Post Graduate Diploma/Professional Diploma in Pharmacology


This Programme is devised with all intensive and comprehensive research to impart broad conceptual information to the students. You will gain better understanding of the effects of drugs on the human body.It equips a student with the ability to understand the major biochemical pathways that are activated when drugs interact with their respective receptors, the molecular mechanisms of drugs, significance of correct dosage, efficacy and safety of medicines and give broad work open doors by drug industry and agreement research associations in different regions like fundamental pharmacological exploration, toxicology, clinical pharmacology, Drug composition and their administration.

Programmme Modules

Module 1: Human Anatomy and Physiology

  • Cells & Tissue
  • The Nervous System, The Endocrine System, The Cardiovascular System & The Lymphatic System
  • The Respiratory System, The Digestive System & The Urinary System
  • Reproductive System, The Muscular System & The Skeletal System
  • Module 2: Cellular and Molecular Biology

  • Introduction to Biomolecules (Nucleic Acids, Protein, Carbohydrates & Lipids)
  • Receptors and their types
  • Secondary Messengers and Secondary Signaling Pathways
  • Module 3: Advance Pharmacology-1

  • General Pharmacology
  • Systemic Pharmacology
  • CNS Pharmacology
  • CVS Pharmacology
  • Autocoid Pharmacology
  • Module 4: Advance Pharmacology-2

  • Endocrine Pharmacology
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunopharmacology
  • GIT Pharmacology
  • Free Radicals Pharmacology
  • Module 5: Pharmacological and Toxicological Screening Methods

  • General Principles of Screening and Animal Models
  • Pharmacological Screening Models – Hypertension, Pain, Epilepsy, Depression, Ulcers, Ischemia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Diabetes and Leishmaniasis.
  • Regulatory Toxicology (OECD Test Guidelines: Acute, Sub-acute, Sub-chronic & Chronic, Reproductive Toxicity, Teratogenicity, Genotoxicity and Carcinogenicity
  • Module 6: Experimental Pharmacology (using Ex. Pharm)

  • Animal Handling and CPCSEA guidelines
  • Computer Simulation and Toxicity tests
  • Module 7: Drug Development Process

  • Modern Drug Discovery System
  • Target Identification and Validation
  • Lead Identification and Validation
  • Drug Design
  • Molecular Docking
  • Module 8: Pre-clinical Studies

  • Animal Ethics
  • Study Reports
  • Hypothesis Creation
  • Module 9: Clinical Research & Pharmacovigilance

  • Clinical Trials
  • Clinical Research Stakeholders and Core team
  • Ethics in Clinical Research
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Seriousness, Expectedness and Casualty Assessment of ADRs
  • PvPI
  • Module 10: Virtual Clinical Trial (Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML))

  • E-Consent (Audio visual consent)
  • E-Patient Reported Outcomes (e-PRO)
  • IWRS
  • Telemedicine
  • Patient e Diaries
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Module 11: Pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmacoeconomics & Safety Pharmacology

  • Pharmacoepidemiology- Methods
  • Clinical Application of Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Principles of Pharmacoeconomic analysis
  • Pharmaceutical Outcomes evaluations
  • Safety Pharmacology
  • Module 12: Research Methodology & Biostatistics

  • Defining the Research Problem
  • Sampling Design
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Parametric and Non parametric test
  • Scientific Writing
  • Module 13: Recent Advances in Pharmacology

  • Advances in Drug Therapy
  • Novel Drug Targets
  • Neuropeptides
  • Eligibility

    BTech/Bsc in Biotechnology/ Microbiology/ Botany/ Zoology/ B.Pharm/M Pharm/ MSc/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BAMS/ Graduation in Life science disciplines are eligible for the programme.

    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, 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 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 Pharmacology by 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 in its participants. The robust placement cell comprises of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relation with HR cell and recruiting managers of leading healthcare companies across the globe.

    The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.

    In recent months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working with global pharmaceutical giants like Mankind Pharma Ltd, GSK Ltd, Syngene International, Torrent Pharmaceuticals, Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd, Granules India Ltd, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, IpcaLaboratories, Sun Pharma Ltd, Glenmark Generics, AurobindoPharma Ltd, Abbott Healthcare Pvt Ltd, CiplaLtd , NatcoPharma , Mylan Laboratories, Sciformix, Cognizant, Kinapse, Iqvia, iMed Global

    Future career prospects

    IGMPI offers proficient and industry oriented training in Pharmacology hence opening entryways for passage into the industry. Post Graduate Diploma/Professional Diploma in Pharmacology adds advantage for those Professionals who are already having an in hand experience in the industry as well concerning the individuals who are new to the industry. This Programme will help you in backing of apt and up-to-date information and training required to have sustained growth in the industry.

    PG Diploma in Pharmacology is a thorough programme offering candidate with information and for all intents and practically important information about the sources, chemical properties, biological effects, molecular mechanisms and therapeutic uses of drugs. Pharmacologists are likewise associated with molecular modeling of drugs, and the use of drugs as tools to dissect aspects of cell function. The extent of pharmacology has extended dramatically in the programme of the last ten years to join many new methodologies, for example, such as computer-assisted drug design, genetic screens, protein engineering and the use of novel drug delivery vehicles including viruses and artificial cells. Pharmacologists can explore professions in Academia, Pharmaceutical Industries, Contract Research Organizations, and Drug Regulatory Agencies.

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