Top Pharmacy Colleges in Kerala 2019

B.Pharm. and M.Pharm. are very popular pharmacy courses in Kerala. Do you want to pursue these (or other) pharmacy courses? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, I’ve listed down some of the best pharmacy colleges in Kerala.

Pharmacy Colleges in Kerala

The colleges mentioned in this post offer different types (and levels) of pharmacy courses. You will read more about it in this post (discussed in detail ahead).

 

This post consists of the names of top pharmacy colleges in Kerala. This post is not limited to the names of colleges though! It also has additional information such as – pharmacy courses in India, duration, eligibility criteria and admission process.

 

First of all, let us check out some basic details about this profession. How to become a Pharmacist in India, you may ask. In order to become a pharmacist in India, one must possess valid pharmacist license. In order to obtain this license, one must complete relevant pharmacy course and register with the authoritative body.

 

What are the main tasks performed by a pharmacist, you may ask. His/her duties depends upon his level of education, qualification and specialization.

 

For example, candidates who have completed Diploma in Pharmacy or B.Pharm. may work at hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical firms or drug stores. They may perform tasks such as – dispensing, marketing, quality control etc.

 

If you possess a higher qualification (M.Pharm.), you may even venture into teaching profession (along with the tasks mentioned above). If you’ve completed Doctoral Degree programs, you may venture into research and development sector too.

 

In short, this domain offers different types of job opportunities and profiles. Whether one has access to a certain job post/profile depends upon his/her qualification. Talking about academic qualification, it is time to take a closer look at the different types of pharmacy courses available in Kerala. Here they are –

 

Pharmacy courses in Kerala

Pharmacy courses in Kerala can be classied on the basis of academic level or course format. Looking from academic level’s point of view, these programs can be classied into the following levels –

  • UG
  • PG
  • Doctoral Degree

 

UG stands for Undergraduate level. Students who have passed 12th Science are eligible to pursue these programs. Diploma in Pharmacy, B.Pharm. and Pharm D courses come under this category.

 

PG stands for postgraduate level. Students who have completed relevant Bachelor’s Degree course are eligible to pursue this course. M.Pharm. and PG Diploma courses come under this category.

 

M.Phil. and PhD are Doctoral Degree courses. They are research programs. Eligibility criteria is – completed relevant Master’s Degree course.

 

Based on course format, here are some of the pharmacy courses available in Kerala –

 

Let us check out the list of colleges now. Here it is –

 

List of pharmacy colleges in Kerala 2019

  • Here are some of the popular pharmacy colleges in Kerala –
  • College of Pharmaceutical Science, Government TD Medical College, Alappuzha, Kerala
  • College of Pharmaceutical Science, Kozhikode, Kerala
  • College of Pharmaceutical Science, Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala
  • College of Pharmaceutical Science, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  • Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pariyaram, Kannur, Kerala
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Science, Ettumanoor, Kottayam, Kerala
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Science, Puthuppally, Kottayam, Kerala
  • Al Shifa College of Pharmacy, Malappuram, Kerala
  • Ahalia School of Pharmacy, Palakkad, Kerala
  • Chemists College of Pharmaceutical Science and Research, Ernakulam, Kerala
  • Crescent College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kannur, Kerala
  • Devaki Amma Memorial College of Pharmacy, Malappuram, Kerala
  • DM WIMS, College of Pharmacy, Wayanad, Kerala
  • The Dale View College of Pharmacy and Research Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  • Ezhuthachan College of Pharmaceutical Science, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  • Elims College of Pharmacy, Thrissur, Kerala
  • Grace College of Pharmacy, Palakkad, Kerala
  • St James College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala
  • JDT Islam College of Pharmacy, Kozhikode, Kerala
  • Jamia Salafiya Pharmacy College, Malappuram, Kerala
  • KMCT College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kozhikode, Kerala
  • College of Pharmacy, Kannur Medical College, Kannur, Kerala
  • KTN College of Pharmacy, Palakkad, Kerala
  • Karuna College of Pharmacy, Palakkad, Kerala
  • KVM College of Pharmacy, Cherthala, Kerala
  • Moulana College of Pharmacy, Malappuram, Kerala
  • Mar Dioscoros College of Pharmacy, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  • Malik Deenar College of Pharmacy, Kasaragod, Kerala
  • Mookambika College of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Ernakulam, Kerala
  • Dr Joseph Mar Thoma Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Alappuzha, Kerala
  • Mount Zion College of Pharmaceutical Science and Research, Pathanamthitta, Kerala
  • Nazareth College of Pharmacy, Pathanamthitta, Kerala
  • Nehru College of Pharmacy, Thrissur, Kerala
  • Nirmala College of Health Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala
  • National College of Pharmacy, Kozhikode, Kerala
  • Pushpagiri College of Pharmacy, Pathanamthitta, Kerala
  • Prime College of Pharmacy, Palakkad, Kerala
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Pharmacy, Kasaragod, Kerala
  • St Joseph’s College of Pharmacy, Alappuzha, Kerala
  • St John’s College of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Idukki, Kerala
  • Sree Krishna College of Pharmacy and Research Centre, Parassala, Kerala
  • Sanjo College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Palakkad, Kerala

 

Types of colleges

Based on the organization that owns and manages the college, it can be broadly classified into three types –

  • Government pharmacy colleges
  • Private pharmacy colleges
  • Aided pharmacy colleges

 

Admission Process

In order to secure admission into reputed private/aided and government colleges, one must crack relevant entrance examination. Seats are allotted to deserving candidates on the basis of merit marks scored by them in relevant entrance exam and/or board examination.

 

Some institutes are known to carry out direct as well as donation based admission process.

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