Department Chemistry
Level Undergraduate

Welcome to the BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry program at Ayyappa Institute of Management Studies (AIMS). This comprehensive four-year degree is designed to prepare students for the exciting and rapidly evolving field of medicinal chemistry. Through a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, students will learn how to design, develop, and analyze new therapeutic compounds, contributing to the advancement of healthcare and medicine.

About the Course

Why Study Medicinal Chemistry?

Medicinal chemistry is at the heart of drug discovery and development. It involves the design and synthesis of new pharmaceutical compounds and the study of their interactions with biological systems. This specialization prepares students to address the challenges of developing new drugs that are more effective, safe, and targeted, making a significant impact on global health.

Specialization Highlights

  • Drug Design and Development: Learn the principles of drug discovery, from initial concept through to clinical trials, including structure-activity relationships (SAR) and lead optimization.
  • Organic and Analytical Chemistry: Gain expertise in organic synthesis and analytical techniques essential for the identification and characterization of new medicinal compounds.
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology: Study how drugs interact with biological systems, understanding both therapeutic effects and potential toxicities.
  • Computational Chemistry: Utilize computational tools and molecular modeling to predict drug behavior and optimize molecular structures.
  • Laboratory Skills: Develop practical skills through extensive laboratory work, including synthesis, purification, and analysis of chemical compounds.


Professional Add-Ons

BSc (Hons) Chemistry Medicinal Chemistry

Innovating Tomorrow's Therapeutics Today

The programme shall normally extend over a period of Four academic years
A pass in Plus Two / Equivalent examination with Chemistry as one of the optional subjects
Candidates who are willing to register for any course are requested to register in MGU UG CAP website ( by selecting the course along with specialization with necessary details and book your seat at the earliest well before June 7th 2024.
A candidate shall normally be permitted to register and appear for the end semester university examinations if
(a) He/She secured not less than grade C for attendance in each course of study in the semester, and
(b) His/Her progress is satisfactory in the internal assessment in each of the course.
Graduates of the BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry program are well-equipped for a variety of careers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, as well as in academic and government research institutions:
Pharmaceutical Research: Work in drug discovery and development, contributing to the creation of new therapies for diseases. Quality Control and Regulatory Affairs: Ensure the safety and efficacy of pharmaceutical products through rigorous testing and compliance with regulatory standards.
Biotechnology Firms: Engage in the development of biopharmaceuticals and innovative therapeutic technologies.
Academic Research: Pursue further studies or research positions in universities, contributing to scientific knowledge and innovation in medicinal chemistry.
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