B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy


About B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy course

B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy graduates are required to learn and acquire adequate knowledge, necessary skills to practice the profession of pharmacy including thorough and exhaustive knowledge of synthesis and assay of Medicinal agents including mode of action, drug interactions and Patient counseling and professional information exchange with Physicians and other paramedics The graduates are required to acquire an in-depth knowledge of formulation, storage and analysis of various pharmaceutical dosage forms including herbal medicines required for both large scale commercial production & research. The graduates should understand the concept of Community Pharmacy and be able to participate in rural and urban health care projects of State and Central government. B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy graduate is also required to detail the physicians and community’ and market the medicinal agents for diagnosis, prevention and therapeutic purposes. The pharmacist should act as bridge between Physicians and Patients and strive for better healthcare.

 

Objectives:

The objectives are covered under three headings namely:

(a) Knowledge and understanding

(b) Skills and

(c) Attitude

(a) KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING

The B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy graduate should acquire the following during their four year B Pharm course

  1. Adequate knowledge and scientific information regarding basic principles of Pharmaceutical chemistry, Pharmaceutics including cosmetics, Pharmacology/ and Pharmacognosy including Herbal drugs
  2. Adequate knowledge of practical aspects of synthesis, formulation and analysis of various pharmaceutical and Herbal medicinal agents
  3. Adequate knowledge of practical aspects of delivering a quality assured product as per pharmacopoeia, WHO and ISO standards
  4. Adequate knowledge of practical aspects of pharmacological screening, standardization biological and in-vivo drug interactions.
  5. Adequate knowledge of clinical studies for patient counseling leading to physical and social well being of patients.
  6. Adequate knowledge of practical aspects of product detailing and marketing of Pharmaceutical products.

(b) SKILLS

A B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy graduate should be able to demonstrate the following skills necessary for practice of a pharmacy.

  1. Able to synthesize purify, identify and analyze medicinal agents.
  2. Able to formulate, store, dispense, analyze the prescriptions and / or manufacture the medicinal agents at commercial level.
  3. Able to learn and apply the quality assurance principles including legal and ethical aspects involving drugs.
  4. Able to extract, purify, identify and know the therapeutic value of herbal / crude / natural products.
  5. Able to screen various medicinal agents using animal models for pharmacological activity.

(C) ATTITUDES

The B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy graduate should develop the following attitudes during their four year B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy course.

  1. Willing to apply the current knowledge of pharmacy in the best interest of patients and the community.
  2. Maintain a high standard of professional ethics in discharging professional obligations.
  3. Continuously upgrade professional information and be conversant with latest advances in Pharmacy field to serve the community better.
  4. Willing to participate in continuing education programmes of PCI and AICTE to upgrade knowledge and professionals skills.
  5. To help and to participate in the implementation of National Health programs.

 Section III

REGULATIONS

  1. Minimum qualification for admission to the course
  2. Candidates who have passed two years P.U.C. examination of Karnataka P.U.C. Board or an equivalent examination of any other approved Board or university with not less than 40% marks in any combination comprising P.C.M. or P.C.B. or P.C.M.B. or P.C. and Computer Science (P.C.CS.) or P.C. and Electronics (P.C.E.) or P.C. and Information Science (P.C.IS.) or P.C. and Biotechnology (P.C.Bt.).

Note: In respect of candidates who have taken P.C.M.B. combination the aggregate of P.C.M. or P.C.B. whichever is higher shall be considered for the purpose of admission.

  1. In case of students belonging to SC/ST or category-I, the minimum percentage of marks for admission to B. Pharm. course shall be not less than 35% in P.U.C. or an equivalent examination of any other approved Board or university in any combination comprising P.C.M. or P.C.B. or P.C.M.B. or P.C. and Computer Science (P.C.CS.) or P.C. and Electronics (P.C.E.) or P.C. and Information Science (P.C.IS.) or P.C. and Biotechnology (P.C.Bt.).
  2. Candidates who have passed D. Pharm. course approved by Pharmacy Council of India shall also be eligible to this course and shall be admitted directly to II B. Pharm. course 10% over and above the sanctioned intake and shall have to study Mathematics, Computer Sciences, and Statistics of I B. Pharm. in addition to the II B. Pharm. subjects.
  3. Candidates who have qualified examination listed by Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Vide Notification:
  1. Age:

Minimum age for entry to I B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy course shall be 17 years as on 31st December of that year.

III. Duration of the course

The course of study for B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy shall extend over a period of four academic years and three academic years for those admitted to second B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy directly. The curricula and syllabii for the course shall be prescribed from time to time.

Medium of Instruction and Examinations

Medium of Instruction and Examination shall be English.

  1. Attendance and Progress

A candidate is required to put in atleast 80% attendance in theory and practical subjects separately in a recognized institution approved by and affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. The candidate shall complete the prescribed course satisfactorily to be eligible to appear for the respective examinations.

  1. Course of study

The course of study for B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy I, II, III, and IV year shall include the respective Theory & Practical subjects as given in Tables – I, II, III, and IV respectively. The number of hours to be devoted to each Theory and Practical subject in an academic year shall not be less than that shown in the tables.

VII. Approval of institution conducting the course of study

The regular course for B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy I, II, III, and IV year under clause V shall be conducted by an institution approved by All India Council for Technical Education, Pharmacy Council of India and affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. The approval and affiliation will be granted only if adequate arrangements for teaching-infrastructural facilities, accommodation, equipments, chemicals, glassware, library, and teaching and non-teaching staff are provided as required under the norms of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka.

VIII. Academic Work

A regular record of attendance both in theory and practicals shall be maintained by the teaching staff of respective subjects.

Internal Assessment Marks:

  1. Theory: Three sessional examinations evenly spread during the academic year shall be conducted by the affiliated colleges. The average marks of the best two examinations shall be computed out of a maximum of 30 marks and shall constitute the sessional award in theory. Provided further the colleges may conduct one special theory sessional examination towards the end of the academic session for those who might have missed any one of the regular sessional examination, the portion prescribed shall be the entire syllabus of the subject.
  2. Practical: Students are expected to perform the number of experiments listed in the respective syllabus. The number of experiments are also listed. Marks shall be awarded out of a maximum of 10 to each of the practical exercise and an average of those shall be computed out of maximum of 10 marks. In addition, three practical sessional examinations evenly spread during each academic year shall be conducted. The average marks of the best two practical examinations shall be computed out of a maximum of 20 marks. A total of 30 marks shall constitute the sessional award in practical. While awarding the sessional marks for practical experiments, the following considerations should be taken into account.
  3. Preparation of the candidate.
  4. Manipulative skills.
  5. Results of the experiment.
  6. Knowledge of the experiment.
  7. Viva voce pertaining to the experiments only.

The college shall maintain the sessional books of the students and the record of sessional award of the students.

A regular record of both theory and practical class work and sessional examinations conducted in an institution imparting the course shall be maintained for each student in the institution. Marks shall be awarded as per the schemes given in the tables.

  1. Examinations

There shall be four examinations namely, First year, Second year, Third year, and Final year B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy examination. The details regarding the duration of papers, maximum marks for each paper including the sessional marks allotted to each subject are given in the tables.

  1. Criteria for pass
  2. Candidates who have secured a minimum of 50% marks in the Theory (including sessionals) and Practical (including sessionals) separately in any subject or subjects shall be declared to have passed in that subject/s and exempted from appearing in that subject/s at subsequent examination.
  3. Theory and Practical of a particular subject are considered as individual subjects for the purpose of pass criteria.
  4. Conditions under which candidates are permitted to proceed to next higher class:
  5. a) Out of nine subjects to be studied at I. B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy course, there shall be an examination conducted by the college in respect of the following subjects.
  6. Mathematics theory.
  7. Biology theory and practical.
  8. Computer Science & Statistics theory and practical for the candidates admitted on PUC/12th Standard/ Equivalent qualifications and for the candidates admitted to II. B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy, admitted on the basis of D. Pharm.
  9. Indian Constitution theory
  10. Kannada for the students of other than Karnataka state
  11. b) The candidates are required to score a minimum of 50% marks of the total marks prescribed for pass in all the above subjects both in theory and practical separately including their sessional marks for a pass.
  12. c) Candidates of I B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy are permitted to carryover all the failed subjects to II B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy and appear for II B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy examination concurrently along with failed subjects of I B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy. However, these candidates have to pass all the failed subjects of I B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy to become eligible to proceed to III B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy.
  13. d) Similarly, candidates of II B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy who have completely passed all the subjects of I B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy but have failed in II B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy are permitted to carryover all the failed subjects of II B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy to III B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy and appear for III B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy concurrently along with failed subjects of II B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy. However, these candidates have to pass all the failed subjects of II B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy to become eligible to proceed to IV B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy.
  14. e) Candidates of III B. Pharm. who have completely passed all the subjects of II B. Pharm. but have failed in III B. Pharm. are permitted to carryover all the failed subjects of III. B. Pharm. and appear for IV B. Pharm. examination concurrently along with failed subjects of III B. Pharm.
  15. f) The final B. Pharm. candidates can appear for all the subjects of IV B. Pharm. along with the failed subjects of III B. Pharm. However, they have to pass all the subjects of III B. Pharm. before the announcement of IV B. Pharm. results.
  16. g) However in case of In-service candidates (those who are Registered Pharmacists and have put in minimum of 5 years working experience in either Government or Private sector), they are permitted to take admission into final year B. Pharm even if he/she is having a carryover of II year and III year B. Pharm. subjects but he/she cannot appear for final B. Pharm. examination till he/she passes all the subjects of II year B. Pharm.

h) A candidate who has passed in all the subjects of IV B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy will be eligible for the award of B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy degree, provided he/she has passed in all the III B Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy.

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  1. am a Tanzanian graduate diploma of pharmaceutical sciences at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences,am looking foward to join Bpharm at Acharya b.m ready college of pharmacy,what procedures i must follow?

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