B. Pharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy) syllabus as per new semester system

B.Pharm Syllabus Semester system

  • The course of study for B. Pharm shall include eight (8) semesters
  • A student shall be declared PASS and eligible for getting a grade in a course of the B.Pharm program if he/she secures at least 50% marks in that particular course including internal assessment.

Criteria for Passing/Promotion to Next Semester

  • A student shall be eligible to carry forward all the courses of I, II and III semesters till the IV semester examinations. However, he/she shall not be eligible to attend the courses of V semester until all the courses of I and II semesters are successfully completed.
  • A student shall be eligible to carry forward all the courses of III, IV and V semesters till the VI semester examinations. However, he/she shall not be eligible to attend the courses of VII semester until all the courses of I, II, III and IV semesters are successfully completed.
  • A student shall be eligible to carry forward all the courses of V, VI and VII semesters till the VIII semester examinations. However, he/she shall not be eligible to get the course completion certificate until all the courses of I, II, III, IV, V and VI semesters are successfully completed.
  • A lateral entry student shall be eligible to carry forward all the courses of III, IV and V semesters till the VI semester examinations. However, he/she shall not be eligible to attend the courses of VII semester until all the courses of III and IV semesters are successfully completed.
  • A lateral entry student shall be eligible to carry forward all the courses of V, VI and VII semesters till the VIII semester examinations. However, he/she shall not be eligible to get the course completion certificate until all the courses of III, IV, V and VI semesters are successfully completed.

B.Pharm Semester I Syllabus


Unit I:

  1. Introduction to the human body: Definition and scope of anatomy and physiology, levels of structural organization and body systems, basic life processes, homeostasis, basic anatomical terminology.
  2. Cellular level of organization: Structure and functions of cell, transport across cell membrane, cell division, cell junctions. General principles of cell communication, intracellular signaling pathway activation by extracellular signal molecule, Forms of intracellular signaling: a) Contact-dependent b) Paracrine c) Synaptic d) Endocrine
  3. Tissue level of organization: Classification of tissues, structure, location and functions of epithelial, muscular and nervous and connective tissues.

Unit II

  1. Integumentary system : Structure and functions of skin
  2. Skeletal system
    • Divisions of the skeletal system, types of bone, salient features and functions of bones of the axial and appendicular skeletal system.
    • Organization of skeletal muscle, physiology of muscle contraction, neuromuscular junction
  3. Joints: Structural and functional classification, types of joints movements and its articulation

Unit III

  • Body fluids and blood: Body fluids, composition and functions of blood, hemopoeisis, formation of hemoglobin, anemia, mechanisms of coagulation, blood grouping, Rh factors, transfusion, its significance and disorders of blood, Reticulo-endothelial system.
  • Lymphatic system: Lymphatic organs and tissues, lymphatic vessels, lymph circulation and functions of lymphatic

Unit IV

  • Peripheral nervous system: Classification of peripheral nervous system: Structure and functions of sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, Origin and functions of spinal and cranial nerves.
  • Special senses: Structure and functions of eye, ear, nose and tongue and their disorders.

Unit V

Cardiovascular system: Heart – anatomy of heart, blood circulation, blood vessels, structure and functions of artery, vein and capillaries, elements of conduction system of heart and heart beat, its regulation by autonomic nervous system, cardiac output, cardiac cycle. Regulation of blood pressure, pulse, electrocardiogram and disorders of heart.


  • UNIT-I
  • (a) Pharmaceutical analysis- Definition and scope
    • i) Different techniques of analysis
    • ii) Methods of expressing concentration
    • iii) Primary and secondary standards.
    • iv) Preparation and standardization of various molar and normal solutions- Oxalic acid, sodium hydroxide, hydrochloric acid, sodium thiosulphate, sulphuric acid, potassium permanganate and ceric ammonium sulphate
  • (b)Errors: Sources of errors, types of errors, methods of minimizing errors, accuracy, precision and significant figures
  • (c)Pharmacopoeia, Sources of impurities in medicinal agents,limit tests.


  • Acid-base titration: Theories of acid-base indicators, classification of acid-base titrations and theory involved in titrations of strong, weak, and very weak acids and bases, neutralization curves
  • Nonaqueous titration: Solvents, acidimetry and alkalimetry titration and estimation of Sodium benzoate and Ephedrine HCl


  1. Precipitation titrations: Mohr’s method, Volhard’s, Modified Volhard’s, Fajans method, estimation of sodium chloride.
  2. Complexometric titration: Classification, metal ion indicators, masking and demasking reagents, estimation of Magnesium sulphate, and calcium gluconate.
  3. Gravimetry: Principle and steps involved in the gravimetric analysis. Purity of the precipitate: co-precipitation and post precipitation, Estimation of barium sulphate.
  4. Basic Principles, methods and application of diazotization titration


Redox titrations
(a) Concepts of oxidation and reduction
(b) Types of redox titrations (Principles and applications) Cerimetry, Iodimetry, Iodometry, Bromatometry, Dichrometry, Titration with potassium iodate


Electrochemical methods of analysis
  • Conductometry- Introduction, Conductivity cell, Conductometric titrations, applications.
  • Potentiometry – Electrochemical cell, construction and working of reference (Standard hydrogen, silver chloride electrode and calomel electrode) and indicator electrodes (metal electrodes and glass electrode), methods to determine end point of potentiometric titration and applications.
  • Polarography – Principle, Ilkovic equation, construction and working of dropping mercury electrode and rotating platinum electrode, applications



  1. Historical background and development of profession of pharmacy: History of profession of Pharmacy in India in relation to pharmacy education, industry and organization, Pharmacy as a career, Pharmacopoeias: Introduction to IP, BP, USP and Extra Pharmacopoeia.
  2. Dosage forms: Introduction to dosage forms, classification and definitions
  3. Prescription: Definition, Parts of prescription, handling of Prescription and Errors in prescription.
  4. Posology: Definition, Factors affecting posology. Pediatric dose calculations based on age, body weight and body surface


  1. Pharmaceutical calculations: Weights and measures – Imperial & Metric system, Calculations involving percentage solutions, alligation, proof spirit and isotonic solutions based on freezing point and molecular weight.
  2. Powders: Definition, classification, advantages and disadvantages, Simple & compound powders – official preparations, dusting powders, effervescent, efflorescent and hygroscopic powders, eutectic mixtures. Geometric dilutions.
  3. Liquid dosage forms: Advantages and disadvantages of liquid dosage forms. Excipients used in formulation of liquid dosage forms. Solubility enhancement techniques


  1. Suppositories: Definition, types, advantages and disadvantages, types of bases, methods of preparations. Displacement value & its calculations, evaluation of suppositories.
  2. Pharmaceutical incompatibilities: Definition, classification, physical, chemical and therapeutic incompatibilities with examples.


  1. Semisolid dosage forms: Definitions, classification, mechanisms and factors influencing dermal penetration of drugs. Preparation of ointments, pastes, creams and gels. Excipients used in semi solid dosage forms. Evaluation of semi solid dosages forms



  1. Impurities in pharmaceutical substances: History of Pharmacopoeia,Sources and types of impurities, principle involved in the limit test for chloride, Sulphate, Iron, Arsenic, Lead and Heavy metals, modified limit test for Chloride and Sulphate.
  2. General methods of preparation, assay for the compounds superscripted with asterisk (), properties and medicinal uses of inorganic compounds belonging to the following classes


  1. Acids, Bases and Buffers: Buffer equations and buffer capacity in general, buffers in pharmaceutical systems, preparation, stability, buffered isotonic solutions, measurements of tonicity, calculations and methods of adjusting isotonicity.
  2. Major extra and intracellular electrolytes: Functions of major physiological ions, Electrolytes used in the replacement therapy: Sodium chloride, Potassium chloride, Calcium gluconate* and Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS), Physiological acid base balance.
  3. Dental products: Dentifrices, role of fluoride in the treatment of dental caries, Desensitizing agents, Calcium carbonate, Sodium fluoride, and Zinc eugenol cement.


Gastrointestinal agents
  1. Acidifiers: Ammonium chloride* and Dil. HCl
  2. Antacid: Ideal properties of antacids, combinations of antacids, Sodium Bicarbonate, Aluminum hydroxide gel, Magnesium hydroxide mixture
  3. Cathartics: Magnesium sulphate, Sodium orthophosphate, Kaolin and Bentonite
  4. Antimicrobials: Mechanism, classification, Potassium permanganate, Boric acid, Hydrogen peroxide, Chlorinated lime*, Iodine and its preparations.


  • Expectorants: Potassium iodide, Ammonium chloride.
  • Emetics: Copper sulphate, Sodium potassium tartrate
  • Haematinics: Ferrous sulphate, Ferrous gluconate
  • Poison and Antidote: Sodium thiosulphate, Activated charcoal, Sodium nitrite
  • Astringents: Zinc Sulphate, Potash Alum



Radioactivity, Measurement of radioactivity, Properties of α, β, γ radiations, Half life, radio isotopes and study of radioisotopes – Sodium iodide I131, Storage conditions, precautions & pharmaceutical application of radioactive substances.



  1. Communication Skills: Introduction, Definition, The Importance of Communication, The Communication Process – Source, Message, Encoding, Channel, Decoding, Receiver, Feedback, Context
  2. Barriers to communication: Physiological Barriers, Physical Barriers, Cultural Barriers, Language Barriers, Gender Barriers, Interpersonal Barriers, Psychological Barriers, Emotional barriers
  3. Perspectives in Communication: Introduction, Visual Perception, Language, Other factors affecting our perspective – Past Experiences, Prejudices, Feelings, Environment


  1. Elements of Communication: Introduction, Face to Face Communication – Tone of Voice, Body Language (Non-verbal communication), Verbal Communication, Physical Communication.
  2. Communication Styles: Introduction, The Communication Styles Matrix with example for each -Direct Communication Style, Spirited Communication Style, Systematic Communication Style, Considerate Communication Style


  1. Basic Listening Skills: Introduction, Self-Awareness, Active Listening, Becoming an Active Listener, Listening in Difficult Situations
  2. Effective Written Communication: Introduction, When and When Not to Use Written Communication – Complexity of the Topic, Amount of Discussion’ Required, Shades of Meaning, Formal Communication
  3. Writing Effectively: Subject Lines, Put the Main Point First, Know Your Audience, Organization of the Message


  1. Interview Skills: Purpose of an interview, Do’s and Dont’s of an interview
  2. Giving Presentations: Dealing with Fears, Planning your Presentation, Structuring Your Presentation, Delivering Your Presentation, Techniques of Delivery


  • Group Discussion: Introduction, Communication skills in group discussion, Do’s and Dont’s of group discussion


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