PhD Pharmacology

PhD Pharmacology, often known as a Doctorate in Pharmacology, is a research-based doctorate program in Pharmacology that lasts at least three years but can last up to five. It examines how a medicine impacts the biological system and the body's response to it. It provides an understanding of medications, their sources, chemical properties, biological effects and therapeutic uses. The main objective of the program is to produce high caliber manpower with exceptional academic, research and leadership skills in basic, applied and professional disciplines of pharmaceutical sciences by providing them with high quality and competitive learning and research environment.

Core Courses

  • Physiological Genomics
  • Biology and Therapy of Cancer
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Molecular Drug Targets & Therapeutics
  • Principles of Drug Action
  • Physiological Communications
  • Cell Biology and Cell Signaling
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Biomolecules and Metabolism
  • General Pharmacology

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should hold a Master’s Degree in Pharmacology, Biology, Pharmacy or Biotechnology from a recognized university or institution with securing a minimum aggregate of 55% marks in Masters.  However, they will have to qualify the national level entrance test or university level test.


Top Recruiting Areas

Drug Manufacturing Companies, Public Health Entities, Blood Service, Industrial Laboratories, Cancer research institutes, Research Departments, Educational Institutes, Environmental Pollution Control, Agriculture and fisheries, Forensic Science, Hospitals, Public Health Laboratories, Cosmetic Industries, etc.

Job Positions

Analytical Chemist, Biomedical Scientist, Healthcare Scientist, Clinical Pharmacologist, Clinical Research Associate, Forensic Scientist, Physician’s Associate, Research Scientist (Life Sciences), Scientific Laboratory Technician, Toxicologist, among others.

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