Deepika Narwal Updated On: 17 Jul, 2019 12:13 IST
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The Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is conducted by the NTA (short for National Testing Agency) for admission to various pharmacy colleges across the country. Candidates who qualify in the entrance exam will become eligible to apply for admission to Master of Pharmacy (M.Phama) programmes offered at GPAT 2020 participating institutes/colleges. The participating colleges /institutes of GPAT 2020 are the colleges where the score of the entrance exam will be accepted and successful candidates will be considered for admission. The GPAT score is accepted by all AICTE-approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges. There are more than 916 approved pharmacy colleges/institutions/universities in the country.
Candidates can check the GPAT 2020 post the examination. But before checking the cut-off, they must check the GPAT result to see their score and rank. It is to be noted that candidates have to apply for the admissions separately and there is no common counselling conducted for GPAT 2020. Therefore, the GPAT participating institutes 2020 will release their individual cut-offs and shortlist the candidates on the basis of those cut-offs. The GPAT participating institutes invite the candidates for further rounds such as seat allotment, verification of documents based on their GPAT 2020 scores.
There are many things that the candidates should keep in mind while selecting the pharmacy institutions after clearing GPAT 2020 examination. Take a look at some of the following factors that could be considered while shortlisting the colleges/institutes.
Search and Compare Accredited Colleges
It is very important to search for an institution, which is recognized and affiliated from renowned authorities. The advantage of studying in a college, which is affiliated to a University, is that it creates a strong foundation for students by providing concept clarity and basic knowledge about a particular subject.
If students have an opportunity, then they should visit colleges to get an idea of the campus ambiance. The students who are unable to go the campuses can get an idea of an institute’s culture by looking online to see what resources and student groups are there in that college/institute.
Population of Students
When choosing a higher education institution/colleges, it is important to check the institution’s demographics. This will help you get an idea about the school’s student population. Also, you must check the ranking of the institutes/colleges where you wish to apply.
It is another important factor that must be kept in mind while selecting an institute/college. Always compare top-rated institutes/colleges in terms of their fee structure and then choose the one that suits your needs.
Before selecting the institutes/colleges, candidates must check the academic environment of that institute, whether or not they have enough facilities such as libraries, computer labs, and art studios. Candidates should also try to find out the ratio between the full-time faculty and the visiting faculty.
Applicants must also keep the distance in mind while selecting the institutes/colleges. A shorter distance will help the applicants reach the institute on time and will also assist them in avoiding the travelling effort.
Visit the official website of GPAT 2020.
Click on ‘GPAT 2020 Accepting Score’ tab, on the homepage of the official website.
The list of Participating Colleges/Accepting Score of GPAT 2020 is available.
The next step is to check the cut-offs of the desired participating colleges.
At the time of filling the application form for GPAT 2020, candidates can select their desired college/s and course/s.
Candidates can also select more than one college at the time of form filling.
Candidates must lock their selected choices by clicking on the ‘Submit’ tab.
Below are some important points that candidates should know about the participating colleges/institutes of GPAT 2020.
Before selecting the participating institutes/colleges, candidates must check the eligibility norms, placement, faculty and facilities of the college.
While selecting the college, candidates must do some research regarding the background of the college, year of establishment and number of batches passed keeping in mind the above-mentioned pointers of ‘How to Choose a college’.
After the announcement of GPAT result, the participating institute releases its own cut-off.
The selection of the candidates for the considered college/institute will be based on the marks secured by the candidate.
Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad
Andhra University, Vishakhaatnam
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Raebareli
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Kolkata
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Ahmedabad
Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai
SLT Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bilaspur
|Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai||Government College of Pharmacy, Bengaluru|
Disclaimer: This list is non-exhaustive. There are more institutions across the country where you can apply based on your score and the cut-offs of those colleges.