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Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology - Pharmacy College - Approved Intake - 100
The candidate must have completed the age of 17 years on or before 31st December in the year of admission.10+2 passed or appearing candidates with Pure / Bio science background from any recognized board in India can apply, subject to allotment of seat through WBJEE or JEE(Main) of the current year. Admissions to any of our programmes offered are strictly following the guidelines of West Bengal University of Technology.
The modern pharmacist is an expert in medicines who has well developed clinical and interpersonal skills and ensures that patients receive the right medicine, in the right dose, at the right time, for the right reason.
This course aims to develop an understanding of how the body works, the effects of disease, how drugs are made, delivered to and affect the body and, importantly, how to ensure that patients get the maximum benefit from medicines with the minimum incidence of side effects.
In our day-to-day life pharmacists play important role, as they are very much into research and manufacture of drugs. As a pharmacist, one has to comprehend the composition and effect of drugs. Thus, pharmacy is closely associated with scientific study.
India being a huge nation of over a billion population, diseases both minor and major have been a curse upon the weak and the poor. In the previous centuries and almost till the middle of the 20th century killer diseases such as acute respiratory infections, diarrhea, tuberculosis, cancer, measles and anemia etc. have been affecting thousands every year. With the advancements in medical science most of these diseases have been brought under control, with the help of highly powerful antibiotics and other life saving drugs. This is where pharmacy steps into and fill the void.
The pharmacists are involved from the invention of a drug molecule in the laboratory to the administration of the drug to the patients and even tracking its after effects. On its way from laboratory to the patient the drug has to pass through different phases like research and development, animal experiments, clinical trials on human beings, formulation development, manufacturing, quality control, quality assurance, sales and marketing, after sale surveillance, jurisprudence and ethics. In all these phases the pharmaceutical technologists are involved.
Pharmacist as a professional has to deal with dispensing of medicine and counseling the patients and advise other health care providers regarding every detail of the medicine to make the action of a drug safe and effective.
India has a vast and growing pharmaceutical industry which has shown remarkable sustenance on the face of recent global economic recession. Pharmaceutical companies all over the country are offering a vast space for B.Pharm. candidates to be absorbed. Multi National Companies (MNCs) both from Indian origin or abroad are engaged in production, sales, export or import of their drug molecules or formulation products. Some of the stalwarts in this sector are Dr.Reddy's Laboratories, Ranbaxy, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Glaxo, Biocon, MSD, Wockhardt, Torrent Pharmaceutical Ltd. etc. to name a few. The wide variety of job-opportunities offered by the pharmaceutical industries in India are production, sales and marketing, quality control, quality assurance, ware housing and regulatory affairs.
Increasing number of hospitals, both in government as well as private sector, and nursing homes require hospital pharmacists for dispensing medicines to the patients and advise and inform doctors, nurses and other health care staff regarding the medication. Various government departments like Railways and Defense, ESI recruit pharmacists for their departmental hospitals.
They can find positions as Drug Inspectors, Drug Controllers in Government Sector. They can start their own business, such as retail medicine shop, wholesale business or pharmaceutical industry.
B.Pharm. degree is a good launching pad for higher studies. It provides the basic qualification for Master's degree in different specializations of Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Clinical Pharmacology, Biomedical Instrumentation, Bioinformatics, Business Administration (MBA), etc.
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