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B. Pharm. + MBA (Pharma Tech) Five Year Program

The MBA Pharm. Tech. program is a dual degree program in which the students get both the B. Pharma degree and the MBA degree in Pharmaceutical Technology in 5 years.

The program is spread over 10 semesters, leading to a post graduate degree in MBA (Pharm. Tech). It is an integrated program specially designed for 10 + 2 students, who wish to develop managerial skills in the Pharmacy stream. The course is tailor made to suit the needs of Pharma industry. The candidate is awarded dual degree, B. Pharm and MBA (Pharm. Tech.) after successful completion of 5 years. The candidate will get a postgraduate degree in management with the expertise and technical knowledge of pharmacy education. This also saves one academic year and struggle for getting admission to top B schools after graduation. This program is conducted by well-experienced senior faculty in addition to visiting professors/ industry experts.

This is the first time that academicians have framed the syllabus looking into the current industrial needs, thus saving the academic hours for the technical skills required to be delivered in professional life. The course involves a balanced integration in pharmacy & management education.

Merits

  • Tailor made course suitable for pharma industries & research centers.
  • Entry into managerial course at 10 + 2 level.
  • Case Studies at all technical and managerial level from top industry executives.
  • Frequent interaction with industry and research team.
  • Experienced and vibrant full-time faculty.
  • Exposure to research environment
  • Opportunity to grow in corporate environment in five years.
  • Electives in technical areas of specialization, along with opportunity to develop top managerial skills.
  • Industrial training (technical + management) at various pharma industries and related organizations.

Duration

The course for Master of Business Administration in Pharmaceutical Technology (MBA Pharma Tech)] with dual degree (Five years integrated course) shall extend over five years consisting of ten semesters.

Attendance

A student is expected to attend all classes. However, a student must put in 80% of total attendance for each subject, in the absence of which he/she will not be eligible to write the exam for that subject. A student is required to monitor his/ her own attendance and no separate notice will be displayed.

In case of genuine medical/ professional/ other reasons resulting in shortage of attendance, the student is encouraged to attend classes the following year as per the rules of re-registration and re-examination of the University. Absence beyond 20% will not be condoned for any reason whatsoever.

Board of Studies

Board Of Studies For Pharma. Sciences

  • Dr. A. N. Misra, Head Professor in Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy Dept, M.S. University of Baroda, Kalabhavan, Vadodara – 390 001.
  • Dr. Ashwani Bhatt, President – Formulations Manufacturing, Piramal Health Care Ltd., Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh – 454 775.
  • Dr. (Mrs.) Kamlinder Kaur Singh, Professor in Pharmaceutics, C. U. Shah College of Pharmacy, S. N. D. T. Women’s University, Mumbai – 400 049.
  • Dr. P. Ramarao, Professor in School of Biosciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda – 151 001, Punjab.
  • Dr. S. B. Roy, President & Head, Pharmaceutical Technology Centre, Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd., Ahmedabad – 382 210.
  • Dr. Yatish K. Bansal, President – R & D (Formulations), Ipca Laboratories Ltd., International House, Kandivali (W), Mumbai – 400 067.
  • Dr. Y. Madhusudan Rao, Professor, University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kakatiya University, Vidhyaranyapuri, Hanamkonda – 506 009, Warangal.

Board Of Studies For Pharmaceutical Technology Management

  • Mr. Sunil Singhai, Vice President - Technical, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Hyderabad 
  • Prof. Yogesh Singh, Vice Chancellor, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda 
  • Mr. Sushoban Dasgupta, Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Medical, Mumbai 
  • Shri Sudarshan Jain, Managing Director, Healthcare Solutions, Abbott Healthcare, Mumbai 
  • Mr. Yugal Sikri, Head Global Marketing, Ranbaxy Laboratories, Gurgaon

Value Proposition

  • Curriculum constantly monitored in tune to the needs of pharma industries and research areas.
  • Corporate environment provided at 10 + 2 level.
  • Hands on training offered during the course.
  • Encourage industry – institute interactions by means of guest lectures, industrial visit and training.
  • All-round development is encouraged by organizing corporate seminars; quiz competitions etc at national level.
  • Social awareness programs like Tuberculosis, Obesity, HIV – AIDS, Diabetes etc, are conducted.

Program Objectives

  • Tailor made course suitable for pharma industries and research centers where B.Pharm + MBA (Pharma Tech) are the degrees awarded in a span of 5 years.
  • Opportunity to grow in corporate environment for five years.
  • Electives in technical areas of specialization, along with opportunity to develop top managerial skills.
  • Practical industrial training (technical + management).
  • Placement value more than other regular pharma courses.

Pedagogy

The course is predominantly based on presentations and interactions with a strong focus on the practical concepts of pharmacy and management. This will enable the students to take decisions based on their strong technical and managerial skills.

The course is reviewed regularly in consultation with our Board of Studies, which comprises of professionals from pharma industry, research, FDA and pharma institutes from all over India. Thus, the course is tailor made to fulfill the requirements of the managerial cadre in the Pharmaceutical sector for growing pharma industries worldwide.

Curriculum - B.PHARM + MBA (PHARM. TECH.)

First Year

Semester I

• Human Anatomy and Physiology I – Theory
• Pharmaceutical Analysis – Theory
• Pharmaceutics I – Theory
• Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry – Theory
• Communication skills – Theory
• Remedial Biology - Theory
• Remedial Mathematics – Theory
• Human Anatomy and Physiology I - Practical
• Pharmaceutical Analysis – Practical
• Pharmaceutics I – Practical
• Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry – Practical
• Communication skills – Practical • Remedial Biology – Practical
• Foreign Language (Spanish / Mandarin) or Regional Language (Gujarati / Marathi / Kannada / Telagu)
• Constitution of India

Semester II

• Human Anatomy and Physiology II – Theory
• Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I – Theory
• Biochemistry - Theory • Pathophysiology – Theory
• Computer Applications in Pharmacy – Theory
• Environmental sciences – Theory
• Human Anatomy and Physiology II – Practical
• Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I – Practical
• Biochemistry – Practical
• Computer Applications in Pharmacy – Practical
• Pharma Macro Environment

Second Year

Semester III

• Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II – Theory
• Physical Pharmaceutics I – Theory
• Pharmaceutical Microbiology – Theory
• Pharmaceutical Engineering – Theory
• Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II – Practical
• Physical Pharmaceutics I – Practical
• Pharmaceutical Microbiology – Practical
• Pharmaceutical Engineering – Practical
• Statistical Methods of Management
• Marketing Management

Semester IV

• Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry III – Theory
• Medicinal Chemistry I – Theory
• Physical Pharmaceutics II – Theory
• Pharmacology I – Theory
• Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry I – Theory
• Medicinal Chemistry I – Practical
• Physical Pharmaceutics II – Practical
• Pharmacology I – Practical
• Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry I – Practical
• Operations Research • Principles of Economics
• Pharma Selling Process, PSS & KAM

Third Year

Semester V

• Medicinal Chemistry II – Theory
• Industrial Pharmacy I – Theory
• Pharmacology II – Theory
• Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry II – Theory
• Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence – Theory
• Industrial Pharmacy I – Practical
• Pharmacology II – Practical
• Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry II – Practical
• Financial Management I
• Project Management
• Organizational Behavior

Semester VI

• Medicinal Chemistry III – Theory
• Pharmacology III – Theory
• Herbal Drug Technology – Theory
• Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics – Theory
• Pharmaceutical Biotechnology – Theory
• Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance - Theory
• Medicinal Chemistry III – Practical
• Pharmacology III – Practical
• Herbal Drug Technology – Practical
• Marketing Research Methodology including Advanced Statistical Tools
• Operations Management
• Entrepreneurship Management

Fourth Year

Semester VII

• Instrumental Methods of Analysis – Theory
• Industrial Pharmacy II – Theory
• Pharmacy Practice – Theory • Novel Drug Delivery Systems – Theory
• Instrumental Methods of Analysis – Practical
• Practice School
• Financial Management II
• Human Resource Management
• Brand and Product Management
• Customer Connect
• Research Project I

Semester VIII

• Biostatistics and Research Methodology - Theory
• Social and Preventive Pharmacy - Theory
• Elective 1
• Elective 2
• Project Work Electives
• Pharmaceutical Marketing Management - Theory
• Pharmaceutical Regulatory Science – Theory
• Pharmacovigilance – Theory
• Quality Control and Standardization of Herbals – Theory
• Computer Aided Drug Design – Theory
• Cell and Molecular Biology – Theory
• Cosmetic Science – Theory
• Pharmacological Screening Methods – Theory
• Advanced Instrumentation Techniques – Theory
• Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals - Theory
• Pharmaceutical Product Development – Theory
• Quality Management Systems and Practices
• Pharma Supply Chain End to End
• Sales Management
• Brand Plan for Pharma Products
• Research Project II

Fifth Year

Semester IX

• Management Internship Programme
• Quantitative Techniques for Forecasting & Decision Making
• Advance Course in Marketing Strategy
• Elective - 1
• Elective - 2
• Elective - 3
• Elective - 4
• Elective - 5

Electives - Any Five

• International Marketing
• Marketing of Biosimilars & Specialty Products
• Digital Strategy in Pharma Industry
• Customer Relationship Management
• Marketing of Services
• Operations Strategy
• Marketing of Medical Devices
• Corporate Social Responsibility

Semester X

• Business Analytics
• Laws Relevant to Pharmaceutical Industry
• Ethics in Pharma Sales & Marketing
• Business Strategy Management
• Elective - 1
• Elective - 2
• Elective - 3
• Elective - 4
• Elective – 5

Electives - Any Five

• Marketing of OTC / Nutraceuticals
• Marketing of Cosmeceuticals
• Consumer Behaviour
• Pharma & Biomedical Project Management
• Knowledge Management
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Health Insurance & Financing
• Pharma Tech Transfer
• Hospital Management

Placements

Graduates from this course will have a dual advantage of the business lineage of SVKM’s NMIMS Deemed to be University and a solid background of the industrial aspects in pharmacy. This advantage will be of immense use to the ever growing pharma industry worldwide.

Graduates will have priority in placement due to scientific background with managerial expertise.

SPTM has a placement cell. It assists students by providing a platform to enter various Pharma Industries and related organizations. We facilitate the placement activities. The placement cell, along with the student representatives’ co-ordinate industrial training and final placements.

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