Thursday, March 14, 2019

Pharmaceutical: a growing career in India

M. Pharm programme in India
These days Chemistry lovers are having more career opportunities in India. The reason behind this is, the growing demand of pharmaceutics. Now after finishing school more young minds are opting for B. Pharm. Good salary & degree companies are also hiring students at the end of their course. In this scenario, M. Pharm course is also gaining relevance besides MBA. Along with other states, Pune is offering real good M. Pharm course. 

The scope of M. Pharm programme in India

In abroad pharmaceutics is equivalent to a doctor. India is yet to achieve this level. But growing medicine industry & the lack of knowledgeable executive have opened the new scope of the M Pharm programme in India.

Primarily people work in this industry are being called Medical Representative. But the work they take care of is much beyond the representation. Medicine, its composition, its usage, dosage, market everything comes under them. While people think after graduation MBA will be an added advantage to learn management & business, M Pharm course structure is all about these with a more in-depth study of the medical industry. Not only an MBA, but the M Pharm course is also competitive with MBBS. Any Pharmacology student can appear for clinical study.

Apart from working as a professional. M Pharm course provides with the opportunity of research & development, academic fields as well.

M. Pharm Programmes in India

M. Pharm offers a vast range of programmes. These are -
● Pharmacology
Pharmacology deals with biology. It is basically the study of drug action. More specifically it is the study of the interaction between a living organism & chemical.

Job opportunities - Drug researcher, pharma consultancy etc.
Salary - 25k - 45k

● Medicinal Chemistry
This course teaches to get involved with design, chemical synthesis.

Job Opportunities - Research, teaching.
Salary 20k - 40k

● Pharmaceutics

Pharmaceutics is the discipline of pharmacy. It deals with the process of turning new old drugs into a medication to be used safely and effectively by patients.

Job opportunities - Manufacturer
Salary - 15k - 30k

This deals with a natural product.
 Job opportunities - analyst, pharma research

this the practice of monitoring the effects of medical drugs after they have been licensed for use.
Job opportunities - data researcher
Sal-20k -  35k

Biotechnology or Microbiology
Biotechnology is biology involving living systems and organisms to develop or make products.
Job description - Microbiologist
Salary - 20k-30k

Hospital Pharmacy.
This subject enhances the ability to understand the retail business of medicine.

Job description - Retail pharmacy
Salary - 12k - 25k
Other than medicine industry there are numerous government & private opportunities which absorb pharmaceutics. The intelligence agency, forensic department, colleges, universities & many more.

Admission in Pharmacy Institutes in Pune

Though most of the state has Pharmacy college in the last 5 years, Pune is being the city of the best Pharmacy colleges. This state of Maharashtra right now has more than 15 pharmacy colleges. Some of the topmost institutions are

● MIT World Peace University
●  Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University
● Poona College of Pharmacy
● Sinhgad Institute of
● AISSMS College of Pharmacy
● Maharashtra Institute of Pharmacy 


The basic eligibility to apply for the M. Pharm is B. Pharm graduate. Candidate must sit for the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test( GPAT). It also requires at least 55% marks for general candidate, 50% marks in case of AC, ST or disabled person. But in the case of specialisation, some colleges keep a minimum 60% marks in graduation. On the basis of the GPAT score, one can apply to the above-mentioned colleges. 


Admission tests are held generally in May. For this year most of the colleges are holding the test in between a second & third week of May. The course starts in July. The session is July - May with two semesters.

The fees structure varies from institution to institution. Generally, it comes between 40 thousand, and 1.5 lac per semester.

M.Pharm is a two years course. The course is comprised of 4 semesters.



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