Studying Pharmacy a Good Career Option in India.

by Rohit Kumar education consultant - MBA,BBA,PGDM and Executive

Pharmacy is art and science of medicines. It comes under paramedical sciences. A science student of senior secondary generally opts for pharmacy as a second choice after M.B.B.S. The course of pharmacy varies from two year diploma to a four year degree course. During this course, a future pharmacist learns about varied subjects such as pharmacology, drug jurisprudence, pharmacognosy, biotechnology, biochemistry, herbal technology,

The profession of Pharmacy has great potential. However, the role of pharmacist and his contribution to the society is not clearly understood in Indian subcontinent. This article would brief what this profession is bestowed with.

A pharmacist is a very significant link between doctors, nurses, and patients. They can work as community pharmacist in a drug store or a pharmacy. India has a population of 130 crores and 11.57 lakh doctors.  Such a large disproportionate doctor patient ratio has created the considerable role of pharmacist. He is always available to the patients to interact with them and sort their queries. In fact, the patients are very comfortable with pharmacist. They clear their doubts without hesitation. A pharmacist in hospital has a handsome salary and comfortable working shifts.

Indian Pharmaceutical Industry is growing and has provided large number of job opportunities to pharma professionals. The Pharmaceutical Industry flourishes on the basis of research of newer safer and consumer friendly drugs. Pharmacists are thus strongly motivated to carry out research activities. They are in high demand for research and formulation development of drugs.


India has become a centre for carrying out clinical research studies. Due to large number of population and needy people,  trials are being conducted on Indian population as subject. This has opened a new field for pharmacists for clinical and toxicological studies.


Biotechnological research has also added to the vibrant prospective to the pharmacist. Multinational research programmes involve Pharmacist and his knowledge about medications.

Increasing number of USFDA approved Pharmaceutical Manufacturing units, High import of generic drugs from India is a clear indication of Pharmacist growth and his future prospects. The profession of Pharmacy in India is versatile and growing .The job opportunities are increasing with   upcoming areas include Nuclear pharmacy, Psychiatric pharmacy and forensic Pharmacy. This is one of the most trustworthy Profession. A pharmacist is a pride of Healthcare system in India.


Dr. Kumud Madan (Associate Professor)
Lloyd Institute of Management and Technology (Pharm.)

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