Pharmaceutical Management is an integrated program of Pharmaceutical science and technology with various business management strategies and regulatory issues pertaining to pharmaceutical industries.

There is a considerable amount of confusion on what is a PGDM and an MBA in terms of their educational value. Potential students who are looking towards completing a higher education degree are often unsure what are the differences between the two and till what extent they influence their future job prospects. To solve this confusion and settle the matter of what the difference between MBA and PGDM are, have noted the main points to consider when choosing one or the other.

Difference PGDM MBA
Affiliation & Accreditation Post Graduate Diploma in Management is recognized as a Master’s program and is regulated by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), India MBA degree is Master’s program offered by universities which are affiliated to University Grant Commission (UGC), India
Affiliation & Accreditation PGDM focuses on the technical aspects, providing exposure to real-life business situations. While an MBA course tends to be more theoretical.
Affiliation & Accreditation Another advantage of a PGDM is, as it is offered by autonomous institutes, the curriculum can be upgraded more frequently to include the new changes and trends in business management. A rigorous university procedure takes more time for curriculum update and delivery.

In India, as well as overseas, both MBA and PGDM courses are regarded as having equal value when it comes to career prospects. Having a PG diploma instead of a degree is certainly not considered to be a drawback. In fact, it is the reputation of your university or institute and more importantly, your professional capabilities that truly matters. Even IIMs provide PGP course instead of MBA.

As a pharmaceutical management aspirant, you will study a blend of course curriculum of business management topics and the dynamic pharmaceutical technology issues specific to the pharmaceutical industry. The learning pedagogy and industry vetted curricula is designed to stimulate the young brain through advanced classroom lectures, group work, management games, extensive field visits and case studies which prepare students to become competent pharmaceutical managers.

The course curriculum on business topics includes Soft Skill development, core management subjects, and specialization subject domains. You will learn about these topics in general as well as how they can be applied to the pharmaceutical industry in real time. You will also study pharmaceutical regulatory affairs and supply chain management within the industry. Additional courses like OTC and Retail Management and Capstone project will cover the current trends and opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry.

These Internship programs provide an opportunity to have a first-hand experience in the social and pharmaceutical sector as a learner. Well-planned few weeks of trainings provides the student a hands-on experience of various components of an organization. It also helps the organizations to tap the skills and knowledge of the students and to engage them in their real time projects.

About presentation, the students are required to present a detailed report. They are finally assessed based on the quality of their presentation and work.

During the program the Institute organizes learning and networking events with various pharmaceutical professional bodies and Industries. Some of the topics covered are human resource management in pharmaceutical industry, healthcare academia–industry interface and opportunities, challenges, and innovations to provide current perspective on pharma industry.

The Institute also organizes an activity called PharMaCon’19 in which all industrial experts from different domains and different companies, are invited to open up real world issues and challenges in front of students. Self development and learning activities such as management games, group discussions, analytical enhancing ability tests, advertisement designing, book reviews, and field visits, keeps the enthusiasm a level up throughout the program.

The Institute has facilities for games & sports, cultural activities, annual fest and blood donation camps are also encouraged. The Institute promotes participation of students in various conferences and competitions, presenting their papers and posters.

Candidate need to have obtain a bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 year’s duration with at least 50% marks from a recognized university in Pharmacy, Medicine (MBBS), BDS, Biotechnology, BAMS, BHMS with a valid score of entrance exams like DMAT / MAT / CMAT / ATMA / CAT / XAT / GMAT / GPAT.

You have to apply at Campus with any Entrance exam Score. The eligible candidates will be invited for a Personal Interview (PI). The final selection of the candidate is based on a proportional score in DMAT / MAT / CMAT / ATMA / CAT / XAT / GMAT / GPAT, Assay Writing and Personal Interview.


For candidates, desirous of admission to PGDM Pharmaceutical Management and who do not have any of DMAT / MAT / CMAT / ATMA / CAT / XAT / GMAT / GPAT Scores, for such candidates Institute will conduct DMAT before giving Admission.

The application will be evaluated based on your academic qualifications and management entrance exam score. Short-listed candidates will be called to attend the written ability test & personal interview which would be intimated through a call and e-mail.

Details will be Published on the website after We upload the DMAT Results for List of Selected Candidates and Waiting List of Candidates.

The average study time on campus is about 30 hours a week plus 10 hours of self-study which makes it about 40 hours a week. Students must study in 5 sessions a day and each session is of 1 hour.

Yes, you are eligible to apply for the PGDM-Pharmaceutical Management program and you could be admitted to the course provisionally subject to your successfully completing graduation within specified time decided by the Admission Board.

Candidates aspiring for admission to the PGDM Pharmaceutical Management program at Shree Dhanvantary Campus, are required to fill in an application form which can be obtained from the website and submit the form by paying INR 1000/- in cash at the campus OR by Bank Transfer OR by Online Payment through PayTM at our registered Number. Payment Details will appear automatically when you finish filling Online Form.

Yes, you can apply online through the link ( The cost of the form is Rs. 1000/- which could be deposited online through credit cards, debit cards, or through net banking or offline through cash, IMPS, RTGS and NEFT to given account details.

Please make sure you have the clear scanned copies of the following documents before filling up the online form: passport sized photo, class 10th certificate, 12th certificate, final mark sheet/degree of the candidates who have passed the qualifying degree or mark sheet of the pre-final year for those who have appeared in the final year exam for the qualifying degree, scanned copy of signature, copy of MAT/CMAT/ATMA/CAT/XAT/GMAT/GPAT score card, certificate(s) of work experience. None of the files should be larger than 1 MB (1028 kb).

Once you submit your complete online application, you will receive an email confirming your submission. We shall update your application status on our online application system once we have received all the application documents from your side.

Once the application has been submitted, the admissions team will be unable to accept application updates. You can appear in the exam with the current details. If you are invited to attend the interview, you may inform the admissions team for the updates / correction at that time.

PGDM Pharmaceutical Management prepares you for Leadership Roles and Develops Managerial Skills as per requirement of the current Pharmaceutical Business Senario.


These include below career options in Pharmaceutical Business:

  1. Independant Entrepreneur (Businessman - Pharma Sector),

  2. R&D Manager,
  3. F&D Manager,
  4. Clinical Trials Manager,
  5. Cosmetics Manager,
  6. Production Manager,
  7. Quality Control Manager,
  8. Marketing Manager,
  9. PMT (Product Management Team) Manager,
  10. Brand Manager,
  11. Supply Chain (Purchase, Logistics and Wholesale Distribution) Manager,
  12. International Business Development (IBD) Manager,
  13. Regulatory Affairs and Export Promotion Manager,
  14. Digital Marketing Manager,
  15. Complience Manager,

and many more novel Positions in the Pharmaceutical Market.

Yes, Shree Dhanvantary Campus has a fully functional career and placement cell which plays an important role in facilitating the careers of the students. Career and Placement Cell Head has more than 15 years of experience in serving pharmaceutical industries across India in human resource management. The industrial linkages and network is an important KRA for placement cell.

We have a legacy of 14 years in delivering various pharmacy programs like B.Pharm, M.Pharm, PhD and Pharm D. Our B.Pharm program got NBA accreditation in 2018. Our sister pharmacy institute awarded “Best Pharmacy College in Gujarat”, by ICCI, New Delhi in 2018. In NIRF 2016 ranking, our pharmacy institute got 47th rank All Over India, 3rd in State and 1st in State self-financed Institutes. In addition, Ribosome Pharma (previously named SDPARC) is a CRO, a very unique and one of the largest facilities across State and India, situated in the same campus. Here, pre-clinical and analytical testing facilities are available for food and drug.

Our students will undergo mandatory certification in R&D Management during PGDM Pharmaceutical Management Program. Surat is in the center of biggest pharmaceutical hub of India i.e. Ahmedabad-Mumbai. Our industry collaborations due to Ribosome Pharma and our sister pharmacy institute, we invite eminent personalities from industry as visiting faculty, guest speaker and as a chief guest in our management institute, to build long lasting relationship for our students.

Fees Structure:

Sr. No. Particulars









1 Admission Fees 20,000 NA NA NA 20,000
2 Tuition Fees 81,000 81,000 81,000 81,000 3,24,000
3 Course Materials Fees 0 0 0 0 0
4 Laptop, Uniform & WiFi Charges 0 0 0 0 0
5 Computer Lab & eLibrary Fees 0 0 0 0 0
6 Development Fees 0 0 0 0 0
7 Alumni & Placement Activities 0 0 0 0 0
8 Caution Money 11,000 0 0 0 11,000
  Total 1,12,000 81,000 81,000 81,000 3,55,000

Scholarship Scheme:

Rs. 1,00,000 scholarship on tuition fee to first 10 meritorious students.

Rs. 50,000 scholarship on tuition fee to Military, Commando, CRPF and any Government employee background.

DMAT Entrance Exam:

If you are not appeared in any Entrance Exam, you can appear in DMAT (Dhanvantary Management Aptitude Test) for admission in Shree Dhanvantary College of Post Graduate Business Management in PGDM Pharmaceutical Management. DMAT Score is Valid for 3 years. DMAT Fees is Rs. 1000 per student during academic year 2019-2020.

"PGDM Pharmaceutical Management" is more industry specific, Pharma market related, best designed syllabus by Indusrial Experts and more powerful compared to most of Pharma MBA courses.

Scholarship Scheme:

Rs. 1,00,000 scholarship on tuition fee to first 10 meritorious students (More than 90 percentile in any Entrance exam).


Rs. 50,000 scholarship on tuition fee to Military, Commando, CRPF and any Government employee background (Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Wife and Self).