Program Outline

Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)

  • Duration: 2 Years (4 Semesters)
  • Affiliation: PES University
  • Campus: Electronic City (EC) Campus
  • Admission Test: PESSAT
  • Approval Body: Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), Govt of Karnataka.


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The M.Pharm programme is of 2 Years (4 semesters) duration including thesis research work. In depth knowledge of pharmacy is provided in the M.Pharm programme. After completing an undergraduate degree in pharmacy, graduates can enrol in a post-graduate programme called Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences (M.Pharm.). Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, PES University, offers three M.Pharm specializations. Master of Pharmacy programme deals with analysing, testing, data interpreting, and researching of drugs for the treatment of the diseases of humankind. An increased requirement for a number of quality professionals in the pharmaceutical industry makes this high programme one of the most sought-after programme in the pharmaceutical field.

Specializations in M.Pharm at PES University

Pharmaceutics - This field is related to production of medicines and technology that is used in production of drugs used in pharmaceutical companies. Master of Pharmacy degree in pharmaceutics has scope in the formulations of drugs, research in formulations and excipients, manufacturing, drug regulatory affairs.

Pharmacology - You have good scope in all working fields after M. Pharm in Pharmacology from clinical hospitals to pharmaceutical companies. You can work in Pharma market research companies, patents or clinical trials, consultancy in Pharmacy, Drug research, drug regulatory affairs and Pharmacovigilance. Consultancy and Research based jobs are more gratifying.

Pharmaceutical analysis - The pharmaceutical analysis is a branch of chemistry, which involves the series of process for the identification, determination, quantitation, and purification various organic, inorganic and biological substances. The subject also deals with the separation of the components from the mixture and for the determination of the structure of the compounds.

Industry/ Corporate Connect

Who should pursue this program

A master’s degree in pharmaceutical science is ideal for students who are interested in the use and delivery of therapeutics. The curriculum is designed to cultivate the skills necessary to better understand how drug performance is affected by the chemical and physical properties of therapeutics.

A B.Pharm graduate can pursue M.Pharm program if the candidate is interested to work in any one of the following sectors:

  • Research - Include drug discovery, formulations research, clinical research and bio-safety studies etc
  • Quality Control - Quality assurance; quality control of the drug and adherence to guidelines is mandatory for industry.
  • Regulatory affairs - prepare dossiers for exporting drugs into foreign countries.
  • Emerging Fields - There are other emerging scopes like Consultancy, Market research, clinical trials, pharmacovigilance
  • Teaching - Good scope in government sector universities as well as in private pharmacy colleges.

Placement Opportunities & Career Assistance

The University's Placement Cell will aid in placing graduating students in the business world, educational institutions, healthcare industry in addition to offering funding and business ideas to aspiring entrepreneurs through the PESU Venture Labs.

Focus Areas/ Key Subjects


  • Drug Delivery System
  • Modern Pharmaceutics
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Molecular Pharmaceutics
  • Advanced Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
  • Computer Aided Drug Delivery system
  • Cosmetic and Cosmeceuticals


  • Advanced Pharmacology-I
  • Pharmacological & Toxicological Screening Methods-I
  • Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology
  • Advanced Pharmacology II
  • Pharmacological & Toxicological Screening Methods-II
  • Principles of Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Research & Pharmacovigilance

Programme Highlights

  • State-of-the-art infrastructure, Wi-Fi-enabled classrooms, library, and labs
  • Favourable ecosystem for multi-dimensional collaborations including Industry-Academia
  • The degree is widely accepted in the Pharmaceutical and healthcare industry
  • Hands on experience with software’s used by industry to gain a deeper understanding of how product/system/process performs
  • Imparts research-based knowledge

Program Design & Delivery Method

The program is proposed as an in-depth 2-year programme comprising 4 semesters in total. The minimum credit points required for the award of M.Pharm degree is 95 and maximum is 100. However, based on the credit points earned by the students under the head of co-curricular 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.

Full List of Subjects, Semester Wise/ Curriculum Structure

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Extra-Curricular/ Co-Curricular Activities in the Program

  • Nrithyakalathvam - The Indian traditional dance and music club. The Indian traditional dance and music club aims to highlight the talent of dance and creativity among students. It provides opportunities to dance lovers to prove their talent and it is a good platform for them to have their artistic exploration.
  • Socioholics - The collegiate social responsibility club.
  • Team Natavarga - The drama club. The drama club established to promote the creativity and innovation in students through the art of drama and develop poise and self-confidence and appreciate dramatic literature and its techniques.
  • Flashndrome - The photography club. The photography club is a platform to bring together students and share knowledge about the art and science of Photography. The club organizes activities that give a chance to learn photography, utilize their camera to the fullest and become sensitized to the world around.
  • Team Grooves - The western dance club. and more…

Pharmaceutical Analysis

  • Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques
  • Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Pharmaceutical Validation
  • Food Analysis
  • Modern Bio-Analytical Techniques
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Cosmetic Analysis & Evaluation

Pedagogy Method

  • Problem-based learning (PBL) 2
  • Team-based learning (TBL)
  • Self-directed learning (SDL)
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Interactive learning
  • Mixed modes

Future Career Prospects after completing the Program

  • Production: Manufacturing is the focus of the pharmaceutics discipline
  • Quality Control: Quality control and analysis are undeniably crucial to a pharmaceutical organisation. This function comprises testing and rechecking the medications' quality as well as confirming that partially or fully created items adhere to the standards and regulations set forth by the nation's pharmaceutical council
  • Regulatory Affairs: Regulatory affairs entail the compilation of dossiers for international drug export
  • Clinical Research: One of the most important jobs in the pharmaceutical sector is clinical research. Drugs and vaccines must go through a number of clinical studies before being made available on the market. It involves assessing new drugs to evaluate how they impact the target population
  • Research & Development scientist: Drug discovery and drug design are two aspects of pharmaceutical research and development.
  • Teaching: Teaching is best pursued after obtaining a doctorate (PhD). Numerous universities offer assistant professorships to M.Pharm graduates.

      Other jobs include:

    • Medical representative
    • ntellectual property (IP) Analyst
    • Pharmacist
    • Medical Writer

Scholarships @ PESU

Merit Certificate + 50% Tuition Fee Refund for Top 5% of the Students based on their CGPA.

Merit Certificate + 40% Tuition Fee Refund for the next 20% of the Students based on their SGPA.

Merit Certificate for Students securing 7.75+ SGPA.


  1. The Scholarships/ Awards are subject to qualifying CGPA/ SGPA and other conditions as stipulated by Scholarship Committee each year.
  2. The above Scholarships/ Awards are not applicable to students in their final year of study.
  3. The student is eligible only for one award in each semester/year.

University Highlights


Ranked #1

#1 University in Karnataka (New Universities under 5 years) by KSURF


India's Most Preferred

PES is the second most preferred destination next to IIMB for B-School aspirants – Times of India


Ranked #1

#1 B School in Karnataka – Times of India B School Rankings 2021


Ranked #5

PES University ranked #5 in Outlook-ICARE India University Rankings 2020