How to make a career in pharmacy field, tell about the course and institute
Health is also among the fastest growing sectors at this time. The sector has gained momentum due to Corona. Medical, paramedical and business related to this sector is developing rapidly in this sector. The field of pharmaceuticals related to this is also being considered as big opportunity at this time. People interested in searching or developing useful medicines that can benefit in various diseases can make a career in this sector by taking various courses related to pharmacy sector
Courses and eligibility
Diploma in Pharmacy (DPharma)
It is a two-year (four-semester) diploma course. For this, students should have 12th pass in science stream.
Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharma)
It is a four-year (eight semester) undergraduate course. For this, students should have 12th pass in science stream.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)
It is a four-year (eight semester) graduation course. In addition, a six-month required clinical internship is also required. For this, students should have 12th pass in science stream.
Master of Pharmacy (MPharma)
This is a two-year postgraduate course. For this, students should have BPharma.
After 12th: BPharma, BPharma Lateral Entry, Diploma in Pharmacy, Bachelor of Physiotherapy
For specialization in pharma research, candidates can get admission in institutions like NIPER i.e. National Institute of Pharma Education and Research. There are also courses like PG Diploma in Pharmaceutical and Health Care Marketing, Diploma in Pharma Marketing, Advance Diploma in Pharma Marketing and PG Diploma in Pharma Marketing, whose duration is between six months to one year. The eligibility for admission to these is BSC, BPharma or DPharma (according to the course).
Career opportunities are here
Research and Development
The scope of pharmaceuticals is also quite wide. Here, work related to the discovery and development of new medicines can be done. The R&D sector can be divided into categories such as generic products development, analytics R&D, APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients) or bulk drug R&D. They all have their own super-specialization.
This is an important branch of this field. Molecular biologists, pharmacologists, toxicologists or medical investigators may be employed in this area. Molecular biologist studies gene structure and protein use in medical and drug research. Pharmacologist studies the effect of medicines on human organs and tissues. Toxicologist testing to measure the negative effects of drugs. The medical investigator is involved in the process of development and testing of new medicines.
Hospital pharmacists are responsible for storing, stocking and distributing medicines and other medical aids, whereas in the retail sector, pharmacists should be able to run a pharmaceutical business, acting like a business manager.
Under this, research about newly launched medicine is how safe and effective it is. There is a clinical trial for this. Many foreign companies are coming for clinical research in the country. Drug screening work involves testing new drugs or formulations on animal models or conducting clinical research.
This is an important function of the pharmaceutical industry. In addition to research and development regarding new drugs, there is also a need to ensure that the results of these medicines are being reported, safe, sustainable and in line with the expectation.
Banding and sales
After pharmacy degree, the student can pursue a career in sales and marketing of drugs and medicine. Apart from the sale of the product, marketing professionals also keep an eye on the market competition for which product has more possibilities in the market, according to which planning is done.
It is related to the process of testing and development of new medicines. Hospital pharmacists are responsible for stocking and distribution of medicine and other medical related materials. In the retail sector, pharmacists have to do pharmaceutical business while acting as business managers.
Major Institutes –
College of Pharmacy, University of Delhi, Delhi
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi
Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak
Guru Jambeshwar University, Hisar, Haryana
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali, Punjab
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Chandigarh
University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh
Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai
Note: – Apart from this, there are other institutions.