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The KMCH College of Pharmacy

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The KMCH College of Pharmacy



ABOUT US
The KMCH College of Pharmacy was established in the year 1995 under the auspices of Kovai Medical Center Research and Educational Trust, Coimbatore. The College is recognized by The Government of Tamil Nadu and affiliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, approved by the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) and The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. It is located at Kalapatti in a sprawling pollution free campus which is 3 KM away from Avinashi Road on national Highway and close to several prominent educational institutions. The College is housed in a campus with an imposing building and most conducive atmosphere for academic preference. 


Pharmacy and its scope
Pharmacy profession is the art and science of discovery/invention of molecules with medicinal value, preparation of suitable dosage forms for administration of drugs in man and animals and their quality control. The discipline of pharmacy has made enormous progress in production and research. It has attained independent status as pharmaceutical sciences encompassing all the stages in product development of a drug, from its discovery, identification, purity, development, action, safety, formulation, application, quality control, packaging, storage, marketing, stability studies etc. Thus, today's pharmaceutical professional is a drug expert in a true sense.


COURSES


Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D)
Pharm.D course is a Professional Pharmacy doctoral programme of 6 yrs duration after 10+2 (science academic stream) which includes 5yrs of academic study + 1 year of internship or residency. Pharm D is a registrable qualification for practicing pharmacy profession under the Pharmacy Act. Pharmacy practice component in all spheres of Pharmacy professional services like Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy, clinical research, regulatory, formulation development, quality control are emphasized in Pharm D program.

Duration: Pharm D course shall be of six academic years (five years of study and one year of internship or residency) each academic year spread over a period of not less than two hundred working days. Sixth year involves posting in specialty units training students in pharmacy practice or clinical pharmacy services

Eligibility:  Pharm.D: 10+2 examination with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects: Mathematics or Biology, Or A pass in D.Pharm; completed 17 years of age.


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.


Specializations:

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.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.

3.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. 

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.


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.


Doctor of Pharmacy – Post Baccalaureate (Pharm D - PB)
Pharm.D course is a Professional Pharmacy doctoral programme of 6 yrs duration after 10+2 (science academic stream) which includes 5yrs of academic study + 1 year of internship or residency. Pharm D is a registrable qualification for practicing pharmacy profession under the Pharmacy Act. Pharmacy practice component in all spheres of Pharmacy professional services like Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy, clinical research, regulatory, formulation development, quality control are emphasized in Pharm D program.

Duration: 3 years (two years of study and one year internship or residency)

Eligibility:  BPharm from an institution recognized by the Pharmacy Council of India with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

Third Year Post Baccalaureate Internship or Residency Training: The students will dedicate one year for Internship or residency training including postings in specialty units. Student should provide the clinical pharmacy services under supervision of a preceptor to the allotted wards.Six months in General Medicine department, and two months each in three other specialty departments


Facilities


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: There are 16 laboratories available (excluding an in vitro cell culture lab) with adequate sets of equipments and apparatus, where all the students in a practical class can simultaneously perform the same experiment. A sophisticated instrumentation laboratory with Shimadzu Double Beam UV-Visible Spectrophotometers, FTIR with ATR, Spectrofluorimeter, analytical HPLC, Preparative HPLC, HPTLC, Gas chromatograph, rotary tablet punching machine, Tablet coating machine, Kalweka multi-purpose equipment, Brookfield's Viscometer, Rotary vacuum evaporator, Disintegration and Dissolution test apparatus are available for teaching and research activities.

Animal House: A centralized animal house with air-conditioned facility approved by Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA), New Delhi (Approval no: 685/PO/Re/S/2002/CPCSEA) is available for experimentation of laboratory animals. The animal house facility is available to boost the teaching, training and research facilities and to meet the growing demand for high quality laboratory animals in emergent field of Experimental Pharmacology. Qualified veterinarians and technical personnel are always at hand to help carry out research and keep it in accordance with the standards established by the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA).

Medicinal Garden: Medicinal plants have a great role in human life and India has rich diversity of medicinal plants. About 90% of herbs are used in manufacturing of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy medicines.
In our KMCH College of Pharmacy we have established an arboretum of medicinal plants in an area of about 500 Sq.M. The objective of establishing this garden is to maintain a conservatory of the most common and important species of medicinal and aromatic plants which are being used in day-to-day primary health care. All the plant species were authentically identified by expert taxonomists, labelled and in many cases their therapeutic values in curing different diseases are also highlighted.

Hostel: The Students' hostel is well furnished and comfortable with adequate facilities and is indeed an ideal place to stay and study. Separate hostels for boys and girls are available with all the requisite facilities. Serene and secure, the hostels have been designed to recreate a home-like atmosphere for the students. A resident warden is available round the clock to ensure that the students' requirements are met as well as to maintain the decorum. Medical attention is also instantly made available. For recreation, there are indoor and outdoor games as well as television.


Establish: 1995
International Students: YES
Approved By: PHARMACY COUNCIL OF INDIA , AICTE
Affliated To: The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University
NAAC Approved : YES
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Kovai Estate,
Kalapatti Road, 
Coimbatore - 641048.