VITMEE Syllabus for Pharmacy (PM)

VITMEE Syllabus for Pharmacy (PM)VITMEE Syllabus for Pharmacy (PM)

Vellore Institute of Technology Master’s entrance examination (VITMEE) For M.Tech and MCA Admission 2012  VITMEE Syllabus for Pharmacy (PM)


Medicinal Chemistry

Structure, nomenclature, classification, synthesis, SAR and mechanism of action of the following categories of drugs, which are official in Indian pharmacopoeia and British pharmacopoeia. Introduction to drug design. Stereochemistry of drug molecules. Analgesics – NSAIDS, Antidepressents, Anxiolytics, Neuroleptics, Hypnotics and sedative. Anticonvulsants, Antihistaminics, Local anaesthetics, Antianginal agents, Cardiotonic agent, Diuretic, Cardiovascular drugs, Anticoagulants, Coagulants, Antihypertensive drugs – Adrenergic and Cholinergic drugs Cardiotonic agents, Antihypertipidemic agents, Hypoglycemic agents, Antiplatelet agent, Chemotherapeutic agents, Antibiotics, Antibacterials, Antiprotozoal drugs, Sulphonamides, Antimalarial, Antiviral, Antitubercular, Antimoebic drugs, Anticancer drugs, Diagnostic agents. Preparation and storage, and uses of official radio pharmaceuticals, Vitamines and Harmones, Eicosonoids and applications.

Natural Products

Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Chemical tests for identification, chemistry, isolation, characterizations and estimation of phytopharmaceuticals belonging to the groups of terpenoids, steroids, Bioflavanoids, Purines, Alkaloids, Guggul lipids, Glycosides. Pharmacognosy of crude drugs that contain the above constituents. Standardization of raw materials and Herbal products, WHO guideline quantitative microscopy including modern techniques used for evaluation, Biotechnological principles and techniques for plant development, tissue culture.


Formulation and preparation of cosmetics – lipstick, shampoo, nail preparation, creams, and dentifries, quality control of tablets, capsules, liquid dosage forms, parentral preparations of ointment and creams, suppositories, and controlled release product, Quality control of containers, closers, caps, and secondary packing materila like paper and board for pharmaceuticals, safety and legislation for cosmetic products, pharmaceutical calculations, Development, Manufacturing standards, Quality control limits, labeling, as per the pharmacopoeical requirement. Storage of different dosage forms and new drug delivery systems, Biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics and their importance in formulations.


Principles and methods microbiological assays as per pharmacopocia, methods of preparations of official sera and vaccines, Serological and diagnostics tests, Enzymes immuno assay, concept and methodology, Sterility testing

– methodology and interpretation, Applications of microorganisms in Bioconversions and in pharmaceutical industry.

Clinical Pharmacy

Adverse drug reaction, Drug – Drug intraction, and Drug

– Food interactions, Medication History, interview and patient conuseling. Therapeutic drug monitoring, Dosage regimen in pregenancy and lactation, pediatrics and Geriatrices, Renal and Hepatic impairment.

Pharmaceutical Analysis

Principles, Instrumentation and applications of the following, Absorption spectroscopy UV visible, IR, Flame photometry, Potentiometry, Fluorimetry, conductometry and Polarography, Pharmacopocial assays. Principles of NMR, ESR, Mass spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction,optical Rotatory disperssion, statistical analysis and different chromatographic methods, Quality control of Radio pharmaceuticlas and Radio Chemical methods in analysis.

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence

Pharmaceutical Ethics, Pharmacy Acts, Drugs and Cosmetics Acts and rules with respect to manufacture, sales and storages.


Metabolism of Carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, methods to determine, kidney and liver function, Lipid profiles,

General principles of immunology, immunological, Biochemical role of Harmones, Vitamines, Enzymes, Nucleic acids, Bio energetics.


Pharmacology of Autocoids, Harmones, Hormone antagonists, Chemotherapeutic agents including

Anticancer drugs, Bioassays, Immuno Pharmacology, General Pharmacological Principles including toxicology, Drug interaction. Pharmacology of drug acting on central nervous systems, cardiovascular systems, Autonomic nervous systems, Gastro intestinal systems and Respiratory systems, Drug acting on the renal systems, Drug acting on the blood and blood forming organs.

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