Offered Programmes

M. Pharm (Pharmacognosy)

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Programme Overview

M. Pharm (Pharmacognosy) is a two-year postgraduate course the deals with the study of medicine derived from natural sources. The main objective of the course is to prepare the students to become specialists in natural medicine and pharmaceutical products. During the course, students will also cover various topics such as the collection and cultivation of medicinal plants, herbal medicines, toxicology and more.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO) - M. Pharm.

  • icon To provide a comprehensive and advanced pharmaceutical education leading to M. Pharm. Degree.
  • icon To integrate pharmacy knowledge and skills with pharmaceutical research.
  • icon To develop pharmacists to contribute effectively in the social health care system.
  • icon To provide hands on training through state of art infrastructure to inculcate research aptitude in pharmaceutical sciences.
  • icon To inculcate leadership and entrepreneurship capabilities in future pharmacy professionals.

Programme Outcomes

  • icon Demonstrate knowledge of the basic pharmaceutical sciences and the ability to acquire, manage and use current information for problem solving.
  • icon Describe the synthesis, formulation, analysis, pharmacological, pharmacognostical, biotechnological and regulatory aspects of drugs and biopharmaceuticals.
  • icon Identify the rules and regulations involved in the drug discovery and development, manufacture, distribution and sale of medicines.
  • icon Develop problem-based learning approach and analytical thinking in his/her academic and professional life.
  • icon Apply critical thinking skills, including investigation, application, analysis, creativity, evaluation of information, data and documents related to research investigation.
  • icon Demonstrate the ability to plan and implement professional activities.
  • icon Act efficiently as a leader in the diverse areas of the profession.
  • icon Imbibe the skills of scientific communication and research writing.
  • icon Apply the knowledge and skills gained through education to gain recognition in professional circle and society.
  • icon Develop interdisciplinary research with other health care communities to provide innovative solutions.
  • icon Participate in healthcare initiatives to create awareness in society about the effective and safe use of medicines.
  • icon Demonstrate eco-friendly products and processes to maintain public health.
  • icon Exercise ethical practices and moral values in personal and professional endeavours.
  • icon Tackle professional challenges through lifelong learning attitude.
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Key Information


2 Years

Career Prospects

After graduation, the students will be able to venture out and build their careers according to their interests and specialization. Some of the popular job prospects for M.D.  (Biochemistry) are listed below:

  • Consultancy / Private Practice
  • Employment in a Medical college, hospital, research institute, healthcare organisations etc.