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The Pharmacy Group Department degrees leading to

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons.)

    The B. Pharm. curriculum at BITS Pilani has been designed meticulously such that the students apart from learning and understanding the pharmacy courses also gain exposure to other fundamental disciplines of core sciences like Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Language and literature, Technical art and Humanities.
     
    Apart from the regular courses, B. Pharm students are also given direct exposure to the professional world by means of Practice School (PS) method. The PS programme has two components, namely PS-I and PS-II for the Integrated First Degree students. PS are implemented at industrial complexes, research and development centers of pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, CSIR laboratories etc. It provides an opportunity for a detailed understanding of vast industrial operations and its various aspects such as inventory, productivity, management, information systems, human resource development, etc. In addition to this, students have options for choosing on-campus / off-campus thesis / dissertation in India / abroad for one semester during their final year of the program. These components of the B. Pharm. curriculum at BITS, Pilani makes students learn by a process of observation and participation and enable them to work in an organized and systematic manner.
     
    We at BITS Pilani, harbor another unique feature of offering Dual degree programs to B. Pharm students wherein, students can pursue another degree along with their regular B. Pharm. 
     
    These features make our curriculum very unique from any other institute offering B. Pharm all across the country. Since we follow such an integrated approach for B. Pharm program, students undergo an overall development and gain knowledge in multidisciplinary fields which is clearly reflected in the high-paying jobs they secure after completing their B. Pharm program.
     
    Salient Features of B.Pharm. (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
    Core Courses
    • PHA F211 Pharmaceutical Analysis
    • PHA F214 Anatomy, Physiology & Hygiene
    • PHA F215 Introduction to Molecular Biology and Immunology
    • PHA F212 Dispensing Pharmacy
    • PHA F213 Microbiology 
    • PHA F241 Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    • PHA F242 Biological Chemistry 
    • PHA F243 Industrial Pharmacy 
    • PHA F244 Physical Pharmacy 
    • PHA F311 Pharmacology-I 
    • PHA F341 Pharmacology-II 
    • PHA F312 Medicinal Chemistry-I 
    • PHA F342 Medicinal Chemistry-II
    • PHA F313 Instrumental Methods of Analysis
    • PHA F314 Pharmaceutical Formulations and Biopharmaceutics
    • PHA F343 Forensic Pharmacy 
    • PHA F344 Natural Drugs
     
    Discipline Elective Courses
    • MATH F212 Optimization 
    • PHA F413 Pharmaceutical Management and Quality Control
    • PHA F414 Biopharmaceutics 
    • PHA F415 Pathophysiology 
    • PHA F416 Chemistry of Synthetic Drugs
    • PHA F417 Pharmacoeconomics
    • PHA F422 Cosmetic Science 
    • PHA F432 Hospital Pharmacy 
    • PHA F441 Biochemical Engineering
    • PHA F442 Applied Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    • PHA F461 Phytochemistry

  • Master of Pharmacy

    The M. Pharm. curriculum at BITS Pilani is offered as M. Pharm. (General Pharmacy), M. Pharm. (with specialization in Pharmaceutics) and M. Pharm. (with specialization in Pharmaceutical Chemistry) to provide a deeper understanding of specific pharmaceutical disciplines along with a practical training. The laboratory facilities include analytical instruments, equipments for pharmaceutical dosage form preparation and evaluation, computer aided drug design, drug synthesis and characterization, central animal facility.
     
    Apart from the regular courses, M. Pharm students are also given direct exposure to the professional world by means of Practice School-II (PS-II). PS-II are implemented at industrial complexes, research and development centers of pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, CSIR laboratories etc. In addition, students gain exposure to research by on-campus research practice and laboratory project like courses as integral component of their curriculum. Further, students have options for choosing an on-campus / off-campus thesis / dissertation in India / abroad for one semester during their final year of the program. One of the unique features of BITS Pilani is to provide teaching assistantship to the meritorious students, thus helping them in their professional development. 
     
    Salient Features of M. Pharm.:
    • Intake : 25-30 per year; 4 semesters
    • Designed with the view of overall 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

    M.Pharm (General Pharmacy)

    Core Courses
    • PHA G532 Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs
    • PHA G543 Clinical Research 
    • PHA G611 Advanced Pharmacology 
    • PHA G612 Pharmacokinetics and Clinical Pharmacy
    • PHA G621 Advanced Medicinal Chemistry
    • PHA G632 Dosage Form Design 
    Elective Courses (any five)
    • BIO C417 Bimolecular Modeling 
    • BITS C467 Bioethics and Biosafety 
    • PHA G512 Chemistry of Natural Drugs 
    • PHA G521 Molecular Biology and Immunology
    • PHA G541 Computer Aided Drug Design
    • PHA G542 Advanced Physical Pharmaceutics
    • PHA G544 Advanced Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    • PHA G545 Intellectual property rights and Pharmaceuticals
    • PHA G613 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
    • PHA G614 Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
    • PHA G615 Pharmacy Practice 
    • PHA G616 Pharmaceutical Administration and Management
    • PHA G619 Screening Methods & Techniques in Pharmacology
    • PHA G622 Chemistry of Natural Drugs and Macromolecules
    • PHA G642 Lab Projects 
    • PHA G645 Molecular Pharmacology 
     

    M.Pharm (with specialization in Pharmaceutics)

    Core Courses
    • PHA G532 Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs
    • PHA G543 Clinical Research 
    • PHA G612 Pharmacokinetics and Clinical Pharmacy
    • PHA G542 Advanced Physical Pharmaceutics
    • PHA G617 Advanced Drug Delivery Systems
    • PHA G632 Dosage Form Design
    Elective Courses (any five)
    • BITS C467 Bioethics and Biosafety 
    • PHA G545 Intellectual property rights and Pharmaceuticals
    • PHA G611 Advanced Pharmacology 
    • PHA G613 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
    • PHA G614 Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
    • PHA G616 Pharmaceutical Administration and Management
    • PHA G619 Screening Methods & Techniques in Pharmacology
    • PHA G642 Lab Projects
    • PHA G645 Molecular Pharmacology 

    M.Pharm (with specialization in Pharmaceutical Chemistry)

    Core Courses
    • PHA G522 Chemistry of Macromolecules
    • PHA G532 Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs
    • PHA G541 Computer Aided Drug Design 
    • PHA G543 Clinical Research 
    • PHA G611 Advanced Pharmacology 
    • PHA G621 Advanced Medicinal Chemistry
    Elective Courses (any five)
    • BITS C467 Bioethics and Biosafety 
    • PHA G512 Chemistry of Natural Drugs
    • PHA G544 Advanced Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    • PHA G545 Intellectual property rights and Pharmaceuticals
    • PHA G612 Pharmacokinetics and Clinical Pharmacy
    • PHA G613 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
    • PHA G618 Reterosynthetic Analysis 
    • PHA G619 Screening Methods & Techniques in Pharmacology
    • PHA G642 Lab Projects 
    • PHA G645 Molecular Pharmacology
     

  • 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.

Achievements

Details

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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