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What are the top institutions that offer various courses in the pharmacy field?

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A job as a pharmacist is full of responsibilities. He has the responsibility to prepare and dispense various drugs and medications as per doctor's prescription for the benefits of patients. It requires attention, accuracy, communication, interpersonal and computer skills.

The scope of pharmacy involves various government and private sectors including healthcare organizations, clinics, research organizations, medical store etc. There seems a rise in demand of a pharmacist in various healthcare organizations which encourage young students to opt this field as their best career option.

Here is the list of top universities or institutes which provide quality learning in various levels of Pharmacy.

1. Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi

Sice 1906, Jamia Hamdard university is one of the best institutes which provide holistic education in pharmacy education and research. National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) shows that it is the university one of its own kind to offer higher education in the diverse fields of Pharmacy.


  • Bachelor in Pharmacy
  • Diploma in Pharmacy
  • Pharm in Pharmacology;  Pharmaceutics;  Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry; Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Quality Assurance; Pharmaceutical Biotechnology; Pharmaceutical Analysis; Pharmacy Practice
  • D. in the fields of Pharmacology & Pharmacology with Specialization in Pharmacy Practice; Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutics with specialization in Quality Assurance; Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry with specialization in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology; Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Chemistry with Specialization in Pharmaceutical Analysis; Pharmaceutical Medicine

Admission Criteria: Admissions are based on entrance tests.

Contact Details: mibrahim@jamiahamdard.ac.in

Official Website: http://jamiahamdard.edu/


2. National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali, Punjab

NIPER declared as 'Institute of National Importance' by the government of India. This Mohali-based institution provides leadership programs in Pharmaceutical science. It's global research programs established it as a unique module in Pharmacy education.


  • D. in Medicinal Chemistry; Natural Products; Pharmacoinformatics; Pharmaceutical Technology; Pharmacology & Toxicology;  Biotechnology; Pharmacy Practice; Pharmaceutical Analysis; Pharmaceutics
  • Master's in M.S.(Pharm.); M.Pharm.; M.Tech.(Pharm.)
  • B.A. (Pharm.)

Admission Criteria: Admissions are based on NIPER Joint Entrance exams and previous year qualification grades.

Contact Details: 91-172-2214682-87

Official Website: http://www.niper.nic.in/


3. University institute of pharmaceutical sciences, Chandigarh

This Chandigarh based university secured the third rank in the listings of NIRF 2017. Since 1944, it focuses on standardization of Drugs of Indian System of Medicine. The world-class education in pharmaceutical science provided by this institute promotes thousands of students to come up as a bright star in their career.


  • Bachelor's in Pharmacy
  • Master's of Pharmacy in Pharmaceutical Analysis; Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Pharmacy in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance; Pharmaceutics; Pharmacognosy; Pharmacology
  • D. in Pharmacy

Admission Criteria: Based on PUCET Entrance Test

Contact Details: +91 172 2534101

Official Website: http://uips.puchd.ac.in/


4. Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Manipal University completed over 60 years of legacy in providing world class education in various fields including Pharmacy. It's global approach towards quality education bring this institute to the new heights of quality education.


Undergraduate courses

  • PharmD - Doctor of Pharmacy
  • BPharm - Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • BPharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy) - Lateral Entry

Postgraduate courses

  • PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) - Post Baccalaureate
  • MPharm - Master of Pharmacy

Diploma courses

  • Certificate Course on Research Orientation
  • DPharm

Admission Criteria: Admissions are based on online entrance exams.

Contact Details: +91 9243777733

Official Website: https://manipal.edu/mu.html


5. Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research(DIPSAR), New Delhi

Since past 50 years, DIPSAR is providing real-time training in Pharmaceutical science to build pharmacists, professionals, research scientists and entrepreneurs for a global platform. Its curriculum is set in such a way to set higher standards of education in the pharmaceutical field.


  • Diploma in Pharmacy
  • Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy
  • Pharm in specialized subjects such as Pharmacology; Pharmaceutics; Hospital Pharmacy; Quality Assurance; Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Clinical Research; Pharmaceutical Management; Herbal Drug Technology; Quality Improvement Program for teacher candidates
  • D. In Pharmacy

Admission Criteria: For higher studies, admissions are based on GPAT score along with aggregate 50% marks in previous level exams.

Contact Details: 29553771, 29554649,

Official Website: http://www.dipsar.ac.in/#

 Also read: How do you become a pharmacist? What are the different courses in the field?

Other top institutes:

There are a vast number of universities or institutes which offer courses in various fields of Pharmaceutical science including government or private institutes. The admission criteria are based on the norms of various institutes. Here is the list of few of them:

  • JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty
  • Poona College of Pharmacy, Erandwane, Pune
  • Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  • Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai
  • Birla Institute of technology, Ranchi
  • Amrita School of Pharmacy, Kochi
  • JSS college of Pharmacy, Ootacamund
  • Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad, Telangana
  • Birla Institute of Technology & Science – Pilani, Rajasthan
  • R.M Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University
  • LM College of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad
  • YB Chavan College of Pharmacy, Aurangabad

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