Master in Pharmacy (M.Pharm)

Duration of the Course
The program of study for M. Pharm shall extended over a period of four semester (two academic years). The curricula and syllabi for the program shall be prescribed from time to time by Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi.

Minimum qualification for admission
A pass in the following examinations

  1. B. Pharm Degree examination of an Indian university established by law in India from an institution approved by pharmacy Council of India and has scored not less than 55% of the maximum marks (aggregate of 4 years of B. Pharm)
  2. Every student, selected for admission to post graduate pharmacy program in any PCI approved institution should have obtained registration with State Pharmacy Council or should obtain the same within one month from the date of his/her admission, failing which the admission of the candidate shall be cancelled.

Medium of instruction and examinations
Medium of instruction and examination shall be in English

Working days in each semester
Each semester shall consist of not less than 100 working days. The odd semesters shall be conducted from the month of June/July to November/December and the even semesters shall be conducted from the month of December/January to May/June in every calendar year.

M.PHARM (Pharmacology)

Semester I

Course Code Course
MPA101T Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques
MPL101T Advanced Pharmacology-I
MPL102T Pharmacological and Toxicological Screening Methods-I
MPL103T Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
MPL104P Pharmacology Practical I
MPA105P Modern Pharmaceutical Analysis Practical
- Seminar/Assignment

Semester II

Course Code Course
MPL201T Advanced Pharmacology II
MPL202T Pharmacological and Toxicological Screening Methods-II
MPL203T Principles of Drug Discovery
MPL204T Experimental Pharmacology practical- II
MPL205P Pharmacology- II Practical
MPL206P Pharmacology -III Practical
- Seminar/Assignment

Semester III

Course Code Course
MPM101T Research Methodology and Biostatistics*
- Journal club
- Discussion / Presentation
(Proposal Presentation
- Research Work

*Non-University Exam
Semester IV

Course Code Course
- Journal club
- Research Work
- Discussion/Final Presentation

 Attendance and progress
A candidate is required to put in at least 80% attendance in individual courses considering theory and practical separately. The candidate shall complete the prescribed course satisfactorily to be eligible to appear for the respective examinations.


There shall be an examination for M. Pharm Part-I at the end of one academic year. For M. Pharm Part-II, the examination shall be an evaluation of dissertation and Viva-Voce at the end of twelve months (one year) after commencement of M. Pharm Part-II course.

 Program/Course credit structure
As per the philosophy of Credit Based Semester System, certain quantum of academic work viz. theory classes, practical classes, seminars, assignments, etc. are measured in terms of credits. On satisfactory completion of the courses, a candidate earns credits. The amount of credit associated with a course is dependent upon the number of hours of instruction per week in that course. Similarly, the credit associated with any of the other academic, co/extra-curricular activities is dependent upon the quantum of work expected to be put in for each of these activities per week/per activity.

Credit assignment

Theory and Laboratory courses
Courses are broadly classified as Theory and Practical. Theory courses consist of lecture (L) and Practical (P) courses consist of hours spent in the laboratory. Credits (C) for a course is dependent on the number of hours of instruction per week in that course, and is obtained by using a multiplier of one (1) for lecture and a multiplier of half (1/2) for practical (laboratory) hours.Thus, for example, a theory course having four lectures per week throughout the semester carries a credit of 4. Similarly, a practical having four laboratory hours per week throughout semester carries a credit of 2. The contact hours of seminars, assignments and research work shall be treated as that of practical courses for the purpose of calculating credits. i.e., the contact hours shall be multiplied by 1/2. Similarly, the contact hours of journal club, research work presentations and discussions with the supervisor shall be considered as theory course and multiplied by 1.

Minimum credit requirements
The minimum credit points required for the award of M. Pharm. degree is 95. However, based on the credit points earned by the students under the head of cocurricular activities, a student shall earn a maximum of 100 credit points. These credits are divided into Theory courses, Practical, Seminars, Assignments, Research work, Discussions with the supervisor, Journal club and Co-Curricular activities over the duration of four semesters. Courses generally progress in sequence, building competencies and their positioning indicates certain academic maturity on the part of the learners. Learners are expected to follow the semester wise schedule of courses given in the syllabus.

Academic work
A regular record of attendance both in Theory, Practical, Seminar, Assignment, Journal club, Discussion with the supervisor, Research work presentation and Dissertation shall be maintained by the department / teaching staff of respective courses.

Scheme of Examination:

A. Sessional Examination:

Two sessional exams shall be conducted for each theory / practical course as per the schedule fixed by the college(s). The average marks of two sessional exams shall be computed for internal assessment.

Promotion and award of grades
A student shall be declared PASS and eligible for getting grade in a course of
M.Pharm programme if he/she secures at least 50% marks in that particular
Course including internal assessment.

Eligibility Criteria
A student shall be eligible to carry forward all the courses of I and II semesters till the III semester examinations. However, he/she shall not be eligible to attend the courses of IV semester until all the courses of I, II and III semesters are successfully completed.
A student shall be eligible to get his/her CGPA upon successful completion of the courses of I to IV semesters within the stipulated time period as per the norms.

Grading of performances

 Letter grades and grade points allocations:
Based on the performances, each student shall be awarded a final letter grade at the end of the semester for each course.The letter grades and their corresponding grade points are given in Table

Table: Letter grades and grade points equivalent to Percentage of marks and performances

Percentage of Marks obtained Letter Grade Grade Point performance
90.00 - 100 O 10 Outstanding
80.00 - 89.99 A 9 Excellent
70.00 - 79.99 B 8 Good
60.00 - 69.99 C 7 Fair
50.00 – 59.99 D 6 Average
Less than 50 F 0 Fail
Absent AB 0 Fail

A learner who remains absent for any end semester examination shall be assigned a letter grade of AB and a corresponding grade point of zero. He/she should reappear for the said evaluation/examination in due course.

The Semester grade point average (SGPA)
The performance of a student in a semester is indicated by a number called ‘Semester Grade Point Average’ (SGPA). The SGPA is the weighted average of the grade points obtainedin all the courses by the student during the semester. For example, if a student takes five courses(Theory/Practical) in a semester with credits C1, C2, C3, C4 and C5 and the student’s grade pointsin these courses are G1, G2, G3, G4 and G5, respectively, and then students’ SGPA is equal to:

C1G1 + C2G2 + C3G3 + C4G4
SGPA   =         --------------------------------------------------
C1 + C2 + C3 + C4
The SGPA is calculated to two decimal points.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
The CGPA is calculated with the SGPA of all the VIII semesters to two decimal points and is indicated in final grade report card/final transcript showing the grades of all VIII semesters and their courses. The CGPA shall reflect the failed statusin case of F grade(s),till the course(s) is/are passed. When the course(s)is/are passed by obtaining a pass grade on subsequent examination(s) theCGPA shall only reflect the new grade and not the fail grades earned earlier.The CGPA is calculated as:

C1S1 + C2S2 + C3S3 + C4S4
CGPA =       ------------------------------------------
C1 + C2 + C3 + C4
where C1, C2, C3,…. is the total number of credits for semester I,II,III,…. and S1,S2, S3,….is the SGPA of semester I,II,III,…. .

Declaration of class
The class shall be awarded on the basis of CGPA as follows:
First Class with Distinction = CGPA of. 7.50 and above
First Class = CGPA of 6.00 to 7.49
Second Class = CGPA of 5.00 to 5.99

Project work
All the students shall undertake a project under the supervision of a teacher in Semester III to IV and submit a report. 4 copies of the project report shall be submitted (typed & bound copy not less than 75 pages).
The internal and external examiner appointed by the University shall evaluate the project at the time of the Practical examinations of other semester(s).

Award of Ranks
Ranks and Medals shall be awarded on the basis of final CGPA. However, candidates who fail in one or more courses during the M.Pharm program shall not be eligible for award of ranks. Moreover, the candidates should have completed the M. Pharm program in minimum prescribed number of years, (two years) for the award of Ranks.

Award of degree
Candidates who fulfill the requirements mentioned above shall be eligible for award of degree during the ensuing convocation.

Duration for completion of the program of study
The duration for the completion of the program shall be fixed as double the actual duration of the program and the students have to pass within the said period, otherwise they have to get fresh Registration.

Revaluation I Retotaling of answer papers
There is no provision for revaluation of the answer papers in any examination. However,the candidates can apply for retotaling by paying prescribed fee.

Re-admission after break of study
Candidate who seeks re-admission to the program after break of study has to get the approval from the university by paying a condonation fee.