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Pharmacy is the branch of health sciences that deals with the preparation and dispensing of drugs. Its aim is to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. Pharmacists are the experts and health professionals who have done their studies in medicines. They can use their knowledge of medicines for the benefit of patients.
The pharmacy field can primarily be divided into three disciplines:
As per the World Health Organization (WHO), there are approximately 2.6 million pharmacists and other pharmaceutical personnel all over the world. Pharmacy is one of the popular fields among the students. Education in pharmacy varies from one country to another. In India, the academic courses in the field of pharmacy start from diploma level to doctoral level.’
after 12th one can go for pharmacy courses. and age should be 17 at the time of admission in pharmacy course.
Eligibility is the most important factor that every candidate has to satisfy to be eligible for any course. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria for the pharmacy course in which he/she is interested to take admission.
Most of the colleges provide admission through entrance exam. Various states regulate its own entrance exam for granting admission. Admission into postgraduate pharmacy courses is done through the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT). It is the famous national level entrance exam which score is accepted by maximum pharmacy institutions. In Telangana state, TS Polycet is conducted for the students who want to pursue a Diploma in Pharmacy from the colleges of Telangana.
In India, there are many private and government-owned pharmacy colleges. Before taking admission, make sure that the college is approved by All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) and Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), New Delhi.
Tuition fees for pharmacy varies from 20 thousand per year to 1 lakhs per year.
Career Scope & Job Opportunities in Pharmacy field are huge. Due to the opening of large pharmaceutical companies, the future in the field of pharmacy is bright. Numerous jobs are available for pharmacists in government as well as private organizations. After completing your studies, you can easily find jobs in pharmaceutical industries, government departments, colleges and universities, hospitals, investigation and research institute etc. Pharmacists can practice in community pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, psychiatric hospitals, and regulatory agencies. Sales & Marketing job sector also hire the maximum number of pharmacy graduates. One can also work in retail stores of medicines. After registering with the state Pharmacy Council, you can open chemist/drug shop and sell medicines as per doctor’s prescription.
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