Master of Science

in Chemical Biology and Drug Design

M.Sc. Chemical Biology and Drug Design programme provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the scheme of drug-drug target identification. An understanding of the chemical basis of drug identification and action gives students the ability to answer rationally the “why” and “how” of drug action, and to modulate the activity by fine tuning various attributes of the drugs.

Along with study of modern analytical and drug identification tools, the programme is focused on patho-physiology of various diseases so that new drug targets can be identified. By imparting an exclusive knowledge base, this programme will play a vital role in providing critical thinking and evidence-based problem-solving skills to students, enabling them to make optimal decisions in the healthcare area. The laboratory and e-learning exercises are designed to provide a hands-on context for the topics being presented in the syllabus.


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Key Information

  • Duration
    2 Year
  • Programme Code
  • Course Type
  • Mode of study
    Full time
  • Campus
    Vidyavihar - Mumbai
  • Institute

Programme Objectives

  • Identify the application of basic and modern sciences in drug targets identification and drug designing.

  • Demonstrate laboratory skills necessary for drug designing research.

  • Apply the knowledge gained and utilize scientific methods to approach and explore scientific problems.

  • Demonstrate critical reading, thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills in research driven results interpretation.

  • Exhibit effective oral and written communication skills.


A combination of Lectures and Discussions, Laboratory and Practical training, Field trips, Problem based learning, Projects, E-learning, Co-curricular activities.


The programme offer career prospects in Pharmaceutical & Life Science industries, Drug discovery Units/Centres, Teaching & Research, and as Networking and Extension officers – NGOs, Startups, Funding bodies


Semester I Semester II
Core Courses Core Courses
Fundamentals of Drug design & discovery Bioorganic Chemistry
Fundamentals of Molecular Diagnostics Computer-aided molecular design and discovery
Pathophysiology of metabolic & immune disorders (Cancer, Diabetics, Arthritis, Cardiovascular, Duchenne muscular dystrophy) Modern Analytical techniques
Pathology of infectious diseases Disease Modelling
Advances in discovery of new-age therapeutics Applications of AI/ML in Chemical Biology
Seminar/Journal Club Seminar/Journal Club
Semester III Semester IV
Core Courses (CC) Journal clubs/Seminar
Research Methodology & Biostatistics Research Project
Research Publication & Ethics  
Journal clubs/Seminar  
Research Project  

Graduate Attributes

  • Academic excellence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking:
  • Creativity and originality
  • Engagement with the Society
  • Environmental Sensitivity
  • Leadership and team spirit
  • Professional Efficiency
  • Strong presentation & communication skills

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