MM. Pharm. (Master of Pharmacy) leads to specialization in pharmacology, which is an integral part of the drug discovery and drug design processes. These processes deal with the identification of lead molecules that could have potential therapeutic activity due to specific molecular and receptor affinity, and analogous structure to specific sites and proteins in the body.
In the first year the Program covers theoretical and practical sessions in the subjects molecular pharmacology; general pathophysiology; pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics I and II; clinical research methodologies; advanced pharmaceutical methods of analysis; drug regulatory affairs; quality assurance and biostatistics; and other subjects.
In the second year of the Program students take-up several projects that are aimed at developing and exploring novel receptor targets, and mechanisms for drug action in the pathophysiological stages of the disease.