General Prospects of Pharmaceuticals in India


The profession of pharmacy has an intense connection between medical sciences and the more advanced health sciences. The pharmacy sector is getting advanced and it is growing with time. With every passing year, modern and innovative techniques are being found out to prevent and control diseases. The pharmaceutical industry plays a major role in saving the lives of thousands of people in general.

With the rise in the numbers of pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, orphanages and nursing homes etc, students of pharmacy have great prospects within the field of education as well as in terms of career prospects. Much more details about the general prospects of pharmaceuticals in India are given below.

Education requirement

Students need to have a pass in standard 12 with more than 55 percent marks. The diploma course can be pursued after this. Those who wish to enhance their knowledge in this area can go for the bachelor degree in pharmacy (B.Pharm). This 4 year long program will provide aspirants with sufficient information about pharmaceutical and the many methods for the manufacture of drugs.

What are the choices available?

The Masters in Pharmacy course can be pursued by candidates if they wish to go for higher education. Pharmacy graduates can also opt for the PG course in biotechnology- especially if it is there desire to work as research scientists. Diploma holders can get work as technicians. Those who have a PG, PhD or M.Phil degree can get work in the area of management and quality control.

Firms such as Biocon and Ranbaxy etc shall takes in professionals of this field. Large multi-specialty hospitals and R&D labs in our country and abroad too recruit students of this field. The remuneration got by a person in this field is very much depended on the qualification and the work experience.

Admission to this course

Admittance to the B.Pharm or D.Pharm program is done on basis of the rank secured by aspirants in the state or University level admission tests. After the completion of this graduate level program, one can go for the M.Pharm course and the PhD program after that.

Job Prospects available

A professional pharmacist can take up jobs with many sectors. They can work as Drug Therapist, Research Officer or with Pathological Labs. A few other career options available for students of pharmacy encompass:

  • Pharmacist
  • Hospital Drug Coordinator
  • Health Inspector
  • Preparing Prescription to Patients
  • Drug Inspector
  • Chemical / Drug Technician
  • R&D
  • Scientist
  • Bio-tech Industries

Students of pharmacy can start their own shops after they enroll themselves with the State Pharmacy Council.



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    There is any recruitment for microbiologist post in the pharmaceuticals in India