APM (Academy for Pharmaceutical Management)

“The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you”- B.B.King

“Change does not necessarily ensure progress, but progress invariably requires change.” Education is imperative to drive change, for education creates both, new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

The Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals industries have witnessed rapid advances in technology, complex alliances between research and development, intense global competition, mega-mergers, and new regulations and shifts in policies, increasingly so in the last few years. To successfully lead your pharmaceuticals company through this complex environment, you need to understand the profound strategic implications of these changes — and interpret them across the key functions of the business: discovery, marketing, technical operations, clinical research and business development. At PPS, we continuously identify these needs of the industry and endeavour to bridge the industry-academic gap through our offerings.

Pharma School of Business (PSB) is one such professional educational institute, offering full-time and part-time educational courses.

At PSB our main objective is to develop business leaders for the 21st century and groom them for a demanding career with knowledge, skills and the ability to think when faced with complicated situations in order to make decisions and lead organizations.

At PSB, our industry-based programs give current and future industry leaders key insights into the changes and challenges of each area of the business. It also combines the academic insights of Pharma management faculty and industry analysts with the best practical experience of senior drug company executives. This academia-industry collaboration distils the best of academic and practical experience into a powerful and focused course. At PSB, our strong association with the industry in India and overseas for our other Training activities helps us to develop course curricula based on current needs of the industry and the latest updates from a global perspective.


The very first course, now successfully running for the fourth year is Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Management (PGDPM). It is a 2-year full time course, What makes this course different from others is the specialization offered in the 2nd year in the fields (electives) of --

• Marketing Management

• Clinical Research

• Technical Operations (Production/ /QA/QC/RA)

This course is the only one of its kind in India.

PGDPM students also gain industrial experience through winter and summer projects. Each project is of 2 -month duration and is a non-optional part of the curriculum. We emphasize on field projects, presentations and case studies in addition to a sound basis in concepts.

The faculty for the PGDPM course comprises of senior members of the industry currently employed with renowned firms. This gives the students a hands-on, practical view of the subjects involved. In addition, students also attend ‘guest lectures' from well-known industry personalities. We thus provide our students of PGDPM with an overall perspective of the industry.

The Pharma & Biotech Industry has supported this endeavor with their appreciation of the course curriculum as well and projects and internships. Today our alumni of PGDPM are placed with attractive profiles in well-known Pharma organizations; Pfizer, Quintiles, Unichem, Sandoz, Merck, Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis and many more….

Another feather in our cap is the bagging of the “Sun excellence Award 2007”, by two of our students of PGDPM. This award was coined by Sun Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for the overall performance of Students of Pharmaceutical Management, and we were honoured by the presence of Mr. Dilip Sanghvi, Managing Director, Sun Pharmaceuticals Ltd., who handed over the award to the winners during their convocation.

At PSB, we wish to launch very soon various part - time and one - year full - time courses in fields of Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs, Pharmaceutical Marketing and Pharmaceutical Management.

Do watch this space for all of our latest ventures!!