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Pharm.D. is a Professional Pharmacy Doctoral Programme. ‘Pharm.D.’ is a Latin term which stands for ‘Pharmaciae Doctor’ which means ‘Doctor of Pharmacy’. Pharmacy is the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines. The course is also known as Pharma.D., which many of the medical institutes prefer to term it as such. Pharm.D. is a registrable qualification under the Pharmacy Act 1948. Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) is the regulatory body of Pharmacy education in India. Pharmacy Council of India introduced the 6 years Pharm.D. course in India from the academic year 2008. Pharm.D. enables one to practice the profession of a Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948. Doctor of Pharmacy Programs is focused on classroom theory, penetrative laboratory experiments and motivated research projects. Only PCI approved Colleges can offer Pharm.D. course. There are only a limited number of Pharmacy Schools which provide Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

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Pharm.D. Eligibility

For Pharm.D. (6-year course)

A pass in any of the following examinations -

  • 10+2 examination with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects: Mathematics or Biology.
  • A pass in D.Pharm. course from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under section 12 of the Pharmacy Act.
  • Any other qualification approved by the Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent to any of the above examinations.
  • Provided that a student should complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the course.
  • There shall be reservation of seats for the students belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other Backward Classes in accordance with the instructions issued by the Central Government/State Government/Union Territory Administration from time to time.

For Pharm.D. (Post Baccalaureate)

  • A pass in B.Pharm. from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under section 12 of the Pharmacy Act.
  • There shall be reservation of seats for the students belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other Backward Classes in accordance with the instructions issued by the Central Government/State Government/Union Territory Administration from time to time.
Pharm.D. Course Suitability

Doctor of Pharmacy Degree is meant for those who want to understand the concepts of clinical research and acquire an in-depth understanding of Pharmacy Practice concepts. 

How is Doctor of Pharmacy Course Beneficial?
  • Pharma.D. enables one to prefix the title of 'Dr.' for practicing Pharmacy Profession.
  • Pharm. D is a registrable qualification for practicing pharmacy profession under the Pharmacy Act.
  • After completing Pharm. D, candidates are eligible to undertake Ph.D. programme.
Doctor of Pharmacy Employment Areas
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Drug Control Administration
  • Food & Drug Administration
  • Foundation/Trust
  • Govt./Pvt. Hospitals
  • Health Centres
  • Medical Dispensing Stores
  • Non-Profit Organization
  • Pharmaceutical Firms
  • Research Agencies
Doctor of Pharmacy Jobs Types
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Clinical Pharmacist & Retail Pharmacist
  • Drug Inspector
  • Drug Inspector
  • Researcher
  • Retail Pharmacist
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