Academics

The B.Pharm programme was started from the academic session 2005-06. In 2010 it was switched over to semester system with a revised syllabus and the next revision in syllabus adopting the Grad- ing system was done in 2015. The B.Pharm programme of Amrita School of Pharmacy has been ac- credited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for a period from 2017-2018 to 2019-2020. The rules and syllubus of Bachelor of Pharmacy framed under regulation 6, 7, 8 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) course regulations 2014 by Pharmacy Council of India has been adopted for the B.Pharm programme of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham from the academic year 2017 onwards.

The B. Pharm. Degree course follows a semester pattern from year 2010 onwards. Selection is based on the marks secured in plus two and performance in the interview. B. Pharm. Degree Course is a four-year program (8 semester). It is a versatile interdisciplinary program preparing graduates with a sound knowledge and understanding of the science, technology, and practice of pharmacy.

The core subjects of B. Pharm. include the following:

Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Analysis (Chemistry of Drugs)

Study of Pharmaceutical Chemistry enables the student to understand and perform the synthesize, purification and identification of various medicinal agents and the Pharmaceutical analysis look after the quality control and quality assurance aspects of medicines.

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Pharmaceutics

The subject deals with the variousl aspects of formulation, preparation and analysis of various pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. A graduate shall be able to formulate, dispense, preserve and analyse the medicines of a prescription and scale up the manufacture of the pharmaceuticals and cosmetics at the commercial level. This need a sound knowledge of the physiochemical properties of drug, need of various additives, selection of solvent, pharmacokinetic parameters of the drug and so on. It also helps the student acquire knowledge and skill to apply quality assurance principles, including legal and ethical aspects involving drugs, delivering a quality assured product as per the pharmacopoeial, WHO and ISO standards including their mechanism of action, therapeutic indications, adverse effects etc.

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Pharmacology

This helps the student gain knowledge and scientific information regarding pharmacology of drugs, including the practical aspects of pharmacological screening for various medicinal agents using the appropriate animal model, pharmacology calculations, biological standardisation, and in-vivo drug interactions and toxicity studies are also covered under this subject.

Pharmacognosy

The subject of Pharmacognosy deals with drugs of natural sources viz. herbal drugs, their cultivation methods, bio-technological methods, production of pharmaceutical herbal products and their evaluation. The students will develop adequate skill to extract, purify, identify, and know the therapeutic value of herbal/crude/natural products.

Pharmacy Practice

The subject of Pharmacy Practice deals with Hospital, Clinical and Community Pharmacy. It provides an understanding of the processes involved in providing primary healthcare, drug information and other clinical pharmacy services in different practice environments. This enables students to acquire knowledge of clinical studies for patient counseling, drug information, adverse drug reaction monitoring, toxicological studies, therapeutic drug monitoring and other similar aspects of Clinical Pharmacy.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. To develop competent pharmacy graduates by structured teaching learning process through dedicated and devoted faculty.
  2. To develop technically sound pharmacy professionals with a competent approach to cater the needs of the society and pharmaceutical industries.
  3. To inculcate in students confidence, planning abilities, leadership qualities, teamwork, and communication skills to emerge as compassionate pharmacy professionals.
  4. To emphasize social responsibility, integrity and ethical aspects to serve the society at large and health care system in particular.
  5. To inspire the graduates for higher education, research or entrepreneurship and life¬long learning in the context of technological advancement.

Course of Study

The course of study for B. Pharm shall include Semester Wise Theory & Practical as given below. The number of hours to be devoted to each theory, tutorial and practical course in any semester shall not be less than that shown below.

Semester I

Course code Name of the course No. of hours Tutorial Credit points
BP101T Human Anatomy and Physiology I–Theory 3 1 4
BP102T Pharmaceutical Analysis I – Theory 3 1 4
BP103T Pharmaceutics I – Theory 3 1 4
BP104T Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry – Theory 3 1 4
BP105T Communication skills – Theory * 2 - 2
BP106RBT
BP106RMT
Remedial Biology / 
Remedial Mathematics – Theory *
2 - 2
BP107P Human Anatomy and Physiology – I Practical 4 - 2
BP108P Pharmaceutical Analysis I – Practical 4 - 2
BP109P Pharmaceutics I – Practical 4 - 2
BP110P Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry – Practical 4 - 2
BP111P Communication skills – Practical * 2 - 1
BP112RBP Remedial Biology – Practical * 2 - 1
                                                                                      Total 32/34$/36# 4 27/29$/30#
#Applicable ONLY for the students who have studied Mathematics / Physics / Chemistry at HSC and appearing for Remedial Biology (RB)course.
$Applicable ONLY for the students who have studied Physics / Chemistry / Botany / Zoology at HSC and appearing for Remedial Mathematics (RM)course.
*Non University Examination (NUE)

Semester II

Course code Name of the course No. of hours Tutorial Credit points
BP201T Human Anatomy and Physiology II – Theory 3 1 4
BP202T Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I – Theory 3 1 4
BP203T Biochemistry – Theory 3 1 4
BP204T Pathophysiology –
Theory
3 1 4
BP205T Computer Applications in Pharmacy – Theory * 3 - 3
BP206T Environmental sciences – Theory * 3 - 3
BP207P Human Anatomy and Physiology II – Practical 4 - 2
BP208P Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I – Practical 4 - 2
BP209P Biochemistry – Practical 4 - 2
BP210P Computer Applications in Pharmacy – Practical 2 - 1
         
         
         
         
         
         
                                                                                      Total 32 4 29
*Non University Examination (NUE)

Semester III

Course code Name of the course No. of hours Tutorial Credit points
BP301T Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II – Theory 3 1 4
BP302T Physical Pharmaceutics I – Theory 3 1 4
BP303T Pharmaceutical Microbiology – Theory 3 1 4
BP304T Pharmaceutical Engineering – Theory 3 1 4
BP305P Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II – Practical 4 - 2
BP306P Physical Pharmaceutics I – Practical 4 - 2
BP307P Pharmaceutical Microbiology – Practical 4 - 2
BP308P Pharmaceutical Engineering –Practical 4 - 2
                                                                                      Total 28 4 24

Semester IV

Course code Name of the course No. of hours Tutorial Credit points
BP401T Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry III – Theory 3 1 4
BP402T Medicinal Chemistry I – Theory 3 1 4
BP403T Physical Pharmaceutics II – Theory 3 1 4
BP404T Pharmacology I – Theory 3 1 4
BP405T Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry I– Theory 3 - 3
BP406P Medicinal Chemistry I – Practical 4 - 2
BP407P Physical Pharmaceutics II – Practical 4 - 2
BP408P Pharmacology I – Practical 4 - 2
BP409P Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry I – Practical 4 - 2
         
                                                                                      Total 31 5 28

Semester V

Course code Name of the course No. of hours Tutorial Credit points
BP501T Medicinal Chemistry II – Theory 3 1 4
BP502T Industrial PharmacyI– Theory 3 1 4
BP503T Pharmacology II – Theory 3 1 4
BP504T Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry II– Theory 3 1 4
BP505T Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence – Theory 4 - 2
BP506P Industrial Pharmacy I – Practical 4 - 2
BP507P Pharmacology II – Practical 4 - 2
BP508P Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry II – Practical 4 - 2
                                                                                      Total 27 5 26

Semester VI

Course code Name of the course No. of hours Tutorial Credit points
BP601T Medicinal Chemistry III – Theory 3 1 4
BP602T Pharmacology III – Theory 3 1 4
BP603T Herbal Drug Technology – Theory 3 1 4
BP604T Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics – Theory 3 1 4
BP605T Pharmaceutical Biotechnology – Theory 3 1 4
BP606T Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance – Theory 3 1 4
BP607P Medicinal Chemistry III – Practical 4 - 2
BP608P Pharmacology III – Practical 4 - 2
BP609P Herbal Drug Technology – Practical 4 - 2
                                                                                      Total 30 6 30

Semester VII

Course code Name of the course No. of hours Tutorial Credit points
BP701T Instrumental Methods of Analysis – Theory 3 1 4
BP702T Industrial Pharmacy II – Theory 3 1 4
BP703T Pharmacy Practice – Theory 3 1 4
BP704T Novel Drug Delivery System – Theory 3 1 4
BP705P Instrumental Methods of Analysis – Practical 4 - 2
BP706PS Practice School * 12 - 6
         
         
         
         
         
         
                                                                                      Total 28 5 24
*Non University Examination (NUE)

*Non University Examination

Elective

Course code Name of the course
  Pharmaceutical Product Development

Semester VIII

Course code Name of the course No. of hours Tutorial Credit points
BP801T Biostatistics and Research Methodology 3 1 4
BP802T Social and Preventive Pharmacy 3 1 4
BP803ET Pharma Marketing Management 3 + 3 = 6 1 + 1 = 2  4 + 4 = 8
BP804ET Pharmaceutical Regulatory Science
BP805ET Pharmacovigilance
BP806ET Quality Control and Standardization of Herbals
BP807ET Computer Aided Drug Design
BP808ET Cell and Molecular Biology
BP809ET Cosmetic Science - Theory
BP810ET Experimental Pharmacology
BP811ET Advanced Instrumentation Techniques
BP812ET Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals
BP813PW Project Work 12 - 6
                                                                                      Total 24 4 22

Rules and Syllabus for the Bachelor of Pharmacy

Very Important

Management of AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM reserves the right to change any of the conditions enumerated herein for the purpose of complying with any of the regulations of the University Grants Commission or any other competent authorities.

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