Bachelor in Pharmacy is a 4-year undergraduate program in the field of Pharmacy that deals with health and chemical science. Throughout the B. Pharma program, students are introduced to various medicines and drugs and their uses and effects/side effects.
Candidate shall have passed 10+2 examination conducted by the respective state/central government authorities recognized as equivalent to 10+2 examination by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with English as one of the subjects and Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (P.C.M) and or Biology (P.C.B / P.C.M.B.) as optional subjects individually. Any other qualification approved by the PharmacyCouncil of India as equivalent to any of the above examinations.
A pass in D. Pharm. course from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under section 12 of the PharmacyAct.
The course of study for B.Pharm shall extend over a period of eight semesters (four academic years) and six semesters (three academic years) for lateral entry students. The curricula and syllabi for the program shall be prescribed from time to time by Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi.
Medium of instruction and examination shall be in English.
Each semestershall consist of not less than 100 working days. The odd semesters shall be conducted from the month of June/July to November/December and the even semesters shall be conducted from December/January toMay/June in every calendar year.
Pharmacy is a rare field of medicine/science that requires close interactions with people to earn their trust as you work towards improving their health. After completing their B. Pharmacy, some aspirants will be confused about what to do next.
After completing Bachelor's in Pharmacy, there are various options for higher education and career-wise. Some of India's most popular entrance exams for M. Pharmacy admission are GPAT, NIPER JEE, CUCET, CEE AMPAI, etc. Pharmacy aspirants can even attempt TOEFL, GRE, IELTS, etc., if they wish to get employed overseas.
With a range of lucrative Pharmacy career options, B. Pharmacy degree holders can also get employed in the private or government sector as pharmacists, drug inspectors, food inspectors, medical underwriters, or even open a drugstore.
As per the philosophy of Credit Based Semester System, certain quantum of academic work viz. theory classes, tutorial hours, practical classes, etc. are measured in terms of credits. On satisfactory completion of the courses, a candidate earns credits. The amount of credit associated with a course is dependent upon the number of hours of instruction per week in that course. Similarly, the credit associated with any of the other academic, co/extra-curricular activities is dependent upon the quantum of work expected to be put in for each of these activities per week.
A candidate is required to put in at least 80% attendance in individual courses considering theory and practical separately. The candidate shall complete the prescribed course satisfactorily to be eligible to appear for the respective examinations.
Courses are broadly classified as Theory and Practical. Theory courses consist of lecture (L) and /or tutorial (T) hours, and Practical (P) courses consist of hours spent in the laboratory. Credits (C) for a course is dependent on the number of hours of instruction per week in that course, and is obtained by using a multiplier of one (1) for lecture and tutorial hours, and a multiplier of half (1/2) for practical (laboratory) hours. Thus, for example, a theory course having three lectures and one tutorial per week throughout the semester carries a credit of 4. Similarly, a practical having four laboratory hours per week throughout semester carries a credit of 2.
The minimum credit points required for award of a B. Pharm. degree is 208. These credits are divided into Theory courses, Tutorials, Practical, Practice School and Projectover the duration of eight semesters. The credits are distributed semester-wise as shown in Table IX. Courses generally progress in sequences, building competencies and their positioning indicates certain academic maturity on the part of the learners. Learners are expected to follow the semester-wise schedule of courses given in the syllabus.
The lateral entry students shall get 52 credit points transferred from their D. Pharm program. Such students shall take up additional remedial courses of ‘Communication Skills’ (Theory and Practical) and ‘Computer Applications in Pharmacy’ (Theory and Practical) equivalent to 3 and 4 credit points respectively, a total of 7 credit points to attain 59 credit points, the maximum of I and II semesters.
A regular record of attendance both in Theory and Practical shall be maintained by the teaching staff of respective courses.