Demand for professionals with M. Pharma degree in Pharmacology will increase in India as Indian medicines are becoming increasingly prevalent in many parts of the world due to its cost efficiency and increased availability. NSHM is one of the top colleges in West Bengal to offer a Master’s Degree in Pharmacology aiming at fulfilling the need of the society by creating industry-ready professionals.

NCPT performs the crucial task of transforming scientific knowledge to technical skills through excellent laboratory facilities and industrial training. 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 professional with strong multidisciplinary knowledge and technical competence in the field of Pharmacology & Toxicology and the integration of knowledge and competence necessary for success in the profession.
  • Develop interdisciplinary approach and analytical thinking in designing and solving problems related to drug discovery process using modern analytical tools & techniques wherever necessary.
  • 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



what drugs do to the living organisms and how their effects can be applied to therapeutics. Information about the drugs like, mechanism of action, physiological and biochemical effects (pharmacodynamics) as well as absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (pharmacokinetics) along with the adverse effects, clinical uses, interactions, doses, contraindications and routes of administration of different classes of drugs. Fundamentals of various aspects (classification, mechanism of action, therapeutic effects, clinical uses, side effects and contraindications) of drugs acting on different systems of body, emphasis on the basic concepts of bioassay, drugs acting on respiratory and gastrointestinal system, infectious diseases, immunopharmacology, principles of toxicology, and chrono-pharmacology.


study of causes of diseases and reactions of the body to such disease producing causes. Thorough knowledge of the relevant aspects of pathology of various conditions with reference to its pharmacological applications, and understanding of basic pathophysiological mechanisms. Baseline knowledge to practice medicine safely, confidently, rationally and effectively

Human Anatomy and Physiology

fundamental knowledge on the structure and functions of the various systems of the human body, homeostatic mechanisms, and about the basic knowledge required to understand the various anatomical and physiological features and use.

Pharmacy Practice

practice of Hospital Pharmacy, skills like drug distribution, drug information, and therapeutic drug monitoring for improved patient care, dispensing of drugs, responding to minor ailments by providing suitable safe medication, and patient counselling for improved patient care in a community set up.

Computer Applications in Pharmacy

introduction to Databasse, Database Management system, computer application in clinical studies and use of databases

Environmental Science

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 but also the social and cultural factors and the impact of human on environment

Programme Type - PG

Duration - 2 years

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

Degree Awarded By -

Fee Details

  • Kolkata

Kolkata Admission + Alumni Fee of INR 45,000/- to be paid during Admission

Payment Date

Lump Sum PaymentYearly Payment Payment DeadlineSemester Payment
Within 15 days of Admission INR  3,92,500 INR  2,51,100 INR 1,33,400
By 30th Nov, 2021 INR 1,33,400
By 31st May, 2022 INR  1,67,400 INR 88,900
By 30th Nov, 2022 INR 88,850
Total Fees: INR 3,92,500 INR 4,18,500 INR 4,44,550

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Dr. Subhasis Maity

Director, NSHM School of Health Sciences

Pharmacology is the science of drugs and their effects and mechanisms of actions on physiological processes. It is a crucial part of modern biomedical science that benefits millions of people across the world by minimizing the risk and harm caused by medicines. At NSHM, we aim at producing successful professionals with strong multidisciplinary knowledge and technical competence in the field of Pharmacology.

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