Master of Pharmacy [M.Pharm] is a postgraduate course in the field of pharmacy. This course deals with the aspects related with pharmacy. It is concerned with the division of health and chemical science which ensures the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drug. The duration of Master of Pharmacy [M.Pharm] is 2 years spread over four semesters.
The minimum eligibility for this course is a recommended minimum score of 50% in Bachelor of pharmacy from any recognized university or equivalent. The average tuition fee of Master of Pharmacy [M.Pharm] ranges from INR 50,000 to INR 1 lakh in government colleges and INR 2 lakh to 5 lakh in private colleges. Usually an entrance test is taken for the purpose of admission in this course. Most of the colleges accept the scores of relevant entrance test. After that an interview round may follow for selection process.
The demand for pharmacy graduates is rising rapidly. It is widespread in areas like government departments, teaching hospitals, research institute, universities and pharmaceutical industries. After completing this degree one can get an average annual package of 3 to 5 lakh.
Students with a strong liking for medicines and life sciences can excel at this course. The students who hold a keen interest in pharmacy should look no further than this course. An appealing personality and a lot of patience is a pre requisite for this course. The students with ethical awareness and interpersonal awareness can opt for this course. A sense of responsibility and strong logical thinking are other attributes which go well this course. Students with analytical thinking and patience can take this course and further develop themselves. This course suits well to the students who look for a fulfilling career in supporting health service of the country. Aspirants with excellent communication skills and a flair for convincing people are always welcomed in this course. Candidates with numeracy as their strongest suit are tailor made for this course.
For admissions in Master of Pharmacy [M.Pharm], the most common path goes through entrance exams. Most of the universities accept scores of GPAT. After entrance, the candidates may have to undergo a counseling process as per the specific requirement by university. Some of the universities follow this process by and personal interview. The scores at each stage are accumulated according to respective weights and candidates are selected on the basis of final score.