M.Phil. & Ph.D. programmes

This programme is designed to prepare students for teaching and research careers in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, hospitals and research institutes. Students are expected to select an area of specialisation from one of the pharmaceutical science disciplines including Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacognosy and Pharmacy Practice.

The M.Phil and Ph.D. programme consists of coursework, presentations, research, and publications. The objective of the programme is to provide a thorough understanding of the subject. In addition, students can choose from a variety of elective courses that allow them to gain knowledge and skills which may be used for a career of independent research and teaching in pharmacy for academic institutions, industrial laboratories, hospital or government research and administrative agencies.

The University places emphasis on excellence in research, making every effort to ensure that students are able to commit as much time as possible to their research projects, which allows them to earn the M.Phil or Ph.D. degree in a timely fashion.


Mission Statement

“The mission of M.Phil/Ph.D. programme at Faculty of Pharmacy is to produce high caliber postgraduates with exceptional academic, research and leadership skills in basic, applied and professional disciplines of pharmaceutical sciences by providing them with high quality and competitive learning and research environment. This will enhance their knowledge, enlighten them to foster innovation and train them to meet their respective intra-disciplinary as well as cross-disciplinary challenges on the frontiers of pharmaceutical sciences.”


Disciplines Offered


  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacognosy


  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Pharmaceutics


Learning And Teaching Strategies

  • Course work in the respective field of specialisation will enable students to comprehend central issues or problems in the field.
  • Discussion on the sources of literature will enable students to develop the skills to select, read and survey the recent developments in any particular area of research.
  • Assignments including term papers on various research topics to be prepared by students during the course work.
  • Participation in the journal club on weekly basis.
  • Presentations of research papers at journal club.
  • Preparation and presentation of synopsis for the thesis.
  • Carrying out research projects in participation with other students as a part of assignments.
  • Leading undergraduate students in research as a project or getting them involved in their own research project.
  • Presentations of posters in conferences and symposia.
  • Presentations in symposia and conferences of research work.
  • Writing research papers and publications in national and international journals.

Eligibility Criteria

For M.Phil Program

The candidate should have passed Pharm.D degree from any university recognized by HEC. Candidates must have passed GAT (General) exam or will need to pass the exam within six months of registration.


For Ph.D Program

Candidate must meet all admission criteria of HEC


Selection Criteria

For M.Phil Program
• A quantitative interview of candidates shortlisted on the basis of performance in the entry test will be conducted.
• Final selection of the candidates will be based on the following criteria:

Examination / InterviewWeightage
Entry Test50%
Academic Record20%


For Ph.D Program

M.Phil / M.S / Equivalent Degree in any field of Pharmacy from any HEC recognized university with minimum CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0 in semester system) or First Division (in annual system) and must meet all admission criteria of HEC.

Fee Structure

Application Fee5,000
Admission Fee25,000
Tuition Fee140,185
Examination Fee11,500

Note: Any additional taxes imposed by the government will be the liability of the students/parents/guardian.

The University reserves the right to increase the fees if required according to the recommendation of the Governing Body.

Advance fees to be paid semester-wise. All dues need to be cleared within two weeks of commencement of the academic year. 2% surcharge per month will be levied on outstanding fees after the due date.