Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)

Are you interested to do a Pharmacy Course?

Yes! Then, B.Pharm is the best course for you after 12th.

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) is an undergraduate degree course in the field of Pharmacy education. The students those are interested in the medical field (except to become a doctor) can choose this course after the completion of class 12th (PCM/B). After the completion of this degree, the students can practice as a Pharmacist. Pharmacists can work in a range of industries related to the prescription, manufacture & provision of medicines. The duration of this course is 4 years.

The B.Pharm is one of the popular job oriented course among the science students after class 12th. In this course the students study about the drugs and medicines, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Medicinal Chemistry etc. This course provides a large no. of job opportunities in both the public and private sector.

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There are various career options available for the science students after the completion of B.Pharm degree. The students can go for higher studies in the Pharmacy i.e. Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm). This field is one of the evergreen fields in the medical sector, with the increasing demand of Pharma professional every year.

B.Pharm programme covers the syllabus including biochemical science & health care. The Pharmacy Courses are approved by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) & Pharmacy Council of India (PCI).

Courses & Durations

The Pharmacy field offers you with lots of career opportunities. If you wish to make your future in the pharmacy sector than you can choose one of the several courses. These course may be diploma, degree or postgraduate degree course. The detailed list of the courses in the Pharmacy sector is given below:

  • Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)
  • Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)
  • Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm.D)

1. Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm):

The D.Pharm is a foundation course in the pharmacy field for the duration of 3 years. This course covers the basic information related to the Pharmacy field. It comprises of all the subjects which are related to the pharmacy field.

2. Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm):

B.Pharm is an undergraduate degree course in the pharma field. The duration of this course is 4 years. After the completion of this course, an individual can practice as a Pharmacist or chemist.

B.Pharm Subjects:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Maths & Biostatistics
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

3. Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm):

Master of Pharmacy or M.Pharm is a postgraduate degree course in Pharmacy after the completion of this course, the student can either work in a company or go for higher studies.

Some of the top pharmacy colleges in India offer UG & PG courses are given here:

  • Government Pharmacy Institute, Bariatu
  • Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Government College of Pharmacy, Bangalore
  • Government College of Pharmacy, Maharashtra
  • Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi


Students who want to join the B.Pharma programme have to fulfill the given eligibility criteria:

  • For admission to the Pharmacy courses, student must have passed class 12th with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics/Biology.
  • Students have to secure a minimum of 50% marks in the qualifying examination.
  • Students, those pass the three year Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm) are also eligible.


To get admission into the Pharmacy course, students have to complete their 10+2 education & apply for national level or state level Pharmacy entrance exam. The national level entrance exam is Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT 2023). You can also apply for the state level exams such as TS EAMCET 2023, AP EAMCET 2023 ,BCECE 2023, WBJEE 2023, etc as per the eligibility criteria of the exams.

There are various exams conducted by private and public universities for the admission to the various graduate and postgraduate Pharmacy courses. There are some of famous university level exams like BVP CET 2023, IPU CET 2023, MHT CET 2023, etc. Few Institutions offer direct admission into the Pharmacy programme without appearing in an entrance test on the basis of the 12th marks.

Career and Jobs

The pharmacy sector offers lots of opportunities to the students after the completion of the course. The students can work in a Pharmaceutical company or can practice as a Pharmacist. There is huge number of opportunities available for the students in both public and the private sector. You can also work in a government sector. Beside this, you can also work in an Abroad Company.

After completing a graduation degree, you can work at government hospitals, private medical shops & private hospitals/clinics. You can also start your own consultancies & medical shop.

With knowledge of pharmacy you can also work with Indian Army. The army recruits B Pharmacy graduate candidates with proper Physical Ability. Army Medical Corps or Soldier Phrma and Sepoy pharma are some of the positions that students can apply for.

The students can work in a Pharmaceutical company or can practice as a Pharmacist. In Pharmaceutical Company, you can work in departments such as quality control, manufacturing, packing marketing, production, etc.

You can also make your career in Pharmaceutical Management & marketing field as a Production Manager, Medical Representative, Area Manager, etc.

After the completion of the course the students can work as a:

  •   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

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


In India, there are many employment opportunities available for aspirants who completed their Pharmacy education. The salary in this profession varies from company to company in which an individual is working.

The starting salary for a fresher in this field can be Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 18,000 per month in India. After gaining an experience in this field, you can earn approx Rs. 9 to 12 Lakh per annum. In abroad the starting salary could be anywhere between $15000 to $25000 per annum.

Books & Study Material

  • Pharmaceutical Mathematics & Biostatistics by A.R Vasistha
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry –II by M.P Saluja
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis – I by Nitin, Anjana Sharma
  • Textbook of Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry 1st Edition by Mohammed Ali
  • Practical Pharmaceutical Chemistry by A.H Beckett & J.B Stenlake

If you have any other query about Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm), you can ask your query below.

Displaying 740 Comments
  1. Sahdev Kushwaha says:

    Sir, I have completed 12 with math.After I shall do 12 only bia(one subject),can i complete b.pharma/d.pharma for a medical stor or other chances.howmany cource will benefit me?Please suggest it’s prossegure.

  2. shahebaz shaikh says:

    Farmacy is the best

  3. PIYUSH MISHRA says:

    l complete 12 with pcm and I study in bpharma 1 year I know the best jobs please reply

  4. Leelakant says:

    sir PCB lekar padhai karte hai kya to isme maths nahi liye hue hai to b pharma kar sakte hai?
    please advice me sir.

    • Pardeep says:

      aap chahe 10+2 pcm se kijiye ya pcb se………agar aap 47% score ek ek subject mein hasil karle toh aapko admission mil sakta hai.

  5. Dhirendra thakur says:

    Sir, i have secured 50% mark in +2 science in the aggregate. I conceed mark in the subject of physics chemistry and biology with individual mark more than 50,but in english i have lesser mark that is 45 in both sir am asking you that,could i am eligible for b.pharma

  6. Mohd Rafiq says:

    I am a medical there any relaxation for pharmacists in duration

  7. sanjana das says:

    Is bpharma course is tough for girls???

  8. temsu says:

    I did ma clz 12 with PCB n I want to study diploma in pharmacy ..can u gve me some more detail

  9. Jaskeerat Singh says:

    i have completed 12 .i want to know that which has more scope in india b.pharma or anatomy physiology and biochemistry combine (apb) ?

  10. dalpath says:

    sir ,i have completed my +2 and there is gap of 3 years ,can i do b.phram.what about enterence exam can you explain

    • Pardeep says:

      my dear don’t worry about gap, if u did ur 10+2 (PCM / PCB) with 47% marks each in Chemistry, Physics cumpulsory (Maths or Biology) then u r eligible to take admission. only u have to justify that what u did during those 3 years eg. if job then provide job letter etc.

  11. shubham says:

    Plz tell me the total fees
    in b pharmacy??

  12. reeshav kundu says:

    hallo i completed my botany honours course i want to do pharma course so how can i apply for the course???

  13. suman says:

    i take admission in b.pharma plz tell me best private college in india

    • Pardeep says:

      all institutions are good until unless they are affiliated with All India Council Of Technical Studies (AICTS) and Pharmacy Council Of India (PCI).

  14. Anil k says:

    After 10 class what subject i hv to choose for b.pharma ..
    pl Reply..

  15. kalaiyarasi says:

    hello sir,
    I have scored 178cutoff,whether I got B.pharm in govt. college,please reply to my email sir e.mail:[email protected]

  16. Prajith says:

    Sir I have completed by +2 PCM I am eligble to B.Pharm.

  17. Talib khan says:

    I’ am 12th passed marks76℅
    Corce b pharma

  18. Biswadev Ghosh says:

    I got 67% marks in HS.plz tell me I’m eligible for B Pharm or not???If I eligible how I take admission in Pharmacy course in any govt college im West Bengal.

  19. nitin says:

    I got 1011 rank in mtcet entrance is there chance to get admission in Mumbai government CLG and I got 75% in hsc

  20. nitin says:

    I got 130 marks in mtcet will I get government CLG in Mumbai and I secured 75% in hsc

  21. Hemangi Ubale says:

    i got 70marks in mhcet pls tell me i m eligible for b pharma or not n i not gave any pharmacy entrance exam then how to take admission in pharmacy course in any colleges??

  22. Hemangi Ubale says:

    i got 60%in hsc..n 75marks in associate cet pls tell me i m eligible for physiotherapy or not??

  23. manoj says:

    if i do d pharmacy is it possible for me to give exams for gov jobs like drug inspector,etc.or else what course should i do.

  24. arun says:

    im dng b.e(cse)1st year.but im interested to do b.pharm.i’m gng to discontinue my b.e course ths year.its better to do b.pharm or not.pls tell me.

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      why are you putting your leg on axe. You have a good career in CSE. B.Pharma is good but accordingly it is better to have BE (CSE). It will give you more opportunity.

  25. shivali kashyap says:

    I passed out my +2 I want to knw that is there any goverment job after completion this courses. And what is the sallery. Or I choose some other Of field related to science

  26. Sumeet yadav says:

    Sir i want to become a B pharmacy and i will take pcb subject so it is possible or not to take admission in B pharmacy

  27. Bipin shukla says:

    sir I am confused what to do b pharma or d pharma what is the best options between this two corse B or D sir

  28. sachidananda pal says:

    I am 12th passed by 59 .33%(pcmb)I want to join B.pharm

  29. Vaibhav says:

    I’ve secured 65.54% inHSC & 104 (PCM) in pharmacy cet 2015, can i get admission in Govt. College of B. Pharmacy from Pune university?

  30. chitra malini says:

    I m doing b pharm in india how much salary I can get

  31. Naveen Yadav says:

    sir this is my last year b.pharm ….my grades and pointer lies between 6-7 , sir can i get a job of a good perk aftr completing my course ..or should i go for mba. i m totally confused …

  32. akhil says:

    Which is the govt colleges in kerala for b.pharm course .?
    how can I apply for this course??

  33. Ajit says:

    I’ve got 71% in CBSE 12th board exam and I’m going for B and then M pharm. And I want to di Research works… Plz tell me after M pharm What is the scope of doing research work after 6 years..

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Yes, this field carries huge scope and you are in a right direction, many job and research opportunities are available in this field.

  34. Manjiri Manjrekar says:

    I m 12th passed by 59% (pcmb)I want to join B.Pharma . I need to know more about what kind it is ?
    What are the subjects? What I will learn ? I require guidance.

  35. adesh charthad says:

    What are the job opportunities.

  36. S Ahmed says:

    Yes, u can do it with minim 45% in pcm/pcb bcouse i m also stdying in b.pharm now.

  37. Vishan says:

    Sir mai B.A fainl Sub-Hindi,English,History,Sociology.hai or 52% hai kya mai B farma kr sits hu

  38. OMKAR S. PATIL says:

    sir i have 52% in a pcm group can i get admission to b pharmacy. reply

  39. sukanya says:

    I hav got 52% in hsc science (pcmb) can I get admission in b pharmacy.. plz sir rply

  40. sukanya says:

    I hav got 52% in hsc science (pcmb) can I get admission in b pharmacy.. plz sir Rolf

  41. Muhsina.T.M says:

    I would like to study In medical field.I want to know which one is better bsc or bpharm?

  42. Jugen Ch.Borah says:

    I hve Just passd HS..exm (SC) ..but..i hve not Maths …can i apply 4 B.PHARM

  43. shahnawaz danish says:

    I passed +2 with 65 marks in bio ,62marks in chemistry and 40marks in physics,,i just wanna knw can i get admission in b.pharm

  44. suvarna Roman says:

    Sir I have completed 12 I got 56%. What I do in farmacy field.plez reply

  45. Your Name...a durga prasad says:

    I have a compleet the 12th I got 772 marks in gvmt clz I not best in mathematics I do bpharma course its impossible r not impossible pls say the ans

  46. pranay says:

    sir i hv got pcm 58%in 12th can i do d pharm plz tell me ..

  47. mahesh rajput says:

    hello! i am 12th passed out stud. in pcm with 58% ,
    also give entrance exam of CET/pharmacy with 64 marks out of 200.
    i am interested in pharmaceuticals education. wht i doo now , plz guide me..

  48. nathiya says:

    hi.i m studying b.e(cse). first year.but im intrested to do b.pharm.some oscillation occur between this two course.pls any one suggest me to take correct decission

  49. Anjali says:

    can anybody please tell me either i should opt. for government college or ptivate college for b.pharma ??

  50. chetan says:

    i have got only 47%.
    pcm group is not clear.
    can i do b pharm .
    plz tell me..i am confused

  51. jayaraj says:

    iam fail in 2″and PUC in maths I Clear this maths subject in reexam I do b pharm it’s possible or not and fees strc

  52. sameer says:

    hi any body help me please iam b.pharm student but i not get good job till, earn good salary dear, and also want to study a good cources which hp me in future and make me happy

  53. Shahnwaz Ansari says:

    I have just passed 12th with biology only with 76% marks
    please guide me for bright future THANK YOU

  54. amisha sharma says:

    hi ?
    m amisha i had cmplete mih 12.n obtaind 57% marks ..n i want to do pharmacy .it is possible r not n frm whch collges it is possible .
    my cntct no.- 9918552277

  55. Salam says:

    M pharm duration pls

  56. Gayathri Rajeev says:

    I am waiting for my +2 results. i am interested in b pharm courses.i studied biology science. so plz tell me the procedure to take admission for b pharm. please reply immediately. i want to know the fees structure also.

  57. Narayan Kabadi says:

    I have passed 12th with PCB 53% & I am interested in b. pharma so please tell me it is possible or not if possible so please guide abt course.

  58. Amit Singh Rana says:

    sir i had completed my +2 and had secured 89% so please tell me that which is the most demanded government college in india from where i can complete my master pharmacy course through govt seats.

  59. prabh says:

    i have given +2 exams and i obtained 86% marks in non-medicl now i want to do plz tell me which subjects are requires for this degree

  60. Denny Raju says:

    i am +2 science student..
    is it hard to study…
    after b pharm can we do m pharm..

  61. Shivam says:

    I have just given class 12 exams with non medical and i want to do please guide me about this course

  62. balram singh solanki says:

    I have passed 12th nd i want to join can i do this my mob.

  63. senthamizhini says:

    I had scored just 853 is I am eligible for b.pharm

  64. purushothaman says:

    I got 963 mark in my board exam can ido b pharmacy. Wat salary can I xpet

  65. Aman Parmar says:

    I have complete my t y exam just and i want to know that b com student can do pharmacy course or not. Please guide as per the requirement. Thank you

  66. Amar Goswami says:

    Please tell me which subjects is best in medical field after complete 12th.

  67. Nihala says:

    Hi, I got 95% in +1 and our +2 results are not declared yet. Can I become a scientist as mentioned above by doing b.pham and m.pham. If yes, can you please tell me its procedure.

  68. chetan pawar says:

    yes u can take adm. to b pharm, in some lower demanded clg, or in better clg with more donation,
    and you will have to give entrance exam.
    if u r not got adm to b pharm ,then same time try for d pharm ,
    u can do b pharm after d pharm

    • sushant says:

      hi can I do b pharmacy after doing d pharmacy and in which year I’ll get admission in b pharmacy after doing d pharmacy

      • Sarvgyan Team says:

        through lateral entry, you can get admission in the 2nd year.

      • Your Name...Bashir ahmad mir says:

        sir I have passed my 12th in sciences and B.A. so I wish join to b primacy or d primacy what will I do in feature pls comment me imadatelly

      • Sarvgyan Team says:

        then go for pharmacy.

  69. lalith says:

    I got 1030 marks in +2 can I study m.pharm and how much salary I could get

  70. sri saini says:

    tell me which subjects are preffered in this course

  71. kavita kunari says:

    i hv completed 12th with pcm n marks is under 50% n i want to do b.phama. is it possible or not ?

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