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PHARMACY

Overview 

Pharmacy is the science and art of preparing, researching, and dispensing pharmaceuticals. Working at a pharmacy will teach you how to prepare medicines and prescribe dosages for patients so that they can recover from their illnesses and stay healthy. Pharmacists are medical specialists tasked with ensuring that patients receive the most therapeutic benefit from their medication.

- Career Scope in Pharmacy

  • Pharmaceutical Industry

Pharmacists work in the pharmaceutical sector and undertake a variety of responsibilities. Research and development, production and manufacturing, packaging, quality control, quality assurance, sales and marketing, and regulatory affairs are just a few examples.

  • Practice Settings

Pharmacists work at medical stores, pharmacies, and drug stores as community pharmacists or as druggists. They could also look at alternatives at a hospital pharmacy. Many pharmacists work in clinical settings, contributing to drug research and giving drug and poison information, among other things.

  • Education & Research

By passing the UGC-NET exam, you can work as a college professor and do research in a variety of fields.

  • Pharmacists in Other Settings

Pharmacists can work at the Drug Control Department, as well as Clinical Research Organizations (CROs), which can provide plenty of job prospects for pharmacists in quality assurance, data management, bio-analytical services, and report writing, among other areas.

 

- Quick Facts

  • Must have passed class 12th or Senior Secondary Examination with at least 50% marks including English

 

- How to Opt for a Carrer in Pharmacy 

   Options        Stream       Graduation       After Graduation   

   1   

Class XII with science stream Any combination from PCB/PCM/PCBM Pursue Bachelors in Pharmacy (B.Pharm) for 4 years Pursue Masters in Pharmacy (M.Pharm) for 2 years OR Pursue Doctor of Pharmacy (Post- Baccalaureate) for 6 years

   2   

Class XII with science stream Any combination from PCB/PCM/PCBM Pursue Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm) for 2 years You can get a lateral entry to Bachelors in Pharmacy (B.Pharm) 2nd year on the basis of merit. Pursue Doctor of Pharmacy (Post- Baccalaureate) for 6 years OR Pursue Masters in Pharmacy (M.Pharm) for 2 years if you have got later entry from Diploma to Bachelors in Pharmacy
3 Class XII with science stream Any combination from PCB/PCM/PCBM Pursue Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) for 6 years -

 

- Top Pharmacy College in India

College Location
Jamia Hamdard University Delhi
Bundelkhand University Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh
MET Institute of Pharmacy Mumbai
Delhi Institute of pharmaceutical Sciences and Research Delhi
Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences Manipal
University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences Chandigarh
Bombay College of Pharmacy Mumbai
VELS University Chennai
Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University Mysore, Karnataka
Smt. Sarojini Ramulamma College of Pharmacy Andhra Pradesh
Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi
Jadavpur University Kolkata
The Oxford College of Pharmacy Bangalore
PSG College of Pharmacy Coimbatore

 

- Top Pharmacy College in the World

College Location
University of Cambridge United Kingdom
National University of Singapore Singapore
Harvard University United States
University of Oxford United Kingdom
Imperial College, London United Kingdom
University of Melbourne Australia
University of Michigan United States
University of British Columbia Canada

 

- Entrance Exams For Pharmacy

Undergraduate - 

College Tentative Date Important Elements
All India Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU-OET) April-May Zoology, Botany, Chemistry
Panjab University Common Entrance Test (P.U. CET) June-July Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology

Pstgraduate - 

College Tentative Date Important Elements
Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) Oct-Feb Physical Chemistry, Physical Pharmacy, Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Pathophysiology, Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics, Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Anatomy, Physiology, Health Education, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Management, Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence, Dispensing & Hospital Pharmacy.

 

- Job Description

  • Pharmacists who work in the pharmaceutical industry help to develop and manufacture medications.
  • They operate in a variety of fields, including R&D, manufacturing, packaging, quality control, quality assurance, sales and marketing, and regulatory affairs.
  • Community pharmacists can work at a medical shop, pharmacy, or as a druggist.
  • In academia, pharmacists may work as college professors, teaching classes and conducting research in a variety of fields.
  • Pharmacists can operate in a variety of settings, including quality assurance, data management, bio-analytical services, and report writing.

 

- Pros & Cons of a Career as in Pharmacy

Pros - 

  • You can do research on novel pharmaceuticals, therapies, and other topics as a pharmaceutical researcher.
  • Pharmaceutical sales and marketing is regarded as a highly sophisticated field, and thus one of the most rewarding in terms of benefits.
  • When working as a pharmacist at a hospital pharmacy, pharmacy graduates play a significant role and might earn a good salary.

Cons -

  • Years of education and experience are required to become a pharmacist.
  • Depending on the type of pharmacy, the working atmosphere differs.
  • If you work in a hospital pharmacy, it is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Being linked with being a businessman rather than a professional.