Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Pharmaceutical Production (PGDPP/EDPP)


The pharmaceutical industry plays a significant role in healthcare systems all around the world. It is made up of both governmental and commercial entities that research, develop, manufacture, and sell medications. Molecular biologists, medicinal chemists, and chemists are all attempting to improve pharmaceutical efficacy and specificity. Pharmaceutical companies manufacture pharmaceutical treatments on a large scale, which is known as drug manufacturing. The method of pharmaceutical manufacture can be broken down into a series of unit procedures. Milling, granulation, coating, and tablet pressing are all possible steps in the process.

The pharmaceutical industry has stringent production standards and restrictions. As a result, pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment must comply with industry requirements. Pharmaceutical production equipment includes capsule filling machines, x-ray inspection systems, tablet punches, and spray drying accessories, to name a few. Almost every operation can be automated to ensure precise manufacturing and formulation development. As a result of automation, every stage of the pharmaceutical production process involves a piece of pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment.

Solid and liquid components are combined in compounding operations to make solutions, syrups, suspensions, pastes, and ointments. Containment process equipment and transfer systems should be used when synthesizing particularly dangerous substances. Workers may come into contact with buffering agents, detergents, and antiseptics. Eyewashes and safety showers can help personnel avoid damage if they come into contact with caustic or irritating chemicals. Because of the moist surfaces, workers in compounding areas must be protected from electrical hazards of equipment and utilities. Avoiding burns and falls is made easier by installing insulation on hot surfaces and maintaining dry, non-slip flooring. The value of safety equipment in the medicine manufacturing process cannot be emphasized.

This programme will enable the participants to understand

The continual production which involves the continual introduction of raw materials and energy into the system, as well as the extraction of output products. The material flow rate's constancy is crucial to the process's performance. Because feeding is often the first stage in the production process for powder-based continuous processes, it is vital to feed powders into the subsequent processes on the line consistently and correctly. Feeders are designed to deliver consistent performance, accurate feed rates, and minimal downtime.

In pharmaceutical manufacturing, a range of non-active components can be blended with the active pharmaceutical component or substances to create the final blend for the solid dosage form. There are numerous elements to consider due to the wide range of materials that might be mixed. Variables to examine include particle size distribution, particle shape (spheres, rods, cubes, plates, etc.), moisture content, particle surface attributes such as roughness and cohesiveness, and powder flow characteristics. Milling is typically used during the manufacturing process to reduce the average particle size of a pharmaceutical powder. This is due to a variety of factors, including improved homogeneity and dose uniformity, as well as higher medicinal component solubility. Repeated powder mixing followed by milling is used to improve the mix's manufacturability.

The two most frequent types of granulation are wet granulation and dry granulation. Milling is the inverse of granulation. Granules are generated when small particles combine together to form larger particles. Granulation serves a number of functions. It prevents "demixing" of components in a combination by generating a granule that has all of the ingredients in the correct proportions, enhancing powder flow properties, and increasing compaction qualities for tablet manufacturing.

Hot-melt extrusion is used in pharmaceutical solid oral dosage manufacture to deliver medications with limited solubility and bioavailability. Hot-melt extrusion has been shown to molecularly disperse poorly soluble medications in a polymer carrier. In this procedure, heat, pressure, and agitation are utilised to mix materials and 'extrude' them through a tool die. Twin-screw high-shear extruders combine ingredients while breaking them up. The particles formed can then be blended, crushed, and put into tablets or capsules.

Programme Modules

Module 1: Introduction to Pharmaceutical Production

Module 2: Preformulation and Formulation Development

Module 3: Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms

Module 4: Tablet and Capsules manufacturing and packaging unit

Module 5: Liquid manufacturing and packaging unit operation

Module 6: Semisolids manufacturing Operations

Module 7: Sterile Manufacturing Operations

Module 8: Pilot and scale up plant operations

Module 9: Pharmaceutical Equipments and Engineering

Module 10: Combination Products

Module 11: Software Based Solutions in Production

Module 12: Documentation and Data Management in Production (BMR, MFR, SMF)

Module 13: In process quality assurance and quality control (IPQA and IPQC)

Module 14: Automation in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Module 15: Regulatory requirements (Indian and International Perspective)-GMP, GAMP

Module 16: Demonstration of production activities

Module 17: Industry Based Case Studies in Pharmaceutical Production


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 (Executive 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/Executive Diploma in Pharmaceutical Production, 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. 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.

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