Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) is an undergraduate degree course in the field of Pharmacy education. The students those are interested in the medical field (except to become a doctor) can choose this course after the completion of class 12th (PCM/B). After the completion of this degree, the students can practice as a Pharmacist. Pharmacists can work in a range of industries related to the prescription, manufacture & provision of medicines. The duration of this course is 4 years.
The B.Pharm is one of the popular job oriented course among the science students after class 12th. In this course the students study about the drugs and medicines, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Medicinal Chemistry etc. This course provides a large no. of job opportunities in both the public and private sector.
There are various career options available for the science students after the completion of B.Pharm degree. The students can go for higher studies in the Pharmacy i.e. Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm). This field is one of the evergreen fields in the medical sector, with the increasing demand of Pharma professional every year.
B.Pharm programme covers the syllabus including biochemical science & health care. The Pharmacy Courses are approved by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) & Pharmacy Council of India (PCI).
1. Candidates who have passed two years P.U.C examination of Karnataka P.U.C Board or any equivalent examination of any other approved Board or university with not less than 40% marks in any combination comprising P.C.M or P.C.B (minimum eligibility should be based on the aggregate of P.C.M. or P.C.B) or P.C.M..B, PC and computer Sciences, P.C and Electronic
2. In case of students belonging to SC/ST/ or Category-I , the minimum percentage of marks for admission to B.pharm Course shall be not less than 35% in P.U.C or its equivalent examination (P.C.B. or P.C.M. or P.C.M.B) P.C and Computer Science, P.C and Electronics.
3. Candidates who have passed D.Pharmacy course with not less than 50% aggregate approved by Pharmacy Council o India shall also be eligible for this course and shall be admitted directly to II B.Pharm course 10% over and above the sanctioned intake and shall have to study Matematics, Computer science & Statistics of I B.Pharm in addition to the II.B.Pharm subjects.
The course of study for B.Pharm shall extend over a period four academic years and theree academic years for those admitted to second B.Pharm directly
Medium of Instruction and Examination shall be English
A candidate is required to put in at least 80% attendance in theory and practical subjects separately in a recognized institution approved by and affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. The candidate shall complete the prescribed course satisfactorily to be eligible to appear for the respective examinations
Three Sessional examinations evenly spread during the academic year shall be conducted. The average marks of the best two examinations shall be computed out of a miximum of 30 marks and shall constitute the sessional award in theory.
Students are expected to perform the experiments listed in the respective syllabus. The number of experiments are also listed. Marks shall be awarded out of a maximum of 10 to each of the practical exercise and an average of those shall be computed out of maximum of 10 marks. In addition, three practical sessional examinations evenly spread during each academic year shall be conducted. The average marks of the best two practical examinations shall be computed out of a maximum of 20 marks. A total of 30 marks shall constitute the sessional award in practical.
Annual examination shall be conducted for 70 marks in both Theory & Practical
a. Candidates who have secured a minimum of 50% marks in the Theory (including sessional) and practical (including sessionals ) separately in any subject or subjects shall be declared to have passed in the subject and exempted form appearing in that subjects at subsequent examination.
b. Theory and practical of a particular subject are considered as individual subjects for the purpose of pass criteria Every candidate shall undergo practical training in pharmaceutical Manufacturing House / Approved Hospital / CSIR research labs for a period of not less than one hundred and fifty hours to be covered in not less than 45 days after completing III B.Pharm or IV B.Pharm course