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M.PHARM. (PHARMACEUTICS) + MBA (PHARMA TECH AND HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT)

This is a 3 year integrated program spread over 9 trimesters, leading to Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm. – Pharmaceutics) and Masters in Business Administration MBA (Pharma Tech & Healthcare Management). The candidate will acquire postgraduate dual degrees, one in technical field (research) and second in managerial skills in Pharma sector. This also saves one academic year. This program is conducted by well-experienced senior faculty in addition to visiting professors/ industry experts.

The syllabus of M. Pharm. (Full Time) and management portion of MBA (Pharma Tech) have been blended 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 research & management education.

In the first year of this program, students learn 8 technical subjects and 12 management subjects. The technical subjects cover the areas of Drug Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurances, Advances in Pharmaceutical Technology, Dosage Form Technology, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Industrial Pharmacy and Packaging. The management subjects cover the areas of Business Communication, Management of Technology & Innovation, Business Economics, Principles and Practice of Management, Marketing Management, Operations Research, Organizational Behaviour, Pharmaceutical Marketing, Statistical Methods, Project Management and Cost Accounting.

In the first two trimesters of second year, students take up a major project on technical subject. Third trimester of second year covers 8 subjects. First two trimesters of third year covers of 10 subjects, along with electives as mentioned in the curriculum. In the third trimester of the third year, students take up management internship program.

Merits

M. Pharm. (Pharmaceutics) + MBA (Pharma Tech & Healthcare Management)

  • Tailor made course suitable for pharma industries and research organizations.
  • Industry oriented course: More employability being Techno-managers.
  • Course meets the model curriculum: need based, conceptual, proactive and research based.
  • Industry exposure.
  • Experienced and vibrant faculty with expertise in pharmacy research & management education.
  • Frequent interaction with industry and research team.
  • Need based research in industry related areas.
  • Added placement value due to dual degrees.

Duration

M. Pharm. (Pharmaceutics) + MBA (Pharma Tech & Healthcare Management) - The course shall be a three years dual degree program

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 Pharmaceutics & Quality Assurance

  • Prof. Vandana B. Patravale, Professor of Pharmaceutics, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
  • Dr. K. Vishvanath, Sr. Pharma Consultant, Thane
  • Dr. N. Udupa, Director (Research), Manipal Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, Manipal, Karnataka

Board Of Studies For Pharmaceutical Technology Management

  • Mr. Shailendra Bobhate, Director, Supply Chain & Generic Business, Abbot Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai,
  • Mr. Satessh Siingh, General Manager (Sales & Marketing), RPG Life Sciences Ltd., Mumbai
  • Mr. Vikas Gadre, Director General, Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mumbai
  • Mr. Ronald C. Sequeria, Executive Director, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Mumbai
  • Mr. Shailesh Kamat, General Manager, Head Fusion Business Unit, Distribution & Logistics, Novartis India Ltd. Sandoz Business Unit, Mumbai
  • Mr. B. S. Dhingra, Chief Executive – Domestic Pharma, Unichem Laboratories Ltd., Mumbai

Value Proposition

The Pharmaceutics department is actively engaged in following research activities - Preformulation studies, Preparation and evaluation of different types of formulations, such as

  • Tablets [immediate release, sustained release, orally disintegrating, taste masked etc]
  • Gels
  • Liquid orals
  • Powders or granules for suspension and/or solutions.
  • Design and development of novel drug delivery systems such as
  • Ophthalmic drug delivery systems
  • Floating drug delivery systems
  • Bioadhesive drug delivery systems
  • Osmotic drug delivery systems
  • Liposomal drug delivery systems
  • Nanoparticles
  • Herbal formulations

Program Objectives

M. Pharm. (Pharmaceutics) + MBA (Pharma Tech & Healthcare Management)

  • Specially designed course suitable for job placement in pharma industries & research organizations.
  • MBA increases chances of multitasking in restricted job/ task scenario in a company as they do not want employees who can work only in silo’s.
  • Feedback from Pharma companies clearly indicate that they appreciate such integrated courses, as they want manager’s not workers in R&D management/ IPR management / Marketing management, to suit the global requirements/ job works they plan to get.
  • Opportunity to develop with current research trends in industries.
  • Need based research in industry related areas.
  • Case studies from top industry executives.
  • Industry oriented research model with opportunity to have electives of special interest.

Pedagogy

The course is predominantly based on presentations and interactions with a strong focus on the research components of pharmacy. This pedagogy enables students to take decisions based on their strong academic, practical and industrial background in the pharma sector. The course is reviewed regularly in consultation with our Board of Studies, which comprises people from pharma industry, research, FDA and pharma institutes from all over India. Thus the course is tailor made to fulfill the requirements of pharma scientists of the growing pharma industries worldwide.

Curriculum

First Year

Semester I

  • Drug Regulatory Affairs & Quality Systems
  • Dosage Form Technology
  • Advances in Pharmaceutical Technology I
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
        Lab for 2 to 4
  • Management Today
  • Business Economics
  • Human Resource Management - I
  • Sales Management
  • Financial Management - I
  • Statistics for Management
  • Project Management
  • Marketing Management

Semester II

  • Pharmaceutical Technology & Packaging
  • Advances in Pharmaceutical Technology II
  • Quality Assurance
  • Advances in Industrial Pharmacy
        Lab for 1 to 3
  • Managerial Communications
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Operations Research
  • Marketing of Pharmaceutical Products & Industry Trends
  • Operations Management
  • Brand and Product Management
  • Pharma Industry Supply Chain and Logistics Management
  • Entrepreneurship Management

Second Year

1. Major Project Work (Semester III & IV)

2. Minor Project Work (Semester III & IV)

ThirdYear

Semester V

  • Management Internship Programme
  • Quantitative Techniques for Forecasting and Decision Making
  • Legal Aspects of Pharma Business - I
  • Financial Management - II
  • Services Marketing
  • Marketing Research Methodology with Adv. Statistical Tools
  • Digital Strategies in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry
        Electives - Mgt - 4 , Pharma Tech - 2
  • International Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Operational Excellence in Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Operations Strategy
  • International Finance
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Medical Devices
  • Hospital Management

Semester VI

  • Strategic Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Quality Management Systems and Practices
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Legal aspects of Pharma Business - II
  • Distribution Management
  • Human Resource Management - II
        Electives - Mgt - 4 , Pharma Tech - 2
  • Pricing Strategies with DPCO
  • Strategies for OTC Products
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Project Management
  • Services Operations Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Employee Relations in Pharma Industry & T.D. in Pharma Industry
  • Health Insurance and Health Financing system
  • Management of (Pharma) Technology Acquisition and Transfer
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