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Institute of Pharmacy, Navi Mumbai


There are many options available with a career in Pharmacy making it an all in all lucrative and rewarding career.

The following are the list of areas where Pharmacists can be found working:

Higher Education

Pharmacist possessing D. Pharm (Ist Class in second year) qualification can go for B. Pharm (Direct IInd year admission), or passed with second class may get admission to first year B. Pharm., after completion of B. Pharm the candidate can do M. Pharm and Ph. D in pharmaceutical sciences.

Retail Pharmacy

The retail pharmacy is the general pharmacy that dispenses prescribed medications to the public. Pharmacists have knowledge about both prescription and non prescription drugs. There are many retail pharmacy chains. As well, pharmacists can own and manage their own retail pharmacy. A diploma or degree holder in Pharmacy, after registering with the State Pharmacy Council, can set up and run their own pharmacy or chemists and druggists shop to stock and sell medicines and dispense them according to physician’s prescriptions. In a retail Pharmacy he has varied duties, including buying and selling of related items demanded by the public.

Community Pharmacy

A pharmacist can be found working in a community pharmacy which is a privately owned pharmacy that helps patients by dispensing both prescribed and non prescribed medications. They can provide assistance with community service organizations that help in-home patients get their required medications and medical information. They also assist physicians with drug information and dosages.


In a hospital, pharmacists assist doctors with the ingredient, dosage, and effects and side effects of specific medications for patients. They also educate patients about the medications that they are taking. Pharmacists are basically a part of the hospital health care team.

Pharmaceutical Industry

In the industry, there are a plethora of departments functioning which help the pharmacist seeking the right kind of job. Research & Development (R & D) formulations, bulk drugs, Clinical research, Drug safety, regulatory affairs, Quality Assurance (QA), R & D, analytical forms the various sections of a pharmaceutical Multi National Companies. Business development is yet another area which is an opportunity for exploring the techno-business potential in a candidate.

Prospects are also available in sales promotion work as medical representatives (MR). The medical representatives keep the medical practitioner informed about the new drugs and treatments developed by various pharmaceutical companies and thus indirectly promote their sales.

Opportunities in other fields

Apart from the above mentioned options, also job avenues for a pharmacist are with government departments, investigation and research institutes, etc. Drug control administration and armed forces also offer a wide spectrum of opportunities to pharmacists.
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