Pharmacy Education Counselling In India

B.Pharm is one of the popular job-oriented courses among science students after class 12th. In this course, the students study drugs and medicines, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Medicinal Chemistry etc. This course provides a large no. of job opportunities in both the public and private sectors. B.Pharm programme covers the syllabus including biochemical science & health care. The Pharmacy Courses are approved by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) & Pharmacy Council of India (PCI).


Why Study Pharmacy?

With the advent of new technologies and developments in the areas of health sciences, pharmacy courses are very much in demand nowadays. One can easily pursue diplomas, certifications and other higher studies courses as per interest. Generally, in pharmacy courses, students are taught about retail and clinical pharmacy in relation to the making and safekeeping of various drugs used in hospitals and clinics. Students can either opt for research and development centres or pursue retail businesses like stores and consultancy. Due to the opening of large pharmaceutical companies, the future in the field of pharmacy is bright. Numerous jobs are available for pharmacists in government as well as private organizations. The drug industry witnessed a huge boom with the onset of COVID-19. The drug or pharmaceutical industry over the past twenty years has seen remarkable growth.


Course Duration-

Bachelor of pharmacy 4 years

Diploma in Pharmacy 2 years


Eligibility and Admission Criteria for Pharmacy in India-

The minimum eligibility criteria for B Pharmacy course is that the student needs to pass 10+2 with minimum 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Math from CBSE or equivalent board. Some colleges also accept students who have studied biotechnology or life sciences instead of biology or math in 10+2. There are several colleges that take marks in English into consideration as well. National-level and state-level entrance examinations are also conducted to check students' aptitude and ability. The admission criteria vary from college to college. Some take admission entirely based on merit whereas others take students based on entrance scores and marks obtained in their 10+2.


Syllabus for Pharmacy in India-

Check table below for subjects in Pharmacy course:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I-Theory
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis I-Theory
  • Pharmaceutics I-Theory
  • Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry-Theory
  • Communication skills-Theory
  • Remedial Biology
  • Remedial Mathematics-Theory
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II-Theory
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I-Theory
  • Biochemistry-Theory
  • Pathophysiology-Theory
  • Computer Applications in Pharmacy-Theory
  • Environmental sciences-Theory
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II
  • Physical Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II
  • Medicinal Chemistry I
  • Physical Pharmaceutics II
  • Pharmacology I
  • Experimental Pharmacology
  • Advanced Instrumentation Techniques
  • Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals
  • Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry I
  • Medicinal Chemistry I
  • Industrial Pharmacy I
  • Pharmacology II
  • Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry II
  • Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  • Medicinal Chemistry II
  • Pharmacology III
  • Herbal Drug Technology
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Quality Assurance
  • Herbal Drug Technology
  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis
  • industrial Pharmacy II
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Novel Drug Delivery System
  • Biostatistics and Research Metho
  • Social and Preventive Pharmacy
  • Pharma Marketing Management
  • Pharmaceutical Regulatory Science
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Herbals
  • Computer-Aided Drug Design
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Cosmetic Science

Career & Jobs-

  • After completing your studies, you can easily find jobs in pharmaceutical industries, government departments, colleges and universities, hospitals, investigation and research institutes etc.

  • Pharmacists can practice in community pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, psychiatric hospitals, and regulatory agencies.

  • One can work as a nutrition expert, scientist, consultant, marketing and sales professional, biochemist, professor, lecturer, trainer, research scholar or lab assistant and under many other good designations.

  • Aspirants can go for teaching and training options with many colleges and universities at better positions.

  • One can start an independent consultancy and can contact hospitals and others to render their services.

  • They can work in the forest department laboratories also to do the required research and development initiatives.

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