Pharmacy is the clinical health science that links medical science with chemistry and it is charged with the discovery, production, disposal, safe and effective use, and control of medications and drugs. Pharmacists are required to hold a doctoral degree in pharmacy, they are not medical doctors or physicians.

Names Pharmacist, Chemist, Doctor of Pharmacy, Druggist, Apothecary or Simply Doctor
Education required Doctor of Pharmacy, Master of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Diploma in Pharmacy
Related jobs Physician, Pharmacy technician, toxicologist, pharmacy assistant, other medical specialists
Activity sectors Health care, health Science ,chemical science

Diploma in Pharmacy is a 2 years long career-oriented, diploma course. Students who wish to pursue a long term career in the medical field of pharmaceutical sciences, starting in entry-level positions.



Diploma in Pharmacy Course Eligibility:-

Diploma in Pharmacy course must fulfill the following eligibility criteria.

  • The candidate must have passed Class 12 or equivalent from a recognized board.

  • Students must have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Mathematics as compulsory subjects.

  • The candidate must have a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC ,differently abled, and other categories.

  • Get a good score in Class 12 exams.

Which are the top Diploma in Pharmacy Colleges in India?

  • Government College of Pharmacy, Karad

  • Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, New Delhi

  • JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore

  • Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi

  • Dr D Y Patil Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Pune

  • Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal

  •  Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy, Bangalore

  • Integral University, Lucknow

  • Madurai Medical College, Madurai

  •  Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar

  •  Government Pharmacy College, Bangalore

  • Christian School of Pharmacy, Allahabad

  • LM College of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad

  • Sri Aurobindo Institute of Pharmacy, Indore

  • Dr DY Patil College of Pharmacy, Pune

  • Bihar College Of Pharmacy, Patna

  • MIT WPU School of Pharmacy, Pune

  • Jaipur National University, Jaipur

  • MET Institute of Pharmacy, Nashik

  • The Oxford College of Pharmacy, Bangalore

  • East Point College of Pharmacy, Bangalore

  • Geetanjali Institute of Pharmacy, Udaipur

  • Gahlot Institute of Pharmacy, Navi Mumbai

  • MET Institute of Pharmacy, Mumbai

  • Sri Venkateshwara College of Pharmacy, Hyderabad

  • Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Rajpura

  • Bharathi College of Pharmacy, Mandya

  • Shri Guru Ram Rai University, Dehradun

Bachelor of Pharmacy(B.Pharma) is a four year undergraduate program in which students study the methods and process of preparing drugs and how does the dispensing of medicine and drugs take place. The students those are interested in the paramedical field can choose this course after the completion of class 12th (PCM/B). B. pharm syllabus – including health care & biochemical science.

Bachelor of Pharmacy Highlights:-

          Course Level


Full Form

Bachelor in Pharmacy


4 Years

Examination Type



Class XII with 55-60% with Science subjects. D Pharma (For lateral entry into second year of B Pharm)

Admission Process

Merit and Entrance Examinations

Distance Education


Job Positions

Drug Safety Associate, Medical Writer, Clinical Research Associate, Pharmaceutical Scientist, Drug Inspector, sales and marketing Positions in Pharma/ Biotech firms, etc.

Top Bachelor of Pharmacy Colleges in India:-



Jamia Hamdard University

New Delhi

Institute of Chemical Technology


Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS)


Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences


JSS College of Pharmacy


Annamalai University


Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda


Amrita School of Pharmacy


Birla Institute of Technology


SRM Institute of Science and Technology


Banasthali Vidyapith


Poona College of Pharmacy



Pharm (Master of Pharmacy) Master of Pharmacy or M. Pharm is a two-year postgraduate pharmacy course for those who seek research and high-level jobs in the field of pharmacy. The candidate should have passed Bachelor in Pharmacy with minimum least 55% marks (50% in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying Examination.

                                   MASTER of Pharmacy Highlights:-

Course Name Master of pharmacy
Short Name M.Pharm
Level Postgraduate
Duration 2 Years
Exam Type Semester
Eligibility The candidate should have passed Bachelor in Pharmacy with minimum least 55% marks.
Career Opportunities Drug Inspector, Pharmacist, Chemist, Biochemist, Molecular Biologist, Toxicologist

Which are the top MASTER in Pharmacy Colleges in India?

  • Government College of Pharmacy, Karad

  • Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, New Delhi

  • ICT Mumbai – Institute of Chemical Technology

  • Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune

  • Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai

  • Madras Medical College, Chennai

  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata

  • Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal

  • Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy, Bangalore

  • Integral University, Lucknow


Pharm D is short form of “Doctor of Pharmacy.” It is the professional pharmacy doctoral program. In India, it is a total six years program after 10+2 or D. Pharm which includes five years of academic study and one year of internship.It is slightly different than M. Pharm (Pharmacy Practice).

Course type Doctorate
Duration 6 years
Examination Type Semester wise
Eligibility 10+2 with minimum 50% marks with science stream
Admission process Entrance exam
Job Position Pharmacists, drug experts, retail pharmacists, hospital pharmacy director, hospital staff pharmacists, clinical pharmacists, etc.


Chandigarh university Chandigarh
NIMS university Jaipur
Manipal college of pharmaceutical sciences Manipal
JSS college of pharmacy Udhagamandalam
LM college of pharmacy Ahmedabad
Goa college of pharmacy Panji
Poona college of pharmacy Pune
MM college of pharmacy Ambala
SRM University of technology Kanchipuram
Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed university Pune