Top Institutes taking GPAT Scores: From 2019 onwards, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has been conducting the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) on computer-based mode. Earlier, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was the exam conducting body for GPAT. With the number of GPAT applicants skyrocketing each year, it is essential for aspirants to be well versed with the top institutes taking GPAT scores. After clearing GPAT exam, often candidates get confused about which institute is the best choice for them. Hence, it is important to know your options before jumping into a decision which will affect your academic as well as professional life. Most pharmacy institutes consider GPAT scores during admissions. Some examples of the same are NIPER, Jamia Hamdard, Panjab University, Jadavpur University, etc. Read on to find out more about the top institutes taking GPAT scores.
The Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is a national level entrance examination for candidates aspiring for admission to various M. Pharm courses into AICTE approved institutes. It is an online exam for 3-hour duration taken by over 35,000 candidates every year. GPAT 2020 will be conducted all over the country in around 58 cities. Candidates are required to answer 125 MCQs carrying a maximum of 500 marks.
Knowing the top institutes considering GPAT 2020 scores for admission will help candidates choose the one which fits them best. Given below is the list of the top 10 institutes admitting students according to their GPAT scores:
Name of the Institute
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research SAS Nagar
Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya
Sagar, Madhya Pradesh
Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth University
ISF College of Pharmacy
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Bombay College of Pharmacy
1. National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research SAS Nagar
NIPER is the foremost national level institute in pharmaceutical sciences in the country. It has been proclaimed as the 'Institute of National Importance' by the Government of India. NIPER Mohali opens admissions to various PG courses like M.Pharma, M.E/ M.Tech, M.B.A, etc. along with Ph.D. As per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2018, NIPER Mohali holds the top spot among Pharmacy institutes in India.
Eligibility and Qualifying Exam: Candidates who score at least 60% marks or 6.75 CGPA can appear for the GPAT or NIPER Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) which will be the screening process for finalized candidates.
Candidates aspiring for GPAT 2020 will be able to fill the GPAT application form to be available from November 1 till November 30, 2019. The GPAT registration requires the basic information including contact details, education details along with uploading of some important documents. The GPAT application fee is Rs. 1400 for a General/ Non-creamy layer OBC male and Rs. 700 for the rest.
GPAT is an online exam which is conducted once a year for M.Pharmacy aspirants all over the country. Candidates are required to answer 125 MCQs for 500 marks within the time duration of 3 hours. Like NEET, there will be negative marking as 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response, as provided under GPAT 2020 exam pattern.
Alumni Fund Fee
Hostel admission Charges
Caution Money (Refundable)
Hostel Rent = Rs. 3,000.
Electricity Charges = Rs. 2,000.
*Same as M.S/M.Tech/M.Pharma.
At the time of admission= US$ 11000
At every subsequent semester= US$ 10000
Self-financing Foreign National Students
Same as M.S/M.Tech/M.Pharma
*Same as M.Tech/M.S/M.Pharma
Foreign National Students
At the time of admission= 20420 (US Dollars)
At every subsequent semester= 14883 (US Dollars)
Project cost (Ph.D. Scholars)= 2150 (US Dollars)
2. Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
Jamia Hamdard is a private institute Deemed to be University situated in New Delhi, India. Although it started off small, Jamia Hamdard has surpassed other institutes due to its development in the field of medicine and improvement in the faculty. Admissions to M. Pharm courses are based on candidate's score in the GPAT exam. According to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2019, Jamia Hamdard bags the first place among Pharmacy institutes in India.
GPAT for M.Pharmacy
Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or other recognized examination
GPAT qualified candidates are given preference
*For consideration under the Sponsored category, candidates should have a two year
full-time work experience in a registered firm/industry/educational institution.
* Students are allowed to submit the course fee semester wise, which will be 50% of the Annual Fee
3. Panjab University, Chandigarh
Established in 1882, Panjab University has been accredited with a CGPA of 3.35 on a 4-point scale at A Grade valid for a period of 5 years from 25/06/2015. Panjab University offers B.Pharma and M.Pharma degree courses along with other UG and PG programs. The programme of M. Pharm has a duration of 2 years for all disciplines wherein, candidates with a valid GPAT score are preferred.
*Non-GPAT candidates will be considered for Self-Finance courses, only if the seats remain vacant
after admitting all GPAT-qualified candidates. Provided that, their overall percentage of B. Pharm. marks is not less than 60%.
Maintenance/ user charges
Contribution to funds
1st Installment to be paid at the time of Admission
M.Pharm in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance
M.Pharma in Pharmaceutical Analysis
4. Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Founded in 1955, Jadavpur Univerity ranks 10th among universities according to Careers360’s ranking methodology. It opens admissions to a number of courses including B.Pharma and M.Pharma.
Category (A) – GPAT
Category (B) – Sponsored
5. Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar
Formerly known as Sagar University or the University of Saugor, Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya is a Central University in the city of Sagar (Madhya Pradesh). It is accredited by NAAC A (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) which is valid till June 24, 2020. The college conducts a UGET for admission in B.Pharma and considers GPAT scores for M.Pharma. There are 45 seats offered for M. Pharm programme.
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