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Career Path after M. Pharm


Formulation and development 

Pharmaceutical preformulation is a stage of drug development during which the physicochemical properties of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) are characterized. M. pharm with specialization in pharmaceutics / industrial pharmacy can make entry into this department . 

Pre-clinical Research / drug discovery 

M. pharm specialised with pharmacology have great opportunities in drug discovery and pre-clinical research. The main goals of pre-clinical studies are to determine a product's ultimate safety profile. Products may include new or iterated or like-kind medical devices, drugs, gene therapy solutions, etc.

Analytical and Bio-analytical Department 

The focus of bioanalysis in the pharmaceutical industry is to provide a quantitative measure of the active drug and/or its metabolite(s) for the purpose of pharmacokinetics, toxicokinetics, bioequivalence and exposure–response (pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics studies).


Most of Post Graduate candidates are choosing academic field as profession because of job satisfaction, facility for higher education and research, social status and comfort. Promotion scheme in academia is well defined by the regulatory bodies with a definite service length i.e., Lecturer, Sr. Lecturer,  Associate Professor, Professor, Principal/ Director. It takes about 5 years to reach the grade of Sr. lecturer and about 10 years to become Assistant Professor and about 12 years to become Professor or a Principal of a college. While in teaching profession they can do research in pharmaceutical field and strive to become a well-known Research Scientist. 

Drug inspector 

The Central and State Governments are empowered to appoint Drugs Inspectors and to assign them definite areas. Drug Inspectors are deemed to be public servants and are officially sub-ordinate to Licensing Authority. Drug inspectors are important component of drug regulatory activity.


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