Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm)

What is this Programme about?

A Bachelor of Pharmacy (abbreviated B. Pharm or BS Pharm) is a graduate academic degree in the field of pharmacy. The degree is the basic prerequisite for registration to practice as a pharmacist in many countries. It's training to understand the properties and impacts of medicines and developing the skills required to counsel patients about their use.

B Pharm holders can work in several fields such as being a pharmacist, patient counseling, working as a lecturer in diploma colleges, doing further studies such as master degree (M. Pharmacy), or working as a drug information specialist. The Bachelor of Pharmacy degree is popularly known as B. Pharm in India. It is a four-year program with both annual and semester schemes available. To be eligible, one must pass with at least 50% marks in 10 + 2 (or an equivalent examination). In some states it is mandatory to give an additional pharmacy entrance examination to be eligible for the course. Diploma of Pharmacy (D. Pharm) holders is eligible for taking admission into B. Pharm into the second year directly via lateral entry in India.

Colleges imparting pharmaceutical education (D. Pharm, B. Pharm, M. Pharm or Pharm D) must be approved by All Indian Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and Pharmacy Council of India (PCI).

For a student to be eligible for registration as a pharmacist in India, the college from which he or she graduated must be approved by the PCI. B. Pharm is often superseded by M. Pharm and Ph.D. level courses although the minimum qualification required for registration as a pharmacist is D. Pharm.

 

How this Programme Benifit you & your Career?

1. Getting a job directly after B. Pharm: Graduates who do not wish to pursue post graduate studies or plan on doing them later try to get jobs after B. Pharm. Jobs are usually offered in the field of sales and marketing. Some also work as pharmacists in hospitals whereas some are able to secure jobs at manufacturing facilities of pharmaceutical companies. Some also set up their own pharmacy.

2. MBA after B. Pharm: Some students pursue MBA after B. Pharm whereas some pursue it after gaining a few years' experience (usually in sales and marketing). Depending upon your talent, qualifications, and how good your MBA School is, students are offered jobs in higher management of pharmaceutical companies. Pharma MBA is also offered by some colleges in India.

3. M. Pharm after B. Pharm: Students interested in academia and R&D takes up M. Pharm. M. Pharm can be done in many fields like Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical chemistry, Clinical pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical analysis etc. M. Pharm graduates either join the industry as scientists or as assistant professor (minimum designation) in universities. Some M. Pharm students pursue a Ph.D. which is required to become a professor in good Indian universities. A lot of Ph.D. holders also join the industry.

4. LLB after B. Pharm: This is a very uncommon route. Some B. Pharm graduates pursue LLB and become lawyers. They usually later specialize in pharmaceutical jurisprudence, intellectual property law, patents etc.

5. Overseas career: Some of the B. Pharm graduates are choosing to fly overseas and make their career bright. By scoring well in GRE, TOEFL, IELTS etc entrances they can pursue M.S, MBA and other pharmacy related courses in US, UK, Australia etc.

6. Pharm. D is brand new option for graduates in India: It is total 3 years course out of which 2 years of academics and 1 year of training in hospital. Then, appear for NAPLEX and one can register as pharmacist in most of the countries. It involves all the aspects of clinical pharmacology and drug administration covering chiefly drug interactions and adverse effects. It will be going to prove more ascents to pharmacist.

7. Marketing: There is a big scope in sales of pharmaceutical companies making tools and machines for research. These companies hire graduates for their marketing and sales as medical representative, project managers etc. Here salary ranges from 7 to 20 thousand per month. Pharmaceutical MBA is most heydays in this field.

8. Clinical research: Recently, Clinical research has also open its door for B. Pharm graduates as medical writer, CRO, data validation associate, clinical research associate etc.

9. Production: Large rate of vacancies are appearing in Pharma industries for production. All the big firms invite suitable skilled pharma individual in manufacturing units. Initial pay is less around 6000 to 10000 per month but later it show faster growth rate than any other line. Manufacture of pharmaceuticals involves all the drugs in different dosage forms and cosmetics.

10. Quality control: Some government jobs like government analysis are associated with it. They have to develop, apply, revise, and maintain quality standards for processing materials into partially finished or finished products. Helps in designing and implementing methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and prepares documentation for inspection testing procedures.

11. Academics: Usually, graduates in pharmacy can also make their career in academics. In some institutions they are eligible to work as lecturer for diploma students.

12.Other career options are:

· Drug Inspector

· Drug squad in police department

 

Research:

Sl. No.

Name of the collaborating agency with contact details

Name of the participant

Source of financial support

Year of collaboration

Duration

Nature of the activity

1

Assam down town University, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Haryana, Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati, Gauhati University, Jalukbari, Nalbari College, Nalbari, Pandu College, Guwahati, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Assam down town University, Guwahati, The Dale View College of Pharmacy & Research Centre, Kerala.

Dr. Saikat Sen and

Dr. Raja Chakraborty

DBT

2016

3 years

Research

 

Programme Contents:

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) course as per PCI regulations 2014

Table-I: Course of study for semester I

Course code

Name of the course

No. of hours

Tutorial

Credit points

BP101T

Human Anatomy and Physiology I– Theory

3

1

4

BP102T

Pharmaceutical Analysis I – Theory

3

1

4

BP103T

Pharmaceutics I – Theory

3

1

4

BP104T

Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry – Theory

3

1

4

BP105T

Communication skills – Theory *

2

-

2

BP106RBT

BP106RMT

Remedial Biology/

Remedial Mathematics – Theory*

2

-

2

BP107P

Human Anatomy and Physiology – Practical

4

-

2

BP108P

Pharmaceutical Analysis I – Practical

4

-

2

BP109P

Pharmaceutics I – Practical

4

-

2

BP110P

Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry – Practical

4

-

2

BP111P

Communication skills – Practical*

2

-

1

BP112RBP

Remedial Biology – Practical*

2

-

1

Table-II: Course of study for semester II

Course code

Name of the course

No. of hours

Tutorial

Credit points

BP201T

Human Anatomy and Physiology II – Theory

3

1

4

BP202T

Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I – Theory

3

1

4

BP203T

Biochemistry – Theory

3

1

4

BP204T

Pathophysiology – Theory

3

1

4

BP205T

Computer Applications in Pharmacy – Theory *

3

-

3

BP206T

Environmental sciences – Theory *

3

-

3

BP207P

Human Anatomy and Physiology II –Practical

4

-

2

BP208P

Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I– Practical

4

-

2

BP209P

Biochemistry – Practical

4

-

2

BP210P

Computer Applications in Pharmacy – Practical*

2

-

1

Table-III: Course of study for semester III

Course code

Name of the course

No. of hours

Tutorial

Credit points

BP301T

Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II – Theory

3

1

4

BP302T

Physical Pharmaceutics I – Theory

3

1

4

BP303T

Pharmaceutical Microbiology – Theory

3

1

4

BP304T

Pharmaceutical Engineering – Theory

3

1

4

BP305P

Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II – Practical

4

-

2

BP306P

Physical Pharmaceutics I – Practical

4

-

2

BP307P

Pharmaceutical Microbiology – Practical

4

-

2

BP 308P

Pharmaceutical Engineering –Practical

4

-

2

Table-IV: Course of study for semester IV

Course code

Name of the course

No. of hours

Tutorial

Credit points

BP401T

Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry III– Theory

3

1

4

BP402T

Medicinal Chemistry I – Theory

3

1

4

BP403T

Physical Pharmaceutics II – Theory

3

1

4

BP404T

Pharmacology I – Theory

3

1

4

BP405T

Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry I– Theory

3

1

4

BP406P

Medicinal Chemistry I – Practical

4

-

2

BP407P

Physical Pharmaceutics II – Practical

4

2

BP408P

Pharmacology I – Practical

4

-

2

BP409P

Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry I – Practical

4

-

2

Table-V: Course of study for semester V

Course code

Name of the course

No. of hours

Tutorial

Credit points

BP501T

Medicinal Chemistry II – Theory

3

1

4

BP502T

Formulative Pharmacy– Theory

3

1

4

BP503T

Pharmacology II – Theory

3

1

4

BP504T

Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry II– Theory

3

1

4

BP505T

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence – Theory

3

1

4

BP506P

Formulative Pharmacy – Practical

4

-

2

BP507P

Pharmacology II – Practical

4

-

2

BP508P

Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry II – Practical

4

-

2

Table-VI: Course of study for semester VI

Course code

Name of the course

No. of hours

Tutorial

Credit points

BP601T

Medicinal Chemistry III – Theory

3

1

4

BP602T

Pharmacology III – Theory

3

1

4

BP603T

Herbal Drug Technology – Theory

3

1

4

BP604T

Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics – Theory

3

1

4

BP605T

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology – Theory

3

1

4

BP606T

Quality Assurance –Theory

3

1

4

BP607P

Medicinal chemistry III – Practical

4

-

2

BP608P

Pharmacology III – Practical

4

-

2

BP609P

Herbal Drug Technology – Practical

4

-

2

Table-VII: Course of study for semester VII

Course code

Name of the course

No. of hours

Tutorial

Credit points

BP701T

Instrumental Methods of Analysis – Theory

3

1

4

BP702T

Industrial Pharmacy – Theory

3

1

4

BP703T

Pharmacy Practice – Theory

3

1

4

BP704T

Novel Drug Delivery System – Theory

3

1

4

BP705P

Instrumental Methods of Analysis – Practical

4

-

2

BP706PS

Practice School*

12

-

6

Table-VIII: Course of study for semester VIII

Course code

Name of the course

No. of hours

Tutorial

Credit points

BP801T

Biostatistics and Research Methodology

3

1

4

BP802T

Social and Preventive Pharmacy

3

1

4

BP803ET

Pharmaceutical Marketing

3 + 3 = 6

1 + 1 = 2

4 + 4 = 8

BP804ET

Pharmaceutical Regulatory Science

BP805ET

Pharmacovigilance

BP806ET

Quality Control and Standardizations of Herbals

BP807ET

Computer Aided Drug Design

BP808ET

Cell and Molecular Biology

BP809ET

Cosmetic Science

BP810ET

Experimental Pharmacology

BP811ET

Advanced Instrumentation Techniques

BP812PW

Project Work

12

-

6

 

Fees Structure:

Fess Amount
Admission Fess Rs. 50,000
1st Semester Rs. 60,000
2nd Semester Rs. 60,000
3rd Semester Rs. 60,000
4th Semester Rs. 60,000
5th Semester Rs. 60,000
6th Semester Rs. 60,000
7th Semester Rs. 60,000
8th Semester Rs. 60,000
Total Programme Fee Rs. 530,000

 

Achievement:

FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES, AdtU

ACHIEVEMENTS

ACHIEVEMENTS OF FACULTY

Sl No

Name of the faculty

Type of achievement

Title

1

Dr. Saikat Sen

Invited as Session Speaker in International Conference in Taipei, Taiwan scheduled on Oct 2015

Revival, modernization and integration of Indian herbal traditional medicine in clinical practice – An approach to address the unfulfilled promise of ‘Health for All’

2

Mr. Apurba Talukdar

Abstract accepted for Presentation in 7th International Conference on Drug Discovery & Therapy' to be held from 15th -18th February 2016 at Dubai Womens College, Dubai, UAE.

Design, Development and In Vitro Evaluation of Hydrogels as Controlled Drug Delivery System

3

Mr. Pallab Kalita

Abstract accepted for Presentation in 1st International Conference on Novel Frontiers in Pharmaceutical & Health Sciences (INNOPHARM 1) scheduled on Oct 2015

Alphaglucosidase and Alpha-Amylase Enzymes Inhibitory Activity of Kolakhar: A Traditionally Used Local Soda of Assam

4

Mr. Satyendra Deka

Abstract accepted for 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry & Natural Products during October 26- 28, 2015 at HICC, Hyderabad, India

Syntheses and characterization of some novel isoxazolines for In-vitro antiplatelet aggregation activity.

5

Mr. Koushik Nandan Dutta

Abstract accepted for oral presentation 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry & Natural Products during October 26- 28, 2015 at HICC, Hyderabad, India

Effect of Mucuna pruriens Linn. hair lining on acute dermal toxicity, elctrocardiography, and respiratory variable of Wister rats

6

Mr. Purbajit Chetia

Abstract accepted for oral presentation 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry & Natural Products during October 26- 28, 2015 at HICC, Hyderabad, India

Plant derived biomolecules significantly decrease oxidative stress in isolated inflammatory lymphocytes of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: An ex vivo study

7

Dr. Saikat Sen

Recommended for Travel grant from SERB, Govt. of India for his upcoming seminar scheduled on Oct 2015

-

8

Mr. Bhargab Jyoti Sahariah

Abstract accepted for Presentation in 7th International Conference on Drug Discovery & Therapy' to be held from 15th -18th February 2016 at Dubai Women‟s College, Dubai, UAE.

9

Dr. Saikat Sen, Dr. Raja Chakraborty, Mr. Pallab Kalita, Mr. Bhargab Jyoti Sahariah, Mr. Apurba Talukdar, Mr. Satyendra Deka, Mr. Mrinmoy Basak, Mr. Manoj Kr. Deka, Mr. Koushik Nandan Dutta, Mr. Kamal Sharma, Mr. Purbajit Chetia

Attended SFE India (symposium) held 26/09/2015. Organized by Dept. of Pharmacology, ADR Monitoring Centre, Guwahati

Pharmacovigilance of Natural Products – A Preliminary Approach

10

Dr. Saikat Sen

Article in 3rd ed of News Letter on the occasion of World Pharmacists’ Day, 25th Sep 2015, Guwahati.

Expanding the role of pharmacists’ in a changing healthcare environment.

11

Mr. Kamal Sharma

Marine life: New hope for cancer drug

12

Mr. Koushik Nandan Dutta

Nuclear Pharmacy Practice

13

Mr. Bapi Ray Sarkar

Natural way to boost up your memory power

ACHIEVEMENTS OF STUDENTS

1

Mr. Khanjan Uzir, 5th Sem B. Pharm.

Mr. Biswajeet Mishra, 5th Sem, B. Pharm.

Ms. Nisha Sonowal, 5th Sem, B. Pharm.

Achieved 1st position in poster presentation in World Pharmacists day,2015 held in District Library, Guwahati on 25th September organized by State Pharmacy Council

Vague Idea of Medicines and Its Complication

2

Lakshman Chauhan, 2nd year, D. Pharm.

Rakesh Kumar Nath, 2nd year, D. Pharm

Achieved 1st position in poster presentation in World Pharmacists day, 2015 held in District Library, Guwahati on 25th September organized by State Pharmacy Council

Optimization of Health Through Pharmacist Partner

Dept. of Pharmacy, AdtU awarded as the ‘Best Pharmacy College’ in Guwahati in respect to their cultural and extracurricular activities by Organizing committee of World Pharmacists day, 2015 celebration.

 

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Teaching Faculities

Dr. Biplab Kumar Dey
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Mrinmoy Basak
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Koushik Sen Gupta
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Ananta Choudhury
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Dr. Atanu Bhattacharjee
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Dr. SAIKAT SEN
Role: Associate Professor
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Dr. Raja Chakraborty
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Dr. Faruk Alam
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BAPI RAY SARKAR
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KAMAL DEKA
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Satyabrat Sarma
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Juti Rani Devi
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Rituraj Bharadwaj
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Ramen Kalita
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Ankita Kashyap
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Sunita Lahkar
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Chandrajit Dohutia
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Pallab Kalita
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