As Indian economy has grown in recent years, there has been a rapid expansion in the productivity and research in Indian pharmaceutical industry justifying the need of quality pharmaceutical education. NSHM is one of the top colleges in West Bengalto offer Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Technology aiming at fulfilling the need of the society by creating industry-ready professionals.

The Pharmacy department at NSHM performs the crucial task of transforming scientific knowledge to technical skills through excellent laboratory facilities and industrial training to make students industry-ready. At NSHM, separate Research Laboratories have been developed for PG students which include Pharmaceutics Research Laboratory, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Research Laboratory and Pharmacology Research Laboratory. It is an epicentre of knowledge where the faculty members ASPIRE TO INSPIRE the young, fresh minds in a holistic fashion.

Programme Education Objective

  • Turn into successful professionals with strong multidisciplinary knowledge and technical competence in the field of Pharmaceutics & applied Pharmaceutical Technology and used the integration of knowledge and competence necessary for success in the profession.
  • Develop interdisciplinary approach to analyse and solve complex problems, interpret data using modern analytical tools & techniques in the field of Pharmaceutics & applied Pharmaceutical Technology.
  • Attain the skill for understanding group dynamics with the objective to contribute positively towards collaborative activities and demonstrate the capacity for self-management and team work through effective communication.
  • Pursue a career for lifelong learning with personal and professional growth, superior work ethics and character towards sustainable betterment of the society by engaging in self learning methodologies.

Career Opportunities

As Pharma industry is continuously evolving, there is lack of skilled professionals in this field. Pharmacy being one of the fastest-growing industries in healthcare sector in India, the career prospects and job opportunities seems to be very impressive. Students can pursue higher education or join the industry where the area of employment can be:

  • R&D roles within pharmaceutical, biotech, agro and FMCG sectors
  • Researcher in Bio-safety Studies
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Assurance
  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Hospital/Clinical/Community Pharmacy
  • Drug Regulatory Affairs
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Medical Writing
  • Analytical R&D and Formulation Development

Programme Structure

Core Curriculum



preparatory pharmacy with arts and science of preparing the different conventional dosage forms

Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics

Biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics and their applications in pharmaceutical development, design of dose and dosage regimen and in solving the problems arised therein.

Industrial Pharmacy

influence of pharmaceutical additives and various pharmaceutical dosage forms on the performance of the drug product.

Novel Drug Delivery System

basics of novel drug delivery systems.

Physical Pharmaceutics

various physical and physicochemical properties, and principles involved in dosage forms/formulations. Theory and practical components to get a better insight into various areas of formulation research and development, and stability studies of pharmaceutical dosage forms

Pharmaceutical Engineering

fundamental knowledge on the art and science of various unit operations used in pharmaceutical industry.

Quality Assurance

various aspects of quality control and quality assurance aspects of pharmaceutical industries. Important aspects like cGMP, QC tests, documentation, quality certifications and regulatory affairs.

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence

important legislations related to the profession of pharmacy in India.

Computer Applications in Pharmacy

Fundamentals of Database, Database Management system, computer application in clinical studies and use of databases

Environmental Sciences

scientific study of the environmental system and the status of its inherent or induced changes on organisms, study of physical and biological characters of the environment, social and cultural factors, and the impact of human on environment

Programme Type - PG

Duration - 2 years

Minimum Eligibility - B.Pharma with GATE/GPAT (preferable) or through NSHM entrance test

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