B.Pharm Admission


Regulations

I. Minimum qualification for admission to the course

1. Candidates who have passed two years P.U.C. examination of Karnataka P.U.C. Board or an equivalent examination of any other approved Board or university with not less than 40% marks in any combination comprising P.C.M. or P.C.B. or P.C.M.B. or P.C. and Computer Science (P.C.CS.) or P.C. and Electronics (P.C.E.) or P.C. and Information Science (P.C.IS.) or P.C. and Biotechnology (P.C.Bt.). Note: In respect of candidates who have taken P.C.M.B. combination the aggregate of P.C.M. or P.C.B. whichever is higher shall be considered for the purpose of admission.

2. In case of students belonging to SC/ST or category-I/OBC, the minimum percentage of marks for admission to B. Pharm. course shall be not less than 35% in P.U.C. or its equivalent examination of any other approved Board or university in any combination comprising P.C.M. or P.C.B. or P.C.M.B. or P.C. and Computer Science (P.C.CS.) or P.C. and Electronics (P.C.E.) or P.C. and Information Science (P.C.IS.) or P.C. and Biotechnology (P.C.Bt.) and D.Pharm.

3. Candidates who have passed D. Pharm. course approved by Pharmacy Council of India shall also be eligible to this course and shall be admitted directly to II B. Pharm. course 10% over and above the sanctioned intake and shall have to study Mathematics, Computer Sciences, and Statistics of I B. Pharm. in addition to the II B. Pharm. subjects.

II. Age:.

Minimum age for entry to I B. Pharm. course shall be 17 years as on 31st December of that year.

III. Duration of the course

The course of study for B. Pharm. shall extend over a period of four academic years and three academic years for those admitted to second B. Pharm. directly. The curricula and syllabii for the course shall be prescribed from time to time.

IV. Medium of Instruction and Examinations

Medium of Instruction and Examination shall be English.

V. Attendance and Progress

A candidate is required to put in atleast 80% attendance in theory and practical subjects separately in a recognized institution approved by and affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. The candidate shall complete the prescribed course satisfactorily to be eligible to appear for the respective examinations.

VI. Course of study

The course of study for B. Pharm. I, II, III, and IV year shall include the respective Theory & Practical subjects as given in Tables - I, II, III, and IV respectively. The number of hours to be devoted to each Theory and Practical subject in an academic year shall not be less than that shown in the respective tables.

VII. Approval of institution conducting the course of study

The regular course for B. Pharm. I, II, III, and IV year under clause VI shall be conducted by an institution approved by All India Council for Technical Education, Pharmacy Council of India and affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. The approval and affiliation will be granted only if adequate arrangements for teaching-infrastructural facilities, accommodation, equipments, chemicals, glassware, library, and teaching non-teaching staff are provided as required under the norms of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka.

VIII. Academic Work

A regular record of attendance both in theory and practicals shall be maintained by the teaching staff of respective subjects.

Internal Assessment Marks:

A. Theory: Three sessional examinations evenly spread during the academic year shall be conducted by the affiliated colleges. The average marks of the best two examinations shall be computed out of a maximum of 30 marks and shall constitute the sessional award in theory. Provided further the colleges may conduct one special theory sessional examination towards the end of the academic session for those who might have missed any one of the regular sessional examination on the genuine grounds. For special theory sessional exam, the portion prescribed shall be the entire syllabus of the subject.

B. Practical: Students are expected to perform the number of experiments listed in the respective syllabus. The number of experiments are also listed. Marks shall be awarded out of a maximum of 10 to each of the practical exercise and an average of those shall be computed out of maximum of 10 marks. In addition, three practical sessional examinations evenly spread during each academic year shall be conducted. The average marks of the best two practical examinations shall be computed out of a maximum of 20 marks. A total of 30 marks shall constitute the sessional award in practical. While awarding the sessional marks for practical experiments, the following considerations should be taken into account.

1. Preparation of the candidate. 2. Manipulative skills. 3. Results of the experiment. 4. Knowledge of the experiment. 5. Viva voce pertaining to the experiments only.
The college shall maintain the sessional books of the students and the record of sessional award of the students.
A regular record of both theory and practical class work and sessional examinations conducted in an institution imparting the course shall be maintained for each student in the institution. Marks shall be awarded as per the schemes given in the tables V, VI, VII and VIII.

IX. Examinations

There shall be four examinations namely, First year, Second year, Third year, and Final year B. Pharm. examination. The details regarding the duration of papers, maximum marks for each paper including the sessional marks allotted to each subject are given in the tables V, VI, VII and VIII.

X. Criteria for pass

a) Candidates who have secured a minimum of 50% marks in the Theory (including sessionals) and Practical (including sessionals) separately in any subject or subjects shall be declared to have passed in that subject/s and exempted from appearing in that subject/s at subsequent examination.

b) Theory and Practical of a particular subject are considered as individual subjects for the purpose of pass criteria.

XI. Conditions under which candidates are permitted to proceed to next higher class:

a) Out of nine subjects to be studied at I. B. Pharm course, there shall be an examination conducted by the college in respect of the following subjects.

1. Mathematics - theory.
2. Biology - theory and practical.
3. Computer Science & Statistics theory and practical for the candidates admitted on PUC/12th Standard/ Equivalent qualifications and for the candidates admitted to II. B. Pharm., admitted on the basis of D. Pharm.
4. Indian Constitution - theory.
5. Kannada subject for the students belonging to other than Karnataka state

b) The candidates are required to score a minimum of 50% marks of the total marks prescribed for pass in all the above subjects both in theory and practical separately including their sessional marks for a pass.

c) Candidates of I B. Pharm. are permitted to carryover all the failed subjects to II B. Pharm. and appear for II B. Pharm. examination concurrently along with failed subjects of I B. Pharm. However, these candidates have to pass all the failed subjects of I B. Pharm. to become eligible to proceed to III B. Pharm.

d) Similarly, candidates of II B. Pharm. who have completely passed all the subjects of I B. Pharm. but have failed in II B. Pharm. are permitted to carryover all the failed subjects of II B. Pharm. to III B. Pharm. and appear for III B. Pharm. concurrently along with failed subjects of II B. Pharm. However, these candidates have to pass all the failed subjects of II B. Pharm. to become eligible to proceed to IV B. Pharm.

e) Candidates of III B. Pharm. who have completely passed all the subjects of II B. Pharm. but have failed in III B. Pharm. are permitted to carryover all the failed subjects of III. B. Pharm. and appear for IV B. Pharm. examination concurrently along with failed subjects of III B. Pharm.

f) The final B. Pharm. candidates can appear for all the subjects of IV B. Pharm. along with the failed subjects of III B. Pharm. However, they have to pass all the subjects of III B. Pharm. before the announcement of IV B. Pharm. results.

g) However in case of In-service candidates (those who are Registered Pharmacists and have put in minimum of 5 years working experience in either Government or Private sector), they are permitted to take admission into final year B. Pharm even if he/she is having a carryover of II year and III year B. Pharm. subjects but he/she cannot appear for final B. Pharm. examination till he/she passes all the subjects of II year B. Pharm.

h) A candidate who has passed in all the subjects of IV B. Pharm. will be eligible for the award of B. Pharm. degree, provided he/she has passed in all the III B. Pharm. subjects also in the case of carryover and he/she has satisfactorily completed the practical training as mentioned under clause XIV.

XII. Improvement of sessional marks

Candidates who wish to improve the sessional marks only in theory subjects can do so by appearing in the special resessional examinations conducted by the college. A minimum of two and maximum of three sessional examinations shall be conducted by the college out of which the average marks of the best two of the three special resessional examination shall be forwarded to the university at least 15 days prior to the commencement of the next university examination. In case the marks scored by the students in the resessional examination are less than regular sessional examination, the Head of the Institution shall forward the marks whichever is higher (Resessional/Regular Sessional). The resessional/regular sessional marks shall be sent to the University at least 15 days prior to the next university examination.

XIII. Declaration of Class

Class shall be awarded at the end of I, II, III, and final year of B. Pharm. examination as shown below:
1) Distinction 75% and above
2) First Class 60% and above and less than 75%.
3) Second Class 50% and above and less than 60%
Pass class shall be awarded to such of the candidates who would have passed the examination in more than one attempt. However, this shall not be applicable to candidates who are exempted in Introductory Biology and Introductory Mathematics by the RGUHS Karnataka, Bangalore.
Note: The carryover facility; full carryover till final year but has to pass all subjects before taking final year Notification syn/ORD-B.Pharma/739/2004-05 dated 04-03-2005. This is applicable for OS/RS/RS2 batch of i.e. admitted up to 2003-04.


XIV. Every candidate shall undergo practical training in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing House/ Approved Hospital/ CSIR research labs for a period of not less than one hundred and fifty hours to be covered in not less than 45 days after completing III B. Pharm. or IV B. Pharm. course.

Candidate should submit two copies of the training report duly certified by the authorities of the training center in which he/she has undergone training duly accepted and certified by the Head of the Institution.

XV. Industrial Tour

Candidates studying in final year of the course shall visit several pharmaceutical manufacturing houses as a supplement to their academic training and submit a report to the satisfaction of the Head of the institution where he/she has studied.

XVI. Duration of the course: Maximum duration to complete the course shall be EIGHT years from the year of admission.

XVII. Tutorials to be fixed at one hour per batch per subject.

XVIII. Award of Ranks

Ranks and Medals shall be awarded on the basis of aggregate of all the four university examinations of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Bangalore. However, candidates who fail in one or more subjects during the B. Pharm. courses shall not be eligible for award of ranks.

Moreover, the candidates should have completed the B. Pharm. course in minimum prescribed number of years, for the award of ranks.

XIX. Award of Degree

Candidates who fulfill the requirements mentioned in XI(h) and XVI will be eligible for award of degree during the ensuing convocation.

XX. Migration & Transfer:

For Guidelines see PCI letter 12:07:84 PCI 662-2/87 dated: 12:06:2001/ applicable from 12:06:2001 onwards only.

Both colleges should be recognized by PCI. Total intake including transfer should not exceed 5% of sanctioned intake.

Courses of Study for B. Pharm

(See Clause VI)

Table I: First Year B. Pharm

S.NOSubjectTheory Hours/ WeekPractical Hours/ WeekTutorials per batch of 20 students Hours/ Week
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
1.1Human anatomy and Physiology 030301
1.2Pharmaceutics 020301
1.3Pharmacognosy020301
1.4Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry-I030301
1.5Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry 030301
1.6*Mathematics or *Biology03/0200/02Nil
1.7*Computer Science and Statistics 0302Nil
1.8*Kannada 0100Nil
1.9*Indian Constitution 0100Nil

*College Exams only

Table II: Second Year B. Pharm

S.NOSubjectTheory Hours/ WeekPractical Hours/ WeekTutorials per batch of 20 students Hours/ Week
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
2.1Physical Pharmaceutics 030301
2.2Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Biotechnology 030301
2.3Pathophysiology030001
2.4Applied Biochemistry030301
2.5Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry – II030301
2.6Environmental Science*020000

*College Exams only

Note: Maths/Biology and Computer Science for D. Pharm students (ER91) for PCB/PCM candidates only. In addition they have to study Kannada and Indian Constitution also.

Table III: Third Year B. Pharm

S.NOSubjectTheory Hours/ WeekPractical Hours/ WeekTutorials per batch of 20 students Hours/ Week
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
3.1Medicinal Chemistry – I 030301
3.2Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence 020001
3.3Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry030301
3.4Pharmaceutical Engineering030301
3.5Pharmacology030301
3.6Pharmaceutical Marketing020001

Table IV: Fourth Year B. Pharm

S.NOSubjectTheory Hours/ WeekPractical Hours/ WeekTutorials per batch of 20 students Hours/ Week
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
4.1Pharmaceutical Technology & Biopharmaceutics 030301
4.2Instrumental & Biomedical Analysis 030301
4.3Pharmacology & Toxicology030301
4.4Medicinal Chemistry – II030301
4.5Industrial Pharmacognosy020301
4.6Advanced Industrial Pharmacy020001