BITS Pilani

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Courses Offered

The Pharmacy Group Department degrees leading to

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons.)

    Salient Features of Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons.):

    • 8 semester modular structure
    • Strong exposure to basic science, humanities, management and engineering related subjects
    • Exhaustive exposure to various practical aspects of the research methodologies, instrumental techniques, emerging areas and industrial operations
    • Option for doing projects (Study/ Laboratory/ Computer oriented)from third year onwards along with regular courses, seminars, assignments etc.
    • Electives option to choose a specific career path
    • Seven and a half months Practice School (PS-I of 2 months and PS-II of 5.5 months)/ Thesis option

  • Master of Pharmacy

    Salient Features of Master of Pharmacy:

    • Intake : 25-30 per year; 4 semesters
    • Designed with the view of over all development rather than single area specialization
    • Project oriented for better exposure to practical skills before entering into actual world of research through Practice School programme.
    • Option of electives to choose career path.
    • Clinical, Industrial, Research, Regulatory Affairs, Management oriented syllabi

  • Doctor of Philosophy

    Salient Features of Doctor of Philosophy:

    • Intake: Based on need
    • Experimental research based; co-operative research with other organizations.
    • Professional practice component
    • On-campus or off-campus option

  • Work Integrated Learning Programmes

    The Department is involved in work integrated learning programme concept to train manpower for the following industries through collaborative ventures.

    Dr. Reddy’s Lab., Hyderabad (M.Sc. (Tech.) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry; M.S. in Pharmaceutical Operations and Management; M.S. Pharmaceutics); Strides Arcolabs, Bangalore (M.S. in Pharm. Operations and Management.); L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad: (B.S., in Optometry); Shankara Nethralaya, Chennai (B.S., M.S. and M. Phil. in Optometry, M.S. Medical Lab. Tech. and Phy. Asst.); Institute of Cardio-Vascular Diseases, Chennai (B.S. and M.Phil. in Physician Assistant.); Pharmacy Department., Kathmandu University (Instrumental Methods of Analysis); Shashi Phytochemical industries, Alwar (TQM, Validation and Documentation); Bombay Hospitals, Mumbai and Christian Medical College, Vellore (M.Phil. in Hospital and Health Systems Management ).

  • Mode of Teaching And Evaluation

    The Department emphasizes excellence in teaching and research. Teaching system at BITS is innovative, non-conventional and highly application-oriented with evaluation components being open/closed book tests, quiz, assignments, seminars, projects and end of the semester comprehensive examination. This kind of continuous evaluation provides an immediate feedback to the teachers regarding the student’s performance and their progress. It also provides students an opportunity to assess themselves. The academic flexibility offers the student an opportunity to choose elective courses as per the needs of their future career objectives. The students are permitted to do open-ended laboratory-oriented projects and study-oriented projects even at First degree level. Special emphasis is given in the use of computers and operation of sophisticated laboratory equipment. Some core subjects like mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering graphics and workshop practice, electrical sciences, computer programming, economics, management. Social sciences and languages are also common with other engineering and science degree programmes to provide a broad based education. At M.Pharm. level special courses like quality assurance and regulatory affairs, pharmacokinetics and clinical pharmacy, molecular biology and immunology, pharmaceutical biotechnology, etc., are offered.

Research Collaborations

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.,Dr. Reddy's Lab, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc., Novartis India Ltd., IPCA Labs Ltd., Genpact Analysis, Orbees Medical.



Department of Pharmacy at BITS (Pilani) always had a excellent placement record with 90% placement of M.Pharmacy students  (Session 2011-2012) in reputed companies like Dr. Reddys Laboratorie (Hyderabad), Lupin Research Park (Pune), Novartis (Hyderabad), GlaxoSmithkline (Gurgaon), Torrent Pharma (Ahmedabad), Ranbaxy (Gurgaon), Evalueserve (Gurgaon), TCS Life Sciences (Hyderabad) with an average package of 4-5 lakh/annum

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