Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Admission, Eligibility, Job Prospects, etc.

M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry is a 2-year postgraduate course in Pharmaceutical Chemistry- the study of drugs and drug development. The discipline includes concepts and processes of drug discovery, delivery, absorption, metabolism, and such. Pharmaceutical Chemistry also involves elements of Biomedical Analysis, Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics. It combines the disciplines of biological, medical, and physical sciences towards an investigation of medication and its treatment. The course’s curriculum covers components of study such as:

1. chemical nature of the reactions and interactions involved in drug therapy.

2. facets of chemistry which are most relevant to drugs

physical, organic, and analytical chemistry.

3. foundational aspects of the manufacture, synthesis, use, and mode of action of drugs.

 

Highlights

Course Level Postgraduate
Duration  2 Years
Examination Type Semester system
Eligibility B. Pharm or related courses. 
Admission Process Merit-based/ Based on performance in entrance test

 

Courses and Eligibility

Course Duration Eligibility Entrance
M. Pharm 2 Years B. Pharm and related subjects with 50% minimum aggregate Separate entrances for separate colleges

 

Top Recruiters

1. Value Edge Research

2. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

3. eValueserve

4. IMS Health

5. Jubilant

6. Biocon

7. Parexel

8. NCBS

9. TIFR

10. Indian Institute of Technology

11. Gratisol labs limited

12. Hygro Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.

13. Novartis Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.

14. Syngene International Limited

15. Hemmo Pharmaceuticals Private limited

16. Bakson Drugs Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.

17. Locusera Solutions Pvt Ltd., etc

Admission Process

Most institutes offering the course admit students based on their performance in a relevant entrance test.Often, some institutes offer admission to the course based on the candidate’s obtained merit at the level of graduation.
Some institutes conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process generally varies across colleges.

Syllabus 

Year-I
1. Advanced Organic Chemistry
2. Pharmaceutical Chemistry I
3. Chemical & Instrumental Methods of Drug Analysis
4. Organic Synthesis Lab
5. Medicinal Chemistry Lab
6. Communicative English I (common to M.Sc., M.C.A.)
7. Advanced Chromatographic Techniques
8. Pharmaceutical Chemistry II
9. Bio Organic Chemistry (common to organic chemistry)
10. Phyto-chemistry (Common to Organic Chemistry)
11. Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab

Year -II
1. Phyto-chemistry Lab
2. Communicative English II (Common to M.Sc., M.C.A.)
3. Process Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Industry
4. Medicinal Chemistry
5. Analytical Techniques in Chemistry
6. Computer Application/Basics (Common to Organic Chemistry)
7. Computer Application/Basics Lab
8. Chemical Methods of Drug Analysis Lab
9. Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Quality Assurance
10. Enzyme Technology
11. Project Work
 

Skills Required

1. Good Interpersonal Skills

2. Empathy

3. Ability to establish good relationship with people

4. Skilled at Information Technology

5. Good Management Skills

6. Time Management Skills

7. Organizational Skills

8. Critical Evaluation of Data

9. Ability to work in a team

10. Ability to work for long hours

 

Top Entrances

1. Acharya Nagarjuna University M.Sc. Chemistry Entrance Exam

2. Annamalai University M.Sc. in Chemistry Entrance Examination

3. Banaras Hindu University (BHU) M.Sc. Chemistry Entrance Exam

4. Calicut University M.Sc. Chemistry Entrance Exam

5. Cochin University of Science and Technology Common Admission Test

6. Department of Chemistry, University of Pune M.Sc. Chemistry Entrance Exam

7. Indian Institute of Science M.Sc. Chemistry Entrance exam

8. Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test (IIT JAM)

9. Jadavpur University M.Sc. Chemistry Entrance Exam

10. Kerala University M.Sc. Chemistry Entrance Exam

11. Kuvempu University M.Sc. Chemistry Entrance Exam

12. Madurai Kamraj University M.Sc. Chemistry Entrance Exam

13. Mahatma Gandhi University M.Sc. Chemistry Entrance Exam

14. Osmania University M.Sc. Chemistry Entrance Exam

Career and Job Prospects

Job Profile

Job Description

Average Salary in INR
Professor Professors teach courses in their subject area. They work with aspirants who are studying for a degree/certificate/certification or are taking classes to enhance their knowledge. 7.1 lakhs
Research Scientist Research Scientists are responsible for analyzing, designing, planning, and undertaking data from controlled lab-based examinations, investigations, trials, and experiments.  6.8 lakhs
Research Officer Research Officers and Managers work with team members to identify project goals, research methods, variables, and other test parameters. They also choose how to collect data and offer recommendations on evaluating the project. 6.3 lakhs
Assistant Manager Assistant Managers are responsible for employing and training Sales Associates, for monitoring inventory, and ordering stock based on demand. 5.8 lakhs

 

FAQs

Q: What is the minimum eligibility criteria for studying Pharmaceutical Chemistry?

A: Candidates wishing to apply for the course need to fulfil the following eligibility criteria

1. Graduation (B.Sc.), completed from a recognized university.

2. A minimum aggregate score of 50% (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) at the level of graduation.

3. Candidates awaiting their graduation-level examination’s results are also eligible to apply on provisional basis.

Q: What is the admission process into M. Sc Pharmaceutical Chemistry?

A: Most institutes offering the course admit students based on their performance in a relevant entrance test.Often, some institutes offer admission to the course based on the candidate’s obtained merit at the level of graduation.

Some institutes conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process generally varies across colleges. 

Q: What are the career prospects after M. Sc Pharmaceutical Chemistry?

A: Successful postgraduates of M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry are lucratively employed in chemical and petroleum industries. Another career option is teaching for such postgraduates.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry is a major part of the evolving field of medical technology, and chemists are greatly sought by the pharmaceutical industry for their skills in analyzing and manipulating the properties of medicine.

Q: What are the areas of employment for a M. Sc pharmaceutical Chemistry graduate?

A: Chemists are mostly employed in:

- pharmaceutical industries

- research institutes

- schools and government laboratories

- manufacturing industries

food processing and beverage industries

industries manufacturing cheese, noodles, jams, biscuits and such ready-made food items.

Q: What is the duration of the course?

A: The duration of the course is 2 years.

Q: What are the top recruiters in this field?

A: Some of the top recruiters in this field are as follows:

1. Value Edge Research

2. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

3. eValueserve

4. IMS Health

5. Jubilant

Q: Mention some of the top entrances for Pharmaceutical Chemistry?

A: Some of the top entrances of different colleges are mentioned below:

1. Acharya Nagarjuna University M.Sc. Chemistry Entrance Exam

2. Annamalai University M.Sc. in Chemistry Entrance Examination

3. Banaras Hindu University (BHU) M.Sc. Chemistry Entrance Exam

4. Calicut University M.Sc. Chemistry Entrance Exam

5. Cochin University of Science and Technology Common Admission Test

Q: What are the important skills required in this field?

A: Some of the important skills in this fIeld are as follows:

1. Good Interpersonal Skills

2. Empathy

3. Ability to establish good relationship with people

4. Skilled at Information Technology

5. Good Management Skills

Q: Mention some of the top colleges for the course of Pharmaceutical Chemistry?

A: Some of the top colleges for the course of Pharmaceutical Chemistry are as follows:

1. Loyola College, Chennai

2. St. Xavier's College, Mumbai

3. Christ University, Bangalore

4. Madras Christian College, Chennai

5. The Oxford College of Science, Bangalore

For more information please see the Top colleges section.

 

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