Post Graduate Diploma/Professional Diploma in Pharmaceutical API Manufacturing (PGDPAPIM/PDPAPIM)


An active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) is an active component of a specified medicine. Throughout the process of pharmaceutical manufacturing, an API plays a critical role as a medicinal application agent. APIs are major components that must be processed properly to become safe medicine for clinical application. APIs are compounds created through various chemical and biological combinations—not direct raw materials.

The global pharmaceutical industry is huge and the value chain is divided into two categories namely API and finished goods. API forms the basis of the drug that enables it to produce the desired effect. Given the large number of drug releases anticipated, there is a sizable potential API manufacturers, making this one of the most lucrative opportunities available.

This programme will provide a thorough understanding of Pharmaceutical API Manufacturing. This programme provides professionals with the skills and knowledge to allow them to participate effectively in the creation and growth of high impact pharmaceutical aptitude. The development of this programme is in direct response to the demands of industry and its professionals will be highly competitive in the global jobs market. Thus it works as re-fresher programme for those already in the industry and an insight or practical guide for those planning to enter into this sector. You can complete this programme from your own city.

Programme Modules

Module 1: Characteristics of API Product: Chemical and Biological

Module 2: Qualification and Validation

Module 3: Process of Synthesis of APIs from raw materials to finished product

Module 4: Buildings and Facilities: Design, construction, lighting, HVAC & plumbing

Module 5: Equipment: Design, construction,cleaning, &maintenance

Module 6: Fluid handling - Fluid flow, Line sizing, Pressure drop calculation, Pipe network analysis, Pumps & Compressor, Steam, compressed air, ETP, refrigeration & HVAC system

Module 7: Production and Process Controls

Module 8: Laboratory Controls: Test, release for distribution,contaminationand stabilitystudy

Module 9: Intermediate By-Product Recovery and Reuse in API Industry

Module 10: Packaging and Labeling Control of API product

Module 11: Holding and Distribution: Control of Components and Drug Product Containers and Closures Warehouse and distribution procedures

Module 12: Records and Reports: Equipment cleaning log, production records

Module 13: Returned and Salvaged Drug Products, Complaint Handling

Module 14: Pilot Plant - Scale up, Risk assessment and HAZOP study

Module 15:Technology Transfer in Contract Research and Manufacturing Services (CRAMS)

Module 16:Treatment and Disposal of pharmaceutical waste, Environmental aspects, Green processing, Costs of chemical processes

Module 17:Customer relationship and vendor management

Module 18:Industry based Case Studies


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. Diploma holders are eligible for our Executive Diploma, Industry Certificate, and Certificate Programmes

Programme Duration

The duration to complete this programme is 1 year (Post Graduate Diploma), 6 months (Professional Diploma).


The registration dates for this programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the programme lectures and study material easily accessible. This gives 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 Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.

All the participants are expected to appear for an online exam and are also obliged to submit assignments after each module. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma/Professional Diploma in Pharmaceutical API Manufacturing, IGMPI. For all the above-mentioned modules, Online Classes (Online mode) or face-to-face classes (Regular mode), elaborate programme 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 healthcare like Uflex Ltd., Anuroop Packaging Ltd., IPCA, Zydus, Unichem, Sun Pharmaceuticals, Hetero, Torrent Pharmaceutical, Cipla, Lupin, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Roche, Intas, Asrezenenca, Gland, Glenmark, Macleods, Jubilant Lifesciences, Novartis, Merck, Piramal, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Hamdard, Lotus, Lakme, Khadi, Himalayan, Sun Pharmaceutical, Pfizer, PiramalPharma Solutions, Novartis Pharma, IQVIA, Eli Lilly and Company, etc. 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, Healthcare industries on regular basis.

Future career prospects

API Pharma is one unique sector where the consumer is not the decision maker and the decision maker is not the payer. It is unique in another sense, that there is no product obsolescence. Aspirin, paracetamol and metformin still continue to be gold standards of front line therapy. Hence, scale, quality, compliance and process excellence shall drive growth. Course provides a strong focus on problem solving, Technical, conception, design as well as managerial and practical application of knowledge to particular fact scenarios through a number of advice drafting exercises.

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