Pharmacy education is one of the major streams of medical education and is also one of the fast growing sectors of the world. Pharmacy Courses deal with diseases or health problem, medicines and the compounds of medicines. The expert of the field is called Pharmacist. They are responsible for the preparation or dispensing of medicines. They are also expected for the clinical services, giving drug information and reviewing the medication.
There are hundreds of Pharmacy colleges in India providing admission for thousands of the students. These include several Government and Private Colleges that are offering these courses.
There are several options in Diploma courses. Bachelor Degree, Master’s Degree, M.B.A, M.D., D.M., M.Sc., Ph.D., D.Pharm., Advanced Diploma, Post Graduate Diploma, D.Pharmacy and few
other Certificate courses are the majorly offered Courses by many of the colleges.
Pharmacy has several inter disciplines that one can choose any of them that suits best. Few of them are - Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology, Ayurvedic Pharmacy, Unani Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacology for Bachelor degree; Phamaceutical management, biopharmaceutics, clinical pharmacy, bulk drugs, drug regulatory affairs, industrial pharmacy, phamaceuitcal administration, pharmaceutical biotechnology etc for the Master’s.
Passing in 10+2 with the subjects- Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology is the required qualification for most of the Diploma and Graduation courses of Pharmacy. Bachelor program and score in GPAT are the considered eligibility criteria for the admission in Mater’s in Pharmacy. The eligibility for one year certificate program is Graduation. The certificate course in pharmacy or Graduation in Pharmacy is the eligibility is the eligibility for one year Post Graduate Diploma.
Pharmacy Colleges and Institutes of India have succeeded to get fame throughout the world for their quality of education. Several Colleges and Institutions of India accept the admissions of international students along with Indian Candidates. These colleges get updated regularly with the contemporary changes of the field.
One can choose the employment opportunity in Health Centers, Chemist shops, Hospitals, Pharmaceutical firms, Drug control Administration, Drug manufacturing industry, Cosmetic industry, Educational institutes, Research Agencies, Food and Drug Administration and sales and marketing.
The job titles are Chemist, Pharmacist, Drug Inspector, Analytical chemist, Data Manager, Medical Transcriptionist, Teacher, Lecturer, Customs officer and Regulatory Manager. Owning a chemist shop is also a good earning option.