Pharmacy and Medicine
Pharmacy is a division of science that deals with chemical and health sciences and ensures the effective and safe use of pharmaceutical drugs. Professionals who specialize in pharmacy are known as pharmacists. Pharmacists are concerned with manufacturing and quality control of pharmaceutical products.

The job of pharmacists involves preparation or dispenses drugs and medicines such as ointments, tablets, and injections etc which are prescribed by the medical practitioner, veterinarian or dentist. Today pharmacy has changed into a hub for the 'Global Healthcare'.

Presently, pharmacy is not associated only to dispensing and compounding medicines. It also includes services associated to healthcare, clinical services and reviewing safety of medications.

Objectives: -
  • Make use of natural sources in manufacturing medicines without harming the environment.
  • Removing of all unethical practices and promotes ethical practices for the common good of the humanity.
  • Develop economical and easy techniques to enable the availability of medicines.
  • To support the health service of the country.
  • To retain high standards of ethical practices and inspire others to do as well.
  • Developing and improving the methods and related processes.

List of Courses: -
  • Diploma in Pharmacy
  • Diploma in Veterinary Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy in Pharmacology
  • Bachelor of Ayurvedic Pharmacy
  • Master of Pharmacy
  • Master of Pharmacy in Clinical Pharmacy
  • Master of Pharmacy in Quality Assurance
  • Master of Science in Pharmacy
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Principles of Clinical Pharmacology

Basic Eligibility

UG:
For admission in to bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (12th Std.) examination with science subject such as (biology, maths and chemistry). The duration for the bachelor degree course is 4 years and for diploma course is 2 years.

PG:
The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor's degree with science subject science subject such as (biology, maths and chemistry). The duration for master's degree and post graduate diploma course is 2 years.

Specializations

Some of its specialized fields are: -
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Cardiovascular Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Infectious Disease Pharmacy
  • Oncology Pharmacy
  • Pharmacotherapy Pharmacy
  • Nuclear Pharmacy
  • Nutrition Pharmacy
  • Psychiatry Pharmacy
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy

Job Prospects

In the present world there are number of pharmaceuticals companies, hospitals and nursing homes all over the globe exhibits rapid growth of the pharmacy sector.  Pharmacy offers sensible job opportunities for their graduates in terms of business or by opening their own business.  Candidates can open their own druggists shop or a pharmacy medical shop after completion of their  degree or diploma program in pharmacy and after registering with a  pharmacy council.

The majority of the job opportunities for a graduate in this field are available in a research institute, government deptartment, universities, pharmaceutical industry and teaching hospitals. Doctor of philosophy and  Master of pharmacy graduates are usually engaged in the research field for developing new drugs and analyzing them for strength and purity.  

A number of MNC’s such as Smith Kline Beecham, E Merck and Hoechst work together with top Indian companies to develop numerous new drugs for the welfare of people.

Some Job Types: -
  • Lecturer
  • Data Manager
  • Customs Officer
  • Drug Inspector
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Regulatory Manager
  • Researcher
  • Medical Transcriptionist

Remuneration:-

Pharmacists can earn attractive income in private and government hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and clinics etc. Pharmacist’s initial income in government hospitals is around Rs.6, 000/- to Rs. 10,000/- every month. Graduates working in clinics and in private hospitals can earn more than those of government hospital workers. Professionals who are engaged in private practice can earn good remuneration depending upon their popularity and skills.

Professionals who are working in private sector pharmaceutical industries have a pay scale of Rs.12, 000/- to Rs.20, 000/- every month depending on factor such as qualification, experience and profile. Medical representatives earn a average of Rs.10, 000/- to Rs.15, 000/- every month.



 

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