Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma)


Since our childhood, we are used to the fact of taking particular medicine whenever we get ill. We would have the pills but never asked a question about it still in a little corner of our brain some question would always arise that how is a medicine made? or who are the person making it? Well, for people having such questions and to solve such questions B.Pharm must be the desired course after completing class 12th in the field of science from a recognized university. Bachelor of Pharmacy also known as B.Pharm is a course in which we get knowledge of preparing and presenting drugs and medicines for several illnesses and deficiencies. To practice as a pharmacist one has to hold a degree of B.Pharm. B. Pharm is a 4-year course. 


To apply for B.Pharm, there are 3 things to be considered. 

  1. To complete class 12th in the stream of science with the combination of Physics, Chemistry, and Maths or Biology. 
  2. Students need to secure at least 50% marks in the national or state level Pharmacy Entrance Examination.
  3. Students having the degree of Diploma in Pharmacy can also apply for B.Pharm


B. Pharm is a vast course of 4-years. It has numerous subjects which are

  •          Human Anatomy and Physiology I– Theory
  •          Pharmaceutical Analysis I – Theory
  •          Pharmaceutics I – Theory
  •          Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry – Theory
  •          Communication skills – Theory
  •          Remedial Biology
  •          Remedial Mathematics – Theory
  •          Human Anatomy and Physiology II – Theory
  •          Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I – Theory
  •          Biochemistry – Theory
  •          Pathophysiology – Theory
  •          Computer Applications in Pharmacy – Theory
  •          Environmental sciences – Theory
  •          Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II
  •          Physical Pharmaceutics I
  •          Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  •          Pharmaceutical Engineering
  •          Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry III
  •          Medicinal Chemistry I
  •          Physical Pharmaceutics II
  •          Pharmacology I
  •          Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry I
  •          Medicinal Chemistry II
  •          Industrial Pharmacy I
  •          Pharmacology II
  •          Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry II
  •          Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  •          Medicinal Chemistry III
  •          Pharmacology III
  •          Herbal Drug Technology
  •          Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
  •          Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  •          Quality Assurance
  •          Herbal Drug Technology
  •          Instrumental Methods of Analysis
  •          Industrial Pharmacy II
  •          Pharmacy Practice
  •          Novel Drug Delivery System
  •          Biostatistics and Research Methodology
  •          Social and Preventive Pharmacy
  •          Pharma Marketing Management
  •          Pharmaceutical Regulatory Science
  •          Pharmacovigilance
  •          Quality Control and Standardization of
  •          Herbals
  •          Computer-Aided Drug Design
  •          Cell and Molecular Biology
  •          Cosmetic Science
  •          Experimental Pharmacology
  •          Advanced Instrumentation Techniques
  •          Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals

Entrance Examination

There is various entrance examination held at the National, State, and Private levels. Some of them are as follows 

  1. National Level - GPAT
  2. State Level - TS EAMCET, AP EAMCET, BCECE, WBJEE, etc. 
  3. Private Level - BVP CET, IPU CET, MHT CET, etc. 

The questions asked in the entrance exams are based on the topics Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, English Proficiency/Logical Reasoning. 


People cannot get satisfied with one option and so B. Pharm provides 4 options for specialization which are 

  1. B.Pharm in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  2. B.Pharm in Pharmaceutics
  3. B.Pharm in Pharmacology
  4. B.Pharm in Ayurveda

Top Colleges 

There many famous and best colleges to pursue B.Pharm but the best 10 of them are as follows



Average Cost

University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chandigarh, Chandigarh


Institute of Chemical Technology

Mumbai, Maharashtra


Manipal College of Pharmaceutical sciences

Manipal, Karnataka


JSS College of Pharmacy

Mysore, Tamil Nadu


KLE College of Pharmacy

Hubli, Karnataka


Bombay College of Pharmacy

Mumbai, Maharashtra


Amrita School of Pharmacy

Kochi, Kerala


Amity University

Noida, Uttar Pradesh


IIT Varanasi

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh


Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

Baroda, Gujarat



After securing the degree of B.Pharm, the degree holder can either go for M.Pharm or some other degree or join a job. The degree holder can get a job in the following areas  

  1. Hospital Pharmacy
  2. Clinical Pharmacy
  3. Technical Pharmacy
  4. Research Agencies
  5. Medical Dispensing Store
  6. Food and Drug Administration
  7. Sales and Marketing, Department
  8. Educational Institutes
  9. Health Centres and more. 

Job Profiles

Job Profile


Analytical Chemist

The work of an Analytical Chemist is to look at the elements and reactions with other elements that are to be used in a compound.

Food and Drug Inspector

Food and Drug Inspector checks the sample collected from the chemical and bacteriological laboratory and verifies the details of food, drugs, and cosmetics.

Hospital Drug Coordinator

Hospital Drug Coordinator is given the job of preparing medications as per directions of a pharmacist and he also has to look on the dosage as prescribed.

Drug Therapist

A Drug Therapist must instruct people addicted to any drugs.

Regulatory Manager

A Regulatory Manager is given the duty to study legal as well as scientific documents and organize it.


Various national and international companies recruit Students who have pursued B.Pharm from a recognized college or university.

Top Recruiters

Indian Recruiters

International Recruiters

  • Lupin
  • Cipla
  • Piramal
  • Sun Pharmaceuticals
  • Aurobindo Pharma
  • Dr Reddy’s Laboratories
  • Pfizer
  • AbbVie
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Amgen
  • Merck


An average entry-level salary of a B.Pharm degree holder is between 1.4 lakhs to 2 lakhs per annum and at the maximum level, it is between 13.5 lakhs to 25 lakhs per annum.

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  • 2 years, 10 months

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