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The School of Pharmacy, a premier School of ITM University Gwalior (MP), was established in 2012 offering quality education and research in Pharmaceutical Science. School of Pharmacy is committed to providing an accredited pharmacy degree that incorporates the best professional experience and learning environment with the highest standards of academic excellence, promoting high levels of student achievement. The syllabus remains in total sync with the regulations of the Pharmacy Council of India.

For the overall development of our students, we have incorporated the Activity-Based Continuous Assessment, where the student made to participate in the various individual of group activities in each subject and submit the assignment to the faculty. Several such activities on being evaluated continuously add up to their progressive evaluation mark incorporated into their grade improvement factors.

Dear Students!

As the Dean of school of pharmacy, ITM University Gwalior, I am delighted to welcome you to our dynamic learning community. At school of pharmacy, we are committed to providing our students with an exceptional education that prepares them for successful and rewarding careers in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. Our experienced faculty members are dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and mentorship, and they are here to support you every step of the way.

School of Pharmacy offers programs at undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral level with a focus on developing pharmacy leaders to pursue a career in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, pharmaceutical research, or any other field within the pharmaceutical industry, School of Pharmacy, ITM University will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and experiences you need to succeed.

Thank you for considering School of Pharmacy, ITM University, Gwalior for your education. We are excited to welcome you to our campus and to support you in achieving your academic and professional goals.

Warm regards,


Dr. M Alagusundaram



Inspiring young students to change people’s lives by educating them about pharmaceutical health care..


  • To cultivate innovative and varied pharmacy leaders. 
  • To advance the pharmaceutical health care industry via the advancement of technology, skills, and values. 
  • To build relationships with academic and business professionals in order to exchange knowledge
  • To train highly trained, independent, and self-sufficient pharmacists who will advance the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and society.
  • To inculcate lifelong learning with high ethical and moral values


The programmes offered by School of Pharmacy (ITM) University, Gwalior, are designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of pharmaceutical sciences and prepare them for a career in the pharmaceutical industry, research, or academia.

  • Diploma of Pharmacy (D.Pharm)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)
  • Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)
  • PhD (Pharmacy)

Diploma of Pharmacy (D. Pharm)

The school offers a Diploma program in Pharmacy. This is a 2-year PCI approved course with an annual intake of 60 students.  The Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharm) program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of pharmaceutical sciences and prepares them for a career as a pharmacy technician or assistant pharmacist.

Approval: Approved by Pharmacy Council of India

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Diploma in Pharmacy course, the students must have a minimum of 50% or 10+2 (PCB/M with English)

Duration: 2 Years

Some key highlights of the programme and Curriculum:

The programme covers subjects such as: Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence, Practical Training: Students undergo practical training in: Pharmacy Practice, Dispensing of medicines, Drug Formulation and Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Analysis

Career Prospects :

  • Fill orders under a pharmacist’s supervision.
  • Enter client information.
  • Identify prescriptions and process paperwork for orders.
  • Understand and apply drug and medical terminology as well as basic pharmacology.
  • Understand drug dosage calculations, commonly used computer systems, compounding, practices, and procedures.
  • Apply the ethics, legislation, and workplace safety regulations applicable to pharmacies

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm)

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) program approved by the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in pharmaceutical sciences and prepare them for a career in the pharmaceutical industry, research, or academia. Here are the program highlights

Approval: Approved by Pharmacy Council of India

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Diploma in Pharmacy course, the students must have a minimum of 50% or 10+2 (PCB/M with English)

Duration: 4 Years

Some key highlights of the programme and Curriculum:

The programme covers a wide range of subjects including: Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Clinical Pharmacy Hospital Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence

  • Practical Training: Students undergo practical training in: Drug formulation and manufacturing, pharmaceutical analysis, Pharmacology and pharmacognosy experiments, Hospital and clinical pharmacy practices
  • Industry Exposure: The program includes industrial visits, internships, and training to familiarize students with pharmaceutical manufacturing processes, quality control, and regulatory affairs.
  • Research Projects: Students are required to undertake research projects in their final year, enabling them to develop research skills and contribute to the field of pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Regulatory Knowledge: The curriculum includes the study of pharmacy laws, drug regulations, and ethical considerations in the pharmaceutical field.

Career Prospects :

Pharmacists have a big role in researching and testing it before it is available for treatment, they are involved in diagnosing the cause of disease and treating patients or to prevent it from contaminating in the environment; Pharmacists have become an integral part of the healthcare industry besides the manufacturing and marketing domain. As a Clinical Pharmacist, he understands medicines majorly work in the research and development of pain drugs, work on medical complications by altering the drugs. They also, check on quality checks and control as per the regulations of the Pharmacy Council.

Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm)

The Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm) program with a specialization in Pharmaceutics is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in pharmaceutical formulation, drug delivery systems, and pharmaceutical technology. Here are the program highlights

Approval: Approved by Pharmacy Council of India

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Master of Pharmacy course, the students must have a minimum of 60% or equivalent CGPA in their Bachelor of Pharmacy or B. Pharmacy course from a recognized university or college from PCI (Pharmacy Council of India)

Duration: 2 Years

Some key highlights of the programme and Curriculum:

The curriculum covers advanced topics in pharmaceutics such as: Advanced Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Formulation and Development, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Novel Drug Delivery Systems, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, Physical Pharmacy,

  • Practical Training: Students undergo practical training in: Formulation development, Drug delivery systems, pharmaceutical technology, pharmaceutical analysis,
  • Research Projects: Students are required to undertake a research project as part of their curriculum, allowing them to gain hands-on research experience and contribute to the field of pharmaceutics.

Career Prospects:

Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm) in Pharmaceutics offers excellent career opportunities in various sectors of the pharmaceutical industry, research institutions, hospitals, and academia. Here’s the scope of M. Pharm in Pharmaceutics:

Ph.D. Programme

The School of Pharmacy offers a doctoral programme in pharmaceutical sciences to empower students and practitioners with advanced knowledge and research acumen.

Eligibility: Applicants need to hold a master’s degree with 60% (such as Pharmacy) from a recognized university or college from PCI (Pharmacy Council of India)

Some key highlights of the programme and Curriculum:

The Ph.D. in Pharmacy program offers a research-intensive curriculum focused on specialized areas of pharmaceutical sciences. Students conduct original and independent research under the guidance of faculty advisors, leading to a dissertation that contributes to the field’s knowledge. Opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, publication in peer-reviewed journals, and presentation at conferences enrich the research experience. Graduates have diverse career opportunities in academia, research institutions, pharmaceutical industry, regulatory agencies, and healthcare sector, and they contribute significantly to the advancement of pharmaceutical sciences through their research.

Career Prospects

A Ph.D. in Pharmacy opens up diverse career opportunities in academia, industry, government, and entrepreneurship. Graduates can pursue academic positions as professors, research scientists, or department heads, conducting cutting-edge research in universities and colleges. In industry, they can work as research scientists, product development managers, or regulatory affairs officers in pharmaceutical companies, focusing on drug discovery, development, and formulation. Government and regulatory agencies also offer positions in regulatory affairs and public health research. Additionally, Ph.D. holders can explore entrepreneurial ventures by starting their own pharmaceutical companies or working as consultants in the field of drug development and regulatory affairs.

Sr. No.Name of the SchoolName of the Program(s)Total No. of the courses in the program (as per program SchemeLink
7School of Pharmacy1. B.Pharm66
2. M.Pharm23
3. Ph.D-Pharmacy1

The School has a sufficient number of Laboratories and classrooms in accordance with the PCI norms. The school has:

Well-equipped laboratories and Computer Lab includes

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab
  • Pharmaceutics Lab
  • Pharmacology Lab
  • Pharmacognosy Lab
  • Microbiology Lab
  • Biotechnology Lab
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab
  • Drug Information Center
  • Drug Regulatory affair Lab

Central instrumentation facility with sophisticated instruments like:

  • FTIR,
  • UV-Visible spectrophotometer,
  • Fluorescent Spectrophotometer.
  • HPLC
  • Gas Chromatography

Machine Room:

  • Ten Station Rotary tablet press,
  • ointment filling / sealing machine,
  • Liquid filling/sealing machines,
  • Ampoule sealing machine,
  • Emulsifier, Homogenizer,
  • Microcentrifuge,
  • Dissolution-Disintegration (8 chamber, Electrolab)
  • 1.2 KW probe Sonicator,
  •  Projection microscope,
  • Shimadzu Electronic balance ATX 224 (0.0001 sensitivity),
  • Stability Chambers
  • Millipore Ultrapure DQ3 System, etc.

Performing experiments on FT IR (Perkin Elmer)

Performing experiments on UV-Vis  Spectrophotometer  (Perkin Elmer)

Performing experiments on 12 station Automatic Tablet Punching Machine (Karnavati)

Dissecting the HPLC part by part for better understanding of the functioning of HPLC

Performing experiments on FT IR (Perkin Elmer)

Performing experiments on UV-Vis Spectrophotometer (Perkin Elmer)


The uniqueness of Department:

  • The department provides project-based learning (PBL), which meets the demands of the modern educational system by having students work through real-world issues. With this student-centered method, students tackle an open-ended challenge in groups to gain knowledge about a subject.
  • The department employs highly skilled faculty members who combine in-person and virtual training with their substantial research backgrounds to deliver top-notch instruction.
  • The institution’s dedication to innovation, expansion, and staying ahead of the quickly changing technical landscape is demonstrated by the R&D cell of the department, which focuses on cutting-edge fields in information and communication technology.
  • The department offers comprehensive curriculum covering all aspects of pharmaceuticals preparation, formulation, compounding and manufacturing processes. This holistic approach ensures that students gain a solid understanding.
  • The department has implemented activity-based continuous assessment (ABCA) in an attempt to raise student performance levels generally. Using this strategy, students work on a range of technical assignments, such as projects, posters, seminars, case studies, open-book exams, quizzes, and research articles.
  • Outstanding internships and a stellar track record of placements in both domestic and international industries.
  • Collaborative learning environments are fostered by offering students practical experience and a deeper knowledge of diverse subjects through interactive workshops with hands-on sessions by experts.
  • Eminent alumni association members who work for some of the top multinational corporations provide strong alumni support.

Even though the degree of freedom to modify the syllabus as proposed by the Pharmacy Council, the school is ever into enhancing the program in the school.

The first incorporation was the ABCA, with due BOS approval was greatly welcomed and accepted by our students. This concept has kept our students ever on their toes on continuous self-learning mode.

This time, keeping in view of the all-round development of the students, an attempt is to be made to develop the sensitive faculty of the students with an abundance of enthusiasm and energy. Thus, attempting to establish Emotional Quotient (EQ) in each student. It was therefore decided to include a Non-University Exam- credit Course of Fine Arts/Humanities, of the choice of students of First year and Second year.

Various educational materials related to Pharmacy, available online on various platforms as Coursera, MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses), Swayam, Udemy, e-Pathshala, Harvard Online Courses, In-House courses, etc. The matter was discussed in detail to append online courses identified to be equivalent or enhance the already offered subjects in their syllabus that would enhance their employability at the end of their course. Thus, the students of III year and Final Year will have to take online courses as elective subjects’ bouquet, in each semester, related to Pharmacy, Medical Sciences, and Health industries limited to 4 credits for two years, and submit a Certificate as proof.

Activity Based Continuous Assessment System (ABCA)

ITM University is the first to adopt the Activity-Based Continuous Assessment System in M.P. which is being implemented at IITs, IIMs, and among the best universities of the world. A student is evaluated for his/her performance in a subject continuously during a Semester/Trimester. The major components under ABCA in our School of Pharmacy include Application Based Activity, Projects, formulation development, Case Writing, Review of Literature, Seminar, Quiz, Poster, Open Book Test, Quiz and Assignments, etc. We have also developed a unique culture to give prizes for the best individual and group ABCA activities to boost the students.

Project-based learning (PBL)

Project-Based Learning (PBL) embodies a philosophy of education that emphasizes active, experiential learning. At its core, PBL shifts the focus from passive absorption of information to hands-on engagement with real-world problems and challenges. This approach encourages students to take ownership of their learning journey, fostering a deeper understanding of concepts and enhancing retention. Moreover, PBL promotes the development of essential skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and problem-solving – skills that are indispensable in today’s rapidly evolving world. By immersing students in authentic projects, PBL nurtures their curiosity, creativity, and intrinsic motivation to learn. Additionally, PBL aligns with the idea of lifelong learning, preparing students not only for academic success but also for success in their future careers and endeavours. Ultimately, the merits of PBL lie in its ability to cultivate well-rounded individuals who are not only knowledgeable but also adept at applying their knowledge to address real-world challenges.

Some of the ongoing PBL topics are as under

  • Formulation and development of drug
  • Formulating some traditional-based formulation under the scheme of Mission Ayurveda of Govt of India.
  • Evaluations of drug content in already available and marketed drugs
  • How to start drug store and pharma Business Enterprise
  • Preparing Questionnaire on Google Form and identifying Levels of ongoing health status among the target populations
  • Assess and reports the adverse drug reaction events at ITM hospitals
  • Preparing Questionnaire on Google Form, Hypothesis testing and T-test
  • Epidemiological studies.
  • Online and E-commerce in Pharmacy
  • Global pharma Manufacturing.
  • Role Profile for the position of QA and QC executive, Clinical associates in manufacturing & service industry
  • Hands on training for instruments (HPLC, FTIR, UV, GC etc.)
  • Conducting meta-analysis, systemic review

The TAP cell of the university conducts regular programs for the training and Augmentation of our students that goes a long way in grooming them with etiquettes and interview facing skills besides offering technical training programs conducted experts from the industries

As per PCI norms, students get a minimum 1-month industrial training prior to completion of B. Pharm Course. The School of Pharmacy is planning to collaborate with different pharmaceutical industries to visit /training/placements.

Pharmacy is a versatile, dynamic, growing, and increasingly diverse profession, which has created many job 88 opportunities in the following areas:

  • Pharmaceutical Industries including private entrepreneurship.
  • Drug Inspectors and Drug Regulatory Authority.
  • Medical Stores & Relationship.
  • Drug Testing Laboratories.
  • Community and Hospital Pharmacists.
  • Commercial Herbal Cultivation.
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing.
  • Mentoring for higher studies: GRE, TOFEL, ILETS, GPAT, NIPER, CUET, PSC and others 

Major Recruiters

  • Phronesis Partners
  • Tech Mahindra
  • TCS Pharma
  • IDS Ifotech
  • cliniamed laboratories
  • Apollo Pharma
  • Reddy’s
  • Patterns LLC
  • Vmarsh Healthcare
  • GRG Health
  • MacLeod’s Pharmaceuticals
  • Lupin Digital Health
  • Alembic Pharmaceuticals
  • Omega Healthcare
  • Sudeep Nutrition Pvt. Ltd.
  • Virbac Healthcare
  • Drishti IAS
  • Pepsico
  • Aimil Pharmaceuticals
  • GRG Health/Martlenz Knowledge Services

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Pharmacist Fraternity taking the Pharmacist Oath


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