A Bachelor of Pharmacy (abbreviated B Pharm) is an undergraduate academic degree in the field of pharmacy. The degree is the basic prerequisite for registration to practice as a pharmacist in many countries and it’s about understanding the properties and impacts of medicines and developing the skills required to counsel patients about their use. Pharmacists have the opportunity to improve health and even save lives. It is a versatile, dynamic, growing, and increasingly diverse profession, with number of opportunities. It is an age old profession which has transformed into a hub for “Global Healthcare” especially in Gujarat where lots of big, medium and small scale industries have been flourishing since many years. With the exponential rate of advances in the pharmaceutical industry, the health sector has thrown open a sea of opportunities for pharmacy professionals. The Bachelor of Pharmacy degree is popularly known as B.Pharm. in India. It is a four-year program with semester system. D.Pharm. (Diploma of Pharmacy) holders are eligible for admission into B.Pharm. (Bachelor of Pharmacy) into the second year directly via Lateral entry in India. The medium of exam and teaching are in English. There are both theory and practical sessions included in the program. There are eight semesters in the B.Pharm program. There is a process of internal continuous evaluation during the program. The program covers projects, seminars, viva voce etc. The course includes total 48 papers comprising of major fields like Pharmaceutical technology, pharmacology, Quality Assurance, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacognosy etc to be covered in 4 years. B.Pharm. education today is facing the challenge of meeting the changing needs of pharma industry. The main objective is to prepare the students ‘Industry ready’. So with proper blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, B Pharm graduates can execute the roles like Industrial pharmacist (Manufacturing, Packaging, Quality Control and Quality Assurance), Hospital and Community Pharmacist (Dispensing of Medicines and Counselling of patients), Sales and Distribution executive (Detailing to doctors and bulk distribution of medicines), Academic Pharmacist/Assistant Professor (training diploma pharmacy students) etc.
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