Department of Pharmacy
B.Pharma or Bachelors in Pharmacy at Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmacy(GNIP) is a Four years undergraduate course with eight semesters, approved by Pharmacy Council of India and AICTE, New Delhi. It is a versatile interdisciplinary program preparing graduates with a sound knowledge and understanding of the science, technology, and practice of pharmacy.
The core subjects of B.Pharm includes the following:
Study of Pharmaceutical Chemistry enables the student to understand and perform the synthesize, purification and identification of various medicinal agents and the Pharmaceutical analysis look after the quality control and quality assurance aspects of medicines
The subject deals with the various aspects of formulation, preparation and analysis of various pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. A graduate shall be able to formulate, dispense, preserve and analyse the medicines of a prescription and scale up the manufacture of the pharmaceuticals and cosmetics at the commercial level. This need a strong knowledge of the physiochemical properties of drug, need of various additives, selection of solvent, pharmacokinetic parameters of the drug and so on. It also helps the student acquire knowledge and skill to apply quality assurance principles, including legal and ethical aspects involving drugs, delivering a quality assured product as per the pharmacopoeial, WHO and ISO standards including their mechanism of action, therapeutic indications, adverse effects etc.
This helps the student gain knowledge and scientific information regarding pharmacology of drugs, including the practical aspects of pharmacological screening for various medicinal agents using the appropriate animal model, pharmacology calculations, biological standardisation, and in-vivo drug interactions and toxicity studies are also covered under this subject.
The subject of Pharmacognosy deals with drugs of natural sources viz. herbal drugs, their cultivation methods, bio-technological methods, production of pharmaceutical herbal products and their evaluation. The students will develop adequate skill to extract, purify, identify, and know the therapeutic value of herbal/crude/natural products
Laboratories Facilities in B.Pharmacy (as per IKG-PTU, Jalandhar syllabus)
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Pharmaceutics I
- Communication skills
- Pharmacology I
- Instrumental Methods of Analysis
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Industrial Pharmacy
- Pharmaceutical Microbiology
- Computer Applications in Pharmacy
- Pharmaceutical Analysis
- Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry
- Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
- Physical Pharmaceutics
- Herbal Drug Technology
- Pharmaceutical Engineering
- Physical Pharmaceutics
Selection in B.Pharm in Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmacy is based on the marks secured in +2 (minimum 50% marks general candidates and 45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) with English as one of the subjects and Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (P.C.M) or Biology (P.C.M.B) as optional subjects individually .
B.Pharma is a job oriented course among the science students after class 12th. This course provides a large no. of job opportunities in both the public and private sector. The students can practice as a Pharmacist. Pharmacists can work in a range of industries related to the prescription, manufacture & provision of medicines. The students can go for higher studies in the Pharmacy i.e. Masters of Pharmacy (M.Pharma).