M Pharm in Pharmacognosy

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About M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy

M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy is a two-year postgraduate course in which students study about the medicines derived from the natural sources. Under the course, the students also study the interactions of a living organism with chemical products that influence biochemical functions or abnormalities. The course involves cultivation and collection of medicinal plants, drug discovery from herbal medicine, toxicology, quality control and research in the manufacture of drugs. The purpose of the M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy course is to prepare the graduate as a specialist in natural medicine and pharmaceutical products. 

M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy Highlights

The Major Highlights of M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy is mentioned below:-

Course Level





2 Years

Exam Type

Semester Wise

Annual Fees

Rs 48,000/- to Rs 1,00,000/-


Rs 2,80,000/- to Rs 7,50,000/- LPA

Job Roles

Analytical Chemist, Customs Officer, Drug Inspector, Health Care Unit Manager etc

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M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility for M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy course are as follows:

  • Candidates must have a valid B.Pharm degree with minimum 50% marks from any recognized university.

  • In some cases, candidates also need to appear for the admission test conducted by the college or university.

M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy Admission Process

  • In most of the college's admission to M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy is done on the basis of merit i.e. candidates performance in the last qualifying examination.

  • However, some of the colleges/ universities conduct their entrance exam for admissions.

  • There are also some colleges that accept students on the basis of their performance in national/ state level entrance exams such as GPAT, TS PGECET etc.

M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy Course Fee

The annual course fee for M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy for both government and private institutions is shown below:-


Minimum Fee

Maximum Fee

Government/ Public Institutions

Rs 10,000/- 

Rs 50,000/- 

Private Institutions

Rs 50,000 

Rs 1,00,000/- 

NOTE: This is an average fee range and the course fee may vary from institute to institute.

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M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy Syllabus

Semester 1:-


Major Topics to Study


Cultivation of Medicinal Plants


Modern Analytical Techniques


Plant Drug Standardization


Pharmacognosy Laboratory I

Semester 2:-


Major Topics to Study


Phytochemistry and Biogenesis


Plant Biotechnology


Advances in Pharmacognosy


Pharmacognosy Laboratory II

Semester 3:-


Major Topics to Study


Research Work for one year; The thesis shall be presented by the candidate at the end of the record academic year.

Semester 4:-


Major Topics to Study



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M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy Career Options and Job Prospects

Some of the well-known employment sectors and job profiles that the candidates can choose after completing their M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy are listed below:

Employment Sectors

  • Government Jobs 

  • Medicine Departments

  • Pharma Industries

  • Research & Medical Institutes

  • Food & Cosmetic Industries

  • Pharmaceutical Companies


Job Profiles

  • Research Associate

  • Senior Research Associate

  • Manufacturing Quality Assurance Inspector

  • Medical Writer 

  • Business Development Assistant 

  • Medical Coder

  • Lab Technician

  • Lecturer & Professor

  • Medical Transcriptionist

  • Publisher & Columnist

  • Regulatory Manager

  • Researcher

  • Retailing Supervisor

  • Teacher

Average Salary

Rs 2,80,000/- to Rs 7,50,000/- LPA

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FAQs about M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy

What is the duration of the course M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy ?

M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy is a 2 year course.

What are the popular specializations related to M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy ?

Some of the popular specializations for M.Pharm. (Master of Pharmacy) are : Ayurveda , Natural Products & Phytochemistry , Marine Pharmacology , Pharmaceutical Chemistry , Anatomy.

What is the average fee for the course M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy ?

The average fee for M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy is INR 50,000 per year.

I want admission in M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

BITS Higher Degree Entrance Test , Combined Paramedical Nursing & Pharmacy Entrance Exam , Siksha O Anusandhan University Admission Test , Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test , Delhi University Arts are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy courses.

What are the top colleges offering M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Pharmacy courses : Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Manipal) , Indian Institute of Technology (Varanasi) , P.S.G College of Pharmacy (Coimbatore) , JAMIA HAMDARD (New Delhi) , Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute (Chennai). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer M.Pharm in Pharmacognosy or not.
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Related Questions

Sir 2course ke liy apply kr sakte ha
-Shivkumar -Updated on June-23-20201 Answers

Simran Saini, CollegeDekho Expert

-Answered on June-23-2020


Yes, you can apply for multiple courses in CPNET 2020 exam. The entrance exam is a single-window for multiple courses. However, you will be eligible for admissions in only one course.

PNET is conducted by Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences (UPUMS) for admission to Pharmacy, Paramedical and Nursing courses. CPNET is conducted in an offline mode. Qualifying the intermediate examination is the minimum academic requirement for CPNET 2020.  These students get admission in the courses offered by the following colleges under Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences.

  • College of Dentistry

  • College of Nursing

  • Paramedical Vigyan Mahavidyalaya

  • Pharmacy College of Saifai



Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

-Answered on Feb-03-2020

Dear Student,

To be eligible for the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) course, you need to have cleared a B.Pharm course from an institute recognized by the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI).

You may be also required to have a certain minimum percentage in the bachelor's course, which depends upon the college you wish to join.

Here is a list of colleges offering MPharm in Clinical Pharmacy in India.

If you need help with admissions, please fill our Common Application Form or call our toll-free number 1800-572-9877.

Thank you.


Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

-Answered on Dec-12-2019

Dear Student,

CollegeDekho is an online platform that provides guidance, counselling and information about the courses offered in colleges in India and select countries abroad. We do not offer any course directly but we can help you find the best college(s) for your requirements.

Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) is a postgraduate programme open to candidates who have completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) programme. Please refer to this list of colleges offering M.Pharm in India.

If you need help with admissions, you can fill our Common Application Form or call our toll-free student helpline number 1800-572-9877.

Thank you.