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Pharmacy Admissions: For M.Pharm & B Pharm courses in India
Pharmacy is a promising course for those who seek alternatives to medicine. It comprises of subjects mostly related to medicine.
However there are some differences as the course orients towards proper drug procurement methodology, proper delivery into the affected site in the body and also enhancement of drug's safety and efficiency.
The course can be perceived at the basic level of Diploma in pharmacy (2yrs)
B. Pharm course at graduation level (4yrs)
Pharm.D course at graduation level for 6yrs.
M.Pharm course at post graduation level.
PhD in pharmacy as doctoral level degree.
For any of the above courses there are required entrance exams to be qualified but you can still perceive them with minimum eligibility grades and required funds to pay the fee if you can afford for.
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B Pharmacy admission & courses
B. Pharm course as mentioned earlier is a 4 yr graduation level course which can be perceived directly after 10+2 i.e PUC or intermediate education. The minimum require grades are 50 to 60% in 10+2.
Different states have their own entrance exam or interview meant for admission into Engg. and medicine courses after 10+2 which are also meant to fill up B.Pharm seats.
The courses is offered in many colleges both Government institutes and Private educational institutes. The fee structure is low in govt institutes while it is expensive in private institutes. Look out for institutes with good and sufficient faculty and facilities including placement service.
The course covers subjects like Human anatomy & Physiology, Drug oriented inorganic and organic chemistry, Bio-chemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacognosy (natural drugs), Pharmacology, Medicinal chemistry, Pharmaceutical engineering, Marketing, Physical pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacy-Jurisprudence, Pharmaceutics etc.
For a list of career or job options after Graduation (B Pharm) and post-graduation (M Pharm) in pharmacy see the page linked beside.
M Pharmacy courses
M. Pharm course is of 2yrs duration. It is offered for B.Pharm graduates with at least 50% grades in the score at graduation.
The course is demanding and highly competitive or demanding. So it is expensive and also less offered by institutes in comparison to B.Pharm courses. So getting an M.Pharm admission with less fee and also scholarships is desirable. In India this course is offered by some top most Universities and institutes. Besides you can avail MHRD scholarship of Rs. 8000/- if you qualify GPAT entrance exam conducted by MS University, Baroda.
The courses offered at M.Pharm level are aimed towards specialization in particular pharma sector like Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical analysis, Pharma-Quality assurance (QA), Pharmaco-informatics, Pharma toxicology, Pharma-MBA, Clinical pharmacy, Pharm D (3yrs) etc.
Recommendations for M Pharm admission
The best option to perceive M Pharm course is through GPAT qualification to get Scholarship and also eligibility to apply for universities and institutes which offer M Pharm course at nominal prices. The institutes which offer M Pharm admission at nominal price (below Rs.1 lakh per entire course) in India with all India students eligible to apply are.
1. Banaras Hindu University.
2. National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and research (NIPER). with campuses at Mohali, Hyderabad, kolkata, Ahmedabad, hajipur.
3. MS University Baroda.
4. Dr. Harisingh Gour University Sagar, Sagar University-Sagar.
5. Punjab University (PU)- Chandigarh.
6.Guru Ghhasidas Hindu vishwa vidhyalaya. (Rs. 50,000/ semester)
7. Jamia Hamdard (pharmacy department)
8. BITS at Pilani & Ranchi campuses. Has become expensive presently (above Rs-2.5 lakhs per course).
9. L. M. College of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad
10. Debrughar University.
11. Bombay college of pharmacy
12. DIPSAR, New Delhi
13. M.D University Rohtak.
14. Bharati Vidyapeeth University.
The conditions are very favorable now to get free seat or inexpensive seat due to influx of many NIPER branches.
If you wish to spend money for your admission then there are lot of options and list of few well renowned institutes are
1. Manipal academy- Manipal
2. Nirma college of pharmacy-Gujarat
3. JSS college of Pharmacy-Mysore & Ooty. (Mysore branch best for Clinical Pharmacy)
4. Geetham a deemed university-Guntur.
5. Bharati Vidyapeeth deemed university-Pune.
And for state wise colleges to get your M Pharm admission in nominal rates its advisable to appear for PG CET exams conducted in different states.
These private institutes provide good education and even may make provisions for you to receive MHRD scholarships from GPAT qualification. This can help you a bit financially but enquire about the provision availability there before you join the institutes.Check out for a list of Recognized M.Pharm offering colleges in India.
You may also need to enquire about the specialization branches offered there and also provisions for industrial exposure by means of project during the education. The institute can be more preferable if they are chances of placement offers after the course completion.
Pharma admissions abroad
Many B Pharm graduates have an inclination to perceive their M.Pharm or Masters program in abroad preferably in USA and Europe. For this they are required to clear exams like GRE, TOEFEL etc.
There are guys who did well in GRE to get an admission with full covered fellowship for both fee and stay there. This can be exiting if you are one of them. But chances have become tough due to heavy competition and also recession.
Some of them may be required to avail Bank educational loans for perceiving their course in abroad. So they try to pay of their loans by working there. Any how it may be worth the exposure if they can make into good careers there..
But after long observation of these students who went in the past, it appears that many don't complete their course in time and try to spend time in earning a few dollars a day with an intention to make good value in return in their natives based on currency conversion factor.
SO don't get yourself stuck there by not completing the course and not getting a good job there.
Thanks and all the best for your admission into pharmacy courses.........
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