Undergraduate Program

Bachelor Of Pharmacy

Undergraduate Course

Bachelor of Pharmacy - Overveiw

Malla Reddy College of Pharmacy was started in the year 2004 with Bachelor of Pharmacy.  MRCP provides excellent infrastructural facilities to carry out research. The program offered by the college are duly approved by AICTE/PCI/OU. Campus interviews are conducted regularly for providing better placement. MRCP is equipped with Laboratories, Computers and a treasure trove of books.

The B Pharm degree run in the institution is duly accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA). It also has an approval of Animal Ethics Committee framed as per the guidelines of the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA) and a well established Animal House for the experimental needs.

Course Duration

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharm) course extends over a period of Eight Semesters (Four Academic Years) and Six Semesters (Three Academic Years) for lateral entry students. The Curriculum and Syllabus for the program shall be prescribed from time to time by Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) and Osmania University.

Head of the Department Contact Info

Dr. Aneesa, M. Pharm., PhD


Malla Reddy College of Pharmacy Maisammaguda, Dhullapally, Secunderabad, 500100

+91 8125343156

Mon – Sat 9:30A.M. – 4:00P.M.

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Admission Procedure

An entrance exam TS EAMCET is conducted every year in the month of April/May by the State Government. The students are given ranking based on the marks obtained in the TS EAMCET. Both MPC & BiPC groups are eligible.

Admissions are conducted by the Convener TS EAMCET in a systematic manner by means of web counseling, based on the combined rank obtained in the TS EAMCET.

The student is given opportunity to choose the course and college. 70% of seats are filled through the TS EAMCET rank by the Convener and 30% seats are filled by the management, based on rank in TS EAMCET or the merit at Intermediate or as per the State government prescribed rules from time to time.


Eligibility Criteria:

  • The candidate should be an Indian National.
  • Candidate should have passed 10+2 examination conducted by the state/ central government with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the Mathematics or Biology and obtained at least 50% marks in the above subjects taken together.
  • Minimum of 50% aggregate of marks in PCM/PCB.
  • B. Pharm lateral entry (to third semester): Candidates who have passed D. Pharm course from PCI approved institute with 60% aggregate of marks.

Medium of instruction and examinations 

The Medium of instruction and examination shall be in English. 

 Working days in each semester 

All semesters shall consist of not less than 100 working days. The odd semesters shall be conducted from the month of June/July to November/December and the even semesters shall be conducted from December/January to May/June in every calendar year. 

Attendance and progress 

A candidate is required to put in at least 80% attendance in individual courses considering theory and practical separately. The candidate shall complete the prescribed course satisfactorily to be eligible to appear for the respective examinations.

CAREER PROSPECTS – Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharm 4 Years)

The pharmacy graduates are involved and trained in the preparation, appropriate use of medication, production of pharmaceutical products, development of new methods of estimation, quality control, Phytochemical screening, new drug synthesis, Pharmacovigilance and dispensing of various drugs for treating diseases.

Bachelor of Pharmacy course provides a wide spectrum of job opportunities, which includes formulation of medicines, drug regulatory administration, as an analyst in drug testing laboratories, occupying prominent posts in the Pharmaceutical Industries and Research organization in India and Abroad in the public and private sector.

The candidates are entitled to venture in to their own Pharma business and are also eligible as Registered Pharmacists. Being a pharmacist requires a diverse set of skills to excel in various aspects of the profession. Here are some key skills that pharmacists often need to develop:

Clinical Knowledge, Attention to Detail, Communication Skills, Patient Counseling, Problem-Solving, Ethical Decision-Making, Teamwork and Collaboration, Time Management, Technological Competence, Continuous Learning, Customer Service, Regulatory Compliance, Leadership and Management.


Credit Assignment

Theory and Laboratory courses 

Courses are broadly classified as Theory and Practical. Theory courses consist of lecture (L) and /or tutorial (T) hours, and Practical (P) courses consist of hours spent in the laboratory. Credits (C) for a course is dependent on the number of hours of instruction per week in that course, and is obtained by using a multiplier of one (1) for lecture and tutorial hours, and a multiplier of half (1/2) for practical (laboratory) hours. Thus, for example, a theory course having three lectures and one tutorial per week throughout the semester carries a credit of 4. Similarly, a practical having four laboratory hours per week throughout semester carries a credit of 2. 

Minimum credit requirements 

The minimum credit points required for award of a B. Pharm. degree is 208. These credits are divided into Theory courses, Tutorials, Practical, Practice School and Project over the duration of eight semesters. The credits are distributed semester-wise as shown in Table I. Courses generally progress in sequences, building competencies and their positioning indicates certain academic maturity on the part of the learners. Learners are expected to follow the semester-wise schedule of courses given in the syllabus. 

The lateral entry students shall get 52 credit points transferred from their D. Pharm program. Such students shall take up additional remedial courses of ‘Communication Skills’ (Theory and Practical) and ‘Computer Applications in Pharmacy’ (Theory and Practical) equivalent to 3 and 4 credit points respectively, a total of 7 credit points to attain 59 credit points, the maximum of I and II semesters. 

Table-I: Semester wise credits distribution


Credit Points


27/29 $ /30#















Extracurricular/ Co curricular activities


Total credit points for the program

209/211$ /212 #

*The credit points assigned for extracurricular and or co-curricular activities shall be given by the Principals of the colleges and the same shall be submitted to the University. The criteria to acquire this credit point shall be defined by the colleges from time to time.

$Applicable ONLY for the students studied Physics / Chemistry / Botany / Zoology at HSC and appearing for Remedial Mathematics course. #Applicable ONLY for the students studied Mathematics / Physics / Chemistry at HSC and appearing for Remedial Biology course. A regular record of attendance both in Theory and Practical shall be maintained by the teaching staff of respective courses. 

Career Options

Private Sector 

  • Clinical Research Associate.
  • R&D Scientist.
  • Quality Control Associate.
  • Formulation Development (F&D) Associate.
  • Drug Inspector.
  • Scientific Writer.
  • Pharmaceutical Scientist.
  • Teaching.

Government Sector 

  • Government Hospital Pharmacist
  • Government Scientist
  • Pharmacist in Army, Navy, Air force
  • Drug Inspectors
  • Scientists- Food and Drugs laboratories
  • Forensic Scientists
  • Research on tropical diseases, public health
  • Approved Chemist.