M. PHARM (MASTER OF PHARMACY)
M. Pharm, Master of Pharmacy is a two year post graduate program in pharmacy. B. Pharm program educate a graduate student in the sciences of various fields of pharmacy such as industry, marketing, practice, community, drug discovery etc., just to name a few. However, a graduate lacks an in-depth knowledge and hands on experience in psychomotor skills in the specialized areas of the profession of pharmacy.
Shrinathji Institute of Pharmacy, with a view to making a student to face the challenges in the specialized areas of pharmacy profession, has been offering M. Pharm program in two specializations.
- M. PHARM – PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY
- M. PHARM – PHARMACEUTICS
The advantage SIP for a student who wishes to pursue M. Pharm is as follows
- In addition to the regular teachers of the institution, the students will also be exposed to adjunct faculty, either from well-known industries or from reputed universities.
- Electronic journals and Internet connectivity are vital ingredients in the modern learning process and SIP has plenty of both.
- The frequent conduct of conferences, workshops and seminars helps in continuous learning and updating knowledge.
- The Industry Institute Partnership Cell of SIP provides a crucial link with pharma industries.
- The Placement Cell of the college arranges for campus interviews by leading industries. A number of students find themselves recruited through campus selection.
All these give a huge advantage to a postgraduate student of SIP when compared with the next best institution.
- Fine and detailed knowledge of practical aspects and laboratory sessions
- Research work
- Conferences, Workshops and Seminars
- Research position in R & D departments, central laboratories, universities etc.
- Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology: R & D, Analytical R & D, Production, Regulatory affairs
- Higher studies in national and international universities
- Hospital Pharmacists, Clinical research
DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY
M. PHARM PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY
This program was introduced in 2014. The course content is methodically structured and designed to prepare the students for a career in academia as well as pharmaceutical industry. In addition to this, the program empowers students to continue pursue higher studies and research activities. The syllabus of postgraduate program provides theoretical knowledge in variety of topics related to drug design, advanced topics in medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, process chemistry and analytical techniques in the first year of their academic career. The practical exercises that have been framed helps the students to get practical skills in diverse areas like analytical techniques, drug synthesis, natural product isolation, physicochemical properties, separation techniques etc. Seminars are part of the training program and it provides opportunity to develop good communication and presentation skills. In the second year of their academic program, the students are given opportunity to carry out dissertation in industry as well as reputed National laboratories.
The department supports the students in getting projects in industry and employment in academia as well as industry. The department has been successful in achieving 100 % placement all these years. We are proud of our alumni and many of them have excelled in their field. Our alumni are spread all over the world including Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Zydus Cadila, Cipla and Sun Pharma.
SCOPE OF THE PROGRAM
Pharmaceutical Chemistry is a stimulating discipline which links many scientific disciplines and allows for collaboration with researchers from other disciplines like biologists, toxicologists, pharmacologists, theoretical chemists, microbiologists, and bio-pharmacists in developing new drugs. One can place himself/herself in a competitive position by having strong background in organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry.
This discipline offers a wide variety of job opportunities in academic environment pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies, government agencies, research laboratories. Pharmaceutical chemists are involved in wide range of activities and have the privilege of getting excited about exploring the unknown. Pharmaceutical chemists are involved in designing and synthesizing new drugs as well as evaluate those drugs which are already in the market. They have the responsibility of designing newer drugs with improved efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetic profiles.
The expertise of Pharmaceutical Chemists is utilized in improving the process by which pharmaceuticals are made and thereby develop the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly process.
Analytical pharmaceutical chemists are very much sought by the pharmaceutical industries for their skills in critically analyzing and manipulating the properties of drugs. Pharmaceutical chemists are involved developing stringent analytical methods to the product for ensuring purity and develop analytical methods that will be useful for toxicological and pharmacological investigations.
Government agencies like Drug Regulatory Authorities employ them for reviewing IND/NDA/ANDAs submitted by pharmaceutical companies and for developing new regulatory guidelines.
DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICS
M. PHARM (PHARMACEUTICS)
The Department of Pharmaceutics is a place where commitment to excellence in academia, research and development is demonstrated through productivity and success of our faculty and students. We continue to march with times and our program focuses on expanding the scientific avenues for improving the delivery of drugs and therapeutic agents. We offer a training environment that includes latest formulation laboratory instrumentation and technologies supervised by experienced teachers and dedicated staffs.
The Department of Pharmaceutics, established in 2014 in SIP, having intake of 15 students. The department is equipped with the state of art laboratories, ultra-modern facilities and competitive staff which have been considered as most sophisticated infrastructure in the country. The focused research areas of the department are i) Preformulation studies, ii) Development of different pharmaceutical dosage forms including novel and nanotechnology based drug delivery systems, iii) Evaluation of developed dosage forms with respect to various in vitro and in vivo parameters and iv) Studying the biopharmaceutical and pharmacokinetic aspects of the drug as well as its dosage forms.
A number of research articles are published in reputed journals every year. The department undertakes research projects from government as well as private funding agencies. Also it has excellent placement record. Academic and research excellence is achieved by changing curriculum, syllabus and pedagogy to meet the current requirements of pharmaceutical Industries, academics and regulatory bodies.
DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF
- Multi-particulate Drug Delivery Systems
- Sustained Release Dosage Forms
- Immediate release dosage forms
- Ocular Drug Delivery Systems
- Transdermal Drug Delivery Systems (including iontophoresis and sonophoresis)
- Semisolid dosage forms
- Dental preparations
- Nanopharmaceuticals (nanoparticles, liposomes, solid lipid nanoparticles, dendrimers, etc).
The program M. Pharm Pharmaceutics has been designed to cater to the ever increasing demands of the pharmaceutical industry, research organizations and academic institutions with special emphasis in the area of formulation development.
The course content is methodically structured and designed to prepare the students for a career in pharmaceutical industry and to continue research activities in various pharma avenues including higher studies. The program provides various opportunities to the students to participate in R & D projects and to develop the research skills. Brief outline of the courses to be studied under this program in First and Second Semester M. Pharm is given below:
- Advanced Pharmaceutics: Focuses on the design of various dosage forms, challenges in the development of formulations, packaging, scale-up, regulatory and intellectual property issues
- Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics: Involves study of factors influencing absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs and using this knowledge to enhance bioavailability. This course also covers compartment modelling, nonlinear pharmacokinetics, BA/BE studies and PK-PD relationships
- Pharmaceutical Product Development: In this course, efforts are made to impart knowledge on various aspects of drug development process including generic products, biostatistics and principles of quality by design (QbD)
- Advances in Drug Delivery Systems: Includes the study of basic concepts and design and evaluation aspects of novel drug delivery systems, devices and technologies. This course also embodies targeted drug delivery systems and nanotechnology based drug delivery systems
- Modern Pharmaceutical Analysis: This course covers basic analytical methods/ techniques such as spectroscopy, chromatography, and electrophoresis which are generally used in the evaluation of drugs and their dosage forms.
In Second Year MPharm, students choose a particular area of research and perform a full-year project work in a specified innovative area either in the college or industry.
SCOPE OF THE PROGRAMS
The vast yet potential syllabus empowers students to excel and provides a lot of scope in getting the placement. The alumni of both programs are placed in reputed pharma companies, research laboratories and academic institutions worldwide. Campus recruitments are held annually and there is almost 100 % placement every year for both the branches.
- Pharmaceutical Industries: There are different areas such as production/ manufacturing, validation aspects, quality assurance/ control, technology transfer, process development, formulation development, generic product development, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK), intellectual property rights, pharmacovigilence, scientific writing and regulatory affairs where candidates of both the disciplines are getting recruited
- Entrepreneurship and consultancy: Post graduates are also trained and encouraged to build their career as entrepreneurs to start pharmaceutical company or as consultants to pharma companies
- Higher studies and academics: One can also go for higher degrees in research as well as for teaching jobs in academic institutions.