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B.Pharma (B.Pharm)

Updated By Simran Saini on 25 Nov, 2020
Average Duration
4 years
Average Fee
15 K-1.25 L INR annual
Exams Accepted
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About B.Pharma

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma) is a four-year undergraduate program in which students study the methods and process of preparing drugs and how does the dispensing of medicine and drugs take place. Anyone who aspires to be a pharmacist today, it is mandatory for them to undertake this course so that they have thorough and in-depth knowledge of the science of the medicine.

It is a four-year-long course and is mainly divided into 6-8 semesters, depending upon the coursework and practical sessions. B.Pharma imparts useful knowledge about biochemical science and healthcare business. Students during their coursework have to perform various practicals and experiment.

The regulatory body for the program is Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), which is responsible for laying down all norms and regulations for the B.Pharma course. The course enables candidates to practice the profession of a Pharmacist after graduation. B.Pharmacy degree has a lot of scope and is going to flourish more in the coming years as there is a great demand for healthcare professionals who can prepare drugs to battle a number of diseases and deficiencies.

B.Pharm Course Highlights

Check out the B.Pharm course highlights.




4 years

Annual Course Fee

?15,000 - ?1,25,000

Average Initial Salary

?2,00,000 - ?3,00,000 LPA

Exam Type


Minimum Academic Requirement

10+2 in PCB

Minimum Aggregate Score Requirement

50% or More

Selection Process

State or University-Level Entrance Exam

Exams Accepted

MHT-CET, Goa CET, etc

Employment Sectors

Government/Private Hospitals, Clinical Pharmacy, Medical Dispensaries, etc.

B.Pharma Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required: 10+2 or equivalent examination.
  • Minimum Marks Required (Aggregate): Minimum 50% in 10+2 in science subjects.
  • Age Limit: Age limit for B.Pharm. is 20 years for reserved category and 22 years for reserved category.

B.Pharma Admission Process:

  • Admission to the B.Pharm. is strictly on the basis of common entrance examination.
  • Government/state colleges conduct their own entrance examination.
  • Few colleges also do direct admissions on the basis of the cut-off list or merit list.

Here’s a list of popular B.Pharm. Common Entrance Test:

  • MHT-CET Maharashtra Entrance Test
  • BHU-B Entrance Exam
  • Goa Common Entrance Test

B.Pharma Syllabus

First Year:

Pharmaceutical Analysis 1

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Advanced Mathematics

Computer Applications


Anatomy & Physiology

Organic Chemistry

Pharmacognosy 1

Basic Electronics


Second Year:

Pharmacognosy 2

Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2


Pharmaceutical Analysis 2


Organic Chemistry 2

Pharmacognosy 3

AP HE- 2

Dispensing & Community Pharmacy


Third Year:


Pharmacology 2

Medicinal Chemistry 1

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence Ethics

Chemistry of Natural Products

Medicinal Chemistry 2

Pharmacology 1

Hospital Pharmacy



Fourth Year:

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology


Medicinal Chemistry 3


Clinical Pharmacy

Chemistry of Natural Products

Projected Related to Elective


Drug Interactions

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B.Pharma Career Options and Job Prospects

After B.Pharm degree, students are offered various employment opportunities in the pharmacy sector. They can open their own pharmacy by registering themselves under State Pharmacy Council.

Students can find equal jobs in both public and private sectors such as Technical Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy, Medical Dispensing Store, Health Centres, Food & Drug Administration among others. The average salary of a fresher is Rs. Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 3 lakh. The popular job types for a B.Pharm. graduate are:

  • Analytic Chemist
  • Drug Inspector
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Teacher
  • Professor
  • Research Officer/ Manager
  • Drug Technician
  • Drug Therapist 

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Questions Related to B.Pharm Course

Package for B.Pharm student : What is the highest package offered to B.Pharma students and by which company?

-AdminUpdated on July 01, 2021 04:41 PM
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Candidates pursuing B.Pharm can expect starting salaries ranging from Rs.10,000 to Rs.18,000 per ...


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FAQs about B.Pharma

What is the scope of B.Pharm?

A student can join the pharmaceutical industry, cosmetics industry, herbal industry or a clinical research organization (CRO) in various departments such as production, quality control, R&D and marketing etc, after B.Pharm. Apart from this students can also join as a Hospital Pharmacist, Drug Inspector or Government Analyst and work as a part of the Healthcare team in various public or private sectors. Students can even start their own business after B.Pharm. Candidates can also pursue higher studies after B.Pharm like M.Pharm or MBA.

Is NEET score required for B.Pharm admissions?

It is not compulsory to appear in NEET for B.Pharm course. Most colleges/ universities/ institution provides admission to B.Pharm courses on the basis of the scores obtained in State-Level B.Pharm entrance tests or University-Level B.Pharm entrance tests.

What are the popular entrance exams for B Pharm?

PU CET, BITSAT, etc. are some of the popular entrance exams for B.Pharm course.

What are the eligibility criteria required to pursue a B.Pharm course?

In order to pursue the B.Pharm course, candidates need to pass Class 12th with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics/Biology as their main subject with minimum 50% aggregate marks.

Which is better B Sc Chemistry or B.Pharm?

Both courses are different from each other. B.Sc in Chemistry deals with the studies related to the field of Chemistry, while on the other hand, B. Pharmacy is a graduate degree course in the field of Pharmacy. Both of the above-mentioned fields have a lot of job opportunities in their respective field.

What is the salary that the student receives after the completion of B.Pharm?

The annual salary after B.Pharm that you receive, depends on the institute you have graduated from and increases with experience. After 2 to 3 years of experience, B.Pharm graduates can earn a package of Rs. 9 to 12 Lakh per annum.

What is the difference between D.Pharm and B Pharm?

D.Pharm is a diploma course of 2 years which the student can choose after their class 12th examination. After the completion of the degree, one can own a medical store or get a job as a pharmaceutical salesperson. B.Pharm is a better pharmacy education where you will be awarded a bachelor's degree and have more employment prospects in both government and private sectors, comparatively.

Is B.Pharm a good course to study?

Yes, after the 12th board exams, B.Pharm is one of the most popular career-oriented courses among science students. Throughout the course, students study about drugs, medicines, pharmaceutical, medical chemistry, etc. The course offers a wide range of jobs opportunities in both the public and private sectors.

I want admission in B.Pharma. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Karnataka Common Entrance Test , Common Entrance Examination AMPAI WB , Delhi University Arts , Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam , Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in B.Pharma courses.

What are the top colleges offering B.Pharma courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Pharmacy courses : L. M. College of Pharmacy (Ahmedabad) , KLE University's College Of Pharmacy (Hubli) , SCHOOL OF PHARMACY, DEVI AHILYA VISHWAVIDYALAYA (Indore) , Al Ameen College of Pharmacy (Bangalore) , Madras Medical College (Chennai). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer B.Pharma or not.

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