Duration of Program 2 years (4 Semesters)


Seats 5

M.Sc is a two-year postgraduate program in Pharmacology and Toxicology that provides broad, multidisciplinary training that enables our students to pursue careers in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries as well as in academic and government research laboratories. The program offers the following specializations: 

Applied Clinical Pharmacology
Molecular and Biochemical Toxicology


UPES’ curriculum framework is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. Along with the core subject, students have the option to choose from subject-focused specialisations. They are also allowed to choose minor/exploratory subject from other schools at UPES that are: School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Law, School of Business, School of Health Sciences, School of Design, School of Modern Media, and School of Liberal Studies.

Further, based on the multifaceted needs of the global workplace and evolving lifestyles, the curriculum offers Signature and Life-Skills courses through School for Life. To round off this learning experience, students are required to do mandatory internships in the social sector, government/public sector, and industry. The combinations available for students to pick and choose from are endless, ensuring both depth and width of knowledge.

  • Pharmacologist
  • Academic researcher
  • Healthcare/ Research Scientist
  • Government regulatory agencies 
  • Environmental toxicologist
  • Clinical trials and for performing toxicological assessments and others.
X and XII With 50% and 50% in Bachelor of Science (with Chemistry as one of the subjects) or B. Pharmacy
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Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Advanced Analytical Techniques 2 2
  Drug Regulatory Affairs 2 2
  Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology 2 2
  General Pharmacology 3 3
  Drug Discovery and Development 2 2
  Experimental Pharmacology 2 2
  Advanced Analytical Techniques Lab 1 2
  Research Methodology and Biostatistics  2 2
  Pharmacology-I Lab 2 4
  Seminar - I 1 1
  Disaster Management 2 2
  Open Elective - I 3 3
  TOTAL 24 27





Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Drug Metabolism 2 2
  Pharmacological and Toxicological Screening Methods 2 2
  CNS and Respiratory Pharmacology 2 2
  Autonomic, CVS, Blood, Renal and GI Pharmacology 2 2
  Autocoid and Endocrine Pharmacology 2 2
  Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics  2 2
  Clinical Pharmacology and Regulatory Toxicology 2 2
  Pharmacology-II Lab 3 6
  Program Elective - I 3 3
  Seminar - II 1 1
  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Healthcare 2 2
  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Healthcare Lab 1 2
  Open Elective - II 3 3
  Summer Internship 0  
  TOTAL 27 31





Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology 2 2
  Advanced Systemic Pharmacology 2 2
  Advanced Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics 2 2
  Research Project 3 6
  Program Elective - II 2 2
  Program Elective - III 2 2
  Medical Writing 2 2
  Seminar - III 1 1
  Intellectual Property Rights and Research Ethics 3 3
  Design Thinking 2 2
  Open Elective - III 3 3
  Summer Internship Presentation and Report 1 1
  TOTAL 25 28





Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Research Project 15 30
  Research Presentation 2 2
  TOTAL 17 32





Specialization- Applied Clinical Pharmacology  
Advances in Experimental Pharmacology PE I
Immunopharmacology PE II
Advanced Drug Delivery System PE III
Specialization- Molecular and Biochemical Toxicology  
Global Prespective of Toxicology PE I
Chemical and Enviornemental Toxicology PE II
Molecular Toxicology PE III



Open Electives


Open Elective- I
Microbial Physiology and Immunology
Pharmaceutical Analysis
Human Physiology
Cell Biology
Open Elective- II
Diet in Disease
Instrumentation in Microbiology 
Structural Biology and Biophysical Chemistry 
Global Perspectives in Toxicology
Open Elective- III
Chromatographic and Spectroscopic Methods
Clinical and Therapeutic Nutrition
Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
Diagnostic Biochemistry 
Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology


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