B Pharma in India

B Pharma in India

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Banita KhanalWed Jan 05 2022

B Pharma in India or Bachelor of Pharmacy in India is a four-year undergraduate program that teaches the methods and process of preparing drugs. This course focuses on human anatomy, drug dosage, action and reaction of drugs on the human body. 

Students of B Pharma also study the active ingredients used in the formulation of drugs and maintain their quality in the storage. 

B.Pharma has a lot of scopes as there is a great demand for healthcare professionals who can prepare drugs to battle a number of diseases and deficiencies.

The industrial visit and practical session provided during the course is perfect exposure for preparing and training the student for a real-world situation. 

The average B. Pharma course fee ranges from INR 40,000  to 1 lakh per annum and completion of this course provides an opportunity to earn a salary that ranges between INR 2,00,000 - INR 5,00,000 per annum.

Why study B pharma in India? 

India is home to some of the best pharmacy colleges which are well equipped and are famous for high-quality education. Following are the reasons which make India an ideal destination for pharmacy education:

  • India is home to World-Class Pharmacy Colleges.
  • India is one of the leading nations in the matter of Generic drugs production.
  • Students can easily find employment opportunities in hospitals, pharmaceuticals and research labs.  

Top Colleges for B pharma in India  

According to The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020, the top colleges for B pharma in India are:   

Rank 

College 

Location 

1

Jamia Hamdard 

New Delhi 

2

Panjab University 

Chandigarh

3

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research

Mohali

4

Institute of Chemical Technology  

Mumbai

5

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research

Hyderabad  

6

Birla Institute of Technology & Science

Pilani 

7

Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Udupi

8

National Institute of Pharmaceutical and Research Ahmedabad 

Gandhinagar

9

JSS College of Pharmacy 

Ooty

10

JSS College of Pharmacy

Mysore 

Admission Requirements

Direct admission based on the candidate’s performance at the 10+2:

  • Completed 10+2 in Physics and Chemistry as a compulsory subject along with one of the Mathematics / Computer Science / Biotechnology / Biology subjects
  • Obtained at least 40% marks 

Or

  • Passed the D.Pharm course approved by the Pharmacy Council of India 

Most of the colleges provide admission through national level entrance exams. Following is the list of entrance exams for the Pharmacy course:

  • AP EAMCET (Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Entrance Test)
  • BCECE (Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination)
  • BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology & Science Admission Test)
  • DELHI CET (Delhi Common Entrance Test)
  • KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test)
  • MH CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test)
  • TA EAMCET (Telangana State Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Entrance Test)
  • UKSEE (Uttarakhand State Entrance Exam)
  • WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination)

Following are the tips for the preparation of the pharmacy entrance exam 

  • Keep yourself updated about the syllabus
  • The candidate must solve those questions which he/ she is confident about and which require the least time to solve
  • Prepare according to the marking scheme
  • As there is a negative marking for each wrong answer, be careful while attempting the questions which you aren’t confident about
  • Revise the syllabus.
  • Try a  mock test
  • Go through the questions asked in previous year’s exams.
  • Solve the conceptual questions quickly
  • Do not waste time if you have confusion, just move on to the next
  • Remain focused and don’t be overconfident

Colleges for Bachelor of B pharma in India 

India is home to many government and private colleges that offer a Bachelor of pharmacy. Few government colleges are: 

  • Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research     
  • ICT Mumbai     
  • Government College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy College
  • Jadavpur University  
  • Madras Medical College
  • School of Pharmacy Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya
  • University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences      

List of private colleges

  • Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth University
  • JSS College of Pharmacy
  • Jamia Hamdard
  • Bombay College of Pharmacy
  • JSS College of Pharmacy
  • PSG College of Pharmacy
  • Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • SRM College of Pharmacy

Colleges and Fees of Bachelor of Pharmacy (B pharma) in India 

College

Course Name 

Location

Fees (INR/ annum) 

Sikkim Professional University

Bachelors in Pharmacy

Sikkim 

80,000

JSS College of Pharmacy

B. Pharma 

Ooty 

1,32,350

Usha Martin University

B. Pharma 

Jharkhand

96,000

Institute of Chemical Technology 

B. Pharma 

Mumbai 

70,750

Punjab University

Bachelors in Pharmacy

Karnataka

30,755

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharma)

Udupi 

305,500

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Pharm. D. (Doctor of Pharmacy)

Kochi

N/A 

Birla Institute of Technology & Science

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Pilani 

329,500

Scope of B pharma in India 

Following are the career path of pharmacy graduates-

  • Industrial pharmacist (Manufacturing, Packaging, Quality Control and Quality Assurance)
  • Hospital and Community Pharmacist (Dispensing of Medicines and Counselling of Patients)
  • Sales and Distribution executive (Detailing to Doctors and Bulk Distribution of Medicines)
  • Academic Pharmacist (Training Diploma in Pharmacy Students).

Pharmacists who work under reputed organizations, hospitals and medical intuitions get a nice amount of money as a salary. They are also qualified for employment opportunities as Medical Representatives (MR) in marketing for pharmaceutical products and medical devices. 

The table below lists the job title and salary of a pharmacy graduate:

Job Title 

Salary (INR/ Year)

Drug inspector

538,800

Pharmacist

240,000

Pharmaceutical marketing

246,324

Pathological lab scientist

257,124

Chemical technician

306,000

Medical devices and quality control manufacturing

467,434

Medical Underwriter

296,898 

 

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