B.Pharmacy – an alternative to Engineering and Medicine courses | B.Pharmacy seats and colleges in Andhra Pradesh, qualifications, higher education courses, job opportunities
B.Pharmacy is the immediate alternative to Engineering and Medicine courses. Students of both MPC and BPC get admission into this course based on the EAMCET rank.
The role of pharmacists is important in safeguarding. the health of people. Earlier, the role of pharmacists was limited to counting tablets and capsules behind the counters of shops and dispensaries. But now the world has recognized the need of their services.
Central and state governments are allotting more funds to public health. They are undertaking many public health schemes and health insurance schemes. Medical tourism has developed in the country with the establishment of corporate hospitals with international standards. In addition to this, increase in the average lifespan of a person, diabetes, increase in number of patients of blood pressure, and increase in usage of medicine per person and rapid development of pharma industry are all creating a demand for B.Pharmacy candidates. The number of pharmacy colleges in Andhra Pradesh has also increased beyond expectations.
Earlier, candidates who finished Intermediate with biology and secured a good rank in EAMCET, used to join in MBBS or BDS. Likewise Intermediate Mathematics students used to join in IIT, B.Tech (Computers, Electronics).
The situation has changed now. As the job opportunities and higher education facilities have decreased, everybody is looking for a better alternative. B.Pharmacy 4 year course is a ray of hope.
Because of recession, lakhs of Software professionals, Computer Engineers, Banking, Textiles, Jute, Real Estate professionals worldwide has lost their jobs. But the effect of recession has not touched pharma field. So now many Intermediate students are eager to do this course.
Half of the seats in B.Pharmacy are allotted to Biology students and the other are allotted to Mathematics students. Except the management seats, remaining seats are allotted basing on the rank secured in EAMCET.