The pharmaceutical market is growing very fast in the last few years. There is a good chance of a career in Pharmacy in India. Pharmacy market growth is in two figures.
Keeping this success in mind, the All India Council for Technical Education has increased the number of seats for admission to a diploma, undergraduate, and post-graduate in all pharmacy institutions in the country.
Good opportunity for the class 12th science students. They can pursue a career in pharmacy after 12th.
Types of courses in Pharmacy:
- Diploma in pharmacy
- Undergraduate course
- Post-graduate course.
Eligibility and admission conditions are different for each course.
Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharma): This is the first stage in pharmacy. In this, 12th pass science (Maths, Chemistry, Biology, or Physics) students can apply for this course. This is a two-year course.
Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharma): This is a four-year degree course. All such students who have passed the 12th class with Science subjects can apply for this course and take admission. Specialization is not available in this course.
Master in Pharmacy (M. Pharma): This is a two-year course, in which students can specialize as per their will and skill. Courses like pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Engineering, BioEngineering, MBA can be done under M Pharma.
Salary of Pharma professionals
The Salary of any pharma professional varies depending on his experience and location. Candidates who join Fresher Job after training immediately get about 25000/- monthly salary.
Salary starts from Rs 5000 at the beginning in a government hospital. The Medical representative starting salary is about Rs. 10,000 apart from incentives.
According to the post available in Lab researcher salary ranges between 20,000 to 60,000.
Some Pharmaceutical companies offer very good packages.
Few famous institutions for Career in Pharmacy in India
- Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU), New Delhi
- Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
- University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh
- Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi