Indian Pharmaceutical industry stands third worldwide for production and it contributes 2% to national GDP as per RBI bulletin June 2021. It has been largely unaffected by the pandemic and 2008 economic recession so it rightly fits the statement of our beloved Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi that, “India is the pharmacy of the world”. If Information technology (IT) has brought recognition to India on the world stage then the Pharmacy industry has made all of us proud during the pandemic by being a frontrunner in vaccine and medicine production in the world.
The Indian Pharmaceutical industry is fast growing and with it, the opportunity to be part of this growth story. We at the Assam Kaziranga University are creating heroes for this success story by offering degrees and diplomas in pharmacy. Here we train the individuals in understanding drug discovery, development, manufacturing and distribution.
Upon completion of the course one can be an entrepreneur,researcher, academician, marketing executive, manufacturer, drug inspector,health care worker etc. There are wide opportunities available in public and private space in India & abroad. Looking at the jobs for future, pharmacy
is a safe bet as we live in the shadow of outbreak of new infection, diseases and there is an expectation of longer life with good health among the general public which can be fulfilled only by good medication and health care.
With online marketing where medicine is just one click away and its reach into the remotest part of earth and greater awareness of benefits of medicine among the public, the field of pharmacy is expanding like never before and the market is burgeoning with it the role of pharmacist becoming more diverse as community pharmacist or in drug information center and he/she becomes a vital part of the trinity of healthcare i.e. physician, nurse and pharmacist to serve and heal the sick.