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In 2020 there was a lot of need for good doctors but with it there was also a need for good researchers in the drug and medicine field. A lot of pharmaceutical companies are trying to make vaccines with a good team of drug investigators , pharmacists , researchers etc. In India pharmacy is one of the most developing career opportunities. The invention and needs of medicine or drugs will never end and same for the pharmacy sector. Pharmacy sector is one of the booming sectors in India. In India, many medical aspirants opt pharmacy courses if they have interest in pharmaceutical sectors , doing research in the field of medicine or drugs etc. Pharmacy has 3 specialization degrees and also a PhD degree. There are many pharmacy colleges in India which provide great pharmacy courses. Average salary for pharmacy courses ranges from 3 to 5 Lakhs INR. Companies which recruit pharma graduate students are generally Cipla, Aurobindo, Sun Pharmaceuticals etc. 


Apart from this there are many online and distance learning courses of Pharmacy. For online there are many certificate courses available on many websites. Distance learning means you can earn a degree from a college which is located in a different city. Few colleges provide this distance learning pharmacy courses. For Pharmacy courses there is no fixed entrance exam. Many colleges accept state level examinations and some even take their own entrance exams. National level entrance exam for pharmacy is the GPAT ( graduate pharmacy aptitude test ). As mentioned earlier there are many cities which have great pharmacy colleges. In India southern cities have great colleges for medical and pharmacy courses. One of the cities in South India is Chennai. It has almost 22 colleges for Pharmacy courses and is a preferred destination for students from all over India. Here we have listed the top pharmacy colleges in Chennai along with other important details to help you decide.

Pharmacy Colleges in Chennai: Specializations Available

D.Pharma 

D.Pharma or Diploma in Pharmacy is a 2 year graduate program for the students of Medical science. Generally this course is pursued by students who do not want a long term programme or just want to have the knowledge for the basic concept of Pharmacy and then do specialisations in other fields. The eligibility to pursue this course is to take physics chemistry and Biology in 10+2 and scoring a minimum percentage that is 50 percent. There are some colleges which also take entrance exams at state level while other colleges give admissions directly on the basis of scores in 10+2 examinations. 

B.Pharma 

B.Pharma also known as Bachelor of Pharmacy is a 4 year graduate course. The eligibility criteria in India is to first take Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 10+2 and should pass from a recognisable board. Minimum Percentage is 50% in boards examination. Some colleges also take entrance exams for B.Pharma courses.

M.Pharma 

M.Pharma also known as Masters of Pharmacy is a 2 year masters course with 4 semesters. The eligibility for this course is that the candidate should have a bachelor's degree from a recognised pharmacy college under PCI ( Pharmacy Council of India). The candidate must score a minimum 50% in the bachelor's degree. 

Pharmacy Colleges in Chennai: Eligibility Criteria 

For UG: - 

  • The candidate needs to clear 10+2 with science stream subjects like Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Math is totally an optional subject but the rest of three are important. 

  • The candidate needs to score at least 50% in their 10+ 2 examinations from a recognized board. 

It should be noted that above mentioned criteria are common for pharmacy courses and college but apart from this many colleges may have some additional requirements from the candidates. Hence, the candidates should refer to the respective college for some more information.

For PG: - 

  • The candidate needs to clear an undergraduate program in pharmacy such as B.Pharma. 

  • The candidate needs to score 50% in their bachelors or undergraduate program. 

It should be noted that above mentioned criteria are common for pharmacy courses and college but apart from this many colleges may demand more criteria. 

Pharmacy Colleges in Chennai: Admission Process 

For UG Courses: - 

  • The candidate should complete all the eligibility criteria given. 

  • There are two options available for the admission process in colleges. Many colleges offer merit based admission and several colleges conduct entrance exams for selecting the students. 

  • For merit based admission, the class 12th marks of the candidates are taken into consideration. The college prepares a cut-off list and all the candidates who meet the cut-off are offered admission to the course.

  • For the entrance based admission process the candidate must appear for an accepted entrance examination. GPAT is the national level entrance exam for pharmacy courses in India. Other than that, there are state level based and institution level based exams. In Tamil Nadu candidates have to apply for TNEA to be eligible for admission into the pharmacy courses. 

  • Once the student is allocated a seat in a particular college they must fulfill the college formalities to confirm the admission i.e. submission of documents and payment of fees. 

For PG Course: - 

There are similar two admission processes that are entrance exams and merit based. For merit based admission the marks secured in undergraduate programs are taken into consideration. For entrance-exam based admissions candidates must appear for an acceptable entrance exam for postgraduate courses and score more than the cut-off marks to be eligible.. 

Pharmacy Colleges in Chennai: List of Top Pharmacy Colleges in Chennai as per Specializations

Pharmacy Colleges in Chennai Offering D.Pharma courses

Name of the college 

NIRF 2020 Ranking

Careers360 Rating/Ranking 

Entrance exam acceptable 

Cut-off 

Fees

CL Baid Metha College Of Pharmacy 

Not assigned 

Not assigned 

Not mentioned 

Not mentioned 

Not available 

Sathyabama Institute Of Science And Technology 

Not assigned 

Not assigned 

Not mentioned 

Not mentioned 

Not available 

DR MGR Educational and Research Institute 

Not assigned 

Not assigned 

Not mentioned 

Not mentioned 

Rs. 1.80 Lakhs

Bharath Institute of Higher Education 

Not assigned 

Not assigned 

Not mentioned 

Not mentioned 

Not available 


Pharmacy Colleges in Chennai Offering B.Pharma Courses

Name of the college 

NIRF 2020 Ranking 

Careers360 Rating/Ranking 

Entrance exam acceptable 

Cut-off 

Fees

S. R. M. Institute Of Science And Technology

19 

Not Assigned 

Not Mentioned 

Not Mentioned 

Not Available 

VELS Institute Of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies

24

43 

Not Mentioned 

Not Mentioned 

Rs. 6.87 Lakhs 

Sri Ramachandra Institute Of Higher Education And Research

26 

14 

Not Mentioned 

Not Mentioned 

Rs. 4 Lakhs 

Madras Medical College 

47 

20 

Not Mentioned 

Not Mentioned 

Not Available 

DR MGR Educational And Research Institute 

Not Assigned 

Not Assigned 

Not Mentioned 

Not Mentioned 

Rs. 8 Lakhs 


Pharmacy Colleges in Chennai Offering M.Pharm Courses

Name of the college 

NIRF 2020 Ranking 

Careers360 Rating/Ranking 

Entrance exam acceptable 

Cutoff

Fees 

Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies

24

43 

Not mentioned 

Not mentioned 

Rs. 1.43 Lakhs 

Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research

26 

14 

Not mentioned 

Not mentioned 

Rs. 3 Lakhs 

Madras Medical College 

47 

20 

Not mentioned 

Not mentioned 

Not available

KK College of Pharmacy 

Not assigned 

Not assigned 

Not mentioned 

Not mentioned 

Not available 


Career opportunities available after Pharmacy courses with expected salary

D.Pharma

Job position 

Expected salary 

Pharmacist 

Rs. 3.85 Lakhs per annum

Scientific Officer 

Rs. 6.47 Lakhs per annum 

Productive Executive 

Rs. 3.42 Lakhs per annum 

Medical Transcriptionist 

Rs. 2.42 Lakhs per annum 


B.Pharma 

Job position 

Expected salary 

Pharmaceutical Scientist 

Rs.  6.5 Lakhs per annum

Medical Writer 

Rs.  3 Lakhs per annum 

Clinical Research Associate 

Rs.  5 Lakhs per annum

Drug Safety Associate 

Rs. 3.5 Lakhs per annum 

Drug Inspector 

Rs.  6 Lakhs per annum 

Formulation Development Associate 

Rs.  5 Lakhs per annum 

Pharmacist Marketing 

Rs.  4 Lakhs per annum 

Self Employed Pharmacist 

Rs.  8 Lakhs per annum 

Q/A Associate 

Rs.  3.5 Lakhs per annum 


M.Pharma

Job position 

Salary expected 

Professor 

Rs. 4.60 Lakhs per annum 

Research 

Rs. 8.50 Lakhs per annum 

Quality controller 

Rs. 2.30 Lakhs per annum 

Regulatory affair 

Rs. 4.50 Lakhs per annum 


Top Recruiters

  1. Aurobindo Pharma 

  2. Lupin

  3. Sun Pharmaceuticals 

  4. Cipla

  5. Piramal

  6. Dr Reddy's Laboratories 

  7. Alembic

  8. Glenmark 

  9. Apollo 

  10. Asian Heart Institute 


FAQs

Question 1 - What is the future of Pharmacy in India? 

Answer - India is a developing country and with lots of population people are prone to diseases and thus everyone is in need of new development in the pharmaceutical areas. So no one can deny that India does have a great future of Pharmacy. 

Question 2 - Should I choose government college or private college for Pharmacy courses? 

Answers - It depends on how much amenities and facilities you want with great teachers. Government colleges may have good teachers but will not have that great facilities and private colleges may have facilities and amenities but not that great teachers and vice versa as well. 

Question 3 - Should I opt for a Pharmacy course if i am interested in research and development? 

Answer - Yes pharmacy is one of the fields which needs good researchers. There are lots of employment opportunities available for young as well as experienced graduates in the pharmaceutical field.

Question 4 - Other than Chennai which city in Tamil Nadu provides good pharmacy courses? 

Answer - Coimbatore is another popular city in Tamil Nadu which is home to some good pharmacy colleges. 

Question 5 - How many colleges are there in Chennai providing D.Pharma course? 

Answer - There are around four excellent pharmacy courses in Chennai providing D.Pharma courses. 

Question 6 - Are there self-employment opportunities in Pharmacy courses?

Answer - Yes there are plenty of self-employment opportunities in Pharmacy courses. One can start his/her own pharmacy or start a pharmaceutical or cosmetics manufacturing business after completing the course.

Question 7 - Does Madras Medical College provide B.Pharm and M.Pharma courses? 

Answer – Yes, Madras Medical College does offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses for graduates interested in the pharmaceutical industry.

Question 8 - Does NIRF ranks Pharmacy colleges? 

Answer - Yes NIRF released rankings for pharmaceutical colleges in 2020 in which several of the colleges from Chennai got ranked.

Question 9 - Can I be a pharmacist after completing B.Pharm? 

Answer – Yes, you can start working as a pharmacist after completing your undergraduate degree in pharmacy.

Question 10 - What is the expected salary of a quality associate? 

Answer – The starting salary that a quality associate can expect is around Rs. 3.50 Lakhs per annum 

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