I need to answer to get admission for Master’s of Pharmacy

I am doing Pharmacy (third year). Please suggest various exams that I need to answer to get admission for Master’s of Pharmacy and any good colleges for this in India? What jobs can I apply for with a Master’s degree? I would also like to know about Pharm. D.

Masters in Pharmacy as a post-graduate academic degree is for 2 years spread over four semesters. Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D) is a six-year programme for which eligibility is 10+2. It includes five years of academics and one year of training sessions. But for those who have completed B. Pharm., the duration of Pharm. D reduces to three years, which includes one compulsory year of residency or internship.

Institutes offering these courses are: University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh, Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai; IITBHU, etc.

Admission process for these courses varies across colleges. Most institutes offering these courses select students based on their performance in a relevant entrance test. Some Institutes admit students on the basis of marks scored by them in Bachelor’s degree programme, while some conduct their own entrance tests.

Some of the major entrance examinations are: GPAT (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test); UPSEE Pharmacy (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination); BITS HD Pharmacy (Birla Institute of Technology Higher Degree Pharmacy), National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Joint Entrance Exam (NIPERJEE).

Both courses have their own significance. If one wants to work in production of drugs, M. Pharm. In pharmaceutics/pharmaceutical analysis/industrial pharmacy is the best choice. If one is willing to learn and work in clinical and hospital setting then M. Pharm. In pharmacology/pharmacy practice and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D) is the best choice.


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My father is a businessman but I am not interested in his business.

I am studying in Class 9. This year is my 10th and I am quite ready for it. But I don’t know what to do after that. My father is a businessman but I am not interested in his business. I am not able to decide my aim. Please help me.

Very few people are born knowing what career is right for them. So don’t worry, and focus on your studies; it is not necessary to define a specific career choice now. A level of interest in various subjects taught in school can certainly help you in choosing a suitable career. What are you excited about studying? What do you want to know more about? For example, if you enjoy Mathematics, explore careers that require mathematical skills. Then it is guaranteed that you will be at ease with any work where there is more use of mathematics. Never pick a subject you dislike only for the job possibilities. That is almost sure to be a disappointment to you in the long run. Remember, people tend to excel when they have a passion for their work.


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I want to pursue my career in Business Management

I am a student of Class 9 and want to pursue my career in Business Management specifically from Harvard Business School. Please tell me about the qualifications and the process by which I can get admission.

Harvard Business School (HBS) attracts the best and the brightest MBA applicants from across the world, basic qualification for which is graduation. T’s better to go for B. Tech. as a large number of Harvard students have a technical/engineering background. Then work for few years. The average work experience for Harvard MBA is over 4 years. Without experience, it will be very tough to get in. then prepare well for GMAT. Harvard’s median GMAT score is 730. The selectivity rate for the Harvard MBA is 12%. So be prepared to work hard and remain focused as the path is long.


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I am interested in writing and I’m quite good at it.

I am a student of Class X. I am interested in writing and I’m quite good at it. Moreover, I love English. So I am planning to take English Literature after 12th followed by a course in creative writing. Can you tell me if there is any college in India that offers this course (even abroad)? Kindly mention the jobs that I can opt for by taking those courses.

An essential requirement to become a creative writer is passion for writing and love to communicate with words. This field requires a lot of imagination, observation and an inborn ability to create pictures of the natural world.

There are many institutes all over India which offer courses n creative writing. But most of these are diploma courses with duration of 1-3 years. Eligibility for these courses is graduation.

Some such institutes are: Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and communication, New Delhi; Amity Institute of English and Business Communication, Noida; Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media, Bangalore; Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi; The British Council located in all metro cities in India; Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi; Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi offers a post-graduate diploma in Creative Writing through its distance learning programme.

You can work as a content writer in any of the KPO firms or get involved in writing stories, articles, books and scripts that are highly demanded by editors and publishers. Even a career as a freelance writer may provide you with a good income.


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I want to become an archaeologist

I am a student of Class 9 and I will soon become a student of class 10 (CBSE board). What Maths should I choose – standard or basics – as I want to become an archaeologist? What courses should I do after Class 10? Is there good scope for Archaeology in India? Please help me with the list of Institutes and courses.

Archaeology is the study of uncovering the roots of human civilization by investigating artifacts left behind by previous civilizations. The responsibility of an archaeologist is to gather different types of evidence of human past from various places using data using drawing, notes and photography. Most people picture archaeologists digging up the earth with tools all around them, but archaeology is much more than that.

For admission to Archaeology courses, Mathematics is not required. So if you do not like Maths, you can go for basic Maths now. Then in 10+2, you may take any combination of subjects, followed by a Bachelor’s degree in History, Sociology or Anthropology.

Most of the Universities in India offer the subjects at the post-graduation level. Some of these are: Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi; The Delhi Institute of Heritage, Culture and Archaeology, Punjab University, Chandigarh; Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Pune; MS University at Baroda, Vadodara.

As an Archaeologist you can work in private or government-owned museums for the safe upkeep and management of museum artifacts. A degree-holder in Archaeology can also work as tourist guides, heritage managers, and resource persons of trip organizers in tourism. They have great scope in jobs as well as research in various colleges and Universities.


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I hate myself and my life!

On entering Std XI, I have been least concerned about myself. I don’t try to study and get distracted by different thoughts especially of my former boyfriend. I have made a timetable for my studies but don’t follow it. I get into arguments with my parents. Sometimes I have thoughts of killing myself. I feel like I am a loser and can’t do anything. I completely wasted this session and the boards are coming up in April. My grades are going down and my performance in sports too. Sometimes I miss my boyfriend whom I left due to family pressure and talk to him even after promising my family not to do so. I am also confused about whether to carry on my relationship with him or end everything. I have started hating myself! Please help me.

It is shocking to read that at the tender age of 16 you “have started hating” yourself and are “least concerned about” yourself and get into arguments with your parents. You even have thoughts of killing yourself. You do not study and your grades are going down and feel that you are “a loser and can’t do anything”. Remember that your life is a precious gift from GOD, who loves you and is always ready to help you in moments of need. He has given you your parents and the possibility of getting a good education and building a good future. Awake from your negative approach to life and your irresponsible behaviour. Spend some time in prayer to God every day and share your problems with a good teacher or college counsellor who knows you and can give you proper guidance. Stop complaining and start living the beautiful gift of your life.


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Should I forget him forever?

My best friend and I had a fight 3 months ago. I really don’t know how to get back our friendship. I really miss him and want him back. I tried to talk to him but he ignores me and I feel very bad. I really do not know what is going on in his mind about me. Should I apologize to get him back or should I wait for him to come and apologize? Or should I ignore him and forget him forever?

You had a fight 3 months ago with your best friend and now you miss him and want him back because he ignores you. You should ask yourself why you had a fight with each other and who started the fight. If you were the first to insult him it is your duty to apologize and ask for forgiveness; if, on the contrary, it was him, who started it, tell him that you have forgiven him and want him again as your best friend. A good friendship is built on mutual respect, love and forgiveness.


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I have no will-power

I am a student of standard XII and I am from a middle class family. My dad is an IT consultant, but due to the fall of IT my family is facing many financial problems. But still they go through everything with the determination to make me a doctor. They pay so much for my tuition expenses more than what they have. I want to be a doctor but my ambition seems like a dream which may not come true due to my lack of confidence. I have no will-power or self-control. I cut school just to watch Korean dramas. I lie to my parents that I am using the Internet to clarify my doubts but I secretly read books online or watch dramas. I know that what my parents are going through is much worse than anyone can think of. There are few more months left for the board exams and I am still unprepared. I am scared to face my NEET examination. I get distracted easily and I want to sleep a lot. I have the capacity to score well when I study but I do not concentrate. I badly want to become a doctor. My relatives and family are expecting me to enter MED on merit. I know I can never reach my goal if I keep doing this. I read your blog a lot; your advice helps me in many ways. I hope you can advice me on this.

You know that your “family is facing many financial problems” yet they pay so much for your “tuition expenses” because, out of love for you, they want you to become a doctor. You too “badly want to become a doctor” yet, a few months away from your board exams, you are “still unprepared”, “do not concentrate” and “want to sleep a lot”. Look at the faces of your parents, struggling to help you in spite of so many family problems and feel ashamed of telling lies to them, being lazy and neglecting your studies, though you know that you “have the capacity to score well when you study”. You are aware that you “can never reach your goal” if you “keep doing this”. If you continue like this you will waste your life and make your family suffer. If you work hard and become a doctor you will be able to help your family overcome their financial problems and make them happy. Don’t you love your parents? Don’t you want to help them? Don’t you feel ashamed? Don’t you fear God? Awake from your irresponsible behaviour and work hard to achieve your goal.


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My father always sees me watching TV

I am 14 years old. I finish my studies before my father returns home office at night. But when he comes home, he always sees me watching TV. He scolds me, but I’m not able to make him understand that I have already studied. After returning from school I go for tuitions and then to play. After that I study and watch TV, and at that very time my father comes home! He tell me to study in the morning from 4 a.m., but I am not able to do so because of being tired the whole day. Please help me.

You write that you are busy everyday with tuitions and studies. Only after that you relax by watching TV. When your father comes home he sees you in front of the TV and thinks that you are wasting time and he colds you. The members of your family who see you studying should explain the situation to him. You can also ask your father to talk to your teachers in school and they will confirm your good performance in studies. This will make your father happy.


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My parents think that I am useless

I try my best to perform well in my exams but my parents think that I am useless and can’t do anything. I am not a dumb student. I have secured 78% in my exams. Due to my board class, my parents are not bringing my grandparents to our home but they really want to bring them and I also want that. So now there is more pressure on me. If I am unable to score more than 90% in my exams then it will create a huge problem and my family members will blame my parents only because in my city there is good medical facility comparing to other cities. Please help me. I am under a lot of pressure.

You have secured 78% in your exams; therefore you are not a “dumb student”. Your parents seem to have very big expectations about your future and are not satisfied; they expect more from you. Explain this situation to one of your teachers and ask your parents to talk to him or her, so that they can help them to appreciate your performance and have a more encouraging attitude towards you. Appreciation from the family will give you strength and will inspire you to give your best.


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My friend is in depression

My friend is in depression since a year or so. And she has been taking counseling sessions as well. Previously it was not that bad an issue but now it is getting worse. She constantly hurts herself, does not sleep for 1-2 days. And now she stays away from everybody. When she is in class she wants to sit alone. She dies not mind being with me. We are not in the same section so even if I want to sit with her, I cannot. But nowadays she does not even share her problems and when I ask she gets irritated. She is very good and sweet person. She loves helping people. She is active on social media and you can say she is a ‘social beauty’. She loves her mother a lot and in comparison to most girls she is very frank with her mother. But since a month ago, she is having some family issues and they are not that close right now. What can I do to help her?

It is sad to read that your friend in depression since one year. She needs expert psychological counseling and proper medical treatment. There is nothing you can do for her, except pray God that he may help her. Let her family deal with this problem.


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I want to end my feelings for him

I am 17 years old. I have a huge crush on a guy who is about 6-7 years older than me. He is a family friend and I talk to him on Facebook. I have never met him in person but he seems to be a nice person. I am having difficulty in ending my feelings for him. I know these feelings would take me nowhere but only hurt me. I cannot talk about him to a family member because that would only add to my problems and talking to friends didn’t help at all. I am pretty sure he has no feelings for me. I want to end my feelings for him. Please help.

Your problem is about your “feelings” for a guy who is older than you, whom you never met in person and only talk to on Facebook. Feelings come and go many times in life, as they are based on attractions and emotions, not on experience and serious reflection. You write that “he seems to be a nice person” but you are not sure about that. Besides, you are “pretty sure” that he has no feelings for you. Stop living by emotions and attractions as they will take you in a wrong direction and may end up hurting you. Concentrate on your family relationships, your studies and good friends around you. Do not forget to pray God who gave you love and life.


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She is constantly behind me

There’s a girl in my class who seems to love me a lot. She is constantly behind me. But I don’t see her as anything more than a friend. I just cannot get her off my back, no matter what! She just won’t listen to me and I don’t know what to do! How do I make her understand that I only consider her as a friend?

Looks like you are getting an overdose of unwanted attention and you find it quite annoying.

‘m not sure what you’ve told her and how, but be firm and keep saying: I’m not interested in a relationship with you’. Repeat the same sentence each time like a ‘broken record’. It may take a bit of time, but it should sink in!

In addition, I’m sure you know her best friend/s. you can speak to her and ask her to make her friend understand that you are not interested in the relationship.

Be firm. Else, learn to ignore her; it is just a matter of time before she gets bored!


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I am a failure in sports

I perform well in studies but I am a failure in sports. My parents want me to join coaching classes, but I just can’t pick up these games! I can’t bear my parents comparing me with others, particularly my friends. I have seen how girls flock around my friends when they win a match, but nobody talks to me. I feel as if I’m good for nothing.

You’re feeling quite frustrated that you have to ‘conform’ to this ‘imaginary’ standard, especially to gain the approval of your parents and peers. Looks like you’re also feeling hurt and rejected and now see yourself as a ‘failure’.

Think about it…would you really like people to flock and sports. How about looking at both from a different angle and instead ‘enjoying’ whatever you do?

So, whether you take up sports, or music, or become a geek…it is your choice. When you like yourself for who you are without judging yourself and you enjoy what you do, you begin to exude more confidence and happiness…and this is what will attract others to you!


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My parents do not appreciate me

I am 14-year-old boy and I have a younger brother. My problem is that even though I do so much to keep my parents happy, they do not appreciate me and instead, insult me in front of others, including my younger brother. I feel that they like my younger brother more than me.

I see that you feel very hurt when your parents insult you, especially in front of others. You feel unappreciated by them, especially when they compare you with your younger brother.

Looks like you go out of your way to make them like you, but it is not working. At this age, most parents expect certain things from children – discipline, focus on academics, being helpful at home, to name a few. So, a good thing to ask yourself is: “Is what I’m doing to make them happy the same as what they expect me to do?” you could make a list of these, or even ask your parents to tell you what they expect, and compare the list and see what you need to change in your actions. However, it also helps to remember that you can’t make someone simply like you by doing things.

So, at the same time, develop your personality in a positive way by focusing on a hobby, on forming supportive friendships and through prayer. If you are a happy and well-adjusted person, people will like you and you will also develop inner strength to face all situations.


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