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Pharmacy Education in India

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The job of a pharmacist is generally considered as a noble profession by all, as...
Pharmacy education in India. Pharmacy since inception has played a… | by  Rohit Kumar | Medium

The job of a pharmacist is generally considered as a noble profession by all, as it is closely connected with human life. Even though the nature and course of treatment that are required for buy online tramadol the patients are decided by a physician, the job of dispensing medicine comes under the responsibility of a pharmacist.

For carrying out this task in commendable ways, a pharmacist should be well versed with all the different aspects of medicine.
Pharmacy education in India has also fully embraced the changes that had happened in every part of the world. Presently a student who wishes to pursue the job of a pharmacist has got good options for gabapentin and tramadol taking up different levels of pharmacy education; the available levels of pharmacy education in India are Diploma, Under-Graduate, Post-Graduate and PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy).


According to an article written by the Vice-President of IPA in the ‘Pharma Times’ dated on March 3rd 2011 ‘the origin of pharmacy institutions in India dates back to 1899 in Madras’ and this institution was meant for ‘training of the pharmacists’ and ‘the statutory regulation of Pharmacy institutions in India was established with the enactment of the Pharmacy act 1948.’


As per the educational system followed in India, one has to get enrolled in any of the approved pharmacy courses that are conducted by the different Pharmacy Colleges which have got All India Council for Technical Education and Pharmacy Council of India approvals for becoming a professional pharmacist. Currently there are more than 1500 institutions in India that give various options of pharmaceutical studies and the syllabus is mainly centered on the requirements of the present pharmaceutical industry. These colleges cater the educational needs of almost 100000 students in each year. (These facts about the number of institutions and that of the number of students are taken from an article written by the Vice-President of IPA in the ‘Pharma Times’ dated on March 3rd 2011.)


As far as the pharmaceutical studies in India is concerned, students can opt for the 3 year Diploma course or the 4 year Degree course and if one is opting for the Diploma course, then after the completion of that course he or she can straightaway join for the Degree level under a special program. After the Degree course the student is eligible for pursuing the Master Degree in pharmacy. These days, many of the colleges have also started PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) course, which is an integrated course of six years and the student will be given a Doctorate Degree on successful completion.


KTN Drug House, which has got more than four decades of experience in the pharmacy line, has recently started their Pharmacy College in Kerala. You can get the relevant details of this college from

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