Postgraduate courses in pharmacy

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Post graduate courses in pharmacy

After completing b-pharmacy, following courses you could do if you are interested in higher studies.

M.Pharm M.Pharm (part-time) M.Tech (Pharm) M.S (Pharm) Pharma MBA Pharm.D post baccalaureate (three years programme with two years of study and one year internship or residency)

Entry into higher studies is done based on national level entrance exam, GPAT or university/ college level entrance tests or Interview or B.Pharm percentage GPAT ( Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test ) is the national level exam for B.Pharm graduates to join M.Pharm course in India. Earlier pharmacy paper was conducted along with engineering subjects in GATE, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. GATE was conducted every year on 2nd Sunday of February by one of the IIT, Indian Institute of Technology as organizing body. It is a prestigious exam and M.Pharmacy admissions were also made highly based on All India GATE ranks. Based on those GATE ranks stipends were also issued by the funding agencies like UGC, AICTE etc. But recently pharmacy paper was terminated from GATE in 2010 and hence a separate national level entrance test was conducted for pharmacy under the name GPAT, Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test for the first time in 2010. The organizing body was M.S. University of Baroda. Now all the admissions were taking GPAT as the criteria in the place of GATE. Some universities or colleges give admissions purely basing on GPAT rank. Some states conduct state level entrance tests like PGECET, KCET etc. and give admissions based on GPAT rank and state level rank. Even though a national level entrance test is being conducted most of the universities and colleges conduct their own entrance test and give admission in to M.Pharm based on both GPAT rank and university/college level entrance test. For ex. 70% weightage to GPAT rank and 30% weightage to local test. Even some colleges fill M.Pharm seats based on B.Pharm marks.

M.Pharm (part-time) eligibility: Graduation in Pharmacy with minimum 2 yrs of work experience (Supervisory / Executive) in Pharma industry.

M.S (Pharmacy) eligibility: B.Pharm pass or M.Sc (relevant subject) pass or BVSc or MBBS

Pharma MBA eligibility: B.Pharm pass or B.Tech chem. engg. pass or M.Sc chem. sci./life sci. pass Categories of admission into M.Pharm: ? Counseling - free seats to merit candidates, self finance ? Spot admission, NRI quota ? Reservations based on caste/ local vs non-local reservations/ special reservations like Physically Handicapped, Sports, NSS, Ex-serviceman etc.

M.Pharm Specializations: Pharmaceutics/ Pharmaceutical Technology (Formulations, Bulk drugs)/ Industrial Pharmacy Pharmaceutical chemistry/ Medicinal chemistry Quality assurance Pharmacology Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Pharmaceutical Analysis Hospital pharmacy Clinical research/ Clinical pharmacy Pharmaceutical management/ Pharma MBA Pharmaceutical administration Pharmaceutical marketing Drug Regulatory Affairs Pharmacy Practice Herbal drug technology General pharmacy Phytopharmacy and Phytomedicine Biopharmaceutics

Special PG courses: M.S (Pharmacy) ? Pharmaceutics/ Industrial pharmaceutics ? Pharmaceutical analysis ? Pharmaceutical analysis and quality control ? Pharmacology and toxicology ? Medicinal chemistry ? Natural products ? Traditional medicine ? Biotechnology ? Pharmacoinformatics ? Biotechnology ? Pharmacology and toxicology ? M.Sc Clinical Research ? M.Sc Applied Pharm. Analysis ? M.Sc Applied Pharm. Microbiology ? M.Sc Applied Pharm. Bioinformatics

M.Tech ? M.Tech Biotechnology ? M.Tech Biomedical Engineering ? M.Tech Bioprocess technology

Miscellaneous ? MBA (biotechnology) ? Master's in Public Health ? Master of Health Administration ? Master of Hospital Administration Admission to M.Tech and M.Sc courses is done based on the entrance examination and/or interview conducted by respective institutes. E.g., JNU entrance examination, IIT Delhi, IIT khargpur, IIT Bombay, INIPER, Chandigarh.

M.Pharm (part-time) ? Pharmaceutics ? Pharmacology ? Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Additional courses: Diploma and PG Diploma courses ? PG diploma in advanced clinical research ? PG diploma in clinical data management ? PG diploma in clinical research ? PG diploma in clinical trial management in hospitals ? PG diploma in pharmacovigilance ? PG certificate in clinical research for nurses ? PG diploma in clinical research specialization in business development ? PG diploma in clinical research specialization in quality assurance and audit ? PG diploma in regulatory affairs ? PG diploma in drug design ? Masters Diploma in Business Administration (Pharma Marketing) ? Masters Diploma in Business Administration (Dual Specialization with Pharma Marketing) ? Executive Masters Diploma in Business Administration (Pharma Marketing) ? Masters Diploma in Pharmaceutical Marketing Management ? PG Diploma in Pharmaceutical Marketing ? Advance Diploma in Pharmaceutical Marketing ? Diploma in Pharmaceutical Marketing ? Diploma in Hospital Administration ? Professional Diploma in Pharmaceutical Management ? Diploma in Pharma Marketing Management ? Certificate courses

Multidisciplinary areas: Groups, Civils, Bank jobs etc. MBA via entrance tests like MAT, ICET, IGNOU OPENMAT, CAT, XAT, SNAP, JMET etc.

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Author: Eswar GsnkRao

I am serving as Asst.Professor at VNIP and working towards my Ph.D . I would love to help pharmacy students (Yes ! GPAT also) and share whats happening in Pharmacy Colleges world. You can ckeck my GPAT Quizzes (FREE to practice) and book chapter about Pharmacy Courses in India (and jobs after courses)

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