What to do after B. Pharmacy? | Career tips for B.Pharmacy students

What to do after B. Pharmacy? | Career tips for B.Pharmacy students

G-PAT results have been released. PG CET entrance test results are going to be released soon. In this scenario, let us know which course to choose and which specialization to choose, after B. Pharmacy.

There are increasing numbers of employment opportunities for B. Pharmacy graduates in India and foreign countries also.  But, those who have completed post graduation in pharmacy are getting better opportunities when compared to B. Pharmacy graduates. There are varied specializations in post graduation course after B. Pharmacy.

M. Pharmacy: This is two year course. In the first year of two semesters, theory and practical will be present. In the second year, project reports have to be submitted after conducting researches in college/Pharma industry/laboratory. There are ten kinds of specializations in M. Pharmacy. Among them, pharmaceutics, industrial pharmacy, pharmaceutical analysis are attractive branches or those which have more demand. Those who have studied quality assurance will have lucrative career opportunities in Pharma industry. Those who have studied pharmacy practice specialization will have employment opportunities in hospitals and as teaching staff in colleges.

In Andhra Pradesh, M. Pharmacy seats are given in government and private colleges based on rank in Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (G-PAT). Seats in M. Pharmacy which are left after giving for GPAT qualifiers will be given to the candidates who have qualified in PG CET.

There are 64 colleges in Andhra Pradesh offering M. Pharmacy. They offer nearly 1470 M. Pharmacy seats in them. There is a chance of increase of number of seats in M. Pharmacy this year.

Pharma-D (Post Bachelorette): There is no chance for B. Pharmacy graduates who have completed graduation after 2003 to take up job in Community Pharmacy in America. To surpass this difficulty, Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) has introduced six years Pharma-D course in India in 2008. It can be taken after completing intermediate.

For the convenience of B. Pharmacy graduates, three year Pharma-D (Post Bachelorette) course has been introduced. First batch of Pharma-D (PB) is going to pass out in the year 2011. In India, 53 colleges are offering Pharma-D course. Numbers of seats in them are 1590. Post Bachelorette Pharma-D course is offered by 27 colleges in India. Numbers of seats in them are 270. In Andhra Pradesh there are 19 Pharma-D colleges offering 570 seats and 6 Pharma-D (PB) offering 60 seats.

M. S Course:

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), BITS Pilani, Alliance Institute of Hyderabad and other institutes are offering M.S course with different specializations. As like in M. Pharmacy course, Pharmaceutics, industrial pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical analysis specializations have good demand in M. S also. Specializations of regulatory affairs and patents also provide good career opportunities.

Rank in GPAT is essential to get admitted into MS in NIPER. Along with it, one needs to get a rank in the entrance test conducted by the institute. In the same way, those who want to get admitted into BITS Pilani, Alliance Institutes needs to qualify in the entrance test conducted by those institutes.

As like in M. Pharmacy, students need to conduct researches and prepare project report in M.S also, after which only M.S degree is awarded.


Pharmacy graduates who have interested in marketing, international marketing, management fields can take up Master of Business Administration course. NIPER, Manipur Varsities are offering management courses in pharmacy.


M. Pharmacy, Pharma-D course candidates are eligible to take up PhD course. Students need to conduct research on any topic of Pharma field and submit the results in the form of thesis.

Special training in Pharmacy:

Those who want to get a job in Pharma industry after B. Pharmacy can get special training offered by Hitech institute with the help of NATCO Pharma, Hyderabad. This institute offers teaching by senior experts of famous Pharma companies along with practical training in Pharma industry. It is notable that Hitech institute is the only institute offering training in skills related to pharmacy field. Those who have got training in this institute have more chances of getting good employment opportunities.

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36 thoughts on “What to do after B. Pharmacy? | Career tips for B.Pharmacy students”

  1. i want to do phd in pharmaceutical analysis.i completed mpharm.does clearing csir ugc net exam enough to do phd in csir?

  2. i want to join clinical trails from u r institute can u guide abt the courses offered in u r inst and their fee details.

  3. sir, i m a b.pharma final year student n i m not so studieos now. but howevr i want to know that what it takes to crack GPAT n NIPER ent. exam if i could know …. definatly i will chang my self n will perform my best. thank you dear sir.

  4. sir i have completed my m.pharm in pharmaceutics ,
    can i have options in marketting or if b.pharm is sufficient , then what is my benefit of m.pharm in marketting ?

  5. Jobs in the field of Intellectual property is one of the best career option after B. Pharmacy. Global Institute of Intellectual Property (GIIP), a pioneer educational institute in the field of Patent & Intellectual Property Services is giving various career options B. Pharm graduates.

    Candidates can apply for the course of patent agent exam starting from 15th November 2010. The course will help them clear Indian Patent Agent Exam 2011 to become patent agent with Indian PTO.

    For more information call: 011-3088 4000, 93102 55573

  6. sir,i’m a b.pharm final year student .i want to opt pharmaceutical analysis/quality assurance for my masters .please suggest me whether going to U.S is good?

  7. I m pursuing B. Pharma. in final yr…………….
    I m very confused for my career so please tell me that When entrance exam for M.Pharma. of NIPER institute and detail about NIPER institute and its fees for M.Pharma.

  8. Hi, iam studyding b.pharma 3rd i need to know what r the career optioins after this course.
    can gudie abot ms in abrod . abot dhs i need required

  9. i’m complet b.pharma but not good jobs after b.pharma..its not good for as compare to other course

  10. Iam studying 3 rd b pharm 2nd sem now . i hearrd that ,After 3rd yr also entrance exams there to enter into m pharm /MBA /ms[pharma] please give informtion.

  11. I m studing 3rd year b pharma. please tell me about best pg course. how can apply for this and tell me about patent course?

  12. is there any courses other than Mpharm, MBA,MS……….after doing Bpharm which should have a bright future

  13. after b.pharmacy if u do pg diploma in clinical research.how will b the future.is there any use in dng that course.

  14. Dear sir i m a student of b.pharm 3rd year .i want to know which is the simplest way to go to u.k. After completing my graduation

  15. you are having many openings in research laboratories and industries at the same time we have many different training programs in different fields depending on your choice

  16. hello sir..
    i want to know how much salary is gonna provide to any m.pharm student specialized in industrial pharmacy??

  17. I wish to do patents and IPR but i hav not prepared for any entrance exams b.coz i heard dat il have to do LLB nd LLM is dat true or der is any course after b.pharmacy i m a finalyr. Student. Plz will u give me some tips td follow to do d same

  18. i m doing b.pharma from india(haryana) .i m actually intersted in doing master degree tn pharmacy profession from foreign.tell me which country is best for pharmcy studies and where i can also get part time job. during my studies.u please also tell me which entrance test i would have to qualify to get admission in foreign universties

  19. right now i m in 6 th sem i m very confused about what to do after graduation.
    My interest is in both management as well as doing m.pharma in chemistry..pls suggest one

  20. sir, iam studying in b pharmacy 2nd year could u pl tel me aftr completion of this course whatto doto get job,

  21. to look for jobs is there amy indian medical council exam is there to qualify and getjob in hospitals or drug companies


  23. hey, am siraj have given ma final year xms.. i came to knw a bit about the difrent sectors in pharm filed. bt am un able to decide which file it would b better to chose!

    if i go in to the manage magement fild i wold prefer hospital management, or els if pursue 4 mpharm il opt 4 analysis .. my q is what type of work i will be give if i go 4 mphrp[analysis], or if go 4 hospital management.. nd which one is beeter in case of haveing hansome salary!!
    nd i would like to knw a bit more about pharm.d also[ jst an over view]
    nd am doing indutrial traning in natco company will that help in any way?
    hoping 4 ur gud sugetions for the q nd apart from the q.

  24. Respected sir,
    i m in 3rd year Bpharmacy student and interested in Mpharmacy.i want to do master course in uk so plz guide me which exams i had to give and which university is the best.i want to do master in pharmacology and is my fav subject so scope after that.
    so plz grant my request n give me sum information.
    yours sincere,

  25. Respected sir,
    i m 3rd year bpharmacy student & interested in m pharmacy.so plz guide me which university is the best 4 admit.nd pharmacology is my fav. subject………….so plz give me sum infm.
    yours sincere

  26. Respected sir,
    i m 3rd year bpharmacy student & i m very much interested in research work.plzz suggest me something

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