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Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) is an undergraduate degree course in the field of Pharmacy education. The Pharmacy field offers us lots of career opportunities. B Pharm focuses on the study of biology, pharmaceutical chemistry (inorganic, physical and organic), biochemistry, medicines, physiology, pharmacology, dispensing etc. B. Pharmacy gives a broader understanding about effect on different drugs on human body.
The duration of this course is 4 years which is further divided into eight semesters for 12th pass students and six semesters (three academic years) for lateral entry students after diploma. Each semester lasting for a period of 6 months. Students who want to join the B.Pharma programme have to passed class 12th with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics/Biology with minimum of 50% marks.
The curriculum and syllabus for the program is as per the guidelines issued by Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi. Medium of instruction and examination is English. Each semester shall 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 to May/June in every calendar year.
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. A candidate have to clear a total of 72 different subjects (47T & 25P) for completion of B. pharm. course in addition to the project work in VIII semester.
After completing the course and obtaining practice license, graduates may work as pharmacists at Government hospitals, private hospitals/clinics or private medical shops. If one has access to decent financial resources, one may also start an own medical shop. In pharmaceutical industries graduates may work in departments such as manufacturing, quality control, packing, marketing etc. State wise health boards also provides numerous job opportunities to graduates like Drug inspector.
In addition to this a wide-range of career opportunities is available to the pharmacy graduates worldwide. There is a great scope for pharmacist in well reputated companies like glaxo smith, sun pharma, abott, cipla, Ranbaxy etc. A part from this a graduate Pharmacists can also opt for higher education for better advancements in pharmacy field.
The Candidate should have passed 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, English, Mathematics and/ or
Biology as optional subjects individually.
Obtained at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the above subjects
Passed Diploma examination with at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to reserved category), subject to vacancies in the First Year, in case the vacancies at lateral entry are exhausted.
The candidate should have passed in D. Pharm course with minimum 45% marks from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under section 12 of the Pharmacy Act