M. Pharma: Specialisations, Best Colleges and Career Opportunities

Pharmacy courses in India are getting more popular among students because of lucrative job opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry. The industry is growing rapidly and so more colleges have started to provide courses in the field of pharmacy. Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharma) is a post-graduate academic course in the field of pharmacy. Students of M. Pharma study about health & chemical sciences and they become pharmacists, primary health professionals and pharmaceutical experts.


M Pharm is a two years course in India. Eligibility for getting admission in M Pharma is a B. Pharma degree from a recognised institution with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and good score in entrance exam. The course has several specialisations in the field of pharmacy. Just have a look at various M Pharma specialisations offered in Indian pharmacy colleges.

M.Pharm Specialisations
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Clinical Pharmacy
Clinical Research
Herbal Drug Technology
Pharmaceutical Technology

Best pharmacy colleges in India
Universities and institutions offering pharmacy courses select candidates based on the GPAT score or individual entrance exams such as the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) JEE Entrance and Kerala CEE Entrance exam. The top pharmacy colleges in India are:

Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani
NIPER, Mohali
BITS Hyderabad
Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
Manipal University Pharmacy College
Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Research
University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Punjab University
BIT Mesra, Ranchi
Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering, IT-BHU
University College of Pharmaceutical Sci, Kakatiya University, Warangal

Job opportunities
After completing M. Pharma, students can seek employment in private or government organisations. Industries such as Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Biotechnology and manufacturing industries provide job opportunities in the following field:
Drugs control department
Quality Assurance
Regulatory department
Clinical Research
Hospital Pharmacist
Research Agencies
Food and Drug Administration

The salaries are very attractive in these fields. One may start anywhere between INR 25-35k per month and it may go up to lakhs. In addition to the job prospects in India, there are also many job options in abroad also. International companies offer good remuneration packages to M Pharma candidates. M Pharma graduates can also work as professors in reputed universities. Students, who are willing to pursue higher education, can go for Ph.D in Pharmacy through GATE and other entrances.

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