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BACHELOR OF PHARMACY (B.Pharm)

 B.Pharm:

Bachelor of Pharmacy is a four year degree programme divided in Eight semesters. The students are introduced to the basics of Organic, Physical, Inorganic and Medicinal Chemistry for the synthesis, analysis and instrumentation. Students are taught Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry to understand the structure,functions and composition of the human body. Knowledge of these basic subjects is essential for thorough understanding of the concepts and applications of Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Biopharmaceutics which will help students to understand the fundamentals of Drug therapy and its disposition. The basics of Pharmaceutics are essential in understanding the principles of the technology involved in the manufacturing of different dosage forms, their physico-chemical properties, evaluation along with the sterilization techniques and microbiological assessment of formulations and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) under aseptic conditions. The knowledge of Pharmacognosy is useful to identify the medicinal plants taxonomically, along with the methods of extraction and isolation of constituents from plant sources. Pharmaceutical Jurisprudents provides the insight of the regulatory norms of the national and international drug regulatory bodies. Pharmaceutical Managements adds on the marketing and managerial skills in the graduating Pharmacy Students to explore their career in Pharma marketing, Product Development Team of the Pharmaceutical Industry.

The students after graduating have a wide array of options as below:

     As Employee:

a)      Pharmaceutical Industry:Students keen to make their career in a Pharmaceutical Industry have the following job profiles:

i)       Production: As Production trainee, supervisors, managers etc.

ii)     QC/QA:To assure whether the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) used in formulations and the manufactured formulations passes the required quality standards as per the norms of USFDA (United States Food and Drugs Administration) or FDA of Govt. of India.

iii)   Microbiology:To assure that the production area is maintaining aseptic conditions and the quality of air is in accordance with the norms of FDA.

iv)   Packaging and warehousing: To assure that the finished products are packed, labeled and stored for delivery as per the statutory norms.

v)     Marketing: As sales representatives. Freshers are inducted as trainee in the Business Development Team or Marketing and Sales Representatives. They are generally promoted as Area Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager and Vice President etc.

b)      Pharmacist:In private and Government hospitals/ dispensaries, Government Pharmacists in Defence, Police etc.

c)      Analyst:As Government certified Analysts in Government Drug Testing Laboratories and Pharmaceutical industries.

d)     Drugs Inspector:Every state appoints Drugs inspector to inspect drug manufacturing premises,chemist retail and wholesale shops.

As Entrepreneur:

a)      Own a Chemist/ Pharmacy Retail or Wholesale shop: Students after graduating apply for Registration as Pharmacist in the State Pharmacy Councils and after seeking the Registration Certificate; they can apply for the license to open Pharmacy Retail or Wholesale Shop through Drugs Control Department (FDA of their state).

b)      Set up a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Unit: After passing out B. Pharm., the students can apply to the FDA of their state to get the license to set up a Pharmaceutical manufacturing unit.

c)      Set up a Contract Research Organization (CRO): Students can set up their own CRO and get necessary approvals and certifications from the Government Accreditation/Licensing Authorities to take up contract research projects.

Higher Education:

Students after B. Pharm., can pursue masters in Pharmacy (M. Pharm.), Management (MBA) and Law (LLB) to find job opportunities in research, managerial and advisory options in Pharmaceutical industry or academic institutions.