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B Pharma

B Pharmacy (Bachelor of Pharmacy) is a job-oriented undergraduate degree for science students who want to make a career in the pharmacy sector. BPharm course duration is of 4 years with 8 semesters.

The basic eligibility to take admission is minimum 55-60% in Class XII with science subjects (PCM, PCB or PCMB). Core subjects include Pharmaceuticals, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy.

This course is popular because of diverse career options in pharmaceutical firms, biotechnology firms, medical sectors, private sectors, and public sectors. Many drug research companies prefer students with BPharm degree than D Pharma (Diploma in Pharmacy).

B Pharm qualification leads to a variety of job options like Drug Safety Associate, Clinical Research Associate, Pharmacovigilance, R&D Scientist, etc. Average starting salary is around INR 3-4 LPA.

After B Pharma course completion, students can also pursue higher degrees like MPharm, PhD or even LLB to get into drug and pharmacy law and ethics. MBA in Healthcare Management can also be pursued after B.Pharm to enter leadership positions in the healthcare sector

B Pharmacy: What is it About?

  • B Pharm is an undergraduate degree in the field of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. Students who are interested to study about various drugs and it’s effect on the human body generally opt for this course. Majorly, it includes the study of drugs and medicine, their pharmacological action, chemical structure, formulations, biochemistry, etc. 
  • B Pharm course duration is of 4 years, consisting of 8 semesters.
  • The degree must be accredited by the All Indian Council of Technical Education (AICTE) or the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)
  • There are more than 1100 PCI approved colleges across India, giving admission to more than 90,000 students every year. 
  • Vast job opportunities are thereafter B Pharma. Students can become a Drug Safety Associate or go into Clinical Research or Pharmacovigilance sector. Students can also become an R&D scientist or can open their own pharmacy. It is one of the most popular job oriented degrees for science students. That is why it’s so popular these days.
  • Students can also study further to increase their qualifications or better job opportunities. M Pharm, PhD, LLB and even MBA can be pursued after BPharm course.

Why study B Pharmacy?

  • BPharma is considered one of the sought out degrees for science students because of better starting salary and career options.
  • The degree is job oriented and students study about various subjects included in pharmaceutical science like Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacology, Human Anatomy, Biochemistry, Remedial Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacy Management etc.
  • B Pharmacy is all about maintaining a standardized quality of people’s health and living. As a student, you learn about the medicines and their effect on the human body, with details of the chemical and organic properties of all the elements used.
  • B Pharma course is versatile and dynamic. Job opportunities after BPharm are in biotechnology firms, pharma firms, drug research institute, quality control, government sectors, international drug research companies, medical writing, etc.