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M. Pharm in Pharmacology

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Pharmacology is the program that mainly deals with the science of drugs and their effect in the body. Pharmacology deception at the heart of pharmacy linking together chemistry, physiology and pathology. The department cooperates closely with other disciplines including pharmaceutical medicinal chemistry, phytochemistry, analytical chemistry, neuroscience, molecular and cell biology, immunology and cancer biology. The role of pharmacology is to discover new medicine to fight against physiological changes and disease, improving effectiveness of medication, reducing adverse effects of the medication.


2 years




15 Seats


B.Pharmacy degree with 55% marks


Eligibilty for Admission

  • Should have passed B.Pharmacy Degree with 55% marks from any recognized university or any other institute equivalent to university is eligible to pursue M.Pharm program.
  • The candidate passed UG Degree course other than the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai has to obtain Eligibility Certificate from Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai.

Career Prospects

  • After M.Pharm students can be placed in various sectors of pharmaceutical industry and academic institutions
  • Drug Discovery Research Centre
  • Formulation R&D
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Technology Transfer
  • Production chemist in manufacturing plant
  • Teaching and academic research
  • Quality control/Quality Assurance
  • Clinical Pharmacists

Course Outline

Semester I

Semester II

Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques

Advanced Pharmacology II

Advanced Pharmacology–I

Pharmacological and Toxicological Screening Methods–II

Pharmacological &  Toxicological Screening Methods–I

Principles of Drug Discovery

Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology

Experimental Pharmacology practical– II

Pharmacology Practical I

Pharmacology Practical II



Semester III

Semester IV

Research Methodology and Biostatistics*

Journal Club

Journal club

Research Work

Discussion / Presentation (Proposal Presentation)

Discussion/Final Presentation

Research Work


* Non University Exam