About B Pharm course

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma) is a four-year undergraduate curriculum in which students learn about the methods and processes of medication preparation as well as how medicine and drugs are dispensed. Anyone who wants to be a pharmacist nowadays must complete this course in order to gain a broad and in-depth understanding of the science of medicine.

It is a four-year programme that is broken into six to eight semesters based on curriculum and practical sessions. B.Pharma provides necessary information on biochemical science and the healthcare industry. Various practicals and experiments are required of students as part of their education.

The Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) is the program’s governing organisation, and it is responsible for establishing all B.Pharma course norms and regulations. Candidates who complete the course will be able to practise as pharmacists following graduation. The B.Pharmacy degree has a lot of potential and will grow in popularity in the next years because there is a high demand for healthcare experts who can prepare pharmaceuticals to treat a wide range of diseases and deficits.

B.Pharm Course Highlights




4 years

Annual Course Fee

?15,000 – ?1,25,000

Average Initial Salary

?2,00,000 – ?3,00,000 LPA

Exam Type


Minimum Academic Requirement

10+2 in PCB

Minimum Aggregate Score Requirement

50% or More

Selection Process

State or University-Level Entrance Exam

Exams Accepted

MHT-CET, Goa CET, etc

Employment Sectors

Government/Private Hospitals, Clinical Pharmacy, Medical Dispensaries, etc.

B.Pharma Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required: 10+2 or equivalent examination.
  • Candidate must have passed Class 12th with a combination of either Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM).
  • Minimum Marks Required (Aggregate): Minimum 50% in 10+2 in science subjects.
  • Age Limit: Age limit for B.Pharm. is 20 years for reserved category and 22 years for reserved category.

B.Pharma Admission Process:

  • Admission to the B.Pharm. programme is based entirely on a common entrance examination. (Like WBJEE in West Bengal / MHT-CET Maharashtra Entrance Test/ BHU-B Entrance Exam/ Goa Common Entrance Test)
  • Government and state colleges conduct their own entrance exams.
  • Only a few institutions provide direct admissions based on a cut-off list or merit list. (Management Kota)

B.Pharma Syllabus

1st Year Syllabus

Pharmaceutical Analysis 1

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Advanced Mathematics

Computer Applications


Anatomy & Physiology

Organic Chemistry

Pharmacognosy 1

Basic Electronics

2nd Year Syllabus

Pharmacognosy 2

Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2


Pharmaceutical Analysis 2


Organic Chemistry 2

Pharmacognosy 3

AP HE- 2

Dispensing & Community Pharmacy

3rd Year Syllabus


Pharmacology 2

Medicinal Chemistry 1

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence Ethics

Chemistry of Natural Products

Medicinal Chemistry 2

Pharmacology 1

Hospital Pharmacy


4th Year Syllabus

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology


Medicinal Chemistry 3


Clinical Pharmacy

Chemistry of Natural Products

Projected Related to Elective


Drug Interactions

Top private B Pharma colleges in Kolkata:

Private Colleges Course Fee (in Rs lakh)
NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata 3.95
Adamas University 6.8
GNIPST, Sodepur 3.67-4.78
BCDA, Jessore Road 3.57
BWU, Barasat 4.5

Highest salary for B Pharma Colleges in Kolkata

College Name Highest salary (in Rs LPA)
SNU, Rajarhat 3
BCDA, Jessore Road 3
GNIPST, Sodepur 3
SNU, Rajarhat 3
Adamas University, Barasat 6

Career and Jobs

  • After completing the course, students can take a variety of careers in the pharmaceutical field. Students have the option of working in a pharmaceutical company or working as a pharmacist. Students have access to a wide range of options in both the public and private sectors. You can also work for the government. Aside from that, you can work for an Abroad Company.
  • You can work in government hospitals, private medical shops, and private hospitals/clinics after earning a bachelor’s degree. You can even open your own medical practise and store.
  • Students have the option of working in a pharmaceutical company or practising as a pharmacist. You can work in divisions such as quality control, manufacturing, packing, marketing, and production at a pharmaceutical company.
  • You can also work as a Production Manager, Medical Representative, Area Manager, and other positions in the pharmaceutical management and marketing area.
The popular job types for a B.Pharm. graduate are:
  • Analytic Chemist
  • Drug Inspector
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Teacher
  • Professor
  • Research Officer/ Manager
  • Drug Technician
  • Drug Therapist

BPharma Placement Trends

Job Profile Average Salary (in Rs LPA)
Pharmaceutical Scientist 6.73
Pharmacy Manager 6.73
Medical Writer 4.21
Drug Inspector 4.17
Pharmaceutical Financial Analyst 3.79
Clinical Research Associate 3.45
Quality Control Associate 2.86
Pharmaceutical Sales/Marketing Executive 2.79
Pharmacist 2.51
Retail Pharmacist 2.02

Top Recruiters

  • Hospitals and Clinics (Government and Private)
  • State wise Drugs and Pharmaceutical Boards
  • Medical Shop chains (the likes of Apollo Pharmacy)
  • Chemist Shops
  • Cipla
  • Abbott India
  • Research bodies and labs
  • Sun Pharmaceuticals
  • Biocon
  • Glaxo Smith Kline India
Colleges Placement Ratings (Based on Reviews) Top Recruiters
SNU, Rajarhat 4.6 Cipla, etc. 
Adamas University, Barasat 4.3 Sun Pharma, Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd, Intas Pharmaceuticals, Alembic, APCER Life Sciences, Alkem Laboratories, Cipla, IPCA, Glenmark, etc.
GNIPST, Sodepur 4.3 Abbot, Apollo Pharmacy, Dr. Lal PathLabs, Eris Life Sciences, Glaxo Smithkline, Mankind, Lupin, etc.
BCDA, Jessore Road 4.1 Cipla, Sun Pharma, Himalaya, etc.
NSHM Knowledge Campus, Tollygunge 4.1 Apollo Hospitals, Artemis, Fortis, Max Healthcare, Ranbaxy, etc.