From ancient times Pharmacy is known as a branch associated with healthcare services. The word Pharmacy has been derived from the Greek word "pharmakon", meaning drug. Today, the discipline of Pharmacy has made enormous progress and has matured as a distinctly independent branch as pharmaceutical sciences, mainly through the acquisition of the wealth of knowledge, research and a vast array of drugs & therapeutic remedies. The job of the Pharmacists is to prepare, mix, compound or dispense drugs and medicines, ointments, powder, tablets and injections on the prescription of a medical practitioner, dentist or veterinarian. In detail , they are concerned with production of pharmaceutical products, development of the methods of processes of production and quality control. After the completion of B.pharm, an individual can both pursue a course in M.Pharm and later on do Ph.D in pharmacy.