CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM (CBCS)
The college follows a Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). The students have an option of choosing from a wide range of electives and complete the program at their own pace. Value-added courses are also offered as a part of extended learning in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary domains. Thus the CBCS facilitates continuous learning and assessment.
The institute strictly follows guidelines laid down by the affiliating University, AICTE and the Pharmacy Council of India in all its spheres including curriculum design and delivery. However, the institute also addresses employability, innovation, research, community needs etc. The institute follows global trends by using latest teaching-learning materials, equipment and techniques. Institute also provides additional skill-oriented programs relevant to regional needs and takes initiatives in behavioral & social modifications, medical ethics, environmental concerns, orientation towards research etc.
JNTUA updates its curriculum every 3 to 4 years. Recently R19 regulation for the B.Pharm Course is followed by the JNTUA as per PCI (revised regulation 2016-2017). Earlier R15 regulations were followed by JNTUA.
PROGRAMME / COURSE CREDIT STRUCTURE (CBCS)
As per the viewpoint of Credit Based Semester System, certain quantum of academic work viz. theory classes. Tutorial hours, practical classes, etc. are measured in terms of credits. On satisfactory completion of the courses, a candidate earns credits. The amount or credit associated with a course is dependent upon the number of hours of instruction per week in that course. Similarly, the credit associated with any or the other academic, co/extra-curricular activities is dependent upon the quantum of work expected to be put in for each of these activities per week.
- 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 01’ 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 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. Courses generally progress in sequences, building competencies and their positioning indicates certain academic maturity on the part or the learners. Learners are expected to follow the semester wise schedule of courses given in the syllabus. 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.