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B. Pharma or Bachelor in Pharmacy is an undergraduate programme of 4 years of academic programme. Pharma D or Doctorate of Pharmacy is a Ph. D level course, duration 6 years.
To see a comparison between the two, please refer to the table below:
|B. Pharma||Pharma D.|
|4 Years course (Eligibility: Class 12 with Science stream)||Integrated Course – 6 years (XII with PCM or PCB, or D.Pharm). You can even pursue this after completing your UG course - B. Pharma|
|Who Should Study?|
|Those interested in Research||Those interested in Clinical Practice|
|Industries that you can Work at:|
Drugs and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Biotech Industries, Medical Instrument Making & FDA etc.,
Hospitals, Healthcare Industries, Retail outlets, Consulting etc.,
|Which Pharma to Choose?|
|Researching new drugs and therapies, while working for drugs, pharma and biotech industries. But follow B. Pharma degree with a PG in M. Pharm.||Those who wish to make a career as a pharmacist in hospitals and healthcare industries.|
NOTE* - There is a Diploma in Pharmacy course available as well. But between B. Pharma & Diploma in Pharma, we advise you to opt for the former, as there are more job opportunities available in this field.
To help you, here is a lowdown on Pharmacy Courses, Entrance Exams, Salary and Career Scope.