India has the second largest pharmaceutical market in the world, with more than $10 billion in sales. The pharma industry employs over 12% of India’s workforce and accounts for 6% of its GDP.
Indian pharma companies are also major players on the global scene, exporting drugs to more than 100 countries.
Research by Deloitte predicts that India will overtake both Germany and Japan as the third-largest pharma player by 2020. But what about education? How does it stack up against other nations? Read on to find out about five top pharmacy colleges in India!
1. Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Located in Udupi, Karnataka, MCOPS is a pharmacy institute with over 2000 students and more than 230 teaching faculty.
The college was established in 1981 and has been constantly ranked by NIRF (National Institute Ranking Framework) and Pharmacy Magazine as one of the most prestigious colleges in the country. The college offers a 5-year, 4-year and a 3+1 postgraduate programmes in pharmaceutical sciences.
Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences has been ranked among the best colleges in India by NIRF ranking 2018
2. Tamil Nadu Dr M G R Medical University
TNDMU’s School of Pharmacy has been ranked as one of the best colleges in India by the Pharmacy Magazine.
It offers a 4-year Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and a 2-year Master of Pharmacy degree, with a faculty house providing its students access to over 200 senior professors. The campus also features a library, computer lab, dispensary and lecture halls.
TNDMU School of Pharmacy ranked as one of the best colleges in India by Pharmacy Magazine
3. Jamia Hamdard University
JHU is a pharmacy university located in New Delhi, with over 7500 students and more than 250 teaching staff. It is known world-wide for its research and was one of the first Indian universities to receive United States patents.
Upon successful completion of their degree, students are awarded a Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharm) degree and are eligible to sit for the national licensing examination conducted by PSIBC.
Jamia Hamdard University ranked as one of top colleges in India by NIRF ranking 2018
4. KLE University
KLEU’s School of Pharmacy was established in 1999 and has been ranked as one of the best colleges in India by NIRF 2018. It offers a 4-year B Pharm and 2-year postgraduate Master of Pharmacy degree and is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore.
The college has an intake of 60 students with six different elective subjects to choose from, including Pharmaceutics, Drug Development Technology, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy.
KLE University is the only pharmacy institute in India to offer this course at undergraduate level.
Kleu ranked as one of top Colleges in India by Pharmacy Magazine
5. Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth
Located in Pune, Maharashtra, this college offers a 5-year B Pharm & M Pharma degree. It was founded in 2010 and is currently home to about 612 students.
The institute has an excellent track record of placements with its graduates employed by major pharmaceutical companies.
Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth ranked as one of the best Pharmacy college in India by NIRF ranking 2018
While Indian colleges are advancing rapidly in the pharma sector, it is not reflected in their ranking. Pharmaceutical education across India lacks uniformity and coordination due to which Indian pharmacies struggle to compete with global standards.
Hopefully, this will change soon because there’s no denying that our pharmaceutical industry is booming! Tech visionaries predict that the Indian Pharma industry will be worth $200 billion by 2020.
And with campuses across India gearing up to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals, our pharmacy schools are likely to become top-notch soon!
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