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

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.

  • 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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