Bachelor of Pharmacy(B.Pharm.)is a4 year undergraduate programwhich is compulsory for anyone who wants to practice as a pharmacist. Bachelor of Pharmacy abbreviated as B. Pharm. Or B. Pharma is study of preparing and conferring drugs and medicines for a number of illnesses and deficiencies.
Pharmacists are needed in every location and every hospital, due to which the scope of this course has increased positively.The program has been bringing out healthcare professionals from a long time and would continue to do so for years to come as the field is growing at a fast pace.
The minimum eligibility for admission to this program is 10+2 or Higher Secondary Examination in Science subjects. Approximate tuition fee for the course is 95,000 INR per annum.
After the completion of course students work in pharmaceutical industry where they are offered a decent package and resourceful learning experience.Entry level salary for a Fresher in the Pharmacy industry is around 1.8 Lakh INR per annum.
Bachelor of Pharmacy covers all the facets of healthcare including bio-chemical areas that concern preparation of medicines and implementing those for the right diagnose. Prevailing modernization in the field of Pharmacy has globally increased its value.Bachelor of Pharmacy engages studies of all those subjects that therapeutically help people provided from their medicines.
The course is versatile and dynamic as it offers jobs in various fields like R & D, Manufacturing, Quality Control, packaging and much more.
B. Pharm is all about maintaining a standardized quality of people’s health and living. As a student of B. Pharm. you learn about the medicines and their effect on human body, with details of the chemical and organic properties of all the elements used.
The program teaches students how to become attentive professionals so as to ensure selection of right drug for right treatment for which all topics of pharmacology, chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, biochemistry, kinetics, pharmacy management and compounding medications are covered.
Students who are willing to work around medicines and have a good aptitude towards pharma industry can opt for this course. This course is also ideal for people who wish to open or own a chemist shop and have strong business skills can also opt for B. Pharm.
Students can opt for Master of Pharmacy after completing B. Pharm. successfully or they can also go for MBA in Health Care Administration. Some of the colleges which offer Master of Pharmacy are National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)andInstitute of Chemical Technology (ICT).
There are many Pharmacy Colleges in India that offer Bachelor in Pharmacy. Some of the top colleges are:
University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Institute of Chemical Technology
Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
JSS College of Pharmacy, The Nilgiris
Goa College of Pharmacy
Poona College of Pharmacy
Students applying for Bachelor of Pharmacy should have 50% in 10+2 with physics, chemistry and mathematics or physics, chemistry and biology.
Students having Diploma in Pharmacycan also opt for this course.
The procedure that is followed in many colleges for admission to B. Pharma is as follows:
This is the basic process that most colleges in India follow in which students after getting short listed in Entrance exam are required to clear the group discussion and personal interview round.
The entrance exams conducted for admission in Bachelor of Pharmacy are:
BITSAT: BITSAT is Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences Aptitude Test that is conducted for seeking admission in B. Pharma courses. It is generally conducted in the month of May.
WBJEE: WBJEE is West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination is also conducted in the month of May generally for admission to Bachelor of Pharmacy course.
TSEAMCET: TSEAMCET is another exam that also gives admission to B. Pharma and is conducted in the month of May.
Questions in the entrance test are generally asked from the following topics:
All these parameters determine selection of students for admission to Bachelor of Pharmacy.
Students who are toppers of their respective boards do not need to appear in BITSAT and can get direct admission in BITS campuses.
Certain universities like Manipal University and Lovely Professional University also offer lateral entry in second year of the program. For lateral entry a student must have a Diploma in Pharmacy with 50% marks in first and second year and must have Science group subjects in Higher Secondary School Examination.