Education in India

B.Pharm.
Bachelor of Pharmacy


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Duration:4 Years
Level:Graduation
Type:Degree
Eligibility:10+2


B.Pharm. or Bachelor of Pharmacy is an undergraduate Pharmacy course. Pharmacy is the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines. The duration of B.Pharm. is four years whose curriculum is covered in a number of 6-8 Semesters, varying from institute to institute. B.Pharm. curriculum provides valuable knowledge of health care and bio chemical science. Students are expected to perform a number of experiments along with theory classes. Pharmacy education and profession in India up to graduate level is regulated by the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), a statutory body governed by the provisions of the Pharmacy Act, 1948 passed by the Indian Parliament. Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy enables one to practice the profession of a Pharmacist. There are a number of recognized universities worldwide which offer online Pharmacy Degree. Some of the online Pharmacy Degree Schools are University of Florida, Kaplan University, Baker College, Lehigh University, University of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University and University of Liverpool.

Bachelor of Pharmacy Eligibility

  • Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy requires a candidate to have cleared 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Maths (PCM) or Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) or Physics, Chemistry, Maths & Biology as subjects. One must also pass with at least 50% marks in Pre University Course with biology/mathematics as one of the subjects, or complete a D.Pharma. (Diploma in Pharmacy).
  • There is an option of pursuing Direct Second Year Bachelor of Pharmacy (Lateral Entry) if one has: Should have aggregate of 50% marks in the First and Second year D. Pharmacy Examination with a pass in HSC or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) or Mathematics. Or
  • Minimum qualifying marks in 10+2 examination as per Regulation (1a) above with pass in two year D. Pharmacy course.
  • The criteria of minimum percentage of marks may differ from institute to institute. In some states it is also mandatory to give an additional pharmacy entrance examination in order to be eligible for the course.

Some of the Pharmacy Entrance Test

  • BHU B Pharma Entrance Exam
  • GPAT - Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test
  • GCET - Goa Common Entrance Test
  • MHT-CET - Maharashtra Common Entrance Test

Bachelor of Pharmacy Subjects

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmaceutical Maths & Biostatistics
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Bachelor of Pharmacy Syllabus

The following syllabus is as per All India Council for Technical Education.

Sem. I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study

1

Pharmaceutical Analysis I

2

Remedial Mathematical Biology

3

Pharmacognosy I

4

Pharmaceutical Chemistry I (Inorganic Pharmaceutical Chemistry)

5

Basic Electronics & Computer Applications

Sem. II

1

Pharmaceutics I  (Physical Pharmacy)

2

Advanced Mathematics.

3

Pharmaceutical Chemistry II  (Physical Chemistry)

4

Pharmaceutical Chemistry III (Organic Chemistry I)

5

Anatomy, Physiology & Health Education (APHE) I

Sem. III

1

Pharmaceutics II (Unit Operations I, including Engg. Drawing)

2

Pharmaceutical Chemistry IV (Organic Chemistry II)

3

Pharmacognosy II

4

Pharmaceutical Analysis II

5

A P HE-II

Sem. IV

1

Pharmaceutics – III (Unit Operations II)

2

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

3

Pharmacognosy III

4

Pathophysiology of Common Diseases

5

Pharmaceutics IV (Dispensing & Community Pharmacy)

Sem. V

1

Pharmaceutical Chemistry – V (Biochemistry)'

2

Pharmaceutics V (Pharmaceucal Technology I)

3

Pharmacology I

4

Pharmacognosy

5

Pharmaceutics VI (Hospital pharmacy)

Sem. VI

1

Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Medicinal Chemistry I)

2

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence & Ethics

3

Pharmaceutics VII (Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics)

4

Pharmacology II

5

Pharmacognosy V (Chemistry of Natural Products)  

Sem. VII

1

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

2

Pharmaceutics VIII
(Pharmaceutical Technology II

3

Pharmaceutical Industrial Management

4

Pharmacology III

5

Pharmaceutical Chemistry VII (Medicinal Chemistry II)

7

Elective (Theory)

Sem. VIII

1

Pharmaceutics IX

2

Pharmaceutical Analysis III

3

Pharmaceutical Chemistry VIII (Medicinal Chemistry III)

4

Pharmacognosy VI

5

Pharmacology IV (Clinical Pharmacy & Drug Interactions)

6

Project related to Elective

 

Bachelor of Pharmacy Colleges

Bachelor of Pharmacy Course Suitability

  • Candidates willing for Master’s Degree and then for further research work can go for it.
  • Those who want to become teacher or lecturer also are suitable for this course.
  • They should have good knowledge of Pharma Industry and other updates about it.

How is Bachelor of Pharmacy Course Beneficial?

  • A candidate can pursue a Master Degree in Pharmacy which offers various specialization like Pharmacognosy, pharmacology etc.
  • After obtaining a Pharmacy degree, and registering with the state Pharmacy Council, one can start his/her own Pharmacy or Chemist Shop to stock and sell medicines.

Bachelor of Pharmacy Employment Areas

  • Chemist Shop
  • Drug Control Administration
  • Educational Institutes
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Health Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Dispensing Store
  • Pharmaceutical Firms
  • Research Agencies
  • Sales and Marketing Department

Bachelor of Pharmacy Job Types

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Chemical / Drug Technician
  • Customs Officer
  • Data Manager
  • Drug Inspector
  • Drug Therapist
  • Health Inspector
  • Hospital Drug Coordinator
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Regulatory Manager
  • Research Officer
  • Teacher
After completing B.Pharm. you can become:
Pharmacy Courses
Pharmacy Degree Courses

B.Pharm + M.B.A.
B.Pharm. (Hons.)
B.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
B.Pharm. (Pharmaceutics)
B.Pharm. (Pharmacognosy)
B.Pharm. (Unani)
B.Pharma. (Pharmacology)
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Pharmacy
D.M. (Clinical Pharmacology)
M.B.A. (Pharma. Technology)
M.D. (Pharmacology)
M.Pharm.
M.Pharm. (Biopharmaceutics)
M.Pharm. (Biotechnology)
M.Pharm. (Bulk Drugs)
M.Pharm. (Clinical Pharmacy)
M.Pharm. (Drug Discovery and Drug Development)
M.Pharm. (Drug Regulatory Affairs)
M.Pharm. (Industrial Pharmacy)
M.Pharm. (Medicinal Chemistry)
M.Pharm. (Medicinal Natural Products)
M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Administration)
M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance)
M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Analysis)
M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology)
M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Market and Management)
M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmaceutics)
M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Technology)
M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutics)
M.Pharm. (Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry)
M.Pharm. (Pharmacology)
M.Pharm. (Pharmacy Practice)
M.Pharm. (Phytopharmaceuticals & Natural Products)
M.Pharm. (Quality Assurance)
M.Sc. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
M.Sc. (Pharmacology)
M.Sc. (Pharmacy)
M.Tech. (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology)
Ph.D. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
Ph.D. (Pharmaceutical Medicine)
Ph.D. (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Ph.D. (Pharmaceutics)
Ph.D. (Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry)
Ph.D. (Pharmacology)
Ph.D. (Pharmacy)
Pharm.D

Pharmacy Diploma Courses

Advanced Diploma in Biotherapeutics
Advanced Diploma In Pharmaceutical Management
Advanced Diploma in Technical & Analytical Chemistry
Diploma in Vetrinary Pharmacy
Diploma in Pharmaceutical Management
Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharma)
P.G. Diploma in Pharmacovigilance
Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Post Graduate Diploma in Principles of Clinical Pharmacology

Pharmacy Certificate Courses

Certificate Course In Pharmaceutical Management
Certificate Course in Pharmacovigilance
Certificate course in Pharmacy
Certificate in Drug Regulatory Affairs
Certification ERP Training Program exclusively for Pharmaceutical
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