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Pharmacy

What is Pharmacy ?

Pharmacy is the health science that connects medical science with chemistry. It is an art, practice, or profession of preparing, preserving, compounding, and dispensing medicine which requires the magnificent knowledge of drugs, their mechanism of action, side effects, interactions, mobility, and toxicity. The medication experts who use their detailed knowledge of medicines to help patients get well are known as Pharmacists.

Scope of Pharmacy and Pharmacy Branches

Pharmacy courses are industry-oriented, so the graduates of pharmacy courses have high employment not only in India but also in other countries too. There is a plethora of scopes for Pharmacy in sectors like - healthcare, research, manufacturing, medical marketing, pharmacovigilance, etc. Pharmacy graduates have job opportunities in almost every section, including government, public and private.

Pharmacy Courses

Pharmacy offers courses not only for the students seeking admission at the diploma or undergraduate level, but also for the students who want to pursue higher studies too like postgraduate and doctoral degrees.

Pharmacy offers a course named Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm), which is a foundation course in the pharmacy field with a duration of 2 years. It course covers the basics related to the Pharmacy field.

Pharmacy also offers an undergraduate level degree called Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm), which is a professional degree program that comes up with a duration of 4 years. In this, the students study about drugs and medicines, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Medicinal Chemistry, etc. It also offers a master's degree program known as Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) as one of the career options for the students who have been completed their graduation in the Pharmacy. Course Duration of Master degree in Pharmacy is of 2 Years.

Pharmacy also offers a course named Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D), which is a professional pharmacy doctoral degree. The duration of the Pharm.D course is of 6 years.

Pharmacy Specialization

Pharmacy offers a vast range of specialization in different courses, some of them are as follows:

Course

Specialization


Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)

Pharmaceutics

Pharmacology

Pharmacognosy

Chemistry




Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)

Pharmaceutics

Industrial Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Technology

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Analysis

Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance

Regulatory Affairs



Eligibility of Pharmacy Courses

Eligibility for all the courses provided by the Pharmacy are as follows:

Courses

Eligibility

Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm)

Candidates must have passed 10+2 exam from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics as core subjects with a minimum aggregate marks criteria provided by the exam authorities.

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)

Candidates must have passed 10+2 exam from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics as core subjects with a minimum aggregate marks criteria provided by the exam authorities.

Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)

Candidates must have a B.Pharm degree from a PCI - approved institute with a minimum aggregate marks criteria provided by the exam or college authorities.

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D)

Candidates must have 10+2 with physics, chemistry, and mathematics/ biology or Completed D.Pharm course from a PCI-approved institution or equivalent with a minimum aggregate marks criteria provided by the exam or college authorities.



Pharmacy Entrance Exams

For admission in Pharmacy, almost every other institute or university in India select candidates according to the merit list prepared on the basis of entrance exam scores and ranks. Some institutes or universities accept the national level exams or state level exam ranks while some of them conduct their own entrance exam. Listed below are some of the popular Pharmacy exams in India conducted at a different level:

Courses

Eligibility



Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm)

GPAT

UPSEE

JEE Pharmacy

AU AIMEE

CPMT

PMET



Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)

PU CET

BITSAT

MET

MAHA CET

KCET




Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)

GPAT

NIPER JEE

AP PGECET

TANCET

TS PGECET

OJEE

HPCET



Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D)

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT)

NIMS Entrance Exam

NIPER JEE

Manipal Entrance Test for PharmD

SRMJEEE for PharmD

VELS Entrance Examination




Bachelor Of Pharmacy (B.Pharma.)
Diploma In Pharmacy (D.Pharma.)
Doctor Of Pharmacy (Pharm.D)