MPhil in Pharmacognosy

About the MPhil in Pharmacognosy

M.Phil. in Pharmacognosy is a full-time postgraduate research degree program since 2013 that explores deep in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences with the focus on natural origin sources including plants, animals, marine, micro-organisms, and minerals. This science of research includes study related to procurement of drugs from said sources, effect of these drugs on animals as well as human subjects, drug profiles etc. It covers the clinical aspects of natural medicines. It emphasizes herbal formulation development, quality control and standardization of natural medicines. Other major domains include toxicity studies and natural medicines interaction with conventional medicine and food. It also elaborates the industrial aspects including herbal medicines, cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, and exploration of new drugs of natural origin.

This advanced program typically requires students to have a strong foundation in pharmaceutical sciences or related disciplines and involves schematic coursework alongside independent research under the guidance of experienced faculty members. Students enrolled in M.Phil. Pharmacognosy programs are exposed to cutting-edge research methodologies, laboratory techniques, and analytical tools to address challenges in drug development and delivery. Graduates of M.Phil. Pharmacognosy program is well- equipped to pursue careers in pharmaceutical research and development, academia, regulatory affairs, pharmaceutical manufacturing, contributing to advancements in healthcare through innovation and scientific discovery.

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Program Highlights


2 - 4 years

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