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M Pharma

Master of Pharmacy is a Post Graduate Academic Degree which is awarded for a course or program in the field of Pharmacy. It is also known as M.Pharm. or M.Pharma. The duration of Master Degree in Pharmacy is 2 years. M.Pharma. is divided into a number of semesters. At the end of the each semester, there shall be an examination wherein candidates are examined in the courses prescribed for that semester. Students are also required to submit Thesis at the end of the last semester. Master Degree in Pharmacy provides a candidate with various practical aspects of the research methodologies, instrumental techniques, emerging areas and industrial operations. Master of Pharmacy (Hons.) can also be pursued by those who want a strong exposure to Pharmacy subjects.

There are various Pharmacy Schools in India which provide Master of Pharmacy course. For a list of Pharmacy Schools in India, click on the link -

There are a number of recognized

universities worldwide which offer online Pharmacy Degree. Some of the online Pharmacy Degree Schools are University of Florida, Kaplan University, Baker College, Lehigh University, University of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University and University of Liverpool.


Candidates who have passed Bachelor of Pharmacy degree Programme with not less than 50% of marks, of this University or any other University recognised as equivalent thereto by this University, are eligible for admission to the Master of Pharmacy Programmes. For SC/ST candidates, the eligibility is a pass in the B.Pharm. degree Programme. An entrance examination Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) and interview is also conducted for admission. GPAT is an all India Examination to be conducted by the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara on behalf of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. The Scores in Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) were in use till the year 2009 for admission in Masters Programme in Pharmacy (M.Pharm) and also for awarding fellowships/scholarships to Pharmacy graduates along with engineering graduates. The Organizing Committee for GATE expressed its inability to include Pharmacy graduates in GATE with effect from the year 2010, owing to operational problems due to large number of candidates appearing for GATE examination. Therefore, in order to facilitate admission of Pharmacy graduates in M.Pharm. as also to award fellowships/scholarships to Pharmacy graduates, AICTE decided to organize and conduct an examination in the name of Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) with effect from academic year 2010-11. Accordingly, a National Monitoring Committee (NMC) was constituted for monitoring the issues pertaining to the policy as well as conduct of GPAT examination.

Master of Pharmacy Subjects

Subjects depend on one's chosen field of specialisation.

Master of Pharmacy Specialisations
M. Pharm. Industrial Pharmacy.
M. Pharm. Pharmaceutics (Drug Regulatory Affairs).
M. Pharm. Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
M. Pharm. Pharmacognosy.
M. Pharm. Pharmacology.

Who can and Who should pursue Master of Pharmacy Degree
Candidates to want to enhance and sharpen their skills and knowledge in the field of Pharmacy can and should pursue Master of Pharmacy Degree. It is most suited for those who want to set-up a Pharmaceutical manufacturing unit.

Advantages or Benefits of Master of Pharmacy Degree
Master of Pharmacy offers various specialisations which offers one to choose his most preferred field.
Master of Pharmacy provides better exposure to practical skills. The Course also develops communication skills and personality.
M.Pharm. also enables a candidate to go for higher studies abroad. It also enables one to study Ph.D. (Pharmacy) in Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Marketing & Management.

Master of Pharmacy Jobs
There are a variety of Pharmacy jobs availabe for candidates who have completed their M.Pharm. The scope of employment goes higher as one can go for jobs which are only research based.
Employment Areas
Health Centres.
Chemist Shops.
Drug Control Administration.
Medical Dispensing Store.
Pharmaceutical Firms.
Educational Institutes.
Sales And Marketing Department.
Research Agencies.
Food And Drug Administration.

Job Types

Drug Inspector.
Analytical Chemist.
Customs Officer.
Medical Transcriptionist.
Data Manager.
Regulatory Manager.
M.Pharm Courses in India
M.Pharm. (Drug Discovery and Drug Development)
M.Pharm. (Industrial Pharmacy) (https://targetstudy.com/courses/mpharm-industrialpharmacy