B.Pharm.

B.Pharm.

Program Details

An undergraduate course in Pharmaceutical Sciences offered by UPES School of Health Sciences and Technology (SOHST) also known as B. Pharmacy (B.Pharm.) is a four-year professional program divided into eight semesters that deals with the study of medicines. The core subjects of the B.Pharm. course include pharmaceutical chemistry (chemistry of medicinal compounds), pharmaceutics (manufacturing of dosage forms such as tablets, capsules etc.), pharmacology (action of drugs on the body and action of the body on the drugs) and pharmacognosy (medicinal drugs obtained from plants and other natural sources). A Bachelor's in B Pharma undergraduate degree program focuses on the study of pharmacy, which entails the science of preparing, dispensing, and reviewing drugs and medications for safe and effective use.

In addition to imparting classroom teaching, students of B.Pharm. are provided with clinical and community exposure so that they become active change-makers and solution providers in the healthcare domain. On-the-job training through internships, clinical rotations in pharmacies and healthcare facilities are also imparted to B Pharma students, thereby helping them in becoming eligible for taking licensure exams to become registered pharmacists after successfully completing the programme. After the successful completion of a B.Pharm. programme, graduates can pursue careers as pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmaceutical researchers, among others.

Interestingly, the advancement of technology and the increasing use of artificial intelligence and big data in the pharmaceutical industry is also leading to promising opportunities for pharmacy graduates to specialize in areas such as pharmacoinformatics, pharmacovigilance, and clinical research among others. B.Pharm. is a promising field that offers a wide range of career opportunities and has a broad outlook and scope. Graduates holding a B.Pharm. degree can pursue numerous career paths and make a profound contribution to the healthcare industry per se.

Program Highlights

  • Students enrolled in B.Pharm. at UPES School of Health Sciences and Technology (SOHST) are provided with world-class infrastructure and labs with a research-focused approach.
  • Student Exchange opportunities are also offered with Taipei Medical University (Taiwan), Providence University (Taiwan), Airlangga University (Indonesia), which include student and faculty exchange, participation in research projects, seminars, conferences, and internship programmes.
  • Courses in B.Pharm. are co-developed and co-delivered by industry partners.
  • School of Health Sciences and Technology has collaborated with Merck, AIIMS Rishikesh and many more such institutions.
  • Guidance and counselling for application to various international scholarship opportunities are also provided to the students of B. Pharma.
  • Student and faculty exchange, participation in research projects, seminars, conferences, and internship programmes are also encouraged.

The scope of B.Pharm. is ever increasing and will continue to expand in the future. With the increasing number of diseases, the need for medicines and pharmaceuticals is also increasing, which is leading to an increase in the demand for pharmacists. B.Pharm. graduates can look forward to a bright career in the field of research and development, clinical trials, medical writing, drug safety, regulatory affairs, sales and marketing, and pharmaceutical manufacturing. In addition, they can also pursue higher studies in the field like M. Pharma and Ph.D. in Pharmacy. B.Pharm. graduates can also explore other fields, such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, and biomedical engineering. With the advancement of technology and the increasing demand for medicines and pharmaceuticals, the scope of B.Pharm. is only expected to grow in the future.

Career Opportunities

Our students who graduate with an undergraduate course in Pharmaceutical Sciences offered by UPES School of Health Sciences and Technology (SOHST) also known as B. Pharmacy (B.Pharm.) are seamlessly able to foray into various job profiles that provide them with an opportunity to earn and work with renowned organizations globally and experience corporate life and culture through summer internships. These internships help B.Pharm. students comprehend and develop their career interests, work with prospective employers, and potentially secure job offers.

Some of the most sought-after career options chosen by students are listed below:

  • Community Pharmacist
  • Hospital Pharmacist
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Academician

Placements

The placement scenario for B.Pharm. students has improved drastically over the past few years, with a number of pharmaceutical companies offering attractive job opportunities. Some of the top recruiters for B.Pharm. students include Cipla, Sun Pharma, Ranbaxy, Lupin, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, GlaxoSmithKline, Aurobindo Pharma, Cadila Healthcare, Wockhardt and Torrent Pharma. Apart from the top recruiters, a number of mid-sized and small companies are looking for B.Pharm. graduates. The jobs that are available for B.Pharm. graduates include Quality Control, Production, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Research & Development, Marketing, Sales, Warehouse and Logistics. The salary packages offered to B.Pharm. graduates depend upon the experience, skills and expertise of the candidates. The starting salary for freshers is usually in the range of INR 3-4 lakh per annum and can go up to INR 10-15 lakh per annum for experienced professionals.

Fee Structure

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Eligibility

The minimum eligibility criteria for B.Pharm. to be fulfilled by interested students is as follows: Minimum 50% Marks at X & XII with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Maths, and English as a Major Subject in XII.

Selection Criteria

The process of selection criteria for those interested in pursuing B.Pharm. course is based on a student’s performance in UPESPAT / JEE Mains / Board Merit / NEET.

Curriculum

Semester 1

CourseCredit
Human Anatomy
and Physiology I
4
Pharmaceutical 
Analysis I
4
Pharmaceutics I4
Pharmaceutical 
Inorganic Chemistry
4
Communication skills2
Human Anatomy and
Physiology I Lab
2
Pharmaceutical
Analysis I Lab
2
Pharmaceutics
I Lab
2
Pharmaceutical Inorganic
Chemistry Lab
2
Communication skills
Lab
1
Remedial Biology
Lab
1
Remedial Biology2
Remedial Mathematics2
TOTAL32
,

Semester 2

CourseCredit
Human Anatomy and
Physiology II
4
Pharmaceutical Organic
Chemistry I
4
Biochemistry4
Pathophysiology4
Computer Applications
in Pharmacy
3
Environmental sciences3
Human Anatomy and
Physiology II Lab
2
Pharmaceutical Organic
Chemistry I Lab
2
Biochemistry Lab2
Computer Applications
in Pharmacy Lab
1
TOTAL39
,

Semester 3

CourseCredit
Pharmaceutical Organic
Chemistry II
4
Physical
Pharmaceutics I
4
Pharmaceutical Microbiology4
Pharmaceutical Engineering4
Pharmaceutical Organic
Chemistry II Lab
2
Physical Pharmaceutics
I Lab
2
Pharmaceutical
Microbiology Lab
2
Pharmaceutical Engineering
Lab
2
TOTAL24
,

Semester 4

CourseCredit
Pharmaceutical Organic
Chemistry III
4
Medicinal
Chemistry I
4
Physical Pharmaceutics II4
Pharmacology I4
Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry I4
Medicinal Chemistry I Lab2
Physical Pharmaceutics II Lab2
Pharmacology I Lab2
Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry I Lab2
TOTAL28
,

Semester 5

CourseCredit
Medicinal Chemistry II4
Industrial Pharmacy I4
Pharmacology II4
Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry II4
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence4
Industrial Pharmacy I Lab2
Pharmacology II Lab2
Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry II Lab2
TOTAL26
,

Semester 6

CourseCredit
Medicinal Chemistry III4
Pharmacology III4
Herbal Drug Technology4
Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics4
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology4
Quality Assurance4
Medicinal chemistry III Lab2
Pharmacology III Lab2
Herbal Drug Technology Lab2
TOTAL30
,

Semester 7

CourseCredit
Instrumental Methods of Analysis4
Industrial Pharmacy II4
Pharmacy Practice4
Novel Drug Delivery System4
Instrumental Methods of Analysis Lab2
Practice School6
TOTAL24
,

Semester 8

CourseCredit
Biostatistics and Research Methodology4
Social and Preventive Pharmacy4
Project Work6
Choose Any Two8
Pharma Marketing Management4
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Science4
Pharmacovigilance4
Quality Control and Standardization of Herbals4
Computer Aided Drug Design4
Cell and Molecular Biology4
Cosmetic Science4
Experimental Pharmacology4
Advanced Instrumentation Techniques4
Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals4
TOTAL22