B. Pharm Lateral Entry (To third semester) requires a pass in D. Pharm course from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under section 12 of the Pharmacy Act, with a minimum of 50 % marks in final year examinations.
Each candidate shall undergo the practical training in a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing House or Laboratory or an approved Hospital/ National Research Laboratory for a period of not less than 150 hours to be covered in not less than 30 days during the course period. B. Pharm degree will be awarded only after getting the training certificate from the training institute.
After completing B. Pharm programme, the aspirants can go for a Higher Education or opt for a job in the related field. Candidates can decide the option based on their interest. For the Post Graduation programmes, there will be entrance tests and the aspirants are selected based on the scores obtained in the entrance test. The best higher education options offering better career opportunities are M. Pharm., Pharm. D., MBA and Ph. D. are some of the best higher education options.
If the candidate prefers to opt for a job, the best choice will be Teaching, Jobs in Pharmaceutical Industries/ Clinical Research Organizations/ Biotech companies, Marketing jobs, Pharmacist in hospitals, Retail/ Wholesale Pharmacy business etc.
The pharmacy sector offers lots of opportunities to the students after the completion of the course. The students can work in Pharmaceutical companies or Clinical Research Organizations or can practice as a Pharmacist. There is huge number of opportunities available for the students in both Government and the private sector.