Master of Pharmacy or M.Pharm is a postgraduate course in pharmacy line. Pharmacognosy is the domain of pharmacy which deals with the study of medicines derives from natural resources. It also includes the study of various interactions occurring between chemicals and living organisms and affecting normal and abnormal biochemical functions. The natural substances having medicinal properties are considered as pharmaceuticals and this course focuses on the study of these substances and their various usages in medicines.
The course is technical in nature and candidates cannot pursue the same through correspondence. It needs to be attended in regular mode only.
Candidates holding Bachelor of Pharmacy/ B.Pharm from a registered and recognized institute are eligible for this course. The minimum qualifying marks should be 55% to become eligible for this course and the age criteria vary from one to another college. So candidates are advised to check the same before submitting their applications to avoid end moment rejections.
Admissions can be offered on the direct basis or first cum and first serve basis in most of the institutes. Some institutes also offer on merit basis whereas some reputed institutes conduct entrance tests to validate the knowledge of candidates and to shortlist the deserving candidates for the course.
The duration of the course is 2 years which is equivalent to 4 semesters. Each semester is having 6 months duration.
Further Study options
If a candidate wants to continue his or her studies after completion of this course, the available and suitable option if Ph.D. or Doctor of Philosophy in same or related subject. It is a research-based degree course and provides opportunities
The course teaches about the cultivation of medicinal plants, plant drug standardization, modern analytical techniques, Pharmacognosy, etc. Candidates also learn about plant biotechnology, Phytochemistry, and Biogenesis during this course. Lab sessions for Pharmacognosy are included in the course.
The latter part of the course is complete research work during which candidates are allowed to work in any related firm or company and gain experience.
The candidates can work as a teacher, researcher, medical Transcriptionist, drug inspector, data manager, health care unit manager, retailing supervisor, customs officer, etc as per their skills and interest.
They can work in medicine departments, pharma industries, food and cosmetic industries, etc very easily.
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