Bachelor of Pharmacy [B.Pharm]

Bachelor of Pharmacy or B.Pharmis a 4-year undergraduate programwhich is compulsory for anyone who wants to practice as a pharmacist. B. Pharmacy is the 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.

After the completion of this course, students work in the 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 INR 2-5 Lakh per annum.

B.Pharm: Course Highlights

Course LevelUndergraduate
Duration4 years
Examination TypeSemester System
Eligibility10+2 from a recognized University
Top Recruiting Organizations’Ranbaxy, Cipla, Zydus, Biocon, Glenmark etc.
Top Recruiting Areas’Pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, healthcare centers, medical camps, school and college laboratories, Medical Technology industry, Medical equipment companies, Homecare industry, Medical imaging industry, Pathology Laboratories, Academic Institutes, Research & Development centers, Entrepreneurship, etc.
Top Job ProfilesAnalytical Chemist, Food and Drug Inspector, Hospital Drug Coordinator, Drug Therapist, etc.

B.Pharm: What is it about?

Bachelor of Pharmacy covers all the facets of healthcare including bio-chemical areas that concern the preparation of medicines and implementing those for the right diagnose. Prevailing modernization in the field of Pharmacy has globally increased its value. B.Pharm engages studies of all those subjects that therapeutically help people provided from their medicines.

B.Pharm: Eligibility

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 Pharmacy can also opt for this course.

B.Pharm: Career Prospects

With a degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy, a student can register with the State Pharmacy Council and open their own Chemist shop to stock and sell medicines.

The course offers job opportunities in both the public and private sector that allows students to make a valuable career in this field. Students can even opt for teaching job in this field, if they are willing to become a lecturer. There are different practice environments in this field, some of which are:

  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Technical Pharmacy
  • Research Agencies
  • Medical Dispensing Store
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Sales and Marketing Department
  • Educational Institutes
  • Health Centres