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    M Pharma

    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 the field of pharmacy. The course 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 course is highly career-oriented and opens up excellent opportunities for those who want to pursue research jobs in pharmacy domain. After the completion of the M.Pharm course students have a huge scope of research to work as  Research Associate, Research Assistant, Scientist, etc.

    M.Pharm Course Highlights

    Some of the major highlights of the M.Pharm course are as follows:

    Course Name

    Master of Pharmacy

    Short Name





    2 Years

    Annual Course Fee

    Rs. 30,000 - Rs. 1,75,000

    Average Initial Salary

    Rs. 4,00,000 - Rs. 7,00,000

    Exam Type


    Minimum Academic Requirement


    Minimum Aggregate Score Requirement

    50% or More

    Selection Process

    National, State or University-Level Entrance Exam

    Exams Accepted

    GPAT, NIPER, APPGECET Pharmacy, etc.

    Employment Sectors

    Government/Private Hospitals, Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Industries, etc.

    M.Pharm (Master of Pharmacy) Eligibility Criteria

    • To be eligible for Master of Pharmacy course, the students must have a minimum of 50% or equivalent CGPA in their Bachelor of Pharmacy or BPharmacy course from a recognized university or college from PCI (Pharmacy Council of India)
    • Some colleges required a minimum of 60% or equivalent to be eligible for M.Pharm admissions.

    M.Pharm Admission Process:

    Admission to the M.Pharm course 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 course is decided once the result is announced and the 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



    M.Pharm (Master of Pharmacy) 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 of the popular employment sectors and job profiles in this domain:

    Options M.Pharm
    Employment Areas
    • Quality Control
    • Quality Assurance
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Health Economy
    • Nutrition Pharmacy
    • Research & Development
    Job Profiles
    • Consultant Pharmacists
    • Dispensary Manager
    • Clinical Pharmacist
    • Dispensary Pharmacist
    • Hospital Pharmacist
    • Community Pharmacist
    • Medicines Safety Manager
    • Pharmacy Assistant
    • Medicines Management Technician
    • Senior Clinical Pharmacists
    • Medical Representative

    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.

    FAQs about M.Pharm

    How much is the salary of an M.Pharm graduate in India?

    The salary of an M.Pharm graduate can range anywhere between ?4,00,000 - 7,00,000 every year, initially. With experience, candidates will be able to earn a lot more.

    What job profiles after M.Pharm can I pursue in India?

    Depending on the specialisation that you chose to pursue, some of the job profiles after M.Pharm in India include Senior Clinical Pharmacists, Hospital Pharmacists, Pharmaceutical Consultant, Medicine Safety Manager, Drug Quality Assurance Manager, etc.

    What are the employment opportunities after M.Pharm in India?

    Some of the areas of employment after M.Pharm in India include Quality Control, Nutrition Pharmacy, Research & Development, Sales and Marketing, Quality Assurance and many more.

    What are the popular entrance exams for M.Pharm in India?

    The popular entrance exams conducted for M.Pharm in India include GPAT, APPGECET Pharmacy, BITS HD Pharmacy, AIPSSCET and many more.

    Do I need to appear for an M.Pharm entrance exam in India?

    Yes, you will be required to appear for an M.Pharm entrance exam in India since most colleges offer admissions based on entrance test scores. You may either be asked to appear for a National Level entrance exam, State Level entrance exam or a University level entrance exam.
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    Related Questions


    Simran Saini, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear Student,

    The first step is to check whether you meet the eligibility or not and then apply for the same in online/offline mode. The official notification for admissions has not been released by this college.

    Keeping the current scenario in mind, we have curated you a list of top M.Pharm colleges for which, you can get admission without stepping out of your house. Amazing right? Well explore the colleges mentioned below and if you feel like knowing more about them or want to apply, fill out our Common Application Form (CAF) and our education experts will guide you through the entire admission process. If you have any questions, you can avail FREE counselling by calling on our tollfree number 1800-572-9877.

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

    Simran Saini, CollegeDekho Expert


    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


    Does IIT, indore offers distance m pharma?
    -BHAKTI -Updated on May-27-20201 Answers

    Diksha Nautiyal, Student / Alumni

    Dear Student, 

    No, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indore does not offer the Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) programme. The Centre for Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering (BSBE) was initiated at IIT Indore in the year 2012 to promote research and development in areas of Biosciences, Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering but to get admission opportunity here, you must already hold an M.Pharm degree or M.Tech or MSc in Biological Sciences or any equivalent degree from a recognised university. 

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