Pharmacy is a great career option for anyone who is inclined towards making a career in healthcare. The undergraduate programme in pharmacy or B.Pharmacy has emerged as one of the most popular courses among biology students in the country due to its large scope.
What is the current scope of B.Pharmacy?
India is currently the second largest contributor to the global workforce of pharmaceutical and biotech industries. The overall Indian pharmaceutical industry was valued at around $ 33 billion in the year 2017. It is further expected to grow at a rate of around 15%.
A bachelor’s degree in pharmacy opens up a range of numerous lucrative career prospects for the students. The 4 year undergraduate program in pharmaceutical sciences prepares students for career in several fields such as drug manufacturing, drug administration, pharmacovigilance, research, etc. Moreover, pharmacy graduates can also start their independent practice as pharmacists.
What is the eligibility and admission criterion for B.Pharm course?
Science stream students (PCM and PCB) of both biology and maths branch are eligible to join a university for B.Pharmacy. Usually, top universities in India require at least 50% marks in Class 12th to seek admission into B.Pharm course.
Notably, results for Class 12th CBSE/State Board exams have been postponed amidst the coronavirus outbreak. Therefore, several top-ranked universities such as Shoolini University have also announced to offer provisional admission to their B.Pharma course on the basis of marks obtained in class 10th.
How to choose a top university for pursuing B.Pharma?
Pharmacy aspirants should look out for the following while choosing a university -
· Fee Structure
· NIRF Rankings
· Alumni Reviews
Since in the current circumstances, you cannot visit the universities due to the COVID-19 outbreak, you should conduct a thorough research on the internet and read through several reliable sources before applying to any university. If possible, you can also get in touch with the current and old students of the concerned department for more reliable feedback.
Which is the best university/college for pharmacy in Himachal Pradesh?
Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences is the best university for B.Pharmacy in Himachal Pradesh. NBA-accredited, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Shoolini University has been ranked 39th in Pharmacy in India in the NIRF rankings. It offers ample opportunities and facilities for research as well as top placements with leading pharmaceutical companies including Abbott, Cipla and Johnson & Johnson.
Moreover, if you are worried for Admissions 2020 in the current lockdown, you can reach out to universities on their websites and apply online.