Pharmacy : Job Prospects,Top Colleges and Recruiters

Pharmacy is the study of the practice of the preparation, distribution, and providing of medicinal drugs and those who have completed their course of study in this field are known as pharmacists. There are many types of pharmacy like Community Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy, Industrial Pharmacy, Compounding Pharmacy, Consulting Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, Regulatory Pharmacy, Homecare Pharmacy, and so on.

Top Colleges:

The top colleges for the course study of Pharmacy are :
  • University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh
  • Institute of Chemical Technology, (ICT) Mumbai
  • Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai
  • Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani
  • Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi

Highlights:

The highlights for the course study of Pharmacy are :

Course Level Undergraduate
Duration 4 Years
Examination Type Semester type

Eligibility :

Courses Duration Eligibility Entrances
D. Pharma 2 years
  • Candidates have to pass the 10th exam with an aggregate of minimum 50%. 
  • GPAT
  • UPSEEE
  • AU AIMEE
     
B. Pharma 4 years
  • Candidates should have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination in science stream from any recognized Institution/Board.
  • Candidates should also have a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) marks in aggregate in their XII examination.
  • Candidates must have to qualify the entrance exam.

 

  • BITSAT
  • WBJEE
  • TSEAMCET
M.Pharma 2 years
  •  A bachelor degree in Pharmacy from any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India.
  • A Relaxation of 5% aggregate is there for SC/ST candidates.
  • Candidates have to qualify the entrance exam for M. Pharma.
  • GPAT

Top Recruiters

The top recruiters for the Pharmacy are :

  • Ranbaxy
  • Cipla 
  • Zydus
  • Biocon
  • Glenmark

Admission Process:

The admission process for the course study of Pharmacy is based over the entrance examination and the basic process is that most of the colleges in India which follow the students after the shortlisting in the Entrance Examination are required. After the clearance of the entrance examination, a general group discussion is held for the students and the general discussion which is carried out with the personal interview round.

Syllabus:

The syllabus and courses for the study of Pharmacy are :

Semester 1

  • Pharmaceutical Analysis 1
  • Remedial Mathematical Biology
  • Pharmacognosy 1
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1
  • Basic Electronics and Computer Applications

Semester 2

  • Pharmaceutics 1
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry 3
  • Anatomy, Physiology & Health Education
Semester 3
  • Pharmaceutics 2
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis

Semester 4

  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmacognosy 3
  • Pathophysiology of Common Diseases
  • Pharmaceutics 4

Semester 5

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry 5
  • Pharmaceutics 5
  • Pharmacology 1
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Pharmaceutics 6

Semester 6

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence & Ethics
  • Pharmaceutics 7
  • Pharmacology 2

Semester 7

  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutics 7
  • Pharmacognosy 6
  • Pharmacology 3
Semester 8 
  • Pharmaceutics 9
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis 3
  • Pharmacology 4

Skills Required

The skills required for the course study

  • Accuracy
  • When it comes to the pharmaceutical industry, attention to detail is literally a matter of life and death – and there is no room for error.
  • Integrity 
  • Science & Maths Skills 
  • Interpersonal Skills 
  • Communication Skills 
  • Advocacy 
  • Management Skills
  • Ability to Multitask

Top Entrances:

  • GPAT
  • IPU CET
  • CET
  • BVP
  • MHT CET
  • UPSEE
  • JEE Pharmacy
  • PMET
  • AU AIMEE Pharmacy
  • CPMT

Career and Job Prospects:

After completion of the B.Pharma or D.Pharma course you can work as a certified pharmacist in India or they can work at any drug store and work in collaboration with hospitals, clinics, community health centres, or establish their own private drug stores. They can even work in pharmaceutical companies at process control, manufacturing, quality control, or marketing level. They may also work as Medical representatives, chemists, pharmacists, scientific officer, etc.  
With a degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy, a student can register with the State Pharmacy Council and open their own Chemist shop to stock and sell the relevant medicines.

The course offers job prospects in different fields such as :

Job post Job Description Average Annual Salary 
Analytical Chemist Analytical Chemist has to look after the elements used in a compound and its reaction with other elements. 2.4 lakhs
Food and Drug Inspector Food and Drug Inspector is required to collect samples of products bacteriological and chemical laboratory analysis and check the manufacture of foods, drugs, and cosmetics. 1 lakhs to 4 lakhs
Hospital Drug Coordinator Hospital Drug Coordinator has to prepare medications under the directions of a pharmacist and manage dosage as prescribed. 2 lakhs to 3 lakhs
Drug Therapist Drug Therapist is required to counsel people who are addicted to prescribed or illegal drugs. 2 lakhs to 7 lakhs
Regulatory Manager Regulatory Manager has to study scientific and legal documents and organize various formats. 4 lakhs to 10 lakhs
Medical Transcriptionist Responsible for listening to the recorded dictation of a doctor (or a healthcare professional), transcribe and interpret the dictation into diagnostic test results, referral letters, operative reports, and other such documents. 1.8 lakhs to 2.5 lakhs
Health Care Unit Manager Responsible for overseeing the functioning of all aspects of a health care unit from supervising staff to monitoring patient care. 2 lakhs to 3.5 lakhs
Drug Inspector Also known as quality control inspectors, they work to ensure that products are safe for human consumption. Their primary responsibility is to examine the pharmaceuticals or foods at varying stages of their production in order to ensure that the quality standards are met. 2 lakhs

FAQs:

Q: Can pharmacist diagnose ?
A: A pharmacist isn't qualified to diagnose health complaints or medical issues. Nor they are authorized to write prescriptions for medicines. However, pharmacists are the ones who are trained in medicines. 

Q: What are the subjects in B Pharmacy?
A:
The subjects in the B.Pharmacy includes subjects like :

  • Remedial Mathematical Biology
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology and Health Education
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Pharmacy
  • Basic Electronics and Computer Applications

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