Careers after class 12: Pharmacy

Industry: Medical

What is Pharmacy ?

Pharmacy is the clinical health science concerned with the preparation and standardization of drugs. Pharmaceutical science links medical science with chemistry in working for the discovery, synthesis, analysis, disposal and control of drugs and medications. Pharmacy requires a competent knowledge of drugs, their mechanism of action and a proper understanding of the treatment and pathological process. Pharmacy has three primary disciplines-pharmaceutics, pharmacognosy and pharmacy practice. Pharmacology, pharmacoinformatics and pharmacogenomics are also considered more diverse disciplines of Pharmacy.

Job Description

  • Responsibilities of a pharmacist include reviewing prescriptions and compounding and dispensing prescribed medications
  • Monitoring patients’ drug therapies, advising interventions and educating patients on the dosage and side effects of medications
  • Conducting health and wellness screenings and providing medical assistance (injections/temperature/blood pressure)
  • Collaborating with health care professionals to evaluate and monitor patient-effectiveness

Eligibility and Courses
Class 12

Science stream with physics, chemistry and biology/mathematics

Under Graduate Courses

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma.)
  • Diploma of Pharmacy (D.Pharma.)

Career Profiles

Career Profiles Pharmacy

Top 5 Institutes for Pharmacy courses

1. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Varanasi

Value for Money- 4.4/5

Bachelor Courses- Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma.)

Tenure- 4 years

Website: https://www.iitbhu.ac.in/ 

2. Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University

Value for Money- 4/5

Bachelor Courses- Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma.)

Tenure- 4 years

Website: http://www.dipsar.ac.in/ 

3. Birla Institute of Technology (BITS) Pilani, Rajasthan

Value for Money- 4/5

Bachelor Courses- Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma. Hons.)

Tenure- 4 years

Website: https://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/ 

4. Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Karnataka

Value for Money- 3.8/5

Bachelor Courses- Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharma.)

Tenure- 2 years

Website: https://manipal.edu/mcops-manipal.html 

5. Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi

Value for Money- 3.6/5

Bachelor Courses- Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharma.)

Tenure- 2 years

Website: http://jamiahamdard.edu/ 

Career Progression

Career Progression Pharmacy

Pay

Pay Pharmacy

Expert View

Paul Dudley White“We know from our clinical experience in the practice of medicine that in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, the individual and his background of heredity are just as important, if not more so, as the disease itself.”

— Paul Dudley White,
American physiologist and cardiologist,
advocate of preventive medicine

Tu Youyou“My choice of learning pharmacy was driven by my interests, curiosity, and a desire to seek new medicines for patients.”

— Tu Youyou,
Chinese pharmaceutical chemist and malariologist

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