A career in Pharmacy after 12th Science - Courses, Fees, Jobs, Salary, Scope & Career

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In Pharmacy, there are diverse types of courses you can take after completing your 12th grade. Get detailed information about this course to determine which one is best for you.

Aug 30
Dr. Sandip Patel
Founder & CEO, Docthub.com
A career in Pharmacy after 12th Science



Apart from MBBS, there are many career options in the healthcare sector, and pharmacy is one of them. The demand for Pharmacy graduates has been increasing rapidly with the progression of modern science. There are multiple specializations available in this field and there is always a demand in the market for experts in this sector. If you are planning to jump into this sector, you can go ahead without a second thought.


Being in pharmacy is running more than just a drugstore, a degree in pharmaceutical opens the door for medical research, drug testing, studying the effects & side effects, reactions, allergies, introducing new medicines and many similar roles.

 Pharmacy Courses After 12th

Students that have completed their 12th standard in Chemistry, Physics, and Biology can apply for any of the below-given courses.


Name of Course



Diploma in Pharmacy2 YearsDiploma
B.Pharm4 YearsDegree
Pharm D6 YearsDoctorate


A Bachelor of Pharmacy is one of the most common ways students enter this field, it is a degree course spanning 4 years. B. Pharm covers human anatomy and the effects of different drugs on it. The course contains both theory and practical knowledge. Generally, students that want to study further in the future and go for M.Pharm also choose to go with B.Pharm.


Diploma in Pharmacy  

A diploma in Pharmacy is a 2-year diploma course covering pharmacists' roles in general. Students that want to get more practical knowledge and become Job-ready prefer this course. Diploma in Pharmacy is comparatively a shorter route than B.Pharm but it limits the students as after completion of it they can’t go for M.Pharm.


Pharm D

Doctor of Pharmacy is a six-year course containing 5 years of study and 1 year of internship. Pharm D is chosen by the candidates that want to learn and excel in this field. Students who complete Pharma D have a wide range of opportunities they can work for like Research Scientists, Quality Assurance Managers, Pharmacists, etc.



Many degree courses also offer specializations so the students can learn and get a grip of a particular subject in depth. These specializations include Pharmaceuticals, Clinical Pharmacy, Medicine Chemistry, Quality Assurance, etc.




The fees of these courses vary depending upon the university. The fees of Government colleges for these courses are always lower compared to private universities.

  • For B.Pharm annual fees stand at around ₹25,000/- to ₹2,00,000/-
  • For Diploma in Pharmacy annual fees stand at around ₹10,000/- to ₹1,00,000/-
  • For Pharm D annual fees stand at around ₹50,000/- to ₹2,00,000/-

 Admission process

Any student that has completed 12th Std. with the required subjects can apply for these courses.

The admission process depends upon the university that you are applying to. The entrance exam and cut-off also depend upon the university. Some states have their own exams while some universities have their own exams as well.

 Diploma in Pharmacy

Some of the common entrance exams for the Diploma in Pharmacy are GPAT, MHT CET and AP EAP CET.



Some of the common entrance exams for B. Pharma are BITSAT, GPAT, MET, WEBJEE, OJEE, and GUJCET.


Pharm D

Some of the common entrance exams for Pharm D. are NIMSEE, GPAT, and SRMJEE.


Average Salary

After completing your education in pharmacy, you may get a starting salary of anywhere between ₹2.5 lakh per annum and ₹4 lahks per annum.

Your salary will gradually increase as and more you will get more proficient and learn more about your field.

 Career Opportunities

There are multiple career opportunities that you can explore after entering into this field, you can create your future in the direction that you feel more attracted towards. Below are some of the most preferred roles that students take up after finishing their education. 


Pharmacy is a very lucrative field with lots of opportunities, it depends on you how you want to do it. Consider every aspect before joining the desired course. You can check the list of top pharmacy colleges and filter the course according to your requirement by clicking on Pharmacy Courses and Programs