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B Pharma

Bachelor of Pharmacy
Duration: 4 Years
Level: Graduation
Type: Degree

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. OrMinimum qualifying marks in 10+2 examination as per Regulation (1a) above with pass in twoyear D. Pharmacy course.

The criteria of minimum percentage of marks may differ from institute to institute. In somestates it is also mandatory to give an additional pharmacy entrance examination in order to beeligible 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
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Bachelor of Pharmacy Syllabus
Syllabus of Pharmacy as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.
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
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)
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
Banaras Hindu University - BHU (https://targetstudy.com/university/312/banaras-hinduuniversity/),
Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (DIPSR)
dipsr/), New Delhi
Jamia Hamdard University (https://targetstudy.com/university/75/jamia-hamdard/), Delhi
Bombay College of Pharmacy (BCP) (https://targetstudy.com/institute/5640/bombaycollege-
of-pharmacy/), Mumbai
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 Centres
Medical Dispensing Store
Pharmaceutical Firms
Research Agencies
Sales and Marketing Department
Bachelor of Pharmacy Job Types
Health Inspector
Analytical Chemist
Research Officer
Chemical/Drug Technician
Drug Therapist
Customs Officer
Data Manager
Drug Inspector
Hospital Drug Coordinator
Medical Transcriptionist
Regulatory Manager