Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal

  • India

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Among the colleges in India that offer professional pharmacy education, the Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences- MCOPS as it is widely known- as a unique standing. MCOPS is ranked 1st among private pharmacy institutions in the country according to Career 360 [May 2015] and ranked 1 in NIRF during the year 2016. It is presently one of the premier institutions of Manipal University.


MCOPS of today owes its origin to the vision and enterprise of Late Dr TMA Pai, who ushered in an era of self-financed education, an event that changed the Indian landscape of tertiary education. A college that started offering diploma in pharmacy (DPharm) education in 1963, became a degree college for the bachelor of pharmacy (BPharm) program in 1965. Eventually, MCOPS became the first college to offer the post-graduate course (MPharm) in Karnataka in 1970 and the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program in 2008 in India.


MCOPS attracts students from far and wide. The institution adheres to all quality measures in terms of imparting education to its students. No wonder then, that many of the students of MCOPS easily get GPAT scholarships for pursuing higher education. Those who embark on higher education abroad after their graduation from MCOPS get selected in prestigious international universities of UK, USA, and Australia, to name a few.


Industries like Ranbaxy, Dr. Reddy’s, Astra Zeneca, Sun Pharma and so on have a number of students from MCOPS working in various capacities.


Mr Kiran Shankar (Vice President, BPRL, Bengaluru), Dr B R Shetty (MD, New Medical Centre, Abu Dhabi), Dr Satheesh Mallya (FDA, Canada), Mr Murali Divi (MD, Divi Labs, Hyderabad) are some of the alumni who have made it big in their profession or business.  Scientists who have carved names for themselves and their alma mater are Dr Sreejayan (Associate Professor at Wyoming University, USA), an influential scientist in new drug discovery program and Dr Jyoti Paliwal, a major contributor towards the development of Central Drug Research Laboratory’s successful weekly contraceptive pill.


A chronicle on MCOPS will not be complete without mentioning the following names - Mr. Ramalinga Raju, Mr. V Brahmaji, Mr. Desu Gangadhar, Mr. Maddali Srinivas etc. – the leading businessmen in the profession of pharmacy in New Jersey in the US.


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Pharmaceutical Preparations Medicine & Life Sciences
Antioxidants Medicine & Life Sciences
India Medicine & Life Sciences
Tablets Medicine & Life Sciences
Rats Chemical Compounds
Nanoparticles Medicine & Life Sciences
Pharmacokinetics Medicine & Life Sciences
Liposomes Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1985 2020

Biomarker profiling of vitamin responsive seizures: a potential tool to detect pediatric seizures of unknown aetiology

Mathew, E. M., Moorkoth, S., Lewis, L. & Rao, P., 01-01-2020, In : Bioanalysis. 12, 2, p. 111-124 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Brinzolamide Dimethyl Sulfoxide In Situ Gelling Ophthalmic Solution: Formulation Optimisation and In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation

Bhalerao, H., Koteshwara, K. B. & Chandran, S., 16-01-2020, In : AAPS PharmSciTech. 21, 2, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ophthalmic Solutions
Dimethyl Sulfoxide
Intraocular Pressure

Design, Synthesis, Biological Evaluation and Molecular Dynamic Simulation Studies of Diphenyl Ether Derivatives as Antitubercular and Antibacterial Agents

Khade, A. B., Eshwara, V. K., Boshoff, H. I. M., Arora, K., Tiwari, A., Bhat, P., Tiwari, M. & Shenoy, G. G., 09-01-2020, In : ChemistrySelect. 5, 1, p. 201-210 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Phenyl Ethers
Antitubercular Agents
Escherichia coli

Projects 2013 2022


AICTE Sponsored Faculty Development Program for two weeks

Yogendra Nayak (Recipient), 19-08-2019

Prize: Other distinction

moral philosophy

Activities 2015 2019

  • 4 Publication peer-review
  • 3 Editorial activity
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Invited talk

Scientific Reports (Journal)

Yogendra Nayak (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

AICTE Sponsored Faculty Development Program

Yogendra Nayak (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

PURE-Implementation at MAHE Manipal

Yogendra Nayak (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk