M Pharmacy (Master of Pharmacy) is a postgraduate degree of 2 years duration in the field of pharmaceutical science. Students with a deep interest and aspiration to enter the pharma industry usually pursue this specialize course.
Admission is done on the basis of MPharma Entrance Exams such as GPAT, OJEE, HPCET, etc., and students who have completed a B Pharmacy course can easily go for this master level course.
There is a huge scope of job opportunities and there are many career prospects which one can go for after this course across various sectors.
Pharmacy is a wide field that is concerned with health and chemical sciences. It involves training that makes effective and safe use of pharmaceutical products. It also deals with manufacturing and quality control of pharma drugs & similar products.
The skills and knowledge required for dispensing and preparing medicinal drugs and other chemicals make the pharmacy graduates widely demanded.
The specialized fields in which pharmacy students can forge a flourishing career are medicinal pharmacy, nutrition pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics, cardiovascular pharmaceutics, pharmacognosy, oncology pharmacy, pharmaceutical analysis, pharmacy practice, psychiatry pharmacy, nuclear pharmacy and infectious disease pharmacy.
M Pharmacy Job Sectors
Students can find relevant jobs and positions in both the private sector and government sector. The opportunities of research posts are more in government sectors.
The different fields where pharmacy graduates are hired in are:
- Pharmaceutical Companies
- Health and Welfare Provincial Research Council
- Production Units
- Fermentations Units
- Department of National Defense
- Various Health Centers
- Educational & Research Institutes
- Food and Drug administration
- Sales and Marketing department for pharmacy
- Drug Control Administration, etc.
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M Pharmacy Jobs & Salary
There are a number of job positions that are specifically for MPharm students. They are mentioned in the table below along with the salary associated with the post.
|Job Position||Average Salary||Highest Salary|
|Pharmacist||INR 2.5 LPA||INR 4 LPA|
|Pharmacotherapist||INR 5 LPA||INR 8 LPA|
|Medical Representatives||INR 2.73 LPA||INR 5 LPA|
|Clinical Research Associate||INR 3.5 LPA||INR 7 LPA|
|Regulatory Affairs Associate||INR 3.3 LPA||INR 5.49 LPA|
|Research Scientist||INR 6.67 LPA||INR 15 LPA|
|IP (Intellectual Property) Analyst||INR 5.49 LPA||INR 7.32 LPA|
|Quality Control Manager||INR 7.06 LPA||INR 10.1 LPA|
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M Pharmacy Top Recruiters & Companies
The following are the top recruiters of Master of Pharmacy students in India:
- Sun Pharmaceuticals
- Dr Reddy's Laboratories
- Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
- Abbott India
Students can also be self employed and set up their own medical or druggist shops to forge a successful career. There is an option of going for a PharmaD course as well to obtain expertise in one field of pharmaceutical science.
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