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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 is a job-oriented undergraduate degree for science students who want to make a career in the pharmacy sector. B. Pharm course duration is of 4 years divided in 8 semesters.

This course is popular because of diverse career options in pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology firms, medical sectors, private sectors, and public sectors. Many drug research companies are also hiring students with B. Pharm degree.

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. Pharm), 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 divided in eight semesters. 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 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 B. Pharm is often superseded by M. Pharm and Ph.D. level courses although the minimum qualification required for registration as a pharmacist is D. Pharm.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 Benefit 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 retail and wholesale pharmacy store.

 

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.

 

Other career options are:

1. Drug Inspector

2. 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

 

Achievement:

FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES, AdtU ACHIEVEMENTS

Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Sen

  • Award of Appreciation for “Most punctual faculty member” of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University, Guwahati by of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University in 2019.
  • Sushruta Best Young Scientist Award” for Pharmaceutical Sciences by Bose Science Society (established under Tamil Nadu Scientific Research Organisation, affiliated to DST, Govt of India), Tamilnadu in 2019.
  •  “Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Young Scientists – 2018” by Marina Labs, Chennai in 2018.
  •  ‘Best Faculty Award’ in The Science & Technology Awards -2018 (STA-18) by Education Expo TV (EET) CRS, Greater Noida, India in 2018
  • Research Advisor  of  Nan Yang Academy of Sciences (NASS Singapore) in 2018
  • Research Consultant of Innoscience Research Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia. In 2019
  • Bentham Ambassador (Bentham Science Publisher) for 2019-2020.
  • Faculty in-charge: M. Pharm (Pharmacology), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University in 2019

Dr. Anata Choudhury

  • Faculty in-charge; M. Pharm (Pharmaceutics), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University in 2019
  • Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Science in 2019

Dr. Suman Saha

  • Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Science in 2019
  • Faculty in-charge: UG, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University in 2019

Dr. Mrinmoy Basak

  • HOD: Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science , Assam down town University in 2019
  • Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Science in 2018

Dr. Atanu Bhattacharjee

  • Completed Assam down town University sponsored Seed Grant project entitled “Lead finding for acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase inhibitors from folklore medicinal plants of North Eastern region of India” (University Research grant no.: AdtU/RG/UG/02/2018).
  • Best ERP award in 2019
  • Faculty in-charge: Research and Project Coordinator (UG) Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science , Assam down town University in 2019
  • Award of Appreciation for achieving best result by the students of B. Pharm 1st semester in Remedial Biology of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University, Guwahati by of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University in 2019.

Dr. Faruk Alam

  • Faculty in-charge: D. Pharm, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University in 2019

 

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