B.Pharm. Bachelor of Pharmacy

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Pharmacy is the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and
medicines. It also refers to a retail shop where medicine and other articles are
sold, which is a limited definition of the term. Bachelor of Pharmacy is an
Undergraduate Academic Degree awarded for a course or program in the field of
Pharmacy. It is also known as B.Pharm. or B.Pharma. which is an abbreviated form
of Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy. Pharmacy education and profession in India up to
graduate level is regulated by the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), a statutory
body governed by the provisions of the Pharmacy Act, 1948 passed by the Indian
Parliament. Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy enables one to practice the profession
of a Pharmacist. The duration of B.Pharm. is 4 years. B.Pharm. curriculum
provides valuable knowledge of health care and bio chemical science. Students
are expected to perform a number of experiments along with theory classes
covered over a number of semesters. B.Pharm. (Hons.) programme is also offered
by variosu Institutes. One needs to study additional subject for B.Pharm. (Hons.).
There are various Pharmacy Schools and Colleges in India.� There are a
number of recognized universities worldwide which offer online Pharmacy Degree.
Some of the online Pharmacy Degree Schools are University of Florida, Kaplan
University, Baker College, Lehigh University, University of Phoenix, Grand
Canyon University and University of Liverpool.


Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy requires a candidate to have cleared 10+2 with
Physics, Chemistry, Maths (PCM) or Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) or Physics,
Chemistry, Maths & Biology as subjects. One must also pass with at least 50%
marks in Pre University Course with biology/mathematics as one of the subjects,
or complete a D.Pharma. (Diploma in Pharmacy). In some states it is also
mandatory to give an additional pharmacy entrance examination in order to be
eligible for the course.

Bachelor of Pharmacy Subjects

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Pharmaceutical Maths & Biostatistics.
  • Biochemistry.
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.

Bachelor of Pharmacy Specialisations

Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy doesn't have any specialization.

Who can and Who should pursue Bachelor
of Pharmacy Degree

Candidates who have a keen interest with a little knowledge on the subject, can
and should pursue Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree. Those who aspire to start a
Chemist Shop should acquire business skills along with good knowledge of
products which are stocked and which are sold.

Advantages or Benefits of Bachelor of
Pharmacy Degree

  • A candidate can pursue a Master Degree in Pharmacy which offers various
    specialization like Pharmacognosy, pharmacology etc.

  • After obtaining a Pharmacy degree, and registering with the state
    Pharmacy Council, one can start his/her own Pharmacy or Chemist Shop to
    stock and sell medicines.

Bachelor of Pharmacy Jobs

As long as people are sick or get injured, Pharmacist can never run out of
employment. This scenario is impossible as at one point or the other we do
require medicines if not for our own selves. Pharmacy jobs are mostly found in
medicine manufacturing companies, chemist shops, research departments etc.

Employment Areas

  • Chemist Shop.
  • Drug Control Administration.
  • Educational Institutes.
  • Food and Drug Administration.
  • Health Centres.
  • Hospitals.
  • Medical Dispensing Store.
  • Pharmaceutical Firms.
  • Research Agencies.
  • Sales and Marketing Department.

Job Types

  • Analytical Chemist.
  • Customs Officer.
  • Data Manager.
  • Drug Inspector.
  • Medical Transcriptionist.
  • Regulatory Manager.
  • Researcher.
  • Teacher.

B.Pharm. Courses in India


B.Pharm. (Hons.)

B.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)

B.Pharm. (Pharmaceutics)

B.Pharm. (Pharmacognosy)

B.Pharm. (Unani)

B.Pharma. (Pharmacology)

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Pharmacy

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