M.Pharm (Master of Pharmacy) - Course Overview

Duration: 2.0 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 50,000 / Year

1870 courses | 928 colleges

About M.Pharm (Master of Pharmacy)

Master of Pharmacy or M.Pharm is a two-year postgraduate pharmacy course for those who seek research and high-level jobs in this fields. The programme covers advanced topics in this field and with the process of turning a new chemical element into medicines or compounds that can be used for medicinal purposes.

The duration of the M.Pharma course offered by some of the courses can be more than two years. The programme is highly career oriented and opens up excellent opportunities for those who want to pursue research jobs in pharmacy domain. Research and dissertation are also an important part of the course as well.

M.Pharm (Master of Pharmacy) Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required: B.Pharm
  • Minimum Marks Required: 50%

M.Pharm Admission Process:

Admission to the M.Pharm programme is done on the basis of entrance exams that are organized by the central pharmaceutical authorities or the state medical authorities. Some of the exams are also conducted by universities.

Cut-offs of different institutes offering the programme is decided once the result is announced and merit list is prepared to shortlist students for M.Pharm. Popular entrance exams for M.Pharma are:

  • GPAT
  • NIPER Exam
  • APPGECET Pharmacy
  • BITS HD Pharmacy

M.Pharm (Master of Pharmacy) Syllabus

First Year:

Modern Analytical Technique

Pharmaceutical Production Management

Product Development

Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics

Pharmaceutical Biostatistics and Computer Application

Synopsis of the proposed dissertation

Pharm Biotechnology

Recent Advances in Drug Delivery System

Drug Regulatory Affairs and Intellectual Property Rights


Second Year:

Dissertation and Presentation



Career Options and Job Prospects

India has come a far way in the pharmaceutical domain and there are various pharmaceutical industries that offer lucrative jobs to experts in this domain. Jobs are available in various hospitals and government pharmacies as well. With this postgraduate degree, candidates can also pursue teaching jobs in pharmacy colleges and guide budding pharmacists who want to pursue this career. Following are some popular job profiles in this domain:

  • Consultant Pharmacists
  • Dispensary Manager
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Dispensary Pharmacist
  • Hospital Pharmacist
  • Community Pharmacist
  • Medicines Safety Manager
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Medicines Management Technician
  • Senior Clinical Pharmacists

Salaries after pursuing M.Pharma can vary from Rs. 4 lakh to Rs. 7 lakh per annum depending on the type of job that you are pursuing. Generally, the best salaries are earned by taking up jobs at pharmaceutical companies and government departments. Private pharmacies also make a lot of money and the owner can make up to Rs. 15 lakhs per annum.