|Course Type||Post Graduation|
M.Pharm. in Pharmacognosy is a 2-year postgraduate course in Pharmacy divided into four semesters. The eligibility for which is bachelors in Pharmacognosy or any related field of study with minimum aggregate marks as require by the institute.
Top Institutes offering this course are:
Pharmacognosy is the study of medicines derived from natural sources, and the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function. Substances having medicinal properties are considered pharmaceuticals. The average annual salary offered to such qualified Pharmacists in India ranges between INR 3,60,000 and 9,50,000.
Given here are the basic highlights of the course.
|Name of the course||M.Pharm. In Pharmacognosy|
|Course Level||Post Graduation|
|Duration||2 years, full-time/ Distance Learning|
|Eligibility||Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.)|
|Admission Process||Meri-based. Entrance exam in some cases|
|Average Course Fee||INR 3K to 1 Lakh|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 10 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Ranbaxy, Panacea Biotech, Du-pont, Cipla Nestle, Himalaya, Biocon, Dr. Reddy’s Lab, Aimil, Wockardht, Dabur, Marion Biotech, Intas, Mankind Pharma, Lupin, Glenmark, Bharat Biotech, Shanta Biotech, Eli lily, Reliance Life Sciences, Monsanto, etc.|
The average tuition fee charged in India for the course ranges between INR 1,500 (government institutes) and 1 lakh (private institutes).
Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.
|INSTITUTE||STATE||TUITION FEES (PER YEAR) IN INR|
|INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY||MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA||93,700|
|MANIPAL COLLEGE OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES||MANIPAL, KARNATAKA||2,76,000|
|BOMBAY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY||MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA||1,31,000|
|JSS COLLEGE OF PHARMACY||THE NILGIRIS, TAMIL NADU||2,00,000|
|INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY||VARANASI, UTTAR PRADESH||24,100|
|MAHARAJA SAYAJIRAO UNIVERSITY OF BARODA||BARODA, GUJARAT||2,200|
|BIRLA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY||RANCHI, JHARKHAND||1,87,000|
|RASHTRASANT TUKADOJI MAHARAJ NAGPUR UNIVERSITY||NAGPUR, MAHARASHTRA||17,696|
|JSS COLLEGE OF PHARMACY||MYSORE, KARNATAKA||2,00,000|
|POONA COLLEGE OF PHARMACY||PUNE, MAHARASHTRA||1,10,000|
|JAMIA HAMDARD UNIVERSITY||NEW DELHI, DELHI NCR||1,35,000|
|ANDHRA UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES||VISAKHAPATNAM, ANDHRA PRADESH||40,000|
|DEVI AHILYA VISHWAVIDYALAYA||INDORE, MADHYA PRADESH||44,750|
|DELHI INSTITUTE OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES AND RESEARCH||NEW DELHI, DELHI NCR||23,680|
|AMRITA SCHOOL OF PHARMACY||KOCHI, KERALA||1,55,000|
|AMITY UNIVERSITY||NOIDA, UTTAR PRADESH||1,58,000|
|SRM UNIVERSITY KATTANKULATHUR CAMPUS||KANCHIPURAM, TAMIL NADU||1,55,000|
|BHARATI VIDYAPEETH UNIVERSITY||PUNE, MAHARASHTRA||1,10,000|
|BHARATI VIDYAPEETH COLLEGE OF PHARMACY||KOLHAPUR, MAHARASHTRA||63,350|
|COLLEGE OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES MOHUDA||GANJAM, ORISSA||73,000|
Candidates wishing to apply for the course need to have completed Bachelor of Pharmacy from a recognized university, with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.
Admission to the course is done in 2 stages:
Most institutes offering the course admit students based on their performance in a relevant entrance test. Some of institutes conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process generally varies across colleges.
A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s score at the level of graduation.
A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is given here.
|Semester I||Semester II||Semester III and IV|
|Cultivation of Medicinal Plants||Phytochemistry and Biogenesis||Research Work|
|Modern Analytical Techniques||Plant Biotechnology||Dissertation.|
|Plant Drug Standardization||Advances in Pharmacognosy||-|
|Pharmacognosy Laboratory I||Pharmacognosy Laboratory II||Thesis submission.|
Successful graduates of the course interested in pursuing further studies in the discipline may go for Ph.D., M.Phil., or post-doctoral studies in Pharmacognosy, the successful completion of which makes one eligible for the post of Lecturer in universities/colleges.
Qualified and trained Pharmacognists serve as medical practitioners in the Indian system of medicines. Government of India appoints doctors for the Indian system of Medicines under the aegis of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy). Different State governments likewise select doctors for branches of AYUSH frequently.
Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Researcher, Data Manager, Lecturer & Professor, Regulatory Manager, Medical Transcriptionist, Teacher, Customs Officer, Drug Inspector, Analytical Chemist, Publisher & Columnist, Health Care Unit Manager, Lab Technician, Retailing Supervisor, etc.
Research & Medical Institutes, pharmaceutical companies such as Ranbaxy & Cipla, drug Inspection organizations, food & cosmetic industries, etc. recruit such professionals.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful postgraduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Title||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Researcher||Researchers make and enhance procedures and items such as beautifiers, gadgets, and medicines. As drug experts, they inspect such concoctions to examine how they associate with different chemicals.||2,81,000 - 1,643,504|
|Medical Transcriptionists||Medical Transcriptionists normally listen to the recorded correspondence of specialists etc. and translate and decipher the transcription into symptomatic test outcomes, agent reports, referral letters, and written records. They survey and alter drafts obtained through discourse, ensuring that the interpretation is correct, omplete, and has a steady style.||1,79,548 – 5,18,717|
|Analytical Chemists||Analytical Chemists perform controlled analyses to investigate synthetic components of a substance. Normally, they break down different samples to find what their composition and determine their response under specific conditions. Using different bits of particular gear and propelled programming, information is gathered and examined to decide conceivable uses for the substance.||1,16,403 – 7,84,827|