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Shoolini University offers MPharmacy Pharmacognosy to enable in-depth and research-oriented study of medicines derived from natural resources. Located in the Himalayas, our students have easy access to a large volume of natural resources.  

Graduates of the course study the cultivation of medicinal plants and analytical techniques. They are able to work on phytochemistry, biogenesis and plant biotechnology.   

Highly recognised for its high-impact research, Shoolini University students regularly file patents. Students also receive JRF grants worth approximately Rs 35,000 per month.   

Pharmacognosy is the study of medicines derived from natural sources, and the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function. Substances having medicinal properties are considered pharmaceuticals. 

Highlights  

  • School of Pharmacy ranked 36 among all colleges of India (NIRF) 
  • Focused research on utilisation of Himalayan flora for drug discovery  
  • Alliances with national and international institutes/universities for student exchange and training 
  • Hi-tech laboratories equipped with UPLC, HPTLC, GCMS, HPLC, etc. 

Career Opportunities

  • Pharmacist  
  • Quality Control Manager  
  • Clinical Research Associate  
  • Pharmacy Consultant 
  • Academia & Higher Studies  
  • Entrepreneurship

 

  Sr. No. COURSE NAME CREDITS 
Semester-I 1 Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques 4
2 Advanced Pharmacognosy - I 4
3 Phytochemistry 4
4 Industrial Pharmacognostical Technology 4
5 Pharmacognosy Practical - I 6
6 Seminar/Assignment 4
  Total 26
 
Semester-II 1 Medicinal Plant Biotechnology 4
2 Advanced Pharmacognosy – II 4
3 Indian Systems of Medicine 4
4 Herbal Cosmetics 4
5 Pharmacognosy Practical-II 6
6 Seminar/Assignment 4
  Total 26
       
Semester-III 1 Research Methodology and Biostatistics 4
2 Journal club 1
3 Discussion/ Presentation (Proposal presentation) 2
4 Research Work 14
  Total 21
       
Semester-IV 1 Journal club 1
2 Research work 16
3 Discussion/ Final Presentation 3
  Total 20
Total Credits(26+26+21+20) 67
     
  1 Co-Curricular Activities 2 to 7
  Total  

Course Instructors
Deepak KapoorProfessor
Rohit GoyalProfessor
Deepak KumarAssociate Professor
Poonam NegiAssociate Professor
Navneet Kumar UpadhyayAssociate Professor
Swati PundirAssistant Professor
Lalit SharmaAssistant Professor
Aditi SharmaAssistant Professor
Arun ParasharAssistant Professor
Abhishek Kumar SharmaAssistant Professor
Raveen ChauhanAssistant Professor
Chetna KumariAssistant Professor
Sunil KumarAssistant Professor
Monika Prakash SinghAssistant Professor
Dhriti VermaAssistant Professor
Nishtha SinghAssistant Professor
Hemlata KauravAssistant Professor
Deepak KumarAssistant Professor
Shikha MahantAssistant Professor
Himanshu GandhiAssistant Professor
Tamana BhardwajAssistant Professor
Anjali KaushalAssistant Professor
Prashanta Kumar DebAssistant Professor
ShivanshiAssistant Professor
SimrandeepAssistant Professor
Samridhi SharmaAssistant Professor
Shubhangi SoodAssistant Professor
Sonia RaniAssistant Professor
Gaurav SharmaProfessor
Gaurav GuptaAssociate Professor
Kamna Sharma (M Pharmacy, PhD)
Kamna Sharma (M Pharmacy, PhD)

Marketing Manager at Haoyaun Chemexpress, Shanghai, China My learning experience at Shoolini University has been unmatched. I have grown intellectually and personally — traits that helped me further my professional goals. The faculty and department leave no stone unturned to shape a student's future. I have tremendous respect and love for my teachers. Thanks to their untiring efforts, I have been able to carve out a successful career for myself.

Uttam Joon (M Pharmacy)
Uttam Joon (M Pharmacy)

Shoolini University has contributed immensely to shaping my personality. I have developed leadership and team management skills, taking them to an all-new level. The infrastructure on the campus is one of the finest and stands out in the entire country. The best thing here is the cross-culture interaction between students from various parts of the world. The learned and globally acclaimed professors have made the university what it is today.

Sunil Kumar (M Pharmacy, PhD)
Sunil Kumar (M Pharmacy, PhD)

GM Plant (Medical Devices) at Sancara MD Pvt Ltd, Dera Bassi If you want a flourishing career and want to stand apart from the crowd, Shoolini University is the answer! The state-of-the-art facilities, renowned faculty, and hands-on experience gave me a chance to empower myself in every aspect. Moreover, the campus has positive vibes and students from any part of the world can adapt quickly to this place. Overall, it was a great experience, and I carry a lifetime of happy memories.

Kalpna Palsra (B Pharmacy, M Pharmacy)
Kalpna Palsra (B Pharmacy, M Pharmacy)

Drug Safety Associate, Clario Pharmacovigilance firm in Mysore, Karnataka My Shoolini master's degree provided an ideal blend of academia and practical knowledge. The six years I spent at Shoolini University (B Pharm + M Pharm) have been a wonderful learning experience with prolific exposure to the outside world. All faculty members have helped me tremendously. Thanks to their efforts, I am among the best professionals globally. In addition, the facilities at the Pharmacy department are excellent and match international standards. I am fortunate to be a part of Shoolini University.

Rahul Sharma (B Pharmacy + M Pharmacy)
Rahul Sharma (B Pharmacy + M Pharmacy)

Drug Safety Associate, Parexel International, Pharmacovigilance firm in Chandigarh I am glad that I made the right choice of joining Shoolini University. With the perfect blend of academia and industry knowledge and supportive professors, the program transformed me into an international management professional, helping me excel in the challenging global workplace. My experience on the campus has been par excellence. I found the course curriculum very challenging but rewarding. My teachers inspired me to push my boundaries and fly high. They provided the challenge, but not without the support to succeed. I use the knowledge and skills I learned at Shoolini every day of my life.

Aditi Bhandhari (M Pharma)
Aditi Bhandhari (M Pharma)

Thank you Shoolini and the entire placement team for giving me the opportunity to start my career at Abbott Healthcare Private Limited. I completed my Bachelor's and Master's in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Shoolini. All the professors motivated me to learn new things, which are priceless for my future endeavours. Thank you for all your guidance!

Frequently Asked Questions

The faculty members are trained and educated at the world's best universities, such as the University of Innsbruck, Austria; University of Constance, Germany; Chang Won National University, South Korea; NIPER.

What are the future opportunities after completing MPharmacy Pharmacognosy from Shoolini University?

Pharmacy is a growing career field worldwide. Several career options such as Regulatory Manager, Drug Inspector, Lab Technician, and Health Care Unit Manager are available for students who successfully pursue this degree. Public and private sector companies hire MPharmacy Pharmacognosy graduates.

Students are required to complete an industrial training program before their final semester. They gain industry experience during internships in Pharma industries and hospitals. They visit R&D labs, pharma manufacturing units for exposure to real-life scenarios.

Yes, practical training is an essential part of the MPharmacy curriculum. Students also get ample opportunities to participate in National and International conferences, boosting their skill set.

Shoolini enjoys strong industry-academia partnerships. We network with the industry to ensure that top Indian companies and MNCs come to the campus for placements. Together, the Placement Cell and teachers train students to be industry ready. During placements, several pharmaceutical companies, including Abbott, Zydus Cedilla, Cipla, and Mankind hire Shoolini students. Most of our brilliant students find rewarding placements in leading pharmaceutical firms, biotechnology firms, medical sectors, private sectors, and public sectors.

The university has a reliable alumni network. The Shoolini Alumni Association provides a platform to unite alumni across the globe.

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Course Details
  • Eligibility: B Pharmacy from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India with minimum 55% marks
  • Admission Criteria: Admission through faculty interaction
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Semester Fee
    Himachal Pradesh Domicile : 77000
    Non-Himachal Pradesh Domicile : 77000

* One-time refundable security fee of Rs. 10,000

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