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M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutics)

The course addresses a scientific area, which at present, is the basis for some of the main methods of research in the area of development of pharmaceutical products. It is designed to familiarize the student with the fundamental principles pertaining to and the techniques employed in the formulation design for pharmaceutical agents. Introduction of the student to research techniques in the pharmaceutical sciences is made at the initial stage of their studies, which enriches their understanding and application of their knowledge during their research projects. Student will complete the course with advanced knowledge and skills applicable for a variety of practice settings in dosage form design, manufacturing technology, regulatory aspects, patents, quality control and quality assurance.

Merits

  • Tailor made course suitable for pharma industries and research organizations.
  • Case studies from top industry executives.
  • Experienced and vibrant faculty with expertise in pharmacy education and research areas.
  • Frequent interaction with industry and research team.
  • Opportunity to grow with industrial training.
  • Need based research in industry related areas.

Duration

The course shall extend over two years, consisting of two semester in the first year, followed by research work on industry related project and submission of dissertation in the second year.

Intake

M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutics) - 15 Seats

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/ submit the dissertation as the case may be. 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

  • Dr. Sanjay Jain, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. H. S. Gour Central University, Sagar (MP), India.
  • Dr. M. M. Patel, Director & Principal (SVBIP), Bapu Gujarat Knowledge Village, Gandhinagar-Mansa Road, Po. Vasan, Gandhinagar.

Value Proposition

The 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

  • Specially designed course suitable for job placement in pharma industries & research organizations.
  • Top level senior faculty with expertise in Pharmacy education and research areas
  • Weekly interaction with industry and research organization with top bosses / executives
  • Opportunity to develop with current research trends in Pharma 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 Institute believes that self learning is the best means of learning, especially at the post graduate level, and accordingly, faculty should act as facilitators more than teachers. A great deal of emphasis is therefore placed on experiential learning. Students are required to work on a number of industrial and academic research projects during the three years that they are on campus.  In addition, teaching is heavily oriented towards case studies, presentations, quizzes, assignments, workshops and labs. A variety of seminars are organized by students and faculty members during the academic session. There is a strong belief that at the Institute in ‘learning by doing’ and in the dictum that a true pharma education goes beyond the classroom. The students are therefore exposed to technical depth of the subject and are also encouraged to participate in all professional activities.

Curriculum

First Year

Semester I

  • Drug Regulatory Affairs & Quality Systems
  • Dosage Form Technology
  • Advances in Pharmaceutical Technology I
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
  • Professional Communication*
           Lab for 2 to 4
          * Compulsory to pass

Semester II

  • Pharmaceutical Technology & Packaging
  • Advances in Pharmaceutical Technology II
  • Quality Assurance
  • Advances in Industrial Pharmacy
         Lab for 1 to 3

Second Year

1. Major Project Work (Semester III & IV)

2. Minor Project Work (Semester III & IV)

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