M.Pharm. (Medicinal Chemistry) Masters of Pharmacy in Medicinal Chemistry
M.Pharm. Medicinal Chemistry or Masters of Pharmacy in Medicinal Chemistry is a post graduate Pharmacy course. Medicinal chemistry are disciplines at the intersection of chemistry, especially synthetic organic chemistry, and pharmacology and various other biological specialties, where it is involved with design, chemical synthesis and development for market of pharmaceutical agents (drugs). It provides students with an up-to-date knowledge in receptor theories, enzyme kinetics, principles of drug action, modern methods of drug design, metabolism and pharmacokinetics and advanced organic chemistry. The course is career orienting in nature that opens many jobs for them after its completion.
M.Pharm. Medicinal Chemistry Eligibility
Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.) with minimum 50% marks
Some of the very reputed universities and institutes conduct entrance examination to get admission to the degree course.
Those who have verbal communication including the ability to listen carefully and explain complex and/ or sensitive information and interpersonal skills are good suit for it.
Students those who interested or desirous in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and ability to work well as part of a team, numeracy and computation, problem-solving skills and the ability to think clearly and methodically can for it.
Candidates also need good computing skills such as able to search the web, use email, use word processing packages and take part in online forums.
They should also possess key laboratory skills required for medicinal chemistry such as synthesis of medicinal molecules, purification of medicinal molecules, sample preparation and analysis.
How is M.Pharm. Medicinal Chemistry Course Beneficial?
The course is beneficial as they can get jobs in the central and state government departments- the Health Protection Branch of the Department of Health and Welfare, the Pest Control Division of Agriculture, the Department of National Defense, Provincial Research Councils, and the Provincial Departments of Agriculture or the Environment.
The degree course provides a good and solid base for higher degree programs in respective subjects, e.g. M.Phil. & Ph.D.
They can also become teacher, lecturer/ professor in schools and colleges/ universities; but becoming permanent lecturer they shall have to pass UGC-NET exam.
M.Pharm. Medicinal Chemistry Job Types
Health Care Unit Manager
Colleges and Institutes
Colleges offering M.Pharm. (Medicinal Chemistry) in India