Bachelor of Pharmacy, as the name suggests, has a course structure which is particularly Specialised for pharmaceutical studies. Few of the most vital subjects included in B Pharm course study are Biochemistry, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Computer Applications in Pharmacy etc.

Why B-Pharmacy?

There are several interesting points that can be jotted down, as to why you should pursue B Pharmacy. Apart from the fact that B Pharmacy will help you in making a career as a Medical Representative, Scientific Writing, Medical Scripting, Clinical Research etc we will discuss in detail other reasons for pursuing this course.

  • Government Jobs: After successfully completing your degree in B Pharmacy you can get the opportunity to work for various Government organizations and hospitals.
  • Work with Patients: Apart from being a pharmacist you will have crucial roles in the health care system such as providing asthma care, cholesterol control checking, diabetes disease management, bone density scans etc.
  • Diverse Career Opportunity: The most obvious choice for pharmacists is working in retail pharmacy, either in a health care facility or community. The role involves giving over the counter and prescription medications along with counselling to the patients.
  • Stable yet Flexible Career: A bachelor’s degree in pharmacy will not only provide a stable employment throughout your career but also will give you the flexibility to choose and work according to your preferences.

Who Should Pursue B-Pharmacy?

  • Students who want to make a career in the Pharmaceutical Industry should pursue B Pharmacy
  • Students who want to make career into clinical research and scientific writing should opt for B Pharmacy
  • Students who wants to join the healthcare industry and work at various hospitals, nursing homes etc can pursue B Pharmacy
  •  B Pharmacy can also be pursued by students who want to make a career in the pharmaceutical industry abroad, by studying courses in B Pharmacy Abroad.

B-Pharmacy Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for B Pharmacy courses are very simple and easy to follow. Below mentioned points discusses elaborately the eligibility criteria for B Pharmacy,

  • Students should have cleared Class 12 board exams with 50% aggregate marks from a recognised board
  • They must have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics at their +2 level.

After fulfilling the eligibility criteria, students should thereafter sit for Entrance exams or can be selected on the basis of merit, depending on the colleges they are applying to.

Pharmacy Courses After 12th

There are numerous pharmacy courses, which candidates can pursue right after finishing class 12. Check them below.


B.Pharm is a 4 year bachelor degree in pharmacy. Candidates need to complete their 10th and 12th standards successfully to get access to this course. Also, they should have a minimum of 505 aggregate marks combining chemistry and biology in 12th boards. Candidates generally explore the subjects of Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Maths, Human Anatomy, Physiology, Biostatistics, and Pharmaceutical Biology.

B.Pharm (Lateral)

B.Pharm Lateral program is primarily a lateral entry to this course, which lasts for 3 years. The basic eligibility which the aspirants need to attain for this program is to either have a degree of Diploma in Biochemistry or Diploma in Pharmacy, with at least 50% aggregate marks.

B.Pharm Ayurveda

B.Pharm Ayurveda is a 4 year bachelor of Pharmacy program in Ayurveda. Candidates need to finish their 10+2 exams , and should have at least 50% marks in Biology. Also, aspirants must have completed a diploma program in Ayurvedic Pharmacy or Naturopathy with 50% aggregate marks for lateral entry. 

Diploma in Pharmacy

Diploma in Pharmacy is a 2 year program where candidates explore the areas of Human Anatomy, Pharmaceutical Studies, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Drug Store, etc. The need to complete their 10+2 exams with at least 50% aggregate marks in Biology. 

B Pharmacy Jobs

As already discussed, after the successful completion of B Pharmacy course, one can opt from a wide range of choices to pursue their career into. B Pharmacy degrees also give the opportunity to work for both Government and Private sector organizations. The average salary post the completion of this course ranges from INR 4 – 6 LPA.

Top Recruiters

After completion of B Pharmacy courses one can choose to study further, like M Pharmacy, PharmD and others. However, the majority of the students prefer joining the bandwagon once they complete their degree.

Graduating from a top Pharmacy college guarantees top placements with an opportunity to settle abroad. Some of the top recruiters in the field of Pharmacy are tabulated below for your reference, 

Top RecruitersAverage Salary (INR)
Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited7 LPA
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited6 – 8 LPA
Wockhardt Pharmaceuticals Limited4 LPA
Biocon Ltd2.5 – 4 LPA
Divis Laboratories Ltd3 LPA
Cipla Ltd2.5 – 7 LPA

Top Job Profiles

B Pharmacy, as discussed, does not restrict itself to working in the healthcare industry or joining the pharma industry. B Pharmacy credits to itself a wide variety of choices for its learners. 

Some of the top job profiles along with their description after completing B Pharmacy has been tabulated below for your reference, 

Job ProfilesJob Description
Medical WriterThe main responsibility of a medical writer is to work with doctors and maintain a record of all the medical results, product use and medical information
Clinical ResearcherA Clinical researcher collects and analyses data that is gained after a long period of testing and researching
Drug InspectorA Drug Inspector majorly oversees the quality of a drug and is also responsible for issueuingh licenses to other pharmacists. 
Medical RepresentativeThey are responsible for selling various medicines for the company they are working for. Their job is target oriented.
Pharmacy BusinessMain job role will be to distribute and dispense medicines in either retail or whole, regionally or across India after going through all the ethical and legal guidelines by the monitoring bodies, while ensuring that safe and correct medicines are supplied to the public.
Hospital PharmacistA hospital pharmacist dispenses medications and maintains the pharmacy in a hospital. Hospital Pharmacists are responsible for managing inventories and distributing medicines in a hospital on the orders of a physician.

Salary in India

The salaries received post the completion of the course generally vary from college to college. However top colleges and their placements guarantee lucrative salary packages along with a steady career in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

The salaries for various B Pharmacy job profiles are discussed below,

Job ProfilesAverage Salary (INR)
Medical Writer4 – 6 LPA
Clinical Researcher5 LPA
Drug Inspector8 – 14 LPA
Medical Representative3 – 6 LPA
Pharmacy Business7 – 10 LPA

Thus, we can conclude by saying that B Pharmacy is an interesting field of study that deals with the nuances of the Pharma Industry. It gives students and job seekers the perfect knowledge of the field of study and what they can expect when they run into the long world of pharmaceutical business.