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Post Graduate Diploma in Drug Discovery and Development (Approved and Certified by Quality Council of India(QCI), Government of India)


The drug needs are changing rapidly and so is increasing the need of technically and professionally trained individuals with sound knowledge scientific attributes related to the field. The academic training in drug development forms the base but they need to be backed with professionals training. IGMPI serves this purpose well with its distance cum e-learning course in drug development and discovery.

The course trains and guides the candidate through varied aspects of this industry to ensure a complete all round grooming of the aspirant. Producing only efficient and productive professionals for the industry is the only concern of this professional course. Post Graduate Diploma course by IGMPI adds to the candidate’s potential of entering into this industry by offering:

  • Complete knowledge of the theoretical chapters (structural design, rational and combinatorial methods, drug target selection, etc.)
  • Knowledge and training of practical drug designing tools
  • Application and technicalities of drug development process
  • Guidance by field experts during the course and drug patenting
  • Knowledge of global scenarios, scope and opportunities.
  • Knowledge about the clinical trials, ethics and regulatory processes involved.

IGMPI course promise to polish the skills of its candidates and make them job ready! The candidates are taught the techniques, given practical knowledge and accustomed to the varied on-field situations that might arise during their careers. All this is made possible with help of:

  • Extensive course material which has been designed by experts who are or have been contributing to the industry in the past;
  • Numerous case studies which are a part of the course;
  • Intelligently aligned course structure which gives step wise knowledge and insight of the industry and all its aspects.

Programmme Structure :

Module 1: Fundamentals of Drug Action

Module 2: Introduction to Drug Discovery and Design

Module 3: Role of Pharmacology in Drug Discovery

Module 4: Methods of Drug Discovery and Target Validation

Module 5: Natural Products as Leads for New Drugs

Module 6: Pharmacological Screening Models for Therapeutic Areas

Module 7: Modern Bioanalytical techniques

Module 8: Biostatistics in Drug Discovery and Development

Module 9: Combinatorial Chemistry

Module 10: Quantitative – Structure Activity relationship (QSAR)

Module 11: Computer Aided Drug Design (CADD)

Module 12: Demonstration of instrument handling and other analytical techniques

Module 13: Industry-Based Case Study

Eligibility

Graduation/ B.tech/ B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHS/ BUMS/ BAMS or any other discipline. Diploma holders are eligible for our Executive Diploma, Industry Certificate, and Certificate Programmes.

Programme Duration

The course will be completed over a period of one year which will include the tenure applicable for examinations as well as case studies completion.

Registration

The registration dates for this bi-annual executive programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course 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. This programme is approved by Quality Council of India (QCI), Government of India.

All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the course, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the course. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Drug, Discovery and Development 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

IGMPI offers placement assistance to its students. The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing placement assistance to its participants. Besides, it has a robust placement cell comprising senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintain close links with business industry. This cell is continuously engaged in promoting employability of our participants. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing while also assisting assessing them to polish their interview skills.
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., Zuventus Healthcare, Gland Pharma Ltd, Natco Pharma Ltd, Aurobindo Pharma Ltd, GVK Biosciences, , Ipca Laboratories Ltd, Cipla Ltd etc.

Future career prospects of Training in Drug Discovery and Development

Professionals in this industry have a global standing and responsibility as well. The work done here serves to global audience and is not just country specific. Thus, the field beholds immense respect for its takers which comes with equal amounts of pressure to ensure proper code and ethics of the field are followed. IGMPI offers comprehensive training in drug discovery and development which is essential; for ensuring a benefitting future in the industry. Pass outs from this course are eligible to find work in:

  • Pharmaceutical companies,
  • Biomedical companies,
  • Technology/consulting companies in the healthcare arena or even government sector.

The course also prepares for positions and roles like Medicinal chemist, Computational chemist, Nano Technician or In Silico Drug Designer. IGMPI offers professional and industry oriented training thus opening doors for entry into the industry. PG diploma in Drug discovery and Development adds advantage for those already in the industry as a tag of professional training and those new to the industry feel comfortable with backing of apt and up-to-date information and training required to have sustained growth in the industry.


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