Top Pharmacy Colleges in Delhi based on NIRF ranking


Are you looking for admission to Pharmacy college? Do you want to know about the top-rated colleges of pharmacy in Delhi? Among the institutes, which got ranking in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021 of the Ministry of Education, two are from Delhi. Read this article to learn about the details of colleges /institutes, their NIRF ranking 2021, courses, admission procedure, etc.

Pharmacists play an important role in helping the patient, accessing their health condition and selecting the right medicine. The candidates who wish to make their career in the pharma industry will have to do some appropriate pharmacy courses. And, when it comes to the selection of a good pharma institute, it proved to be very tricky. In Delhi, there are many governments and private universities/institutes offering pharma courses. Two of them are included in the NIRF ranking list of 2021.

1. School of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard

Hamdard College of Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard, Deemed to be University, was established in 1972 with some diploma courses. It was affiliated with the Delhi Board of Technical Education. Later B.Pharm. (1973), M. Pharm. in Pharmacognosy (1982) courses were added to Delhi University. In 1986, some more disciplines in M.Pharm., and the Ph.D. programmes were also started. Later in 1997, courses under the self-finance scheme were also introduced. All these courses are approved by the pharmacy council of India New Delhi and also the All India council of technical education, New Delhi.

Pharmacy Courses Offered and Jamia Hamdard

  1. D Pharm
    • D Pharm (Regular): 2-years course
  2. B.Pharm
    • B.Pharm (Regular): 8 Semesters
    • B.Pharm II Year (Regular- Lateral Entry)
  3. M.Pharm
  4. PhD
    • PhD (Pharmacology / Pharmacology with specialization in Pharmacy Practice)
    • PhD (Pharmaceutics / Pharmaceutics with specialization in Quality Assurance)
    • PhD (Pharmacognosy / Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy / Phytochemistry with specialization in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology)
    • PhD (Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Pharmaceutical Chemistry with Specialization in Pharmaceutical Analysis)
    • PhD (Pharmaceutical Medicine)

Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedure

Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharm.): He/she should be of 17 years old on or before 31 December of the admission year. The candidates must have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects and secured at least aggregates 45% marks. He /she must have appeared in the interview conducted by Jamia Hamdard.

UG Courses: For admission in B.Pharm. (Regular course), the candidate must have completed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects and secured at least 50% marks in the aggregates. He/she should have attained the age of 17 years on or before 31 December of the admission year. For admission in regular B.Pharm. course, he/she must have qualified All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) for MBBS Programme conducted by CBSE. There will be a provision for the candidate without AIPMT, their selection will be based on merit in qualifying examination-cum-interview.

For admission in B.Pham.-II year (Lateral entry), the candidates must have passed 10+2 with PCB and D.Pharm (50% marks). Merit will be prepared based on marks secured in D.Pharm. and/or interview.
Postgraduate Courses: The candidates must have passed B.Pharm. or any other equivalent examination recognised by Jamia Hamdard or AICTE, securing at least 50% marks in the aggregation of theory papers and practicals and also qualified GPAT. He/she must have appeared in the Entrance Test conducted by Jamia Hamdard.

Ph.D. Programmes: The students willing to join Ph.D. programmes of Jamia Hamdard must have passed M. Pharm. from Jamia Hamdard or any other AICTE recognised institution recognised by AICTE and secured a minimum of aggregate 55% marks. The candidates who possess an M.Sc. degree in Clinical Research with B.Pharm. and obtained 55% marks or equivalent grade are also eligible for admission to Ph.D. (Pharmacology). Besides, the candidates from BioScience/ Life Science stream with NET-JRF/NET-LS may also apply for different disciplines in Ph.D. in pharmacy. For admission in Ph.D. programmes, the candidates must have appeared in the Entrance Test/Interview or both conducted by Jamia Hamdard.

The candidates, who wish to join Ph.D. (Pharmaceutical Medicine), Regular or under Self-financing Scheme (SFS), must have passed M. Pharm. in Pharmacology/Hospital Pharmacy/ Clinical Pharmacy/ Pharmaceutics or MBBS degree from Jamia Hamdard or any other AICTE recognised institution. The candidates with MD/ DNB degrees in Pharmacology/ Medicine/ Clinical Pharmacology will be preferred. The candidates having M.Sc. (Pharmacology or Clinical Research) with a minimum of aggregate 55% marks may also be considered. They must have qualified NET or any equivalent national level test, otherwise will have to appear and qualify for the entrance test conducted by Jamia Hamdard. Besides, the candidates from Biosciences/ Life Sciences stream with NET-JRF/NET-LS may also apply for different disciplines in Ph.D. in pharmacy.

Fee Structure

For Diploma, UG & PG Courses
  • M. Pharm. (Duration-2 Years): INR 185000 per year for Indians /$6500 (1st year), $5900 (2nd year) for foreign nationals
  • B. Pharm. (General) (Duration-4 Years): INR 120000 per year for Indians /$6000 (1st year), $5400 (2nd, 3rd & 4th year) for foreign nationals
  • B. Pharm. (SFS) (Duration-4 Years): INR 190000 per year
  • D. Pharm. (Duration-2 Years): INR 80000 per year for Indians /$3000 (1st year), $2400 (2nd year) for foreign nationals
  • Note: Students may submit the annual fee in 2 instalments (semester wise).

For Ph.D. (Pharmaceutical Medicine)
  • Admission Fee: INR 10000 for Indians /$150 for foreign nationals
  • Enrolment Fee: INR 5000 for Indians /$150 for foreign nationals
  • Library Deposit: INR 10000 for Indians /$200 for foreign nationals
  • Alumni Fund: INR 2000 for Indians /$150 for foreign nationals
  • Exam Fee: INR 25000(To be submitted at the time of thesis submission)
  • Annual Fee: INR 75000 (By regular candidates)/INR 200000 (By SFS candidates)/ $6000 for foreign nationals
  • Annual Contingency: INR 20000 for Indians/INR 25000 for foreign nationals (To be paid by the students who are not availing any fellowships or not working on any project)

NIRF Metrics of SPER, Jamia Hamdard

There were a total of 351 participating Pharmacy institutes in NRF ranking 2021. Out of the total of 75 institutes, School of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard (Institute ID: IR-P-U-0107) has topped the Pharmacy College in India NIRF ranking 2021 at got 1st rank with 78.52 scores and thus is the best Pharmacy institute in Delhi. Not only this, the School of Pharmaceutical Education & Research(SPER), Jamia Hamdard, is the top-rated and best performing pharmacy institute all over India.

The School of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard has topped the NIRF ranking among Pharmacy colleges in India. It has scored 75.03/100 in Teaching, Learning & Resources (TLR) which shows the numbers and quality of faculty, library and lab resources. Research & Professional Practice (RPC) which is a measure of quantity and quality of research scored 82.33/100. The graduation Outcome (GO) score of the institute is also high i.e. 82.36/100. GO shows student graduation rate and success in finding appropriate placements or in taking up higher studies. Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) represents women and socially challenged persons as well as outreach activities. SPER scored 57.63/100 in OI. Perception of the institution by its stakeholders as gauged from stakeholder surveys is 90.75/100.


Image Source: Official Website of NIRF Ranking 2021

When we go in-depth, it can be easily seen the institute is performing extraordinarily in some aspects such as SS or Student strength including Ph.D. students score full marks, that is 20/20. This factor shows the ratio of the total number of students currently enrolled in the institute to the total sanctioned intake of the institute. Another factor, in which SPER, Jamia Hamdard achieved a full score is GUE which is a Metric for University Examinations. Institute scores 15 out of 15. The score of GUE shows the number of students enrolled and passed in the previous three years from the university in the stipulated time. One more parameter, that is the reasonably strong point of the School of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard is GPHD, which stands for Metric for Number of Ph.D Students Graduated. Institute has also scored full marks (20/20) in GPHD, which shows the number of Ph.D. students who graduated over the previous 3 years.

About the Institute

When we think about India's topmost pharmacy college, Jamia Hamdard is a name that came to our mind instantly. Because of the top-ranking institute, all the facilities are outstanding. Now, let's talk about the features of the School of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard.

Campus Environment

Jamia Hamdard is located at a very prominent location in New Delhi. Campus life is good and safe for both girls and boys students. The campus is clean and greenery is everywhere. SPER is good in academics. Faculties and other staff are supportive. Faculties are well qualified, experienced, punctual and very helpful. Their teaching methodology is also very good and helps students to learn easily. They provide continuous guidance to students. All students are friendly and of helping nature. The course curriculum of the SPER is as per the PCI syllabus and is also updated regularly by the University. It includes new concepts and the latest technological development. It is designed according to the needs of the pharma industry and is job-oriented. Besides, several outreach programmes, personality development programmes, and seminars and conferences are also organised on the campus for the students.

Facilities available at Institute

All the facilities college infrastructure to extracurricular activities and sports facilities, everything is outstanding here. The School of Pharmacy of Jamia Hamdard has a good infrastructure. It has well-ventilated and hygienic classrooms, well-equipped laboratories, library, IT/Computer lab, Hostel etc. Wi-fi facility is also available 24x7 for students. Each department has its separate departmental library in addition to the Central Library. A separate hostel facility is available for boys and girls. Hostels are neat and clean with all modern facilities which serve hygienic and tasty food. Clean and hygienic canteens are there on the campus. Food quality is good and hygienic. Some outlets are also available which provide refreshment at reasonable rates. Medical facilities are available for students and a hospital is also there in the university named 'Majeedia.'

Research Facilities are of brilliant quality. Research activities help students to score extra credits. Several sponsored and consultancy projects are running in the institute under which many students are engaged in research. In 2019-20, there were a total of 25 sponsored projects and 9 consultancy projects were running.
On the campus, Sports facilities include a sports complex and gym. Many indoor and outdoor sports are available here. In the sports complex, facilities are available for football, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, carom and cricket etc. Every year a sports week is organised on the campus. Some extracurricular activities are also there, which engage students and helps them in their overall development. College also organises an annual fest named 'Jashn-e-Adab'. In this fest, celebrities are invited. Almost all the students participate and celebrate it together. Some other fun events and competitions are also organised by the institute.

Placement Record of Jamia Hamdard

If we see the past three year's data of placement & higher studies with regards to UG courses, placement was average. Approximately, 25-30 % of students got placed. Out of 135 graduated students, 30 students (2017-18), 33 students out of 121 students (2018-19), and 31 students out of 122 students (2019-20) got placed. While a total of 58, 70 and 60 students got selected for higher studies in 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20, respectively. It is inferred from the available data, though UG students get placement opportunities still most of the students opt for higher studies. The median salary package was 3.6 LPA (2017-18), 3.8 LPA (2018-19) and 3.85 (2019-20).

While in PG courses, the placement of students was approximately 50%. In 2017-18, out of a total of 78 students, 37 students got a placement with a median salary package of 3LPA. While it was increased in 2018-19 up to 53%, as out of 73 students a total of 39 students were recruited by higher companies at a median salary package of 3.6 LPA. In 2019-20, out of 83 students, 33 got a placement with a quite good median salary package of 5.3 LPA. From PG courses, a total of 20, 14 and 14 students got selected for higher studies in 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20, respectively.

Every year many reputed pharma companies including Eli Lilly, Apollo Pharmacy, Life Care, Cipla, Sun Pharma and MKS Medicals and some big hospitals do come to recruit the students and offer good salary packages between 3-8 LPA that depends on the students' performance and varies from student to student. Institute and faculties also support students throughout the interview process to get placed in higher companies. Apart from this, due to good reputation chances of off-campus placements are also very high.

Contact Details

Jamia Hamdard
(Hamdard University)
Hamdard Nagar
New Delhi - 110 062 (INDIA)
Phone: 011-26059688

2. Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University

Established in 1964 as the Department of pharmacy in the departments of the Directorate of Training and Technical Education, the Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (DIPSAR) shifted from Kashmiri Gate to Pusa Institute in 1972 and then to its current location at Pushp Vihar, New Delhi in 1979. Earlier the courses of DIPSAR were recognised by the University of Delhi. After the formation of Delhi Pharmaceutical Science and Research University (DPSRU), DIPSAR got affiliated with DPSRU. DIPSAR is spread over an area of 10.5 acres. The institution is famous for Pharmaceutical Courses and is engaged in education and research in pharmaceutical sciences and providing technical education and training to the students and producing scientists and pharmacists. University is continuously making its effort for becoming the 'first Pharmacy University of India.'

Courses offered at DIPSAR

  1. D.Pharm.
    • D.Pharm. (DIPSAR)
  2. B.Pharm.
    • B.Pharm.(DIPSAR) (Regular/ Lateral Entry)
    • B. Pharm. (School of Pharmaceutical Sciences) (Regular/ Lateral Entry)
    • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Ayurveda) (B. Pharm. Ayu)
  3. M.Pharm.
    • M.Pharm. (DIPSAR) Quality Assurance, Clinical Research, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy
    • M.Pharm. (SPS) Cosmeceutics, Drug Regulatory Affairs, Industrial Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
  4. MBA
  5. Ph.D.
    • Ph.D. Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Clinical Research, Drug Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance

Note: DIPSAR: Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research
SPS: School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedure

For admission in 1st semester of Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm.) or Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharm.) or Bachelor of Pharmacy (Ayurved), the candidate must have passed 10+2 or Senior School Certificate Examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi or the Indian School Examination or any other recognised Board with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) and/or Biology (PCB / PCMB) and English with a minimum of aggregate 55% marks. There will be a relaxation of 5% for SC/ST/ OBC/Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates in the minimum qualifying percentage.

Or

Any other equivalent qualification including the National Institute of Open School approved by the Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent to any of the above examinations.

In the case of the grading system, candidates should also submit a conversion certificate of numerical marks from the concerned authority. He/she must have attained 17 years of age on the date of admission.
The admission to B. Pharm. or D. Pharm. or Bachelor of Pharmacy (Ayurved) courses will be done through merit prepared based on an aggregate of the three subjects (theory and practicals taken together) Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Mathematics.

For admission in B. Pharm. Lateral Entry (2nd year or 3rd semester), the candidate must have passed D. Pharm. 85% of seats are reserved for DPSRU D.Pharm. passed out students and res of the 15% are for students of other institution. The merit is prepared only based on the second year D. Pharm. examination only.

For admission in Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm.) / M.B.A. (Pharmaceutical Management) / M.B.A. (Pharma Economics and Trade), a candidate must hold B. Pharm. Degree from a PCI approved institution and scored not less than 55 % aggregate marks. In case of vacant seats in "MBA - Pharma Economics and Trade", the science graduates (3-years course) with minimum 55% aggregate marks will be considered. The candidates who take admission in the postgraduate programme must register with the State Pharmacy Council or should apply for the registration of the same within one month from the date of his/her admission. There will be a relaxation of 5% for SC/ST/ OBC/Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates in the minimum qualifying percentage.

Merit usually goes high. Candidates are called for a personal interview based on merit.
For admission in Ph.D. programme, the candidate must have passed a Master's degree with at least 60% marks in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Ph.D. candidates are enrolled after successfully passing (minimum qualifying marks are 50%) the pre-Ph.D. entrance examination followed by a personal interview.

Fee Structure

  • M. Pharm.: INR 66000 (At the time of admission and 3rd Semester) & INR 44000 (in 2nd and 4th Semester)
  • B. Pharm.: INR 56000 (At the time of admission and 3rd, 5th and 7th Semester) & INR 34000(in 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th Semester)
  • D. Pharm. (Duration-2 Years): INR 36000 (At the time of admission and 3rd Semester) & INR 14000 (in 2nd, 4th Semester)

Note: The fees for foreign students will be 1.5 times the above fee.

NIRF Metrics of Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University

Out of the total of 75 institutes, Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (Institute ID: IR-P-U-0853) is placed at 32nd rank among the Pharmacy College in India NIRF ranking 2021 and scored 50.08. Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research under DPSRU is a leading Pharmacy institute and Delhi's second-best institute. In Teaching, Learning & Resources (TLR), the institute has scored 55.89/100. Institute scored 18.16/100 in Research & Professional Practice (RPC), 75.54/100 in Graduation Outcome (GO), 58.62/100 in Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) and 68.91/100 in Perception. If we look at the NIRF parameter statistics, it is clearly seen that the institute scored full marks in SS or Student strength including Ph.D. students (20/20) and PCS or Facilities for Physically Challenged Students (20/20).


Image Source: Official Website if NIRF Ranking 2021

About the Institute

From the NIRF stat, it is clear that DIPSAR is among the top-rated pharmacy institutes. It is India's first pharmaceutical university. It has excellent infrastructure, great laboratories, highly advanced laboratories, nice faculty and other facilities.

Campus Environment

Campus life at DIPSAR is marvellous. Students are from different cultural backgrounds and nationalities, which helps in personality development. The course Curriculum of the DIPSAR is outstanding and updated. The teaching methodology used by teachers is excellent which make this institute best performing among all other pharmacy colleges. In each semester there are 2 internal exams and 1-semester exam. The college faculty is very knowledgeable, polite and experienced. They are well quailed and most of them hold a Ph.D. degree. They have good practical knowledge in their field.

Infrastructure and Other Facilities

The infrastructure of the college is awesome. There are a total of 26 classrooms which are well furnished, well-managed, clean and air-conditioned. There are different laboratories for different pharmacy subjects and a total of 30 labs are there which are well-equipped and well-maintained. The College library is wonderful as it has all most all pharmacy books that may be required by a student. Several research journals and another kind of study material is also available at the library. Separate hostel facilities for boys and girls are available at the campus. Hostel rules are very strict. No entry is allowed after 9 pm and in the girl's hostel, lady security guards are appointed. Hostel rooms are clean. A TV room is also available. Mess facilities at the hostel are also good. Overall hostels are affordable.

Other facilities that are available at campus includes a large swimming pool, musical fountain in the garden area, canteen facilities, museum, auditorium, incubation centre, Information Technology Centre, food court, SBI ATM and Mother Dairy Booth etc. Medical facilities are also available for students.

Sports facilities at institutes are of good quality that includes basketball, football, badminton, cricket etc. Institute organise sports week each year in the month of February. Other events are also organised such as the celebration of important days, Annual function, Pharmacy day, Physiotherapy day, orientation programme, fresher party, farewell party and festival celebration etc. Celebrities and other dignitaries are invited to these programmes. All students participate in these programmes. The Alumni network of the institute is very strong. Alumni are also invited to the sports week programme. They help their juniors in every way. A cultural feast is also organised on the campus in the month of February named 'Panacea'. Several activities are held in the annual fest such as singing, dancing, debate competition, poetry etc. Some societies/clubs (Fitoor drama society, Malang dance society, Raag, Aakariti, etc.) are also there.

Placement Record of DIPSAR, DPSRU

The placement opportunities are excellent in the institute. It has a separate placement cell which works very hard to prepare the students for the industries. And invites various national and international companies for campus placement of final year students. Every year several well-known pharma companies do come for placement at DIPSAR. Some of the famous companies are Eli Lilly, Cipla, Sun Pharma, Novartis, IQVIA, Dr Reddy's, GSK come for placements. Almost 80% of the students get placed every year. The selection of the student is done based on their performance in interviews and their skills. Internship opportunities are also provided to the students. If any student wants to join an internship somewhere else. He/she can join. Scholarships such as post-matric or prime minister scholarships or other scholarships are also offered to the students by the institute.

Past three year's data of placement & higher studies shows that in UG courses, placement was average but approximately 75% got selected for higher studies. Out of 80 graduated students, only 9 students (2017-18), 25 out of 133 students (2018-19), and 15 students out of 120 students (2019-20) got placed with a median salary package of 4 LPA (2017-18), 5 LPA (2018-19) and 4.5 LPA (2019-20). A total of 60, 107 and 95 students got selected for higher studies in 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20, respectively.

While in PG courses, placement of students and selection in higher studies was perfectly 100%. In 2017-18, out of a total of 46 students, 40 students got a placement with a median salary package of 5.5LPA and 6 students got selected for higher studies. In 2018-19, 73 students out of 77 students were placed by higher companies at a median salary package of 6 LPA and 4 students got selected for higher studies. In 2019-20, out of 80 students, 72 got a placement with a median salary package of 6 LPA and at the same time, 8 students were selected for higher studies.

Contact Details

Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research University (DPSRU)
Mehrauli-Badarpur Road,
Puspvihar Sector 3
New Delhi 110017, India
Phone: 011-29552039


Comments

Author: Umesh29 Sep 2021 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 4

The author has very elaborately brought out these two top pharmacy colleges in Delhi based on NIRF ratings. The methodology of NIRF ranking process is such that it takes so many important parameters while considering the ranking of a college in any particular category and in this article we find that though these two colleges are very good considering their facilities and courses offered to the students but still their NIRF rankings are quite apart when seen from a national level perspective as the first one is at 1st rank and second at 32nd rank. From this, we can infer that the NIRF methodology is a robust one and based on realistic parameters and is able to differentiate the subtle differences between the institutes though they might appear almost at the same level when we look at them superficially. This is a very interesting observation.



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