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B Pharma Entrance Exams in India, Career in B Pharma

Career in B Pharma

B-Pharma or Bachelor of Pharmacy is an academic degree offered at the undergraduate level in India. This qualification is the fundamental requirement for getting the license to work as a pharmacist. If the students are interested to pursue higher studies on pharmacy in India like M.Pharma (Master of Pharmacy), then they will have to pass the B.Pharm examination.

The B.Pharma course typically comprises six subject areas and they are as follows:
  • Data analysis in pharmacy
  • Biological outcome of medicines
  • Invention of medicines
  • Dosage form design
  • Professional and social aspects of pharmacy
  • Quality use of medicine
Current Scenario of B Pharma in India
In order to become eligible for a B-Pharma course, the students should have minimum 50% marks in their higher secondary examinations or 10 + 2 examinations or any examination which is equivalent with Mathematics or Biology as one of the subjects.
In India, a number of states make it compulsory for the students to appear for an extra Pharmacy entrance exam so that they can qualify for the B-Pharma study program.
Alternatively, students who have passed D.Pharma or Diploma in Pharmacy will qualify for enrolment into the B-Pharma course in the second year straightaway through lateral entry. It has been laid down by the Union Government of India that the colleges offering degrees or diplomas in pharmacy (B.Pharma, D.Pharma, M.Pharma or Pharm D) should have the accreditation of the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) or All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).
There are a number of career opportunities in India when students complete their B.Pharma course. The pharmacists can work in different domains at the start of their career and they are listed below:
  • Chemical/Drug Technician
  • Bio-Technology Industries
  • Drug Therapist
  • Drug Inspector
  • Hospital Drug Coordinator
  • Health Inspector
  • Pharmacist
  • Pathological Lab
  • Research & Development
  • Making Prescription to Patients
  • Scientist
  • Research Officer

Entrance Exams For Admission in B Pharma

Conducted ByName of Entrance Exam
Banaras Hindu University BAMS/B. Pharma (Ay) Entrance TestBanaras Hindu University BAMS/B. Pharma (Ay) Entrance Test
Maharshi Dayanand UniversityB.Sc Pharma Entrance Exam Rohtak
VELS University VELS University Entrance Examination
SRMEE SRM Engineering Entrance Examination 2012
MHT-CETMaharashtra B.Pharm Common Entrance Test
HPUHimachal Pradesh University Shimla B.Pharma Entrance Test
Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) BITSAT - 2012
IIT JEE Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT JEE)
Guru Jambheshwar UniversityB.Sc Pharma Entrance Exam Hissar
Poona College of Pharmacy (under Bharati Vidyapith University)Poona College of Pharmacy B. Pharm Entrance Exam
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha UniversityB. Pharma Common Entrance Test (CET)
State of KeralaB.Sc Pharma Common Entrance Exam, Kerala
State of Punjab B.Sc Pharma Entrance Exam in Punjab
Uttar PradeshState Entrance Examination Uttar Pradesh (SEE-UPTU)
RajasthanRajasthan Pre Entrance Test for Pharmacy (RPETEAP)
Institute of Engineering and Technology BareillyB.Sc Pharma Entrance Exam Bareilly

B.Pharma entrance test is conducted both at the national and state levels. Only students from the Science Stream at the 10+2 level are allowed to get admission in a B.Pharma course.

List of Top B-Pharma Colleges in India

Given below is a list of the top-rated B-Pharma colleges in India:
  • Madurai Medical College , Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  • Nirma Institute of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad
  • Bharti Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sriganganagar
  • Alwar Pharmacy College, Alwar, Rajasthan
  • Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (DIPSAR), New Delhi
  • Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  • SGRR Institute of Pharmacy, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  • ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga, Punjab
  • Hamdard University, New Delhi
  • Madras Medical College, Chennai , Tamil Nadu
  • Gyan Vihar School of Pharmacy, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Smt. Vidyawati College of Pharmacy, Uttar Pradesh, Jhansi
  • Srinivas College of Pharmacy, Valachil, Mangalore
  • Alard College of Pharmacy, Hinjewadi, Pune-411057
  • Indira College of Pharmacy, Pune - 411033
  • AISSMS College of Pharmacy, Pune

Last Updated on : March 15, 2016