Industrial pharmacy plays a vital role in the development, validation and manufacture of drug products, ensuring their safety and quality. The programme prepares the student for a number of emerging opportunities in the pharmaceutical sector and related fields. Graduates of this programme are capable of handling the research and development, manufacturing, and quality assurance requirements of a variety of medicinal products. Using a trans-disciplinary approach, the course integrates industry experiences, case studies, real-world projects, and self-directed studies to provide graduates with an understanding of state-of-the-art concepts, basic and advanced scientific technologies, and how to turn scientific research into industrial practice.
Short Title and Commencement
These regulations shall be called as “The Revised Regulations for the B. Pharm. Degree Program (CBCS)of the Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi”. They shall come into effect from the Academic Year 2016-17. The regulations framed are subject to modifications from time to time by PharmacyCouncil of India.
Minimumqualification for admission
First year B. Pharm:
Candidate shall have passed 10+2 examination conducted by the respective state/central government authorities recognized as equivalent to 10+2 examination by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with English as one of the subjects and Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (P.C.M) and or Biology (P.C.B / P.C.M.B.) as optional subjects individually. Any other qualification approved by the PharmacyCouncil of India as equivalent to any of the above examinations.
B. Pharmlateral entry (to third semester):
A pass in D. Pharm. course from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under section 12 of the PharmacyAct.
Duration of the program
The course of study for B.Pharm shall extend over a period of eight semesters (four academic years) and six semesters (three academic years) for lateral entry students. The curricula and syllabi for the program shall be prescribed from time to time by Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi.
Mediumof instruction and examinations
Medium of instruction and examination shall be in English.
Working days in each semester
Each semestershall consist of not less than 100 working days. The odd semesters shall be conducted from the month of June/July to November/December and the even semesters shall be conducted from December/January toMay/June in every calendar year.
Students who complete the Masters in Industrial Pharmacy are employed in various areas such as Pre-formulation evaluation, Scale-up & Technology Transfer, and stability testing areas. Post Graduates are also capable to work in pharmaceutical manufacturing, quality control and Pharmaceutical management areas. The Industrial Pharmacy students are currently providing their expertise in the areas of Scientific writing, scientific data management, publication writing, and FR&D in esteemed organization like Baxter, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Indegene, GreatFour, Covance, etc.
Program/Course credit structure
As per the philosophy of Credit Based Semester System, certain quantum of academic work viz. theory classes, tutorial hours, practical classes, etc. are measured in terms of credits. On satisfactory completion of the courses, a candidate earns credits. The amount of credit associated with a course is dependent upon the number of hours of instruction per week in that course. Similarly, the credit associated with any of the other academic, co/extra-curricular activities is dependent upon the quantum of work expected to be put in for each of these activities per week.
Attendance and progress
A candidate is required to put in at least 80% attendance in individual courses considering theory and practical separately. The candidate shall complete the prescribed course satisfactorily to be eligible to appear for the respective examinations.
Theory and Laboratory courses
Courses are broadly classified as Theory and Practical. Theory courses consist of lecture (L) and /or tutorial (T) hours, and Practical (P) courses consist of hours spent in the laboratory. Credits (C) for a course is dependent on the number of hours of instruction per week in that course, and is obtained by using a multiplier of one (1) for lecture and tutorial hours, and a multiplier of half (1/2) for practical (laboratory) hours. Thus, for example, a theory course having three lectures and one tutorial per week throughout the semester carries a credit of 4. Similarly, a practical having four laboratory hours per week throughout semester carries a credit of 2.
The minimum credit points required for award of a B. Pharm. degree is 208. These credits are divided into Theory courses, Tutorials, Practical, Practice School and Projectover the duration of eight semesters. The credits are distributed semester-wise as shown in Table IX. Courses generally progress in sequences, building competencies and their positioning indicates certain academic maturity on the part of the learners. Learners are expected to follow the semester-wise schedule of courses given in the syllabus.
The lateral entry students shall get 52 credit points transferred from their D. Pharm program. Such students shall take up additional remedial courses of ‘Communication Skills’ (Theory and Practical) and ‘Computer Applications in Pharmacy’ (Theory and Practical) equivalent to 3 and 4 credit points respectively, a total of 7 credit points to attain 59 credit points, the maximum of I and II semesters.
A regular record of attendance both in Theory and Practical shall be maintained by the teaching staff of respective courses.