The Bachelor of Pharmacy degree is popularly known as B. Pharmacy in India. It is a four-year program with semester scheme. The Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharmacy) regulations, 2014 issued by Pharmacy Council of India, with the approval of the Central Government are followed by Marri Laxman Reddy Institute of Pharmacy (MLRIP). 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 also eligible for admission into B. Pharmacy (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.