Cauvery College of Pharmacy

First of all, let us know “What is Pharmacy?”
The word pharmacy is derived from the word “Pharma“. This word had first been used in the 15th-17th century.

“Pharmacy is the branch of health sciences that deals with the preparation and dispensing of drugs. Its aim is to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs”.

Pharmacists are the experts and health professionals who have done their studies in medicines. They can use their knowledge of medicines for the benefit of patients.

The pharmacy field can primarily be divided into three disciplines:
• Pharmacutics
• Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacognosy
• Pharmacy Practice
As per World Health Organization (WHO), there are approximately 2.6 million pharmacists and other pharmaceutical personnel all over the world.

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Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm)

After 10+2, what are the available courses after 12th in pharmacy field?
Pharmacy is one of the popular field among the students. Education in pharmacy varies from one country to another. In India, the academic courses in the field of pharmacy starts from diploma level to doctoral level.

  • Course Duration - Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm) – 2 years
  • It is the diploma in pharmacy. The minimum qualification of 10+2 is required.
  • It must be passed with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Biology subjects.
  • For admission to this course, candidates must have completed 17 years of the year of admission.
  • Note: D.Pharm (Diploma of Pharmacy) holders are eligible for admission into B.Pharm (lateral entry).
  • Undergraduate Courses:

    • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) – 4 years
    • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) Lateral Entry – 3 years
    • Pharm (Hons.) – 4 years
    • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Ayurveda) – 4 years

  • It is the bachelor’s degree in pharmacy that can be taken after passing 12th/intermediate examination.
  • For this course, candidates must pass 10+2 with Physics and Chemistry as a compulsory subjects along with one of the Mathematics / Computer Science / Biotechnology / Biology subjects and must obtained 50% marks in qualifying examination.
  • Minimum 17 years of age and maximum 23 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission.
  • Note: D.Pharm (Diploma of Pharmacy) holders are eligible for admission into B.Pharm (lateral entry).
  • Specializations:

    Have you recently completed your B.Pharm and Looking for M.Pharm Specializations!!
    Various specializations are available in M.Pharm programme. You can choose any of the specialization as per your interest. Students have choices to opt specialization in master’s and doctoral pharmacy courses.
    Specializations are as follows:

    • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    • Pharmaceutical Technology
    • Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance
    • Clinical Pharmacy
    • Pharmaceutics
    • Pharmacy Practice
    • Pharmacognosy
    • Pharmacology
    • Pharmaceutical Marketing Management
    • Quality Assurance
    • Phytopharmaceuticals and Natural products
    • Drug Discovery and Development
    • Medicinal Chemistry
    • Bulk Drugs
    • Drug Regulatory Affairs
    • Biopharmaceutics
    • Industrial Pharmacy

    Career Scope

  • Career Scope & Job Opportunities in Pharmacy field are huge. Due to the opening of large pharmaceutical companies, the future in the field of pharmacy is bright.
  • Numerous jobs are available for pharmacists in government as well as private organizations. After completing your studies, you can easily find jobs in pharmaceutical industries, government departments, colleges and universities, hospitals, investigation and research institute etc.
  • Pharmacists can practice in community pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, psychiatric hospitals, and regulatory agencies. Sales & Marketing job sector also hires maximum number of pharmacy graduates.
  • One can also work in retail stores of medicines. After registering with the state Pharmacy Council, you can open chemist/drug shop and sell medicines as per doctors prescription.
  • Job Profile
    • Consultant Pharmacists
    • Clinical Pharmacist
    • Dispensary Manager
    • Dispensary Pharmacist
    • Community Pharmacist
    • Hospital Pharmacist
    • Medicines Safety Manager
    • Medicines Management Technician
    • Pharmacy Assistant
    • Senior Clinical Pharmacists
    • The pay package depends upon the qualification, location and experience of the candidate. In India, the starting salary of a pharmacy graduates ranges from range from Rs. 15000/- to Rs. 25,000 a month. The average salary for a Pharmacist is Rs 201,945 per year. Those, owning their own medicine shop will be able to make more.
    • In US, the salary would be in the range of USD $40,000 and USD $120,000 annually after one year of experience.