Drug Controller - How to become a Drug Controller?


The role of a drug controller is inevitable in the health related fields. They ensure quality and safety of drugs and monitor the collection and supply of these drugs at controlled prices. There are many colleges and universities providing undergraduate, post graduate and even research level courses for students who wish to take up a career as drugs controller. Many students are attracted towards this profession due to the pay structure and job satisfaction they get from this profession. Those who wish to pursue a career in this field can take up their job in Central Drugs Standard Control Organizations (CDSCO), health departments of various institutes, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Narcotics department etc.

Qualifying Exam

Candidates need to pass the test conducted by the UPSC or PSC for building up a career in the government sector. Private sector companies also conduct their own examination to select the most appropriate candidate as drug controller. The role as a drug controller brings in reputation among others.

Who is eligible to apply?

The candidates need to be graduates in the respective field. Masters degree in Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry or Pharmacy is a must. The candidates with experience as drug control or related field are preferred. Those with research background have better job opportunities and their pay is relatively high as compared to others in the same field.

Key points in the process

  • Should be a graduate in the respective field
  • Post graduation in the respective field is a must
  • They should have knowledge about drugs and cosmetics act which deals with manufacturing and testing drugs.
  • They should deal with problems related to import and export of drugs.
  • Experienced candidates in the related field are given preference.

Skills required for a drug controller

Drugs controller need to have good knowledge about drugs and their manufacturing. They play an important role in manufacturing, testing and import and export of drugs. They need to be keen and vigilant. They should possess decision making skills. They also need to be good in communication. They need to have professional skills which are very important for the development of drugs. They also need to possess managerial skills along with leadership skills.



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7 Responses to “Drug Controller - How to become a Drug Controller?”

  1. 7
    vinay patidar:

    i am studying Pharm D ( doctor of pharmacy )
    it is a PG course
    sir i wanted to ask that can i give entrance exam for drug controller ?
    or is ther any other process or way to give entrance exam for drug controller ?

  2. 6
    vinay patidar:

    i am studying pharm D ( Doctor of pharmacy )
    it is a PG course , i want to ask tht after compliting pharm d will i able to give entrence exam for drug controller ?
    or is there any other process by which i can compete for drug controller exam ?

  3. 5

    i am microbiologist and i have 6 year experience in pharma field and i want to attempt the exam of drug controller. can i do?

  4. 4

    Please inform next drug inspector or drug controller exam in 2012 year

  5. 3

    when will be the drug controller examination notification is released how to know those details then what about the syllabus

  6. 2
    umesh dimri:

    when will competitive exam come for drug controller? how to prepare means what to do or not to do?

  7. 1

    i want to know about drug controller exams detail?
    which examination is required?details about drug controller examinations?