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- 04/11/2017 at 12:00 am #3084SunitaMember
Hello. This is Revathi. I have taken BiPC in intermediate. Now i have tried for MBBS. But i couldn’t get into that. I was being suggested to go for long term. But i am not at all interested in doing so. I want to do pharmacy in Mumbai. But i am confused whether we have good colleges for pharmacy in Mumbai or not. Can you please help me out in listing the best colleges for pharmacy in mumbai
- 11/20/2018 at 3:03 pm #167121Vaibhav KapoorParticipant
here I mention some colleges of pharmacy in mumbai
1.H K College of Pharmacy
2.MET Institute of Pharmacy
3.Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Pharmacy
4.Principal K. M. Kundnani College of Pharmacy
5.Bombay College of Pharmacy India
- 12/27/2018 at 12:07 pm #319243Ankita Srivastav
5 Things you need to know about B.Pharma course
Aren’t we all familiar with the trip to the doctor and the subsequent prescription of medicines? Haven’t you always wondered how the pharmacist deciphers the horrifying handwriting of doctors? As if remembering the complicated names of medicines wasn’t enough, pharmacists are also expected to understand what the doctor has written down. Spare a thought for them. While it’s tough to be a pharmacist, at the same time, it’s a highly profitable and an equally satisfying profession.
If you have always had the desire to get into the diverse field of Pharmacy – whether it is the creation or distribution of pharmaceuticals, pursuing a B Pharmacy programme is the first course of action.
Bachelor of Pharmacy, or B.Pharma is a 4-year undergraduate course which comprises of 8 semesters. Each year consists of 2 semesters with semester-end theory examinations, projects, practicals and seminars being a part of the curriculum. The students will be taught about the different categories and types of medicines and their organic and inorganic chemical compositions. By the end of the course, students will know the purpose of each medicine, the right dosage to be prescribed and the right time for it to be administered to patients.
Some of the subjects that are covered in the course include Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Pharmacology, Biopharmaceutics, Pharmaceutics, Advanced Mathematics, Physiology, Anatomy, Pharmaceutical Analysis and Pathophysiology.
Now that you have a basic overview of the course structure, let’s take a detailed view of the 5 most important points of the course:
If you aren’t from the Science stream, then you might as well stop reading this article now itself. The minimum requirement to get into a B.Pharm course is to have completed 10+2 from the Science stream.
The candidate should have scored a minimum of 50% in 10+2 with candidates from reserved categories afforded a 5% relaxation in the cut-off. If you meet the basic prerequisites, the next obvious step is to zero down on the best B.Pharmacy college according to your preferences.
Most institutes would need you to clear an entrance exam. Entrance exams are conducted on the state level as well as by universities and colleges, the results of which are exclusive to their respective institutions. Given below are some of the most popular B. Pharma entrance exams:
• MAHA CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test)
• BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test)
• WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam)
• KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test)
• GITAM GAT (GITAM Admission Test)
• MET (Manipal Entrance Test)
• AP EAMCET (Andhra Pradesh Engineering Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test)
• GUJCET (Gujarat Common Entrance Test)
• Integral University Entrance Test (IUET)
• National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Joint Entrance Exam (NIPMER JEE)
If the candidate clears the entrance exam, the final phase is the personal interview round, after which the candidate is granted admission.
The admission procedure is unsurprisingly stretched out as B.Pharma is a science-related course with emphasis on chemistry and other such subjects which aren’t easy to grasp unless you have the interest and passion. The colleges would naturally want to test a candidate’s foundation before giving them a seat.
There is also an option to go for a Doctor of Pharmacy (D.Pharma.) course straight after 10+2 which is a 6-year course. A candidate who has the end goal of earning a doctorate in Pharmacy should go straight for the D.Pharma after 10+2 as it’s consistent in nature and is as comprehensive as doing courses at different levels.
B.Pharm is a cheaper course when compared to other popular undergraduate programmes that are offered by many colleges. Pharmacy can be termed as a niche programme as the number of students who pick the course is still less in comparison to B.Com, B.A. B.Tech and MBBS.
Thus, the fees are set at a manageable level by most colleges. The average course fee per semester ranges between Rs. 40,000 – 55,000 per semester. The yearly fee thus comes up to around 1.5 lakhs and the total fee for all the 4 years at around 3.3 lakhs.
It should be noted however, that the fees vary depending on the institute. The fees are high in reputed colleges that have a heavy demand.
Confused? Don’t be.
We have compiled a list of top colleges and their total approximate fees for the entire four years.
* Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Manipal University) – Rs. 10 Lakhs
* Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore – Rs. 4.4 lakhs
* Quantum School of Health Sciences, Roorkee – Rs. 3.8 lakhs
* Amity University, Noida – Rs. 6.4 lakhs
* Lovely Professional University – Rs. 8.2 lakhs
* PES College of Pharmacy, Bangalore – Rs. 5 lakhs
* KLE University College of Pharmacy – Rs. 2.4 lakhs
* Chandigarh University – Rs. 6.5 lakhs
* Mallige College of Pharmacy, Bangalore – Rs. 85,000
* Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore – Rs. 37,000
The Indian Pharmaceutical industry is one of the largest in the world – 14th overall in terms of value and 3rd when it comes to the volume. India is said to be the biggest supplier of generic pharmaceutical drugs on a global level with the entire market being valued at around $33 Billion.
It’s always a good time to venture into the Pharma industry as the demand for medicines and drugs will never diminish. Countless drugstore chains are opening up all around the country which is further escalating the number of jobs in the sector. The growing industry too is actively looking out for B.Pharma graduates who can work in any of the following areas:
• Chemist and Drug Stores
• Pharmaceutical Companies
• Medical Dispensing Stores
• Hospitals and Healthcare Centers
• Drug Control Departments, Drug Regulatory Bodies
• Sales and Marketing Firms
• FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
• Production and Manufacturing Units
• Drug Analysis and Testing
• Research and Development
• Medical Underwriting
The technological advancements the field of pharmacy, the investments in R&D and the general rise in production has concurrently augmented the job opportunities in Pharmacy. Check out the job roles and profiles for B.Pharma graduates
• Retail Pharmacist
• Hospital Pharmacist
• Community Pharmacist
• Drug Therapist
• Medical Data Analyst
• Health Inspector
• Wholesale Supplier
• Government Pharmacist
• Research and Development Scientist
• Hospital Drug Coordinator
• Drug Inspector
• Sales and Marketing Representatives
• Clinical Research
• Medical Underwriter
Top Recruiting Companies
• Sun Pharma
• Abbott India
• Lupin Ltd
• Piramal Enterprises
• Aurobindo Pharma
• Zydus Cadila Healthcare
• Glaxo Kline Smith India
• Serum Institute of India
• Fortis Clinical Research
• Dr. Reddy’s Lab
• Drugstore Chains (Apollo Pharmacy, MedPlus, StayHappi, etc.)
• Hospitals, Clinics Healthcare Centres (Government and Private)
• Research Labs and Firms
• Drug Regulatory and Pharmaceutical Boards (Statewise)
As you may have realized by now, the options are endless. B.Pharma graduates can set up their own drug store/ chemist shops or can get into the wholesale supply chain. If you wish to take it up a notch and have the necessary funds, then starting your own Pharmaceutical production company is an ambitious choice.
There are various opportunities in the Government sector and various Drug Regulatory bodies. Lastly, if you are motivated enough then getting into the R&D spectrum of Pharmacy could help in formulating new drugs and medicines.
B.Pharma graduates are spoilt for choice!
Let’s talk numbers then. A B.Pharma fresher will get an average of Rs. 18,000 to 25,000 per month, which comes up to Rs. 2.8 – 3 lakhs per annum. The figure can go up to Rs. 9 – 12 lakhs as experience is gathered.
Due to the diversity in job roles, it’s tough to generalize when it comes to the payscale. So, we’ve mentioned the most popular profiles and their average salaries:
Pharmacist: Rs. 2.3 – 8.1 lakhs per annum
Clinical Pharmacist: Rs. 3.5 – 9.5 lakhs per annum
Medical Officer: Rs. 3 – 14 lakhs per annum
Drug Regulatory Officer: Rs. 3 lakhs – 20 lakhs per annum
Research Scientist: Rs. 6.4 Lakhs – 15 lakhs
Sales Representative: Rs. 2.5 Lakhs – 8 lakhs per annum
The salary will change depending on factors such as the college you passed out from, the profile and overall skill set. Experience also plays an important role as you will surely get a higher package as you accumulate years on your resume.
B.Pharma graduates can improve their future prospects by going for higher studies. The most commonly chosen course is the 2-year Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharma.) which is offered by all top colleges in India. The student can pick from a wide range of specializations such as Industrial Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Quality Assurance, Drug Regulatory Affairs, etc.
Many colleges also offer a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry which are also two-year programmes. The candidate must clear GPAT (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test) in order to get admission to M.Pharma course. There are even MBA programmes in Pharmaceutical Management that offered by a handful of B-Schools which focus on the administrational and business aspect of Pharmacy.
Candidates can also pursue a Ph.D. in disciplines such as Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
There is ample scope for Pharmacy graduates to get jobs outside India in countries that have a thriving Pharmaceutical market with high-paying jobs such as United States Switzerland, Germany and Canada. India, though, is still quite a decent place for a Pharmacy professional to set up his or her career.
As mentioned above, there are different career paths after doing B.Pharma. You can open your own drugstore, or work as a Pharmacist after getting registered with the Pharmacy council.
Most graduates prefer getting into production, research and wholesale supply as it is considered to be more beneficial. Nonetheless, you can put together a highly advantageous career in the field of Pharmacy as the industry is booming and it is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
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