Post Graduate Diploma/Professional Diploma in  Pharmaceutical Automation (PGDPA/PDPA)


Automation and robotics breakthroughs have allowed the pharmaceutical industry to increase the speed and accuracy of business operations such as filling, packaging, and inspection. Automation can help pharmaceutical companies meet demanding regulatory and compliance standards while also lowering operational costs. Automation is growing increasingly important in developed as well as developing countries for project success. This program emphasizes the vitality of Pharmaceutical Automation, which is crucial for international acceptance in the research and development domain. To assist students in clarifying concepts, theoretical discussions of the principles of more integrated and coherent use of computerized information in the drug and product development process are provided in the course.

In recent years, the pharmaceutical business has gone through a massive digital transformation. As technology advances, pharmaceutical companies are preparing and equipping themselves to incorporate technological advances into their existing processes. The pharmaceutical industry relies heavily on information technology standards for evolving operating procedures, with R&D and production heavily dependent on a technological framework. Furthermore, the process is less monotonous and repayable, as well as precise and uniform in terms of terminology, taxonomy, and mass customization. Artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, big data analytics, and data science advancements have totally altered the way automation proceeds.

This program will enable the participants to:

  • • Oversee the modern pharmaceutical industry and its significant modification changes due to the advancement of technologies.
  • • Gain a comprehensive knowledge on the critical pharma business domais from drug discovery, product research and development, clinical trials, quality testing, marketing and distribution, pharmacovigilance and safety monitoring, and finally data management .
  • • Guide in the expansion of technological startups, device new patents with the expiration of multiple significant patents, accelerate interorganizational partnerships, and a viable regulatory environment are all fueling pharmaceutical industry innovation.
  • • Promote technology breakthroughs and innovation in pharmaceutical in order to fulfill expanding healthcare demands.
  • • Strategize Pharmaceutical Automation as it is considered to be the future of industry due to reduced cost, error reduction and improved quality of process. It promotes the experts to face the real world issues by implementing the skills of Lab Automation.
  • • Develop approaches for reduction in errors which saves millions of revenue for pharmaceutical and biomedicine companies. By encompassing new technologies, labs can ensure they comply with health and safety regulations and avoid potential non-compliance.

Programme Modules :

Module 1: Introduction to Pharmaceutical Automation and its needs

Module 2: Automated Analytical and Bioanalytical Techniques- Instrumentation, Utilities, Designs and models

Module 3: Automated Drug Discovery Laboratory Systems

Module 4: Automation in Product Research and Development

Module 5: Automation in Clinical Laboratory Systems (Virtual Clinical Trial)

Module 6: Automation in Manufacturing and Robotics

Module 7: Pharmaceutical Process Automation

Module 8: Automated Quality Testing Laboratories

Module 9: Automated Biotechnology Laboratory System

Module 10: Software Based Solution- LIMS, LIS and PDES

Module 11: Automation in computer systems (CSV and CSA)

Module 12: Automation in Documentation and Data Management

Module 13: Automation in Marketing, Supply Chain and Inventory Management

Module 14: Automation in Safety Reporting Techniques and Pharmacovigilance

Module 15: Automation in operational and digital information technologies used in Pharma (AI, Machine Learning, Cloud technology, big data, block chain, ERP, EAM, MES, SCM, IoT, etc.)

Module 16:Regulatory Requirements for Pharmaceutical Automation (Indian and International Perspective)

Module 17:Industry Based Case Studies in Pharmaceutical Automation


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 program is 1 year (Post Graduate Diploma), 6 months (Professional Diploma).


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 certificate of Post Graduate Diploma/Professional Diploma in Pharmaceutical Automation, 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, healthcare 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. Placement in IT companies like SAP, MedismoPharma CRM, Logic Pharma, MARG ERP 9, Tata Consultancy Services, and Wipro. 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. 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

Pharmaceutical automation is becoming more popular, especially as leaders seek methods to improve operational efficiency and help gain an edge in an increasingly competitive industry.

Clinical trials are critical for establishing products safety and efficacy in the real world. Technological advances have significantly altered how many clinical trials are conducted. Participants can often provide updates via smartphone applications rather than travelling to physical places to check in with people overseeing the trial. Sensors connected to the internet of things (IoT) can gather real-time data on a patient's vital signs or other parameters.

Many pharmaceutical automation products specifically make accurate data collection and storage simpler. Workflow automation can help reduce errors and increase efficiency. Companies can reduce laboratory overhead costs by shortening the time it takes to conduct data entry and other manual processes. One of the reasons people are so interested in using pharmaceutical automation to enhance their pharmacovigilance efforts is because of this.

Many pharmaceutical automation products specifically make accurate data collection and storage. Workflow automation can help reduce errors and increase efficiency. Companies can reduce laboratory overhead costs by shortening the time it takes to conduct data entry and other manual processes. One of the reasons people are so interested in using pharmaceutical automation to enhance their pharmacovigilance efforts is because of this.

Decision-makers should consider a tailored strategy to implementing automation across organisations. This could imply concentrating on known weaknesses or determining how automation works into organisational goals. It is also essential to establish an automation budget and select metrics to track. Tracking key performance indicators (KPIs) can help leaders determine whether their investments are paying off or whether they need to make additional changes to improve results.

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