B. Pharma, D. Pharma & M. Pharma and Top Public & Private Pharma Colleges

B.Pharma is an undergraduate degree course in the Pharma field. The duration of this course is 4 years. After the completion of this course, an individual can practice as a pharmacist or chemist or can pursue jobs in industries related to the prescription, manufacture & provision of medicines.
ELIGIBILITY: Candidates who have passed 10+2(academic stream) in science.
If a candidate wants to get admitted to the 2nd year of B.Pharm (i.e. lateral entry), he must have passed D.Pharm from a PCI approved institute.
SUBJECTS: 1st year
Remedial mathematical biology, advanced mathematics, Anatomy, Physiology and health education, Physical chemistry, Organic chemistry, Physical pharmacy, Basic electronics and computer application, Pharmaceutical analysis, Inorganic pharmaceutical chemistry, Pharmacognosy.
SUBJECTS: 2nd year
Pharmaceutical organic chemistry-2nd, physical pharmaceutics-1, pharmaceutical microbiology, pharmaceutical engineering, pharmaceutical organic chemistry-3rd, medicinal chemistry-1st, physical pharmaceutics- 2nd, pharmacology-1st, Pharmacognosy and phytochemistry-1st.
SUBJECTS: 3rd year
Pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry, Pharmacognosy, pharmaceutical analysis, Microbiology, path physiology of common diseases, dispensing and community pharmacy.
SUBJECTS: 4th year
Pharmaceutical chemistry- 7th (medicinal chemistry-3rd), pharmaceutics-9th (bio pharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics), pharmacology-3rd (pharmacology and pharmacovigilance), Pharmacognosy-4th, pharmaceutical analysis-3rd(pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance), pharmaceutical chemistry-9th(chemistry of natural products ),pharmaceutics-10th(pharmaceutical biotechnology), pharmaceutics-11th(pharmaceutical marketing and management), pharmaceutics -12th(food and Nutraceuticals), elective (computational method in drug design) or (good manufacturing practices) or (clinical pharmacy) or (standardization of herbal drugs) or (research methodology).

D.Pharma or Diploma in Pharmacy is an undergraduate diploma course in the medical field of pharmacy. Its duration is 2 years.
ELIGIBILITY: candidates who have passed 10+2(academic stream) in science.
SUBJECTS:  1st year
Pharmaceutics-1st, pharmaceutical chemistry-1st, Pharmacognosy, biochemistry and clinical pathology, human anatomy, physiology, health education and community pharmacy.
SUBJECTS:  2nd year
Pharmaceutics -2nd, pharmaceutical chemistry -2nd, pharmacology and toxicology, pharmaceutical jurisprudence, drug store and business management, hospital and clinical pharmacy.
M. Pharma or master of pharmacy is a post graduate academic degree which is awarded for a course or program in the medical field of pharmacy. Its duration is 2 years.

  • Candidates who have passed bachelor of pharmacy programme with not less than 50% of marks of any recognised university or any other institute of equivalent.
  • For SC/ST candidates the eligibility is a pass in the B.pharma degree programme.
  • An entrance examination GPAT (graduate pharmacy aptitude test) and interview is also conducted for admission.

SUBJECTS: 1st semester
Modern analytical techniques, advance in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmaceutical quality assurance, chemistry of medical natural product, path physiology and pharmacotherapeutics-1st, organic chemistry, pharmaceutical formulation design and development, pharmacokinetic and formulation design and development, pharmacokinetic and formulation design, cellular and molecular pharmacology.
SUBJECTS: 2nd semester
Standardization and stabilization method of drugs, Standardization and stabilization method of herbal formulation, bio pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, organic chemistry-2nd, advance in pharmaceutical technology, advance systemic pharmacology, special techniques in drugs analysis, evaluation of herbal drugs and formulations, pathophysiology and pharmacotherapeutics-2nd, pharmaceutical chemistry-1st, design and development of novel drug delivery system, pharmacometrics and evaluation of drugs validation and c-GMP, biotechnology and cultivation of medical plants clinical research and approval of new drugs, pharmaceutics chemistry-2nd, clinical pharmacotherapeutics and toxicology.
SUBJECTS: 3rd semester
Seminar of recent subject in pharmaceutical sciences, seminar on dissertation (introduction).
SUBJECTS: 4th semester
Thesis & viva.

Top Public Pharma Institutes*:
1 National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali
2 Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
3 University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh
4 Jadavpur University, Kolkata
5 Institute of Chemical Technology,
6 Department of Pharmaceutics, IIT BHU, Varanasi
7 Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
8 National institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad
9 Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, New Delhi
10 Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam
TEN Private Pharma Institutes:
1 Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal
2 JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty
3 Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai
4 Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune
5 Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai
6 Nirma University, Ahmedabad
7 Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
8 JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysuru
9 Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy, Bangalore
10 Amrita School of Pharmacy, Kochi
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