As the Indian economy has grown in recent years, there has been a rapid expansion in the productivity and research in Indian pharmaceutical industry, justifying the need of quality pharmaceutical education. Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm.) is one of the best Programmes to pursue after 12th if you are interested in the paramedical field. NSHM being one of the most prominent B.Pharm. colleges in Kolkata, performs the crucial task of transforming scientific knowledge to technical skills through excellent laboratory facilities and industrial training.

Students are trained by highly qualified faculty members and have access to laboratories that have been designed to match the facilities available at pharmaceutical sciences and analytical testing laboratories of GMP certified pharmaceutical companies and research institutes. Individual labs for Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Medicinal Chemistry, Engineering Drawing, Physical Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Technology, Industrial Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology, and Physiology and Pharmacology are housed in the campus.

Programme Education Objective

  • Prepare students for quality drug research, development, use, and production as a pharma professional with modern knowledge, skills, and attitude in areas related to pharmaceutical chemistry, analysis, pharmacognosy, pharmacy practice and related vocations.
  • Enable them to adapt to the changing and emerging instrumental methods, chemistry, herbal drugs, pharma practice, biotechnology, etc. for effective prevention, care, and rehabilitation of health with drugs and with utmost regard to continuous learning, medical ethics and social responsibility.

Career Opportunities

As Pharma industry is continuously evolving, there is lack of skilled professionals in this field. Pharmacy being one of the fastest-growing industries in healthcare sector in India, the career prospects and job opportunities seems to be very impressive. After completing the degree, students can work in industries like:

  • Research and Development
  • Formulation Development
  • Analytical and Bioanalytical Research & Development
  • Clinical Research
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Quality Control and Assurance
  • Production
  • Academics
  • Drug Control Administration
  • Sales and Marketing

Programme Structure

Core Curriculum

Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Including Pharmaceutical Analysis)


molecular levels of the chemical process associated with living cells, biochemical facts and the principles to understand metabolism of nutrient molecules in physiological and pathological conditions, and emphasis on genetic organization of mammalian genome and hetero & autocatalytic functions of DNA

Instrumental Methods of Analysis

application of instrumental methods in qualitative and quantitative analysis of drugs, principles and instrumentation of spectroscopic and chromatographic technique, and emphasis on theoretical and practical knowledge on modern analytical instruments that are used for drug testing.

Medicinal Chemistry

fundamental knowledge on the structure, chemistry and therapeutic value of drugs, structure-activity relationships of drugs, importance of physicochemical properties and metabolism of drugs, chemical synthesis of important drugs under each class, modern techniques of rational drug design like quantitative structure activity relationship (QSAR), Prodrug concept, combinatorial chemistry and Computer aided drug design (CADD), emphasis on the chemistry, mechanism of action, metabolism, adverse effects, Structure Activity Relationships (SAR), therapeutic uses and synthesis of important drugs.

Pharmaceutical Analysis

fundamentals of analytical chemistry and principles of electrochemical analysis of drugs

Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry

monographs of inorganic drugs and pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry

classification and nomenclature of simple organic compounds, structural isomerism, intermediates forming in reactions, important physical properties, reactions and methods of preparation of these compounds, mechanisms and orientation of reactions, Chemistry of fats and oils, stereo-chemical aspects of organic compounds and organic reactions, important named reactions, chemistry of important hetero cyclic compounds, and emphasis on medicinal and other uses of organic compounds.


Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

The subject involves the fundamentals of Pharmacognosy like scope, classification of crude drugs, their identification and evaluation, phytochemicals present in them and their medicinal properties. The main purpose of subject is to impart the students the knowledge of how the secondary metabolites are produced in the crude drugs, how to isolate and identify and produce them industrially. Also this subject involves the study of producing the plants and Phytochemicals through plant tissue culture, drug interactions and basic principles of traditional system of medicine.

Herbal Drug Technology

basic understanding of herbal drug industry, the quality of raw material, guidelines for quality of herbal drugs, herbal cosmetics, natural sweeteners, nutraceutical etc. The subject also emphasizes on Good manufacturing Practices (GMP), patenting and regulatory issues of herbal drugs

Pharmacy Practice & related

Pharmacy Practice

drug distribution, drug information, and therapeutic drug monitoring for improved patient care, community pharmacy, dispensing of drugs, responding to minor ailments by providing suitable safe medication, patient counselling for improved patient care in the community set up.

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

all categories of microorganisims especially for the production of alchol antibiotics, vaccines, vitamins enzymes etc.

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

scientific applications of biotechnology in the field of genetic engineering, medicine and fermentation technology, new biological revolutions in diagnosis, prevention and cure of diseases, new and cheaper pharmaceutical drugs, transgenic crops and animals, and the future promises.

Biostatistics and Research Methodology

applications of Biostatics in Pharmacy, Descriptive statistics, Graphics, Correlation, Regression, logistic regression Probability theory, Sampling technique, Parametric tests, Non Parametric tests, ANOVA, Introduction to Design of Experiments, Phases of Clinical trials and Observational and Experimental studies, SPSS, R and MINITAB statistical software’s, analyzing the statistical data

Pharma Marketing Management

understanding of marketing concepts and techniques, and their applications in the pharmaceutical industry.

Computer Applications in Pharmacy

Database design and development, Database Management system, DBMS/RDBMS, computer application in clinical studies, and use of medical databases

Environmental Sciences

environmental system, status of its inherent or induced changes on organisms, physical and biological characters of the environment, social and cultural factors, and the impact of man on environment

Fee Structure

Fee structure as per latest Govt notication 466-Edn-(T)/10M-04/2004 (Part IV) dated 16.10.2023

Particular Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4
AY 23-24 AY 24-25 AY 25-26 AY 26-27
Tuition Fees 1,21,000 1,21,000 1,21,000 1,21,000
Development fee 18,150 18,150 18,150 18,150
Admission Fee 10,000
Library-cum-Book-Bank Fee * 6,000
Student Welfare, Sports & Games Fee 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Alumni Membership Fee 5,000
Total fee excluding University charges 1,56,150 1,40,150 1,40,150 1,45,150



* Students will be provided a book bank by the college to be returned on completion of study.

Programme Type - UG

Duration - 4 years

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