Duration: 6.0 yrs |Mode: Regular|Avg. Fees: 4,50,000 / Year
155 (Courses) 121 (Institute)
Doctor of Pharmacy, also known as PharmD, is a professional degree programme that is essential for candidates who want to practice pharmacy. The programme covers uses, production and application of medicines with respect to the disease that the patient is suffering.
There are two levels of the PharmD programme. Candidates aspiring for this programme can apply at graduate as well as postgraduate, i.e. those who seek a career in pharmacy can apply for PharmD after 10+2 and even after completing graduation. The two PharmD courses are as follows:
The programme prepares the candidates to understand the clinical as well as commercial uses of medicine. A brief understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of the disease is also offered by the programme in the final year of the progamme.
PharmD 6-year programme:
PharmD Post-Baccalaureate programme:
Note: The minimum marks may vary from institute to institute
Admission to both the programmes is done on the basis of entrance exam conducted either by the central medical authorities, state or universities.
Merit lists are prepared on the basis of score of candidates in the entrance exam basis which list of applicants shortlisted for PharmD course is released. Some popular PharmD exams are:
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry
Pharmocology – 1
Pharmacognosy and Phytopharmaceuticals
Pharmacotheraputics – 1
Pharmacotherapeutics – 2
Pharmacotherapeutics – 3
Pharmacotherapeutic Drug Monitoring
Candidates have to pursue internships or training includes postings in special medical units. Students have to provide clinical pharmacy services to the allotted wards independently. Training is done for:
The PharmD course offers a good return on investment as there are a lot of jobs available after completion of the programme. Candidates can practice as a pharmacist at government as well as private hospitals. Jobs are also available at NGOs working in the health domain, especially in rural areas.
High paying jobs are also available in the pharmaceutical industries and pharmacy institutes. Candidates can also take up business opportunities and start their own pharmacy stores to provide medicines to patients and doctors.
Salaries or income in this industry varies from Rs. 3.5 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh per annum, depending on the job or scale of business that the candidate has started. Pharmacies can earn up to Rs. 16 lakh per annum depending on the quality and the location of the store.
Delhi University Arts , Delhi University Science are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) courses.
Following are some of the top colleges offering Pharmacy courses : Birla Institute of Technology (Ranchi) , Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Manipal) , L. M. College of Pharmacy (Ahmedabad) , Madras Medical College (Chennai) , JAMIA HAMDARD (New Delhi). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) or not.
The average fee for PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) is INR 4,50,000 per year.
PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) is a 6 year course.
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