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M. Pharmacy is a postgraduate program in Pharmacy that is offered in India. The program is designed for students who have completed their Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy (B. Pharm). The duration of the course is two years and is divided into four semesters. The course covers advanced topics in pharmacy, such as pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacognosy, and clinical pharmacy.

The main objectives of the M. Pharmacy program are to:

Provide advanced knowledge in the field of pharmacy to the students.
Prepare students for research and development in the pharmaceutical industry.
Develop skills in drug design, synthesis, formulation, and evaluation.
Provide training in clinical pharmacy and hospital pharmacy.
Prepare students for careers in academia, industry, and government.


The eligibility criteria for admission to M. Pharmacy program in India are as follows:

  • The candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy (B. Pharm) from a recognized university.
  • The candidate must have secured a minimum of 55% marks in the B. Pharm degree.
  • The admission process usually involves an entrance examination and an interview.

M. Pharmacy program in India offers several specializations, which allow students to focus their studies in a specific area of pharmacy. Some popular specializations are:

  • Pharmacology: This specialization deals with the study of the action of drugs on living organisms and the mechanism of action of drugs.
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry: This specialization focuses on the study of the chemical and physical properties of drugs and the development of new drugs.
  • Pharmaceutics: This specialization deals with the formulation, manufacture, and evaluation of drugs.
  • Pharmacognosy: This specialization deals with the study of medicinal plants, their phytochemistry, and their use in traditional and modern medicine.
  • Clinical Pharmacy: This specialization deals with the application of pharmaceutical principles in the treatment of diseases.
  • Quality Assurance: This specialization deals with the development and implementation of quality systems in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Industrial Pharmacy: This specialization deals with the development and manufacture of drugs and other pharmaceutical products.
  • Drug Design and Development: This specialization deals with the design and synthesis of new drugs and the optimization of their properties.
  • Hospital Pharmacy: This specialization deals with the provision of pharmaceutical care to patients in hospitals.
  • Regulatory Affairs: This specialization deals with the regulation of drugs, biologics, and medical devices.

Career prospects:

After completing the M. Pharmacy program, students can pursue a career in academia, industry, or government. Some popular career options for M. Pharmacy graduates include:

Pharmaceutical Research and Development
Quality Control and Quality Assurance
Regulatory Affairs
Teaching and Academics
Clinical Research
Sales and Marketing in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Hospital Pharmacy
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