DRUG STORE MANAGEMENT COURSE 


CERTIFICATE Course (Six Months’ Certificate Course)     DIPLOMA Course (Bharat Sevak Samaj Course)


Certificate Course :


1. INTRODUCTION
Pharmacy has a very important role in health care system. It is a profession that concerned with the preparation, preservation, distribution and use of drugs and medicines along with proper counseling and consultation. Pharmacy workers shall have a profound and comprehensive knowledge about the subject to maintain and disseminate.
The increasing complexity of the drug therapy with its potential adverse side effects along with the danger of drug abuse has brought into focus the important role of both the pharmacists and pharmacy workers in the health care system.
In India, pharmacy education as an academic discipline of recent origin, although training was imparted primarily for preparing manpower for the tasks of compounding and dispensing according to prescriptions written by medical practitioners. But with the introduction and increasing availability of ready-to-use medicines pre-packaged in required dosages, the need of compounding and dispensing has become redundant. Yet the basic knowledge, concepts, notion even hypothesis is still similarly important and essential to run a pharmacy at different state in the country.
Academy of Pharmacy Management & Guidance popularly known as A.P.M.G. was established in the year 2006 as an autonomous body registered under the West Bengal Societies Act. Initially it has its operation only in West Bengal as a role model for the entire chemist fraternity of India.
People are constantly challenged by various demands submitted to them. We seem to be at war with time and each day is another battle with the crushing demands of the pharmacy profession. We scurry to get things done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Even though efficiency is required in conducting business. Effectiveness is the associate factor that keeps business running profitably.
 

In a nutshell A.P.M.G. has initiated this programme “Drug Store Management Course” which will “improve quality of work and the professional life of participants”.

The objectives are:

a) To upgrade the knowledge and skill of the pharmacy workers.
b) To promote and encourage the advancement of literacy, cultural, scientific and technical education for the benefit of the ailing community.
c) To bring qualitative advancement in services of the community.
d) To establish the concept of retail management in an atmosphere of specialization.
e) To implement the Best practices of Pharmaceutical Trade.
f) To develop a model of care and rehabilitation.
g) To facilitate education for health services.
h) To access the Health status and its development through community diagnosis.


2. NATURE of COURSE
With increasing emphasis on productive and remunerative employment of eligible pharmacy workers the institute expect a wide requisition of competent and conversant people in this pharmaceutical trade especially at the retail sector. The effectiveness of the workers evaluates Return on Investment making them to learn about the extent to which we are approaching the target to achieve our vision.

3. OBJECTIVES of the COURSE
Chemists and distributors and their organized distribution network to support and provide generous service to the humanity maintains stability and dispensability in the Health care service of the nation. Considering the importance and consciousness of such health service A.P.M.G has introduced Drug Stores Management Course to improve the skill, function, ability and performance of the Pharmacy workers and employees related to the Pharmaceutical Trade for providing better Hospitality Counseling, Rehabilitation and Care.
The Health sector of Rural India has been evaded since independence. Practitioner Pharmacists, Government Health Workers, Registered Medical Practitioners, Pharmacy workers were the only hope for the villagers in crisis. In time medication, proper attention saves the lives of several ailing people. After the commencement of Health Policy 2004-2013, updation and upgradations of the knowledge among the existing health workers community is essential and inevitable. To comply with these need-based activities such a proficient and accomplished curriculum like Drug Store Management Course is in exigency.
This Exclusive course will refurbish the skill, ability and aptitude of pharmacy workers with a better scope of recognition.

4. JOB OPPORTUNITIES
The successful candidates will be suitable for getting placement in the running chemists shops even in the wholesale medicine counters. Candidates with further academic interests can join as vocational trainer for other academic centers of the organization. Candidates with special skill can be absorbed even in the local pharmaceutical industries in the state. Candidates with adequate practical knowledge can be offered for better placement as a laboratory-assistant even associate of the pharmacists or pathologists.

5. SCOPE
Retail Management courses are providing new trends and provisions of jobs and services. This course will provide enormous scopes to get stable jobs as there is inadequacy of skilled and knowledgeable people in this trade.

6. ELIGIBILITY
Minimum admission qualification to the course will be successful completion of the Secondary Education Board of West Bengal or any similar course of any equivalent Educational Board in India.
Preference will be given to the people who are working in the chemist shops. The owners of the chemists shops will be chosen mostly.

7. SELECTION
If the number of applications exceeds 20 (Twenty), then application for admission will be screened and short listed. Separate list will be prepared on the basis of experience of work, academic qualification and interviews taken by the panel of judges selected by the Academy.

8. NUMBER of SEATS
Minimum number of Seats is 20 (Twenty). 10 (Ten) seats will be reserved for recommendation from pharmaceutical traders’ organizations.

9. DURATION of COURSES
3 Hours a Day, Once in a Week, 78 Hours in six months.

10. MEDIUM of INSTRUCTION
Delivery of Lectures will be in Bengali and English. However the candidate will be allowed to write the examination in English or Bengali or in other Regional Language.

11. ATTENDANCE
Minimum attendance is 80% is essential for appearing for the examination.
The Academy reserves the right to cancel the admission of the candidate if he is found to be habitually absent or is not putting up the required attendance or not taking interest on pursuing the studies.

12. EXAMINATION
The Examination will be held within 30 days of the term/duration of course with the result of the said examination to be declared within the stipulated time. A total of maximum 400 marks will be allotted for any Examination including both Theoretical & Practical.

13. CERTIFICATE of AWARD
Based on the performance during the Course and on the result of the Final examination, the successful candidates (above 40%) will be awarded Certificate of Competence from Academy of Pharmacy Management & Guidance.
Candidates having a score of above 80% in such examinations will be rewarded too.
Student has to obtain 40% of the total to be considered qualified. Anyone if scored below 40% will be considered disqualified.
The failed candidate when reappearing shall be reexamined in specific papers of theory and practical in which he or she has failed.

14. HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION
At present no Hostel facility has been arranged for the candidates attaining such courses. The institution will not bear any traveling, fooding and lodging expenses for any candidate.

15. DISCIPLINE
The candidate admitted should abide by the discipline within the prescribed administrative regulations. The candidates are expected to maintain decorum, decency and discipline through out their pursuance of the course with faculties, co-students staffs and supporting staffs.
Ragging is a crime prohibited under law of the land. Anyone found indulging at the unethical practice and/or act of ragging would be isolated/punished by the management and law enforcing authorities as the case may be.

16. CURRICULUM OF DRUG STORE MANAGEMENT COURSE   
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17. SPECIMEN QUESTIONS FOR CERTIFICATE COURSE           click here
 

COURSE FEES (in Rs.)*

 Admission Fee 400.00
 Tuition Fee 4200.00
 Examination Fee 500.00
 Prospectus Charge 100.00
 Total   (Five Two Zero Zero only)

 5200.00

*[ Rs.2000/- Service Tax Extra if and wherever applicable for
B.S.S. Diploma Certificate on Drug Store Management Course applied from January 2011 ]

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