Ph. D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences - Full Time

The Ph.D. Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences is offered through regular and part time mode. The AIP provides a rigorous background in a range of scientific disciplines that are critical to train next generation of pharmaceutical scientists. With experienced faculty members as supervisors, excellent infrastructure, state-of-the-art labs and facilities, students get a conducive atmosphere for research in Pharmaceutical Sciences. They concentrate on Drug Discovery and Drug Development. Research in Drug Discovery focuses on areas related to medicinal chemistry such as small molecule development, natural products isolation and characterization, organic synthesis, chemical biology, rational drug design, pharmacology, toxicology, cellular differentiation, development, and disease. Drug Delivery/Development emphasizes principles in physical chemistry, biomaterials and drug transport, aiming for advances in formulation, drug targeting and multi-modal therapy. Delivery Research includes the solid state chemistry of drugs, nano-pharmacy, biocompatibility, molecular recognition, computational chemistry, and pharmacokinetics.

Program Focus:

The Ph.D. program in Pharmaceutical Sciences is offered through regular and part time mode. The coursework includes:

  • Quantitative Techniques: The objective of this course is to make the scholars understand the importance of statistics and basic statistical principles in research. The focus is on understanding application of various statistical techniques including probability, data collection, presentation, Measures of Central Tendency & Dispersion, graphical representations, hypothesis testing, co-relation & regression analysis, common parametric & non-parametric testing, recent advances for computer application in research, basis of operating systems, handling different operating system, literature survey using websites, handling search engines, usage of computer for collecting or analyzing data, preparing presentation, research papers, data analysis using software techniques, use of IT software in data analysis and data presentation, MATLAB, SPSS among others.
  • Research Methodology: This course will enable the Research Scholars to understand and apply basic research methods in their research study including research design, data analysis and report findings for generalizing research conclusion apparently based on the parameters of particular research methods. It includes Health Planning in India, Epidemiology, national health programmes, National Organizations, international health plan, Public Mental Health & Neurological Disorder with particular reference to India, methods of literature survey, planning and designing a research problem, hypothesis, research modeling, research proposals, plagiarism, academic publishing and peer review, research & development importance of IPR, patents & IPR, INDA/NDA/ANDA,CTD documentations, copyrights, trademarks & related rights, rights arising from trademark registration, GLP, GCP, GMP, FDP and INSA guidelines, research process and steps in conducting research, research design, research fundamentals, data collection methods, scaling techniques, editing, coding, tabulating and validation of data.

    Other than coursework, scholars have to plan out research, execute with possible outcome in terms of a thesis or dissertation, patent and/or publications.

Scope of Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Drug discovery
    • Novel target identification and validation
    • Pharmacological screening of NCEs
    • Pharmacovigilance
    • Clinical Research
    • Health care and Medical Research
    • Patents & IPR
    • Cosmetics and neutraceuticals
    • Safety and toxicity
    • Private entrepreneurship
    • Drug regulatory affairs
    • Academics
    • Formulation
    • Production
    • Advanced materials and delivery system
    • Patents & IPR
    • Cosmetics
    • QC & QA Testing
    • Packaging
    • Drug regulatory affairs
  • Knowledge process outsourcing

Campus Lucknow

Institute Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Lucknow

UniversityAmity University Uttar Pradesh

EligibilityMaster’s Degree in Pharmacy

Duration3 Years

  • Program Fee (Rs. in Lacs)
  • 1st Year Non Sponsored Semester Fee (Rs. in Lacs) : 0.42

Course Details

  • Comprehensive Examination - Pharmaceutical Sciences [Mandatory Courses]
  • Quantitative Techniques - Health and Allied Sciences [Core Courses]
  • Research and Publication Ethics [Core Courses]
  • Research Methodology - Health and Allied Sc [Core Courses]
  • Comprehensive Examination-Health & Allied Sciences Domain [Mandatory Courses]