SCOPE OF PHARMACY

Pharmacy is the health profession that links the health sciences with the chemical sciences, and it is charged with ensuring the safe and effective use of medication. The scope of pharmacy practice includes   compounding and dispensing medications, and it also related to more modern services like patient care, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy, and providing drug information.

Well modern pharmacy profession has number of ways to mould the career. They can go for R&D, F&D, Toxicology, Clinical and Preclinical trials and clinical research, Quality control and assurance, IPR, DRA, Biopharmaceutics,kineticstudies,marketing, Teaching professional and also in Information technology (as medical writer etc.).. A person with pharmacy graduate can also go for Drug inspector, Government Analyst which is government jobs. So, lot of fields and vacancies are available for Pharmacy graduates.

Recently, Economic recession is not affected to any pharmaceutical industry. This is because demand of drugs will not suppress ever. Lot of new problems regarding health and sanitation are arising day by day. Lot of work is there for pharmacist to take care of public sector.

B PHARM

The institute offers 4 years of Professional Degree in Pharmacy with an intake of 60 students per year.

OBJECTIVE

The profession of Pharmacy has, in recent times, evolved as a dynamic, versatile rapidly growing, multifaceted, multidisciplinary and increasingly diversified scientific field that provides exciting opportunities of service for the bright and talented new generation.

The aim of the course is to mould student to suit the varied requirements of

  • Pharmaceutical industry- Research & Development, Manufacturing, Quality control
  • Quality assurance , Packaging  & Marketing
  • Academics
  • Clinical Research
  • Practice settings in Hospital, Community & Clinical Pharmacy
  • Drug discovery and development

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION

Pass in Higher secondary or +2 or VHSE or equivalent examination with 50% aggregate in the following subjects, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Mathematics/ Computer Science.

B. PHARM Lateral Entry

Direct admission of Diploma in Pharmacy holders to the second year B.Pharm course is subjected to the ceiling of approved strength of the first year course by the Pharmacy council of India and All India council foe Technical Education. For those admitted directly to the second year, the course of study for B.Pharm course shall be for a minimum period of three academic years.

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION

A candidate who has passed the Diploma in Pharmacy course from an institution approved by the Pharmacy council of India with a minimum of 50% marks in the final year examinations.

. COURSE CONTENT

  • Title of course:
Bachelor of Pharmacy – B. Pharm
  • Objectives of course

The objective of the course is to mold the student to suit the varied requirements of

Pharmaceutical industry –        Research       &       Development,        Manufacturing, Formulation, Quality Control, Quality assurance, Packaging, Marketing.

Practice settings in –Hospital Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy and Community Pharmacy.

Academics.

Regulatory affairs.

Clinical Research.

Drug discovery and development

  • Medium of instruction:

Medium of instruction and examinations shall be English

  • Course Outline

Program/Course credit structure

As per the philosophy of Credit Based Semester System, certain quantum of academic work viz. theory classes, tutorial hours, practical classes, etc. are measured in terms of credits. On satisfactory completion of the courses, a candidate earns credits. The amount of credit associated with a course is dependent upon the number of hours of instruction per week in that course. Similarly, the credit associated with any of the other academic, co/extra-curricular activities is dependent upon the quantum of work expected to be put in for each of these activities per week.

  • Theory and Laboratory courses
  1. Credit assignment

Courses are broadly classified as Theory and Practical. Theory courses consist of lecture (L) and/or tutorial (T) hours, and Practical (P) courses consist of hours spent in the laboratory. Credits (C) for a course is dependent on the number of hours of instruction per week in that course, and is obtained by using a multiplier of one (1) for lecture and tutorial hours, and a multiplier of half (1/2) for practical (laboratory)hours. Thus, for example, a theory course having three lectures and one tutorial per week throughout the semester carries a credit of 4. Similarly, a practical having four laboratory hours per week throughout semester carries a credit of 2.

  • Minimum credit requirements

The minimum credit points required for award of a B. Pharm degree is 210. These credits are divided into Theory courses, Tutorials, Practical, Practice School and Project over the duration of eight semesters. The credits are distributed semester- wise as shown in Table IX. Courses generally progress in sequences, building competencies and their positioning indicates certain academic maturity on the part of the learners. Learners are expected to follow the semester-wise schedule of courses given in the syllabus.

The lateral entry students shall get 52credit points transferred from their D. Pharm program. Such students shall take up additional remedial courses of ‘Communication Skills’ (Theory and Practical) and ‘Computer Applications in Pharmacy’ (Theory and Practical) equivalent to 3 and 4 credit points respectively, a total of 7 credit points to attain 59 credit points, the maximum of I and II semesters.

  • Academic work

A regular record of attendance both in Theory and Practical shall be maintained by the teaching staff of respective courses.

  • Course of study

The course of study for B. Pharm shall include Semester Wise Theory & Practical as given in Table–I to VIII. The number of hours to be devoted to each theory, tutorial and practical course in any semester shall not be less than that shown in Table–I to VIII.

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
Total 32/34$/36# 4 27/29$/30#

#Applicable ONLY for the students who have studied Mathematics/ Physics/Chemistry at HSC and Appearing for Remedial Biology (RB) course.

$Applicable ONLY for the students who have studied Physics/ Chemistry/ Botany/ Zoology at HSC and appearing for Remedial Mathematics (RM) course.

*Non-University Examination (NUE)

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
Total 32 4 29

Non University Examination (NUE)

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
BP308P Pharmaceutical Engineering–Practical 4 2
Total 28 4 24
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
Total 31 5 28
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
Total 27 5 26
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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
Total 30 6 30
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
Total 28 5 24
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
Total 24 4 22

Table-IX: Semester wise credits distribution

Semester Credit Points
I 27/29$/30#
II 29
III 24
IV 28
V 26
VI 30
VII 24
VIII 22
Extracurricular/Co-curricular activities 01*
Total credit points for the program 211/213$/214#

* The credit points assigned for extracurricular and or co-curricular activities shall be given by the Principals of the colleges and the same shall be submitted to the University. The criteria to acquire this credit point shall be defined by the colleges from time to time.

$Applicable ONLY for the students studied Physics/ Chemistry/ Botany/ Zoology at HSC and appearing for Remedial Mathematics course.

#Applicable ONLY for the students studied Mathematics/ Physics/ Chemistry at HSC and appearing for Remedial Biology course.

2.4.4..Examinations/Assessments

The scheme for internal assessment and end semester examinations is given in Table–X.

  • End semester examinations

The End Semester Examinations for each theory and practical course through semesters I To VIII shall be conducted by the university except for the subjects with asterix symbol (*)in table I and II for which examinations shall be conducted by the subject experts at college level and the marks/grades shall be submitted to the university.