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MS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Program outcomes – MS Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Master of Science (MS) Pharmaceutical Chemistry is a two year program that comprises one year of pharmaceutical sciences courses and practical training and second year is the dissertation work specialized in pharmaceutical chemistry.

The total number of credits are 40.

Courses                                                        :   28 Credits

Dissertation and research seminar        :   12 Credits

The Goals and objectives

The curriculum has been developed to provide learning opportunities enabling pharmaceutical chemistry students to acquire fundamental knowledge, develop basic skills and appreciate principles relevant to pharmaceutical & medicinal chemistry, an amalgamation of chemistry and the life sciences

The two-year curriculum has been designed to achieve the following goals:

  1. To provide a comprehensive pharmaceutical education leading to MS Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
  2. To be prepared for drug discovery in the changing and challenging health care environment of 21st century using the knowledge of organic, bioorganic and computer aided methods.
  3. To integrate medicinal chemistry with related pharmaceutical sciences enable the students to apply their knowledge to drug development
  4. To integrate analytical skills to enable the students ensure quality pharmaceutical products and care.
  5. To develop professionals for the isolation of natural products, synthesis and analysis of drugs.
  6. To understand the relationship between chemistry, pharmacokinetics and pharmacology of drugs.
  7. To provide industrial and laboratory based pharmacy education program.
  8. To prepare pharmacists who can function effectively in the social health care system.
  9. Contributing to social development through research in pharmaceutical sciences.


Program Outcomes


At the end of the program, the students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge of basic pharmaceutical sciences and the ability to acquire, manage and use current information in problem solving.
  2. Recognize the scientific basis of health, disease, and enzymes in design and synthesize new drugs for the treatment and management of common and high impact medical conditions.
  3. Describe the molecular basis of diseases and synthesize/isolate new chemicals entities.
  4. Demonstrate the knowledge of pharmaceutical care especially through quality control of drugs and pharmaceuticals.
  5. Describe basic pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics concepts in drug discovery and development.
  6. Understand the concept of synthesis and analysis of pharmaceuticals and knowledge of natural products in complementary and traditional medicines.



  1. Design and develop new drugs/pharmaceuticals.
  2. Synthesize and analyse the drug intermediates, pharmaceuticals and drugs.
  3. Organize, record, present, criticise and manage the research in the field of pharmaceutical sciences.
  4. Extract, isolate and analyse the chemical constituents from natural products
  5. Develop, analyse and interpret structure activity relationship models.



C1 Autonomy & Responsibility

  1. Take responsibility for managing synthesis, extraction of natural products and quality control of drugs.
  2. Work effectively as specialist in recognizing the scientific basis of new drug development and adopt strategies to offer solutions

C2 Self Development

  1. Contribute and observe ethical standards in the implementation of professional practices through GLP and ICH guidelines.
  2. Evaluate, learn and identify the need for synthesis & analysis of new drugs/pharmaceuticals and extraction & isolation of natural products.

C3 Role in Context

  1. Manage complex professional processes and motivate the team members for optimal performance.
  2. Formulate and present their own view points while respecting others views and opinions