The Bachelor of Pharmacy degree is popularly known as B Pharm.It is a four year program with both annual and semester schemes available. In order to be eligible, one must pass with at least 50% marks in 10 + 2 (or an equivqlent examination )with biology/mathematics as one of the subjects. In some states it is mandatory to give an additional pharmacy entrance examination in order to be eligible for the course. On the other hand D Pharma students are too eligible for admission into B Pharma in second year directly via Lateral entry . Colleges imparting Pharmaceutical education (D Pharma , B Pharma , M pharma or Pharm D must be approved by All Indian Council of Technical Education (AICTE ) or Pharmacy Council Of India (PCI ). For a student to be eligible for regristation as a Pharmacist ones college must be approved PCI . B pharma is often superseeded by M Pharma and Ph D level courses.
Pharmacy is associated to health sciences. It is the profession responsible for the preparation, dispensing and appropriate use of medication and which provides services to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes. A Pharmacists job is to arrange, mix, compound or dispense drugs and medicines, ointments, powder, pills, tablets and injections on the prescription of a medical practitioner, dentist or veterinarian. In detail, they are concerned with production of pharmaceutical products, development of the methods or processes of production and quality control.