Whether your objective is to improve your knowledge, advance your job prospects, or make a contribution to the healthcare industry, pursuing a Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) degree can offer a variety of advantages and opportunities. The following are the main justifications for choosing to pursue an M.Pharm degree:
1. Specialised Knowledge: An M.Pharm degree goes into more complicated pharmacy topics, giving you specialised knowledge that can prepare you for more challenging employment in the pharmaceutical sector.
2. Employment Advancement: An M.Pharm degree can greatly increase your employment options. In pharmaceutical businesses, hospitals, research institutions, and academia, you can be qualified for higher-level roles.
3. Research Possibilities: If you’re interested in doing research, an M.Pharm degree can provide you the information and skills you need to create new drugs and treatments, enhance already-existing ones, or influence public health policy.
4. Patient Impact: Pharmacists are essential to the delivery of healthcare. You might be in a better position to have a good impact on patient care if you have an M.Pharm, whether it’s through direct patient contact or treatment-improving research.
5. Lifelong Learning: New discoveries and technologies constantly advance the pharmacy industry. Your commitment to lifelong learning is fostered by getting an M.Pharm, which keeps you abreast of these advancements.
The modern pharmacy field includes the following disciplines:
Specializations in M.Pharmacy
After passing the B. Pharmacy with a minimum of 50%, students enrol in the two-year M. Pharmacy programme. For newly graduated chemists, the initial wage is between 15,000 thousand and 25,000 thousand per month. With the proper training and the right institution, M. Pharmacy has a strong future in India. There are several disciplines in which the M. Pharmacy specialisations are offered.
This area of study relates to the creation of pharmaceuticals and the technologies employed in their manufacture. The scope of a Master of Pharmacy in pharmaceutics includes drug formulation, formulation and excipient research, production, and regulatory affairs for pharmaceuticals. Starting salaries can be lower, possibly between 20,000 thousand and 30,000 thousand per month. But good companies with greater pay can hire you because of your experience.
Pharmaceutics – This area of study relates to the creation of pharmaceuticals and the technologies employed in their manufacture. The scope of a Master of Pharmacy in pharmaceutics includes drug formulation, formulation and excipient research, production, and regulatory affairs for pharmaceuticals. Starting salaries can be lower, possibly between 20,000 thousand and 30,000 thousand per month. But good companies with greater pay can hire you because of your experience.
Pharmacology – This is a subject that never gets old. After earning your M. Pharmacy in pharmacology, you have a wide range of career options, from clinical hospitals to pharmaceutical firms. You can work in pharmaceutical market research firms, clinical trials or patents, pharmacy consulting, pharmaceutical research, pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, or pharmacovigilance. Jobs centred on consulting and research are more satisfying. The greatest wage for this speciality ranges from 25,000 thousand to 50,000 thousand per month, depending on the institution and the candidate’s qualifications. With this speciality, there is considerable potential for professional progression.
Pharmaceutical Chemistry – This is one of your top choices if you’re interested in the study and analysis of innovative medications. A M. Pharm in medicinal chemistry can be used to generate new treatments as well as work in research, quality control, and analysis domains. Ii is also in high demand in the classroom. With starting pay ranging from 20,000 thousand to 45,000 thousand per month, there are considerable chances for career progression.
Pharmaceutical Analysis – The pharmaceutical analysis is a branch of chemistry, which involves the series of process for the identification, determination, quantitation, and purification. This is mainly used for the separation of the components from the mixture and for the determination of the structure of the compounds. The different pharmaceutical agents are as follows:
Based upon the determination type, there are mainly two types of analytical methods. They are as follows:
Career Scope in various fields after M. Pharm
Academics – Good scope in government sector universities as well as in private pharmacy colleges.
Research – A good scope in research that involves drug discovery, formulations research, clinical research and bio-safety studies etc. Scope is always good for deserving candidates. Work pressure is moderate as you mostly work in R&D of well established companies. Future scope is good for deserving in India as well as foreign countries. Work Location is mostly metro cities of states.
Emerging Fields – There are other emerging scopes like Consultancy, Market research, clinical trials, pharmacovogilance after M. Pharm. Market Data research field predict the demand and supply trends, pharmacovigilance involves safety studies after launch of drug in the market. Consultancies are specialized in providing professional advises to Pharma companies for improvement of their performance. These fields pay good starting salary and good career growth for the deserving. Job Location is generally in and around metro cities of Delhi , Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai.
Quality Control – Quality assurance; quality control of the drug and adherence to guidelines is mandatory for industry. Job Location varies from small companies to MNC’s in small and metro cities. M. Pharm in pharmaceutical analysis and diploma in quality control after M. Pharm provides you better scope.
Production – You can get jobs in Pharma manufacturing Industry. The starting salary may be less in small company but in future you can get growth into bigger companies. Scope in production is better than teaching after M. Pharm. in pharmaceutics. A diploma in regulatory affairs will enhance your skills and scope in good job. Work pressure may be high in small companies with long working hours. Work location could vary from small towns to big cities.
Regulatory affairs – In regulatory affairs you have to prepare dossiers for exporting drugs into foreign countries. The scope in regulatory affairs is better than teaching. You can pursue courses related to your work to enhance skills and future opportunities. Work pressure varies with the regulatory requirements of company for time to time. Job location could vary from industrial locations in small towns to big cities.
Medical Devices Industry – As number of medical devices companies are less in India, the scope is somewhat lower than pharmaceutical production. You can get good salary after some experience in this field. Work pressure is high. You can find this type of jobs in industrial locations in small towns or big cities.
Government Sector – After M. Pharm, no specific Government jobs rather than drug inspector or pharmacists in government organizations. You can also give various common graduation based exams like SSC and UPSC. In states where pharmacist cadre exists, masters degree help in quicker promotion. A Drug inspector has starting salary from 50 to 65 thousand per month. The salary of Pharmacist may vary state to state. In central government, railways and ESIC hospitals, the starting salary is about 45000 which become more than 55 thousand after two years probation.
Other Fields – The other careers like marketing, Government jobs opportunities, starting own company, medical store etc may be opt after graduation or post graduation.
Final words – Scope after Master of Pharmacy finally depends on three things: Institute reputation, Individual skills, subject of specialization. Further, the certification courses in patent, clinical trials, regulatory affairs, HPLC etc. and good communication skills increase your chances to get job at better place.
Duration: 2 years
|30 seats: 67% of the total seats are filled by IKG PTU through CET/Counselling and 33% of the total seats are filled by college.
|B. Pharm. degree of Punjab Technical University or any other recognized University with minimum 55% marks in aggregate.
|Minimum 17 years (on or before 31st December of the admission year)
|As per IKG PTU
(Courses mentioned above are approved by PCI New Delhi, Govt. of Punjab and are affiliated to IKG PTU Kapurthala)
Special Merit Scholarships For Students
Khalsa College management committee will provide a Special Merit Scholarship to the brilliant students on the basis of their performance in Board Examination.