Courses in India
A Bachelor of Pharmacy (abbreviated BPharm) 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. In some countries, it has been superseded by the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degrees.
Pharmaceutical science deals with the development and preparation of drugs. A pharmacist works in research laboratories to develop new drugs from natural and synthetic sources, reduce the side effects of the drugs sold in the market and ensures the quality of existing formulations.
For a student to be eligible for registration as a pharmacist in India, the college from which he/she graduated must be approved by the PCI. B-Pharm is often superseded by M-Pharm and PhD level courses although the minimum qualification required for registration as a pharmacist is D.Pharm.
Prominent colleges imparting B.Pharm in India approved by PCI as on August 15, 2012 are
Hindu College Of Pharmacy, Gohana Road, Sonipat, Haryana
Dr. Hari Singh Gour Central University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh
Alwar Pharmacy college, Alwar, Rajasthan
Birla Institute of Technology and Science,Pilani
Nirma Institute of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad
Madurai Medical College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Bharti Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Srigangana
ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga, Punjab
Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (DIPSAR), New Delhi
Shri Baba Mast Nath Institute of Pharceutical Sciences & Research, Asthal Bohar, Rohtak.
Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
SGRR Institute of Pharmacy, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Hamdard University, New Delhi
Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Gyan Vihar School of Pharmacy, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Srinivas College of Pharmacy,Valachil,Mangalore
Smt.Vidyawati college of Pharmacy,Uttar Pradesh,Jhansi
Indira College Of Pharmacy,Pune-33
Alard College of Pharmacy, Hinjewadi,Pune
AISSMS College of Pharmacy, Pune.
Charak College Of Pharmacy & Research, Pune, Maharashtra
Gurunanak College of Pharmacy, Nagpur
Though NIPER is not recognized by PCI but it is sometime called "Heaven" by pharmacy graduates due to its quality of education and research. It is an autonomous body created by a special Act of Indian Parliament. Every year, entrance examinations are conducted for admission to post-graduation and PhD courses at NIPER. NIPER S.A.S. Nagar is considered the best of pharmacy institute in India.