Welcome to Vinayaka Mission's College of Pharmacy, Salem

Admissions

Admissions - Eligibility

Courses

S. No Name of the Course Duration in Years Eligibility Intake Capacity
1 Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm) 2 A pass in 10+2/ H.Sc/ CBSE Examinations or its equivalent. Must have the qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology or (Botany & Zoology) or Mathematics and English individually 120
2 Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) 4 1. A pass in 10+2/ H.Sc/ CBSE Examinations or its equivalent. Must have the qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology or (Botany & Zoology) or Mathematics and English individually and must have obtained marks as per the Pharmacy Council Norms and Regulations.
2. Must have passed the Competitive Entrance Examinations conducted by the University
100
3 for Lateral Entry A pass in D.Pharmacy with an aggregate of 50% marks in the first and second year
3 B.Pharm (Practice) 2 A pass in D.Pharmacy with minimum of 4 years experience in Community or hospital Pharmacy 40
4 Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) with specializations such as Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance, Pharmacy Practice. 2 1. A pass in B.Pharm with an aggregate 55% of marks.
2. Must have passed the Competitive Entrance Examinations conducted by the University
15 (for each)
5 Doctor in Pharmacy (Pharm.D) 6 1. A pass in 10+2/ H.Sc/ CBSE Examinations with Physics, Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with Biology or (Botany & Zoology) or Mathematics
2.Must have passed the Competitive Entrance Examinations conducted by the University
30
6 Doctor in Pharmacy (Post Baccalaureate) (Pharm.D (PB)) 3 A pass in B.Pharm 10
7 Ph.D 3 for Full Time,
4 for Part Time
1.A pass in M.Pharm with minimum 55% of marks or its equivalent
2. Must have passed the Competitive Entrance Examinations conducted by the University
As per the vacancy position of the Supervisor

Bachelors

The UG course in Pharmacy at VMU caters to the manpower needs of the growing pharmaceutical industry and the effective implementation of drug laws. The course structure covers the chemistry of drugs, drug formulations, quality assessment and quality standards, the action and usage of drugs, drugs laws and other relevant pharmaceutical subjects. The career options available to the graduates in pharmacy include production, quality control, administration and management, marketing and medical detailing.

B.Pharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy)

Quality control and quality assurance are the integral core of the pharma industry. Pharma Analysis controls the quality of drugs and plays a major role in quality management. The pharma industry, the vital segment of the health care system conducts research and manufactures and markets pharmaceutical and biological products. Quality in these can be achieved only through professionals.

Career Opportunities

The graduates of the VMU B. Pharm course have wide job opportunities in the pharma industry in R&D, quality control departments, in commercial analytical labs (R&D) and in herbal drugs and food materials manufacturing companies in India and abroad. Other positions include Government Analyst, Q.A in herbal industries, Drugs Inspector, teaching faculty in a college of pharmacy and overseas jobs in the pharma industry.

B.Pharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy)-Course Details

Course Duration 4

Curriculum

First year

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmaceutical organic chemistry-I
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Environmental studies

Second year

  • Pharmaceutical organic chemistry-II
  • Physical Pharmaceutics
  • Industrial Pharmacognosy
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Biostatistics and computer application

Third year

  • Medicinal Chemistry – I
  • Dispensing and Pharmaceutical Formulations
  • Pharmacology – I
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance
  • Forensic Pharmacy

Final year

  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Medicinal Chemistry-II
  • Industrial Pharmacy & Bio Pharmaceutics
  • Modern Methods of Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Pharmacology-II
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing and management
  • Project Work

*The Course Details are as per University Regulations in force and are subject to modification from time to time.

Masters

At the PG level in pharmacy education at VMU, there are different options to be chosen depending on the exact field that the student wants to specialise in - Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Analysis and Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry.

Quality in the pharma industry can be achieved better through the knowledge base and skill of Post Graduates. The concepts and advanced drug delivery systems taught at the master`s programs in pharmacy at VMU enable the students to know better, the newly developed drug formulations like controlled drug delivery system, ocular drug delivery, molecular based design, etc.

M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutics)

Pharmaceutics is the fundamental component of the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. M.Pharm in Pharmaceutics at VMU deals with pre formulation and post formulation studies, bioavailability and pharmaceutical studies.

Career Opportunities

Students graduating from this course are presented with job opportunities in production and quality control, administration and management, marketing and research and development, in the medical detailing department in hospitals and in teaching.

M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutics) - Course Details

Course Duration 2 Years

Curriculum

First year

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Modern Pharmaceutical analytical Techniques,
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry,
  • Advanced Medicinal Chemistry,
  • Natural Products of Medicinal Interest

Second year

Dissertation

* The Course Details are as per University Regulations in force and are subject to modification from time to time.

M.Pharm (Pharmacology)

The M.Pharm (Pharmacology) course at VMU provides effective teaching and training in clinical pharmacology and provides opportunities to the students to undergo training in various hospitals and community pharmacy. It empowers the students to understand and be well versed in pharmacotherapeutics including pathophysiology, which helps the students in learning pharmacology. It enables the students to know about the recent developments and advanced copies followed in pharmacy practice, which will in turn help them render their services for the better health care of the community.

Career Opportunities

On completion of this course, students can work as Clinical Pharmacists, in R&D in the pharmaceutical industry, in herbal industries or in teaching.

M.Pharm (Pharmacology)-Course Details
Course Duration 2 Years

First year

  • Modern Pharmaceutical analytical Techniques,
  • Advanced Pharmacology,
  • Advances in Bioassay & Pharmacological and Toxicological screening methods,
  • Advances in Drug Design

Second year

Dissertation

* The Course Details are as per University Regulations in force and are subject to modification from time to time.

M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)

Pharmaceutical Chemistry plays a major role in the synthesis of new drug molecules. The synthesis of potent drug molecules with minor side effects can be achieved by a synthetic chemist. Development of new analytical methods using sophisticated instruments like HPLC, FTIR, HPTLC, etc., to check the quality and quantity of the raw materials and finished formulation is dealt with in the course of study. As a whole, pharmaceutical chemistry deals with the isolation, separation, synthesis and analysis of drugs, which has a wider scope in the R&D department of the pharma industry.

Career Opportunities

On completion of the M.Pharm in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from VMU a student can work in (R&D) in the pharmaceutical industry, in herbal industries, in a manufacturing unit of fine chemicals, in teaching or as a Government Analyst.

M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) - Course Details
Course Duration 2 Years

First year

  • Modern Pharmaceutical analytical Techniques,
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry,
  • Advanced Medicinal Chemistry,
  • Natural Products of Medicinal Interest

Second year

Dissertation

* The Course Details are as per University Regulations in force and are subject to modification from time to time.

M.Pharm. (Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry)

The M.Pharm program in Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry at VMU covers all the aspects of the two fields pharmacognosy and phytochemistry. Pharmacognosy plays a major role in the herbal drug industry. It entails the development of new analytical methods using sophisticated instruments like HPLC, FTIR and HPTLC to check the quality and quantity of crude drugs and their finished formulation. Pharmacognosy deals with phytochemical tests and the manufacturing and analysis of herbal drugs, which have a wider scope in the R&D department of the pharma industry. Phytochemistry is the study of phytochemicals which are chemicals derived from plants. Many of these are known to provide protection against insect attacks and plant diseases. They also exhibit a number of protective functions for human consumers.

Career Opportunities

A student graduating from this program can work in R&D in the pharmaceutical industry, in herbal industries or take up teaching.

M.Pharm. (Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry) - Course Details
Course Duration 2 Years

First year

  • Modern Pharmaceutical analytical Techniques,
  • Advanced Pharmacognosy,
  • Phytochemistry & Biogenesis,
  • Medicinal Plant Biotechnology

Second year

Dissertation

* The Course Details are as per University Regulations in force and are subject to modification from time to time.

M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Analysis)

The aim of the M.Pharm (Pharmaceutical Analysis) program at VMU is to equip the graduates with the appropriate analytical skills required for the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. The objectives are to give the pharmacy graduates a good understanding of the special regulatory demands which govern analysis in the pharmaceutical Industry, along with a good understanding of the principles of pharmaceutical analysis, to study the application of pharmaceutical analysis with emphasis on both theory and practice, to provide the necessary supporting research methodology and demonstrate its application to practical problems and to ensure that graduates have an adequate knowledge base in pharmaceutical analysis. The course also covers the principles of formulation, chromatographic analysis, the physical methods of analysis, pharmacopoeial methods and the analysis of low level drug analytes. The optional modules are selected from pharmacological drug assay methods, spectroscopic methods of drug analysis, specialized pharmaceutical methods and the implementation of GLP/ GMP.

Career Opportunities

Students graduating from this program can take up positions like Quality Control Manager in pharma industries or in R&D in the pharmaceutical industry, in commercial analytical laboratories, clinical research laboratories or in teaching

M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Analysis) - Course Details
Course Duration 2 Years

First year

  • Modern Pharmaceutical analytical Techniques,Pharmaceutical analysis,Quality control and quality assurance,Food analysis

Second year

Dissertation

* The Course Details are as per University Regulations in force and are subject to modification from time to time.

M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Bio-Technology)

The M.Pharm course in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at VMU covers all the latest and outstanding developments in pharmaceutical biotechnology. When the two disciplines pharmaceuticals and biotechnology come together, they result in many advantages in terms of health care. This is possible through pharmacogenomics, derived from pharmacology and genomics (which refers to the study of how genetic inheritance affects the individual human bodys response to drugs). Biopharmaceutical drugs aim at designing and producing drugs that are adapted to each person’s genetic makeup. Thus pharmaceutical biotechnology companies develop tailor-made medicines for maximum therapeutic effects. Biotechnology drugs can also be given to the patients in appropriate dosages as the doctor would recommend based on the patient’s genetic structure and how the body processes and metabolizes a given medicine. Another benefit of pharmaceutical biotechnology is in the form of better vaccines. Biotech companies design and produce safer vaccines by organisms that are transformed through genetic engineering. These biotech vaccines minimize the risks of infection. The very advanced field that it is, students graduating from this course have scope for R&D and higher studies in India and abroad besides working in pharmaceutical biotechnology companies.

M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Bio-Technology) - Course Details
Course Duration 2 Years

First year

  • Modern Pharmaceutical analytical Techniques,
  • Pharmaceutical Aspects of Microbial and Cellular biology,
  • Bioprocess Technology,
  • Advances in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Second year

Dissertation

* The Course Details are as per University Regulations in force and are subject to modification from time to time.

M.Pharm (Pharmacy Practice)

The PG program in Pharmacy with the specialization in Pharmacy Practice offered at VMU aims at imparting fundamental knowledge in pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy practice, creating opportunities to the students to undergo training in various hospitals and community pharmacy and gain practical knowhow in pharmacotherapeutics including pathophysiology. The curriculum is so designed that the student has the opportunity to know the most current developments in pharmacy practice.

M.Pharm (Pharmacy Practice) - Course Details
Course Duration 2 Years

First year

  • Modern Pharmaceutical analytical Techniques,
  • Pharmacotherapeutics,
  • Hospital and Community Pharmacy,
  • Clinical Pharmacy.

Second year

Dissertation

* The Course Details are as per University Regulations in force and are subject to modification from time to time.

Pharm.D

A doctor of pharmacy is a professional doctorate degree in pharmacy. In some countries including the US, it is the first professional degree and a prerequisite for licensing to exercise the profession of pharmacist. The degree is designed to train the students with scientific and technical skills to be utilized for a one to one interaction with patients, ensuring rational drug therapy. Pharm. D emphasizes on the practice component of pharmacy like hospital & clinical pharmacy, community pharmacy and clinical research.

Career Opportunities

On successful completion of the course, one can aspire to work as a clinical pharmacist or in pharmaceutical industries, clinical research organizations, community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, pharmacoeconomics and pharmacy education.

Pharm.D - Course Details
Course Duration 6 Years

First year

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmaceutics,
  • Medicinal Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry
  • Remedial Mathematics/ Biology.

Second year

  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmacognosy & Phytopharmaceuticals
  • Pharmacology-I
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Pharmacotherapeutics-I.

Third year

  • Pharmacology-II
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Pharmacotherapeutics-II
  • Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Formulations.

Fourth year

  • Pharmacotherapeutics-III
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Biostatistics & Research Methodology
  • Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
  • Clinical Toxicology

Fifth year

  • Clinical Research
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacotherapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Clerkship
  • Project work (Six Months).

Sixth year

Internship or residency training including postings in speciality units. Student should independently provide the clinical pharmacy services to the allotted wards.

  • i. Six months in General Medicine department,
  • ii. Two months each in three other specialty departments
Pharm.D (P.B)

A doctor of pharmacy is a professional doctorate degree in pharmacy. In some countries including the US, it is the first professional degree and a prerequisite for licensing to exercise the profession of pharmacist. The degree is designed to train the students with scientific and technical skills to be utilized for a one to one interaction with patients, ensuring rational drug therapy. Pharm. D emphasizes on the practice component of pharmacy like hospital & clinical pharmacy, community pharmacy and clinical research.

Career Opportunities

On successful completion of the course, one can aspire to work as a clinical pharmacist or in pharmaceutical industries, clinical research organizations, community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, pharmacoeconomics and pharmacy education.

Pharm.D (P.B) - Course Details
Course Duration 3 Years

First year

  • Pharmacotherapeutics-I&II
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Biostatistics & Research Methodology
  • Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
  • Clinical Toxicology

Second year

  • Pharmacotherapeutics-III
  • Clinical Research
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacotherapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Clerkship
  • Project work (Six Months).

Third year

Internship or residency training including postings in speciality units. Student should independently provide the clinical pharmacy services to the allotted wards.

  • i. Six months in General Medicine department,
  • ii. Two months each in three other specialty departments

Doctorate

The Doctorate in Pharmacy from VMU opens up greater opportunities to the candidate, where the work requires a much more in-depth knowledge in the chosen specialization. Alternatively they can also go for deeper research or teaching.

Ph.D (Pharmacy)

The Doctor of Pharmacy program at VMU is designed primarily for students who are strongly motivated toward an academic/ research career in the pharmaceutical sciences. The student will be required in the course of study to conduct independent research at a high level, leading to completion of a dissertation. He/ she should be proficient in the tools necessary to carry out this research. The candidate should demonstrate mastery of general and specific subject matter in the field of study.

Ph.D (Pharmacy) - Course Details
Course Duration

3 Years (Full Time)

4 Years (Part Time)

* The Course Details are as per University Regulations in force and are subject to modification from time to time.

Diploma

Diploma education in Pharmacy caters to the manpower needs of community pharmacy and hospital pharmacy. The diploma course at VMRF contains subjects such as the chemistry of drugs, drug laws, incompatibilities (with emphasis on dispensing) and community pharmacy.

D.Pharm (Diploma in Pharmacy)

The diploma program in Pharmacy (D. Pharm) at VMU covers topics like drug information, dosage and administration, drug development and regulation, the basics of the pharmaceutical profession, pharmacy computations and the chemistry of drug molecules. Apart from these topics, students will also get introduced to drug ID, testing procedures, pharmacological terminology, patient education, lab practices and more.

Program Objective

The student acquires a sufficient understanding of the scientific principles and techniques of the pharmaceutical sciences, together with the associated problem-solving skills to become, after the appropriate experience in practice, a competent pharmacist. The course enables the student to adapt to the new developments in pharmacy and medicine which will undoubtedly occur during his or her professional life. It is integrated to provide the students with a coordinated understanding and comprehensive knowledge and expertise in all the aspects of the preparation, distribution, action and use of drugs and medicines. It also imparts to the students, scientific rigour and discipline of mind.

The Pharma industry, the vital segment of the health care system conducts research and manufactures and markets pharmaceutical and biological products. Quality in these can be achieved only through proper handling by professionals. The D. Pharm students have wider job opportunities.

Students with a Diploma in Pharmacy can work as a pharmacist, hospital pharmacist, community pharmacist or as applicable in areas like retail pharmacies, hospitals, health care centers, in the food and drugs analysis department, in insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies.

D.Pharm (Diploma in Pharmacy) - Course Details
Course Duration 4

Curriculum

First year

  • Pharmaceutics-I
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry-I
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Bio-Chemistry
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Health Education & Community Pharmacy

Second year

  • Pharmaceutics – II
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry – II
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  • Drug Store and Business Management
  • Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy
Internship

500 hrs of practical training in hospitals spread over a period of 3 months

* The Course Details are as per University Regulations in force and are subject to modification from time to time.

Fees Structure

PROGRAMME Tuition Fee Per Year in (Rs)
M.PHARM Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacy Practice, 50,000
PHARM.D (Post Baccalaureate) 1,00,000
PHARM.D (Doctor in Pharmacy) 2,50,000
B.PHARMACY 1,20,000
B.PHARM (LES) 1,20,000
B.PHARM (Practice) 40,000
Diploma in Pharmacy 50,000