Pharmacy: Why Pharmacy, Courses, Jobs, Eligibility, How Can you Apply & More!

What is Pharmacy?

The word Pharmacy derives from the word “Pharma“. This word had first used in the 15th-17th century. Pharmacy is a branch of medical science which deals with the science and techniques of preparing and dispensing drugs. The study of medicines and drugs in terms of their usage most securely and effectively is known as Pharm. A person who practices Pharmacy is called a Pharmacist. The duties of a Pharmacist include explaining the usage and medical aspects of a medicine or a drug to the patients as per the instructions received from a doctor. 

Why Pharmacy?

Pharmacists are the specialists and health professionals who have done their studies in medicines. They can use their knowledge of medicine for the advantage of patients. The pharmacy field can primarily divide into three disciplines Pharmaceutics, Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacognosy and Pharmacy Practice. Below we have mentioned some reason why you choose pharm courses:

  • Offers you to work Directly with Patients
  • It is a Unique Approach to Healthcare
  • It Offers a Wide Variety of Career Opportunities
  • You will work with State-of-the-Art Technology
  • Get benefitted from the Demand for Pharmacists
  • Fulfil the desire for Flexibility in Career Choice
  • Helps in Building Relationships with Others

Pharmacy Courses

Pharmacy courses are available at diploma level, undergraduate level, postgraduate, doctoral levels and Eligibility Criteria with duration.

D. Pharm (Diploma in Pharmacy)12th-grade graduates with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Biology subjects. candidates must be 17 years old at the time of admission in D. Pharm.2 years
B. Pharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy)12th-grade graduates with Physics and Chemistry as a compulsory subject along with one of the Mathematics / Computer Science / Biotechnology / Biology subjects and must obtained 50% marks in qualifying examination.
Minimum 17 years of age and maximum 23 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission.
4 years
M. Pharm (Master of Pharmacy)Candidates must pass in Bachelor in Pharmacy (B. Pharm) course with not less than 50% marks is required to be eligible for this course.
For SC/ST, there is no minimum qualifying marks.
2 years
Pharm. D (Doctoral of Pharmacy)Eligibility criteria for this course are 12th-grade graduates (10+2) with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with Mathematics or Biology.6 years
(including 1 Year of internship)
PhD in Pharmaceutical SciencesCandidates must have a master’s degree in relevant discipline like pharmacy, science and engineering with the minimum percentage of 55% of marks in their master’s degree.
for SC/ST candidates, they need 50% of marks to apply for this course.
3 years


Have you recently completed your B. Pharm and Looking for M. Pharm Specializations…

Pharmaceutical ChemistryPharmaceutical TechnologyPharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance
Clinical PharmacyPharmaceuticsPharmacy Practice
PharmacognosyPharmacologyPharmaceutical Marketing Management
Quality AssurancePhytopharmaceuticals and Natural productsDrug Discovery and Development
Medicinal ChemistryBulk DrugsDrug Regulatory Affairs
BiopharmaceuticsIndustrial PharmacyFee Structure

Admission Procedure

Admissions in the Diploma, UG and PG Pharm courses done through the entrance exam. The pharmacy colleges’ entry to Pharmacy programs done through the Graduate Pharm Aptitude Test (GPAT). Below we have mentioned some state-level entrance name for admission to pharm colleges. 

  • KCET
  • MH CET
  • Delhi CET

Job Description

Job Possibilities & Career Scope in Pharmacy field are enormous.  Various jobs are available for pharmacists in government as well as private organizations. Due to the availability of huge pharmaceutical companies, the future in the area of pharmacy is bright. After finishing your education, you can surely find employment in pharmaceutical industries, colleges and universities, government departments, hospitals, investigation and research institute etc.

Job Title

  • Dispensary Manager
  • Hospital Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Dispensary Pharmacist
  • Community Pharmacist
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Consultant Pharmacists
  • Medicines Safety Manager
  • Senior Clinical Pharmacists
  • Medicines Management Technician

Average Salary

In India, the opening salary of pharmacy graduates varies from range from Rs. 15000/- to Rs. 25,000 a month. The average salary for a Pharmacist is Rs 2,01,945 per year. Those candidates owning their medicine shop will be able to make more. In the US, the pay would be in the range of USD 40,000 and USD 120,000 annually after one year of experience.

Job Skills and Requirements

  • Accuracy
  • Integrity
  • Diplomacy
  • Ability to Priorities
  • An Analytical Mind
  • Computer Literacy
  • Financial Acumen
  • Management Skills
  • Science & Math Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Communication Skills

Top Pharmacy Colleges 

Here in this section we have mentioned some best Pharmacy College colleges. Let’s checkout.

  • Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  • Panjab University, Chandigarh
  • SRM College of Pharmacy, Kattankulathur
  • JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty
  • JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore
  • Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
  • Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Ahmedabad
  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Hyderabad

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Frequently Asked Questions

A- RM Group of Education was established in 2008.Q- Is a pharmacist a doctor?

A- Technically, pharmacists can call themselves doctor if they have earned a pharm. Doctor.

Q- Does the pharmacy have scope in India?

A- After B.Pharm and with some Job experience one can apply for Drug Inspector and Pharmacist government Jobs exams. The scope of pharmacy varies in India.

Q– Which is better Pharm. D or B. Pharm?

A- Both are undergraduate courses. Pharm D stands for doctor of pharmacy and it is a 6 year academic program. Hence, Pharm D is actually better than a B. Pharm degree.

Q– Is NEET compulsory for pharmacy?

A- No, NEET is not compulsory for pharmacy. Candidates can also apply directly to the college.

Q- When does RM Group of Education established?

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Q- What does RM Group of Education do?

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Q- How many courses RM Group of Education deals with?

A- RM Group of Education engages in 120+ courses, including top courses like engineering, law, medical, Ayush, pharma, dentistry etc.  

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