B Pharmacy or Bachelor of Pharmacy is a 4 years Undergraduate degree program that deals with the intricacies of the pharmaceutical industry, starting from manufacturing medicines and drugs to dispensing them across various medical stores, distributors and stockists.
B Pharmacy Admission 2021 is done on the basis of both Entrance Exams as well as on the basis of Merit. Various Entrance Exams such as UPSEE, GPAT, NEET, BITSAT, MHT - CET etc are conducted to enroll students for B Pharmacy courses.
Students who have cleared Class 12 board exams along with mandatory subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics with 50% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA are eligible to apply for the B Pharmacy course.
B Pharmacy Syllabus deals with knowledge about biochemical sciences and its impact on healthcare industry. This gives students the opportunity to get a total clarity on the insights and the core component structure of the subject.
Students get jobs in the pharmaceutical industry after studying B Pharmacy Course. B Pharmacy Jobs provide good returns with annual salary ranging from INR 4,00,000 to INR 6,00,000. See: Career as a Pharmacist
B Pharmacy Course Details
- The B Pharmacy Eligibility criteria is, one should clear class 12 board exams with 50% aggregate marks along with mandatory subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics
- B Pharmacy fees range from INR 15,000 - 1,25,000 per year. Colleges like Jamia Hamdard University offers B Pharmacy course fee for INR 2,79,999
- Institute of Chemical Technology, Bombay College of Pharmacy and Jamia Hamdard University are the top B Pharmacy Colleges in India
- B Pharmacy Abroad Colleges such as University of Oxford, Harvard University, University of Toronto gives students an opportunity to make a flourishing career in pharmaceutical industry abroad
- Post completing B Pharmacy courses, one can opt to study further such as, M Pharmacy, PharmD etc,
- PharmD courses help students make a career into research and teaching as well
- Students completing B Pharmacy courses make an average salary of INR 3 - 5 LPA.
All About B Pharmacy
Bachelor of Pharmacy, as the name suggests, has a course structure which is particularly specialised for pharmaceutical studies. Few of the most vital subjects included in B Pharm course study are Biochemistry, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Computer Applications in Pharmacy etc.
Why B Pharmacy?
There are several interesting points that can be jotted down, as to why you should pursue B Pharmacy. Apart from the fact that B Pharmacy will help you in making a career as a Medical Representative, Scientific Writing, Medical Scripting, Clinical Research etc we will discuss in detail other reasons for pursuing this course.
- Government Jobs: After successfully completing your degree in B Pharmacy you can get the opportunity to work for various Government organizations and hospitals.
- Work with Patients: Apart from being a pharmacist you will have crucial roles in the health care system such as providing asthma care, cholesterol control checking, diabetes disease management, bone density scans etc.
- Diverse Career Opportunity: The most obvious choice for pharmacists is working in retail pharmacy, either in a health care facility or community. The role involves giving over the counter and prescription medications along with counselling to the patients.
- Stable yet Flexible Career: A bachelor's degree in pharmacy will not only provide a stable employment throughout your career but also will give you the flexibility to choose and work according to your preferences.
Who Should Pursue B Pharmacy?
- Students who want to make a career in the Pharmaceutical Industry should pursue B Pharmacy
- Students who want to make career into clinical research and scientific writing should opt for B Pharmacy
- Students who wants to join the healthcare industry and work at various hospitals, nursing homes etc can pursue B Pharmacy
- B Pharmacy can also be pursued by students who want to make a career in the pharmaceutical industry abroad, by studying courses in B Pharmacy Abroad.
B Pharmacy Admission Process
Candidates who are seeking B Pharmacy Admissions have to sit for various Entrance Exams that are conducted by various Universities. Some colleges like Annamalai University enroll students on the basis of Merit as well.
B Pharmacy Admission 2021
- The registration for B Pharmacy Admission from Jamia Hamdard University can be done till July 25, 2021 and the last date for the application submission for BITS Pilani is on May 29, 2021.
- Some of the common B Pharmacy Entrance Exams are UPSEE, BITSAT, GPAT, MET, WBJEE etc.
- All colleges and Universities accept the score of any national and University conducted entrance exams
- The application form fees ranges between INR 750 - 1,500
B Pharmacy Admission Last Date
Below mentioned table has the list of colleges with the last date for submission of the application forms
|Name of the Colleges||Last Date for Registration|
|Jamia Hamdard University||July 25, 2021|
|BITS Pilani||May 29, 2021|
|Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal||May 25, 2021|
|SPPSPTM, Mumbai||June 17, 2021|
|Amity University||May 13, 2021 (Closed)|
|SRM College of Pharmacy||June 2021 (Tentative)|
|Deccan School of Pharmacy||May 18, 2021 (Closes Soon)|
B Pharmacy Fees
The admission fees for various colleges are tabulated below for your reference,
|Name of the Colleges||Average Admission Fees (INR)|
|Jamia Hamdard University||2,79,999|
|Institute of Chemical Technology||85,350|
|Bombay College of Pharmacy||41,340|
|JSS Academy of Technical Education||1,32,350|
|Mumbai Educational Trust||5,76,000|
B Pharmacy Eligibility
The eligibility criteria for B Pharmacy courses are very simple and easy to follow. Below mentioned points discusses elaborately the eligibility criteria for B Pharmacy,
- Students should have cleared Class 12 board exams with 50% aggregate marks from a recognised board
- They must have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics at their +2 level.
After fulfilling the eligibility criteria, students should thereafter sit for Entrance exams or can be selected on the basis of merit, depending on the colleges they are applying to.
B Pharmacy Entrance Exams
B Pharmacy admissions are done on the basis of the score a student achieves in various entrance exams that are conducted by different colleges. The cut off scores generally vary from college to college.
Below mentioned table discusses the entrance exams and related dates along with it,
|Entrance Exam||Application Dates||Exam Dates|
|PUCET||3rd week of April, 2021||1st week of June, 2021|
|MHT-CET||2nd week of May 2021||June / July 2021 (Tentatively)|
|BITSAT||Till May 29, 2021||June 24 - 30, 2021|
|KCET||March 2021 (Closed)||July 7 - 9, 2021|
|MET||April 1 - May 25, 2021||June 9 - 15, 2021|
|UPSEE||April 30, 2021 (Closed)||May 18, 2021|
B Pharmacy Entrance Exam Syllabus
B Pharmacy Entrance Exam Syllabus consists of portions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English. Below mentioned table gives us an elaborate idea of the subjects to prepare for while appearing for B Pharmacy entrance exam,
|Units & Measurements||Rotational Motion||Wave|
|Kinetics||Power & Energy||Heat & Thermodynamics|
|Law of Motion||Gravitation||Electrostatics|
|Impulse & Momentum||Mechanics of Solids & Fluids||Current Electricity|
|Work & Energy||Oscillation||Optics|
|State of Matter||Theoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry||Surface Chemistry|
|Atomic Structure||Stereochemistry||Biological Industrial and Environmental Chemistry|
|Chemical bonding & Molecular Structure||Hydrogen & S Block Elements||Chemical Dynamics|
|Genetics and Evolution||Diversity in Living World||Cell: The unit of life, structure & functions|
|Structure & Function of Plants||Reproduction, Growth & Movement in Plants||Ecology and Environment|
|Structure and Function of Animals||Reproduction and Development in Humans||Biology and Human welfare|
|Trigonometry||Ordinary Differential Equations||Linear Programming|
|Two dimensional coordinate Geometry||Vectors||Mathematical Modelling|
B Pharmacy Entrance Question Papers
As discussed, B Pharmacy Entrance Exams are conducted on the basis of 5 core subjects, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English. Students should be well aware of the types of questions that are asked during these entrance exams. The question pattern is generally MCQ based with no negative marking.
Below given is a basic idea on what kind of questions can be expected during a B Pharmacy Entrance Exam.
Displacement Current is caused due to?
- A time varying electric field
- A constant electric field
- Free Electrons flow
- All of the above
The temperature above which a ferromagnetic material becomes paramagnetic is called,
- Critical Temperature
- Neutral Temperature
- Temperature of Inversion
- Curie Temperature
The unit of self inductance is
- Joule / Ampere
- Volt / Ampere
- Volt - Ampere / second
- Volt - Second / Ampere
In the technique of production of test tube babies
- Fertilization is external and fetus formation is internal
- Fertilization is Internal and fetus formation is external
- Both fertilization and fetus formation is external
- Both fertilization and fetus formation is internal
The technique which used fluid around fetus to detect prenatal disorders called
- Natal Endoscopy
|UPSEE Practise Papers||BITSAT Practise Papers||WBJEE Practise Papers|
|IPU CET Practise Papers||KCET Practise Papers||PUCET Practise Papers|
B Pharmacy Entrance Exam Books
Some of the most common books that can be referred for preparing for B Pharmacy entrance exams are mentioned below,
- The Pearson Guide to GPAT and Other Entrance Examination in Pharmacy
- GPAT Cracker
- Compete Pharma
- Synopsis for GPAT
- Self Study Guide B. Pharma Entrance Exam 2021 English by Arihant
- Self Study Guide B. Pharma Entrance Exam 2021 Hindi by Arihant
- B Pharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy) Entrance Exam Guide
- B. Pharm Entrance Exam Guide by RPH Editorial Board
B Pharmacy Syllabus
B Pharmacy Syllabus consists of subjects such as Remedial Biology, Pharmaceutics, Biochemistry, Human Anatomy and Physiology etc, Below mentioned table will give an elaborate idea on the subjects covered during each semester of a B Pharmacy course.
|SEMESTER - I|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I - Theory||Human Anatomy and Physiology - Practical|
|Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry - Practical||Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry I - Theory|
|Communication Skills - Theory||Communication Skills - Practical|
|Remedial Biology/ Remedial Mathematics - Theory||Remedial Biology - Practical|
|Pharmaceutical Analysis I - Practical||Pharmaceutical Analysis I - Theory|
|Pharmaceutics I - Theory||Pharmaceutics I - Practical|
|SEMESTER - II|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II - Theory||Human Anatomy and Physiology II - Practical|
|Biochemistry - Theory||Biochemistry - Practical|
|Computer Applications in Pharmacy - Theory||Computer Applications in Pharmacy - Practical|
|Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I - Theory||Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I - practical|
|Pathophysiology - Theory||Environmental Science - Theory|
|SEMESTER - III|
|Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II - Theory||Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II - Practical|
|Pharmaceutical Microbiology - Theory||Pharmaceutical Microbiology - Practical|
|Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry I - Practical||Physical Pharmaceutics I - Practical|
|Physical Pharmaceutics I - Theory||Pharmaceutical Engineering - Practical|
|Pharmaceutical Engineering - Theory||--------|
|SEMESTER - IV|
|Physical Pharmaceutics II - Theory||Physical Pharmaceutics II - Practical|
|Medicinal Chemistry I - Theory||Medicinal Chemistry I - Practical|
|Pharmacology I - Theory||Pharmacology I - Practical|
|Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry I - Theory||Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry III - Theory|
|Pharmacognosy Phytochemistry II - Theory||Pharmacognosy Phytochemistry II - Practical|
|Pharmacology II - Theory||Pharmacology II - Practical|
|Industrial Pharmacy I - Theory||Industrial Pharmacy I - Practical|
|Medical Chemistry II - Theory||Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence - Theory|
|Herbal Drug Technology - Practical||-------|
|SEMESTER - VI|
|Medical Chemistry III - Theory||Medical Chemistry III - Practical|
|Pharmacology III - Theory||Pharmacology III - Practical|
|Herbal Drug Technology - Theory||Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics - Theory|
|Pharmaceutical Biotechnology - Theory||Quality Assurance - Theory|
|SEMESTER - VII|
|Pharmaceutical Analysis III - Theory||Pharmaceutical Analysis III - Practical|
|Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics I||Pharmacognosy IV|
|Pharmacology IV - Theory||Pharmacology IV - Practical|
|Pharmaceutical Technology IV - Theory||Pharmaceutical Technology IV - Practical|
|SEMESTER - VIII|
|Medical Chemistry IV - Theory||Medical Chemistry IV - Practical|
|Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics II||Biopharmaceutics|
|Pharmacognosy||Clinical Pharmacy - Theory|
|Pharmacokinetics||Clinical Pharmacy - Practical|
B Pharmacy Colleges in India
India is home to around 1,400 B Pharmacy colleges which are further bifurcated into Government Colleges and Private Colleges. Majority of the B Pharmacy colleges are spread across all metropolitan cities, though small towns are also not lagging behind in the race.
Some of the top and most sought after B Pharmacy colleges in India are tabulated below in order of their geographical locations,
|Name of the Colleges||B Pharma Fees (INR)|
|Jamia Hamdard University||2,79,999|
|Aditya College of Pharmacy and Science||80,000|
|Name of the Colleges||B Pharma Fees (INR)|
|Government College of Pharmacy||14,030|
|MS Ramaiah University of Applied Science||1,76,750|
|Vivekananda College of Pharmacy||1,00,000|
|The Oxford College of Pharmacy||50,000|
|Karnataka College of Pharmacy||1,40,000|
|Name of the Colleges||B Pharma Fees (INR)|
|Sultan Ul Uloom College of Pharmacy||1,10,000|
|Deccan School of Pharmacy||54,000|
|G Pulla Reddy College of Pharmacy||80,000|
|Mesco College of Pharmacy||35,000|
B Pharmacy Jobs
As already discussed, after the successful completion of B Pharmacy course, one can opt from a wide range of choices to pursue their career into. B Pharmacy degrees also give the opportunity to work for both Government and Private sector organizations. The average salary post the completion of this course ranges from INR 4 - 6 LPA.
After completion of B Pharmacy courses one can choose to study further, like M Pharmacy, PharmD and others. However, the majority of the students prefer joining the bandwagon once they complete their degree.
Graduating from a top Pharmacy college guarantees top placements with an opportunity to settle abroad. Some of the top recruiters in the field of Pharmacy are tabulated below for your reference,
|Top Recruiters||Average Salary (INR)|
|Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited||7 LPA|
|Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited||6 - 8 LPA|
|Wockhardt Pharmaceuticals Limited||4 LPA|
|Biocon Ltd||2.5 - 4 LPA|
|Divis Laboratories Ltd||3 LPA|
|Cipla Ltd||2.5 - 7 LPA|
Top Job Profiles
B Pharmacy, as discussed, does not restrict itself to working in the healthcare industry or joining the pharma industry. B Pharmacy credits to itself a wide variety of choices for its learners.
Some of the top job profiles along with their description after completing B Pharmacy has been tabulated below for your reference,
|Job Profiles||Job Description|
|Medical Writer||The main responsibility of a medical writer is to work with doctors and maintain a record of all the medical results, product use and medical information|
|Clinical Researcher||A Clinical researcher collects and analyses data that is gained after a long period of testing and researching|
|Drug Inspector||A Drug Inspector majorly oversees the quality of a drug and is also responsible for issueuingh licenses to other pharmacists.|
|Medical Representative||They are responsible for selling various medicines for the company they are working for. Their job is target oriented.|
|Pharmacy Business||Main job role will be to distribute and dispense medicines in either retail or whole, regionally or across India after going through all the ethical and legal guidelines by the monitoring bodies, while ensuring that safe and correct medicines are supplied to the public.|
|Hospital Pharmacist||A hospital pharmacist dispenses medications and maintains the pharmacy in a hospital. Hospital Pharmacists are responsible for managing inventories and distributing medicines in a hospital on the orders of a physician.|
Salary in India
The salaries received post the completion of the course generally vary from college to college. However top colleges and their placements guarantee lucrative salary packages along with a steady career in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The salaries for various B Pharmacy job profiles are discussed below,
|Job Profiles||Average Salary (INR)|
|Medical Writer||4 - 6 LPA|
|Clinical Researcher||5 LPA|
|Drug Inspector||8 - 14 LPA|
|Medical Representative||3 - 6 LPA|
|Pharmacy Business||7 - 10 LPA|
Thus, we can conclude by saying that B Pharmacy is an interesting field of study that deals with the nuances of the Pharma Industry. It gives students and job seekers the perfect knowledge of the field of study and what they can expect when they run into the long world of pharmaceutical business.
Courses After B Pharmacy
Ques: Is B.Pharmacy a good course?
Ans: It is a very good course and is job oriented. It provides diverse job opportunities in both Government and Private sectors.
Ques: Is Biology compulsory for B.Pharmacy?
Ans: No, Biology is not compulsory. You have to score 50% in class 12th with mandatory subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Mathematics
Ques: Is PharmD equal to MBBS?
Ans: Although Dr. is added post the completion of both the degrees, PharmD is inclined towards pharmaceutical industry and MBBS is more inclined towards medicine and surgery.
Ques: Is NEET necessary for B.Pharmacy?
Ans: No, different colleges have their own entrance exams, and some of the common entrance exams are MET, BITSAT, UPSEE, PU CETect
Ques: Can I study PharmaD after B.Pharmacy?
Ans: Students who have completed B.Pharmacy, from a recognised university approved by Pharmaceutical Council of India can pursue PharmaD
Ques: What are the jobs after B.Pharmacy?
Ans: Some of the most jobs post completion of B.Pharmacy are Medical Writers, Drug Inspectors, Clinical Associate, Marketing/Sales Executive etc.
Ques: Can I pursue B.Pharmacy with PCM?
Ans: Yes, you can study B.Pharmacy with PCM
Ques: Can I do Pharmacy after BSc?
Ans: Yes, you can pursue BSc after Pharmacy.