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K M College of Pharmacy

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K M College of Pharmacy

K.M.Mission Medical & Educational Trust, Madurai started the K.M.College of Pharmacy in the year, 1981 with foresight to provide pharmacy education in the backward districts and develop an institution of excellence in Pharmacy. The Diploma in Pharmacy course was started in 1981 with the permission of the Govt. of Tamilnadu and Pharmacy Council of India.
Within 4 years the management was able to start B.Pharmacy Course. The institution is located within a short distance from the main road and the same time, faraway from the dust and din of the urban city making it conductive for academic pursuits.
In 1985, the B.Pharm, degree course was affiliated to the Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. Subsequently, it came under The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University. In the year 1990 M.Pharm Degree course was started with the branches of Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy. The College has been permitted to admit six students in each branch. Subsequently in 1997, two more branches namely, Pharmacology and Pharmacy Practice were added with an increased intake of students for each branch.
The institution has full fledged facilities in the various subjects like Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Anatomy Physiology and Health Education, Computer Application & Biostatistics and Pharmacy Practice. Conforming to the requirements of The Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University, Pharmacy Council of India and AICTE. 
From 2002 our College has been upgraded as a research institution to offer PhD Program under The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai.

Pharmacy and its scope

1. Possess the ability to acquire, manage and use sound subject knowledge for problem solving, patient-specific, population-specific, evidence-based care to promote safe and optimal pharmacotherapy outcomes.
2. Identify the rules and regulations involved in the drug discovery and development, distribution, sale and safe use of medicines and participate in the development of drug use policy.
3. Develop critical thinking skills, including investigation, application, analysis, creativity, synthesis and evaluation of information, data and documents related to drug, poison, clinical investigations, pharmaceutical care and practices.


Master in Pharmacy
M.Pharma course is an advanced study of the series of processes involved in the identification, quantification, determination, and purification of a given chemical substance, in separation of the components of a solution or mixture, and in determination of structures of chemical compounds. Students acquire adequate knowledge and necessary skills to practice the profession of pharmacy. They learn about synthesis and assay of medicinal agents including mode of action, drug interactions and patient counseling and professional information exchange with Physicians and other paramedicos. This course includes an advanced study of the discipline’s components such as method validation, documentation, handling of raw materials and finished products, inspections that impact the development of pharmaceutical products.


1.Pharmaceutics:  After acquiring degree in M.Pharm (Pharmaceutics) students will be able to meet the needs of industries in various department viz R&D, quality assurance, quality control and regulatory affairs, also students are eligible to work in clinical research organization. Students can pursue their career in academics as well as in research for carrying out their PhD Work.

2.Pharmaceutical Chemistry: After completing his/her Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry they have scope in research and development, contact research organizations, production, and academics. The students can work in drug discovery, process chemistry, library synthesis, basic research, product management. Student has opening in multinational companies, production chemist and fundamental research.

3.Pharmacology: Graduates will acquire adequate hands on training of the practical aspects of handling the experimental animals for their research works. They will be able to statistically analyse the datas from any experimental research work. They will be able to correlate the diseases with the medications prescribed for it. Graduates can outline and critically appraise the principal steps in drug discovery and also explain the rationale for the complete development plan (pharmaceutical, pre-clinical and clinical) according to the proposed therapeutic indication. They can relate monitoring of drug safety and the role of pathophysiology and molecular biology-based pharmacology in drug development. They will be able to describe the principal steps in discovering, modifying, assessing and patenting new chemical and biological compounds (including advanced therapies) according to their therapeutic indication.

4.Pharmaceutical Analysis: After completion of course students are expected to apply various analytical techniques to drug analysis and control eg. Spectroscopic, chromatographic etc, Assess stability of pharmaceutical products, active ingredients and excipients and compounds like preservative, taste and smell improving agents. Take special care and attention for preparation of drug containing active ingredients with narrow safety margin.

5.Pharmacy Practice: This program will demonstrate the knowledge and ability to use principles of therapeutics, quality of life improvement, communication, economics, health behaviors, social and administrative sciences, health policy and legal issues in practice of pharmacy. After completing his/her master’s in pharmacy practice they have scope in Contract Research Organization as Clinical Research coordinator/associate for conducting clinical trials in various disease conditions and also they have scope in Pharmacovigilance, Medical Writing, Medical Coding and Bioequivalence studies. 

Duration: The program of study for M. Pharm. shall extend over a period of four semesters (two academic years). The curricula and syllabus for the program shall be prescribed from time to time by Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi.

Eligibility: Candidates should be an Indian National and passes Bachelors degree or equivalent in Pharmacy from an AICTE approved institution, with at least 55% marks (at least 50 % marks in case of SC/ST category belonging to Tamil Nadu state only)

Bachelor in Pharmacy
B.Pharm is an innovative applied science program of four-year duration. It is a registrable qualification for practicing pharmacy profession under the Pharmacy Act. This course prepares students for technical positions in the pharmaceutical production, quality control and quality assurance and research and development sectors of the pharmaceutical industry.

Duration: 4 years

Eligibility:  Candidate shall have passed 10+2 examination conducted by the respective state/central government authorities recognized as equivalent to 10+2 examination by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with English as one of the subjects and Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (P.C.M) and or Biology (P.C.B / P.C.M.B.) as optional subjects individually. Any other qualification approved by the Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent to any of the above examinations.
Candidates who have passed D.Pharm course approved by Pharmacy Council of India shall also be eligible to this course and can be admitted directly to II Year.

Diploma in Pharmacy
D.Pharm course is a diploma in pharmacy program of 2 yrs duration after 10+2 (science stream) which includes 2 yrs of academic study followed by practical training in government hospitals for 500 hours covered in 3 months. The main goal is to educate and train the students for practicing pharmacy. This is the minimum qualification to get registered as a pharmacist in India.

Duration: 2 years + practical training of 500 hours spread over a period of not less than 3 months in a Govt. Hospital/Pharmacy, which is recognized by Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi.

Eligibility: A pass in any of the following exam with Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Mathematics.


Library: A wide range of resources and services including texts, periodicals, journals are available. All core books in minimum 5 to 10 copies are available. Additional to the core books, books recommended by lecturers and wide range of reference books to meet the needs of your study and research are also available for extra reading.

Laboratories: Laboratories are well ventilated and equipped with gas, water, electricity and with other equipments. The labs are maintained as per council standards. For details on equipments and research facility refer respective departments.

Hostel : Excellent hostel facilities for students. Boys and ladies hostels are located in the campus itself so it makes easy access between college and students.

Transport: The College has its own transport infrastructure to provide convenient conveyance for the students and staff from nearby areas.FREE PICKUP & DROP facilities are made available keeping in mind the convenience of all those who avail of the institution's transport facilities.

Establish: 1981
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Affliated To: The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University
NAAC Approved : YES
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Madurai - 625107