theory Practicals

Discussion/Interim-Final Presentation

MPR404 Theory Practicals

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

MMC501 Practicals

Publication: National/International Journals

MMC502 Theory

Academic/Research Award: State/National/International Agencies

MMC503 Theory



  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals


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 discuss various preformulation studies for a new drug entity
  • Ability to explain novel approaches in drug delivery systems
  • Ability to develop the process for dosage form development
  • Ability to design a protocol for validation of a dosage form
  • Ability to predict the shelf life of the formulation with stability studies reports
  • Ability to do teamwork and work towards lifelong learning and continuous improvement


  • Researcher

  • PhD

  • Pharmacist

  • Formulation Scientist

  • R&D Scientist



Indian Nationals

  • 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​_2018)

Fees & Scholarships

Fees and Scholarships:

Government Seats:

  • As per the Government of Karnataka for Indian nationals

University Seats:

  • Refer Fee Structure


International Students: OCI/ NRI

  • 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)

Fees & Scholarships

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

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