Duration of Program 2 years (4 Semesters)


Seats 10*

*Total Seats in M.Sc. (Chemistry)

UPES provides a unique and focused M.Sc. program with specialization in Pharmaceutical  chemistry. The specialization equips students with extensive knowledge allowing them to opt for various careers in academics, industries, research, and commercial fields. Pharmaceutical chemistry involves study of synthesis and analysis of organic molecules which have therapeutic potential. The Laboratory courses are designed to offer comprehensive knowledge and hands on experience on sophisticated techniques. The last semester of the program is dedicated to dissertation work making students aware about the application of concepts on real-life challenges. Students are supervised by experienced and research-oriented faculty members.

The curriculum is designed to give exposure not only about the subject, but also research ethics, communication, and skill augmentation. The completion of the course ensures deep knowledge with wide exposure, intellectual development, and ethical awareness that make students ready for various professional research, industrial and academic opportunities.

Pharmaceutical Chemist expertise in the synthesis, purification, characterization as well as in-silico screening of drug molecules.

It is an important branch of pharmaceutical research as it is major part of drug discovery and development phase. Major courses under pharmaceutical chemistry are organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutical technology, pharmaceutical analysis, quality assurance and good laboratory practices.

Academic Framework

The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.

PEO-1: Students will have significant opportunities in various service domains at national and international level, and can work as scientist, analyst, quality controller in academic and research organizations.

PEO-2: Students will have leadership quality to handle all kind of circumstances in diversities by providing interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary learning environment.

PEO-3: Students will be continuous learner to learn and adopt new skills and techniques to overcome the problem related with new technologies.

PEO-4: Students will be able to formulate, investigate and analyze scientifically real life problems along with ethical attitude, which works in multidisciplinary team.

PSO1: Understand advanced level concepts in organic, inorganic, physical chemistry, their biological aspects and their application in day to day life.

PSO2: Demonstrate knowledge of laboratory techniques, procedure and instrumentation to perform experiments, obtain data and interpret it by applying various through theoretical principles.

PSO-3: Execute new ideas in the field of research and development using principles and techniques of Chemistry learned through seminars and the dissertation.

  • Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Food and Beverage Industry
  • Health and medical organizations
  • Scientific Research Organizations and Agencies
  • Quality Control department
  • Content writer in various companies
  • Quality Assurance Officer / Production supervisor/Laboratory manager
  • Fill Application Form
  • Screening of Application
  • Short listed student gets an invite for Personal Interview
50% in 10th and 12th (PCM/B) and 50 % in graduation in relevant subject



Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course  CHEM 7004 Principles of  Analytical Chemistry 4
Core Course  CHEM 7016 Advanced Physical Chemistry 5
Core Course  CHEM 7017 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 5
Core Course  CHEM 7018 Advanced Organic Chemistry 4
Core Course  CHEM 7119 Lab-I (Physical & Analytical) 4
Core Course  CHEM 7120 Lab-II (Organic & Inorganic) 4
Core Course  SEMI 7101 Seminar-I  0
    Total 26





Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course  CHEM 8002 Green and Sustainable Chemistry 3
Core Course  CSAI 7010 Artificial Intelligence and machine Learning in Science 2
Core Course  CSAI 7110 Artificial Intelligence and machine Learning-Lab 1
Core Course    Seminar-II 1
Specialization course    Specialization course-I 4
Specialization course    Specialization course-II 3
Specialization course    Specialization course-III 3
Specialization course    Specialization course Lab-I 4
Specialization course    Specialization course Lab-II 3
    Total 24





Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course  SDCS 8002 Design Thinking  2
Core Course  SEMI 8105 Seminar-III 1
Specialization course    Specialization course- IV 4
Specialization course    Specialization course- V 3
Specialization course    Specialization course- VI 3
Specialization course    Specialization course Lab-III 6
Skill Enhancement   Research and Publication Ethics  2
Skill Enhancement   Research Methodology 4
    Total 25





Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Dissertation   Dissertation 10
    Total 10



Specialization Courses


Specialization Course I
Pharmaceutics and Instrumental Analysis  (Nomenclature will be changed and will be proposed by SOHS)
Specialization Course II
Medicinal Chemistry-I
Specialization Course III 
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Drug Discovery
Specialization Course IV 
Medicinal Chemistry-II
Specialization Course V 
Pharmaceutical Analysis
Specialization Course VI
Specialization Course Lab-I
Pharmaceutics & Instrumental Analysis Lab
Specialization Course Lab-II
Medicinal Chemistry Lab
Specialization Course Lab-III
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab


We at the department believe in experiential teaching and learning and strive to imbibe problem solving skills and critical thinking in the students. The following practices are in place to improve the quality of Teaching-Learning and student experience:

  • Design and Review of individual Course Plans at the beginning of session
  • Course Completion Report (CCR)
  • Academic Planning & Monitoring
  • Quality Laboratory Experience
  • Encouraging Advanced Learner
  • Slow Learners Support
  • ICT enabled Classroom (sound system, mic and projector)
  • Use of Virtual labs
  • Participation in competitive events (In-house/National/International).
  • Participation in Conferences/Seminars/Workshops (National/International).
  • Mentor-mentee system
  • RISE / Other research support for publication etc.

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