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Academic Departments

There are seven academic departments in the institute. The following departments offer M.S.(Pharm.), M.Tech.(Pharm.), M.B.A(Pharm.) & Ph.D degree programmes.

Medicinal Chemistry

The NIPER Hyderabad offers a two-year full-time M.S. (Pharm.) program in Medicinal Chemistry from 2007 onwards. The discipline Medicinal Chemistry plays a vital role in design and synthesis of new molecules using synthetic organic chemistry, the creation of biological knowledge and medicinal applications makes a major contribution to the identification and development of small drug-like molecules in the discovery process.

Pharmaceutical Analysis

The NIPER Hyderabad offers a two-year full-time M.S. (Pharm.) program in Pharmaceutical Analysis from 2007 onwards. The principal remit of the department is the discovery, development and application of analytical methods and techniques relevant to pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences. The department specializes in training pharmacists and chemists in developing their knowledge and problem solving skills in pharmaceutical analysis.

Pharmacology & Toxicology

The NIPER Hyderabad offers a two-year full-time M.S. (Pharm.) program in Pharmacology & Toxicology from 2007 onwards. The Pharmacology and Toxicology discipline seeks to provide innovative knowledge for students pursuing their Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) and Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology. A key feature of this field of study is its integrated approach of drug's pharmacokinetics, mechanism of action, identifying site of action and toxic effects. This program trains the students in state-of-the-art approaches in basic research in pharmacology, toxicology, molecular pharmacology, and closely related sub-disciplines. It prepares students for careers in independent research or related careers in academia, industry or government.


The NIPER-Hyderabad offers a two-year full-time M.S. (Pharm.) program in Pharmaceutics from 2010 onwards. This department encompasses basic, applied and clinical investigations in Drug delivery and Pharmacokinetics/Biopharmaceutics. Drug delivery is the major thrust area of Pharmaceutics department. Drug delivery is the method of administering an active pharmaceutical ingredient to achieve a therapeutic effect in humans or animals through various routes of administration.

Regulatory Toxicology

NIPER-Hyderabad offers a two-year full-time M.S. (Pharm.) program in Regulatory Toxicology from 2013 onwards. A recent addition to our academic courses is the Department of Regulatory Toxicology, which has been added to existing course in order to produce specialized pharmacy graduates who can meet the ever increasing demands in pharmaceutical industries. The aim for initiating this course is to teach concepts and mechanism of various toxicological aspects of drug action.

Pharmaceutical Technology

NIPER-Hyderabad offers a two-year full-time M.Tech. (Pharm.) Pharmaceutical Technology (Process Chemistry) from 2013 onwards. The process chemistry course is designed to provide students, the practical aspects of designing synthetic routes and methodologies which effectively translate the lab scale production to kilogram quantities in pilot plant and to ton quantities in a manufacturing plant.

Pharmaceutical Management

NIPER-Hyderabad offers a two-year full-time M.B.A (Pharm.) program in Pharmaceutical Management. This course was started in the year 2012. It is a flagship educational program aiming at developing trained professionals with requisite skills in planning and operating management techniques; diagnosing and solving management problems; and acquiring consultancy skills, with a view to prepare the students to manage pharmaceutical industries in the areas of Marketing, Finance, HR, International Marketing and IPR’s.