Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences


The Foundation course offers a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles underpinning various disciplines within the realm for students aiming to pursue a range of life science courses including Pharmacy, Healthcare, Food and Nutrition. The course is designed to provide essential knowledge and skills to individuals who may not have a background in life sciences but are interested in exploring this dynamic field. Tailored to students from diverse educational backgrounds, the course aims to offer a comprehensive introduction to fundamental concepts and principles in biology, chemistry, and related disciplines. By bridging the gap between different academic backgrounds, the program strives to empower students with a solid foundation in life sciences, nurturing their curiosity and preparing them for further studies or entry-level positions in various sectors.

All the technical aspects of life sciences are made clear during the programme. IGMPI makes available this programme as an online programme and thus the benefits it entails within are numerous.

  • Students will embark on a journey to acquire a foundational understanding of key topics in biology and chemistry, including cellular biology, genetics, organic chemistry, and biochemistry.
  • Concepts will be presented in an accessible manner, catering to learners with varying levels of prior knowledge.
  • Through engaging lectures, and interactive discussions, the course aims to demystify complex scientific concepts, making them accessible and relatable to students with diverse academic backgrounds.
  • Emphasis will be placed on real-life applications and relevance in fields such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, nutrition and food sciences. They will develop critical thinking skills essential for addressing scientific challenges and exploring solutions to real-world problems in life sciences.
  • Programme Modules

    Module 1: Human Anatomy & Physiology

    Module 2: Microbiology

    Module 3: Biochemistry

    Module 4: Biotechnology

    Module 5: Organic Chemistry

    Module 6: Inorganic Chemistry

    Module 7: Physical Chemistry


    Any Graduation/ B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BAMS or any other discipline.

    Programme Duration

    The duration to complete this program is 6 months.


    The registration dates for this program run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the program lectures, online live classes and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

    Programme Deliverables

    A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

    • – Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance.
    • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
    • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
    • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
    • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
    • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
    • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

    Examination & Certification

    IGMPI follows a credit system based on all learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma, Executive Diploma and Certificate Programs. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the program, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your program.

    All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the program, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the program. After successful completion, the participants will receive a Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences, IGMPI. For all the above-mentioned modules, Online Classes (Online mode) or face-to-face classes (Regular mode), elaborate program material, self-assessment assignments would be provided by the Institute. Details get updated on the webpage as well.

    Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

    The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to its participants. Besides, it has a robust placement cell comprised of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. This cell is continuously engaged in promoting the employability of our participants and encouraging the concerned Human Resources department and Hiring Managers to recruit/hire our participants for their vacant positions. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing & interview skills.

    In recent months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working with global pharmaceutical, and healthcare companies like Johnson & Johnson, Roche, Novartis, Merck & Co., AbbVie, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Sanofi, Bayer, Eli Lilly & Co., Novo Nordisk, Astra Zeneca, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Lupin Limited, Torrent Pharmaceutical Ltd., Emcure Pharmaceuticals, Sun Pharmaceutical Limited, Mankind Pharma, Ajanta Pharma, IPCA Laboratories etc., Gland Pharma, Baxter, Jubilant Generics Limited, Sun Pharmaceutical Industry, Merck Group, Johnson & Johnson, Cipla Limited, etc. More and more participation from professionals working with global healthcare like Cognizant, Accenture, Deloitte, Infosys, The Emmes Company, MPREX Healthcare, IQVIA, Syneos Health, Parexel, PRA Health Sciences, ICON, Labcorp, Tata Consultancy Services, Accenture, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Indegene, iMedglobal, Lotus Labs, Aris Global, ClinicVA Healthcare Solutions, Accenture, Apollo Hospital, Genpact, MPREX Healthcare, etc.

    Food companies like Britannia Industries Ltd, Ferrero India Pvt. Ltd, Umang Dairy Limited, Cremica, Skylark Foods Pvt. Ltd, DS Group, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd, Elite Bakery, Vadilal Industries Ltd, Amul Dairy, Parle Biscuits Pvt. Ltd, Pepsico, Moon Beverages Ltd.

    The IGMPI’s Corporate Resource Division actively recommends our students and training participants for various job requirements and specialized roles to Human Resource, Talent Acquisition as well as the heads of various departments in Pharmaceutical industries on regular basis.

    Future career prospects

    Graduates of the Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences are well-positioned to embark on diverse and rewarding career paths within the fields of Pharmacy, Healthcare, Food, and Nutrition. Equipped with a strong foundation in biology, and chemistry, they possess the knowledge and competencies essential for success in these dynamic industries.

    In addition to these specific career pathways, the Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences also serves as a solid foundation for further academic pursuits in specialized areas such as pharmacy, nutrition science, biomedical research, or healthcare management. Graduates may choose to pursue bachelor's degrees or professional certifications to advance their careers and explore leadership roles in their chosen fields. Overall, the diverse career prospects in Pharmacy, Healthcare, Food, and Nutrition underscore the versatility and relevance of the Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences, empowering graduates to make meaningful contributions to the well-being of individuals and communities through their work in these vital industries.

    Furthermore, the course serves as a springboard for further academic pursuits in specialized areas of life sciences, enabling graduates to pursue advanced degrees or professional certifications. Whether seeking immediate employment or further education, graduates of the Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences will be well-prepared to make meaningful contributions to their chosen fields and embark on rewarding career journeys in the dynamic realm of life sciences.

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