The Bachelor of Pharmacy degree is popularly known as B.Pharm in India. It is a four-year program with both annual and semester schemes available. In order to be eligible, one must pass with at least 50% marks in 10 + 2 (or an equivalent examination) with biology/biotechnology as one of the subjects. D.Pharm (Diploma of Pharmacy) holders are eligible for admission into B.Pharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy) into the second year directly via Lateral entry.
Colleges imparting pharmaceutical education (D.Pharm, B.Pharm, M.Pharm or Pharm D) must be approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or Pharmacy Council of India (PCI). For a student to be eligible for registration as a pharmacist in India, the college from which he/she graduated must be approved by the PCI.