Nanotechnology based medicine has experienced substantial growth in the last half decade.With the use of nanotechnology, advances have been made towards improved localized delivery of drugs to tumor sites, improved efficacy and reduced side effects.Many pharmaceutical companies have already begun utilizing nanotechnology to improve drug delivery and targeting.The yearly volume of nano related patents has also increased. Pharmaceutical companies lack in-house expertise in nanotechnology, so there is a huge demand for trained experts in this field. It is, thus, important to develop a more scientific approach for strategic implementation of nanotechnology tools in the pharmaceutical industry.
IGMPI’s programme offers innovative learning and the course modules are regularly updated. The Nanotechnology programme introduces the students to the analytical, quantitative and experimental methods used in nanotechnology. The main goals of this programme are to:
The course is meant for Graduates and Post Graduates, employed plus yet to be employed candidates keen on taking Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology as their career choice.
Module 1: Basics of nanotechnology
Module 2: General Characterization Techniques in Nanotechnology
Module 3: Biology of cell-cell interactions
Module 4: Fundamentals of sustained/controlled/targeted drug delivery
Module 5: Principles of Advanced Drug Delivery Systems
Module 6: Polymers used for the preparation
Module 7: Regulatory Guidelines
Module 8: Applications of Nanotechnology in Pharmaceutical and other Life Science Disciplines
Module 9: Case Studies on Nanotechnology inventions and patents
After completion of this course, the candidates will get a thorough overview of the current state of nanotechnology as well as the implications of these technologies for safety, regulation and innovation.The regulatory and ethical issues in using nanotechnology and their impacts are also discussed. Awareness about Nanoscale structures, their preparation, properties and applications will also be developed.
All those who have completed their Diploma and Degree B.E / B.Tech in relevant subject such as Chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, manufacturing or industrial engineering, production engineering, Petro Chemical engineering, Sugar Engineering, B. Pharma, Post Graduates such as M. tech & M.Pharma and Any Life Science graduate/MSc/ any diploma holder or passed outs of Clinical Research degree or diploma courses are eligible for these course
Working professional of any of the following industry types, Drug manufacturing, medical device, Ayurveda, Pharmaceutical industry regulation, Clinical Research, Homeopathic or Ayurveda Medicine Manufacturing, Cosmetic Manufacturing, Biotechnology or any related industry are highly encouraged to apply for the programme.
As this course is truly professional, Managerial and industry oriented, employed individuals working in any sector (production, processing, quality, control, Process engineering, technology transfer, Pilot trial, R&D etc.) in any healthcare industry (Food manufacturing, Food Ingredient and Additive processing, Drugs manufacturing , Medical Device, Ayurveda, Pharmaceutical Industry Regulation, Clinical Research, Homeopathic or Ayurveda Medicine Manufacturing, Cosmetic Manufacturing, Biotechnology) can seek benefits of the course.
Minimum time in which a student can complete this diploma course is one year while a maximum of two consecutive years is allowed to complete the course.
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.
A one-time fees (lump sum paid at beginning of the course) of Rs 21,000 /- (700 USD for oversees students) is mandatory. This covers for the course registration fees, tuition fees, course material fees ect. Apart from this, an examination fee of Rs 450/- (USD 20) per module needs to be paid later as per the examination notification of the Institute.10% of fee concession is applicable to applicants belonging to SC/ST, Physically Handicapped (PH), Ex-servicemen or those who belong to Economically Weaker Section (EWS)/ Below Poverty Line (BPL).
IGMPI follows a credit system based on all 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 Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology. 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.
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.
One can avail employment opportunities in various companies and organizations by a professional training Diploma in nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is an expanding and emerging industry, thus a large number of job opportunities will open up in the near future. There are many exciting career opportunities for nanotechnology experts in the areas of research and development in government, healthcare industry, universities, laboratories and private research institutes. They can also work as advisors in pharmaceutical and biotechnology research and development industry and/or as consultant in pharmaceutical, medical, agriculture, food and beverage, environment industries, etc. The job profile may include working on drug delivery process or development of new therapeutic drug. It may also include the manufacturing of devices based on nano technology or working on a nanoparticle-based system. Apart from this, business development, product development, sales and marketing are other areas where there are job opportunities in the field of nanotechnology.
Mr Vinod Arora, Principal Advisor, IGMPI
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