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Industry Certificate in Pharmaceutical Formulation and Entrepreneurship

All Pharmaceutical products are formulated to specific dosage forms for drugs to be effectively delivered to patients. Different dosage forms require different pharmaceutical technologies and usually present different technical challenges for formulation development. The objective of this course is to provide fundamentals of formulation studies and how the physiochemical, physiomechanical and biopharmaceutical properties effect the dosage development.

This programme provides professionals with the skills and knowledge to allow them to participate effectively in the creation and growth of high impact pharmaceutical business ventures. The development of this course is in direct response to the demands of industry and its professionals will be highly competitive in the global jobs market.

Course Modules :

Module 1: Introduction to Formulation Development and Preformulation Studies

Module 2: Pharmaceutical Additives and Polymers

Module 3: Formulation of Biphasic Liquid Dosage Forms, Semi-solid Dosage Forms and Parenteral Products

Module 4: Pharmaceutical Aerosols and Veterinary Dosage Forms

Module 5: Formulation of Solid and Liquid Dosage Forms

Module 6: Molecular Pharmaceutics (Nanotechnology and Targeted DDS)

Module 7: Controlled and Sustained Released dosage Forms

Module 8: Drug Stability and Pharmaceutical Packaging

Module 9: Optimization Techniques and Computer aided Drug formulation

Module 10: Cosmeceuticals and Neutraceuticals

Module 11: Bioavailability and Bioequivalence studies

Module 12: Laboratory Demonstration of Formulation Development of Dosage forms and their Evaluation

Module 13: Pharmaceutical Marketing Management and Entrepreneual Marketing

Module 14: Pharmacoeconomics

Module 15: Business Strategy

Module 16: Initiating Pharmaceutical Start Up

Module 17: Industry based Case Studies


Graduation in Pharma/Medical/Biomedical/Biotechnology/Microbiology/Science and Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification exam or awaiting their results, are eligible to apply.

Programme Duration

Minimum duration to complete this programme is 3 months and maximum is 6 months


The registration dates for this bi-annual programme run by the institute are updated timely on the webpage. The Training sessions and webinars are scheduled preferably on weekends depending on the availability of visiting faculty.. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course lectures, videos and study material easily accessible. This gives huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

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 Industry Certificate in Pharmaceutical Formulation and Enterprenuership by Faculty of Drug Discovery and Development, IGMPI. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate course 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, healthcare and food giants like Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Aurobindo Pharma, Glenmark Generics, Cipla, Wockhardt, Pfizer, Abbott, Medtronic, Foster Corporation, Ipca Laboratories, Calyx, Mother Dairy, Bliss GVS Pharma, Al Rawabi, Almarai, Green Pastures, Accenture, Wipro, Fortis Clinical Research, Quintiles, SeQuent, PepsiCo India, Mankind, Beryl Drugs, CFTRI, Ciron, Sun Pharmaceutical, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Biocon, Apollo Hospitals, etc.

Future career prospects of Pharmaceutical Formulation and Entrepreneurship

Formulation science is a hands-on career. Formulation chemists are needed not only in the innovator and generic pharmaceutical industries products, but also for all sorts of chemical products including pesticides and insecticides, paints and coatings, foods, adhesives, cosmetics, fragrances, and many household products.

Formulation professionals work in a wide variety of industries. They may divide their time testing new formulations in the lab, writing reports, and helping to set up new production facilities in a pilot plant. After completion of the course professionals will have the necessary skills to start-up new businesses in pharmaceutical formulation or join the pharmaceutical industry's formulation development team.

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