Bachelor of Pharmacy( B.Pharma )
Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) is an undergraduate degree course in the field of Pharmacy education. The students those are interested in the medical field (except to become a doctor) can choose this course after the completion of class 12th (PCM/B). After the completion of this degree, the students can practice as a Pharmacist. Pharmacists can work in a range of industries related to the prescription, manufacture & provision of medicines. The duration of this course is 4 years.
The B.Pharm is one of the popular job oriented course among the science students after class 12th. In this course the students study about the drugs and medicines, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Medicinal Chemistry etc. This course provides a large no. of job opportunities in both the public and private sector.
There are various career options available for the science students after the completion of B.Pharm degree. The students can go for higher studies in the Pharmacy i.e. Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm). This field is one of the evergreen fields in the medical sector, with the increasing demand of Pharma professional every year.
Eligibility for Admission:
A candidate should have passed Second Year P.U.C. (10 + 2 class or any equivalent examination) with minimum 40% marks in any combination comprising of PCM or PCB (minimum eligibility should be based on the aggregate of PCM. or PCB) OR Candidates who have scored less than 50% marks in 10+2 class but who have completed B.Sc., degree with Chemistry as one of the compulsory subjects in combination with any two of the following subjects, namely Physics or Mathematics, or Microbiology, or Botany, or Zoology, or Bio-technology, or Computer Sciences, or Electronics securing not less than 40% marks in aggregate are eligible for admission to First Year B. Pharm. Course. OR Candidates who have passed D. Pharm. Course are eligible to Second Year B. Pharm. Course directly.
The career path of pharmacy graduates takes them to assume the roles like
• Industrial pharmacist (Manufacturing, Packaging, Quality Control and Quality Assurance)
• Hospital and Community Pharmacist (Dispensing of Medicines and Counselling of Patients)
• Sales and Distribution executive (Detailing to Doctors and Bulk Distribution of Medicines)
• Academic Pharmacist (Training Diploma in Pharmacy Students).