B.Pharm Entrance Exam, D.Pharm, M.Pharm, Pharm.D, Pharm.D (post baccalaureate)

Below you will find B Pharm Admission 2019-20 Notification, Application Form and Eligibility Criteria. The B.PHARMA admissions shall soon commence from the month of August-September 2019. There are various colleges and universities in India that offer the Bachelor of Pharmacy course. Some of these institutes conduct their own entrance exam for the course while others conduct counselling session on the basis for the marks obtained in class 12. The candidates those who wish to pursue their career in the medical field can take admissions to the B.Pharm. courses at the colleges in India. Get all details about the B PHARM admission 2019 from the sections given below.

B PHARM Eligibility Criteria:

For taking admissions to the B.Pharm courses, the aspirants need to satisfy the eligibility criteria for the same. The eligibility criteria refer to some basic rules that are set by the higher authorities of the colleges and universities. These are mostly common for admissions at all the institutes and are mandatory to be satisfied by every aspirant. Any candidates found not fulfilling the valid requirements shall not be considered as suitable for the course. The eligibility conditions have been mentioned as under.

• The candidate must have passed the 12th class qualifying examination with a minimum score of 50% from a recognised board of education.
• The subjects required for the qualifying examination are Physics, Chemistry, Maths (PCM) or Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB).
• The candidates holding a diploma degree in Pharmacy are also eligible for the Bachelor of Pharmacy course.

B PHARM Admission Notifications:

There are several public and private colleges and universities that offer B PHARMA admissions 2019. Candidates need to fill the application form for the desired college before the last date. In some institutes, they shall have to appear for an entrance exam. On the basis of the written exam, the short-listed candidates are then called for the counselling sessions. The selected students are then allotted seats in the institute and they have to confirm their seat by depositing the semester fee. Some of the top colleges that offer the 4-year B.Pharm course and the pharmacy entrance test names are given as follows.

• BITS Pilani – through BITSAT
• SOA University – through SAAT
• Gitam University – GITAM-GAT
• DIPSAR, New Delhi
• Baba Farid University
• BIT Mesra
• GJUST, Hisar
• WBUT, Kolkata
• MDU, Rohtak
• Gujrat Ayurveda University
• Kurukshetra University
• UP Technical University
• JNTU, Kakinanda
• Jiwaji University, Gwalior
• Banaras Hindu University etc.

Candidates must fill the application forms for the various entrance tests at the colleges and universities of India and appear for the entrance test in order to avail the B PHARM admissions 2019.


D.Pharm. admission requirements include that applicants must be at least 17 years of age at time of admission, and are required to complete the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) or 10+2 exam in the science stream. Required subjects are physics, chemistry and biology or mathematics. A minimum of 40 percent marks are needed in each course. The cost for both B.Pharm. and D.Pharm. is varies based on institution.


Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) is a 2 year post graduate course. In order to be eligible for admission to an M.Pharm course, you should have a B.Pharm degree from a PCI-approved institute and should have scored at least 55% marks over the 4 years of B.Pharm.

Specialties/ subjects in which post graduate degree in pharmacy can be awarded by the Indian universities:

1. Pharmaceutics
2. Industrial Pharmacy
3. Pharmaceutical Technology
4. Pharmaceutical Chemistry
5. Pharmaceutical Analysis
6. Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance
7. Regulatory Affairs
8. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
9. Pharmacy Practice
10. Pharmacology
11. Pharmacognosy
12. Phytopharmacy & Phytomedicine
13. Any other specialty as may be prescribed by the Pharmacy Council of India from time to time.


The AICTE conducts the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) on a national level, for admission to ACITE-approved post graduate (PG) level courses in pharmacy. Learn all about this entrance exam: GPAT


The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) course was introduced in India only in 2008 by the PCI. The duration of Pharm.D is 6 years (5 years of study+1 year of internship/ resiency). It is a post-graduate (PG) qualification and hence Pharm.D graduates can register directly for Ph.D. All candidates being awarded the Pharm.D degree are eligible to use the prefix “Dr.” before their name and the same will reflect on the certicate issued to them by their PCI-approved institute/ university.

Eligibility to join a Pharm.D course:

You must be at least 17 years old and pass any one of the following exam:

(1) 10+2 with physics, chemistry and mathematics/ biology
(2) Completed D.Pharm course from a PCI-approved institution 
(3) Any other qualification approved by PCI that is equivalent to above two qualifications

How does Pharm.D differ from B.Pharm & M.Pharm courses?

Pharm.D course differs from regular pharmacy courses such as B. Pharm and M. Pharm. The main difference being that Pharm.D is clinically oriented, i.e., patient specific. Students are trained to counsel patients and inform them about the medicine/ drug dose, time and method. The course focuses on the mechanism of a drug’s actions/ side effects/ adverse drug reactions on the body, main causes for the appearance of the disease, and its possible complications that can occur if left untreated. Pharm.D also focuses on the lifestyle changes that a patient can implement to improve health. Pharm.D students generally get the “clinical pharmacist” designation.

On the other hand, B. Pharm and M. Pharm courses are industry oriented. You get to learn about drug formulation, study various drug sources, their molecular structure, methods to synthesize/ manufacture drugs, pharmacological actions of the drugs, and so on.

Pharm.D. (Post Baccalaureate)

The duration of the Pharm.D. (Post Baccalaureate) (Doctor of Pharmacy) is 3 years (2 years of classroom studies+1 year of internship.) In order to pursue this course, you need to be a B.Pharm from any PCI-approved institute. This would be equivalent to a B.Pharm graduate getting a lateral entry into the 4th year of a Pharm.D program.

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