B.Pharm. is the most popular pharmacy course in India. Do you want to pursue this course? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, I’ve listed down some of the best pharmacy colleges in West Bengal.
In this post, you will find the names of popular pharmacy colleges. Apart from the names of colleges, you will also find relevant information such as – list of pharmacy courses, their duration, eligibility, scope, admission process and career prospects.
Yes, B.Pharm. is the most popular pharmacy course out there. Both PCM and PCB (Science stream) group students are eligible to apply for B.Pharm. admission. But there also exists other pharmacy courses in India (such as Diploma in Pharmacy, Pharm D, M.Pharm. etc).
The colleges mentioned in this post are known to offer different types of pharmacy courses. Both students and parents may use this guide to find the right pharmacy college.
How to identify a good college, you may ask. While selecting a college, check aspects such as quality of infrastructure, quality and experience of faculty, availability of amenities, rating and reviews, placement assistance etc. If a college fares well in these areas, you may consider applying for admission in that institute.
This list will simplify your admission and college selection process. Let us check out the list. Here it is –
List of pharmacy colleges in West Bengal 2020
Here are some of the popular pharmacy colleges in West Bengal –
- Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal
- NIPER, Kolkata, West Bengal
- Institute of Pharmacy, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
- Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal
- Contai Polytechnic, Contai, West Bengal
- Jnan Chandra Ghosh Polytechnic, Kolkata, West Bengal
- Siliguri Government Polytechnic, Siliguri, West Bengal
- Cooch Behar Polytechnic, Cooch Behar, West Bengal
- Sree Ramkrishna Silpa Vidyapith, Suri, West Bengal
- Adamas University, Kolkata, West Bengal
- Bengal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kalyani, West Bengal
- BCDA College of Pharmacy and Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal
- Bengal College of Pharmaceutical Science and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal
- Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology and Allied Health Sciences, Howrah, West Bengal
- JIS University, Kolkata, West Bengal
- NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata, West Bengal
- Gupta College of Technological Sciences, Asansol, West Bengal
- Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Panihati, West Bengal
- Bharat Technology, Howrah, West Bengal
- Bengal School of Technology, Hooghly, West Bengal
- Dr BC Roy College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, Durgapur, West Bengal
Types of pharmacy colleges
Depending upon the entity that governs the college, pharmacy colleges in West Bengal can be broadly classified into the following types –
- Government pharmacy colleges
- Private pharmacy colleges
- Aided pharmacy colleges
In order to bag a Government or merit seat, you must crack relevant entrance exam. Seats and given to deserving candidates on the basis of merit marks scored by them in relevant entrance exam and/or board exam. Some colleges are also known to conduct direct and donation based admission process.
Types of pharmacy courses
Depending upon the academic level, Pharmacy courses can be classified into the following types –
- Doctoral Degree
UG stands for undergraduate level. PG stands for postgraduate level.
List of pharmacy courses
Here are some of the popular pharmacy courses available in India –
Diploma in Pharmacy: This Diploma certificate course is 3 years long. Students who have passed 12th class are eligible to pursue this course.
Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.): This is a UG level course. Technically, it is a Bachelor’s Degree course. The academic program is 4 years long. Students who have passed 12th Science stream are eligible to pursue this course. Check out this guide for more details – B.Pharm.
Pharm D: Pharm D stands for Doctor of Pharmacy. 12th Science pass students are eligible to pursue this course. This is a UG level academic program. The course duration is 6 years.
Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm.): This is a PG level course. Technically, it is a Master’s Degree course. Students who have completed relevant Bachelor’s Degree course (like B.Pharm.) are eligible to pursue this course. The course duration is 2 years. M.Pharm. program can be used to specialize in sub-branches within the field of pharmacy. You may also check the list of best pharmacy colleges in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Odisha, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Career Prospects and Scope
After completing pharmacy education, graduates may find work at establishments such as – pharmaceutical firms, pharma marketing firms, medical stores, hospitals (medical store), relevant Government departments (like primary healthcare) etc.