The pharmacist acts as a bridge between physicians and patients and strive for better health care. Pharmacy graduates are required to learn and acquire adequate knowledge, necessary skills to practice the profession of pharmacy including thorough and exhaustive knowledge of synthesis and assay of Medicinal agents including mode of action, drug interactions and patient counseling and professional information exchange with Physicians and other paramedicos. The graduates are required to acquire an in depth knowledge of formulation, storage and analysis of various pharmaceutical dosage forms including herbal medicines required for both large scale commercial production and research. The graduates should understand the concept of community pharmacy and be able to participate in rural and urban health care projects of State and Central Government. The graduate is also required to detail the physicians and community and market the medicinal agents for diagnosis, prevention and therapeutic purpose.
A Candidate who has passed B.Pharm degree examination of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, or B.Pharm examination of any other recognized Indian University established by law in India or any other degree courses in pharmacy recognized as equivalent by RGUHS or pharmacy council of India (PCI) and / or All India council of Technical Education (A.I.C.T.E) for this purpose and who has secured not less than 55% of the maximum marks (Aggregate of four years ) prescribed for the qualification examination shall be eligible for the admission to the M.Pharm course. Further, Pharmacy teachers having recognized B.Pharm qualification and with minimum of five year of teaching experience in an institution approved by A.I.C.T.C and PCI will be eligible provided they have scored not less than 50% of the maximum marks (aggregate of four years in B.Pharm). For SC/ST (Karnataka) Category-I candidates the prescribed percentage of marks will be 50% of the maximum marks in the qualifying marks in the qualifying examinations.
The course of study including submission of dissertation on the topic registered shall be of 24 months (Two Years) duration from the commencement of academic term. The study of M.Pharm course shall be of annual system that includes M.Pharm part-i. extending for twelve months from the commencement of academic term and M.Pharm Part-II of twelve months duration At the end of M. Pharm Part-I, there shall be an university examination of M.Pharm Part-I. At the end of M.Pharm Part-II, the candidate shall submit a dissertation on the topic approved by the University.
Curriculum:There shall be an examination for M.Pharm Part-I at the end of one academic year. For M.Pharm Part-II, the examination shall be an evaluation of dissertation and viva-voce at the end of twelve months (one year) after commencement of M.Pharm Part-II course. (As per RGUHS scheme)