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All about Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)


All about Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)

Last updated: 18 Jun 2020

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Few lines about Pharmacy

Pharmacy is a licensed profession in which pharmacists provide information regarding medication to patients and health care professionals. Pharmacy basically includes the study of different mechanisms of action, indication, administration, elimination, excretion, contraindications and adverse side effects that are caused by drugs and medicines. Pharmacy also refers to the healthcare profession that deals with both the fields of health science as well as chemistry. Pharmacy basically deals with the management of drugs that are needed for mankind. Pharmacists basically deal with the preparation and dispensing of drugs and medicines for the benefit of mankind.

Introduction to Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma)

Bachelor of Pharmacy or B. Pharma is a job oriented undergraduate degree for science students who are looking for careers in the pharmacy sector. The B. Pharm course duration is 4-years and is divided into 8 semesters. The main aim of the course is to train the students about the various drugs and their formulations. The course trains the student in detail about the specific drugs that are used in the real-world that helps the patients to get cured from their illness as soon as possible.

The course also aids in developing the skills necessary to counsel the patients on the use of medicines and drugs. The curriculum is a combination of a number of experiments along with theory classes. The pharmacy course also teaches the students about the functioning of medicines and their effect on the human body. The course also teaches the students to become attentive professionals so as to ensure selection of the right drug for the right treatment.

Eligibility for B.Pharma Course

  • The students should have completed their PUC or 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Zoology, Botany from recognised board
  • The students who have completed their D.Pharma are also eligible to apply for B.Pharma courses

Admission Procedure

The students interested to join B.Pharma course can apply through 2 modes of admissions procedures. One is merit admission procedure and another is direct admission procedure.

1. Merit Admission Procedure

The students interested to join B.Pharm course under merit admission are required to appear for Karnataka CET entrance exam conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). After the examination the students are required to undergo counselling sessions in order to get admission to merit seats of colleges. Apart from this there are many institution-based entrance exams that are conducted by some colleges, the students are also required to appear for such exams in order to get admission to specific colleges under merit quota. The fees for merit seats is reasonable and fixed by the government.

2. Direct Admissions Procedure

The students also have another option to get admission to B.Pharma course, this is by merit admission procedure. The students can get direct admissions to their desired colleges under management quota. The main advantage in this mode is that the students are not required to apply for any entrance exams. They can even choose their desired colleges for their study. The students under direct admissions can book and confirm their seats in their chosen colleges before the commencement of the academic year. The students interested in this admission process can contact Galaxy Educational Services for getting direct admissions to desired colleges.

Syllabus for B. Pharma Students

The students of B.Pharma will be studying the following subjects in their course curriculum:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Remedial Biology and Remedial Mathematics
  • Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Pathophysiology
  • Computer Applications in Pharmacy
  • Physical Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Industrial Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical jurisprudence
  • Herbal Drug Technology
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Quality Assurance
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Clinical Pharmacy

Career Scope for B.Pharm students

The B.Pharm students have abundant job opportunities in different fields especially in life sciences. They are hired in pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, chemical manufacturing companies, industrial pharmacy units, pharmacy research labs, pharmacy companies and many more.

They can open their own pharma shops and become entrepreneurs. They can join M.Pharma for higher studies. They can take up research in the pharmacy field after completing their M.Pharma. They can even join M.Phil to have an in-depth understanding of pharmacy discipline.

Major Job roles available for B.Pharm students

There are many job roles available after B.Pharma course, some of the important and major roles are:

  • Pharmacist
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Drug Safety Associate
  • Drug Inspector
  • Pharmaceutical Scientist
  • Formulation Development Associate
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control

Major Companies hiring B.Pharm Students

There are many pharmaceutical companies that hire B.Pharm students some of the important ones are:

  • Himalaya Drug Company
  • Novartis
  • Glaxo Smith
  • Government Drug Research Centres
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Baxter
  • Cipla
  • Biotech Firms
  • Biocon
  • Shilpa Pharmacy
  • Wipro Life Sciences
  • Serum India Pvt Ltd

Final Lines

As we can understand that the demand for B.Pharm students is abundant in the industry. Many top MNCs are investing in research and developing drugs for mankind. The pharmacy has seen a role reversal in today’s era. Today pharmacy is not limited to only pharmacy shops but it has extended its reach into multi-billion pharmacy companies. The medical innovations and recent advancements in the field of biotechnology and microbiology has made it possible for the development of the pharmaceutical industry.

The students who are passionate about pharmacy and pharmaceutical researches can join B.Pharm course and earn decent salaries and also experience good career growth in the field.

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