Pharmaceutical Science and its scope of study in West Bengal
Very simply speaking, Pharmacy is the science of manufacturing medicinal drugs and dispensing them to the patients for therapeutic need/s. It is such a branch of study that can offer students a potential life-changing career, as it does not only help relatively healthy people maintain their wellbeing but also offers people with serious illnesses the chance to regain their health. The Indian Pharmaceutical industry presently ‘ranks 4th in volume and 13th in value in the global pharmaceutical market with exports worth US Dollars 2.6 billion besides domestic sales amounting to over US Dollars 4 million’ (according to a statistics given by the ‘Pharmacy Council of India’ ). Also, The World Health Organization estimates that between 2016 and 2019, spending on pharmaceuticals across the world will rise drastically – from $300 billion per year to $400 billion a year.
Thus in such an era of growth, the industry would be in demand of huge human resources in job positions of manufacturers knowing latest technology of the science to Quality-control Officers, Drug-Inspectors and Hospital Drug Controllers in various government and private hospitals, Scientists in Research and Innovation, Retailers, Teachers, etc. to even boost the public health-care sector greatly, something upon which every government is interested in as well.
For such a branch of study the basic courses begin with a 2 years Full-time Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharm) or a 4 years Full-time Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) course, whose syllabus includes a broad range of scientific disciplines that are critical to the discovery and development of new drugs and therapies. At Brainware University in West Bengal, some of the points of interests under the graduation course syllabus would be subjects like the study of Human Anatomy and Physiology to Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Computer Applications to Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, and Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence for enforcing laws, rules and regulations in its field of business. Biostatistics, Social and Preventive Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Marketing, Computer aided Drug Design are some other topics of study within the graduation course. After graduation however, students would definitely get scopes of pursuing Masters and Ph. D courses, as well as MBA in Healthcare Management, if they would like to continue with studies in the said field.
In Bengal, a trusted name to search for D. Pharm courses in Kolkata and B. Pharm courses in Kolkata would surely be The Brainware University, located at Barasat near Kolkata. With the latest infrastructure, an extremely organized administration, a strong faculty base, excellent student-teacher-industry interactions and a huge clean and green campus, the University excels in every educational field, including the Pharmaceutical Sciences as well. Students should join this new-age institution, hoping to be superbly placed in the healthcare sector in future, a sector to be flourishing even more in near future in India.