Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Herbal Drug Technology


Now a days, there is strong demand for alternatives to pharmaceuticals for various diseases due to concerns of safety, efficacy, and a desire for more “natural” products. Herbal Drug Technology have been widely used all over the world since ancient times by physicians and patient for their better therapeutic value as they have no or less side effects as compared with modern medicines. People also use Herbal Drug Technology to maintain or improve their health.

Many people believe that products labelled "natural" or “Herbal” are always safe and good for them, but it’s not true. Some herbs, like ephedra and comfrey, can cause serious harm. This is the reason that Herbal Drug Technology demands for studies in their field. It includes quality control, efficacy and safety of herbal drugs and medicaments. This programme will provide professionals with the good basic grounding of physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of drug substances or potential drugs of natural origin as well as help them to search new medicines from natural sources.

Programmme Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Herbal Drug Technology

Module 2: Indian System of Medicine

Module 3: Medicinal Botany

Module 4: Modern Analytical Techniques

Module 5: Tissue Culture of Medicinal Plants

Module 6: Extraction, Isolation and Analysis of Phytopharmaceuticals

Module 7: Screening and Standardization of Herbal Drug Technology

Module 8: Herbal Formulations

Module 9: Herbal Cosmetics

Module 10: Nutraceuticals

Module 11: Quality Control of Herbal Drug Technology

Module 12: WHO and ICH Guidelines for Herbal Drug Technology

Module 13: Herbal Drug Technology: Standards, Regulation and Patenting

Module 14: Good Manufacturing Practices for Herbal Drug Technology

Module 15: Guide to Essential Drugs Prescribing information under Ayurvedic, Unani, Siddha and homeopathy system of medicines


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 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, 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 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 obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the programme, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the programme. After successful completion, the participants will receive a certificate of Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Herbal Drug Technology, IGMPI. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate programme material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. 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 Dabur India Ltd., Zandu Care, Hamdard Laboratories, Baidyanath, Himalaya, Charak Pharma Pvt. Ltd., PatanjaliAyurved, Sandhu Pharmaceutical, Vicco Laboratories, Sri SriTattva, Wilson Drugs, Zocveda, Unicare Remedies, Morsan Healthcare, Nature Wellness India, Acharya Pharmaceuticals, 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 of Herbal Drug Technology

Before complex medicinal chemistry was developed, people used remedies created by the simple tools and ingredients afforded to them by nature. After completion of this programme professionals will have knowledge of how to use various parts of plants, including seeds, roots and bark to create medication, Herbal Drug Technology and natural dietary aids. This programme will help professionals to get job in Production, Manufacturing, Research & Development and Marketing of Herbal Drug Technology. They also have plenty of opportunities in specialized fields such as Herbal Drug Technology, Acupuncture, Naturopathy etc.

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