No. 14-154/ 2010- PCI.—In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 10 and 18 of the Pharmacy Act, 1948 (8 of 1948), the Pharmacy Council of India, with the approval of the Central Government hereby makes the following regulations; namely
1. Short Title and Commencement
(i) These regulations may be called the Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) Course Regulations, 2014.
(ii) They shall come into force from the date of their publication in the official Gazette.
2. B. Pharm shall consist of a certificate, having passed the course of study and examination as prescribed in these regulations, for the purpose of registration as a pharmacist to practice the profession under the Pharmacy Act, 1948.
3. Duration of the course. – B. Pharm: The duration of the course shall be four academic years (annual/semester) full time with each academic year spread over a period of not less than two hundred working days for annual pattern and hundred working days for each semester.
4. Minimum qualification for admission to
A. First year B. Pharm – A pass in any of the following examinations
Provided that a student should complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the course.Provided that there shall be reservation of seats for the students belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other Backward Classes in accordance with the instructions issued by the Central Government/State Government/Union Territory Administration as the case may be from time to time.
B. B. Pharm lateral entry (to second year/third semester) - A pass in D. Pharm course from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under section 12 of the Pharmacy Act.
5. Number of admissions in B. Pharm course shall be as prescribed by the Pharmacy Council of India from time to time.
6. Course of study. – The course of study for B. Pharm shall include the subjects, number of hours in a week devoted to each subject for its teaching in theory, practical and tutorial as may be prescribed by the Pharmacy Council of India from time to time.
7. Practical Training: The student is required to undergo practical training of 150 hrs either in (A) Pharmacy Practice (Hospital/Community pharmacy) or (B) Pharmaceutical and allied Industries spread over a period of not less than one month during the course of study after second year.
8. Syllabus. – The syllabus for each subject of study shall be as prescribed by the Pharmacy Council of India from time to time.
9. Approval of the authority conducting the course of study.
11. Eligibility for appearing Examination.― Only such students who produce certificate from the Head of the Institution in which he or she has undergone the course of study by attending not less than 80% of the classes held both in theory and practicals separately in each subject shall be eligible for appearing at examination.
12. Mode of examinations.
13. Award of sessional marks and maintenance of records
14. Minimum marks for passing examination
A student shall not be declared to have passed examination unless he or she secures at least 50% marks in each of the subjects separately in the theory and practical examinations, including sessional marks. The students securing 60% marks or above in aggregate in all subjects in a single attempt at B. Pharm shall be declared to have passed in the First Class. Students securing 75% marks or above in any subject or subjects shall be declared to have passed with distinction in the subject or those subjects provided he / she passes in all the subjects in a single attempt.
(a). Eligibility for the promotion to the next year. – All the students who have appeared for all the subjects and passed the First year Annual Examination are Eligible for promotion to the second year and so on. However, failure in more than two subjects shall debar him /her from promotion to the next year classes.
15. Approval of examinations.
Examinations mentioned in regulations 10 to12 and 14 shall be held by the examining authority which shall be approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under sub-section (2) of section 12 of the Pharmacy Act, 1948. Such approval shall be granted only if the examining authority concerned fulfills the conditions as specified in Appendix–(B) to these regulations.
16. Certificate of passing examination.
Every student who has passed the examinations for the B. Pharm shall be granted a certificate by the examining authority