AYUSH Pharmaceutical Technology and Management
Offered in association with
- The Ayurvedic Medicine Manufacturers Association of India (AMMAOI)
- Tamil Nadu Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani Drugs Manufacturers Association (TASUDMA)
- The Centre for Traditional Medicine and Research (CTMR) Chennai
- The Background
- Structure and Curriculum
AYUSH manufacturing industry needs personnel trained to carry out the different operations involved in the manufacture, such as inspection of incoming raw materials, executing the different stages in the production process, Testing and QA, packaging, GMP and other regulatory compliance, etc. This program is intended to meet this HR need of the AYUSH Industry in a systematic and sustained manner.
The Certificate Program has a modular structure, consisting of five modules as below:
- Module -1: Product Development in AYUSH industry
- Module -2: Good Manufacturing Practices in AYUSH industry
- Module -3: Testing & QA in AYUSH drug manufacture
- Module -4: Production Technology & Management for AYUSH
- Module -5: Standards and Regulatory aspects of AYUSH industry
Each Module is of about 8 weeks duration on a full time basis, and has both theory and practical components as detailed in the Syllabus of each module. In addition to these 5 modules that take up 40 weeks, the Program also has at the end an Internship/Project work of 8 weeks duration, thereby making the total duration of the Program to be 48 weeks. Successful completion of the 48 weeks' of the full time program is required by a candidate to be awarded the "PG Certificate in AYUSH Pharmaceutical Technology and Management" Certificate.
In place of the total one-year program, candidates (such as those who may be already working in AYUSH or other related industries) may also enroll for any of the five individual modules of their choice and on successful completion receive a “Certificate of Completion” for that module. As these are standalone modules, each module will have an “Introduction to AYUSH” section of about 8-10 hours duration to provide the required background. To apply for the individual Modules, it is not necessary that the candidates be graduates. If a candidate completes all the five modules in this manner, and then does the 8 weeks Internship/Project work, he/she then can additionally receive the “PG Certificate in AYUSH Pharmaceutical Technology and Management” also, provided he/she is a graduate.
Intake to the training program would be graduates like BSMS/BAMS/BUMS or B.Sc. in Chemical/Biological Sciences (or equivalent), BE in Biotechnology (or equivalent), or other suitable graduates. Admission to the one-year program is open and through advertisements, held once or twice an year as per demand, and appropriate admission procedures would be used to ensure that the applicants indeed have the required background and preparedness to complete the program successfully. For candidates sponsored by industries, exceptions to the admission process could be considered, though the basic qualification requirements will still hold.
All aspects of the Training Program comply with the normal practices of Anna University relevant to such programs, and would be supervised by a Course Advisory Committee consisting of nominees from AU-KBC Centre, TASUDMA, AMMOI and CTMR, in addition to external experts.
The classes would be held at the MIT Campus of Anna University Chennai at Chromepet, Chennai -44.
Note: This program is expected to be launched soon.