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B. Pharm is an Undergraduate degree in the field of Pharmacy. The future of Pharmaceutical industry holds a wide career opportunity for young aspirants. They can work as a pharmacist in the whole sale pharmaceutical companies, in the drug house or in the hospitals. They are in demand in the field of clinical research, drug testing and documentation, quality control, government health departments etc. Today most of pharmacists are involved in clinical trials worldwide. They are used to evaluating new drug products and preparing documentation on the effectiveness and safety of new drugs. Pharmacist are involved extensively in the manufacturing, research, quality control and marketing of pharmaceuticals. One can also undertake postgraduate training for careers as academics or researcher in specialized fields. The degree is the basic prerequisite for registration to practice as a pharmacist in many countries. The focus of study is to create understanding about the properties and impacts of medicines and developing the skills required to counsel patients about their use. The course study for the B. Pharm. shall extend over a period of 4 academic years. Each academic year consists of two semesters. all together there will be 8 semesters spread over a duration of 4 academic years. Each semester should have a minimum of 100 working day. In addition, each candidates should undergoes industrial training for at least 150 hours  spreed over 4 weeks in Pharmaceutical industry/Hospital. This should be completed after Semester VI and before the commencement of Semester VII. In VII semester every candidate  shall undergo practice  school for a period of 150 hours evenly distributed through out the semester.

Diploma in Pharmacy is a 2-year full-time Diploma course followed by 3 months Training in recognized centers. D.Pharm program has been designed to prepare candidates to work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist in hospitals, community pharmacies, and other related pharmaceutical fields. D.Pharm Course is a career-oriented program in the medical field of Pharmacy, designed to familiarize candidates with the basic concepts of pharmaceutical science. The purpose of the program is to prepare students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level positions in retail pharmacies as well as pharmaceutical companies. The course essentially provides an overview of the theory, and various principles and practices involved in the science of pharmacy. Components of study within D. Pharm Syllabus include Pharmaceutical chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Pharmacy Practice. Detailed academic curriculum full fills accurate and safe processing of prescriptions, compounding techniques, third party billing, inventory control and adherence to relevant legislation, accurate and confidential record-keeping, and effectively verbal and written communication. Such candidates are prepared to work as members of an interdependent health-care team. They are taught about industry ethics including those involving patient-provider relationships, clinical research, and end-of-life care. This course examines other ethical topics such as distribution of scarce resources, use of stem cells, the role of genetic testing, and issues of human cloning. Students are taught to reviews drug approval processes, drug discovery, pharmaceutical applications. They learn about the vast regulatory requirements involved in testing, screening, pre-clinical, and clinical trials of drugs. Training for D.Pharm Candidates. After the successful completion of two year academic curriculum the candidate will have to undergo 500 hours of practical training for 3 months in a recognized institution approved for the purpose by Pharmacy Council of India. Since we are the recognized training centers we provide training to candidates with respect to their meritorious skills in our own Two Multi-Specialty Hospitals, Westfort Hospital and Westfort Hi-Tech Hospital Thrissur under the direct supervision of Qualified Professionals.

A candidate who has passed any of the following examination with an aggregate of 50% marks in the optional subject.

a) Higher secondary examination of Govt. of Kerala with Physics, Chemistry & Biology/Mathematics/computer Science/Biotechnology as optional subjects.

b) Any other examination with Physics, Chemistry & Biology /Mathematics / Computer Science /Biotechnology as optional subjects approved as equivalent to any of the above examination by the Kerala University of Health Sciences.

Minimum qualification for admission directly to second year of the B. Pharm course (Lateral admission) is the following:

a) A candidate who has passed the Diploma in Pharmacy course of Educational Regulations 1991 under Pharmacy act 1948 from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India with a minimum of 50% marks in the final year examinations.

The selection of students for the B. Pharm. course shall be based strictly on merit as decided by the competent authority approved by the Government of Kerala / Kerala University of Health Sciences/Directorate of medical education and as per guidelines of the Pharmacy Council of India.

A pass in any of the following examinations with physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics:

i) Intermediate Examination in Science

ii) The first year of three year degree course in Science,

iii) 10+2 examination (academic stream) in science

iv) Pre-degree examination or

v) Any other qualification Approved by PCI as equivalent to any of the above examinations

N.B: However candidates who have passed there qualifying examination from outside the state of Kerala shall produce the certificate of recognition and equivalency of qualifying examination from Kerala University of Health Sciences, Thrissur. This should be furnished at the time of admission. Eligibility for admission to the candidates belonging to OBC, OEC, SC / ST will be as per the requirements of the DME

Age : Applicants should have completed 17 years of age on 31-12-2019

Copy of relevant page of school record namely SSLC/CBSC/ICSC certificate showing the dated of birth or copy Birth certificate from appropriate authority should be furnished along with the application attested by Gusseted Officer/Head of the Institution where the student had last studded.

Nationality: Candidate must be citizen of India

After completion of course, the graduate will enough able to be

  • Be a registered pharmacist eligible for employment in Pharmaceutical industry, health care and other sectors
  • Apply knowledge and skills to design, synthesize, isolate, analyze, screen formulate, evaluate and dispense quality pharmaceuticals.
  • Excel and maintain their professional and personal career with the aid of ethics, standards, attitude and disciplines learned during the course.
  • Continue learning to improve their knowledge and qualification to meet the needs of pharma industry and society.
  • Creates foundation to the students to understand more difficult concepts of pharmaceutics in the advanced Physical Pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics course.
  • The students will be well versed with biopharmaceutical and pharmacokinetics aspects which help to design a dosage form of patient's need. This course provides sufficient knowledge to the students to understand the formulation and manufacturing aspects of various dosage forms in Industrial Pharmacy.
  • Explore the avenues available in profession for self -sustainability and entrepreneurship.
  • Provide high quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care in cooperation with patients, prescribers and members of the interprofessional health care team
  • Provide pharmaceutical care including, but not limited to, Medication Therapy Management (MTM), vaccinations and drug therapy monitoring in all practice areas
  • Demonstrate mastery and application of core knowledge and skills in relation to the evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and social-behavioral sciences

After completion of course, the graduate will enough able to be

  • Certificate Holders of D. Pharm may start practicing as pharmacists in India. They may also work at drug stores in government hospitals, clinics, private hospitals, community health centres, or private drug stores.
  • Across various kinds of work setups, they usually check prescriptions (made by the doctor), provide patients advice and directions, dispense drugs to patients, keep stock of drugs in storage, and maintain accounts and inventory.
  • Other than working for hospitals or private drug stores, such professionals may even start their own private drug stores, with access to decent financial resources and entrepreneurship skills.
  • In pharmaceutical companies, they work at divisions like process control, manufacturing, quality control, and marketing. While in the marketing sector, they may work for firms involved in pharmaceutical products marketing.
  • They may also work as:Medical representatives, medical transcriptionists, technical supervisors.
  • They can work as Chemists, Pharmacists, Quality Analysts, Production executives, scientific officers in private firms.
  • The D.Pharm holders can acquire the higher degrees through completing Lateral Entry Degree level Program (B.Pharm) and there after Master Degree Like M.Pharm, MBA, M.Tech etc.