B Pharmacy (Bachelor of Pharmacy) is a job-oriented undergraduate degree for science students who want to make a career in the pharmacy sector. ... Core subjects include Pharmaceuticals, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy.
The Bachelor of Pharmacy degree is popularly known as B-Pharm in India. It is a four-year program with both annual and semester schemes available. To be eligible, one must pass with at least 50% marks in 10 + 2 (or an equivalent examination) with physics, chemistry, biology or biotechnology as one of the subjects. In some states, it is mandatory to give an additional pharmacy entrance examination to be eligible for the course, the entrance tests can be the state common entrance test or, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate)(NEET). D.Pharm (Diploma of Pharmacy) holders are eligible for admission into B.Pharm second year directly via a lateral entry in India. B.Pharm holders can directly join into the 4th year of Pharm.D (PG) course.
Colleges imparting pharmaceutical education (D.Pharm, B.Pharm, M.Pharm, Pharm D) must be approved by All Indian Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and the Pharmacy Council Of India (PCI).
For a student to be eligible for registration as a Pharmacist/ Clinical pharmacist in India, the college from which he or she graduated must be approved by the PCI. B.Pharm is often superseded by M.Pharm, Pharm D (PB) and PhD-level courses although the minimum qualification required for registration as a pharmacist is D.Pharm.
After B.pharmacy and some Job experience one can apply for Drug Inspector and Pharmacist government Jobs exams. B.pharm graduates are also eligible for SSC, UPSC, State PSC and bank jobs etc like other graduates.
Drug Inspector is an lucrative career option. This post is associated with good earning and reputation. State Governments, SSC and UPSC recruit drug Inspectors from time to time. Method of selection vary. As per some drug Inspector notification recruitment is done after an competitive exam, sometimes recruitment is done on basis of direct merit of marks obtained in degree and 10 + 2.
As per some drug inspector notifications about couple of years experience in manufacturing or testing of Schedule C drugs is also required.
Salary of Drug Inspector: Gross Starting Salary for drug Inspector in various Indian states range from about 55000 to 70000 Indian Rupees per month . There are annual increments. Inflation adjusted dearness allowance is increased time to time.
Pharmacist Employed on permanent basis in Central Government Hospitals like ESIC and AIIMS, Railways, and States Like Delhi withdraw respectable Salary. However pharmacists working in most state governments and also contract workers get much lesser . Sometime pharmacist working on contract are made permanent but usually permanent recruitment is done on basis of competitive exams.
Eligibility for Government Pharmacist Job is Diploma in Pharmacy or Bachelors in Pharmacy . Registration as pharmacist in Pharmacy Council of state is required. Usually as per pharmacist recruitment notifications, couple of years experience in dispensing is required. Pharmacist Job Profile include Dispensing drugs as per prescription and Maintaining store records and Inventory.
Salary of Government Pharmacist: Starting Salary for Pharmacist in Central Government Hospitals located all over India, Railway and Delhi Pharmacists is about 45000 per month in starting and about 60000 per month after two years. There are annual increments. Inflation adjusted dearness allowance is increased time to time. For some states governments health programmes, and for contract pharmacist salary could be as low as 15000 to 35000 range per month. In mid term future pay scale of pharmacists is expected to rise in government sector, on par with drug inspector.
If you have good knowledge in pharmacy subjects, qualifying for Pharmacist job in good government department may be comparatively easier. However vacancies for Pharmacists and Drug Inspector don’t come regularly and recruitment process may take long time.
If you like to make your career in the government sector, pharmacy graduates can give entrance exams for Bank PO, SSC, State PSC and Civil services exams as well, thus widening the opportunities.
For government jobs you need to clear written exam and after that medical test also.
Salary for B. Pharm are generally good in government sector, However M. Pharm or MBA from reputed institute is better option for private sector.
Scope and Salary after M. Pharm and MS Pharm
In private sector Jobs are available In Pharmaceutical Marketing, Production, Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacist, and Medical Underwriting.
B.Pharmacy freshers are employed in marketing of pharmaceutical products and medical devices as Medical Representatives (MR) . Career growth in marketing depends on the networking ability, knowledge and communication skills. Initially marketing require more physical work due to travel, but as you progress workload may reduce with promotion, also depending on company culture. You can be promoted to assistant manager, area manager, regional manager etc posts.
Salary In Pharmaceutical Marketing: B. Pharm graduates on basis of their skills can get marketing Job in small company or MNC. Starting salary for freshers vary from about 18000 to 35000 Indian rupees per month and some performance based incentives. Salary increases with promotions depending on talent and experience.
Pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturing Units employ B. Pharm Freshers and experienced persons to look after the daily operations and quality of formulations. In this sector the starting salary is lowest after B.pharm. Growth is usually slow without any higher qualification. However if you are smart, after 4-5 years you can get approved as manufacturing chemist and get good increment. Also shifting job to good company after couple of years experience is good option. You can also pursue some higher education along-with Job.
Salary In Production and quality Control: B. Pharm graduates on basis of their skills and Institute can get employed in small Unit or MNC. Starting salary for freshers vary from about 12000 to 22000 Indian rupees per month depending on company.
Pharmaceutical companies, especially exporters require pharmacy professionals to make regulatory dossiers. Though in this sector Companies prefer to employ M. Pharm. Opportunities are limited but respectable after good experience and knowledge. This field require knowledge of GMP and other regulatory guidelines.
Salary In Regulatory Affairs: B. Pharm graduates on basis of their skills and Institute can get employed in small Unit or MNC. Starting salary for freshers vary from about 12000 in very small company to 25000 Indian rupees per month in reputed company. After experience you can shift to company paying higher.
This is not traditional field, but is promising. After B. Pharm you can start as medical underwriter with small company and after getting necessary experience can shift to company paying good salaries. Job responsibilities could be as medical scribes or medical transcription or medical coder or check insurance related records or write medical related document etc. Knowledge in pharmacology, anatomy and medical terminologies are required to get this job.
Salary In Medical Underwriting: B. Pharm graduates can start with medical underwriting with a small or new or some good company recruiting freshers as medical underwriters. Starting salary In training period could be as low as 12000 or above 15000. But after few months training or an year you can get 20000 to 25000. With 2 to 3 years experience as medical scribe or transcriptor it is possible to shift to positions giving you about 35000-40000 per month salary.
Registered Pharmacists can get job as pharmacists in retail pharmacies. Career growth is not good, but this job will provide you with necessary job experience to apply for government Pharmacist Jobs. It is a good short term option for unemployed.
Salary Of Retail Pharmacist In Private Sector : Starting salary could be as low as 10000 to 25000 per month Indian Rupees. Growth scope is very limited.
A medical shop at good location offer an good income if it is run professionally. Any registered pharmacist can get license to run a medical shop. Wholesale Supplier of medicines to other stores is also an good option if you are able to establish fruitful relations with medical shop owners. earning potential range from rupees 30000 to few Lakhs per month depending on various factors.
Ambitious persons can set up their own manufacturing facility or can market medicines under their own brand name.
Pharm.D course introduced by the Government of India and Pharmacy Council of India in 2008. The Pharm.D program is a pre-PhD, post-graduate professional doctorate of 6 years. It was introduced to improve clinical pharmacy services in India and it is the only pharmacy service which is in direct contact with patient health care system. The first batch of Pharm.D post baccalaureate students graduated in August 2011 and 1st regular batch graduated in June 2014. The Pharm.D degree requires five years of classroom and hospital based didactic study (two years didactic post-baccalaureate course), followed by one year of internship training in hospitals in addition to ongoing practicals and research project. With reference to Clarification on Pharm.D qualification,it is clarified to all universities that Pharm.D is a post graduate degree and passing students can directly register for Ph.D From 2012. Pharm.D is approved by PCI only and MCI do not recognize this course in India. After the Amendment in August 2019,It is compulsory for hospitals to develop DIC(drug information centre).This DIC will be headed by a Pharm.D Holder. Another Cadre is created known as Clinical Pharmacist. The only and minimum required Educational qualification for this cadre is Pharm.D The Clinical Pharmacist must also assist the physician and medical representative to promote the wellness and correct use of medications.
Pharmacy is a paramedical field and you better knowing about it, deals with all the direct and indirect aspects of medicines from development of new molecule to launch in the market.
Just clear with your thought as Pharmacy is nevertheless than MBBS or other degrees. Though there is less recognition of pharma field in India till now but still pharmacist have great career opportunities.
They can enter in the field of R&D, F&D, production, clinical research, IPR, regulatory affairs, sales, marketing, lectureship and many more. One will never find these much career choices after their graduation.
One thing we let you know that Pharmacists are higher salaried professionals in US and other foreign countries, where pharmacists are allow to practice clinical pharmacy. They have statutory system in which patient is diagnosed by physicians or doctors (which is there exact responsibility not to prescribe drugs) and then the patient sent ahead to pharmacist with diagnosis report. Pharmacist is allow to prescribe the patient and normally who charge more than physician.
In India also the same course called as PHARM.D is introduced before one and half year only. So you are in the safe hands of career beginning. Although till now there is not a exact recognization of clinical pharmacy in India but it is sure that you have the greatest & the brightest career in US after you clear the NAPLEX and may be in future the India come arise with higher prospectus for the course.
And PCI also trying hard on the question about scope of Pharm.D in India. But for till date Pharm.D has precious respect in US.
Diploma in Pharmacy (often shortened as DPharm or DPharma) is an entry-level tertiary pharmacy credential. It is obtained following two-year of training. Students can enroll in the course after successfully completing higher secondary education in science stream with physics, chemistry and either biology or maths as subjects. After obtaining the diploma, registration with the pharmacy council is required to be a registered pharmacist. A D.Pharm holder can also enroll for a professional (undergraduate) degree course of Bachelor of Pharmacy via lateral entry scheme.
A diploma holder can be employed as a registered pharmacist in a hospital or pharmacy dispensing drugs and pharmaceuticals. It is mandatory that at least one person employed in a pharmacy be a qualified and registered pharmacist.
Diploma in Pharmacy is a first stage of pharmacy in India. D.Pharm was introduced in India to develop base of pharma field in India. Like Bachelor course of pharmacy, D.Pharm also involves all the subjects which are related with pharma field.
Basically diploma is conducted on board level. PCI has established a unique syllabus for all the colleges in different states. It means that syllabus is same for diploma across the India.
2 years plus practical training of 500 hours spread over a period of not less than 3 months in Govt. Hospital/Pharmacy, Recognised by Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi.
The Faculty of Pharmacy (FPH) was earlier the MS Ramaiah College of Pharmacy that was established in 1992. The Faculty offers a 4-year undergraduate programme leading to the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree (B.Pharm.), a 2-year duration postgraduate programme leading to the Master of Pharmacy degree (M. Pharm.) and also a 6-year duration Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm. D).
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KLE Society’s College of Pharmacy was established in 1968 in the pleasant environs of J. N. Medical College, Belgaum, with the aim of providing quality education in pharmaceutical sciences. The courses started with, Diploma in Pharmacy (1968) followed by B. Pharm (1975), M. Pharm (1988), the Ph. D Programmes (2000), M. Sc. In Clinical Pharmacy (2013) and eventually Pharm. D (2014). The College of Pharmacy is run in a spacious well-equipped building of its own with hostel, library and sports facilities. The pharmacy curriculum is approved by, Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the UG programme is accredited by the NBA (National Board of Accreditation), AICTE, New Delhi up to December 2014. The institution is the constituent unit of KLE University, Belagavi, which is Re-Accredited by NAAC “A” grade by UGC, up to January 2021.
Established under aegis the of the Al-Ameen Educational Society in 1983, the College has been a nurturing ground for pharmaceutical professionals.
In keeping with its objective of providing the best possible pharmaceutical education, the College has built up a strong infrastructure. This comprises of highly knowledgeable faculty, most of whom hold doctorates and facilities that enable students to gain a contemporary education. Continuous interaction with industry is maintained to ensure that the learning program remains relevant to the changing trends in pharmaceuticals.