Pharmacy is the health profession that links the health sciences with the chemical sciences and it is charged with ensuring the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The scope of pharmacy practice includes more traditional roles such as compounding and dispensing medications, and it also includes more modern services related to health care, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy, and providing drug information. Pharmacists, therefore, are the experts on drug therapy and are the primary health professionals who optimize medication use to provide patients with positive health outcomes. Pharmacists are highly-trained and skilled healthcare professionals who perform various roles to ensure optimal health outcomes for their patients. Many pharmacists are also small-business owners, owning the pharmacy in which they practice.
Pharma sector is fast growing nowadays. Jobs in the pharmaceutical industry range from those in sales and marketing to high-end specialist R&D jobs. They also have carreer options in Teaching, Hospital Pharmacy or Community Pharmacy, Medical Transcription, Clinical Research etc. Depending on the extent of study and the area of specialization (pharmacology, pharmaceutics, hospital pharmacy or quality assurance), pharma graduate can opt for research. Research openings are growing in India. But those with doctoral and post-doctoral qualifications find challenging avenues in R & D labs abroad.
Ezhuthachan college of pharmaceutical sciences has an active Placement Cell which looks into the placement for its students in various pharmaceutical sectors. The major objective of campus placement is to identify the talented and qualified professionals before they complete their education. The college offers campus placement for its final D.Pharm, B.Pharm/ M.Pharm students. The college Placement Cell assist students develop/clarify their academic and career interests. Assists the development of graduates and post- graduates with balanced set of technical skills, interpersonal skills and with a positive attitude to life. Acts as a link between students, alumni and the employment community. Generates awareness in the students regarding future career options available to them. Intimates the notifications for pharmacist jobs given by different government and non government organizations to their students.
ECPS graduates have been placed in reputed pharmaceutical sectors worldwide and not they have made a mark but also created a niche for themselves.
2.Dr. S. Mathan HOD, Dept of Pharmaceutics