M. Pharm in Pharmacology

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Overview

Pharmacology is a branch of the pharmaceutical sciences considered the backbone of rational drug therapy. This includes a detailed study of drugs: their sources, uses, mechanisms, adverse effects and interactions, metabolism, excretion, and contraindications. A specialisation in pharmacology involves the research, discovery, and characterisation of chemicals which show biological effects and the elucidation of their function at organ and cellular levels. A pharmacologist is involved in kinetic and dynamics studies as well as toxicology, preclinical and clinical studies of new drug molecules. 

Objective

This program will help equip postgraduates with advanced knowledge and understanding of pharmacology.

  • To offer critical, analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • To cultivate rigour and independent thought
  • To cultivate the ability to work in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, research or take up an entrepreneurial route

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 ear additionally 1 – 3 credits through participation in international competitions through technical work, and be exempted from a elective course.

  • 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. 

  • Project

    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.

Our is a 28-year-old premier institution in pharmaceutical sciences in the private sector that

  • Uses application-based learning
  • Offers internship, training, and placement support with various worldwide universities and industries
  • Provides varied research opportunities
  • Includes expert guest lectures from varied institutions and industries
  • Offers workshop, industry visits, group discussions and debates
  • Classes in small batches to encourage in-depth learning
  • Ensures a group project and dissertation as output

  • We offer accommodation in student hostels on our campus and even offer third-party off-campus hotels where necessary to ensure students can focus on what matters the most
  • From a host of eateries and laundry facilities, we ensure that students have access to all facilities
  • We encourage students to participate in co-curricular activities on campus which include sports and cultural events, both at a university level and a faculty level
  • We help students focus on independent and sponsored research with projects and a dissertation

Structure

Study Domains

  • SC

    Specialisation Course

    • An overview into all courses in Pharmacology, such as Advanced Pharmacology, Pharmacological and Toxicological Screening, and Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology.
  • FCC

    Faculty Common Courses

    • Includes Research Methodology, Biostatistics, and the Journal Club.
  • MC

    Mandatory Courses

    • All students are to participate in publishing presenting papers at national and international seminars, conferences and workshops as well as reputed journals.
  • DSS

    Dissertation

    • An introduction to professional and personal development, language courses and life skills. Work towards this is for contributing to the spirit of inquiry and learning techniques in research, critical analysis, consulting literature, and growing acquianted with the latest advances in medical science.
  • GP

    Group Project

    • Students can work on a common project with various faculty members from multiple disciplines to earn credits. The group has to design, develop and evaluate a drug moiety, a dosage form, a product, and data or process in their area of specialisations.

Course Progression

Course Credits
Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques

MPL101T Theory Tutorials

4
Advanced Pharmacology - I

MPL102T Theory Tutorials

4
Pharmacological and Toxicological Screening Methods - I

MPL103T Theory Tutorials

4
Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology

MPL104T Theory Tutorials

4
Pharmacology Practical I

MPL105P Practicals

6
Seminar/Assignment

MPL106 Theory Tutorials

4

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Advanced Pharmacology - II

MPL201T Theory Tutorials

4
Pharmacological and Toxicological Screening Methods - II

MPL202T Theory Tutorials

4
Principles of Drug Discovery

MPL203T Theory Tutorials

4
Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance

MPL204T Theory Tutorials

4
Pharmacology Practical II

MPL205P Practicals

6
Seminar/Assignment

MPL206 Theory Tutorials

4

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Research Methodology and Biostatistics

MRM301T Theory Tutorials

4
Journal Club

MPJ302 Theory Tutorials

1
Group project

MMC301 Theory Tutorials

4
Discussion/synopsis Presentation (Proposal Presentation)

MPR301 Theory Tutorials

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 uphold all laws, safety and regulations and ethical standards that apply to the experimental procedures on animals and the environment
  • Ability to conduct hands-on training in various animal models to determine the effects of drugs
  • Ability to provide practical inputs in pharmacokinetic studies of various drugs and formulations in animals to establish in-vitro and in-vivo correlations
  • Ability to acquire practical knowledge in various analytical techniques used in molecular biology
  • Ability to use suitable statistical methods for interpretation of results
  • Ability to do team work and work towards lifelong learning and continuous improvement

Careers

  • Researcher

  • Clinical Practice

  • PhD

  • Pharmacist

Admissions

Eligibility

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​_​2​0​1​8.htm)

Fees & Scholarships

Government Seats:

  • As per Government of Karnataka for Indian nationals

University Seats:

  • Rs 1,98,550 per annum for Indian nationals

Eligibility

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)

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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Contact
Director - Admissions
Mr. S L Narasimhan
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