The Pharmacy profession offers diverse job opportunities in India and around the world. Pharmacists may practice in a community or hospital pharmacy; a nursing home or extended care facility; Pharmaceutical Industry, Biotechnology industry and other private or public companies. Pharmacy graduates in America are among the best paid and most respected professionals and the recent health care trends make pharmacy a nearly recession proof career choice! Many Multi National Pharmaceutical Companies are carrying out clinical trials in India wherein pharmacists are in high demand, the pharmaceutical industry involves in activities relating to the development, formulation, production or marketing of new drugs for clinical use. M. Pharm or Ph.D holders are absorbed in research work, to develop new useful drugs, in laboratories and in production work in analyzing them for purity and strength in the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmacists are hired within the central and state government departments- the Health Protection Branch of the Department of Health and Welfare, the Pest Control Division of Agriculture, the Department of National Defense, Provincial Research Councils, and the Provincial Departments of Agriculture or the Environment.
Intake Capacity: 60 Students per year. (Inclusive of 50% Govt. quota).
For Candidates of Kerala: Applicant should pass Higher Secondary Examination of the Government of Kerala or any other course approved as equivalent thereto with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects and Biology/Mathematics/Biotechnology/Computer Science as optional subjects and should have obtained a minimum of 50% marks for the optional subjects and 50% marks aggregate for all the 3 subjects put together
Candidates From Outside Kerala:Those who have passed their qualifying examination from outside Kerala have to produce the certificate of recognition and equivalency of qualifying examination from any one of the universities in Kerala, at the time of admission
Age: Applicants should have completed 17 years of age at the time of admission.
Self attested copy of relevant page of school record namely SSLC/ CBSE/ICSC certificate showing the date of birth/copy of the birth certificate from appropriate authority should be furnished along with the application.
Nativity: Candidate should be an Indian citizen.
Attendance: A candidate is required to put-in at least 80% of attendance in theory and practical separately in each and every subject, failing which he will be detained from attempting the University Exams.
Scheme of Examination: The University examination shall be held at the end of each academic year, probably in August. Supplementary examination shall also be held, probably in January/February.
Minimum for a pass: No candidate shall be declared to have passed in any subject, unless he / she obtain the minimum marks fixed by the university:
i.45 % marks in the University Examination and 50 % marks in the total for theory of marks in University examination, Viva voce and Sessional examination and
ii. 45 % mark In the University Examination and 50 % marks in the total for practical of marks in University Examination and Sessional examination)
Theory Sessional Exam: Three sessional examinations (evenly spaced) shall be conducted during the academic year. The average marks of best two examinations shall be considered as the deserving sessional marks.
Practical Sessional Exam: Marks shall be awarded out of maximum of 10 to each of the exercises and an average-of those shall be computed out of a maximum of 40 marks awarding the sessional marks for practical experiments, the following considerations to be taken in to account.
Marks for practical experiments shall be awarded on the basis of performance of the candidate, skill, results, knowledge of the experiments and viva. The remaining 10 marks of practical sessional marks will be on the basis of average practical sessional examination conducted twice every academic year.